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McGill named Fair Trade Campus of the Year

McGill Reporter | March 6, 2017

By: McGill Reporter Staff and John Lindsay

At a ceremony in Halifax on February 25, McGill was named Fair Trade Campus of the Year by Fairtrade Canada, making us No. 1 among the 21 designated fair trade campuses across Canada. The award was granted by an independent panel of judges to the campus with the strongest commitment to fair trade.

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Published: 13 Mar 2017

McGill's Greenhouse Gas Inventory

McGill University manages a stock of buildings of over 600,000 m² which are on average fifty years of age and older.  A leader in education and research, McGill is characterized by very research-intensive activities, a travelling population, and high energy intensity.

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Published: 13 Mar 2017

Become a Sustainable Events Ambassador!

Are you interested in increasing the sustainability of events on campus?

Do you want to be part of a team of motivated students?

The McGill Sustainable Events project is hiring volunteers for the Sustainable Events Ambassador team! Join a group of like-minded students who will liaise with event organizers to ensure that their events are organized more sustainably--including social, economic and environmental considerations. 

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Published: 6 Mar 2017

A carbon-neutral McGill? Have your say and join the conversation

McGill Reporter | Feb. 28, 2017

By: Toby Davine

After six months, 11 consultation events, and hundreds of ideas gathered online and in person, the McGill Office of Sustainability (MOOS) is inviting the McGill community to share their thoughts on possible targets for the Vision 2020 Sustainability and Climate Action Plan.

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Published: 1 Mar 2017

Sustainability Projects Fund Internship

Looking for part-time work where you can geek out in spreadsheets and flex your organization skills? Consider joining the McGill Office of Sustainability team as a Sustainability Projects Fund (SPF) Administrative Intern!

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Published: 21 Feb 2017

Desautels recognized for innovative business education project

McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management is one of three Canadian institutions honoured by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business in its 2017 Innovations That Inspire list. All together, the accreditation body recognized 35 schools worldwide across three categories: Engagement Across Disciplines, Engagement with Business and Engaging a Diverse community.

Published: 20 Feb 2017

SPF Spotlight: LEEDing Operations & Maintenance

The Sandbox | by: Mandakini Chandra

February 16, 2017

 

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Published: 17 Feb 2017

Work with the McGill Office of Sustainability!

 

One of the most vital components of the work of the McGill Office of Sustainability (MOOS) is communicating with the wider community about our challenges and milestones on the path towards sustainability.

To help with this task, MOOS is hiring TWO interns:

 

 

 

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Published: 2 Feb 2017

Internship Opportunities with the McGill Office of Sustainability

Are you a motivated McGill student looking for meaningful part-time work? The McGill Office of Sustainability (MOOS) is seeking to fill two intern positions this semester: a Sustainability Monitoring and Reporting Intern and a Waste Reduction and Diversion Intern....

Published: 9 Jan 2017

McGill creates Advisory Council on Sustainability

McGill Reporter | October 25, 2016

by: Toby Davine

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Published: 3 Nov 2016

McGill earns Gold rating in sustainability

Four years of innovative projects and collaborative action planning have upgraded McGill’s rating in sustainability to Gold in the newest version of the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS).

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Published: 21 Sep 2016

The SPF Ambassador Program is Taking Applicants for 2016-2017!

Looking for a way to officially get involved with sustainability efforts at McGill this year?

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Published: 8 Aug 2016

Farming camp at Macdonald campus could cultivate love of agriculture

Montreal Gazette | July 6, 2016 by: Victor Schukov

A friend realized his life’s dream through one of the generous programs offered by the MacDonald campus of McGill University in Saint Anne-de-Bellevue.

Read the full story here.

Published: 11 Jul 2016

Building Bike Lanes Could Slow Climate Change, New Research Finds

Momentum Mag | July 5, 2016

by: Hilary Angus

New research presented by scientists at McGill University suggests that the construction of safe bike infrastructure could significantly reduce vehicle tailpipe emissions by offering potential motorists an attractive alternative to getting in their cars. 

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Published: 7 Jul 2016

McGill wins two international prizes for sustainable procurement

McGill Reporter | May 31, 2016

McGill has recently won two significant international awards for the five-year Sustainable Procurement Strategy it began to develop in 2013.

Read the full story here.

Published: 1 Jun 2016

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