Know what’s recyclable and where you can dispose of it, and familiarize yourself with where recycling bins are located around campus!
For more information, be sure to check out the Guide to Waste Management at McGill!
If you are part of the last group of people leaving a classroom and nobody is coming in to use it, be sure that all the lights, overhead projectors and other power-using materials are turned off. Most all types of equipment do not need to remain running all the time.
Submit your essays and assignment double sided! Thanks to McGill's Paper Use Policy, professors now expect this to be the standard submission format.
If you are in a classroom or lab and see a tap left running, turn it off. If there is a water leak, contact Building Services.
Did you know that many McGill Food Services outlets provide discounts to clients who bring their own mugs/dishware? For more details, see McGill Food and Dining Services.
And if you're holding an event, consider borrowing your dishware from SSMU's Plate Club—free (with deposit)!
Class Action 2011
Graduating students can leave their mark by participating in Class Action, an annual program that promotes sustainability through exciting and innovative student-run initiatives. The class of 2009 contributed to the Deep Fried Fuel Project, a student-run initiative to convert the diesel engine of one of the Facilities trucks on campus to run on used vegetable oil from on-campus restaurants, while the class of 2010 chose to raise funds to buy an electric utility vehicle for the campus with the E-Gator Project.
To find out about how you can participate in Class Action 2011, or simply read about this year's initiative, click here.