Sustainability in Operations

Sustainability in operations encompasses the physical activities that support the ongoing functioning of the university.

It includes themes such as materials, energy, food, water, transportation, land, and the campus as a living lab.

Our vision for the future

Acknowledging the finite limits of the planet, we have re-oriented all activities carried out by or on behalf of McGill to minimize their impact and maximize their contribution to resilient, just and flourishing human and ecological systems.

We recognize that this is a responsibility shared by all members of the McGill community—individuals, units, departments and organizations across McGill understand and embrace the role that they play. We consider all activities in light of their life cycle and in light of the question, “Is this really needed?” Operations at McGill are closely integrated with research and education as a mutually beneficial system that encourages adaptation and improvement.