McGill is recognized by the Ville de Montréal for the Greening the Campus project
McGill was recognized by the Ville de Montréal for the for the Greening the Campus project at the 5th annual Gala de reconnaissance en environnement et développement durable de Montréal, which took place on April 12th, 2011.
The University’s comprehensive project plan, which aims to increase the green space, minimize car traffic and improve the natural environment on campus, has already seen the implementation of several wonderful elements, of which the highlights include:
- the creation of pedestrian-friendly spaces on lower campus, as well as the transformation of McTavish St., between Sherbrooke St. and Dr. Penfield Ave., into a car-free green zone, lined with flowering planters, benches and bike racks
- increasing the green space on campus, which includes the creation of several welcoming landscaped areas
- the minimizing of car traffic on campus
- an increased number of bike racks to encourage eco-friendly bike travel to and from the University
The Gala has been organized each year since 2007 by the Conseil régional de l’environnement de Montréal in collaboration with the Conférence régionale des élus de Montréal and the Ville de Montréal, for partners of the Montréal Community Sustainable Development Plan. The intention of the Gala is to honour and celebrate the achievements of Montréal’s businesses, institutions and non-profit organizations that have carried out innovative sustainable development projects.
For more information on the Greening the Campus project, visit the website.
A video regarding the project can be watched here.