The Green Light Microscopy (GLM) Project was funded by the Sustainability Projects Fund (SPF) as a SPF Project. Through the SPF the ABIF had the resources to become the first mercury-free facility on McGill campus. The campaign was originally titled Mercury Free Microscopy, but was later changed to become more inclusive of other sustainable advantages of the program such as reductions in energy consumption, health hazards, ownership costs and waste streams.
The SPF mandate is to:
"Build a culture of sustainability on McGill campuses through the development and seed-funding of interdisciplinary projects"
Sustainability Projects Fund Website
This mandate creates opportunities for the McGill community to actively engage in sustainability initiatives on campus, and therefore become advocates for change in their own studying and working environment. Anyone in McGill can apply to the SPF for funding by means of submitting a project application before the scheduled deadlines set by the organization.