McGill Alert / Alerte de McGill

Updated: Fri, 07/12/2024 - 12:16

McGill Alert. The downtown campus will remain partially closed through the evening of Monday, July 15. See the Campus Safety site for details.

Alerte de McGill. Le campus du centre-ville restera partiellement fermé jusqu’au lundi 15 juillet, en soirée. Complément d’information : Direction de la protection et de la prévention

Sustainability at McGill

McGill University is working to build a culture of sustainability on its campuses and beyond.

These efforts are guided by the McGill University Climate & Sustainability Strategy 2020–2025, which commits McGill to three ambitious, yet realistic long-term targets:

  • Attaining a Platinum sustainability rating by 2030
  • Becoming zero-waste by 2035
  • Achieving carbon neutrality by 2040

Learn how you can get involved with sustainability on campus during your time at McGill.

Get Involved

Envisioning a More Sustainable McGill

"Envisioning a More Sustainable McGill" is a training module available to all faculty who want to learn how sustainability can play a role in their career while collectively contributing to a more sustainable McGill. Packed with resources, this module offers an overview on the concept of sustainability, highlights sustainability-related initiatives and opportunities at McGill, and outlines ways sustainability can play a role in your teaching and research.

Sustainability Projects Fund (SPF)

Have an idea for a project? The Sustainability Projects Fund, the largest of its kind in Canada valued at $1 million annually, builds a culture of sustainability on McGill’s campuses by providing seed funding to interdisciplinary projects.

Applied Student Research Projects

Help make the campus a living lab by supervising an applied student research project that finds solutions to sustainability challenges at McGill. Looking for sustainability-related project idea to share with students? Contact sustainability [at]

The McGill Sustainability Systems Initiative (MSSI)

The McGill Sustainability Systems Initiative (MSSI) brings together cross-disciplinary networks of researchers at McGill and provides seed funding for bold and innovative research projects that address sustainability challenges.

Workshops & Trainings

Join the Office of Sustainability for a series of workshops and training sessions to learn more about sustainability at McGill and how you can get involved.

Sustainability Resources

Sustainable Travel

It’s been estimated that Canadian academics travel tens of thousands of kilometres per year, mostly for conferences, generating substantial greenhouse gas emissions. Learn how to reduce the environmental impact of your travel with the Sustainable Travel Guide.

Sustainable Events Certification

Planning an event? The Sustainable Event Certification guides event planners on best practices for events—from meetings to symposia—that are good for people, the planet, and your research budgets.

Sustainable Procurement

Will you need to purchase products like lab or field supplies, IT equipment, or vehicles? Visit the Sustainable Procurement webpage for tips on how to incorporate sustainability in your purchasing decisions.

More Information

For more information, visit or contact sustainability [at]


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