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It isn’t easy being green, but why not try?

Wed, 2014-02-19 19:35

Composting on campus: a big project in the works. After finishing the last bite of an apple, it’s almost second nature to toss it into the trash can before heading off to class. But what happens then?

Published on Feb 7, 2014 | McGill Tribune
Written by Jenny Shen and Marlee Vinegar

Few people know the fate of their food waste. But for many McGill students, the matter wasn’t just a concern—it was the beginnings of a significant undertaking.

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SPOKES II Conference

Wed, 2014-02-26 11:00 - 14:30
University Centre : Ballroom, 3480 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0E7
Price: Free *Registration Required

From 11am-2:30pm on Wed, Feb 26th, SSMU EnviroComm is bringing together some of the wonderful sustainability groups on campus to share their knowledge and skills with us all, as well as get you engaged in brainstorming and creating solutions regarding topics such as local food, sustainable buildings, beekeeping and more!

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Grand Opening of the Nest/Le Nid: SSMU's new student-run cafe

Tue, 2014-02-18 18:00
University Centre : Cafeteria, 3480 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0E7
Price: Free

After several weeks of operation, The Nest, SSMU’s brand-new Student-Run Café, is hosting its Grand Opening on Tuesday, February 18 at 6pm in the SSMU Cafeteria.

The evening will feature: interactive presentations, tours of our space, live music, kiosks with green groups, and of course food made fresh at The Nest!

A sampling of their menu and of their hors d'oeuvres will be available.

Source Site: /sustainability

Des étudiants de l’Université McGill se mobilisent

Thu, 2014-01-23 13:19

Alors que la population des abeilles chute de façon alarmante, des étudiants de l'Université McGill amassent des fonds pour construire un pavillon où vivront des colonies entières de ces insectes afin de conscientiser la population à la problématique.

Published on January 20 2014 | Journal de Montréal
Written by Ewan Sauves

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Student-Run Café opens for business

Fri, 2014-01-17 12:43

Project managers seek student feedback on The Nest, cite dedication to sustainability as main goal.

Published January 14 2014 | McGill Tribune
Written by Catherine-Laure Juste

Redel said the SRC has been successful in achieving a main goal so far—the promotion of sustainability.

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Hundreds of millions of people still go to bed hungry every night

Sun, 2013-10-20 14:16

In the early 1990s, when more than 1 billion people were going hungry ever year, this goal represented a reduction of 50 per cent.

Published on October 8 2013 | Gazette
Written by Hugp Melgar-Quiñonez

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Fair Trade Week promotes socially conscious consumption

Wed, 2013-10-02 12:18

Events celebrate McGill’s certification over the summer as first fair trade certified school in Quebec

Published October 1 2013 | McGill Tribune
Written by Chelsey Ju

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Eating Insects: Educating the market to get global buy-in

Wed, 2013-10-02 12:10

Insects are not something you are likely to find on the menu in Canada, but the United Nations suggests they should be.

Published September 27 2013 | Globe and Mail

In fact, they're eaten in other parts of the world and some Canadian business people are creating products to meet demand and be a global resource for what they feel is the food of the future.

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Applied Student Research: Changing How Campuses Learn and Eat through Coursework

Tue, 2013-10-08 12:30 - 13:30
Price: Free

Join Lilith Wyatt and Brent Mansfield in a discussion about the opportunities, benefits and challenges of Applied Student Research.

Universities have the potential to be living laboratories and be leaders in supporting sustainable food systems. Independent studies, campus-community consultant projects and on campus action research have been avenues for student engagement, relevant research and food systems change.

This webinar is open to all faculty, students, administrators, community organizations and anyone interested in learning!

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McGill Students Win $1M for Urban Food Security Project

Tue, 2013-09-24 09:56

A group of McGill students has been awarded $1 million for undernourished communities in urban slums.

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