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The Kohlrabi Collective: Creating a Connected Local Food System

Fri, 2017-05-19 10:44

McGill students are champions of the local and sustainable food movement. The McGill Farmers’ Market, the Macdonald Student-Run Ecological Gardens (MSEG), and Organic Campus are student-run projects, independently established to produce, promote, and distribute local food at McGill.

Read more in The Sandbox.

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McGill Sustainable Labs Guide for Researchers

Thu, 2017-05-11 11:39

**This message is sent on behalf of Yves Beauchamp, Vice-Principal (Administration and Finance) and Rose Goldstein, Vice-Principal (Research and Innovation)

Dear Colleagues,

Contact Information

Contact: Christian Bouchard
Organization: Hazardous Waste Management, McGill University
Office Phone: 5534
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Student Job Opportunity: Project Assistant for the Little Free Library Initiative

Mon, 2017-05-08 10:44

Position Description:

Funded by McGill’s Sustainability Project Fund (SPF), The Little Free Library Initiative is looking for a project assistant. As a member of the coordinating committee, you will engage and network with fellow graduate students and faculty at McGill and other Canadian universities to help realize the project.

Source Site: /sustainability
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Quebec’s hottest new microbrewery works local angle

Wed, 2017-04-19 12:24

New Deal Brewing Co. co-owner Daleyne Guay (EMBA’2016) says that, over the past five years, microbews have risen to 8.9% of the Quebec market, while the majors have lost 1% per year and imports have taken up the space in-between. Within this context, Mr. Guay is on a mission to make you to reach for one of his Boldwin beers before you grab that next Stella Artois. New Deal has positioned itself as the province’s only 100% organic brewery, which also maximises sustainability throughout its production process.

Source Site: /desautels

McGill lands on Corporate Knights’ Future 40 list

Tue, 2017-04-11 12:46

Now in its fourth edition, Corporate Knights’ Future 40 ranking is a yearly roundup of companies and organizations that are transitioning towards a low-carbon future. The list heavily reflects Ontario-based companies and utilities, but there is also a lot of representation from Canada’s mining sector and medium-sized oil and gas producers, all of which are pivoting towards greater sustainability in their production processes.

Source Site: /desautels

Montreal team nets $50,000 for its green housing design

Tue, 2017-04-11 12:30

A joint McGill-Concordia effort has won a $50,000 federal grant to bring its innovative row-house design to the International Solar Decathlon in China next year. TeamMTL’s design takes aim at the growing affordable-urban-housing crisis, successfully marrying energy efficiency and sustainability with comfort and affordability.

Source Site: /desautels

Energy Systems Integration: a multidisciplinary global imperative for a low-carbon society

Tue, 2017-05-02 17:30 - 19:00
Faculty Club : 3450 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0E5
Price: FREE | RSVP required!

An obvious path to a low-carbon economy requires a simultaneous increase in the penetration of variable renewable energy sources and an increase in the efficiency of the energy system overall.

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Is there a role for microgrids in the energy future of Quebec and Canada?

Tue, 2017-04-25 18:00 - 20:00
New Residence Hall : Ballroom, 3625 avenue du Parc Montreal Quebec Canada , H2X 3P8

Hosted by TISED's Scholar-in-Residence, Chris Marnay, this event ​has multiple speakers with interesting perspectives!

Source Site: /tised

Community Conversation on Carbon Neutrality

Tue, 2017-03-28 13:30 - 15:00
Macdonald-Stewart Building : MS2-022 (Faculty Lounge), 21111 Lakeshore Road St Anne de Bellevue Quebec Canada , H9X 3V9

One of the proposed targets of the Vision 2020 Sustainability & Climate Action Plan is to make McGill a carbon neutral* university.

Source Site: /macdonald

Macdonald Campus Seed Library Launch

Mon, 2017-03-20 11:00 - 13:00
Barton Building : Macdonald Campus Library, 21111 Lakeshore Road St Anne de Bellevue Quebec Canada , H9X 3V9

The McGill community is invited to attend the launch of the Macdonald Campus Library Seed Library on Monday, March 20th from 11:00am to 1:00pm at the Macdonald Campus Library.

Source Site: /macdonald