McGill Sustainability Fair 2012


PHI Centre & McGill University, CA, CA

Vision 2020 is headlining McGill’s second annual Sustainability Fair on Lower Field! Come learn about the McGill community’s sustainability initiatives at this country-fair style event, find out what Vision 2020 has been up to over the summer, and help us refine a vision and goals for McGill’s sustainable future.

In the Vision 2020 tent you can tour a museum-esque exhibit on the history of sustainability at McGill, paint your sustainability vision, and join some facilitated conversations on the Vision 2020 themes of research, teaching, connectivity, governance and institutional footprint. These conversations will feed directly into McGill’s Vision 2020 sustainability plan. Your voice is needed! (And your participation will earn you a chance to win a weekend apple-picking adventure for 4 at the Gault Nature Reserve, including a stay at their secluded private cabin).

Attendees will also be able to meet a calf from the Mac Farm, donate unwanted electronics, sample some sustainable food offerings, and watch the film H2Oil with an intro from director Shannon Walsh.


11:00 Tours
Power House tour with Jerome Conraud – Marquée at Entrance
Water Is Life tour with Redpath Museum Science Outreach – Office of Sustainability tent

12:00 Exhibitors

  • Seeds of Change (Development and Alumni Relations)
  • Greening McGill
  • Community Engagement Day (Social Equity and Diversity Education)
  • Reboot McGill (with GEEP)
  • Mercury Thermometer Exchange Initiative (Procurement Services)
  • Green Biobanking Project
  • Your Gateway to Authoritative Sustainability Research and Information (McGill Libraries)
  • SSMU
  • PGSS
  • Sustainable Strategic Plan (McGill Food and Dining Services and McGill Feeding McGill)
  • Macdonald Campus Farm
  • Water is Life (Redpath Museum)
  • [Videos] Sustainability Projects Fund (Office of Sustainability)
  • Universal Design (Office of Students with Disabilities; poster only)
  • [Video] Using servers to Heat Otto-Maass (Network and Communications Services and Office of Sustainability) 

12:00 BBQ by University Safety (*tickets required)
Obtain your tickets from one of our exhibitors!
*quantities are limited

13 :00 Vision2020 kickoff (main tent)

15 :45 Social Hour (main tent)
Refreshments ($ cash only)

17 :00 Film: H2Oil
Intro and Q&A with director Shannon Walsh

19:00 End of Activities



E-waste Collection Event (Reboot and GEEP)
Bring your unused electronic equipment and accessories for recycling! Material accepted:

  • desktop computers;
  • laptop computers, electronic pads and e-book readers;
  • computer screens and television sets;
  • printers, scanners, fax machines and photocopiers;
  • cellular and satellite telephones;
  • wireless and conventional telephones, pagers and answering machines;
  • keyboards, mice, cables, connectors, chargers and remote controls designed to be used with a product covered by this;

Meet the calf from the Macdonald Campus Farm

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