The Great Green North


Many campuses have adopted clean energy policies to reduce their carbon footprint.

Published by Earth Island Journal
Written by Megan Tady

Canadian students have flocked to join or start sustainability initiatives on their college campuses like they’re running for the dinner bell.

But for these environment-minded students, sustainability is not a dine-and-dash exercise, and they’re pressing their administrators, teachers, and fellow students to commit to serious institutional changes on campus beyond a simple recycling plan.

At McGill University in Montreal, the student group “Greening McGill” has started a “plate club” to replace Styrofoam dishes by renting out plates and cutlery for events on campus.

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