Subcommittee on the Environment (SCE) news
The Emerald Key & Catalyst Awards will be presented by the Office of Sustainability for the first time in 2011 to those who have made a meaningful and enduring contribution to the sustainability movement at McGill University.
As you know, the issue of sustainability is at the forefront of public concern. However, development of a culture of sustainability will require important efforts on the part of all of us. We ask that you consider collaborating in this important initiative by participating in Défi Climat, where you can commit to taking simple steps toward improving the sustainability of our community.
McGill students, staff and faculty are invited to submit proposals for the Sustainable Projects Fund. This new fund, established last semester by McGill students and administration, has $800,000 available for spending in 2010. All proposals are welcome and may be submitted at any time, to be evaluated at regular intervals throughout the calendar year.
On March 8, Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) will host a web-based safety seminar being organized by the American Industrial Hygiene Association on nanoparticles. There will be four presentations: "Practical Measurement Techniques for Airborne Nanoparticles in the Workplace"; "Relating Nanoparticle Exposures to Respiratory Dose or Body Burden"; "Characterizing and Controlling Exposures to Nanoparticles in the Workplace"; "Regulatory and Risk Overview for Managing Nanomaterials Along the Product Life Cycle."
McGill and Montreal join approximately 1,500 cities worldwide in this event to raise awareness about the impact of transportation decisions on the health of both humans and the earth. LOWER CAMPUS WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL PARKING (except for disabled access). Circulation limited (as-needed basis).
Consider participating in "La marche des entreprises" on Car Free Day as a McGill participant. Walkers are encouraged to wear University colours (red and white); to promote McGill participation, the University will provide a red McGill T-shirt for the first 30 McGill staff and faculty who sign up.
January 2006: With the assistance of a grant from Recyc-Québec, McGill students and administrators kick off a campaign to sensitize peers about the need for and directions re proper recycling. NOW RECRUITING VOLUNTEERS!
In collaboration with Recyc-Québec, McGill is launching a campaign to promote recycling on both campuses this semester. The program, aimed at sensitizing the McGill community about all types of recycling and proper practices, will target all faculties and departments, staff and students. We need your help to conduct promotional work for this project. All interested in becoming recycling ambassadors for this WAR ON WASTE are encouraged to reply to everyone.recycle[at]gmail.com with name, contact info and copy of class schedule as soon as possible. Students and educators are encouraged to participate; nominal remuneration for your efforts funded by Recyc-Québec's VERRR2008 program.
The Society for College and University Planning presents a virtual, sustainable event: A (recycled, of course) six-pack of sustainability lessons from the past year in higher education. Host: renowned NPR science correspondent Joe Palca. McGill has registered for the event, and staff and students are encouraged to attend free of charge (registration REQUIRED).
All academic and administrative units of the University shall abide by the commitments made under the McGill Environmental Policy in order to implement the principle of "rethink-reduce-reuse-recycle" in its paper usage by: Purchasing paper with greater recycled and post-consumer content, when economically feasible; Printing and copying double-sided, when appropriate; Allowing and encouraging students to submit double-sided assignments.
Are you looking for a chance to have some fun while also contributing to your school and community? McGill is seeking eight students to act as community ambassadors at a one-day event that will take place this September. Ambassadors will be responsible for leading teams of students in an outreach project taking place in the neighbourhood surrounding campus.
All lower campus building occupants at Macdonald Campus are reminded that their buildings will be "swept" next Tuesday (May 31, per schedule posted). Please ensure that Freon has been removed from any refrigeration units that should be picked up by Facilities.
All building occupants in the northwest sector of downtown campus are reminded that their buildings will be "swept" next week (May 24-27, per schedule posted). Please ensure that Freon has been removed from any refrigeration units that should be picked up by Facilities.
All building occupants in the northeast sector of downtown campus are reminded that their buildings will be "swept" next week (May 16-20, per schedule posted). Please ensure that Freon has been removed from any refrigeration units that should be picked up by Facilities.