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Call for nominations: Emerald Key & Catalyst Awards for Sustainability (staff and students)

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.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
Published on : 28 Mar 2011

To the McGill community: participate in Défi Climat!

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.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
Published on : 10 Mar 2010

Help Improve Sustainability at McGill!

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.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
Published on : 01 Mar 2010

Nanoparticle safety seminar: Measuring, Evaluating, and Managing Nanoparticle Exposure

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."

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
Published on : 05 Mar 2007

International Car Free Day (September 22)

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).

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
Published on : 08 Sep 2006

La marche des entreprises - International Car Free Day (September 22)

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.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
Published on : 08 Sep 2006

Get Caught Recycling! McGill/ VERRR2008 recycling awareness campaign

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!

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
Published on : 10 Feb 2006

Recruiting recycling ambassadors!

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.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
Published on : 14 Jan 2006

October 26: Participate in Campus Sustainability Day webcast

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).

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
Published on : 18 Oct 2005

McGill Paper Use Policy in effect September 1, 2005

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.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
Published on : 01 Sep 2005

To all students: calling for community ambassadors!

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.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
Published on : 13 Jul 2005

Last chance to request Freon removal - Macdonald Campus per Operation Clean+Green

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.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
Published on : 23 May 2005

Last chance to request Freon removal - NW sector per Operation Clean+Green

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.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
Published on : 13 May 2005

Last chance to request Freon removal - NE sector per Operation Clean+Green

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.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
Published on : 06 May 2005