TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

Can we pull the plug on climate change? Why should you care about green chemistry?

Addressing climate change and other environmental threats is one of the great challenges of our time. McGill is home to some of the world’s most celebrated researchers in fields that promise to transform energy, water resources, farming, transportation, waste management – research that can change the way we live our lives and care for the planet. Hundreds of McGill academics are leading change and discovery in areas like biodiversity and climate science, renewable energy, green chemistry, advanced materials, food security, environmental public policy and more. Because the planet has waited long enough.

WILL THE NEXT INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION BE GREEN?

“The next industrial revolution has to be green,” says Audrey Moores, Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry. “And chemistry has to be a part of it.” Green chemistry, to be specific.

WILL THE WORLD RUN OUT OF FOOD?

Mark Lefsrud is a William Dawson Scholar and Associate Professor of Bioresource Engineering in the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences whose research includes projects ranging from the effects of LED lighting on plant growth to new environments for growing food.

ENSURING SAFE FOODS

Each year, more than 4 million people in Canada experience food poisoning caused by harmful bacteria and micro-organisms. Lawrence Goodridge is working on bringing safer foods to Canadians and people around the world.

GREEN CORRIDORS AND SUSTAINABLE CITIES

Uninterrupted stretches of wilderness are essential to the preservation of biodiversity in areas where human activity intrudes on natural life. Montreal’s green corridors project is a globally relevant example of a metropolitan community taking steps to ensure sustainability and biodiversity.

SEARCH AND RESCUE IN THE ARCTIC

Search and rescue operations in Nunavut have more than doubled over the past decade, and climate change may be one factor making hunting riskier in the spring and fall. “The effects of climate change threaten this way of life for the Inuit.”