Since the creation of Sustainability Policy, we have seen a marked increase in conscientiousness in our community regarding campus sustainability.
McGill has long demonstrated its commitment to sustainability through its forward-looking policies: the Paper Use Policy (2005) and Sustainability Policy (2018), all of which have helped change the way we work.
A Sustainability Policy was drafted by a working group of students, staff, academics, and administrators at McGill and approved by Senate on April 28, 2010 and by the Board of Governors May 25, 2010. It was updated in 2018 to better reflect our current challenges and encompass many of the principles included in the now defunct Environmental Policy (2001).
The University has had a paper use policy in effect since 2005, which aims to rethink the necessity of printing, procure post-consumer recycled paper, reduce the amount we use, and recycle appropriately.