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Universities’ Sustainability Initiatives Save Money, Resources

The University of Toronto uses solar panels to heat water for athletes’ showers and McGill University imposes a student fee of 50 Canadian cents per credit that is matched by the university for its Sustainability Projects Fund.

Published July 23, 2013 | Environmental Leader

Published: 7Sep2013

The Greening of Canadian Campuses

Written by Elaine Smith
Published on July 21, 2013 | the New York Times

"Sustainability has become more than a fashionable buzzword on Canadian campuses; it has become enshrined both in university policy and in daily student life. McGill’s Sustainability Projects Fund, for example, imposes a student fee of 50 Canadian cents per credit that is matched by the university.

Published: 25Jul2013

McGill Feeding McGill 4 (SP0099)

Status: COMPLETED Summer 2013

The mandate of McGill Feeding McGill is to provide locally grown fruits and vegetables from the Macdonald Campus’s Horticultural Research Center to McGill University’s Food and Dining services operated residences and the general student community.

McGill Feeding McGill 3 (SP0074)

Status: COMPLETED Summer 2012

The mandate of McGill Feeding McGill is to provide locally grown fruits and vegetables from the Macdonald Campus’s Horticultural Research Center to McGill University’s Food and Dining services operated residences and the general student community.

The 2012 season was McGill Feeding McGill’s most successful season to date. They delivered around 25,000 Kg of fruits and vegetables to McGill’s downtown residences. This is an increase of 66% from the previous year.

McGill Feeding McGill 2 (SP0038)

Status: COMPLETED Summer 2011

The mandate of McGill Feeding McGill is to provide locally grown fruits and vegetables from the Macdonald Campus’s Horticultural Research Center to McGill University’s Food and Dining services operated residences and the general student community.

McGill Feeding McGill (SP0002)

Status: COMPLETED Summer 2010

The mandate of McGill Feeding McGill is to provide locally grown fruits and vegetables from the Macdonald Campus’s Horticultural Research Center to McGill University’s Food and Dining services operated residences and the general student community.

In 2010, resources from the SPF helped pay for 2240 student hours, technician hours, 200 reusable plastic food grade bins, seeds and irrigation supplies, land and machinery rental fees.