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SPF: Land

Thomson House Pollinator Plantings (SP0148)

Status: ONGOING Summer 2015 - current

The Thomson House Pollinator Plantings project seeks to enrich the ecological systems already established on the Thomson House grounds by improving a presently unaddressed and weak component of them. By adding hearty pollinating plants to the ecosystem, project participants hope to increase food production and interest in the garden.

McGill Apicultural Association (SP0101)

Status: ONGOING January 2012 -

The McGill Apicultural Association (MAA), along with the MacDonald Student-run Ecologocal Gardens (MSEG) and the Office of Student Academic Services at MacDonald Campus (OSAS) has worked with the SPF to create and institutionalize a beekeeping and farming internship program. This project provides sufficient hives to create the revenue needed to employ students in the summer, and promotes student engagement with apiculture on MacDonald Campus.

McGill Feeding McGill 4 (SP0099)

Status: COMPLETED March 2013 - Fall 2014

The objective of the project is to provide locally grown fruits and vegetables from the Macdonald Campus’s Horticultural Center to McGill’s downtown residences and the general student community.

Montréal à Votre Service ...Écologique (SP0093)

Status: ONGOING January 2013 - present

 

 

McGillians and Montrealers rely on ecosystem services (ES) – the benefits people obtain from ecosystems – but we are often unaware of their importance in our daily lives.

Food & Dining GHG Audit (SP0090)

Status: ONGOING December 2012 - present

The Audit hopes to foster ann efficient and consistent waste, water, and energy management system across all McGill Food and Dining Services’ residence cafeterias. 

(From the Results Report and Action Plan)

McGill Feeding McGill 3 (SP0074)

Status: ONGOING April 2012 - present

This project is a continuation of SPF projects: McGill Feeding McGill (SP0002) and McGill Feeding McGill 2 (SP0038)

The objective of the project is to provide locally grown fruits and vegetables from the Macdonald Campus’s Horticultural Center to McGill’s downtown residences and the general student community.

Water Intern (SP0073)

Status: COMPLETED Summer 2012

In summer 2012, the SPF provided the resources to hire Ryan Maliska, a U3 Chemical Engineering student, to work as a water resource management intern for the Department of Energy and Utilities Management at McGill. Ryan worked to determine a water consumption baseline for the downtown campus, categorize water consumption and come up with water conservation itiatives for the university, all with the goal of reducing water consumed by 20% by 2017.

Wood Shredder (SP0064)

Status: ON HOLD Spring 2012

From the initial application: With the help of the Sustainability Projects Fund we would like to purchase a Leaves/branches shredder to recycle them for campus usage (Leaves and Branches). We would redirect the shredded materials for campus use to become part of the inputs for compost production in Big Hanna

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