McGill is entering a new and exciting chapter of sustainability on campus. Vision 2020—McGill’s Climate & Sustainability Action Plan—is ending in December 2020. The McGill Office of Sustainability (MOOS) is leading a consultation process to help craft the next Climate & Sustainability Strategy. With the health and safety of our community at top of mind, we have decided to host virtual consultations instead of live events.
With the Climate & Sustainability Strategy consultations wrapping up, there are two final consultations that all members of the McGill community are invited to participate in. These consultations are happening on the following dates.
Tuesday, September 15th (9am-10am). Join via Zoom at the time of the event: https://mcgill.zoom.us/j/99500021032
Wednesday, September 16th (12pm-1pm). Join via Zoom at the time of the event: https://mcgill.zoom.us/j/95925176010
You may also fill out a consultation form via our consultation website (https://www.sustainmcgillconsultations.com/). This website will close end of day (5PM ET) on September 16th.
This next strategy will cover a 5-year span and touch on 8 different key areas of sustainability: buildings & utilities, waste management, travel and commuting, procurement, landscapes & ecosystems, food systems, research & education, and governance. For more information on the Climate & Sustainability Strategy categories click here.
Climate mitigation and adaptation will be at the heart of all the aforementioned categories. We continue to strive to minimize our climate impact while increasing our adaptive capacity.
Our guiding principles, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion as well as Community Engagement, are the foundational pillars in which we choose to anchor our practice of sustainability and climate action. These principles define our framework of action and help orient the content throughout this strategy. By creating an equitable, diverse, and inclusive practice that focuses on the power of community engagement, the foundation is set to achieve major changes.
The next Climate & Sustainability Strategy 2020-2025 will continue to work toward two long-term targets: Carbon Neutrality by 2040 and a STARS Platinum Sustainability Rating by 2030. The objective of the next Strategy is to balance ambitions and realism. MOOS invites the McGill community share their thoughts on how to continue fostering a culture of sustainability on campus as it takes all of our voices to shape this movement.
If you would be interesting in volunteering during the consultation process please email: agathe.moreau [at] mcgill.ca