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Faculty & Staff Workshops

Learn more about sustainability as a concept, McGill’s sustainability commitments, and how you can get involved by participating in one of the Office of Sustainability’s workshops, offered in partnership with My Healthy Workplace

The Office of Sustainability also offers workshops for students.

Upcoming Workshops

Climate Action for Every Employee

January 24, 2024 from 12:15 PM to 1:15 PM

In this Coaching Ourselves session, you will gain clarity around key climate change concepts, discover practical, high-impact climate solutions you can undertake at work and at home, and create a vision for a more positive future.

Sustainable Events Training

March 13, 2024 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

What are sustainable best practices for event planners at McGill? How can event planners boost engagement at their events and reduce waste at the same time? This workshop will provide staff with the tools to plan sustainable in-person and virtual events at McGill by providing an overview of the McGill Sustainable Events program.

Envisioning Sustainability at McGill

February 9, 2024 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

 “Sustainability” is a buzzword these days, but what does it really mean and how can we concretely work towards it? In this workshop, participants will learn what sustainability encompasses and how to get involved in campus initiatives.

Getting Started with Sustainable Workplace Certification

February 23, 2024 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Interested in making your office more sustainable? Learn how you and your team can work together to get your office sustainably certified, including how the process works and tips to get started.

Practicing Sustainability at Work and at Home

March 21, 2024 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

In this training, participants will learn about key sustainability concepts and how to incorporate these dimensions into their role. Whether working remotely or in the office, participants can learn how to apply sustainability best practices, behaviour change frameworks, and tools to foster environmental and social change.

Past Workshops

Getting Started with Sustainable Workplace Certification

Interested in making your office more sustainable? Learn how you and your team can work together to get your office sustainably certified, including how the process works and tips to get started.

Envisioning Sustainability at McGill

“Sustainability” is a buzzword these days, but what does it really mean and how can we concretely work towards it? In this workshop, participants will learn what sustainability encompasses and how to get involved in campus initiatives, both in person and remotely. Through a presentation and discussion questions, participants will explore what initiatives are taking place at McGill, as well as how they can relate these principles to their actions on campus and at home.

Practicing Sustainability at Work and at Home

In this training, participants will learn about key sustainability concepts and how to incorporate these dimensions into their role. Whether working remotely or in the office, participants can learn how to apply sustainability best practices, behaviour change frameworks, and tools to foster environmental and social change.

Climate Action on Campus and Beyond

Join the Office of Sustainability to learn about the basics of climate change, McGill’s climate targets and initiatives, and actions you can take to reduce your own carbon footprint at work and at home.

Sustainable Events Training

What are sustainable best practices for event planners at McGill? How can event planners boost engagement at their events and reduce waste at the same time? This workshop will provide staff with the tools to plan sustainable in-person and virtual events at McGill by providing an overview of the McGill Sustainable Events program.

Waste: What Goes Where? 

Have you ever had questions about how waste is managed at McGill? This training will inform participants of how campus waste streams work, how to properly sort materials, and how this may differ from a remote working location. Participants will leave with best practices and a better understanding of McGill’s waste reduction strategy.

 

Workshops offered by the McGill Office of Sustainability are currently limited to University community members, including staff, students, and faculty members. If you are external to McGill and are interested in having a workshop or training, please email sustainability [at] mcgill.ca with your query.

 

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