Although it will go unnoticed by most people, April 9 marks the anniversary of one of the most ambitious initiatives in McGill’s history. That date one year ago marked the very first deadline for submissions for the newly created Sustainability Projects Fund (SPF).
The SPF ushered in a new era of co-operation between students and administration in the creation of a fund that finances sustainability projects across both University campuses. The SPF is worth some $800,000 per year over the three-year trial period that began in the winter semester of 2010, and is accessible to everyone in the McGill community.
“We always knew that students would be heavily involved, but the enthusiasm shown by staff shows that we’re just starting to tap this potential,” says Lilith Wyatt of interest in the year-old Sustainability Projects Fund.