SEAM, Sustainability in Engineering at McGill, is a committee within the Engineering Undergraduate Society (EUS). They serve as a supporting platform, fostering and promoting a culture of sustainability within the Faculty of Engineering at McGill.
They do this through four main efforts:
Events such as their annual speed networking event help to show McGill’s future engineers some of the many opportunities in sustainability, as well to introduce them to thinking and designing in a more sustainable way.
Consulting & Projects
In addition to their main events, SEAM undertakes independent or partnered projects which directly affect the engineering community. Their most obvious projects are the lovely green plants in the McConnell hallway and the reusable Blue’s Pub cups. SEAM has recently begun working with other organizations and teams to make their operations more sustainable. Last year when the EUS G-Store needed a new fridge, SEAM partnered up with them and found a green machine which saves 1000kWh and 4kg of CO2 annually.
SEAM provides a starting place for learning about sustainability, by actively gathering information, resources and opportunities and delivering them to the engineering student community via their website and other networks.
SEAM works with the EUS and faculty to integrate sustainability into the Engineering curriculum courses.