Sustainability

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It is with great pleasure that we invite you to the inaugural MSSI event for the 2017-18 academic year. This will take place on September 26th, 2:00 – 5:00 pm, in the SSMU (McGill Student Union) Ballroom, 3600 McTavish, and will be live-streamed to the Mac campus (Raymond building R3-045).

 

The schedule is as follows: 

27Sep201719:00
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On September 27, join the Sustainability Projects Fund (SPF) for a movie night under the stars on Lower Field! Grab a blanket and come learn about the people worldwide who are building a sustainable future in the documentary film “Demain” (2015).

Classified as: Sustainability, McGill Office of Sustainability, sustainability projects fund, doc films, outdoors, event
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29Sep201716:00
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Making the world a more sustainable place is a big job that is better accomplished with friends. That's why we are inviting students, faculty and staff to kick-off the academic year at our September rendition of Sustainability Friday, an informal networking event designed to build community and spark great ideas. 

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19Oct201714:30
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In this 2 hour workshop, students will learn what sustainability means as well as how social, economic, and environmental dimensions can be applied. 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.

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24Oct201714:30
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As social sustainability becomes a growing conversation, it is increasingly important to articulate and integrate social justice into sustainability. Join this 2 hour workshop to learn some basic vocabulary and tools to analyze how sustainability is rooted in societal power dynamics, and open up the conversation on how we can build safer spaces in our community. Participants will engage in activities about how society is structured, learn about basic vocabulary, reflect on their own privilege or lack thereof, and practice analyzing an environmental issue through a social lens.

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2Nov201714:30
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If we want to build a more sustainable McGill, we need to understand how the system itself works. In this 1.5 hour workshop, participants will brainstorm who has power at the university, the challenges and opportunities for students/staff/faculty, and go through an organizational chart to map out decision makers and influencers in the university.

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7Nov201714:30
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In a world of constant transiency and high energy, how do we ensure that student initiatives remain sustainable? In this 1.5 hour workshop, we’ll discuss how to build accountable and durable structures, institutional memory and mentorship. Participants will discuss the benefits of teams for student initiatives, practice using frameworks for engagement and organizational structures, and reflect on what motivates individuals to get involved in a group.

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9Nov201716:00
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Facts don't spark engagement in our initiatives - stories, emotions and values do. This 2 hour workshop looks at our own experiences as a powerful way to increase commitment and engagement from the community around us through storytelling and one-on-ones. Through hands-on activities, participants will practice active listening, interpersonal skills, and communication skills.

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