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Flying the friendly skies in friendlier ways

McGill Reporter | April 3, 2019 By: Neal McDevitt

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At City Hall on Tuesday, Mayor Valérie Plante announced that her office is taking steps to reduce the impact that air travel by herself and city officials has on the environment – and she challenged all Montreal institutions to follow suit.

Published: 16 Apr 2019

McGill named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for 2019

McGill Reporter | April 15, 2019 By: Kelsey Litwin 

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For the second year in a row, McGill was named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers.

Published: 16 Apr 2019

Unwind with Indoor Gardening

Looking for a relaxing activity to help you unwind? Help us make the Brown Building green!  Take a break, sow some seeds, and learn about accessible, sustainable food production.

Published: 9 Apr 2019

McGill hosts its 100th certified sustainable event

McGill Reporter | March 19, 2019 by: Shona Watt

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The McGill-HEC Montreal Executive MBA program proved its dedication to its 10th Anniversary Celebration’s theme of Building Future-Readiness by becoming the University’s 100th Sustainable Event.

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Published: 26 Mar 2019

Refill, not landfill

McGill Reporter | March 19, 2019 by: Neale McDevitt

On March 22, 2018 – World Water Day – McGill announced that it planned to eliminate the sale of single-use plastic water bottles on campus by the end of May 2019. This represents 85,000 bottles per year.

Published: 21 Mar 2019

Government of Canada supports McGill’s efforts to reduce carbon footprint

McGill Reporter | February 22, 2019 by: Neale McDevitt

"Minister McKenna was on campus to announce the Federal government’s support of the University’s efforts to reduce its carbon footprint.  The government is investing up to $1.8 million to help McGill upgrade its heating equipment and distribution system, upgrades that will reduce fuel consumption, reduce emissions and make the local air cleaner."

Published: 12 Mar 2019

Textiles from trees: what's old is new again

Two McGill chemistry professors, Theo van de Ven and Jean-Philip Lumb, have developed a new way to make textiles from cellulose, the basic building block of plants, in a breakthrough that has the potential to revitalize Canada’s forestry industry.

Published: 11 Feb 2019

Hairy nanotechnology provides green anti-scaling solution

A new type of cellulose nanoparticle, invented by McGill University researchers, is at the heart of a more effective and less environmentally damaging solution to one of the biggest challenges facing water-based industries: preventing the buildup of scale.

Published: 31 Oct 2018

Using DNA technology to track marine life

McGill University marine ecologist Jennifer Sunday is bringing cutting-edge DNA analysis to the formidable task of tracking ocean species along Canada’s Pacific coast.

Published: 24 Oct 2018

Sustainability Projects Fund Seeking Faculty Member for Working Group

The Sustainability Projects Fund (SPF) is looking for a Faculty representative to sit on its Working Group (WG) starting in Fall 2018 for a two-year mandate.

Published: 21 Aug 2018

Sustainability Projects Fund Seeking PGSS Members for Working Group

The Sustainability Projects Fund (SPF) is looking for a PGSS representative to sit on its Working Group starting in September 2018 for a one- to two-year mandate. The PGSS representative would be one of eight Working Group members, who ensure that the SPF meets its mandate to build a culture of sustainability on McGill campuses through the development and seed-funding of interdisciplinary projects.

Published: 15 May 2018

Apply for the Sustainable Labs Award

Dear Colleagues,


As a follow-up to the creation of the McGill Sustainable Labs Guide last year, we are pleased to announce the launch of the Sustainable Labs Award and we are inviting you to apply.


Published: 4 May 2018

Sustainability Projects Fund to continue for five more years

McGill Reporter | April 12, 2018 by: Toby Davine

The Sustainability Projects Fund (SPF), the $900,000 a year fund dedicated to supporting sustainability projects on McGill’s campuses, will continue for an additional five years.

Published: 13 Apr 2018

Catalyst Awards celebrate McGill’s sustainability leaders

McGill Reporter | April 4, 2018 by: Monica Allaby

Published: 13 Apr 2018

McGill to ban sale of bottled water on campus

McGill Reporter | March 21, 2018 by: Toby Davine

Published: 13 Apr 2018