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We're Hiring a Zero-Waste Coordinator!

The McGill Office of Sustainability and the Department of Buildings and Grounds is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the role of Zero-waste Coordinator. 

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Published: 8 Feb 2018

McGill ranked Canada’s 2nd-greenest campus

McGill Reporter | October 30, 2017 by: Toby Davine

 

McGill is the second greenest campus in Canada according to the 2017 Corporate Knights Green Campus Ranking.

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Published: 2 Feb 2018

McGill Launches Climate and Sustainability Action Plan

The Bull & Bear | December 29, 2017 by: Joelle Moses

"Building upon the 2014-2016 Sustainability Action Plan, the new agenda not only addresses general sustainability within the institution, but incorporates an additional focus: climate change. The plan signifies McGill’s commitment to leading-by-example in the realm of global climate action."

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Published: 19 Jan 2018

McGill outlines plan to reach Carbon neutrality by 2040

McGill Tribune | December 6, 2017 by: Andras Nemeth

After an extensive consultation process with over 500 McGill community members, the university launched its Climate & Sustainability Action Plan.

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Published: 19 Jan 2018

McGill University plans new bike centre, expansion of bike parking facilities

Canadian Cycling Magazine | November 30, 2017 by: Todd Aalgaard

Expanding cycling facilities and infrastructure on campus is a component of McGill's overarching plan to achieve carbon neutrality by 2040. 

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Published: 19 Jan 2018

McGill commits to carbon neutrality by 2040

By Toby DavineOriginally published in McGill Reporter

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Published: 19 Jan 2018

McGill aims to become carbon neutral by 2040

Montreal Gazette | November 28, 2017 by: Katherine Wilton

"As part of its commitment to sustainability, the university will upgrade the energy systems in its buildings and increase bike parking across campus."

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Published: 19 Jan 2018

Greening McGill container garden by container garden

McGill Reporter | March 6, 2017

By: McGill Reporter Staff

Recently, the McGill Office of Sustainability brought together some 50 staff members to get outside and garden together as part of the Staff Community Garden project. Organizers want to give McGill staff a new way to connect, learn about gardening, and get engaged in other sustainability initiatives around campus.

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Published: 16 May 2017

Student Job Opportunity: Project Assistant for the Little Free Library Initiative

Position Description:

Funded by McGill’s Sustainability Project Fund (SPF), The Little Free Library Initiative is looking for a project assistant. As a member of the coordinating committee, you will engage and network with fellow graduate students and faculty at McGill and other Canadian universities to help realize the project.

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Published: 8 May 2017

Sustainability Projects Fund wins prestigious City of Montreal Award

McGill Reporter | April 28, 2017

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Published: 1 May 2017

Catalyst Awards celebrate sustainability leader

McGill Reporter | April 11, 2017

By: McGill Reporter Staff 

On April 3, the McGill Office of Sustainability (MOOS) hosted its seventh annual Catalyst Awards Gala. Over 100 people gathered at the McCord Museum to celebrate individuals and teams who have made lasting contributions to the sustainability of the University.

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Published: 13 Apr 2017

McGill named Fair Trade Campus of the Year

McGill Reporter | March 6, 2017

By: McGill Reporter Staff and John Lindsay

At a ceremony in Halifax on February 25, McGill was named Fair Trade Campus of the Year by Fairtrade Canada, making us No. 1 among the 21 designated fair trade campuses across Canada. The award was granted by an independent panel of judges to the campus with the strongest commitment to fair trade.

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Published: 13 Mar 2017

McGill's Greenhouse Gas Inventory

McGill University manages a stock of buildings of over 600,000 m² which are on average fifty years of age and older.  A leader in education and research, McGill is characterized by very research-intensive activities, a travelling population, and high energy intensity.

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Published: 13 Mar 2017

Become a Sustainable Events Ambassador!

Are you interested in increasing the sustainability of events on campus?

Do you want to be part of a team of motivated students?

The McGill Sustainable Events project is hiring volunteers for the Sustainable Events Ambassador team! Join a group of like-minded students who will liaise with event organizers to ensure that their events are organized more sustainably--including social, economic and environmental considerations. 

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Published: 6 Mar 2017

A carbon-neutral McGill? Have your say and join the conversation

McGill Reporter | Feb. 28, 2017

By: Toby Davine

After six months, 11 consultation events, and hundreds of ideas gathered online and in person, the McGill Office of Sustainability (MOOS) is inviting the McGill community to share their thoughts on possible targets for the Vision 2020 Sustainability and Climate Action Plan.

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Published: 1 Mar 2017

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