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Potential huge energy savings through nanocatalysts for nitrogen fixation

A fundamental component of protein, nitrogen is the most common pure element on Earth, making up nearly 80 percent of our atmosphere. Yet despite its abundance, atmospheric nitrogen cannot enter the food chain without first being converted into a form that can be used by plants.

Published: 20 Aug 2018

Green polymers inspired by biology

McGill University chemistry professor Matthew Harrington is aiming to develop a renewable alternative to petrochemical plastics by mimicking the astonishing chemistry of the velvet worm – a creature that has made a name for itself through its projectile slime.

Published: 13 Aug 2018

We will be announcing our 2018-19 events soon!

We will be announcing our 2018-19 events soon!

Published: 30 Jul 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

MOOS is hiring two new interns!

Looking for part-time work in which you can gain skills and experience with a passionate team trying to make McGill a better place? The McGill Office of Sustainability (MOOS) is hiring two new interns for the coming year: a Communications Intern and a Sustainability Projects Fund (SPF) Intern.


1. Communications Intern:

Published: 27 Mar 2018

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. 

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.

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."

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.

Read the full story here

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. 

Read the full article here

Published: 19 Jan 2018

McGill commits to carbon neutrality by 2040

By Toby DavineOriginally published in McGill Reporter

Published: 19 Jan 2018