Campaign: Sustainability Vision and Action Plan

Green Stormwater Management

Increase green stormwater infrastructure on campus through development of green alleyways, increased rooftop gardens and more permeable surfaces (reducing overall heat island effect as well).

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Enhancing Campus Sustainability Through Experiential Learning

There has been an increase in student interest in campus sustainability. Moreover, in the last several years students have been figuring out how to get credit for it. Examples include the McGill Food Systems Project (http://mfsp.wordpress.com/) and the recent McGill Energy Project, whereby students have partnered with stakeholders on campus (e.g. McGill Food and Dining Services; Utilities and Energy Management), identified ...more »

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Collaborative student research

Encourage student research projects where students of different programs work together to study a problem from their own field's perspectives. It would expand student's understanding of knowledge outside their own fields and support the multidisciplinary framework that many sustainability-related challenges require.

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Water bottle fill stations in libraries

Install water bottle fill stations in all the libraries to make it easier to use reusable bottles.

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Intro to Sustainability Course

Create an introductory course on sustainability that's open to all students. It should balance the environmental, social, and economic aspects, as well as study case studies of highly sustainable businesses/communities/projects.

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Develop ties with local green businesses and groups

Promote student awareness of local sustainability action and connect with them through partnerships, independent research, and internships.

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building energy efficiency targets

Using the Pulse Energy Dashboard baseline data, set energy targets for all main buildings and track/report progress.

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Add sustainability to learning outcomes for students

McGill should ensure that its students graduate as worldly citizens conscientious of social, economic and environmental impacts they affect and can effect in their communities, wherever they go.

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new faculty sustainability orientation

Create mechanisms to engage new faculty in sustainability research, teaching, and projects (on and off campus).

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reward staff sustainability efforts

So much of McGill's sustainability progress has been driven by committed individuals going above and beyond. Create ways to reward and recognize this work, and incentives for more staff to take this kind of initiative.

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