Create performance management systems to track overall sustainability performance between departments, faculties, schools etc. while fostering collaboration and integrated decision making among campus community.
McGill should have a place where each Department or Unit can post items or furniture or materials and supplies they no longer need or use, all or some of these items might be of use or value to another Department or Unit. If there is a justification, a fair market value cost could also be changed to the Department taking the goods crediting the Fund of the selling Unit. We discard a lot of items that are often still ...more »
Around campus there are several initiatives concerning gardening and beautification including but not limited to Edible Campus and Campus Crops. I propose a committee/ council in direct communication with the admin concerning use of space be crated to focus and streamline gardening efforts on campus. This committee could coordinate efforts between campus and the community and help us take full advantage of the suitable ...more »
Have long term (3-6 year) projects broken down into semesters. As mentioned rooftop gardens is a great project. You could have students doing initial research, and development of all aspects of the project (architecture, finance, engineering, plant sci). Within the description/requirements of the research, there would be a meeting with other students working on the project and future project members. All of this would ...more »
Mac campus is unique and offers opportunities for innovation not present downtown--in buildings, energy, food, waste, creating sustainable systems... Take advantage of these!
While there is communication and action amongst student groups, administration and faculty members in implementing sustainable measures on campus, there should also be an emphasis placed on integrating the entire McGill community in the discussion so that there is a platform everyone to equally access, know about, and participate in the sustainability discussion of McGill and with the greater Montreal community. One ...more »
Many students are looking for an educational experience applicable to their future endeavours. There are also many professors who offer research opportunities for students. Though there are some portals available for students to apply for these research opportunities, it would be very beneficial for students and professors to have a single online portal that was known by every student, where students could find research ...more »
Develop and publicize ways for people who come up with ideas to have that idea happen. Not everyone can make it happen by themselves. There should be some group or committee or people or office or meeting place that can help connect people and maybe provide some help in writing business plans and managing projects.
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.
Promote student awareness of local sustainability action and connect with them through partnerships, independent research, and internships.
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.