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Responsible Investments

Adapted from LSE Environmental Policy 2011:

 

Support the communication, implementation and delivery of a Socially Responsible Investment Statement to ensure ethical investment processes and the consideration of social, environmental and governance factors in investment decisions

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Encourage healthy lifestyles

Promoting healthy lifestyles can be done in a variety of ways. Here is one Survey Participant Idea: Would like cheaper gym fees for all staff

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Community Involvement

Adapted from LSE Environmental Policy 2011:

 

Communicate with interested parties to further sustainability objectives including contacts in the immediate neighbourhood, the regional, national and global community. This includes but is notlimited to the education, business, media, and alumni communities

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Co-op system for students

Students could leave McGill with work experience in their field, money to repay any debts, professional contacts, and the ability to apply the knowledge gained from an academic setting in the real world! Also, this would allow businesses and community groups the opportunity to discuss and coordinate internships with McGill and encourage more students to learn French!

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A place to buy, sell and repair bikes

I don't have a bike but I want a bike so much. I don't have time to go through all the ads and contact people to get this bike!

 

I think there should be a place on campus to let people sell their bikes, buy used bikes, repair them, etc.

 

I also think this will let more people use a bike!

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Rent-able Headphones at the Library

Why does Mcgill libraries not have a adequate supply of headphones for rent? They could be 3-6 hrs rentals, that way we would not over consume the cheap headphones the library supplies students with right now. The rent-able headphones could be bought from a north american company.

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Interactive Online Forum for all McGill Community members

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 »

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Use campus as showcase for urban agriculture

We already have several edible garden projects on campus run by student and community groups...Santropol Roulant even does apiculture. We saw canteloupes and tomatos grown in front of James Admin. We have an orchard. Wouldn't it be fun if we grew more fruits and veggies on campus and used it as a delicious showcase of the tertiary and/or experiential learning opportunities that can be provided by urban agriculture?

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Improving cafetaria spaces

The McGill cafeterias should be redesigned to encourage ownership and participation. They should become gathering spaces. Instead of tables and chairs being bolted into the ground, they could be arranged so that people feel like they can eat and discuss together. Instead of cafeterias being relegated to corners, they should be at the center of campus life. Instead of feeling like transitory spaces, where you eat as ...more »

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Support structures for making good ideas happen

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.

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Community Sewing Machine

A sewing machine and materials available for students to fix their clothes. Like The Flat... but for fashion

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