Campaign: Sustainability Vision and Action Plan

Sustainable Purchasing

Adapted from LSE Environmental Policy 2011:

 

Require contractors, sub-contractors and suppliers to meet or exceed all relevant environmental legislation and regulations and work to improve the environmental performance

 

Support the communication and delivery of a Fair Trade Policy

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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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Create service for research equipment maintenance

Every 2 years new research machinery gets bought from grants, but these grants don't provide the funding or training for upkeep, maintenance, or upgrading. McGill now has thousands and thousands of tonnes of lab equipment that's collecting dust because they have broken down, become obsolete in two years, or research interests have shifted. We need a system in place to maintain this machinery, reuse it, or supervise the ...more »

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Encourage sustainable procurement practices

As much a reasonably feasible, ensure that goods and services procured are sourced from companies who follow sustainable practices (social and environmental norms) using life-cycle costing in procurement decisions.

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