Campaign: Sustainability Vision and Action Plan

Sustainable dishware and cutlery

Eliminate sytofoam cups and plates from campus.

 

Switch to reusable or completely biodegradable cutlery, dishware, coffee cups, an food containers for all food events and food services on campus.

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Reusing One-sided Paper

Why don't we have bins beside the printers where we can put our one-sided paper? This way we would not recycle paper that can still be reused.

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Surplus store

Tied into the idea of better asset management, the idea would be to have a store front where surplus items from around campus can be stored in (rather than stuffed into little rooms around campus taking up valuable space) and sold out of.

 

There are other Universities with programs along the same lines.

http://www.uiowa.edu/uisurplus/index.html

http://www.msusurplusstore.com/servlet/StoreFront

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Recycle construction waste

Require any building or renovation projects at McGill to include provisions for the recycling of the construction waste generated during that project. Have it built into the contract bidding process as a requirement that the contractors have to follow.

 

Use recycled material whenever possible for projects.

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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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Paper recycling bin at every U-Print device

I have noticed that people using the uPrint devices print things that they don't want and leave the paper on the machine or lying around. Also, I noticed that many of the uPrint devices are located in hallways and other spaces which don't have a paper recycling bin close by. I think it would be very helpful and useful to have a paper recycling bin at every U-Print device. Paper only recycling, so a single narrow slot ...more »

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Test, identify and eliminate sources of waste water pollution

Test the waste water leaving McGill campus, identify any pollutants, identify sources of these pollutants, eliminate or mitigate these sources. Inact measures/education schemes to prevent these types of pollutants from entering the sewers.

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Online Course Packs

Online course packs would save both the university and the students money by removing printing costs. Course packs could still be rented out by the bookstore, but it could be in a DVD format.

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Admin Paper waste - going paper less

Consumption of paper by administration is discouraging. Everybody keep track of every transaction, conversation, decision by printing on a piece of paper, often time single side. I know everybody is backing oneself in case of audit but still. For example, I just received a PO cancellation documentation: 21 single side pages of email conversation... McGill should start a pilot program for paper-less administration. Equip ...more »

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