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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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create a historical retrofit plan

Create a historical retrofit plan to target retrofitting all buildings on the Downtown and Macdonald Campuses.

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Sustainable Buildings and Refurbishments

Set the highest standards for sustainable building and refurbishment projects.

 

Commit to One Planet Living Principals http://www.oneplanetliving.org/index.html

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Electronic Invoice Payments and Approval Process

We should pay our invoices electronically through direct payment from our McGill RBC bank account to our vendor's accounts and also the approval of large payments over $10K should also be electronic. We currently get paper invoices, match them against POs, scan them in to the system, if they are over $10K we create another form that needs to be signed by the fund holder, usually sent by internal mail and then signed ...more »

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Capture the carbon dioxide, more tasty food!

In general, climate warming results from an overly high level of carbon dioxide in atmosphere. A special device could be installed on the roofs of every building in McGill in order to capture or adsorb the carbon dioxide. Afterwards, the captured carbon dioxide could be condensed and delivered to farm. The release of extra carbon dioxide could improve the yield and quality of crop and vegetable by certain technologies, ...more »

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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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Education for Sustainability

Adapted from LSE Environmental Policy: Research: Shape public policy on environmental and social issues and ensure that we remain at the forefront of academic investigation and public debate in these areas Ensure our graduates have a full understanding of the environmental and social dimensions of leadership Training and Guidance: Ensure that staff, students and visitors are able to access information on sustainable ...more »

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Energy Management

From LSE Environmental Policy 2011:

 

Reduce consumption and increase efficiency of energy use in buildings and equipment

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Piezo-electric material to light up auditoriums

Piezo electric material are crystals that produce electricity when they experience mechanical stress. Why don't we install these materials in high traffic areas such as big auditoriums? Or simply install them in rooms where light doesn't have to be turned on unless someone is in the room?

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expiry dates

Having the expiry date on the consumable products been properly adjust to reflect real acceptable "best before" dates. If these are shorter than needed, we either end up buying smaller format size products; with more packaging or we end up buying bigger format size product which we may throw in the garbage before we end the product because of the expary date occurance.

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McGill- UrePrint- Paper self-sufficiency

Create a complementary system to that of Uprint machines to collect, after each semester, midterm exam, group project or academic year, the paper used to print past exams, powerpoint slides and what not. From personal experience, I know a great deal of this paper ends up in non-adapted garbage disposals. The paper returned can in turn give credit for further printing on the Uprint system, thereby triggering a virtually ...more »

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