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
Sustainability Vision and Action Plan
Create a historical retrofit plan to target retrofitting all buildings on the Downtown and Macdonald Campuses.
Set the highest standards for sustainable building and refurbishment projects.
Commit to One Planet Living Principals http://www.oneplanetliving.org/index.html
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 »
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 »
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
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 »
From LSE Environmental Policy 2011:
Reduce consumption and increase efficiency of energy use in buildings and equipment
From LSE Environmental Policy 2011:
Monitor, maintain and enhance biodiversity and habitats
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?
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.
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 »
With many students feeling like they are just a number, and that they could learn entire classes simply from text books, there is motivation to make sure professors are actually making a difference in the education of our students. Many students in introductory classes feel that their professors simply regurgitate the text book.To remedy this dilemma, students could be kept more accountable for their readings, and professors... 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 »
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 »