Developing sustainable solutions
How can we promote prosperity today while protecting the planet for future generations?
That’s the challenge of sustainability, and McGill researchers from the sciences and humanities are working together to find solutions — monitoring environmental changes out in the field, developing more eco-friendly technologies in their labs, and teaming up to explore ways to steer the economy onto a greener path.
With help from the student-supported McGill Sustainability Projects Fund, the University has also taken big strides toward making its own operations more environmentally friendly – with ambitious goals for the future, including a target of carbon neutrality by 2040.
These efforts are winning international recognition. McGill was named Sustainability Institution of the Year for 2019 by the UN Environment Programme-endorsed International Green Gown Awards. It also became a founding member of the University Global Compact, which brings together universities around the world committed to advancing the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
For a look at a just a few of the many McGill projects aimed at making our world and our own campuses more sustainable, scroll down: