The SSMU supports many different clubs and services dedicated to making our institution sustainable and environmentally friendly. Sustainability is not all about environmental issues, among other things it is about equity, and SSMU has an active Equity Committee.
Visit the SSMU Environment website (mostly out of date since early 2011 or earlier)
- SSMU Sustainability Policy, March 2012 (.pdf)
- Greening Events Guide (.pdf)
- Green Fund Form
- Green Events Checklist
- SSMU Sustainability Assessment 2011-2012
- SSMU Sustainability Assessment 2008
- Office of Sustainability page
- Vision 2020 page
- Social Equity and Diversity Education (SEDE) Office page
- Office for Students with Disabilities page
About Sustainability at SSMU
SSMU Environment Committee holds weekly meeting on Tuesdays at 5:30 pm (for fall 2012) in the boardroom of the SSMU Office (Shatner University Centre, 3480 McTavish, from the main entrance turn right and walk down the hallway to the SSMU banner). It’s a great spot to see what’s up with environmental actions in the student community, everyone’s welcome!
The SSMU has on staff a full-time Sustainability Coordinator as well as student Environment Commissioners, a Green Events Coordinator, and a Green Building Coordinator. We also employ other students to engage in research projects pertaining to current environmental issues.
The Environment Commissioners can provide support to campus sustainability efforts in a number of ways, including taking up the concerns of walk-in students, staff, and faculty; coalition-building between student environmentalist groups, and helping promote their work to the campus community; and proactively creating new spaces and opportunities for sustainability activism to flourish within and without SSMU.
EnviroComm works with any and all environmental groups on campus including, but not limited to, Gorilla Composting, Sustainability Network, Greening McGill, The Flat, Organic Campus, McGill Environment Students’ Society, Farmers Market at McGill, Environmental Residence Council, Campus Crops, The Plate Club and many more.
If you have questions, concerns, or you want to get involved, please email the Environment Commissioners at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also contact the Sustainability Coordinator at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org