A Fond Farewell

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Vision 2020 was incredibly ambitious, and as the whole thing draws to a close we’re in the mood for reflecting. As we collect the numbers for final reports, we’re reminded that Vision 2020… Continue reading

My Year of Exuberant Optimism

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Jess, Swathi, and Josée under the stars at Gault Nature Preserve. I was born at the start of a decade that saw the collapse of the Soviet Union, the abolition of apartheid in… Continue reading

Reimagining Social Change

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“Many people involved in social purpose work champion the idea that organizations need to become places where we can relate to each other not just as roles but as whole human beings… I… Continue reading

The Simple, Feel-Good Things

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I tumbled out of a summer internship in the Green mountains of Vermont just days before starting my full time job as Vision 2020 co-coordinator in the Office of Sustainability at McGill. For… Continue reading

The Hub Experiment

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Over the past academic year Vision 2020 has been carrying out a few experiments, and one of the most interesting had to do with hubs. From the beginning of Vision 2020 we knew… Continue reading

Yes!

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As many of you have heard, the Vision 2020 Sustainability Strategy was officially adopted by the university’s senior administration on March 21st, the first full day of spring! It was a ridiculously happy… Continue reading

A Big Moment for Sustainability at McGill…

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A year and a half ago the most common question we heard on campus was probably “hey, what’s Vision 2020?” After engaging thousands of students, staff and faculty in the process of envisioning… Continue reading

Lift-Off Key Note Listener Reflection: David Kalant

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David Kalant, a member of the McGill Board of Governors, accepted our invitation to be one of the Keynote Listeners at Lift-Off: La Soirée Développement Durable on November 14th.  What’s a Keynote Listener?  For… Continue reading

Lift-Off: La Soirée Développement Durable

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A bike-powered cinema, a green chemistry experiment, a theatrical performance, and a fair trade chocolate fountain. All of these attractions came together on Thursday, Nov. 14 for the first-ever Lift-Off evening presented by… Continue reading

Exciting and Energizing Times

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The contents of the Vision 2020 draft Action Plan are really exciting, especially considering it largely a document for inspiration and there are infinite possibilities for other actions. People around McGill have been involved in crafting… Continue reading