A Business With a Heart

 

Some of us Bronfmanites may have considered: Is reaching the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals by 2015 a realistic target? Could the business sector have an influence on the accomplishment of these goals? Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Muhammad Yunus, has started a movement he feels can help move…

18 Oct 9:18 AM 0 Read More...

“Artificial Leaves” for Solar Energy!

Dr. Daniel Nocera, the Henry Dreyfus Professor of Energy and Professor of Chemistry at MIT, announced that a research team had finally found out how to copy photosynthesis artificially in order to create electricity easily, and at a low cost. As part of the MIT Energy Initiative and funded by…

18 Mar 11:32 PM 2 Read More...

Resources For Travelling Abroad

With Desautels students returning from another tour abroad (not to mention the countless number of students who do exchanges every year), I thought I would focus this post on country resources.

Since I always like to highlight both free (as in, free once you’re no longer a McGill student…

16 Mar 11:58 PM 0 Read More...

Meet The World’s First Solar Wing-Powered Ski Lift!

Tenna is a very small town in the Safien valley in canton Graubündenthat in Eastern Switzerland that counts with only 112 inhabitants. In 2009, when it was time to restore their outdated lift, this agricultural village’s population opted for solar power as the ski lift’s primary energy…

26 Feb 11:48 PM 22 Read More...

SustaIgnition ... Literally!

What a better way to start up a blog on sustainability than by featuring a perfect example of SustaIgnition!

On January 24th, the newest creation of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab in conjunction with an enterprise consortium of seven firms from Spain’s Basque country was introduced to…

06 Feb 9:29 PM 0 Read More...