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What was Vision 2020?

Vision 2020 was a process to grow and connect the sustainability movement at McGill.

Initiated by McGill’s Office of Sustainability in February 2012, Vision 2020 has broadly engaged the McGill community in developing i) a vision, ii) a set of goals, and iii) a priority action plan for the next two years of sustainability work here at the university. Together, these three elements now comprise a Sustainability Strategy for McGill.

Vision 2020 was notable for the degree to which it engaged and energized a broad cross-section of the McGill community. The aim was to foster relationships among McGill’s students, staff, and faculty and, in doing so, build momentum toward a sustainable future. Vision 2020 captured energy and insight from countless conversations, world-café style discussions, flash consultations, one-on-one interviews and working groups with key members of the community. These sessions gave rise to McGill’s sustainability goals, which were then distilled into five focused categories: Research, Education, Connectivity, Operations, and Governance & Administration. The 14 priority actions that were identified within these categories are now being actively advanced by members of the community, bringing us closer to our vision and goals for a sustainable McGill.