Archive for October, 2011

Being Green (and economic) at Roche Dining Commons

10.25.2011 · Posted in Uncategorized

Plastic to-go containers offer a great resource if you need food on the run, but, not only are they not very eco-friendly as many are trashed instead of recycled, each container has a small cost deducted from your meal plan.  If you’re anything like my friends, you’ll be running low on your meal plan sooner ...

New Bike Racks!

10.22.2011 · Posted in Uncategorized

Earlier this week, as Professor Sue Mooney and one of her classes were out in the outskirts of the Stonehill campus, bike racks were found that were not being used. As the amount of bicycles on campus is increasing, the amount of space left on bike racks has been dwindling. People have restored to locking ...

Pumpkin Shortage

10.19.2011 · Posted in Uncategorized

According to farmers around the country, there is a pumpkin shortage. Yet, it is nothing to alarm about. Pumpkins are still in stock in many supermarkets; they just may be a bit pricier. Because of the various hurricanes and the dramatic increase of heavy percipitation in the past year, it has severely affected the amount ...

Light Up Your World By Being A Light Energy User!

10.16.2011 · Posted in Uncategorized

Did you know that your standard incandescent light bulb emits about 90% of its engery as heat energy, leaving only 10% as light? To be more efficient with our limited energy, a smart solution is switching to CFL (compact florescent lamp) lightbulbs. The typical CFL lighbulb uses 1/5 the electricity and lasts around 6 to ...

Have Some Fun Apple Picking or Pumpkin Picking

10.11.2011 · Posted in Uncategorized

Now that it is the middle of October and fall has finally arrived, there are some fun seasonal activities we can do that are both festive and eco-friendly. Instead of buying apples and pumpkins from your local grocery store, spend an afternoon exploring the farmer’s market, or even better, find a local apple orchard or pumpkin ...