Archive for November, 2011

All I Want for Christmas is Sustainability

11.30.2011 · Posted in Uncategorized

According to the National Retail Foundation, the average American spent $515.94 on gifts for the 2011 holiday season. Did you know that there are many sustainable shopping techniques that can help to reduce costs and negative environmental impacts? As the holiday shopping buzz approaches, here are some eco-friendly Christmas shopping tips to keep in mind: ...

New Recyclable Containers in The Hill by Anthony Ardizzone

11.29.2011 · Posted in Uncategorized

Beginning today, The Hill has started a new project that uses black reusable containers for food as opposed to the wasteful paper containers. The to-go containers are still being used. Instead of having the previous paper containers, The Hill has started using new black plastic containers. The containers are lined with a disposable film that ...

A Bright Idea

11.29.2011 · Posted in Uncategorized

In the developing world, many families are not as fortunate to have unlimited electricity at their fingertips. An abundance of cities have slums where the homes are consistently dark. An innovative project named A Liter of Light is bringing free, clean light, equivalent to 50 watts, into the homes of those families in need throughout ...

The Problem with Consumerism

11.28.2011 · Posted in Uncategorized

Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, we can get into the spirit of Christmas and decorate our homes, put up Christmas trees, and buy tons of presents for all of our family and friends. I know Christmas is about the spirit of giving, but have you ever thought giving too much could be harmful? ...

Tragedy of the Commons by Anthony Ardizzone

11.15.2011 · Posted in Uncategorized

  Let’s be real here. This is a pressing issue that requires action. The tragedy of the commons states that common land will deplete and disappear if people continue to overuse the Earth’s natural resources. Below are a couple of brief videos that illustrate this phenomenon.       Click on the pictures of the ...

Easy Ways to Limit Your Paper Consumption

11.15.2011 · Posted in Uncategorized

Let’s face it, with college comes heaps and heaps of paper consumption. Essays, handouts, and slides come from every direction bombarding you with more and more paper. Although some of our paper comsumption is nearly unavoidable, here are a few simple ways that you can decrease yours: 1. Print Double-Sided: To print double sided go to ...

New Filter in Duffy!

11.09.2011 · Posted in Uncategorized

As an initiative to become more a environmentally sustainable campus, Stonehill has installed a filter in the main hallway of the Duffy Academic Center. It is a great alternative to bottled water and most certainly 100% cheaper. With just an empty water bottle, you can have satisfyingly cold  water at no expense and taking the first step ...

7 Billion people!

11.09.2011 · Posted in Uncategorized

As of Halloween, 10/31/2011, the population increased to 7 billion. This may not seem like a huge change but think about how only 12 years ago, the population was 6 billion people! Since 1927, the population has been increasing by 1 billion in a shorter amount of time than the preceding landmark. Yet, according to ...