Archive for April, 2013

Divestment…Here?

04.25.2013 · Posted in Uncategorized

Divesting from fossil fuel companies will put our college campus on the right track towards making Stonehill an even greener and more sustainable community. Leading Colleges across the country are taking the steps so that they no longer invest their money in companies that support the fossil fuel industry whether that is in coal, oil, ...

Creative for a Cause

04.23.2013 · Posted in Uncategorized

In the last couple of weeks you may have seen a lot of new activity on campus. Maybe you’ve seen a variety of list serves or posters proclaiming the “Grab the Green” week, or maybe you wandered over to the Sustainability Fair on the quad. Have you participated in the Meatless Mondays and composting or learned about ...

Have you grabbed your Green?

04.23.2013 · Posted in Uncategorized

Last week, the students at Stonehill ran a one-week initiative to reduce the amount of plastic, disposable containers used on campus. Most schools require students to eat at the cafeteria area, so that fact that food can be taken out is a rare treat. For one week, students were not permitted to buy the to-go ...

Power Shift 2013

04.18.2013 · Posted in Uncategorized

Power Shift is an annual youth summit which has been held in New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States.  Other Power Shift Conferences are also being organised by members of the International Youth Climate Movement including Africa, Japan and India. The focus of the events is on climate change policy. This fall, 10,000+ youth leaders will converge to fight for our future on October 18-21 in Pittsburgh, PA. ...

Skipping to Recycling

04.16.2013 · Posted in Uncategorized

Many people these days often think of Recycling as the only thing they can do to help the environment but that is not the first step we should take to be sustainable. Reducing and Reusing, eliminates the need to recycle. Reducing the amount of materials and resources we use ultimately decreases the amount of material ...

Spring Clean Up Tips

04.16.2013 · Posted in Uncategorized

Spring is arriving and many people will be cleaning out their house and yards along with college students moving out of dorm rooms. Many things are thrown away when people are having a spring cleaning that can either be recycled or reused. When cleaning the house for a spring cleaning, instead of throwing out items, ...

Sustainable Summer

04.16.2013 · Posted in Uncategorized

As we reach the end of the semester and enjoy the nice weather, we can’t help but think about the summer ahead of us. Even though most of us won’t be on campus anymore, there are some sustainable tips to take home with you! • Planning a cookout? Whoever has a propane gas grill or ...

Running the Numbers

04.15.2013 · Posted in Uncategorized

Chris Jordan, a talented artist and cultural activist, looks at contemporary American culture and portrays statistics through captivating photos. Each image he has created shows a specific number–whether it be the two million plastic beverage bottles used in the U.S. every five minutes or 1.14 million brown paper bags used in the U.S. every hour. ...

Stonehill, Dig In to Real Food!

04.14.2013 · Posted in Uncategorized

As a result of taking the Food Politics LC with Chris Wetzel and Bridget Meigs, seven students became particularly interested in our food system at Stonehill. Accompanied by Bridget Meigs, the Stonehill Farm manager and environmental professor at Stonehill, five of us attended the Breaking Ground 2013 Summit in Baltimore this February. This summit is ...