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-Isabel Dove ’19 Every year, the Office of Sustainability hosts the 13 Days of Green to celebrate and promote sustainability on campus. One highlight of the 13 Days of Green is the Oak Awards, which are presented to a student, faculty member, staff member, and organization who have made an impact on Colgate’s campus sustainability. […]
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Everyone’s favorite time of year is now upon us. 13 Days of Green begins this Wednesday April, 10th and we are excited! This year marks Colgate University’s 10th annual 13th Days of Green, a tradition where the Office of Sustainability hosts programming throughout the 13 days leading up to and including Earth Day. The first […]
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By: Matt Chistolini ’21 Over the 2019 winter break, I spent ten days with Professor Tseng exploring the water climate in Italy.  On our sojourn, Professor Tseng and I traveled together across the geographic spine of the country. Our journey started in the northern city of Florence and we traveled down the country to the […]
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The Office of Sustainability is pleased to announce that applications are now open for paid internship positions with the Office and the Community Garden. The Office of Sustainability is hiring interns for the summer of 2019 to work on a wide range of projects to advance sustainability at Colgate. This is an exciting opportunity for […]
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This year marks Colgate’s tenth consecutive greenhouse gas inventory report. Colgate’s gross campus carbon emissions in Fiscal Year 2018 (July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018) was 9,464 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (MTeCO2). We have reduced our net campus carbon footprint by 11,885 MTeCO2, representing a 72.9 percent reduction since 2009. Since signing the […]
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February 10-16 was a garbage week for some people at Colgate. To bring awareness to the amount of trash produced by individuals on Colgate’s campus on a daily basis, 34 students and 8 faculty and staff members carried their trash with them for a week. Throughout the week, participants opted to dispose of their waste […]
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It’s no secret that Colgate students face quite a challenge staying warm during the frigid central New York winters. However, heating is incredibly energy intensive and greatly contributes to Colgate’s greenhouse gas emissions. In 2017, over 50% of the university’s carbon emissions were associated with heating. Colgate’s heat comes from multiple sources including wood chips, […]
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The Sustainability Representative (S-Rep) program introduces first-year students to the sustainability culture at Colgate and equips them with the skills and information they need to improve sustainable practices in their Commons communities. These are the 2018-2019 S-Reps! Ellie Lawrence is a Brown Commons S-Rep from Chicago, Illinois. She intends to double major in Political Science […]
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Carbon emissions have recently been a hot topic of conversation both at Colgate and around the world. As the University engages in campus-wide conversations regarding carbon neutrality and carbon offsets, international reports on climate change emphasize the importance of mitigating carbon emissions. On November 23, 2018, the US government released a National Climate Assessment Report. […]
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-Jaanvi Sachdeva ’21 This year, Colgate University hosted the eighth annual State of New York Sustainability Conference (SoNYSC), in partnership with the New York Coalition for Sustainability in Higher Education (NYCSHE) from November 6th-8th. Colgate was the first non-SUNY school to host the annual conference, taking on the responsibility in celebration of its upcoming bicentennial […]
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