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From Sb’s Desk: Wooster takes Silver!

What’s hot in sustainability right now? The STARS Report. And guess who just finished one? The College of Wooster. AASHE, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, initiated a rating system in 2009 and has since rated … Continue reading

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From Sb’s Desk: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The College of Wooster’s first inventory of scope one and two greenhouse gas emissions is complete! Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Fiscal Year 2012-2013 eCO2: equivalent carbon dioxide emissions*, MT: metric tons Scope 1 On-Campus Cogeneration Plant: 12,894.5 MT eCO2 Natural Gas: 48,810 … Continue reading

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From Sb’s Desk: Move-out, move-in, and moving waste out of the landfill

Finals week doesn’t feel all that long ago. Commencement shivers of excitement and unseasonably cold weather are still fresh in my mind. Finally, with the mass exodus of students, there always comes a mad rush of move-out waste and diversion … Continue reading

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From Sb’s Desk: the Psychology of a Purchase

Beginning today, the listed price of drinks at MacLeod’s and Old Main will drop $0.25. The truth is, beverages have always had a misleading price. Considering the reusable mug program, you’ve always been able to get a drink at the … Continue reading

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From Sb’s Desk: The “March Off Coal” doesn’t move us very far forward

COW may have quit coal, but we have replaced it with another dirty habit: natural gas. The switch was official as of March 1st, 2013. While the decision to switch had a lot of financial bearing, some will remember the … Continue reading

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From Sb’s Desk: Out with the old

Students of the 4-year ad hoc group, the Water Bottle Committee, can once again eat dinner with their friends on Sunday evenings. Their years of fighting the disposable plastic water bottle have come to an end, and on a high … Continue reading

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From Sb’s Desk: In Transit

When I graduated and began my apartment search, I kept thinking, “I need to be able to walk to work”. Come rain or shine, inches of ice or feet of snow, I was going to walk. Growing up in the … Continue reading

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Lightbulb Collection

An up-cycling project is happening at the Winter Bash on December 7th, and they need your help! WAC needs burnt-out incandescent light bulbs for their crafts next Friday evening. Bring your bulbs to the drop box in the Lowry Center … Continue reading

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From Sb’s Desk: Food… Again?

Coming up this week: Tuesday, Nov 6: GreenHouse is playing “Crude” in Mateer Auditorium to kick off the ‘Fuel’ film series, Tuesdays at 7pm. (It’s 105 minutes, don’t worry too much about missing the election coverage) Saturday, Nov 10 at … Continue reading

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From Sb’s Desk: Wrapping up

What a great and productive week. Events of every shape and size were both exciting and informative. Tabling distributed a huge variety of information. If you would like to follow up about anything you’ve learned or want more information, please … Continue reading

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