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Waste not, want not

Many students were taken aback by the sight of their professors and peers scraping food into barrels on Tuesday night.  This was the first of a two-part weigh-in to see how much food we’re wasting at Lowry. Around the country, … Continue reading

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Ethics in Sustainability

The Importance of Teaching Ethics of Sustainability Kelly Biedenweg, Martha C. Monroe, and Annie Oxarart in International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education   Although the college has a course on environmental ethics, the greater question perhaps is whether environmental ethics … Continue reading

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Threshing rye

Experiential education does not have to mean an internship or apprenticeship.  Here students in ENVS 220:  Farm to Table thresh bundles of rye by hand to learn a visceral lesson about the nature of food processing and (non)industrial farm methods.  … Continue reading

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Wooster in North East India (Summer 2013 Off Campus Study Opportunity)

Nothing to do this summer and interested in examining Sustainability during an Off Campus Study program? Read on. Program Website: http://northeastindia.voices.wooster.edu/ This 2 credit program (one: History/Politic Sci, one: Environmental Studies) takes place in the cities of Shillong and Darjeeling, located within the state … 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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Creativity continued: Wooster alumni at work

Early in December I had the chance to attend a screening of some short films by Wooster alumnus Ted Burger. Ted has been working primarily in China, where he has produced some award-winning films. More recently he has moved to … Continue reading

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What Values Shape Sustainability Behavior in Institutes of Higher Education?

University students’ behaviors pertaining to sustainability: A structural equation model with sustainability-related attributes Elvan Sahin, Hamide Ertepinar, and Gaye Teksoz in International Journal of Environmental & Science Education   The worldwide action plan, Agenda 21 was accepted in 1992 as a … Continue reading

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The sustainability team on the job

I had to share this example of Wooster sustainability at work.  Until this year, soap in the campus soap dispensers did not include triclosan, a known endocrine-disrupting chemical.  When we switched to the new dispensers, alert chemistry professor Melissa Schultz … 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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