Author Archives: Levi Rogers

From Garlic Mustard to Japanese Barberry

This week, we started removing Japanese barberry from the North Woods! Barberry or Berberis thunbergii is an invasive shrub species in the woods. It is native to Japan and was introduced to the United States in the late 1800s as … Continue reading Continue reading

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Hello from the 2016 North Woods Stewards!

Greetings! Sana and I have started our positions as the North Woods stewards. For the next 10 weeks we will be doing a lot of work in our beloved North Woods. We will be maintaining trails/updating kiosks, removing invasive species, … Continue reading Continue reading

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Campus waste audit

This fall Sustainable Skidmore conducted the second on-campus waste audit as a way to assess Skidmore’s progress in recycling and waste reduction. In 2013, the college transitioned to a new Zero-Sort Recycling program allowing all recyclable materials (paper, cardboard, plastics, Continue reading Continue reading

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Sustainability Office welcomes new Fellow

The sustainability office is excited to welcome a new member to the sustainability team. Emily Davidson was hired this fall as Sustainability Fellow and will work closely with students to promote campus sustainability programs. Emily comes to us from the Continue reading Continue reading

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2014 Skidmore Uplugged reaches beyond campus

By Elissa Shea ’16 It’s getting to be that time of year again – as the autumn leaves begin to fall, so will Skidmore’s electricity consumption. Every year, Sustainable Skidmore coordinates Skidmore Unplugged, a three-week-long energy conservation extravaganza pairing a Continue reading Continue reading

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Paper reduction efforts throughout campus

By Kelsey Hulll ’14 Deserving of overwhelming recognition and praise are the efforts of The Admissions Office, Registrars Office, Financial Aid Office, Study Abroad Office, and Library in embracing innovative and sustainable solutions to significantly reduce paper use on campus. Continue reading Continue reading

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New electric vehicle charging station on campus

By Kelsey Hull ’14 Skidmore College is excited to announce the addition of an electric vehicle charging Station to campus! The Skidmore charging kiosk, located in the Palamountain lot, supports two EV only parking spaces and is currently free to Continue reading Continue reading

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New bike share program launched

By Patricia McGuire ’16 BikeMore, Skidmore’s new bike share program, gives students the opportunity to experience sustainability in an accessible way.The program began a few years ago on campus, and has undergone a few upgrades in its time. Before BikeMore, the Continue reading Continue reading

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Sustainable Skidmore sees new structural changes

For the past several months, a group of us at Skidmore have been looking closely at the structure of our Sustainable Skidmore Office with an eye on improving support for the office and for our sustainability efforts more broadly. We Continue reading Continue reading

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Kimball hall wins 2014 Skidmore Unplugged with staggering results

By Joe Marto ’14 Every year Skidmore’s Sustainability Representatives (S-Reps) strive to motivate students to reflect critically on sustainable living in the residence halls. Few actions have been as effective at enacting behavior change as the annual Skidmore Unplugged inter-hall Continue reading Continue reading

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