Category Archives: Campus Events

Keep calm and recycle on

                Since 2013, Facilities Services, the Sustainability Office, student sustainability reps (S-Reps), and representatives from Casella Waste Systems have organized annual on-campus waste audits to track how much recyclable material is being thrown Continue reading Keep calm and recycle on Continue reading

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Reduce, Reduce, and Reduce: An Overview of Skidmore Unplugged 2015

by Patricia McGuire ’17 For the past seven years, the Sustainability Office and Sustainability Reps (S-Reps) have organized a three-week electricity reduction competition as a way to reduce our environmental impact as a college, and to increase student awareness and Continue reading Reduce, Reduce, and Reduce: An Overview of Skidmore Unplugged 2015 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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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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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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College commits to eradicating 2 invasive plant species from campus

As part of a growing commitment to sustainability, Skidmore has pledged to eradicate two invasive plant species from all landscaped beds and developed portions of campus. The pledge includes Japanese barberry (Berberis thunbergii) and burning bush (Euonymus alatus), two popular Continue reading Continue reading

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New 250-foot boardwalk in North Woods completed by students, faculty, and staff

Students, faculty, and staff recently celebrated the completion of a new 250-foot-long boardwalk on a popular trail in Skidmore’s North Woods. Construction began in the beginning of the fall semester, and the last decking boards were nailed down in December. Continue reading Continue reading

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Skidmore compost expands reach on campus

by Pat Babbitt ’14 Skidmore Student Composting recently teamed up with the College’s Dining Services to offer roughly a dozen community members instruction in food preparation involving safety, skills, and food waste reduction. Composed of mainly students, the group prepared Continue reading Continue reading

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New Zero-Sort recycling program improves college recycling rate

Waste and recycling is a topic that concerns many people on the Skidmore College campus. Thanks to a partnership between Facilities Services, the Sustainable Skidmore Office, and Skidmore’s waste hauler Casella Waste Systems, Skidmore transitioned to zero-sort recycling earlier this Continue reading Continue reading

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Skidmore College Announces New Funding Opportunity for Sustainability

Skidmore College was excited to introduce the New Initiatives in Sustainability Fund last semester, a source of funding made available by a grant from the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation to support the Environmental Studies Program and Sustainable Skidmore. The fund Continue reading Continue reading

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