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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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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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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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Skidmore College presents at national sustainability conference

In early October, Ela Lepkowska-White, professor in the Management and Business Department, Rachel Willis, Sustainability Fellow, and Levi Rogers, Sustainability Fellow, visited Nashville, Tennessee for this year’s Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) annual conference. This Continue reading Continue reading

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Skidmore helps kick off Farm Aid 2013

This September Saratoga Springs and the Saratoga Performing Arts Center were hosts of Farm Aid 2013. Farm Aid is a non-profit organization whose mission is “to keep family farmers on their land.” One of the ways Farm Aid supports this 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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