Fall 2018 Residencies
Taking a Bite Out of Food Waste

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

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

Skidmore Unplugged 2015

Every fall, Skidmore Unplugged, the College’s annual electricity reduction competition between residential halls, commences. Spearheaded by the Sustainability Representatives (S-Reps), Skidmore Unplugged is intended to establish long-lasting behavior change in the campus community. The S-Reps work hard to organize educational Continue reading Skidmore Unplugged 2015

What Arisen Will Someday Fall: Growing Season in the Skidmore Community Garden

Growth characterizes life. It is the sign, the performance of living being. By this way, we see life to be a sort of interaction, maybe a system or series of them, or perhaps a chaotic emergence from a disorderly jumble. Continue reading What Arisen Will Someday Fall: Growing Season in the Skidmore Community Garden

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 2014 Skidmore Uplugged reaches beyond campus

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 Kimball hall wins 2014 Skidmore Unplugged with staggering results