Greetings from the North Woods Stewards

By: Eliza Hollister & Meghan Burke, Summer 2013 North Woods Stewards The term stewardship brings many images to mind. It connotes respect, responsibility, and caring. As North Woods Stewards, the two of us work to make the woods the best Continue reading Greetings from the North Woods Stewards

Skidmore Defends SteerHead Title in 2013 Bike to Work Day Challenge

Skidmore College successfully defended their title as SteerHead Trophy Champions in this year’s Bike to Work Day Challenge. The challenge, organized by Bikeatoga, encourages individuals and organizations around Saratoga Springs to bike to work as a way to promote bicycling Continue reading Skidmore Defends SteerHead Title in 2013 Bike to Work Day Challenge

Congratulations and Good Luck to Our Graduating Seniors

Sustainable Skidmore celebrated its student staff, interns, and volunteers by hosting a Sustainability BBQ in April at the gazebo at Haupt Pond on the Skidmore campus.    Graduating seniors who have worked with Sustainable Skidmore were included in the group, and Continue reading Congratulations and Good Luck to Our Graduating Seniors

Seventh annual Give+Go is a major success

Student move-out is a time of goodbyes, exciting new beginnings, but also frenzied packing. For the past seven years, Skidmore has partnered with local and regional organizations to capture and donate unwanted items left behind by students during the end Continue reading Seventh annual Give+Go is a major success

Job Opportunity: Skidmore CSA Student Coordinators (2 positions)

Description: Skidmore’s CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) will launch its first season during the Fall 2013 Semester. The CSA will have weekly pick-ups for its subscribers in the Murray-Aikins Dining Hall. Farmers will deliver the bulk vegetables to the Dining Hall, Continue reading Job Opportunity: Skidmore CSA Student Coordinators (2 positions)

Sustainable Gowns Offered at Skidmore College Commencement

Featuring fiber from sustainably managed forests, biodegradable fabric, and a Student Give-Back Program, the Elements Collection allows graduates to reduce their environmental impact during this year’s graduation ceremony. The Elements Collection has been scientifically proven to be completely biodegradable. Containing Continue reading Sustainable Gowns Offered at Skidmore College Commencement

Skidmore Students, Faculty Create Skidmore Woodlands Atlas

Thanks to the hard work of Melissa Green, Sondra Lipshutz, Jeremy Rosen, Matt Tatkow, and Associate Professor Robert Jones, Skidmore College now has a comprehensive atlas mapping the College’s 800 acres of land, including the 200 acres recently donated by Continue reading Skidmore Students, Faculty Create Skidmore Woodlands Atlas

The Green Features of Skidmore’s New Apartment Buildings

Skidmore recently completed the construction on two new apartment buildings on campus which are located on the hillside across from the Murray-Aikins Dining Hall and Kimball Hall.  The buildings currently house sophomores and juniors, but after the Scribner Village Replacement Continue reading The Green Features of Skidmore’s New Apartment Buildings

Sustainable Agriculture & Food Remain an Important Topic for Students, Staff & Faculty

Over the last several years there has been growing global and local momentum around the topic of local foods and sustainable agriculture. Students and educators are interested in the health and environmental benefits that result from investing in local and Continue reading Sustainable Agriculture & Food Remain an Important Topic for Students, Staff & Faculty

2013 Skidmore Unplugged a Success

Skidmore College recently competed in Campus Conservation Nationals (CCN), the largest nationwide electricity and water use reduction competition among colleges and universities.  The competition was created by The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council and is Continue reading 2013 Skidmore Unplugged a Success

Discussion with Slow Democracy author Susan Clark

Monday, March 18, 2013 7:00 pm Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery Susan Clark, co-author (with Woden Teachout) of Slow Democracy: Rediscovering Community, Bringing Decision Making Back Home will speak about the ideas in the book and lead a small-group, Continue reading Discussion with Slow Democracy author Susan Clark

Skidmore Unplugged 2013 Arrives to Campus

Skidmore Unplugged starts this Monday, February 11th! Skidmore Unplugged is a 3 week competition which aims to inspire behavior change toward an energy-conscious lifestyle. Kimball Hall will be defending its championship from Skidmore Unplugged 2012, when it reduced energy consumption by Continue reading Skidmore Unplugged 2013 Arrives to Campus

2013-2014 Academic Year Job Opportunity: Sustainability Representative (S-Rep) Student Manager

Sustainability Representative (S-Rep) Student Manager Location: Skidmore College Term: 2013-2014 Academic Year Pay:  $8.25/hour, 4 hours per week  Description: S-Rep Student Managers help to manage the Sustainable Skidmore S-Rep program.  This program is designed to increase the awareness of sustainability Continue reading 2013-2014 Academic Year Job Opportunity: Sustainability Representative (S-Rep) Student Manager

2013-2014 Academic Year Job Opportunity: Sustainability Representative (S-Rep)

Sustainability Representative (S-Rep) Location: Skidmore College Term: 2013-2014 Academic Year Compensation:  Single Room for the Price of a Double Room, 4 Hours per Week of Work Description: Sustainable Skidmore’s student S-Rep program is designed to increase the awareness of sustainability Continue reading 2013-2014 Academic Year Job Opportunity: Sustainability Representative (S-Rep)

Summer Job Opportunity: North Woods Steward

North Woods Steward Location: Skidmore College Dates:  Summer 2013 (1st & 2nd Summer Session), 25 hours/week Pay:  $10/hour and room and board provided at Skidmore College Description: We are looking for creative, organized, self-directed, responsible people who have some existing Continue reading Summer Job Opportunity: North Woods Steward

Summer Job Opportunity: Skidmore Student Garden Manager

Skidmore Student Garden Manager Location: Skidmore College Dates: Summer 2013 (1st & 2nd Summer Session), approximately 12-15 hours/week Pay:  $10/hour and room and board provided at Skidmore College Description: The primary responsibilities of the Student Garden Manger will be to Continue reading Summer Job Opportunity: Skidmore Student Garden Manager