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

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

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 College commits to eradicating 2 invasive plant species from campus

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

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 Skidmore compost expands reach on campus

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 New Zero-Sort recycling program improves college recycling rate

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 Skidmore College Announces New Funding Opportunity for Sustainability

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

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

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

Green Buildings in the Hudson Valley- A Virtual Tour, Review, and Critique

Green building in the Hudson Valley holds promise to mitigate or solve many of the pressing development issues in the region, from stormwater management to greyfield reclamation. The USGBC is pleased to present a seasonally- appropriate (for those who enjoy Continue reading Green Buildings in the Hudson Valley- A Virtual Tour, Review, and Critique