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

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

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

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 Skidmore helps kick off Farm Aid 2013

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

Food justice dialogue engages community

Written by Timothy Kim ’15 Cross posted from the Office of Student Diversity Programs Blog On October 23rd the Office of Student Diversity Programs and Sustainable Skidmore hosted a collaborative dialogue event on food justice and food accessibility. The event Continue reading Food justice dialogue engages community

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

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