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

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

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

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

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

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

Sustainable Skidmore Sponsors Campus Electricity Conservation Competition & Participates in National Competition

Skidmore College is announcing their second annual participation 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 Continue reading Sustainable Skidmore Sponsors Campus Electricity Conservation Competition & Participates in National Competition