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

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

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

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

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)