In October, two intriguing artists in residence provided creative insights to environmental justice issues through the lens of a dancer and a chef. Jody Sperling is a dancer, choreographer, and dance scholar who explores environmental activism through movement.Chef Kabui is Continue reading Fall 2018 Residencies
The Murray Aikins Dining Hall was one of the first in the nation to offer tray-less dining, which drastically reduced food waste as individuals couldn’t carry the same volume of food without a tray. In addition, the dining hall offers Continue reading Taking a Bite Out of Food Waste
The Skidmore Dining team in the Spa has made substantial reductions in waste produced daily. Early this spring semester, the grill began serving food in paper boat containers, which were previously used only for late-nights on the weekends. This is Continue reading The Scope of Sustainability at Skidmore: SPA To-go Boxes
Just a mile from Skidmore’s campus, on a pad of gravel and asphalt tucked behind a row of trees, lay steamy piles of compost. This is the site of Skidmore’s new larger-scale compost site. Horse manure from the stables, grass Continue reading Skidmore’s New Big Orange Tractor: Large Scale Composting Update
Skidmore has actively encouraged green transit opportunities with a new electric vehicle charging station and continued BikeMore bike share efforts. Simultaneously, programs from The Greenbelt Trail, Complete Streets and the Capital Region Bike Share are making roads more bike-able and Continue reading Growing Green Transit Programs
The Skidmore Unplugged energy conservation competition has been pitting Residence Halls against one another to conserve energy for nearly a decade. This year the competition expanded to include Sussman Village. During the three-week competition, students were encouraged to be mindful Continue reading Skidmore Unplugged 2016
The sustainability office is excited to welcome a new member to the sustainability team. Emily Davidson was hired this fall as Sustainability Fellow and will work closely with students to promote campus sustainability programs. Emily comes to us from the Continue reading Sustainability Office welcomes new Fellow
By Kelsey Hulll ’14 Deserving of overwhelming recognition and praise are the efforts of The Admissions Office, Registrars Office, Financial Aid Office, Study Abroad Office, and Library in embracing innovative and sustainable solutions to significantly reduce paper use on campus. Continue reading Paper reduction efforts throughout campus
After four years with just one position in the office, Sustainable Skidmore welcomed two new staff just after Thanksgiving break. The two Sustainability Fellow positions are funded from the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation grant that was given to Sustainable Skidmore Continue reading Sustainable Skidmore Welcomes Two Sustainability Fellows
Make sure to check out the internships tab for opportunities to get involved on campus! We still have three positions that we are looking to fill for the Spring 2013 semester.
Ever wonder what happens to Skidmore furniture after it has been used by the college? Skidmore makes sure that all usable used furniture finds a new home to be used and loved by others. This video shows just one example Continue reading What Happens to Skidmore Furniture?
Tomorrow marks the official start of training for the Sustainability Reps who will work with the Sustainable Skidmore Office for this academic year! You may know them as Eco-Reps, but we have changed the name to S-Reps to reflect that Continue reading Welcome Back S-Rep Team!
“In a world where fossil fuel provides more than 80 percent of energy, what would it take to go completely green? Could the world switch over to power from only the wind, sun, waves, and heat from the Earth in Continue reading Going “All the Way” With Renewable Energy?
Learn more about what is going on with sustainability at Skidmore and beyond on our new blog!