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

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

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

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

2013-2014 Academic Year Job Opportunity: Residential Composting Student Manager

Residential Composting Student Manager Location: Skidmore College Term:  2013-14 Academic Year Pay: $8.50/hour, 3-4 hours/week Description: There are 2 compost manager positions available, and each will be 3-4 hours per week, based at Skidmore College.  Primary responsibilities of the Compost Continue reading 2013-2014 Academic Year Job Opportunity: Residential Composting Student Manager