Story posted November 19, 2013
The Eco Reps recently gussied up for their annual trash audit and found, amidst several interesting items, some encouraging numbers. Historical data show the amount of trash that could have been recycled hovered between 17% and 30%. This year's random sampling resulted in 15.5%. We're not ready to celebrate, but as Rebecca Goldfine from the Bowdoin Daily Sun reports, this could be the start of an upward trend in the College's recycling rate.
Story posted October 16, 2013
Now halfway through the Energy Saving Dorm Competition, office staff members Hannah Tennent ’14 and Omar Sohail ’15 managed to track down the elusive Kaptain Kilowatt, Bowdoin’s energy mascot, for a campus energy tour.
Story posted October 07, 2013
College House Eco Rep Olivia Pfeifer '16 offers her experience visiting the Graham Road Landfill this August. What lessons could possibly be learned from visiting where most of our College's trash goes? The eco reps agreed that the sight of escaped plastic bags was particularly jarring, making the answer, my friend, blowing in the wind.
Story posted September 26, 2013
Bowdoin's annual outdoor festival, Greenstock, celebrates sustainability and students' musical talents. 2013 proved to be no exception.
Story posted July 18, 2013
Bowdoin College’s College house system allows students the opportunity to live in beautiful century-old buildings while enjoying community-based living. Helmreich House, fondly known as “Helm” on campus, is part of the system and of the National Registry of Historic Places …
Story posted July 16, 2013
Composting, the latest way a college student can become more sustainable, has recently become easier on campus because of the installation of two new green cones: One in the backyard of 30 College St, the campus’s multicultural house, and another at Howell House. Green cones are half-buried plastic compost bins where students can deposit leftover vegetables, fruits, bread, eggs, and much more, diverting hundreds of pounds of food waste annually …