Environmental Sustainability at K
At Kalamazoo College our motto is "be light." In order to be responsible global citizens who are truly "at home in the world," we must work hard to keep our home clean and safe for future generations. Environmental responsibility is therefore at the core of our mission as human beings and as an institution.
- August 9, 2013 at 11:25 am
Frustrated with the tedious task of sifting, the “K” compost crew began kicking around the idea of constructing a bicycle powered compost sifter.
- August 13, 2013 at 1:23 pmKalamazoo College has recently approved the purchase of two Earth Tubs.
- June 5, 2013 at 9:13 am
Check out the first quarterly Kalamazoo College sustainability newsletter! Written by your Sustainability Interns, this pamphlet includes updates on campus sustainability programs, our projects, and upcoming events.
- June 5, 2013 at 8:22 am
Two rising seniors were chosen to be Sustainability Interns for next year. The students were chosen from a pool of excellent candidates based on their leadership, enthusiasm, skills, and commitment to sustainability on campus. The two sustainability interns for the 2013- 2014 school year will be Katelyn Ray and Charlotte Steele.These interns will pursue projects focused on reducing the college's greenhouse gas emissions and impact on the environment.
Additionally, two students were chosen as next year's Compost Interns. Rising senior Monica Cooper will be the senior Compost Intern after her work developing the Grove Point Compost System in summer 2012. Rising sophomore Dylan Polcyn was chosen as the new underclassman Compost Intern. The 2012-2013 school year was the inaugural year for the on-campus compost program, so these new hires mark an exciting landmark for Kalamazoo College Sustainability and the future of composting at K!
- April 26, 2013 at 10:55 am
KALAMAZOO, Mich.—The Guilds of Kalamazoo College and the Environmental Studies Program will host the 4th Annual Sustainability SIP Symposium on Monday, April 29, from 6-9 PM in Dewing Hall on the “K” campus, 1200 Academy St. Free and open to the public, the event will begin at 6 PM with student presentations of sustainability-related Senior Individualized Projects, ranging in topic from English to Economics. Audience members will have time for questions following each presentation, and an opportunity to meet student researchers at the interactive poster session and reception beginning at 8 PM in the Dewing Hall Commons. Refreshments will be provided by the People’s Food Co-Op.
- April 9, 2013 at 6:08 pm
The 2013-14 Compost Intern will work to manage and develop the on-campus Grove Point Composting system in collaboration with one existing Compost Intern. This position is open to applicants with any level of experience, and underclassmen are encouraged to apply. Please submit all applications to Paul Manstrom and Rob Townsend by Monday of 6th week (May 6th).
- February 21, 2013 at 10:47 am
Kalamazoo College gets a B in Sustainability.
Check the Sustainable Endowments Institute website to see K's scores by…
- December 12, 2012 at 2:17 pm
In September 2012, Kalamazoo College received its first solar installation thanks to the efforts of Kalamazoo College student Tyler Benmark (K'13). The 1 kW photovoltaic (PV) array on the roof of the Facilities Management building is also the campus' first on-site renewable energy.
- July 19, 2012 at 11:22 am
VendingMisers were added in July to all beverage vending machines on campus. These devices use motion sensing technology to conserve electricity by powering down the machines when no one is around. The return on investment for this project is less than a year.
- June 21, 2012 at 11:59 am
The Summer Climate Campus Fellowship is awarded annually and provides an opportunity for several students to work on independent projects to reduce the college's green house gas emissions (GHG). This…
- June 20, 2012 at 11:06 am
Recycling Coordinator Robert Townsend has a messy office. It overflows with papers and trinkets—I was surprised when he pulled up a cleared-off chair for me when I arrived. Townsend explained…
- June 20, 2012 at 11:01 am
Over the course of two days spent in St. Louis, Missouri, Susan Matheson, General Manager for Sodexo at Kalamazoo College and I attended a conference pertaining to Sodexo’s commitment to…