K Sustainability News
- 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…
- June 20, 2012 at 10:43 am
EnvOrg’s annual Earth Fest event drew a small crowd of students on Friday to the lower quad in celebration of the Earth. A local band provided a live soundtrack for…
- June 20, 2012 at 10:37 am
Last Friday morning, Recycle and Resource Recovery Coordinator Robert Townsend dropped off 2060 pounds of paper waste at the Material Recovery Facilities building in downtown Kalamazoo. The paper came from…
- June 20, 2012 at 10:35 am
“We like to think we’re pretty savage at cooking,” said Mara Livezey K’13 from team Rhubarbarians at Farms to K’s annual cook-off in Hoben Lounge on Monday evening. The sold-out…
- May 31, 2012 at 9:52 am
During Winter Quarter, the college's environmental organization (Envorg) in partnership with the college's Facilities Management Department hosted a competition to see which residence hall could reduce their water and electricity usage the most. Each week points were awarded to dorms bases on gallons of water used per capita and on the percentage of electricity saved in comparison to past winters.