In light of College and State of Maryland budget crises this year, the recently terminated Sustainability Fellow position is not scheduled to be reinstated next year despite considerable campus support. Begun in 2008 as a one-year fellowship program, the Sustainability Fellow position was designed as the only full-time sustainability office Read More
Sorry Barbie, but it turns out that a life in plastic is not so fantastic after all. On Wednesday, Nov. 9 in Cole Cinema, the Center for Study of Democracy, the League of Women Voters, and the Environmental Studies Department co-sponsored the showing of “Bag It,” a documentary by Jeb Read More
St. Mary’s touts itself as a green school, and yet some alumni were still wondering why the College has not shown up in any prestigious green school rankings, such as The Princeton Review, Sierra Club’s Cool Schools, or the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s (AASHE) Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS).
This semester, students in the dormitories will notice a new presence encouraging them to be more eco-friendly. The presence, a group of students known as “eco-reps,” will be running a number of programs designed to make dorm residents more conscious of the energy that they use.
On March 28, lights went out across the globe at 8:30 p.m. local time. Starting with New Zealand, countries around the world began to turn off their lights as part of Earth Hour 2009. Las Vegas, Nevada, went dark, as did Times Square in New York City. As the official Read More
Over a dozen St. Mary’s students passionate about the environment protested the use of coal energy in what has been called, “The biggest act of civil disobedience against global warming in American history”. The protest against the Capitol Power Plant, which occurred Monday, March 2, was attended by over a Read More
On Feb. 27, over 11,000 people, most between the ages of 18 and 24, congregated in D.C. for the largest conference on energy and climate change in the nation’s history. Power Shift 2009, run by the Energy Action Coalition, was held at the DC Convention Center from Friday, Feb. 27 Read More