Monday, Feb. 4, marked the first Meatless Monday of the year. The program, which was tumultuously endorsed by the Student Government Association (SGA) on a trial basis late last semester, aims to shrink St. Mary’s carbon footprint and raise awareness about the benefits of reducing meat consumption. Despite the program’s Read More
For one hour on the evening of March 31, students gathered around the crackling fire pit in Waring Commons (WC) amidst smoky wind and marshmallows as part of the international event known as Earth Hour. SEAC (Student Environmental Action Coalition) hosted the St. Mary’s Earth Hour event, which occurs when Read More
On Feb. 28, St. Mary’s students helped spread global climate change awareness by plunging into this year’s Polar Bear Splash at the James P. Muldoon River Center. The fifth annual Polar Bear Splash, hosted by the St. Mary’s Enviornmental Action Coalition (SEAC), raised funds for charities while letting the participants Read More
The answer to Maryland’s renewable energy needs might be blowing in the wind. Students all over campus are signing a petition to show their support for the Maryland Offshore Wind Energy Act of 2012, also known as Senate Bill 237/House Bill 441. SEAC, Saint Mary’s Student Environmental Action Coalition, is Read More
This October St. Mary’s Environmental Action Commission (SEAC) attended a rally in protest of the building of the Keystone pipeline. The specific rally involved 10,000 people encircling the White House. “The original goal of the action’s organizers was 3,000 so we surpassed it by more than three times. We brought Read More
Seven St. Mary’s students and alumni joined author Bill McKibben, climate scientist Dr. James Hansen, and representatives of Canada’s impacted First Nations in the daily protests against the Keystone Pipeline. Over 2,000 people from all 50 states are expected to take part in the two week sit-in at the White House, which began Saturday, August 20, and will end on Saturday, September 3.
This coming spring Bon Appetit plans to implement a trial reusable to-go box program, a welcome addition to college residents tired of seeing overflowing trash cans filled with Styrofoam ones.