Soon about 400 students will be walking around with their new “eco-oyster shells”, or reusable to-go boxes, as part of the campus initiative to be more sustainable. The reusable boxes will be much more environmentally friendly than the current Styrofoam boxes that students use.
As anyone who has seen the trash cans on the Campus Center patio on a nice day knows, to-go boxes from the Great Room are used frequently at St. Mary’s. In fact, our food services company Bon Appétit estimates that between 800 and 1000 boxes are handed out on any given day during the academic year.
On Oct. 20, college campuses all over the nation celebrated Campus Sustainability Day, a day devoted to emphasizing the green initiative on college campuses
While the United States Congress has yet to pass comprehensive climate change legislation and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change seems to like negotiating more than creating legally binding treaties, students have been very successful at tackling climate change on campus.
Right off of Route 5, immediate South of Rosecroft Rd., lies a beige-brown house that is about as inconspicuous as one can imagine. Next to that house is a little plot of land that used to look just as unremarkable. Recently, however, it has experienced a transformation with the dedication Read More
A new bill passed by the Student Government Association (SGA) will allocate roughly $100,000 to a new fund for creating or implementing sustainable, energy-saving technologies and systems on campus. The bill, presented to the SGA by Matt Foerster, Lisa Neu, Danielle Doubt, Becky White, and SGA President Justin Perry, will Read More
Great strides are already being made on an ambitious new campus farm project, which promises to change the way students look at agriculture and food consumption.