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When I first arrived in 2010, Fred [Rogers] and Steve [Spehn] said the top two priorities were to install a commercial-scale wind turbine and write a climate action plan to…
Sustainability Update 2017-2018
The 2017-2018 year was full of new and exciting projects and events from our office, some highlights:
Click here for more information about the Sustainability report for fiscal year 2018.
Points of Intervention Tour
The Points of Intervention Tour was in partnership with the Post-Landfill Action Network, the CCCE Office, Convocations Committee, Custodial Services, Bon Appetit, Environmental Advisory Committee, Zero Waste Task Force, & Dick’s Sanitation (Carleton’s waste hauler). The tour stop consisted of a convocation panel presentation entitled, “Challenging the Linear Consumption Economy” followed by a Repair Fair where volunteer fixers helped over 80 people repair bikes, clothing, small electronics and musical instruments that may have otherwise been destined for the landfill.
Free & For Sale Frenzy
The Free & For Sale Frenzy was built upon the existing Free & For Sale Facebook page on campus. Students can post when they would like to sell something, then it’s first come first serve to claim it. The Sustainability Assistants worked to consolidate this process into a one-day shopping frenzy! Over 100 students participated with over 1,200 articles of clothing.
Utility Master Plan, Year I
This past year, campus has been undergoing a transformation to replace our out-dated steam system with geothermal energy. Progress in year I includes:
- Converted Cassat, James, Myers to operate on 120 degree F supply water
- Isolated Faculty Club on its own boiler
- Completed Bell Field and Mini Bald Spot geothermal bore fields
- East Energy Station constructed and equipment installed
For more information on the Utility Master Plan, please visit go.carleton.edu/geothermal
Get ready for Climate Action Week 2017: Sustainability Solutions! Every winter, the Sustainability Office, in collaboration with student organizations and campus offices, hosts Climate Action Week, a series of events to educate and involve the community in sustainability efforts.
Jenny Cross from Mohawk Industries discusses ways to successfully achieve your sustainability goals.
Thoughts on waste-to-energy after a STA fieldtrip to the Olmstead County Waste to Energy Facility.
Club Carleton students step up to reduce food waste during Green Wars
Carleton has a new (as of this fall) electrical vehicle charger. The charger promotes more sustainable commuting for staff, faculty and guests, as well as furthering the college’s climate action plan toward climate neutrality by 2050.
Green Wars – Carleton’s annual inter-dorm energy-savings competition – started last Monday and continues until this Friday. The dorm that reduces their energy usage by the highest percentage will win…
The final update from Powershift 2011!
Powershift update from day three of the conference.
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