Tag Archives: environment

Office of Sustainability tackles food waste


Adrianna Rochester – General Assignments Reporter     Food waste is when any edible items goes unconsumed or discarded by retailers due to undesirable blemishes or colors and by plate waste being discarded by consumers.     According to The Campus Kitchen Project, about 40 percent of food in the U.S. is wasted each year. The site goes onto state that one in six

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Students reduce and reuse during Recyclemania


Office of Sustainability hosted an E-Waste Drive where students donated old computers and electronics. Jene Thomas – General Assignment Reporter  As of Feb. 18, the Southern Connecticut State University campus has gathered 20,740 pounds of recycling, according the RecycleMania Facebook page. “It’s an easy thing that anyone can do for the environment,” said Murphy Murad, sophomore psychology student. This is the

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Students schooled on sustainability with sushi


Jess Pellegrino – General Assignment Reporter  Students were given education about sustainable living and ethical food sourcing—through the lenses of sushi. The Sustainability Living Learning Community, through the Office of Residence Life, sponsored a “Sustainable Sushi” program in the Farnham Programming Space on March 11. The event was a collaboration with Miya’s Sushi of New Haven. Rachel Krehel, freshman and pre-nursing

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Southern strives for sustainability


Aaron Berkowitz – General Assignment Reporter  Making an effort to be more environmentally friendly and aware is much more than just recycling bottles and cans, said Heather Stearns, SCSU’s Recycling Coordinator. “There’s countless ways that everyone can get involved. We are always looking for different ways to recycle. We have recycled mattresses, paint, pallets; there’s really a long list of

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