Tag Archives: Office of Sustainability

Reducing food waste on campus


Jeffery Lamson – Special to the Southern News In an effort to reduce food waste on campus, the Office of Sustainability has had a lot of help from student interns as well as volunteers from the Geography Club, and Chartwells employees. According to senior geography major and Office of Sustainability intern Courtney Pesce the Geography Club been a major asset

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Recyclemania competition promotes sustainability


Alex Palmieri – News Writer Heather Stearns said Recyclemania is made for students to understand the significance of recycling and to continue recycling as best as they can. “We’ve been doing this since 2008,” said Stearns, recycling coordinator. “It’s been a great time.” Stearns said the main goal of Recyclemania is waste reduction. This is an eight week friendly competition between

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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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The true impact of climate change


Melissa Nuñez – General Assignment Reporter To understand the cause of climate change James Tait, Ph.D. professor for science education and environmental studies, said rising earth temperatures are the source. “The most important thing to focus on is the average temperature of the earth and then we look at climate changes on the earth as a whole,” said Tait. “What is happening

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Southern continues its green streak


Josh Falcone – News Editor  Southern continues to achieve an environmentally friendly campus, with two of the university’s latest enterprises, new refillable water stations, and a successful community garden. According to Suzanne Huminski and Heather Stearns from the Office of Sustainability, the university has begun installing refillable water stations, where people can refill a water bottle or sports bottle as

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