April

April 2010

Sustainability Year

Sustainability  Logo
The Presidents officially designated the 2010-2011 academic year as "The Year of Sustainability" in their opening speeches for Scholarship and Creativity Day with William Cronon.  This logo has been selected to represent the year.  Workshops, conferences, discussions, and evaluations of current practices will be a part of the year.

Princeton Review

Princeton Review's Guide to 286 Green CollegesCSB/SJU were listed in the Princeton's Review's Guide to 286 Green Colleges.  The schools were noted for their curriculum, career service panels, recycling, vegetarian  options, the Link, and the Arboretum.  To see the full write- up go to page 27.


Solar

You can now see what the Abbey Solar Field is producing right now! This link  is available under Energy on the Sustainability Webpage. 


Water Bottle Study done by SIFE

SIFE conducted a campus-wide survey about water use.   They designed 130 reusable bottles that say, "I am not plastic." They swept the campus by approaching students who were currently using plastic water bottles. Upon signing a pledge to stop using plastic bottles, SIFE provided these students with a free, reusable water bottle.

78% of students use a reusable bottle most often
73% support a ban of plastic water bottles on campus

SIFE will present their results to  MaryAnn Baenninger who has called for a drastic reduction of bottles at CSB.

CSB Unveils Green Bike Program

You can check out a green bike through campus recreation at CSB.  Marcia Hilbert and the St. Ben's Senate initiated the program.  Every bike will come with a lock and needs to be returned to campus rec.