Stay in touch with Sustainability at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University through this monthly update. Regular updates on news, people, events, energy, waste, and conservation tips will be featured.
The Office of Sustainability welcomes our new staff:
Judy Purman: CSB Director of Sustainability
Nick Moe: SJU Sustainability Fellow
Lew Grobe OSB: Sustainability Associate
Lindsay Wimmer: CSB Intern
Jesse Otis: SJU Intern
Year of Sustainability
Dr. Eban Goodstein speaks on "Reconciling the Science and Economics of Climate Change."
Stephen B. Humphrey Theatre
October 4: 4:15-5:30 pm: Green Sisters
Companion Planting and Bioneering Sisters
Gorecki, Room 120
"Sustaining the World: Spirituality and Civic Service"
Eco-house: SJU is launching a new initiative, an eco-house. Six Johnnies will be learning about how to cut their footprint in their daily lives. Their house and their existing eco-house at CSB was featured on the MN2020 blog.
Year of Sustainability Interview
The Year of Sustainability was the topic of conversation on the pregame show. Check out the audio Clip at 39 minutes to hear what the Year of Sustainability is all about as well as what it means to us.
Mo Overland was featured on WJON, for her work with Orientation. "Protect the environment, a key message at St. Ben's, St. John's.
Orientation featured messages of sustainability including recycling, getting out in the Arboretum, and taking the Link. All first years were given a reusable water bottle to encourage them not to use bottled water. Orientation also cut the amount of paper that they used by eliminating binders.
The Sustainability Survey
We have had over 1200 responses to the survey so far and are looking for more. Your input matters.
In a continuation of last year's Pilot program, the Football games will have recycling available. It was also available for homecoming this year.
A Reading Group will be organized in the near future. Keep an eye out future updates if you would like to be involved.
Be our friend on Facebook! Click here or search for "The Sustainability Office."
The Copenhagen film made by the ERC is now available on youtube! http://www.youtube.com/ercoalition