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. 

November 2010

Forum: How can we ever be carbon-neutral?   

Dec. 7 at 4:15pm in CSB Gorecki 204B

We'll be discussing energy: electricity, heating and cooling, clean energy, and personal responsibility.  This is your opportunity to be heard and to ask questions.  FREE PIZZA.



zero wasteZero Waste Event:

 December 5th, 6:00pm Zero Waste Event Upper Gorecki

Are you curious about composting? Ever thought about living a more sustainable life? Come join us for an informational evening featuring the award winning documentary "No Impact Man."  Also featuring Ginney Black, Organics Recycling Specialist.  A FREE Meal will be provided!   


Video update: Abbot talks Sustainability

As part of the Lunch and Learn series the abbot spoke about sustainability.  This video is no longer available.

Dec. 1st, 2010 at CSB Gorecki 204B. 7PM

Last December the Environmental Responsibility Coalition traveled to the UN international Climate Negotiations in Copenhagen, Denmark to learn about the global issue and the search for solutions. Come and see their film.

Energy Audits:

The Eco-House and Rainbow House are getting an Energy Audit.  If you are curious what an energy audit entails and would like to tag along, send an email to [email protected].  Audits will take place Friday, Dec 3rd, 9am until 4:00pm.  This is a great way to learn about how you can save money on your energy bills. 

Forum Follow-Up:  Recycling

We've compiled and answered questions that came up at the forum and posted a brief summary.  We had a great turnout at the event with 90 people in attendance.  The recycling video's are also available online on the recycling pages or here: CSB,  SJU.  See the summary and the Q:and A: 

  The Sustainability Survey

We have had about 1400 responses to the survey.  Highlights include:

• Large majority of total respondents expect to learnmore about sustainability while at CSB/SJU
•Over 69% of student respondents know little or nothing about the Office of Sustainability
•More than half the total respondents would be willing to pay a sustainability fee
•Majority of respondents find it important that CSB/SJU become a leader in sustainability and the environment

Farmer's Market: Dec 3rd from 3-6

Potatoes, squash, garlic, plus gourds, maple syrup, honey, artisan breads, cheeses, pork, sunflower oil, herbal teas, jams and jellies, popcorn, baked goods and much more! Fellowship Hall, Resurrection Lutheran Church 


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