September 2010



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. 

September 2010

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 sustainabilityYear of Sustainability

The "Year of Sustainability" webpage has been launched.  Click on this button on the homepage to find out what events are happening on campus.


October 11, 8:00 pm: Clemens Lecture 

Dr. Eban Goodstein speaks on "Reconciling the Science and Economics of Climate Change." 

Stephen B. Humphrey Theatre 


green sisters

October 4: 4:15-5:30 pm: Green Sisters

Companion Planting and Bioneering Sisters
Gorecki, Room 120 



Rabbi WillOctober 18, 8:00 pm: Rabbi Will Berkovitz 

"Sustaining the World: Spirituality and Civic Service"

Pellegrene Auditorium 




Green Bikes 

CSB Students make Green Bike Program a huge success:  The program was featured on WJON News.

Eco-houseEco-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.

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. 

recyclingFootball Recycling:

In a continuation of last year's Pilot program, the Football games will have recycling available.  It was also available for homecoming this year.



Reading Group:

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." 

Copenhagen Film

The Copenhagen film made by the ERC is now available on youtube!