environment

Calls for divestment must feed into systemic change

By MARTIN MAN – 9 years ago

The issue of divesting Vassar’s endowment from fossil fuel companies has been gaining steam this past semester. As part of a national movement on the rise, especially amongst universities, a…

CCS, Greens to bring ecofeminist Shiva to campus

By ALESSANDRA SEITER – 9 years ago

With a number of courses focused on sustainability pertaining to food issues as well as an entire semester-long learning-living community devoted to fostering a deeper understanding of food and farming,…

VSA ruminates on divestment resolution

By LEIGHTON SUEN – 9 years ago

On Sunday, Feb. 17, the resolution in support of divestment from fossil fuel industries was proposed for a second time in Vassar Student Association (VSA) Council, and subsequently tabled again…

Divestment proposal gains speed

By BETHAN JOHNSON – 9 years ago

Last week, the Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign, an offshoot of the Vassar Greens, worked to increase its visibility by holding a teach-in and introducing a resolution to the VSA Council…

Menstrual cups an affordable and empowering alternative

By RACHEL BORNÉ – 9 years ago

Despite the fact that women have experienced menstrual periods since the beginning of time, products associated with menstruation have received pitiful updates over the years. Many women feel their only…

Divestment economics good for VC

By GABE DUNSMITH – 9 years ago

T he economics of fossil fuel divestment show good signs for Vassar. A recent report from the Aperio Group, an investment management firm, claims that the risk to colleges’ endowments…

Students, RCF propose sustainability initiatives

By DALLAS ROBINSON – 9 years ago

When thinking about advocating for environmental consciousness, terms like “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle” are far more common than “Lambscaping” or “The Plight of Wasted Light at Night.” Nonetheless, students, staff…