sustainability

Annual Consortium revitalizes student sustainability

By SARAH SANDLER – 6 years ago

courtesy of Walter Garschagen The Villard Room is going green this week­end. The annual consortium of colleges and universities will be gathering at Vassar to discuss how to get students…

Helmsley trust awards campus sustainability

By RHYS JOHNSON – 6 years ago

On April 27, the College announced that Vassar was recently awarded a grant of $997,564 from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust to begin a new series…

Vassar Greens, Dems host activists, promote sustainability

By EMILY HOFFMAN – 6 years ago

On May 1, the Vassar Democrats and the Vassar Greens hosted environmental activists Jason Angell ’00 and Jocelyn Apicello, who advocated for greater ecological consciousness and sustainability efforts. Photo By:…

A last shot at love with Cupid’s SWAPR

By JULIA CUNNINGHAM – 6 years ago

For those singles on Valentine’s Day, there is still hope. The spirit of Valentine’s Day is not limited to loving your friends, family and significant others; loving the environment is…

Majors lead sustainability initiative

By ERIK HALBERG – 7 years ago

Most meals at the Retreat are characterized by a last minute frantic dilemma of which bin to put your waste in, followed by a quick dumping of everything into just…

New Ecoleaders to promote sustainability

By ANNA IOVINE – 7 years ago

Sustainability at Vassar has started a new program to encourage environmental measures—defined as focusing on ecological, economic, and social concerns—in dorms and senior housing. The program instates ten to twelve…

Boland illuminates Chinese urbanization

By EMILY HOFFMAN – 8 years ago

On Monday September 16, University of Toronto Professor of Geography Alana Boland came to Vassar to give a lecture entitled “Both Spectacular and Mundane: The Greening of Urban China.” This…

Art from trash a sustainable campaign

By AJA SAALFELD – 8 years ago

There’s no way to get around it—move-in is a mess. Overflowing trash bins, just like getting used to new bathrooms and finding out which of your hall mates are the…

VC co-op explores food, farming in Hudson Valley

By MARY TALBOT – 8 years ago

For Vassar students who eat most of their meals at the All-Campus Dining Center, it is easy to take food for granted. However, some students remedy this issue by taking…