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.
Bottled Water: Policy and H20 Project
CSB has approved a bottled water policy, read how it will affect you here.CSB Campus Ministry has started the H20 Project. Give up other beverages besides tap water and donate the money to the H20 project. Your donation will help others gain access to clean water.
SJU Sustainable Revolving Loan Fund
The pool lights were replaced last August in the Palaestra. The project will save $4,850 and 13.7 tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually. The project will pay for itself in self in 3 and a half years.
The Bernie, Bonnie, and Pat lounge lights were replaced and savings are currently being tallied.
Graduation gowns will be made from 100% recycled material such as plastic bottles. Each gown saves ½ gallon of oil. Our current stock will be used up this year, but 70-90% of the gowns will be from recycled material.
Proposals are now being accepted for the UMACS 2011 Regional Conference
September 23-24 at the University of Minnesota Morris
Interested in presenting on what you did for the year of sustainability?
Contact Theo Eggermont for more info:
Sunday 10th: Watab Hogroast
Tuesday 12th: Biosphere in a bottle, Movie Night in Pelegrene
Wednesday 13th: Bike to Class Day
Thursday 14th: Fish of the Fish, Spring Bingo
Friday 15th: Vertical Endeavors Trip, Farmers market bike
Saturday 16th: Leave No Trace Camp Out
Contact Nick Moe if you are interested in an SJU internship during the summer or fall.
Contact Judy Purman if you are interested in a CSB summer or fall internship or a 1 year Fellowship (for graduates).
PowerShift: CSB/SJU will be sending 45 students: Making it 16th in the Nation based on the numbers of students going!
New Oak Waste and Recycling bins have been added to make recycling more convenient and consistent with the rest of campus. The bins were made in the woodshop with wood sustainably harvested from the Arboretum.