From the roles of the Green Advisors to the use of take-out containers at Sharples, each member of the Office of Sustainability has had their roles affected by the pandemic. Though many things remain the same, the office has made some changes
Students, faculty, and alumni joined Environmental Services and Office of Sustainability staff members in the fourth Annual Waste Characterization Study on the morning of Friday, October 11th. Since the inception of the college’s Zero Waste initiative, there has been a lack of
In 1999 the college began purchasing renewable energy certificates, and the college’s 2012 “Climate Action Plan” cited Renewable Energy Credits (R.E.C.s) as a necessary tool to offset those greenhouse gas emissions associated with the generation of electricity that could not be eliminated
Amos Frye ’18, a fellow of the President’s Sustainability Research Fellowship program, worked first as a landscaper and farmhand in high school, then as a volunteer for the Student Conservation Association, working on trails in Hopewell Furnace, Pa., and Kenai Fjords, Alaska.
In the last three years, the Sustainability Office has expanded its staff and the scope of its efforts to make Swarthmore more sustainable. This year, in addition to hiring a new full time employee, bringing the office to a total of three
This year, the Office of Sustainability is implementing a carbon charge on each department at the college. Swarthmore and Yale University are currently the only two institutions of higher education to impose such a charge for carbon use. The charge will be