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Tree-planting to cut carbon emissions
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Tree-planting to cut carbon emissions

The Sustainability Office received a $2500 grant this January to plant 35 trees in the greater Saint Paul area. The initiative is part of the office’s Urban Trees and Offsets Pilot Project, which aims to help Macalester reach its carbon neutrality goal by 2025. Sustainability Manager Suzanne Savanick Hansen is heading the project with MCSG…

Sustainability Office’s Zero Waste by 2020 initiative faces challenges
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Sustainability Office’s Zero Waste by 2020 initiative faces challenges

With several of Macalester’s self-imposed sustainability deadlines rapidly approaching, the college is struggling to meet its Zero Waste by 2020 goal. To achieve “zero waste” status, Macalester would have to divert 90 percent of its total waste away from landfills and incinerators. The college made steady progress towards this goal until the 2014–2015 academic year…