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Sustainability for Global Citizenship: Sharing homes and ideas
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Sustainability for Global Citizenship: Sharing homes and ideas

On Sept. 28, students and staff packed into the Lowe Dayton Commons to view projects created for the new Sustainability for Global Citizenship class. Four groups presented, each comprised of three students. The class finished its inaugural semester in May, and it seems destined for a rich future at Macalester. Taught and mentored by political…

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Sustainability and Civic Engagement Outside the Mac Bubble

The Sustainability Network brings together students from a variety of departments and organizations to work on sustainability-related projects from around campus. This column will describe a different project from Network workers each week. You can get in touch with the network with your ideas or questions by emailing fbeckel [at] macalester.edu or gqueenan [at] macalester.edu,…

Composting is sexy: Dirty Training begins at Mac
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Composting is sexy: Dirty Training begins at Mac

If you’re a first year it’s possible that you have attended a Dirty Training, or may be attending one soon. Even then, you might not know what they are, how they were started or what they’re about. Dirty Trainings are an initiative intended to create awareness about waste at Macalester. They are ten-minute presentations put…

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New Sustainability Seminar pairs students with community partners

A new class, “Sustainability for Global Citizenship,” is being offered this spring as part of Macalester’s Educating Sustainability Ambassadors (ESA) grant. The seminar pairs teams of students with local community partners to work in cooperation on a project related to sustainability. After participating in a seminar this spring, students will work with community partners during…

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MCSG will provide compostable dishware

In another step towards meeting Macalester’s goal of becoming Zero Waste by 2020, student organizations, faculty and staff will now be able to order compostable dishware for wholesale prices as the result of an initiative from MCSG, Mailing and Business Services and the Sustainability Office. The idea, initially brought up in MCSG last semester, finally…

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Sustainability at Mac

TMW: What brings you to work with the Sustainability Network? GQ: At the end of my freshman year, I started looking at work-study position openings for the next fall. I saw the position for Zero Waste Coordinator and thought it would be a good opportunity to spend time in a work-study position that involved an…

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On the BEAT: What’s happening around campus and the region

CAMPUS ACTIVITIES AND OPERATIONS Leadership Conference featuring Derreck Kayongo Joan Maze, head of Campus Activities and Operations, stated that this semester’s theme is tapping into individual power to effect both local and global social change. A major event will be the Leadership Conference on February 21st which will feature keynote speaker Derreck Kayongo. He leads…

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Community members call for inclusion of sustainable language in Strategic Plan

With the first draft of Macalester’s strategic plan released earlier this fall, conversations about the lack of language around the College’s plan for environmental sustainability have already sprung up around campus. Along with other students and organizations worried about this, MCSG representative Rick Beckel ’15 co-wrote an op-ed addressing some of the current concerns about…

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