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New printing initiative aims to save paper, reach 2020 goal

September 17, 2015

Beginning this fall, students’ printing habits are being monitored through a new widget on all lab computers as part of an initiative aimed at reducing paper waste. A product of Papercut, the paper-tracking software used at M...

Macalester applies for grant to install solar panels to Markim Hall

March 6, 2015

Macalester is once again on the brink of being a solar-powered campus. The college recently applied for funding under a solar panel initiative by the state of Minnesota and Xcel Energy that would cover the costs of adding solar pa...

Sustainability and Civic Engagement Outside the Mac Bubble

March 6, 2015

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 ea...

New Sustainability Seminar pairs students with community partners

February 27, 2015

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...

MCSG will provide compostable dishware

February 20, 2015

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 fr...

Sustainability at Mac

February 20, 2015

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...

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

February 6, 2015

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...

Community members call for inclusion of sustainable language in Strategic Plan

October 30, 2014

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 othe...

New initiative aims to spark sustainability conversations on campus

October 16, 2014

Editors’ note: Macalester received a Campus Sustainability Grant last spring. For more coverage, specifically on the Sustainability for Global Citizenship Seminar, see last week’s issue of The Mac Weekly. The Educating Sustaina...

Sustainability and Global Citizenship Seminar formed | Course funded by the Margaret Cargill Grant

October 9, 2014

This spring, 10 Macalester sophomores and juniors will have the chance to participate in a new fellowship course called the “Sustainability for Global Citizenship Seminar.” The new course offering comprises the signature pi...

Sustainability and the Strategic Planning process

October 2, 2014

Macalester’s newly-released Strategic Plan opens with a bold aspiration: “We hope that [this Plan] will position [our college] on a more sustainable path and as a leader in liberal arts education.” In this document, however, ...

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