Tag: sustainability


Macalester receives sustainability grant from Margaret A. Cargill Foundation

Macalester was recently awarded a campus sustainability grant from the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation. The grant will make a number of new activities on campus possible to increase sustainability awareness across campus. The grant, which will provide $650,000 in funding through 2017, first came to Macalester through Sustainability Director Suzanne Hansen. “I originally found out…


Compost bins installed in every campus building

Unlike last year, when compost was only collected in four locations on campus, Facilities rolled out green compost bins in common areas of all non-residential buildings, kitchens in dorms and everywhere with paper towel dispensers. The compost, which will be collected and brought to an industrial processing site called the Mulch Store, may include all…

Fossil Free Mac hosts demonstration advocating for divestment

Fossil Free Mac hosts demonstration advocating for divestment

A handful of members of Macalester’s Fossil Free Mac huddled outside of the Campus Center on a cold, blustery Monday afternoon, dressed up as whoopie cushions and oil executives with clown noses for their own April 1 celebration: Fossil Fools Day. The event was designed to raise awareness about the organization’s efforts to convince Macalester’s…

Features, Sustainable Obtainables

Sustainable Obtainables: Eating local year-round ain’t no thing

Whether you live on campus, off campus, like to cook or you’d rather eat at Café Mac, there will likely come a point in the long winter months where you’ll be faced with shopping at the grocery store. If you’ve got a small (or big) case of eco-anxiety like I do, you might be wondering how to shop sustainably for food while everything alive seems to be frozen over and buried under snow all around us.

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