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Fossil Free Mac hosts demonstration advocating for divestment
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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…

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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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Concrete step to fight for the planet: divest!

I haven’t experienced a “real” Minnesota winter during my two years at Macalester due to disappointingly sparse snowfalls. Last summer was equally outside the norm, as the Midwest was hit by devastating drought. Our East Coast counterparts have had similar problems recently, but at the opposite extreme: last week’s blizzard left the region immobile for…

Sustainable Obtainables: Zeroing In on Zero Waste
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Sustainable Obtainables: Zeroing In on Zero Waste

One of the most frustrating things about buying any product is fighting to open it.  Once you’ve torn through the outer layer of plastic and cut open the box, you use your sharp object of choice to dislodge plastic zip binds, twist ties, plastic casing, shrink wrap…would you think you had to pay extra for…

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Composting comes to campus

If you wondered why someone was walking around campus dressed as a fried egg on Tuesday, Claire Henkel ‘13 can tell you.  “This way, I don’t have to bombard people, asking them to listen to my spiel,” she said. “People ask me first.” Henkel was excited about a new composting system implemented by the college…

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