The Mac Weekly

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...

Lose the Landfill – Zero Waste by 2020

September 11, 2014

In an effort to bring its values of sustainability into practice, Macalester College has adopted a goal of Zero Waste by 2020. Macalester adheres to the widely accepted Zero Waste International Alliance standard, which states th...

Compost, campus culture: What’s the next step for Zero Waste by 2020?

October 17, 2013

In 1970, Macalester students took responsible waste disposal into their own hands and initiated a grassroots recycling program. Students sustained the service until Facilities took over in 1986. The recycling effort marked th...

Composting comes to campus

February 1, 2013

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...

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