4 ways to be sustainable during reading week

Reading week may be stressful, but that’s no excuse for slacking on the good deeds. With these tips, you can make a tangible, positive impact on the world with minimal effort.

Hanusia Higgins | Staff Writer

Senate passes resolution, starts petition to call for solar panel bids

In an effort to convince the University to expand the use of solar panels on campus, Student Union Senate passed a resolution and created a petition to display additional support for the clean energy option.

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Food Week aims to make students mindful about food choices and resources

Washington University students are gearing up for national Food Day with a week of events sponsored by the Office of Sustainability, Dining Services, the Burning Kumquat and Harvest Health.

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WU students campaign to raise awareness about climate change

Students from Washington University’s environmental and sustainability groups came together outside the Danforth University Center to educate their classmates about current environmental problems and opportunities facing their generation.

Rachel Katzin | Contributing Reporter

Give us better options, not sterner warnings

Washington University has long touted itself as a leader in energy conservation and sustainability. Many of its programs, however, focus on the negative aspects of an action, rather than the positive.

Brookings Residential College and Sigma Alpha Epsilon win Green Cup divisions

Brookings Residential College and Sigma Alpha Epsilon took home the wins in this year’s Green Cup, which saw nearly double the amount of energy reduction compared to last year’s event.

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Students of Fossil Free WashU aim for divestment with letter to chancellor

As part of Global Divestment Day, Fossil Free WashU sent a letter to Chancellor Mark Wrighton on Feb. 13 encouraging him to divest Washington University’s endowment from fossil fuel companies.

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New ‘Green Monday’ initiative aims at reducing carbon footprint

Green Monday, Washington University’s newest sustainability initiative, encourages students, faculty and community members to take a pledge to eat vegetarian on Mondays.

Deborah Spencer | Contributing Reporter

Annual Green Cup leads to record high energy reductions

This year’s Green Cup resulted in a greater amount of energy reduction than has been seen in any of the past years.

Dylan Bassett | Staff Reporter

‘Mount Trashmore’ to draw increased attention to recycling

Students walking by the Clocktower this week may be surprised to see giant bins of trash lining their path. The trash bins, deemed “Mount Trashmore,” are a part of Recyclemania, a two-month-long college competition consisting of more than 400 universities to see which school is able to recycle and compost the most of its trash.