Dining Services’ summer installation of an RFID-based soda fountain system has caused quite a stir across campus recently. The system’s efficacy is currently being examined by dining services, amidst student questions about whether the system is truly beneficial for “sustainability,” as dining services posits, or whether it’s simply a cash grab based on assumptions about patron behavior.
In the Office of Sustainability’s strategic plan, it aims to achieve a 55 percent waste diversion rate and reduce the amount of consumer-generated waste by 35 percent on the Danforth Campus by 2020.
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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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Green Monday, Washington University’s newest sustainability initiative, encourages students, faculty and community members to take a pledge to eat vegetarian on Mondays.