campus sustainability

Four simple items that make sustainable college living easy, affordable

Wake up. Turn the bedside lamp on. Brush teeth. Buy coffee at Whispers Cafe. Go to class. Eat a snack. Stop by the bookstore. It’s a fairly mundane morning routine at Washington University.

Ali Gold | Senior Editor

‘Sustainable and green’: WU continues to pursue LEED certifications

Sustainability on campus continues to be a pressing issue for many students. Students are cognizant of the amount of compost and recycle bins on campus, as well as how sustainable they personally are. But has anyone ever wondered about the actual environment that they are learning in?

Marc Ridgell | Contributing Writer

‘Self-gentrification’: Majora Carter on empowering communities

To MacArthur “Genius” Grant winning urban revitalization strategist Majora Carter, issues of environmental neglect and economic disparities often go hand in hand. That’s why she’s dedicated much of her career to improving environmental and economic conditions in her hometown of South Bronx, New York City in order to preserve the community so that members no longer desire to leave in search of a higher quality of life.

| Senior Scene Editor

WU awarded for student-driven sustainability efforts

Congress of the South 40 was awarded for its commitment to sustainability after submitting a bid on behalf of Washington University at the Midwest Affiliate for College and University Residence Halls Regional Leadership Conference, Nov. 2. The Midwest Affiliate for College and University Residence Halls Regional Leadership Conference (MACURH) commended the University for their high […]

| Senior News Editor

Senate-penned report calls for carbon neutrality by 2035, greater transparency

SU Senate’s Green Energy Resolution calling for Washington University to achieve carbon neutrality by 2035 was passed unanimously in a Senate meeting Oct. 29.

| Senior News Editor

Composting expands across campus, hits South 40 residence halls

Washington University celebrated a sustainability victory this semester as composting efforts expanded both in residential halls and dining facilities across campus. Thanks to the efforts of dedicated students and like-minded faculty members, composting is now available at the Danforth University Center, Parkside Cafe and every dorm on the South 40.

Elizabeth Phelan | Staff Writer

Decreasing disposables: the road to zero waste at WU

As new composting initiatives pop up on the Danforth Campus, it’s clear that Washington University is starting to join this eco-friendly movement. But the processes that the different forms of waste undergo once they leave the hands of students remain a mystery to many.

Jaden Satenstein | Senior Scene Editor

WU Green Ambassadors to expand compost program

The Washington University Green Ambassadors will expand their residential compost program to include four more dorms on the South 40.

Grace Stohr | Staff Reporter

Washington U. sustainability woes

On Jan. 14, Chancellor Wrighton unveiled a draft of Washington University’s “Strategic Plan for Environmentally Sustainable Operations” by e-mailing each and every one of us. Rarely do we receive such e-mails. The plan is comprehensive, but may be a bit incomprehensible.

| Staff Columnist

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