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Earth Day Connects Students, Environmental Justice

Orly Rubinfeld Earth Day fb Environmentalism and environmental justice, involving the deepening and healing of our relationship with the land while acknowledging injustices within our current systems and trying to envision and embody alternatives, are important for students such as Orly Rubinfeld ’20. Rubinfeld sees […]

Bags to Benches Targets Plastic, Unites K

Bags to Benches Plastics Drive_FB The Kalamazoo College Council of Student Representatives (KCCSR) and the Eco Club are offering a creative way for you to deal with your plastic waste—including that supply of plastic bags that seems to grow every time you shop. From now […]

Alumna Spotlights K in Climate Conversation

Bronte Payne Leads National Climate Conversation A 2015 Kalamazoo College alumna is helping colleges and universities find a variety of ideas for teaching students about environmentalism and climate leadership. As it turns out, her alma mater provides a good model for such ideas. Bronte Payne has […]

Thanksgiving Journey Home

Dakota Access Pipeline Jamie Schaub ’12, a Montessori teacher who lives and works in Traverse City, Michigan, traveled to Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota during Thanksgiving. She shared her story of leaving home to go home. A few days before Thanksgiving […]

Dining Green

Sustainability at Kalamazoo College Fulfilling the food needs of an entire campus can be a pretty resource-heavy task. This is why dining services has been especially active in their efforts to create an environmentally-friendly operation. Those efforts include using locally sourced food, donating what […]

If We Build It, They Will Come

K alumna and bee expert Rebecca Tonietto ’05 K alumna and bee expert Rebecca Tonietto ’05 is interviewed in the Huffington Post on the ways humans can help address colony collapse among bee populations. Tonietto is a postdoctoral David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellow exploring urban bee communities, […]

One Down, 29 to Go

Oxen Deliver Wood The oxen were onsite, which means work began on a new pavilion that will be part of Kalamazoo College’s Lillian Anderson Arboretum. Oxen? Yes, the animals were used to haul 30 logs of red pine harvested from the “Arb,” the […]

The R in K’s DNA

The R in K’s DNA RecycleMania 2015 is over, and if you didn’t know that (or if you weren’t aware the contest had even begun) that’s because for the second consecutive year the College has competed without promoting the contest–sort of a test to see […]