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K Quad Goes “Green” for Commencement

K Quad Goes “Green” for Commencement As the Kalamazoo College 2014 commencement day gets closer, Facilities Management, or “FacMan,” has been working hard to get the campus Quad ready for the celebrations in a most sustainable way. FacMan Grounds Coordinator Victor Garcia ’97 revealed that all […]

A Strong Sustainability Finish

Recycle Mania 2013 logo The Recyclemania 2014 tournament is “in the books;” and Kalamazoo College finished first in two categories–the Per Capita Classic, and Bottles and Cans. Recyclemania is the annual friendly competition among 461 universities and colleges in the U.S. and Canada dedicated […]

Commute and Climate

Midway through this summer, biology graduate Trace Redmond ’13 wanted to know how K faculty and staff got to and from work. He was being paid for his curiosity, all part of his work as the summer 2013 energy intern […]

Freshly Filtered Fertilizer

Compost Intern Sammy Jolly with the beginnings of a bike Samantha Jolly ’15 is building a bike that will help save the world. As you know, the Kalamazoo College campus is covered with gardens large and small. But did you know that the College produces some its very own compost […]

Top 25!

Two students stand beside an older man who's bottom half is covered by a blue recycling bin. Kalamazoo College placed 24th overall in 2013 RecycleMania, a friendly (and eco-friendly) sustainability competition among colleges and universities that focuses on waste minimization and recycling. More than 600 schools in the United States and Canada participated this year. 2013 was […]

Many Happy Returns: Recyclemania 2013

Two students stand beside an older man who's bottom half is covered by a blue recycling bin. Recycling an old tradition, Kalamazoo College is off to a good start in Recyclemania 2013, the friendly annual competition and benchmarking tool that allows college and university recycling programs to promote waste reduction activities to their campus communities. “We still […]

K Recycling Program Puts Others to Shame

The website has ranked Kalamazoo College #6 on its list of “11 College Recycling Programs That Put All Others To Shame.” The website cites K for being “a perennial top finisher in Recyclemania,” the national competition for college and university recycling programs, and for […]

K Sustainability Intern Converts Motion to Miser

Caleb Kline ’13 has been posting green gains on the College’s Sustainability Web site. It’s worth a look-see. One of his latest articles describes the installation of VendingMisers. The devices allow vending machines to power down when no one’s around. […]

Students Create Cardboard Chapel

Stetson Chapel received another life recently when K students erected a new and recyclable cardboard version of the building on the Quad, breaking a collegiate environmental record along the way. Sustainability intern Scott Beal ’12 asked EnvOrg (Environmental Organization) to help him […]