The Dickinsonian

Out with the New, In with the Old: Lack of Sustainability Efforts by the Quarry

Katie Henwood ‘15, Guest Writer

October 30, 2014

This year, the college got rid of package pick-up slips in an effort to be more sustainable. These fun, neon pink pieces of paper used to give students’ hearts a flutter when they checked their HUB boxes and discovered that...

Campus Competes to Save Energy

Duanli Zhu ’17, Contributing Writer

March 26, 2014

The Center for sustainability education (CSE) is encouraging all Dickinson students, faculty and staff to take part in the 2014 Energy Challenge, titled “Student EmPOWERment,” to help reduce Dickinson’s energy consumption. The challenge, which began on March 1...

Dickinson’s Conflicting Sustainability Messages

Brendan Birth '16, Columnist

December 6, 2013

If there were a list of all the words that people in the student body, faculty, staff, and administration mentioned throughout an average day at Dickinson, “sustainability” would be near the top of the list. This is for a...

Going Green on Britton Plaza

Katie Lasswell ’17, Staff Writer

November 7, 2013

Sustainability focused clubs teamed up to celebrate Campus Sustainability Day with educational activities and food. The Campus Sustainability Day Celebration was held on Britton Plaza on Friday, Oct. 25, as the Dickinson edition...

Environmentalism is Exclusive

Talya Auger ‘16, Columnist

October 17, 2013

When I arrived at Dickinson as a first year student, I had high hopes of learning the secret to solving the environmental crisis. My goals were naïve, optimistic and well intentioned, but as I have learned, were not the solution...

Smashing the Myth of Sustainable Capitalism

Peter Soeller '14, Columnist

October 3, 2013

Former Dickinson Professor Sebastian Berger used to teach a course on Environmental Economics, which is used as a synthesis course to relate sustainability with economics. Sustainability is the capacity of the environment to maintain...

Green Is The New Silver

Elizabeth Hardison ’16, News Editor

September 16, 2013

While most students were sunning themselves on the beaches this summer, Dickinson College was earning awards. Chosen from a pool of more than 800 colleges and universities across the country, including many large research institutions, Dickinson was ranked secon...

Campus Discusses Carbon Emissions

Elizabeth Lowman ’16, Staff Writer

April 18, 2013

On a campus with a prominent focus on sustainability, students, faculty and administration come together to find ways to reduce Dickinson’s carbon emissions. The Climate Task Force, an organization made up of students and...

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