Grant Recipients Focus on Water Sustainability

Daniel Budmen '15 and Rebecca Greiff '14 have formed the HWS Drink Local Campaign in an effort to eliminate plastic water bottle use and promote the use of reusable water bottles on campus. Rachel Newcomb '15 has created a rain barrel project, "Store the Storm," in collaboration with the Finger Lakes Institute. The three are the first recipients of the Carver and DeLaney Family Environmental Stud...  More >>

Many Ways to Celebrate Earth Week

From films to lectures, drum presentations to races, the Colleges' celebration of Earth Week this year represents an array of sustainability issues and themes. Earth Week kicked off Monday, April 21, with a showing of the documentary, "Dirt!" Inspired by William Bryant Logan's acclaimed book, "Dirt: The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth," the movie takes a humorous and substantial look into the history ...  More >>

Inventorying Geneva's Greenhouse Gases

In her internship this semester, Katie Paige '14 is working with the City of Geneva to update the city's greenhouse gas inventory. A double-major in economics and environmental studies, Paige has been extracting the city's electricity and natural gas usage from New York State Electric and Gas records. She then breaks down the city's energy use further into different categories to determine where ...  More >>

First Years to Explore Sustainable Living

When the Classes of 2018 arrive in the fall, more than 50 students will have the opportunity to explore sustainability and consumption through a new Learning Community, "Sustainable Living." The two-semester long program will have an emphasis on the relationship between local actions and global effects. "Sustainable Living gives students interested in any aspect of sustainability a strong start a...  More >>

Second Finger Lakes Landfill Summit

The Finger Lakes Region faces serious challenges in fostering sustainable economic development while maintaining the natural beauty, clean air, sparkling waters and fertile soils of the area. In 2013, the first Finger Lakes Landfill Summit sought to answer the question, "Where are we?" with regard to the solid waste situation in the northern Seneca Lake region. On Wednesday, April 9, the 2014 Sum...  More >>