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Hamilton students and alumni participated in the People's Climate March on Sept. 21.
Hamilton Students, Alumni Participate in Largest Climate March in History

On Sunday, Sept. 21, more than 45 Hamilton students, alumni, faculty and staff boarded buses, cars, trains, and subways to arrive at the corner of 71st and Central Park West in New York City to participate in the People’s Climate March. Along with approximately 400,000 fellow marchers, students waited eagerly -- with signs, whistles, costumes and posters -- so that they could demand action before the United Nations Climate Summit, which took place on Sept. 23.  More ...

The Forever Wild Class with Professors Onno Oerlemans and Robin Kinnel at Jim Schoff's '68  Camp Wenonah.
Forever Wild Class Visits Adirondack Park

Professor of English Onno Oerlemans and his Adirondack seminar (ES 220: Forever Wild: The Cultural and Natural Histories of the Adirondack Park) visited sites in the Adirondacks on Oct. 5-6. The class of 17 sophomores and juniors traveled to Asgaard Farm near Jay, N.Y., Whiteface Mountain and Great Camp Wenonah, and to the two museums in the park.  More ...

Mine Your Own Business Screening Nov. 8

A screening and discussion of the documentary, Mine Your Own Business, will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the Red Pit, KJ.  Mine Your Own Business examines the controversial Rosia Montana mining project in Romania in 2007. The event is free and open to the public.  More ...

Jonathan Waterman
Environmental Filmmaker and Author to Lecture

Environmentalist, climber, filmmaker and author Jonathan Waterman will present a lecture on his latest book, Running Dry: A Journey from Source to Sea Down the Colorado River, on Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the Kennedy Auditorium, Taylor Science Center.  More ...

Projected CO2 Emissions
Campus Meets Climate Action Plan Goal Four Years Early

When Hamilton College started measuring its CO2 emissions in 2007, carbon equivalents measured 22,540 metric tons. By 2011, the College had reduced emissions to a total of 17,817 metric tons, surpassing its 2015 Climate Action Plan goal of 18,032 and achieving a 20 percent reduction four years ahead of schedule. In the past year, solid waste was also reduced on campus by 25 percent from 916 to 675 metric tons.  More ...

William Rusche '13 and Andrea Wrobel '13.
Green Religion

Within the past 25 years, a new type of social movement has emerged in American culture: religious environmental groups. Their members apply religious texts and beliefs to environmental causes, raising environmental concern and benefiting sustainable practices. However, despite how diverse and numerous these groups have become, sociologists have yet to study them in detail.  More ...

Anders Halverson's <em>An Entirely Synthetic Fish</em>.
Synthetic Fish Author Details History of Rainbow Trout

 In his lecture in the Science Center Kennedy Auditorium on April 11, Anders Halverson, author of An Entirely Synthetic Fish: How Rainbow Trout Beguiled America and Overran the World, discussed the history of the rainbow trout as a game fish and the environmental implications of massive, cross-country stocking in freshwater streams.  More ...

Owen, Videras and Wu Publish in Review of Social Economy

A paper co-authored by Professor of Economics and Director of the Levitt Public Affairs Center Ann  Owen and Associate Professors of Economics  Julio Videras and Stephen Wu was published in the December issue of Review of Social Economy. “Identity and Environmentalism: The Influence of Community Characteristics” examines the influence of community characteristics on self-proclaimed environmentalism.  More ...

Caitlin O'Dowd '12 in Mokattam with students at the school run by the Spirit of Youth Association (S.O.Y.).
Environmentalism in the Garbage City
After our trash leaves our hands, we in the U.S. like to pretend it no longer exists. But to people in Mokattem, an informal settlement just outside Cairo, Egypt, sorting and recycling garbage is essential to their livelihood. Working with Assistant Professor of Government Peter Cannavo, Caitlin O’Dowd ’12 was awarded an Emerson grant to investigate the relationship between the waste system and social justice in Mokattam. More ...
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