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Renovations Generate Significant Energy Savings

By the end of this approaching summer, campus construction, renovation and replacement projects completed by Hamilton’s Physical Plant will create energy savings equal to more than 1,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide.  More ...

Hamilton Environmental Action Group Celebrates Green Week
The Hamilton Environmental Action Group (HEAG) will celebrate Green Week with a number of activities. All are free and open to the public. More ...
Sarah Gamble '13 prepares tea in her mug.
Red Mugs Go Green in Campus Dining Halls
Hamilton took another step toward environmental sustainability last week, as the College (in conjunction with the Hamilton Environmental Group and food service provider Bon Appétit) implemented a new, campus-wide reusable mug system. Hamilton Environmental Group (HEAG) posters around campus read, “Red is the New Green.” What they refer to are the stacks of brand new red plastic mugs that have replaced the disposable paper cups in Commons and McEwen. More ...
Dorm Energy Battle Results Are In
During the month of October Hamilton's 30 residence halls competed in “Do it in the Dark,” a Dorm Energy Battle aimed at reducing energy consumption. Residents of Saunders, Wertimer, and 3994 Campus Road achieved the most significant changes, lowering expected kilowatt-hour use by 29.91 percent, 28.42 percent and 23.22 percent, respectively. More ...
Students assemble paper cranes for 350 day.
350 Paper Cranes
The Hamilton Environmental Action Group (HEAG ) participated in the worldwide 350 day on Oct. 24. HEAG members made 350 papers cranes that were hung on a tree in Root Glen to raise awareness of the climate crisis. More ...
The Building Dashboard displays energy usage.
HEAG Begins Semester With Green Week
The Hamilton Environmental Action Group (HEAG), launched this semester's campaign to encourage sustainability and raise environmental awareness within the Hamilton community on September 21. The campaign, known as Green Week, was designed both to promote a sense of individual environmental responsibility and to educate students and faculty members to environmental problems on campus that have global implications. More ...
HEAG Green Week Activities Continue
Hamilton Environmental Action Group (HEAG) Green Week continues on Sept. 22 with a lecture by Professor of Biology Ernest Williams at 7:30 p.m. in Glen House. Williams will discuss his environmental involvement around Hamilton and the Utica area. More ...
HEAG Celebrates Annual Green Week With Campus Activities
Hamilton's Environmental Action Group (HEAG) is sponsoring a number of activities to celebrate Green Week, Sept 29-Oct. 3.  To start things off on Monday, Sept. 29, HEAG is hosting a lecture, "Colony Collapse Disorder in Honey Bees: The Tip of the Iceberg," by Dr. John P. Burand, associate professor of entomology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. More ...
Members of HEAG and Hamilton's grounds crew planted a white pine tree on Arbor Day.
Hamilton Celebrates Arbor Day
Two groups at Hamilton helped the College celebrate Arbor Day on April 25. The Hamilton Environmental Action Group (HEAG) and Hamilton College Arboretum planted a white pine tree between Kirkland Residence Hall and Minor Theater. Earlier in the day the Arboretum Society participated in a tree planting dedication at Clinton Elementary School. Todd Homer from the Hamilton grounds staff helped the students plant the tree at the school. Clinton students designed posters around the theme "Why Trees Are Important Everywhere" and those who participated received a tree seedling from the Hamilton Arboretum Society to plant at home. More ...
Green Week Farmer's Market.
HEAG Activities Celebrate Green Week
Hamilton's Environmental Action Group (HEAG) is hosting several events to celebrate Green Week, April 28 – May 2. On Monday, community members can participate in a Glen Cleanup at 4 p.m. On April 29 HEAG will present a screening of "Everything's Cool," a film about global warming, at 8 p.m. in the Science Center Auditorium. The Community Garden Project will meet on Wednesday, April 30, at 4 p.m. at the garden, east of the Ferguson House parking lot. More ...
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