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Senior Gift Committee Announces Class of 2008 Environmental Endowment Fund
The Class of 2008 Senior Gift Committee, meeting on Thursday, Sept. 27, revealed the winning idea for the senior gift campaign. The gift option that won by an impressive number of votes was the Class of 2008 environmental endowment fund. Presented by senior co-chairs Ned Gilliss and Blythe Winchester, the gift will be a yearly grant awarded to a Hamilton student or campus organization in order to fund a green project on campus or environmental research. The fund also will be accompanied by a planted tree and plaque to commemorate the ‘08 gift. Gilliss expressed confidence in the campaign’s successful start, citing the high number of class participants in the gift survey and the strong support for the winning idea. More ...
Eat Local Challenge is September 25
Food service provider Bon Appétit and local farmers are hosting the "Eat Local Challenge" on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at Hamilton, where all the food served at a campus-wide picnic will come from local producers. The picnic will take place on Dunham Quad from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Reuben Haag, head chef at Hamilton, says he spends time finding farmers within a 150-mile radius of campus, and deals regularly with about a dozen farmers from upstate New York. More ...
HEAG Celebrates Green Week With Campus Activities
Hamilton's Environmental Action Group (HEAG) is sponsoring a number of activities to celebrate Green Week, Sept. 24-30. More ...
Williams' Op-ed on Global Warming Effects Appears in Observer-Dispatch
In an opinion piece that appeared on Saturday, Sept. 22, in Utica's Observer-Dispatch titled "Warmer world could mean shorter winters for region," Professor of Biology Ernest Williams explained what the economic effects of global warming might mean for central New York. More ...
New Furniture Made From Recyclable Materials Installed in McEwen
The food isn't all that's environmentally friendly at The Green Café in Hamilton's McEwen Dining Hall. During the summer McEwen's furniture was replaced with new tables, chairs and carpet that are made from recyclable materials. More ...
A Glance at Al Gore From a Student's Perspective
Molly Kane '09 is a member of the Sophomore Seminar class "Global Warming: Is the Day After Tomorrow Sooner Than We Think?" with Professor of Geosciences Gene Domack and Associate Professor of Chemistry Ian Rosenstein. That class, as well as Domack's Antarctica and Global Change class, had the opportunity to participate in a question and answer session with former Vice President Al Gore, who came to Hamilton on April 26 to present his multimedia "An Inconvenient Truth" lecture. Kane here offers her impressions of the classroom session with Mr. Gore. More ...
President Stewart Signs American Colleges Climate Commitment
In confirmation of Hamilton College’s commitment to maintaining and developing policies that are environmentally sound, President Joan Hinde Stewart signed the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment on Thursday, April 26, prior to former Vice President Al Gore’s arrival on campus. Gore is the Sacerdote Great Names Series speaker at the college’s Margaret Bundy Scott Field House on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. More ...
Hamilton Students Join Mayor Julian for U.S. Climate Agreement Signing
A few days after the celebration of Earth Day and on the eve of former Vice President Gore's visit to campus, seven Hamilton College students and a Hamilton professor joined Utica Mayor Timothy Julian at a signing of the U.S. Mayors' Climate Protection Agreement (PDF).  The event took place on Thursday, April 26, at 11 a.m. at the Utica City Hall. The agreement was sent by students and faculty to Mayor Julian along with their commitment to assist in addressing environmental issues. More ...
Skenandoa LEED Plaque Unveiled
One day after the official celebration of Earth Day, Hamilton College unveiled a Silver LEED (Leadership in Energy Conservation) plaque certifying that Skenandoa House has met the conservation qualifications set by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Last year only two buildings in New York met the USGBC requirements for certification. Skenandoa House, an 84-year-old residence hall, is the oldest building in New York to be so designated. More ...
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Hamilton's efforts to establish more "green initiatives" on campus have been recognized by the Hudson Valley College Consortium, an intercollegiate association established to more fully engage its member institutions in the region’s environment.
An article on the association's Web site, "Greening of a Historic Campus: Hamilton College's 'Green Team Approach,'" details Hamilton's greening efforts as described by Steve Bellona, associate vice president for facilities and planning, when he spoke at the Environmental Consortium's 4th annual conference.  The article highlight's Hamilton's new Science Center and its many green features. Bellona is quoted as saying that using the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards as a guide for new construction and renovation at Hamilton, "provides the rigor that creates the momentum for the project to succeed." More ...
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