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Fourth Annual Dorm Energy Battle is On

Hamilton’s fourth annual “Dorm Energy Battle” began on Nov. 3. Campus residence halls are competing against each other to see which can reduce its power consumption the most during a three-week period. The annual dorm energy battle measures reductions in energy consumption by finding the kilowatts per hour used in each dorm during the three week period, and comparing those figures to power usage measured from August 2, 2010.  More ...

Sean Safford
Wharton Professor Details Rise and Fall of Rust Belt Cities

Sean Safford describes the difference between Allentown, Pennsylvania, and Youngstown, Ohio, as the difference between a “mediocre Billy Joel song” and a “really awesome Bruce Springsteen song.” He observes that the significant difference could be found in the civic structure of the two cities  More ...

Sean Safford
Wharton Professor, Author Sean Safford to Discuss Rust Belt Cities

Sean Safford, visiting professor of management at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, will give a lecture on Wednesday, Nov. 10, at 7:30 p.m., in the Fillius Events Barn. The lecture, based on his book, is titled “Why the Garden Club Couldn't Save Youngstown: Lessons for Regional Resilience,” and is part of the 2010-11 Levitt Center series on “Sustainability.” It is free and open to the public.  More ...

HEAG Hosts Soul Purpose Symposium

On Friday Nov. 5, Hamilton College students will have a chance to connect with the largest social movement in history: the movement for a thriving, just, sustainable world. The multi-part event, "Soul Purpose," is designed to help students unleash their generation’s potential to determine what kind of world will be left for the next millennium. The event begins at 7 p.m. in the Annex with free food from the Indian Cafe followed by Awakening the Dreamer at 7:30 p.m.  More ...

The 2010 Eat Local Challenge took place on McEwen green.
Bon App├ętit Recognized in Utica Observer-Dispatch

Bon Appétit, Hamilton’s food service provider, was recognized in a Utica Observer-Dispatch editorial (10/18/10) for its “eat local” efforts. On Sept. 28 Bon Appétit hosted its annual “Eat Local Challenge,” where all food served was grown within a 150-mile radius of campus.  More ...

Hamilton Achieves 11% Drop in Carbon Emissions

Steve Bellona, associate vice president for Facilities & Planning at Physical Plant, has reported an 11 percent drop in carbon emissions generated by Hamilton College in the fiscal year 2010—a new low in 11 years of record keeping.  More ...

Steven Hayward at Hamilton.
Hayward Asks: Is Sustainable Development Sustainable?

As a conservative concerned with environmental issues,  Steven Hayward describes himself as a “curious cat.” Hayward, the F.K. Weyerhaeuser Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, spoke at Hamilton on Oct. 4, at a talk titled “Is Sustainable Development Sustainable?”  More ...

HEAG Green Week is Oct. 4-8

The Hamilton Environmental Action Group (HEAG) is hosting its annual Green Week to encourage sustainability and raise environmental awareness within the Hamilton community from Oct. 4. – Oct. 8.  More ...

Steven Hayward
Public Policy Fellow to Discuss Sustainable Development
Steven F. Hayward, the F.K. Weyerhaeuser Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, will give a lecture on Monday, Oct. 4, at 7:30 p.m., in the Fillius Events Barn at Hamilton. His lecture, “Is Sustainable Development Sustainable? Unconventional Reflections on Eco-Economics,” is free and open to the public. More ...
Mattresses destined for the dump were delivered to List Art Studio.
Recycled Mattresses Find New Life as Art Class Dummies
Look into Hamilton’s List Art Center from the outside and you’ll see what appears to be a burly man slumped over in a chair. Although he’s bundled up in winter clothes, he’s not about to go on a ski trip. His name is “Junior,” Visiting Assistant Professor of Art Cindy Tower’s handmade dummy. This fall, Tower is having students in her Introduction to Drawing class build and decorate their own dummies – a project that Tower calls an exercise in sustainability and community. More ...
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