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Energy Saved Over College Break Could Power 20 Homes

During Hamilton’s winter break closure from Dec. 17 through Jan. 2, the College saved enough kilowatt hours to power 20 average homes in the U.S. for an entire year, according to Steve Bellona, associate vice president for facilities & planning.  The savings are largely attributed to a reduction in (electrical) plug load (TVs, lights, computers) and building lighting.  More ...

Creating Sustainable Urban Centers is Focus of Panel

Creating sustainable urban centers in Utica and Syracuse was the topic of a panel discussion hosted by the Levitt Center on Oct. 27.  More ...

Panel to Discuss Creating Sustainable Communities

A panel discussion, “Creating Sustainable Urban Communities in Syracuse and Utica,” will be hosted by the Levitt Center on Thursday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m., in the Taylor Science Center’s Kennedy Auditorium. The discussion is free and open to the public.  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 ...

Lauren Howe '13
Howe ’13 Supports Sustainable Farming

Sustainable, organic farming offers a fresh, local alternative to supermarket foods. However, some people might find it difficult to shop locally, and low-income individuals may have trouble affording farm shares and local food. Lauren Howe ’13 is working to correct both problems as an intern for Grow Food Northampton in Northampton, Mass.  More ...

Sadove Student Center
Sadove Student Center Named Best Green Renovation

Hamilton has received a “Best Green Project-Renovation” award for the Sadove Student Center at Emerson Hall in First Niagara’s “A Time to Build” program.  More ...

Sadove Center Awarded LEED Gold Certification

Hamilton was recently recognized for its efforts to go green, receiving LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification from the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) for the energy-efficient and sustainably constructed Sadove Student Center. Sadove is the third building on campus to receive LEED certification and the second to be awarded LEED Gold.  More ...

It IS Easy Being Green...

Hamilton Environmental Action Group (HEAG) is inviting the Hamilton community to join together to celebrate the Earth and make a difference during Green Week, which kicks off on Monday, April 18, and will continue through next weekend. Green Week is HEAG’s biggest project of the semester, and will feature at least one new event every day.

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Low Carbon Diet Day is April 14

Hamilton students will be encouraged to take steps to reduce their carbon footprint in the dining halls on Thursday as Bon Appetit Management Company launches its fourth annual Low Carbon Diet Day. Commons Dining Hall and the Green Café at McEwen will feature fresh ingredients from local farmers and students will be provided with valuable information to help them choose environmentally friendly eating habits.  More ...

Kirner-Johnson Building
KJ Exceeds Predicted Energy Savings

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority has recognized the energy efficiency levels achieved in the Kirner-Johnson (KJ) Building with a High Performance Building plaque. A building must have an efficiency level higher than 30 percent above the building code to receive this award. Original energy savings for KJ were predicted to be 25 to 28 percent.  More ...

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