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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 ...

Food for Thought the Focus of FoodService Article

An interview with Associate Professor of German and Russian Languages and Literatures Frank Sciacca and Patrick Raynard, general manager of Bon Appétit, was featured in FoodService Director Magazine. In “Five Questions for: Frank Sciacca and Patrick Raynard,” the pair discussed the development of Food for Thought, a class taught by Sciacca and Professor of Biology David Gapp, and their continued collaboration as the course expands and evolves.  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 ...

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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 ...

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