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Members of the Senior Gift Committee announce the class gift will support an environmental endowment fund.
Environmental Endowment Fund is Class of 2010 Senior Gift
The Class of 2010 Senior Gift was announced on Oct. 1 at the Senior Gift Kickoff in the Fillius Events Barn. The gift will support an Environmental Endowment Fund. Keynote speaker Greg Robitaille '85, co-chairman of the Annual Fund, challenged the class to outperform previous years and realize that this gift is setting the stage for their future engagement with the college. 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 ...
Casey Wick
Wick Receives Environmental Stewardship Award
Casey Wick, assistant director of physical plant custodial services, has been honored with an Environmental Stewardship award for his efforts to support environmental awareness at Hamilton. The award was made by Hill & Markes, Inc., an Amsterdam, N.Y.–based distributor that provides solutions to its customers who are looking to bring “innovative sustainable and environmentally friendly products into their organizations.” More ...
Hamilton's Building Dashboard tracks energy usage in real time.
Building Dashboard Illustrates Energy Savings
For nearly 200 years, Hamilton College has been committed to environmental stewardship. Hamilton has a strong repertoire of environmentally sustainable practices, from the continual planting of trees on campus and investment in renewable energy resources for KJ and the Glen House, to student activist groups such as the Hamilton Environmental Action Group, the Recycling Task Force and Sustainability Committee. More ...
Students started lining up at 7:30 a.m. for the tent sale.
Tons of Stuff at Cram & Scram Tent Sale

They were lined up at 7 a.m. A passer-by might assume that the hundreds of Hamilton students in North Lot on August 25 were there to buy tickets for a popular band’s concert or to take advantage of a free giveaway. But the students gave new meaning to “reduce, reuse and recycle” as they turned out by the hundreds for the 2nd annual Ham Cram & Scram tent sale. Cram & Scram is a reuse/recycle program aimed at reducing end-of-the-year waste; residence hall items were collected at the end of the spring semester, stored over the summer and tagged at bargain basement prices to be snapped up at the two-day tent sale.  More ...

Last year's tent sale was a huge hit.
Second Annual Cram & Scram Reaches Goal of Reducing Municipal Solid Waste

The second annual Cram & Scram recycling effort has come to a close with unprecedented results. Fifteen students led by Ashley Langer '09 dedicated more than 1,000 hours of work within a two-week period, and their hard work paid off – this year's group demonstrated an intense commitment that prompted outstanding results.  More ...

Hamilton Power Shift 2009  group in the Washington Convention Center.
26 Hamilton Students Participate in Power Shift 2009
Hamilton was represented by 26 students at Power Shift 2009, held Feb. 27-March 2, in Washington, D.C. The conference brought 10,000 young people to Washington to mobilize, network, learn, teach, make a statement, and lobby congress to make some real progress on global warming. Students met with members of Congress to discuss rebuilding our economy and reclaiming our future through bold climate and clean energy policy. More ...
Students visit the BioTour bus. Photo by Greg Huffaker '09.
BioTour Visits Hamilton
The BioTour bus made a stop at Hamilton on Feb. 24. BioTour is an educational non-profit comprised of 13 young people who travel the country on two school buses that they've converted to run on waste vegetable oil (WVO) and solar paneled electrical power. Their presentations are aimed at educating listeners about smart policies and realistic practices in renewable energy. Hamilton students toured the bus outside the Science Center and in front of KJ. More ...
BioTour Makes Stop at Hamilton on Tuesday, Feb. 24
BioTour, an educational non-profit working toward building a national movement in sustainability, will visit the Hamilton campus on Tuesday, Feb. 24. BioTour is comprised of 13 young people who travel the country on two school buses that they've converted to run on waste vegetable oil (WVO) and solar paneled electrical power. Meet them and tour their bus in front of the Science Center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and again in front of KJ (in the driveway circle) from 2 - 4 p.m. They will be making a special presentation in the KJ Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. More ...
Recycling Task Force members worked with Spencer House employees to "can the can."
Recycling Task Force Begins to Can the Can
The Recycling Task Force replaced the waste baskets in Spencer House on Feb. 13, making it the first Hamilton building that "Canned the Can."  Can the Can is a waste reduction program where office waste is targeted for recycling by reducing the waste basket or eliminating it from the office work station. Ninety-five percent of office waste is white paper, which should be recycled, and often a large waste basket is unnecessary. More ...
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