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Solar arrays were installed on the roof of Kirner-Johnson in September, 2008
Wind and Solar Energy Reduce Campus Carbon Footprint
Since November 2008, Hamilton has been producing power from the wind turbine on the South Campus and its two photo-voltaic solar arrays located on the roofs of Kirner-Johnson and the Outdoor Leadership Center, according to Associate Vice President for Facilities and Planning Steve Bellona. More ...
Environmental Stewardship Report Released
The College's sustainability committee recently reviewed a study measuring Hamilton's environmental stewardship and carbon footprint. Created by the consulting firm Sightlines, the study measured, monitored and benchmarked Hamilton against other colleges and universities and analyzed the distribution of its greenhouse emissions by various activities. More ...
Recycling Task Force Mini-Scram Collects for Food Bank
Coming off the success of the first big year-end waste reduction project, "Ham Cram & Scram," the Recycling Task Force (RTF) initiated the "Mini-Scram" for semester break. In each residence hall's common room, a collection station was created for unwanted items and food for the local food bank. More ...
Milliken Floors Recognizes Hamilton for Installation of Carbon Neutral Carpet
Hamilton College was awarded a Respect our Earth certificate from Milliken Floors in recognition of the installation of environmentally responsible and carbon neutral carpet in Keehn Hall. Casey Wick, assistant director of custodial services for Physical Plant, said the Milliken Traction Back® carpet tile used are manufactured in such a way that they are considered carbon neutral. More ...
Milbank and Kirkland Hold Leads in Dorm Energy Battle
Seven of Hamilton's residence halls have been competing in a Dorm Energy Battle since November 1. The competition, which ends November 15, matches similarly sized residence halls together to see which can reduce its energy consumption the most. Milbank leads the large residence hall battle, and Kirkland leads the smaller residence hall matchup after 10 days. More ...
Zipcars Are Ready to Roll!
Members of the Hamilton community who don't have a car on campus will be wheel-less no more, thanks to the arrival of Zipcar on the Hill. Zipcar, the world's largest provider of cars on demand by the hour or day, will begin its service at Hamilton this week, as an environmentally friendly alternative to the costs and hassles of keeping a car on campus. The partnership continues Hamilton's commitment to invest in sustainable solutions on campus and marks Zipcar's entry into Clinton, bringing its operations to more than 50 cities, including London, England, and 28 North American states and provinces.  More ...
HEAG Celebrates Annual Green Week With Campus Activities
Hamilton's Environmental Action Group (HEAG) is sponsoring a number of activities to celebrate Green Week, Sept 29-Oct. 3.  To start things off on Monday, Sept. 29, HEAG is hosting a lecture, "Colony Collapse Disorder in Honey Bees: The Tip of the Iceberg," by Dr. John P. Burand, associate professor of entomology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. More ...
Leach and Bellona Address New York State Dormitory Authority Summit Meeting
Vice President of Administration and Finance Karen L. Leach and Steven J. Bellona, associate vice president of facilities and planning, spoke at a Private Higher Education CFO Summit Meeting for the New York State Dormitory Authority in New York City on Sept. 25. More ...
Hamilton Faculty Speak on Environmental Justice and Sustainability
A group of Hamilton faculty from a variety of disciplines spoke in the newly renovated Kirner-Johnson Auditorium about "Environmental Justice and Sustainability" on Sept. 9.  The event, sponsored by the Diversity and Social Justice Project and the Levitt Center, provided few answers to pressing questions of sustainability but helped clarify the challenges that face humanity in preparing for the future. 
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Building Dashboard Shows College's Energy Use in Real Time
Hamilton College students and employees have a new tool to reduce their carbon footprint. 

The College has teamed with Lucid Design Group of Oakland, Calif., to develop an interactive Web site that displays energy usage for buildings in real-time. The system also stores data so that, over time, energy-use comparisons can be made to previous days, months and years.  More ...
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