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Cram & Scram Furniture Sale and Plant Sale Are August 26 and 27
Those who were on campus last semester will most likely remember the end-of-year "Ham's Cram & Scram," where students from the Recycling Task Force collected recyclable/reusable items from residence halls. Now the fruits of the volunteers' labor will be for sale at the Cram & Scram tent sale on Aug. 26 and 27. More ...
Hamilton Hustles to Recycle
Hamilton College is conducting its first "Ham's Cram & Scram" from May 14-24. The project is designed to reduce the College's end-of-year waste by recycling and reusing items that would typically be thrown out at the end of the academic year. More ...
Class of 2008 Gift Exceeds $50K
This year's class gift has reached record levels, exceeding $50,000 in contributions from seniors, parents and trustees. Senior participation in the class gift is nearing 93 percent, making this the 15th year that the senior class gift has exceeded 90 percent participation. 
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Hamilton Celebrates Arbor Day
Two groups at Hamilton helped the College celebrate Arbor Day on April 25. The Hamilton Environmental Action Group (HEAG) and Hamilton College Arboretum planted a white pine tree between Kirkland Residence Hall and Minor Theater. Earlier in the day the Arboretum Society participated in a tree planting dedication at Clinton Elementary School. Todd Homer from the Hamilton grounds staff helped the students plant the tree at the school. Clinton students designed posters around the theme "Why Trees Are Important Everywhere" and those who participated received a tree seedling from the Hamilton Arboretum Society to plant at home. More ...
HEAG Activities Celebrate Green Week
Hamilton's Environmental Action Group (HEAG) is hosting several events to celebrate Green Week, April 28 – May 2. On Monday, community members can participate in a Glen Cleanup at 4 p.m. On April 29 HEAG will present a screening of "Everything's Cool," a film about global warming, at 8 p.m. in the Science Center Auditorium. The Community Garden Project will meet on Wednesday, April 30, at 4 p.m. at the garden, east of the Ferguson House parking lot. More ...
Bon Appétit Declares April 22 Low Carbon Diet Day
In celebration of Earth Day, Hamilton College food service provider Bon Appétit is declaring April 22 Low Carbon Diet Day for lunch. Commons and McEwen, the college's dining halls, will serve lunch foods that help illustrate key principles of how food production and consumption can help reduce climate change.  Bon Appétit general manager Pat Raynard explained, "it's more about removing foods from the menu and making substitutions than using certain foods. Our challenge is to make students understand what we're doing for one meal on this day and how our food choices can have a great impact on the environment."


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Spring Work Begins on Community Garden
Work on Hamilton's community farm garden got underway on April 18, as volunteers turned out to remove rocks from the ground. The Hamilton Farm Garden, located east of the Ferguson House parking lot, hopes to offer a place for all community members to garden. For more information, details on donations, or to get involved please contact: garden@hamilton.edu More ...
Reuseable Mugs Distributed in Recyclemania Campaign
Hamilton's Environmental Action Group (HEAG) and Recycling Task Force distributed free mugs to members of the community who signed a pledge to sort and minimize waste. The reuseable mugs, distributed as part of Hamilton's Recyclemania campaign, will be used instead of disposable paper cups in Commons.

Hamilton is one of 400 colleges across the country participating in Recyclemania. This contest, sponsored by the EPA, encourages waste reduction and waste minimization with a friendly challenge to improve campus recycling.
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Hamilton's Skenandoa House Mentioned in National Wildlife Federation Report
Hamilton College was named in a new report released by the Campus Ecology program of the National Wildlife Federation earlier this month. The report, "Higher Education in a Warming World: The Business Case for Climate Leadership on Campus," illustrates the ways in which more than 100 colleges and universities are making significant cuts in CO2 emissions while reaping financial, educational and other benefits. More ...
Green Democracy Roundtable Examines Climate Change Issues
The Green Democracy Roundtable, hosted by the Hamilton Environmental Action Group and the Hamilton College chapter of Democracy Matters on Jan. 31, brought together a distinguished panel of students, staff, alumni and politicians to discuss potential solutions to the problems of climate change. The event, concluding Hamilton's participation in the Focus the Nation global warming teach-in that took place at more than 1,000 schools that day, was notable for the depth of the speakers' knowledge and for their universal commitment to address climate change.
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