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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 ...

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 ...

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