• This year, Earth Day got a whole lot of love. Hamilton Sustainability Coordinators (HSC) decided that this year, Earth Day could not just be celebrated on April 22. Hence, “Green Week.” From April 20-26, they hosted Green Week, a week-long series of events to honor our planet and bring attention to environmental issues.

  • Happy bargain hunters left this year’s Cram & Scram program with everything from small appliances and school supplies to room furniture and decor.

  • Working with Hamilton’s Sustainability Coordinators, more than 40 students planted 500 seedlings on 3-acres of the old golf course off Campus Road on April 15.

  • The Hamilton Environmental Action Group (HEAG) led 30 Hamilton students to Washington, D.C. for the People's Climate March on Saturday, April 29. This student-organized and student-led trip started with 1 a.m. departure from campus to reach D.C. in time for the march.

  • Jonathan Bloom, a journalist and consultant who focuses on food waste, will discuss the prevalence of food waste and what can be done to remedy this problem on Wednesday, March 8, at 6 p.m., in the Red Pit, KJ.

  • Hamilton students might be nearing the end of their spring break but they’ll have plenty to look forward to as the spring semester resumes on March 30.  The college calendar is loaded with upcoming lectures, performance and events from now until the end of the semester. See our list of some April events coming up.

  • Students came back from spring break to some good news concerning sustainability on the Hill. Hamilton was the winner of the three-week NY Negawatt/CCN Competition Challenge among New York Six Liberal Arts Consortium peer schools.  The student body, led by Hamilton Environmental Action Group (HEAG) reduced electricity consumption across all Hamilton residence halls by 5.8%, which equates to 27,909 kilowatt hours or approximately $2,500.

  • Clothing constructed of everything from banana peels and straws to garbage bags and recyclable bottles hit the runway as the Recycling Task Force hosted Hamilton’s first “Trashion Show” on March 3. The show was part of Recyclemania, an eight-week program that encourages student to reevaluate their waste and improve recycling.

  • The Hamilton Environmental Action Group (HEAG) is holding its annual Green Week celebration from April 22-27. Green Week is designed to promote sustainability and campus engagement in conservation efforts, and will feature daily events open to the entire Hamilton community.

  • Hamilton’s annual “Do it in the Dark” Dorm Energy Battle is in its final stretch. The campus-wide competition between residence halls began Feb. 13 and will end March 5. The residence hall that reduces its energy consumption the most will win a weekend breakfast catered by Bon Appétit.

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