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Model Annie Phillips '13 shows off a dress designed by Emily Anderson '13 and made of plastic lids and straws, during the Recycling Task Force's Trashion Show. The dress won first prize.
Bananas, Bottles And Cans Hit the Catwalk in Trashion Show

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.  More ...

A Frosted Elfin, one of the species studied.
Ernest Williams Co-Authors Article in Biological Conservation

In a new study, Hamilton College Biology Professor Ernest Williams and Boston University researchers have found that butterflies show signs of being affected by climate change in a way similar to plants and bees, but not birds, in the Northeast United States. Their findings indicate that butterflies are flying earlier in warmer years.  More ...

Breena Holland
Breena Holland Seeks Environmental Justice in Bethlehem, Pa.

Breena Holland, associate professor of political science and the environmental initiative at Lehigh University, takes a different approach to academic research than many of her colleagues. Holland is less interested in massive data driven studies and more concerned with the real world impact of her work. That’s why much of her time has been spent conducting research intended to directly benefit underprivileged members of Lehigh’s local community of Bethlehem, Pa.  Holland was a guest speaker in the Levitt Center Sustainability series on Feb. 7.  More ...

Eunice Choi '14 and Lauren Howe '13 in Turin, Italy.
Lauren Howe '13 and Eunice Choi '14 Attend Slow Food Congress in Italy

Lauren Howe ’13 and Eunice Choi ’14 travelled to the 2012 International Slow Food Congress in Turin, Italy, Oct. 25-29.  More ...

Peter Cannavo
Cannavo Pens Op-ed for Huffington Post

Associate Professor of Government Peter Cannavò published an op-ed, “The Real Frankenstorm,” on The Huffington Post (Oct. 26, 2012). In the piece Cannavò questions why the subject of climate change has not been addressed in this year’s presidential race.  More ...

Mark Winne P'00
Food Policy Specialist Mark Winne P'00 to Speak

Food policy specialist and author Mark Winne P'00 will give a lecture, "Food Rebels and Guerrilla Gardeners: Finding Our Way to Food Democracy," on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 5:30 p.m., in the Science Center’s Kennedy Auditorium.  Winne’s appearance marks the second annual National Food Day, a nationwide celebration of local and sustainable foods.   More ...

Hannah Tessler '14, Torian Pope '14 and Jaime Leiva '14 haul away their catch of the day during annual Cram & Scram.
From Trash to Treasure

Day one of the 5th annual Cram & Scram on Aug. 28 drew hundreds of students and Hamilton community members to Sage Rink for their chance to grab bargain furniture, rugs, lamps and more.  More ...

Akritee Shrestha '13 adds to the growing pile of clothing to be donated to the Salvation Army.
Cram & Scram Makes Tons of Difference in Recycling Effort

Twenty eight percent – that’s the amount of  landfill waste Hamilton College’s annual Cram & Scram program reduces each May. Entering its fifth year, Cram & Scram is a non-profit, student-run recycling program aimed at reducing the inevitable landfill contribution that comes every summer as students move out of their residence halls.  More ...

The Community Garden
HEAG Celebrates Green Week

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.  More ...

Michael Egan
Egan Urges Audience to Rethink, Redesign and Replace in Sustainability Lecture

Author Michael Egan preceded his April 18 lecture, “The History of Now: Decoding Environmental Sustainability,” by taking a refreshing bike ride with Professor of English Onno Oerlemanns.  Later in his talk Egan mentioned that all five of his family members bike to work or school nearly every day.  More ...

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