Saturday, April 4, 2009

Bridgewater State College Free Exchange

We have reserved this piece of the sustainability blog as an area that BSC students and staff can exchange items that are of no use to them any longer. You can post things that you either want to get rid of, or want to find. Everything on this medium is free without exception. Please title your posting as either "offering" or "looking for" to make it easier on the reader. For instance, you might have a dorm refrigerator that you aren't going to use any more, you would title the posting "offering dorm refrigerator", or maybe you are looking for headphones for your iPod, you would title that posting "looking for iPod headphones". If there is someone that can help you with your request they can communicate with you via this blog to set up the details of handing off the item.

BSC residence halls sustainability

Do you live in the Residence Halls? Do you care about sustainable issues? Would you like to share ideas you have about how the Residence Halls can be more sustainable?
The Sustainability Committee is committed to raising awareness about sustainability issues in the residence halls and across campus. We are constantly striving to increase our own knowledge of, and practice of, being sustainable as individuals as well as within the department. We are always looking for new ideas and incentives with regards to reducing waste, conserving energy and other ways to be good to our wonderful planet!
So far, our efforts have been geared towards the numerous flyers posted around the buildings. Prior to this year, student groups, organizations and offices on campus were allowed to send multiple flyers to each hall on campus. These flyers added up and were hung all over the residence halls. The Sustainability Committee noticed this was not sustainable and bought bulletin boards (1 per hall) and have placed them all in prominent locations in each hall. Now, student clubs, organizations and campus offices are only allowed to send 1 flyer per building for each of their events; cutting the amount of paper used dramatically.
If you have ideas for us, please share! We are always looking for new ways to reduce waste and be more sustainable!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Hitched to Coffee

John Muir, who started the Sierra Club in 1892, wrote that “when we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.” This thread is about the ways that coffee connects consumers to producers, to the land, and to questions of sustainability and fairness. Coffee is a bittersweet metaphor for an entire world of such connections.

Monday, December 3, 2007

What do you think about sustainability?

This thread is a place for you to voice your ideas and opinions about how Bridgewater State College could be more environmentally friendly. Please post your ideas and check back regularly to see what other students think.

Bridgewater State College Car Pooling information

The intent of this thread is to interact with the Bridgewater Community to find matches for carpooling purposes. Not only is it good for the environment, it is also a great way to meet people and to save money.