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Apply to be a Sustainability Intern!

A sustainability intern position will open up in the spring. To apply, send your resume and a cover letter to wesustainability(at)gmail(dot)com by Sunday, November 20th.

This is a paid position where you will be expected to work at least 5 hours per week. The sustainability intern tasks include running the Do It in the Dark energy competition, the Dorm Energy Competition, and Recyclemania, as well as coordinating Waste Not! collection at the end of the spring. We are also in the process of starting an on-campus thrift store in the spirit of Waste Not! You must be able to stay on campus through senior week to get this position.

Questions? Concerns? Feel free to email us at wesustainability(at)gmail(dot)com.

RecycleMania Valentine’s Day Cards

The Sustainability interns are selling Valentines all this week during lunch and dinner in Usdan, and Wednesday and Thursday evening in Olin. The proceeds from the sales will go towards EON and RecycleMania.

All the Valentines are printed on 100% recycled paper, to promote the “ReBuy” aspect of recycling–if you recycle, you should also purchase products made from recycled material. The pricing is a little weird, but it is as follows:

  • $1/1 valentine
  • $0.75/valentine for 2 or more valentines
  • $0.60/valentine for 10 or more valentines

OH–and we deliver! If you give us the name of your friend/lover/secret crush and class year, we’ll deliver them on Valentines Day!

They are hilarious/vulgar/awesome.

R-E-C-Y-C-L-E, recycle…

Nora Christiani ’11 writes in to inform us that Recyclemania is again upon us:

I wanted to announce Recyclemania, a 10-week inter-collegiate reduce/reuse/recycle competition going on right now. It’s being organized by Bill Nelligan‘s (Director of Environmental Health, Safety and Sustainability) sustainability interns, Ali San Roman ’11, Grace Petersen ’09 and me, and Physical Plant (most notably Jeff Miller). The past two weeks have been “trial” weeks (though the scores are up in Usdan–check out the scoreboard to the left of Usdan Cafe!). Now, the scores start to count! Our trash, glass/metal/plastic, mixed paper, cardboard will be measured in terms of total weight and lbs/ per person. Each week, we’ll post the scores in Usdan. Soon, we’ll also start to post the scores of peer institutions such as Amherst, Williams, Trinity and Middlebury.

During RecycleMania (and in general) We want to emphasize a few key things! 1. Recycle what you CAN, but remember, you can’t recycle everything! Look for signs around campus specifying what does and does not belong in glass/metal/plastic and mixed paper. 2. While Recyling is great, what’s even better is REDUCING comsumption of things like bottled water, and instead, REUSING metal water bottles or coffee travel mugs.

Keep an eye out for the following events and programs: The week of 2/9-2/14 we’ll be selling valentines made out of recycled paper (made by an artist on etsy.com!). ALSO, we’ve gone through WeShop and stickered every labelled[?], specifying what containers/boxes can be recycled and which containers are made from post-consumer recycled materials!