St. Mary’s purchases renewable energy credits to cover its electricity needs. When totaled, “by purchasing more than 17 million kilowatt-hours of green power, St. Mary’s College of Maryland has achieved the equivalent impact of reducing the CO2 (carbon dioxide) emissions of more than 2,000 passenger cars annually.” 2,000 cars … that’s a lot. On Monday, [...]
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Ever feel bad about throwing away your banana peel or apple core? Well, St. Mary’s has a new composting program. We’ve gotten a couple of all-student and all-staff emails about this lately but today was the first day I spotted one on campus. The compost bins can be used for: Fruits & Vegetables Egg Shells [...]
NPR’s Bryant Park Project did a really great story last February on St. Mary’s second annual Polar Bear Splash to raise awareness about climate change. The story also includes an audio slideshow narrated by St. Mary’s student, Shane Hall.