‘JCEI Sidebar’ Category

Spring has Sprung! And so have the Sustainability Interns?

Blog post by Audrey Ochtrup-DeKeyrel Photo by Alex Terpkosh   As the weather warms and new life begins, the Sustainability Interns have found renewed vigor in their respective projects! Taking advantage of the warm days we’ve been experiencing, the interns opted to have their weekly office hours out in the arb (see very cute evidence […]

Johnson Center Welcomes New Interns

The Johnson Center is excited to announce the addition of five new student interns to our team this spring. Spanning grade levels, majors, and passions for environmental work, the new interns have been diving into Gustavus sustainability initiatives. Meet them below and learn more about how they are each advancing sustainability at Gustavus!  Alex Terpkosh […]

Compost Makes College History!

Written by Kendra Held. Photo taken by Sydney Stumme-Berg Gusties returning to campus this February were met with bright yellow compost kirbies at their residential halls and dozens of green compost bins in academic buildings, ready for use! Sustained activism, relationship building, and collective problem solving across departments made this exciting development possible. Never before […]

Continuation of Compost Updates & Fall Recap

Wanting to gauge students’ accuracy in sorting their waste, compost, and recycling, Intern Held organized a “sorting party” to gather information through a hands-on experience. For a two-week period in November, Interns bundled up in PPE to sort through the recently placed yellow compost kirbies outside residents’ halls to identify if students were composting and […]

Compost Recap of Fall, Updates for Spring

Interns have been working with Building Services, Physical Plant, and Directors of the Johnson Center to work on incorporating more composting on campus, including Res Halls, and Academic Buildings. Look for the recently placed yellow compost kirbies outside of Residential Halls, and new green bins inside Academic Buildings come Spring Semester, starting February 1! Throughout […]

Sustainability Interns back at work!

Written by Kendra Held, photos taken by Audrey Ochtrup-DeKeyrel and Lily Engebretson The beginning of this semester has been a great opportunity for growth as we assess how we can continue to advocate for sustainability on campus with our new, socially distant reality. There is no shortage of projects this year and the sustainability interns […]

Sustainability Interns Wrapping Up the Academic Year

  As we enter the beginning of June, we sustainability interns are left reflecting on the completion of the academic year. During this year we have seen so many wonderful things happen and many things that excite us for the future. During this year we saw our first organized Eco Fair that celebrated successful sustainability […]

Sustainability Interns Moving Forward

Campus initiatives and organizing at all levels look very different with the onset of COVID-19. Although we interns have found ourselves distanced by physical space, our commitment to Gustavus sustainability efforts has proven to be a uniting force during these new, strange times. We have continued our weekly meetings, and although our projects and actions […]

Sustainability Efforts Amidst Change

March has been a busy as well as a trying month for the Sustainability Interns. Interns have been hard at work at the beginning of the month, dialed into their projects they started in February, ready to continue collaborating across campus, finalize projects, and start new projects for the end of the school year. Senior […]

Sustainability Interns Teeing Up for Spring Semester

What do the Sustainability Interns Have Teed Up for this Spring?? March 2, 2020 After a lot of great prep-work during January, the sustainability interns are reunited once again on campus and we couldn’t be more excited! During the first week of school, Sophomore Kendra Held organized a productive strategizing meeting where each intern reflected […]