‘JCEI Sidebar’ Category

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 […]

Once and future Eco Fair…

Post prepared by Sustainability Intern Kendra Held with photos by  Katherine Mattinen. Senior Rachel Belvedere organized Gustavus’ first Eco Fair of the current academic year, held on Monday, November 18th. A platform for students, staff, faculty and administration to learn about on-campus initiatives, the Eco Fair celebrated successful initiatives on campus and encouraged the community […]

Wait…we have sustainability interns?

By Kendra Held, Sustainability Intern This fall, Jim Dontje, Director of the Johnson Center for Environmental Sustainability, has been working with seven driven interns on an array of projects promoting sustainability at Gustavus. On the physical science side of sustainability, Senior Brooke Bernhardt and Sophomore Collin Carlson have teamed up with faculty in the Environmental […]

Time to step up to the plate, Gusties

Some days, the connections between our environmental vocation at Gustavus and wider global issues just jump up and slap you in the face. I got up early this morning to welcome our new composting vessel to campus. Two years ago, the Student Senate passed a resolution asking for our food waste to be composted, and […]

Gustavus Environmental Studies Transitions

The Gustavus Environmental Studies (ES) program celebrated its annual spring picnic on Tuesday, May 14. Thanks to an unseasonably warm May day (temps at 97 to 100 F), the picnic goers gravitated to the inside. Besides another great round of ES trivia (thanks Joel Carlin and Laura Triplett) and recognizing a great bunch of the […]

Bike Repair Stand!

Check out the new bike repair stand by Lund. Just in time for the April 25 Wellness Fair and more importantly, for a long overdue spring, we have a new self-service bike repair station at Lund. And if you see Katie Barta and Sam Good, tell them thanks for applying for the Coke Educational Partnership […]

Gustavus community speaks out on climate change

One of the things that keeps me moving forward in my work with Johnson Center is the way good environmental initiatives can “bubble up” from this community. Since Thanksgiving, Gustavus students Rebecca Hare, Jennifer Steffen, Jessica Burggraff, as well as some other hard working students, have stepped up to engage the Administration and the college’s […]