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Sustainability Interns: A Summer Well Spent

Blog Post by Kendra Held Photos by Audrey Ochtrup-DeKeyrel This summer many sustainability interns have been working on campus in new roles. Collin Carlson and Kendra Held have been working with Kari Wallin in Physical Plant/Facilities to compile Gustavus’ first AASHE STARS evaluation, support student waste sorting through compost mini-bin distribution and a zero-waste training, as […]

Open Divestment Letter to Board of Trustees and Response

*Edited 4/27/21 to include a response from the President and the Board of Trustees received on 4/22/21. This response can be found linked at the bottom of this blog post.*   Several Gustavus students have renewed an ongoing divestment campaign that has had a long and dynamic history on campus. With concern for how the […]

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 […]

Reflections of Fall 2020 Semester

Reflecting on Fall 2020, Interns were grateful for the opportunity to continue working with students, staff, faculty, and administration amidst a turbulent semester. They continued numerous initiatives carried over from last Spring such as compost expansion, AASHE stars report work, communications, Big Hill Farm partnership, and Strategic Act 3.7. They also worked with the Environmental […]

We have a new member of our team, Kari Wallin!

Gustavus Sustainability Interns are excited to have a new team member: Kari Wallin, who joined the Gustavus community at the end of November. Kari was recently hired as the new Compost, Waste, and Environmental Sustainability Manager. She graduated from Bethel College in 2017 with an Environmental Science degree and was recently employed by the Minnesota […]

Students Concerned About Line 3 Consequences for Minnesota

In the face of the climate crisis, students in Minnesota have become increasingly concerned with the development of Enbridge’s proposed expansion of the Line 3 tar sands oil pipeline. Here on the Hill, the Environmental Action Coalition (EAC) has been working to educate members and the campus community about what the construction of Line 3 […]

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 […]