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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 […]

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 […]

Climate change and clean energy presentation in Mankato April 23, 2012

Climate Change and Clean Energy Solutions in Minnesota Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 7 PM St. John’s Episcopal Church 302 Warren St Mankato, MN 56001 the speaker is J. Drake Hamilton, science policy director at Fresh Energy speaking about progress on effective climate actions that benefit our health and economy.

Renewable energy installations on the Gustavus campus

Over the past year, several renewable energy installations have come online on campus. As they have become operational, I have been working with the installers, Gustavus Physical Plant staff, and the Physics department to make these installations live up to their potential as teaching tools as well as energy generators. Here is an update about […]