‘waste’ Category

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 […]

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 […]