Sustainability Blog

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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 […]

Now you see it, now you don’t

The first sustainability actor I want to highlight has, unfortunately for Gustavus, already left us. Jason Stratman left Gustavus just a few weeks ago. Jason was our Manager of Environmental Health and Safety. In that position, he was in charge of range of “must do” tasks ranging from disposing of laboratory wastes safely to making […]

Highlighting sustainable action at Gustavus

We tend to think about sustainability in terms of the hardware we install, like these solar thermal panels on the Melva Lind Interpetive Center but the reality is that the software, particularly that installed between our ears, is usually the most important. Making the analogy explicit, the people of Gustavus, and their collective choices, that […]