Entries tagged with ‘Johnson Center’

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 […]

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 […]

Sustainability Interns back at work!

Written by Kendra Held, photos taken by Audrey Ochtrup-DeKeyrel and Lily Engebretson The beginning of this semester has been a great opportunity for growth as we assess how we can continue to advocate for sustainability on campus with our new, socially distant reality. There is no shortage of projects this year and the sustainability interns […]

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 […]

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 […]