Entries tagged with ‘sustainability’

Sustainability Interns Return From Sweden

Written by Kendra Held For the month of January 2022, sustainability interns Aviva Meyerhoff and Kendra Held lived and worked with Magnus Fredricson, a Sustainability Strategist at the Skaraborg Association of Municipalities in Sweden. Their goal was to learn more about how innovation systems can drive sustainable development and share their insight with Gustavus, including […]

Sustainability Interns: Back on Campus

The Sustainability Interns are all so happy to be back on campus and working together again. Some awesome sustainability changes that have already happened this year are the addition of compost mini bins to all residential halls and GustieWare to-go containers back in Dining Services. What else are the Sustainability Interns working on right now?  […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]