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The October Energy Challenge brings another month of sustainability

Tina-Marie Stine, Contributing Writer

October 10, 2019

It’s the time of year to be conscientious about energy use. Every year, Allegheny College hosts the October Energy Challenge, a campus-wide effort to reduce energy usage. The event has shown success in the past and results in m...

Green Boxes: eliminating individual waste

Blair Proteau, Features Writer

September 26, 2019

On Friday, Sept. 20, students organized across almost 150 countries to participate in the Global Climate Strike. Swedish teenage activist Greta Thunberg has become a powerful voice for students that are determined to fight for ...

Allegheny receives grant for citizen science research

Sara Holthouse, News Editor

September 19, 2019

Citizen science is a term that may not be familiar to some, but it is the main focus of a new research project led by Benjamin Haywood, assistant professor of environmental science and sustainability, that is being funded by a ...

Remembering David

Remembering David

January 31, 2019

College makes strides to accomplish 2020 neutrality goal

Hannah Schaffer, Science/International Editor

September 20, 2018

Allegheny College encourages its students to actively promote sustainability — through campus rain gardens, environmental community art, a comprehensive composting program, a green roof, LEED certified buildings, geoexchang...

Sustainability in action: Local graduates work to build community

Marley Parish, Editor-In-Chief

February 1, 2018

From monsoons to mudslides, hurricanes to floods, and earthquakes to fires, 2017 witnessed its fair share of natural disasters. As extreme weather becomes more frequent in today’s world, concerns regarding climate change and globa...

Recycling: Global markets, local efforts

Ellis Giacomelli, Science/International Editor

February 1, 2018

A can resting in an otherwise empty blue recycling bin must feel lonely. As the can ponders its existence and recalls being the chosen beverage among a sea of other brightly colored cans, others gather in the blue bin — some pla...

College continues to make strides toward carbon neutrality

Marley Parish and Ellis Giacomelli

November 9, 2017

Although the 2017 Energy Challenge has come to an end, Allegheny College students, staff and administrators have not stopped in their efforts to continue on the path of making the school more sustainable and energy efficient. Alleghen...

2017 Energy Challenge sets new records

Olivia Blakeslee, Contributing Writer

November 9, 2017

The eighth annual energy challenge charged Allegheny students up to achieve a 14.2 percent reduction in electricity consumption, saving $16,700 for use in more eco-friendly projects on campus. Events ranging from a Night Hike t...

2020: the year Allegheny achieves climate neutrality

Tyler Stigall, Science and International Editor

September 15, 2016

Under President Richard Cook in 2007, Allegheny College signed the American College and University President’s Climate Commitment, overseen by the nonprofit organization Second Nature. The goal was set for the college to ac...

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