Category: Sustainable Emerson

It’s Easy Being Green: 2017 RecycleMania Campaign

RecycleMania is here! Take the RecycleMania pledge and be entered to win a prize during a weekly drawing over the remaining seven weeks of the campaign. Good luck to all of the offices that entered the RecycleMania office competition. The…

November 15 Is Clean Out Your Office Day

This semester’s Clean Out Your Office Day is November 15, 11:00 am–3:00 pm, in the Bordy Theater. Drop off your unwanted office supplies and peruse the items that other people drop off. There will also be bins for shredding and…

Free Screening of “Cowspiracy” on November 2

A number of College departments are co-sponsoring a free screening of Cowspiracy on November 2 in the Bright Family Screening Room. This documentary sheds light on the environmental destruction caused by large-scale factory farming. The film’s director will attend a…

Need a Reusable Bottle or Cup?

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! Cut back on your waste by using reusable water bottles and hot cups. Don’t have one? Contact Amy Elvidge, sustainability coordinator, and she’ll bring you a bottle or cup.

#Chuckslist: Surplus with a Purpose

The #chuckslist channel on Slack provides offices and departments with an outlet to donate excess or unwanted supplies. The channel is an homage to both Emerson’s founder, Charles Wesley Emerson, and to Craigslist, an online platform for buying, selling, and…

Second Annual Green Gala on April 22

The second annual Emerson Green Gala is taking place on April 22, otherwise known as Earth Day! Using art to promote a healthier planet, the Emerson Green Gala is an event and competition with a mission to drive conscious awareness…

Clean Out Your Office Event Next Week

Emerson will be holding its annual office spring–cleaning event in conjunction with RecycleMania on March 8, 10:30 am–2:00 pm, and March 9, 11:00 am–2:00 pm, in the Bordy Theater. This event provides a chance to responsibly recycle a whole host…

Upcoming RecycleMania Events

Want a chance for your department to win a free catered lunch from Whole Foods Market? Register for the RecycleMania office competition by tomorrow, February 19. During the week of February 29, participating departments will have their trash and recycling…

Campus-Wide K-Cup Recycling Program Launches

Fact: In 2014, enough K-Cups were sold that if placed end to end, they could circle the globe 10.5 times. Currently, almost all of them end up in landfills.   Keurig has launched a recycling program in New England that…

New Sustainability Coordinator Hired

The College has welcomed a new sustainability coordinator, Amy Elvidge. She transitioned here from Project Bread, where she did outreach for SNAP enrollment in the Boston community. Elvidge has been involved in sustainability since college. Originally from the San Francisco Bay…