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  • Plant-based proteins

    Food for Thought

    How much protein should you be eating? To calculate your daily need of protein, multiply your weight (in lbs) by 0.37; this gives you how many grams of protein you should consume in a day.

  • Cedar waxwings can be seen in the arb or around campus; sometimes they get drunk on overripe fruit.


    Fall may be my favorite time of year, and October my favorite month. I love the transformation of colors that happens so quickly it’s hard to catch, the crunching of leaves while walking to class or through the Arb, the growing excitement for Halloween, and the smell in the air that can’t be explained in any other words other than crisp.

  • Students from Carleton, St. Olaf, Macalester, and nearby high schools.

    The Bald Spot

    On Saturday, Sept. 22, 65 student activists from Carleton, St. Olaf, Macalester, and the Northfield and Faribault High Schools came together in the Great Hall for a full day of activism and advocacy training.

  • A Carleton student, sometimes.

    Student Wellness Advisor Tips

    And now a note from your SWAs about keeping your stress levels in check.

  • A bobolink, one of the native species that has returned to the Arboretum.


    Weeks have passed since the beginning of fall term, and the average Carl has long since settled into their fall routine.  The Arboretum, on the other hand, is a vision of constant change. 

  • bon appetit

    Food for Thought

    This year, in addition to ArbNotes and GreenSpace, Bon Appétit will be contributing an occasional column on health and sustainability within our dining halls.

  • carleton farm

    GreenSpace: Carleton Student Farm

    Student farmers Ellie Youngblood ’14 and Tori Ostenso ’15 started off this year’s growing season in the spring with some seedling trays, the cold frames and hoop house – and many, many seeds.

  • henslow's sparrow


    Though restoring habitat is a long-term project requiring many decades of hard work, there are already good indications that some of the Arb’s restorations are beginning to take shape.

  • shawn otto

    News Briefs

    Acclaimed Author, Filmmaker, and Science Advocate to Speak, and D4D training to be held at Carleton this Saturday

  • Officer Holicky and Officer Bushey, Security Services

    Security Blotter

    Wednesday, Sept. 19
    11:00 pm  A drive-by egging was reported near Davis Hall. One egg. It’s a tough economy.

  • Arb


    When I first came to Carleton, I was really excited about the Arb because it was so much bigger and closer than nature preserves that I had visited in Chicago. I went out in the Arb to look for birds at least once a week, and often more.

  • Arb


    The 2011-12 school year has been a great year for Carleton sustainability.  In addition to continuing past initiatives, new major projects were implemented and we even gained recognition for our efforts.  Here’s a brief recap of the major events this year.