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- March 5, 2015 at 9:44 am
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- May 27, 2011 at 11:15 am
Check out the new Carletonian article on LDC's transition to trayless dining here.
According to measurements done by Bon Appetit during fall…
- November 10, 2010 at 1:57 pm
- October 18, 2010 at 11:35 am“Now I know the only one who cares about the environment out of 1.3 billion people who don’t,” said an American friend of mine after he was approached by a…
- October 12, 2010 at 2:41 pm
One Carleton student's adventures in Iceland, land of renewable energy.
- September 13, 2010 at 11:26 pm
On Wednesday, September 22nd, from 6 PM - 8 PM in the Great Hall, there will be a town hall meeting regarding Carleton's Climate Action Plan. This plan is…
- September 4, 2009 at 11:51 am
Carleton has been featured in Audubon Magazine's September/October special issue on Green Design!
- July 29, 2009 at 10:51 am
Sam Friedman '09, here in Northfield for the summer, has gotten an article published on the front page of the Northfield News about Carleton's plans to install a second wind turbine near campus.
- March 1, 2009 at 11:54 pm
(Note: John Kraus has updated his February article about Trayless Dining at Carleton, and the updated version has been reposted here.)
According to Food for Thought (A Carleton student group), the Carleton dining halls produce about 2,700 pounds of food waste per day. Colleges, in an attempt to reduce waste and save money, have experimented with various ways to reduce food waste. Going to tray-less dining has generally shown a reduction in food waste of 25-30%; Hamline College recently implemented this step and expects to save $25,000 a year. In the following article John Kraus ('10) outlines a well researched case for trayless dining at Carleton.
- February 6, 2009 at 9:31 am
Applications are now available to be a student farm intern for the 2009 growing season of the Carleton Student Farm. Two student interns will be accepted for the position this summer. The season will begin with a farm-planning independent study this spring, continue with experiential education every day in the Carleton garden and in field trips to surrounding farms through the summer, and end with fall harvest.
- February 3, 2009 at 12:51 pm
Over the last few years, the popularity of smart meters has grown substantially. Something else that has seen massive growth in use are online social networking and role-playing games. Recognizing what a powerful tool both of these can be Stanford Professor Byron Reeves (a specialist in psychological processing of media) has decided to design a computer game that encourages productive use of smart meters. His prototype will connect a virtual world, where players interact and compete, with the real data of home, building, and city energy consumption. The hope is for more motivated citizens, higher efficiency in energy use, and more saved money. This article contains a YouTube demo video well worth your time.