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Winter Sustainability Newsletter

Find the winter sustainability newsletter here. Highlights include: Updates on the Green Revolving Fund (an SSTF Project making strides towards success this semester) the Fall 2016 Face the Waste event part of the Sodexo Greening Project Best wishes to SSTF member Maricate (on her studies abroad) and Environmental Advocate Natalie (graduating RPI).  

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Spring Snapshots

In the spring of 2016 SSTF was involved in various projects, events, and outreach. We gathered new members of all ages, across various majors (including science, engineering, and architecture). Volunteering, event organizing, improving of spaces and resources of RPI to name a few of the tasks the Task Force took on. We volunteered and help organize RPI’s Earth Week by participating in events, volunteering at the […]

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Volunteering Eco-Mixers by SSTF

In the few months that school has been in session this semester SSTF has organized three events that involved service work in the community of Troy, NY. We have visited two urban gardens being Capital Roots and Freedom Square. During NRB, in August, SSTF joined Ecologic and rising freshmen students on a trip to the Sanctuary, Protec Recycling, and ECAV. Students of all ages learned […]

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Green Revolving Fund Presented to Student Senate

On Monday, 11/10, SSTF Chair Elizabeth Anderson presented the current progress of the Green Revolving Fund proposal to the Student Senate.  We currently have some research and part of one proposal, for solar panels, finished.  We need to write the proposal for the actual GRF and its governance.  We would also like to have three complete project proposals that could be used as the first […]

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SEP’s “Let’s Talk Classes” Event

From SEP:   Hi guys! I’m Joelle Woodson, president of the Society of Environmental Professionals (SEP). We’re doing a pretty cool event Tuesday night, and would love you guys to come out! Need to take an STS or environmental course, and don’t know which ones to take? Join RPI’s Society of Environmental Professionals Tuesday evening to discuss the various environmental classes offered here at RPI from […]

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October 24, 2014 Sustainability Newsletter

Find the newsletter here! Highlights: EcoLogic is hosting Eco Princess Festival on November 22, paid for by SSTF funds.  EWB is sending five members to Panama in January 2015 to implement a water catchment and treatment system for the 350 community members of Isla Popa II.   Green Greeks is doing a can/bottle drive and compiling a sustainable best practices list for the Greek houses.  SEP has re-started […]

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Urban Gardening Project

From Project Lead Sean Wilson: SSTF is working on building a sustainable greenhouse on campus. The greenhouse will be constructed out of recycled materials and will potentially use renewable technology. We hope to have a design or greenhouse built by December. The greenhouse will possibly provide some food to residents of Vasudha or another dining hall on campus. Our project involves a lot of research […]

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Green Revolving Fund Proposal Project Announced

by Elizabeth Anderson, Webmaster and former Co-Chair SSTF announces its latest project, a Green Revolving Fund proposal.  Currently, SSTF members are working on coming up with the details of the GRF as well as proposals for potential projects to fund.  Our goal is to present this before the administration by the end of Fall 2014.  In order to do so, we will need to make a […]

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We just moved our website!

Posted by Elizabeth Anderson, Webmaster In case you’re wondering why the dates of posts are weird, that’s why.  We got our WordPress blog on the Union server and that meant we had to start fresh from the one we had on the WordPress server.  No ads, no redirects! We’re still working on the design and some of the content.

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Power Shift 2013

01/25/2014   by Elizabeth Anderson, co-chair of SSTF and president of EcoLogic I went to Power Shift 2013 from October 18-21 and enjoyed the experience.  I got to hear many great people in the environmental movement speak, including Bill McKibben!  There were dozens of workshops to choose from and I was able to learn a lot about various aspects of the environmental movement, including the […]

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Club Communication

10/22/2013   SSTF facilitates communication between RPI’s environmental clubs, as well as communication related to sustainability between the environmental clubs and the RPI administration. Currently, SSTF is focusing on improving communication between RPI’s environmental clubs. A list has been created for environmental club officers. Another project to facilitate communication is a campus-wide Facebook group for RPI students belonging to sustainability clubs or just interested in sustainability.  This […]

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Project: Sustainability Report

9/02/2013   During summer 2008, several students used AASHE’s standards to create a Sustainability at Rensselaer report.  Now,  five years later, it is time to start creating a new Sustainability Report.   The goal of this project is to complete the report by the end of Spring Semester 2014. Timeline: September 2013: Meet with previous planners, begin dividing up tasks. October 2013: Begin contacting RPI faculty and staff who […]

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Sustainability Report 2014 Complete!

Find it here!

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