Earth week is coming up! From April 16th to the 22nd, there are a bunch of great events planned for Macalester students to celebrate Earth Week!Read More
There are many things one can to do both to live sustainably and to take care of themselves.Read More
On Friday, April 19, MacCARES and MCSG have organized a plant potting event! Come by the Old Main lawn to paint a pot and pot a plant to take home with you!Read More
On Tuesday, April 17th, Macalester has invited a dietician to campus to answer your questions.Read More
Curious about environmental justice in the Twin Cities?
Join us for six Virtual Toxic ToursRead More
Transition Town invites Mac students, staff and neighbors to come together, to create more resilient communities and work toward a more sustainable future.Read More
Run for MCSG Sustainability Officer!
Being Sustainability Officer is a awesome opportunity to self-initiate sustainability projects on campus while connecting with a variety of student orgs, administrative projects (Sustainability Office, Sustainability Advisory Committee, etc), staff and faculty.Read More
Join us in the Harmon Room on Tuesday, April 3, 4:45-6pm, for a presentation and brief discussion on ways to intervene in environmental destruction, and covering specific case studies of environmental activism across the U.S.Read More
The Sustainability Office invites you to review the newly published 2018 Macalester College Sustainability Progress Report. Macalester has reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 36%, primarily through the installation of a new, more efficient, campus-wide boiler and other miscellaneous energy efficiency projects.Read More
The Recycling Association of Minnesota (RAM) is seeking an enthusiastic student to join their team for the summer. RAM’s mission is to increase recycling in Minnesota to improve the social and economic health of our citizens, businesses, institutions and future generations.Read More
Join students, faculty, and staff from schools throughout the Upper Midwest for networking, presentations, and conversations about the shared challenges and successes campus farmers and gardeners experience in our region.Read More
Join us for a "Sew Sustainable" Event on Thursday, March 22nd from 8- 10pm in the Idea Lab. Bring torn clothes, and learn how to mend; bring an old T-shirt, and make a bag.Read More
The Endangered Species Coalition (ESC) and National Wildlife Federation (NWF) are pleased to announce the 2018 Saving Endangered Species College Student Art Contest, which is open to current college students, ages 17 to 30. The contest is an integral part of the 13th annual Endangered Species Day on May 18, 2018.Read More
Gina McCarthy is a former Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency under President Obama and currently a Professor of Public Health Practice at Harvard. She is coming to campus to give a lecture about her experience and the current state our environmental protection programs.Read More
On March 15, Water and Waste Digest wrote an article discussing water scarcity. They stated that the World Bank and the U.N. have claimed that 40% of the World Population is Affected by Water Scarcity.Read More
There are many things an individual can do to reduce the amount of water they waste.
- Take shorter showers
- Turn off water after you wet your toothbrush
In 2011, Macalester banned selling plastic water bottles on campus. Accompanying this ban, Macalester installed many automatic water bottle filling stations around campus, which was funded by the Sustainability Office.Read More
Join the Women’s Environmental Network for an annual networking event!
April 11, 6 - 8 p.m.
Share Your Creativity and Enter the Endangered Species Day College Student Art Contest
Art submissions are due March 31, 2018
On April 23rd, the University of Minnesota is hosting the first annual Minneapolis Environmental Equity Summit. The goal for this event is to spark discussions between academics, advocates, planners, city staff, and civil society groups on issues relating to access, inclusion, and equity in our parks and green spaces. The theme for the event is Justice in the Parks.Read More