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Portland Urban Faculty Colloquium: May 30- June 3, 2017

As part of the Urban Faculty Colloquium, Suzanne Hansen (Macalester Sustainability Manager) visited Portland, Oregon with 11 other Macalester faculty and staff. The trip canvassed many areas of urban sustainability, learning about transit oriented development, community based-learning, and much more over the course of 3 days. Check out Suzanne's recap blog from the trip to learn more!

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Sam Zieve
Highlights of 2016-2017

The Sustainability Office continues to work tirelessly on a number of sustainability-related projects on campus and in the community. Click here as we highlight some successes over the past year. 

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Sam Zieve
Sustainability in Copenhagen, Denmark

People don’t bike Copenhagen because the city lacks public transit (the buses, trains and metros in Copenhagen are bizarrely peaceful and stomachable). They bike because it is the fastest, most seamless, affordable and beloved way to travel around the city.

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Sam Zieve
Art and Activism that Heals: A talk with Ricardo Morales

Ricardo Levins Morales describes himself as a “healer and trickster organizer disguised as an artist.” He was born into the anti-colonial movement in his native Puerto Rico and was drawn into activism in Chicago when his family moved there in 1967. This activism has included support work for the Black Panthers and Young Lords to participating in or acting in solidarity with farmers, environmental, labor, racial justice and peace movements. Increasingly he has come to see his art and organizing practices as means to address individual, collective and historical trauma. His art has won numerous awards but the greatest affirmation is the uses to which is has been put by grassroots movements and communities.

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Sam Zieve
March for Science Minnesota Brings Thousands

On Earth Day 2017, thousands of science activists converged at the Minnesota State Capitol to demonstrate the importance of scientific fact. Above, Macalester students Meghan Storlie ('17), Jeffrey Perala-Dewey ('17), Aidan Cowan, and Sam Zieve ('17) in the House Chamber along with State Representative Rick Hansen. 

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Sam Zieve
Twin Cities+ Student Sustainability Network Brought to Life

The first ever Twin Cities+ Student Sustainability Summit was held Saturday, April 1st, 2017 at Macalester College in St. Paul. The goal of the Summit was to create a platform for knowledge exchange, networking, and collective regional action among Twin Cities area students interested in sustainability.

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