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SUSTAINABILITY NEWS

Macalester Roundtable

This month, from October 11th to the 13th, Macalester held its annual Roundtable event. This years focus was on the construction of race and its impacts. The issue of race greatly intersects with the issue of sustainability.

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UN Report On Climate Change

The UN Secretary General called the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) special report on limiting global warming released Monday an "ear-splitting wake up call.” The IPCC report said that limiting global warming to 1.5ºC would require rapid, far reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society, according to the report. Click to find out the difference between 1.5ºC and 2ºC.

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Bike Share Updates

Dockless bike-sharing has come to Minneapolis, Saint Paul area. LimeBike provides one of the leading Bikeshare services. This is a great way to stay sustainable in the twin cities for cheap!

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New EcoHouse Chicken Coop

This month, the Macalester EcoHouse established a student-run chicken coop. This new coop will provide opportunities for the Macalester community to learn how to care for chickens and the role they have in a more sustainable urban landscape and foodscape.

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Campus Sustainability Day

In order to welcome students back on campus, the Sustainability Office organized campus sustainability day! This took place on Wednesday, September 12th and was a huge hit. This day included many fun activities such as:

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