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The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette


The Office of Sustainability emphasized the role of students in the colleges sustainability initiatives. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette College Sustainability on Facebook)

Two programs unveiled by Office of Sustainability to combat waste

By Natalia Ferruggia, Assistant Culture Editor February 10, 2023

The Office of Sustainability recently launched new initiatives for sustainability efforts: the Sustainable Living Certificate and Leopard Leftovers. The Sustainable Living Certificate is an online survey...

Students can expect  the new composting program to go into effect by fall 2023.

Composting program to churn out on time

By Andrew LaGreca, Contributing Writer February 10, 2023

The composting program pushed for by Student Government with a nearly unanimously approved resolution is running on schedule to begin in fall 2023. While Dining Services is fully prepared to implement...

Adamson enjoys working with metrics to improve sustainability. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette College.)

Recent Sustainability hire, Melissa Adamson, talks background, goals

By Andrew LaGreca, Contributing Writer February 3, 2023

In November, the Office of Sustainability welcomed Melissa Adamson as the climate action and circularity manager, a new role on campus. Adamson, who worked in transportation planning for five years before...

Eco Rep volunteers put on hazmat suits to weigh and sort waste products from the McCartneys. (Photo courtesy of the Office of Sustainability)

Waste audit shows almost half of McCartney recycling contaminated

By Jenny Davis, Assistant News Editor November 11, 2022

In a waste audit of the McCartney residences this past weekend, it was found that while students are throwing the majority of trash items into the correct bins, there is a contamination rate of 48.6 percent...

Before a non-native plant can be brought on campus, it must be approved by grounds supervisor Jeff Weed.

The more you grow: Landscaping on Lafayette’s campus

By Christopher Byrnes, Contributing Writer November 11, 2022

With the changing of seasons also comes the changing of plants. Between annual flowering plants and hanging baskets, a splash of color is brought to campus in the spring, summer and fall to attract visitors...

The Office of Sustainability hopes to expand the number of electric vehicles already in the colleges vehicle fleet.

Emily Bone ’24 leads Sustainability Office research on introduction of electric vehicles to campus

By Phoebe Goltra, Contributing Writer September 30, 2022

This summer, the Office of Sustainability took the first steps towards gradually introducing electric vehicles to campus by conducting research on the topic. This initiative is the latest strategy in...

The Eco Reps will operate like sustainable residential advisors, encouraging their residential halls to practice sustainable living.

Eco Reps rebrand with focus on residential life

By Mackenzie Steinbiss, Contributing Writer September 16, 2022

Due to a new sustainability initiative, Eco Reps will now act as sustainability-focused resident advisors. Those previously carrying the Eco Rep mantle, however, will now be known as "sustainability interns."...

The reverse vending machine only accepts aluminum cans and plastic bottles.

New reverse vending machine encourages sustainability

By Andreas Pelekis, Contributing Writer September 9, 2022

In August, Lafayette College installed an Atlas Reverse Vending Machine in the Farinon Student Center, which was brought in with the help of the Lafayette Office of Sustainability, Bon Appetit and Coca-Cola....

Smith was involved in sustainability efforts at Lehigh University for five years as both an undergraduate and graduate student. (Photo courtesy of Samantha Smith)

Lafayette welcomes new Sustainability Outreach and Engagement Manager Samantha Smith

By Lucie Lagodich, Editor-in-Chief March 4, 2022

On the ground floor of the Rockwell Integrated Science Center, Lafayette students who wander into room 203 will be greeted by a friendly smile and a hello from the newest hire in the Sustainability Office....

Students can find sustainability punch cards at Rockwell Integrated Sciences Center, Farinon College Center and Skillman Library. (Photo by Brandon Marin 22)

Engaging in sustainability: new punch card program aims to incentivize students

By Katie Frost September 27, 2019

In an effort to incentivize students to consciously make more sustainable choices around campus, the Lafayette Environmental Awareness and Protection (LEAP) club launched a new program for students in...

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