Emerson College's student newspaper

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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Trash bins in the cafeteria.

Green efforts ongoing as Emerson searches for new sustainability manager

By Bailey Allen, Editor-at-Large
April 16, 2021

As Emerson prepares to hire a new sustainability manager, the college is pushing forward in its effort to create a more environmentally friendly campus.  Cathy Liebowitz, Emerson’s former sustainability...

The Little Building residence hall.

College greenhouse gas emissions increase with Little Building reopening

By Patrick Pierce, Beacon Correspondent
December 12, 2020

An annual city report found that Emerson’s greenhouse gas emissions saw a slight increase in 2019 with the reopening of the Little Building residential hall.  The Little Building alone has added...

The Paramount residence hall will be used to house students potentially exposed to or ill with COVID-19 in the fall.

Paramount Lags Behind Other Residence Halls in Sustainability

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
January 16, 2020

Of all of Boston’s residence halls, The Paramount Center produces the most greenhouse gas emissions compared to its size, according to data gathered in 2018 and published in September 2019 by the City...

The Massachusetts State Senate passed a bill which would ban all plastic bags in the state. The house will vote on the bill next year. Anissa Gardizy / Beacon Correspondent

Mass. Senate moves forward with plastic bag ban

By Anissa Gardizy
November 22, 2019

BEACON HILL — The Massachusetts Senate passed a bill that would ban the use of plastic bags across the state on Wednesday, taking precedence over more than 120 communities who have already passed ordinances...

The new sustainability manager, Catherine Liebowitz, said her passion for the environment comes from her childhood. Photo courtesy of Christina Solazzo

New sustainability manager hopes to strengthen green community

By Brynn O'Connor
October 1, 2019

Emerson’s new sustainability manager, Catherine Liebowitz, hopes to strengthen the green community on campus. Liebowitz filled the role formerly held by Amy Elvidge, who left Emerson in July 2018...

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