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Emerson College's student newspaper

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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, Former news editor
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...

Two members of the student organization Earth Emerson.

Student organizations push political engagement on Election Day

By Ann E. Matica, Deputy News Editor
November 3, 2020

Cultural, spiritual, and advocacy student organizations on campus are preparing to host Election Day events tonight that will center around self-care, political conversation, and the incoming election...

Two members of the student organization Earth Emerson.

College considers fossil fuel divestment

By Andrew Stanton
November 1, 2018

The Board of Trustees Investment Committee agreed to withdraw, or divest, part of the college’s endowment from unknown fossil fuel companies in an October meeting with the environmental organization...

EDITORIAL: Making changes before the climate does

EDITORIAL: Making changes before the climate does

By Editorial Board
October 18, 2018

At issue: Student engagement with sustainability Our take: We must do more Over a week ago, the New York Times detailed a seemingly apocalyptic future, with worsening food shortage, rampant poverty,...

SGA signs onto Divest Emerson campaign

SGA signs onto Divest Emerson campaign

By Chris Van Buskirk, Former Editor-in-Chief/Emerson ‘21
April 3, 2018

The Student Government Association pledged to support Earth Emerson’s efforts to withdraw the college’s investments from fossil fuels. The Divest Emerson campaign protests the college’s indirect...

Courtesy of Earth Emerson

#DivestEmerson calls for end to college fossil fuel investments

By Stefania Lugli
March 1, 2018

Earth Emerson launched a second attempt at convincing the college’s Board of Trustees to withdraw investments, or divest, from fossil fuel companies. The revitalized effort spurred from concern about...

Mass Green Summit brings environmental action to Emerson

By Gabriella Mrozowski
February 1, 2018

The college will host the third annual Mass Green Summit—a series of panels advocating for grassroots environmental action—as part of its seven-year promise to lower the college’s environmental impact....

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