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Attendees painting pots.

Campus organizations host Earthfest to reflect on sustainable strides

By Maddie Barron, Magazine Co-Section Editor
April 26, 2023

Emersonians celebrated a year’s worth of sustainability strides and reflected on further increasing climate awareness at the 2022-23 Earthfest on Saturday, an event featuring games and activities promoting...

Performative activism can’t change the fast fashion industry

Performative activism can’t change the fast fashion industry

By Stephanie Wallace
January 26, 2022

People love to feel like they are doing some noble thing for the greater good while in reality, they are accomplishing the bare minimum. This usually takes place through “performative activism,” ...

According to the Sustainable Emerson Facebook page, Emerson’s recycling rate last spring ranked No. 141 out of 150 colleges and universities in the nation. • Abbey Finn / Beacon Correspondent

College seeks to redeem recycling and composting rates

By Kaitlyn Bryson
October 10, 2018

Emerson came in last place in a recycling competition against five other Boston colleges and universities last spring. This semester, the Sustainability Committee and Bon Appetit combined resources to...

Amy Elvidge, sustainability coordinator, surveyed the community to understand their environmental habits. Photo: Cullen Granzen

PepsiCo funds electronic recycling signs

By Parker Purifoy, Emerson '21
April 19, 2018

Emerson received $6,000 after winning a partnership with PepsiCo to create educational signs about recycling around campus in a new, digital format. Amy Elvidge, sustainability coordinator, and Diana...

Interior construction on The Commons should begin by the end of the week. 

New building fails to qualify as green building

By Maya Gacina
April 16, 2018

The 172 Tremont St. building, acquired by the college in November, will not meet environmental standards to qualify as a green building. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design is a rating system...

Senior Chala Tyson-Tshitundu wants Emerson students to slow down and change the way they think about food. // Courtesy of Chala Tyson-Tshitundu

New org promotes food justice and sustainability

By Gabriella Leonel
February 1, 2018

Senior Chala Tyson-Tshitundu said they felt inspired to start a Slow Food chapter at Emerson after hours of watching Chef’s Table—an award-winning documentary series on Netflix that profiles a...

The Emerson Food Cam is located in the lobby of Piano Row.

Emerson Food Cam to alleviate college waste issue

By Allison Hagan
September 13, 2017

Sustainability Coordinator Amy Elvidge’s newest solution to food waste on campus is a community space where students can send photos of small quantities of extra food for the Emerson community to...

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