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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Conveyor belt at Emersons Waste Management facility.

Emerson’s Waste Management facility highlights campus sustainability efforts

By Sasha Zirin, Assistant Living Arts Editor
February 23, 2023

Equipped with policy-mandated hard hats, neon vests, and glasses, a group of Emerson students toured the Waste Management facility in Billerica, Massachusetts, where Emerson College sends its trash and...

Sustainability Action Plan progresses with help from working groups

Sustainability Action Plan progresses with help from working groups

By Olivia LeDuc, Assistant News Editor
October 19, 2022

Emerson refined its pledge to carbon neutrality last month after unveiling the Climate Action Plan. The plan has since moved into its second phase—the formation of working groups.  Emerson committed...

Feelin Fallish, a Sustainable Swaps event, was held on Oct. 2.

Sustainable Swaps: Saving the environment one trade at a time

By Max Handelman, Correspondent
October 6, 2022

The crisp wind of nearing autumn rustled through rows upon rows of hanging clothing, creating a chorus of rattling hangers and a symphony of flutters from anything folded on the ground.  In one direction,...


SGA to fund sustainable laundry resource, fundraise for victims of Hurricane Fiona

By Mike McHugh, Staff Writer, News
October 1, 2022

Emerson Student Government Association members discussed plans to install a laundry detergent sheet refill station near the tap-desk in the Little Building on Friday, Oct. 14th.  The machine will dispense...

Proposed Climate Action Plan timeline.

Campus Sustainability Manager invites student feedback on sustainability initiatives

By Parker Garlough, Staff Writer
September 28, 2022

In preparation for the development of a new Climate Action Plan at Emerson, Campus Sustainability Manager Jennifer Lamy hosted a virtual sustainability listening session on Tuesday to spur discussion regarding...

Emersons downtown Boston campus.

Emerson relaunches eco corps, adds student ambassador positions

By Mike McHugh, Staff Writer, News
September 25, 2022

After being halted for the past two years, Emerson relaunched Eco Corps, the college’s environmental action group. The relaunch includes hiring students to fill eco ambassador positions—paid student...

(left to right) Matt Doherty, Aidan Manion, and Carter Nevulis. Photo credit: Matt Berry

Three college students create a clothing brand to promote sustainability and positivity

By Hannah Nguyen, News Editor
April 6, 2022

In an effort to spread positivity and advocate for the Earth, three Massachusetts college sophomores started a clothing brand.  The Local Brand is a clothing brand founded by long-time friends Matt...

Emerson Colleges new campus sustainability manager, Jennifer Lamy. (Courtesy Jennifer Lamy)

Emerson welcomes Jennifer Lamy as new campus sustainability manager

By Maeve Lawler, Kasteel Well Bureau Chief
February 17, 2022

Emerson has hired a new campus sustainability manager to direct the college’s climate policy, filling a vacancy that has lasted nearly two years.  Jennifer Lamy assumed the role on Jan. 24. The position,...

I never could have imagined how students’ excessive online shopping could impact the workers, and how much worse this purchasing habit would get over the course of my college career. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Op-ed: Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

By Kaitlyn Bryson
September 3, 2019

In a world filled with instant gratification, personally tailored advertisements, and one-click shopping, it can be easy to overlook how our purchases impact others. But our lack of knowledge is exactly...

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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