News from Emerson Green Collective
By Eco Ambassador Ava Tribe Emerson Green Collective, Emerson’s student sustainability organization on campus, has been busy this semester! Read on to learn about the group’s most recent educational sessions. During the Thursday night weekly meetings, EGC frequently provides crash courses and lessons on specific topics requested by members. The first of the semester, “Lessons […]
What is waste diversion?
By Eco Ambassador Anna Arriaga This week marks the start of the annual Campus Race to Zero Waste. Emerson has entered the waste diversion division of the competition this year. Waste diversion, or landfill diversion, is the process of diverting waste from landfills for uses such as recycling, composting, or repurposing. The main goal is […]
December Weigh the Waste events brings in one pound of edible food waste per minute
By Eco Ambassador Katie Koenig On December 7, the Eco Ambassadors worked with the dining hall to set up tables with large, labeled bins to collect all the waste from that evening’s dinner period. Eco Ambassadors worked the tables, directing waste into organized categories, both to encourage dining-goers to properly dispose of their waste and […]
Eco Ambassadors host Compost Concert event with WECB
By Eco Ambassador Anna Arriaga On December 6, 2022 we hosted our first “Compost Concert” event on Emerson’s campus. Located in the Bill Bordy Theatre from 6 to 8 pm, the event centered around spreading awareness of Emerson’s compost initiatives around campus and celebrating the end of the semester through groovy music and vegan treats. […]
Fall Swap and Shop donation drive — starting Wednesday!
By Eco Ambassador Ava Tribe Have any items you want to donate before winter break? Campus Services is organizing a fall semester donation drive for students to donate the following items: Clothing and accessories (please clean beforehand) Dorm items, including cleaning and laundry supplies Unopened non-perishable food Donation bins will be out from December 7th […]
Where does Emerson’s organic waste go?
By Eco Ambassador Katie Koenig Emerson’s Eco Ambassadors took a field trip to the Waste Management plant in Charlestown, Massachusetts on October 28. We visited their CORe facility and learned about their process for turning food waste into an organic slurry that is transported to the Greater Lawrence Sanitary District in North Andover. The wastewater […]
Emerson students attend the annual Sustainable Student Leadership Symposium
By Eco Ambassador Ava Tribe On November 5th, Eco Ambassadors Ava Tribe and Katie Koenig represented Emerson at the annual Sustainable Student Leadership Symposium. The Eco Ambassadors traveled to the symposium at UMass Dartmouth with Boston University students. The all-day event included sustainability representatives and leaders from Boston University, UMass Dartmouth, UMass Lowell, UMass Amherst, […]
Esplanade cleanup recap
By Eco Ambassador Ava Tribe On September 16, Emerson Sustainability (housed in Campus Services), Emerson Green Collective, and Emerson’s Democratic Socialists of America chapter joined with the Esplanade Association to clean up Boston’s Charles River Esplanade. Students and faculty met in the 2 Boylston Place Alley and walked over to the Esplanade to meet Esplanade […]
Introducing our new Eco Ambassadors
Campus Services has hired four passionate students to serve as Eco Ambassadors for the academic year! These student employees will focus on peer education about sustainability and will be planning events, writing blog posts here, posting on the Sustainable Emerson instagram, and more. Keep an eye out for them around campus. Meet our new Eco […]
Call for applications: Eco Ambassadors
The sustainability office is thrilled to announce that we will be hiring four students this year to serve as Eco Ambassadors. This is a paid part-time student employment opportunity with the potential to enact significant change right here on your own campus. As an Eco Ambassador, you will be part of the campus sustainability team […]