Sustainable Skidmore in the News
Skidmore College Defends SteerHead Trophy Title in 2013 Bike to Work Challenge
Skidmore College participated in the the 2013 Bike to Work Day Challenge. Skidmore had the most participants from any organization in the challenge for a second year in a row, allowing the college to keep the SteerHead trophy on display in the Case Center for one more year. Click here to read more about the 2013 Bike to Work Day.
Skidmore Dining Services Using Locally Grown Flour
The College’s Dining Services has started using locally grown and milled flour from North Country Farms, located in Watertown, N.Y., only about 150 miles from Skidmore College. See the full write up by Scope Online.
Environmental Action Committee hosts “Food Week”
The Environmental Action Committee (EAC) hosted a “Food Week” last March. This week included building awareness around the connections between food, the environment, and social justice. Click here to see Scope Online’s coverage of the week and to see what type of events were offered to Skidmore’s community members, and see more photos of the week’s events.
Skidmore Donates Mattresses
The Times Union covered a story about a local organization that Skidmore College donated mattress to during last year’s the end of the year move out and building renovations. Check out the full story here.
See what The Saratogian and Scope had to say about the end of the year “Give+Go,” a campus wide donation event where students donate unwanted goods to local and regional groups in need.
Social Justice Week Launched
Students organized a Social Justice Week last March to help increase awareness about the challenges to fairness and justice worldwide. To learn more about the event, and to see what types of activities were available, click here.
Complete Streets Policy Passes in Saratoga Springs
The city of Saratoga Springs passed the Complete Streets Policy, a policy the encourages the integration of pedestrian, bicycle, and handicap accessibility into city transportation upgrades. See The Saratogian full story.
Bike to Work Challenge
Skidmore College participated in the “Saratoga Bike to Work Challenge” hosted by Bikeatoga. Over thirty business and organizations throughout Saratoga County formed teams and took part in the challenge. Skidmore ended up winning the challenge and we took home The Steer Head trophy! See more photos of the event at The Saratogian.
Skidmore Welcomes Professor Lauret Savoy to Campus
Professor Lauret Savoy came to Skidmore to give a keynote talk for Skidmore’s Environmental Studies Program, titled “Restor(y)ing America’s Environmental Past and Present.” To learn more about Professor Savoy, check out Scope Online’s coverage of the visit.
Skidmore Student Garden
The Skidmore Student Garden has been evolving since its establishment in 2009. Check out this article about the progress of this growing program on campus.
Skidmore’s Economic Impact Growing in Saratoga County
Skidmore College released a report that outlined the social and economic impact it has on the Saratoga Commiuntity. Look at Scope Online’s article for more details and information about trends.
Stone Wall Repair Leads to Preservation Foundation Award
The Skidmore College Grounds Crew, along with stonemason Nick Vaccio, worked to repair a 545-foot-long stonewall on campus. The Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation honored their work by awarding the 2012 preservation Recognition Award. See Scope Online’s full article, including a picture of the newly restored wall.