The Sustainable Life Club is partnering with OWLI to put on Open Mic: Music to Light a Village on Sunday, May 12th at 7pmin the Chapel. The event will showcase the musical talents of Williston students while benefiting OWLI’s initiative in Kenya to replace kerosene with solar panels for lighting. Students may schedule an audition for the event by emailing Maggie Dewey ’13 at email@example.com
A solar panel from Barefoot Power Limited, the company OWLI will purchase solar panels from.
OWLI, the One World Leadership Institute, works to create learning environments that foster the development of critical thinkers who will become the ethical leaders of our ever-changing world. Specifically, OWLI works to create sustainable student-run businesses in Kenya. OWLI’s solar panel project will provide students in a Kenyan village the first solar panels to get their business started.
I really love carrots. Sweet and crunchy, they make a delicious snack fresh from the garden. “Wouldn’t it be great if we could harvest carrots before the school year ends?” I proposed to the Sustainable Life Club when we were planning what to plant for spring. Wondering how we could start to grow carrots even when it was too cold outside for the carrots to germinate, Ms. Lucia, the club advisor, gave the idea of planting carrots in gutters. Continue reading →
We forget about it at the moment it swirls down the drain, as if it were sucked into a dark hole of endless space: once out of sight, it is out of mind. This is how many of us, myself included, think when we take showers or brush our teeth, but is this really how we should think about the water that we use? Shouldn’t we know where our water leads and what happens there? In this article, we will unravel the path across your pipes and the where it goes. Once experiencing the result of your water’s travel, you will believe that every flush counts.
Even though it is a small town, Easthampton produces massive amounts of waste, purifying anywhere from about 1.5 million to 8 million gallons of water in a day. The process of cleaning this dirty water expends many resources itself and it begins with you, when you use water.
Before we make the announcement all of you are waiting for, you should first check out an amazing video made for the Green Cup Challenge by Alex Kozikowski ’14. You can view all of the videos and cast your vote here.
These past two weeks have yielded excellent results for most dorms on campus. The Mid-Winter Break helped dorms because most dorms on campus were empty for several days. With only one week to go, the pressure is mounting to see who saved the most energy.