Vassar Agrees to Stop Spraying Toxic 2,4-D Pesticide!

    Vassar Agrees to Stop Spraying Toxic 2,4-D Pesticide!

    On Thursday, May 9th, the Vassar Greens scored a huge victory in a joint forum between Vassar’s Buildings and Grounds department (B&G), the Committee on College Sustainability (CCS), and the student body. Responding to tremendous student pressure, B&G agreed to stop applying a noxious pesticide that contains the neurotoxin 2,4-D. The first few weeks of […]

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    On Divestment: An Open Letter to the Board of Trustees

    On Divestment: An Open Letter to the Board of Trustees

    To the Vassar College Board of Trustees: I write to you today with a great hope: that you, as esteemed trustees of Vassar College, will act promptly to secure a sustainable campus, economy, and climate for the 21st century by divesting the College’s endowment from the fossil fuel industry. 2012 was the warmest year on […]

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    Divestment Campaign Pushes Vassar to Get Out of Fossil Fuels

    Divestment Campaign Pushes Vassar to Get Out of Fossil Fuels

    The Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign, which the Vassar Greens launched in September, is quickly gaining traction on campus. On Tuesday, December 4th, Dick Cheneys marched through the Retreat passing out dirty dollars, and Vassar students and national environmental organizers spoke about climate change, Hurricane Sandy, the fossil fuel industry, and why it’s so important that […]

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    Greens Flourish on Campus, Across Nation!

    Greens Flourish on Campus, Across Nation!

    After a series of stunning successes last year, the Vassar Greens are moving full speed ahead to tackle environmental issues this school year. This past school year, the Greens loaded up in cars and encircled the White House with 12,000 others in protest of the Keystone XL Pipeline. We demonstrated against nuclear power and nuclear […]

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    Success! Our Very Own Vassar Bottles Abound!

    Success! Our Very Own Vassar Bottles Abound!

    Vassar bottles are all over campus! After the Vassar Greens succeeded in banning bottled water in Vassar’s Dining Services last spring (see http://vsa.vassar.edu/orgs/vassargreens/2012/07/04/bottled-water-banned-on-vassars-campus/), Vassar has started off the school year by giving stainless steel water bottles to all the freshmen. These water bottles will encourage the use of tap water throughout campus, which is safer, […]

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    Like the Vassar Greens' new facebook page!

    Like the Vassar Greens’ new facebook page!

    For regular updates from the Vassar Greens, like us on facebook! The web address is simple and the page is public, so even if you don’t have a facebook you can still see everything that’s going on. www.facebook.com/vassargreens Or follow us on twitter here: www.twitter.com/vassargreens.

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    Greens Events

    Vassar Agrees to Stop Spraying Toxic 2,4-D Pesticide!
    Vassar Agrees to Stop Spraying Toxic 2,4-D Pesticide!

    On Thursday, May 9th, the Vassar Greens scored a huge victory in a joint forum between Vassar’s Bu

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    Green News

    Lunch and Landfills: NYC Lags in Green Waste Management
    Lunch and Landfills: NYC Lags in Green Waste Management

    In honor of the Vassar Greens’ On Campus Zero Waste Campaign starting a new composting initiat

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    Green Tech

    Green vehicles are here and now
    Green vehicles are here and now

    The Frankfurt motor show this year offered a look at some great innovations in green technology bein

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    Green Arts

    A Quote to Live By
    A Quote to Live By

    “We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aids, but by an infinite ex

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