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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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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Due to an energized and powerful initiative led by the Vassar Greens’ Tap That campaign, bottled water will no longer be offered through Vassar’s Dining Services. In only its second year, Tap That galvanized student support around the issue of banning bottled water–many members of the Vassar Student Association (VSA) received more student input on [...]
The Vassar Greens’ campaign Keep It Clean is hosting a dorm energy challenge for the month of April. Keep It Clean is a new campaign whose ultimate goal is to reduce and eventually eliminate the campus’ dependence on dirty energy sources. The goal of the dorm energy challenge is to encourage dorms to reduce their [...]
The Vassar Greens campaign ‘Tap That’ has been working to push an initiative through VSA to ban bottled water on campus for the past year and a half. THIS Sunday the resolution to ban bottled water on campus is up for a vote at the VSA meeting. Please show your support by emailing your representatives [...]
The Vassar Greens invite YOU to see if you can reduce energy use in your dorm by 5% for one week! Brought to you by Keep It Clean – the VG campaign that aims to reduce dirty energy use on campus, Energy Awareness Week (HAPPENING RIGHT NOW) is a call to action for all members [...]
Join the Vassar Greens this Friday, October 28th (TOMORROW) at 8 PM in the Aula for live, candlelit, acoustic performances by Vassar student musicians. In order to raise awareness around energy conservation, the entire event will use zero electricity and produce zero waste. The concert will run from 8-10. Come for the whole thing or [...]
A group of Vassar students will be attending the national day of action with The Coalition Against Nukes this OCTOBER 1ST (SATURDAY). The event is an all day event from 9 am – 9 pm in NYC. If you are interested in joining, contact Danielle Falzon at email@example.com. Or attend the meeting about the event [...]
Every year, 350.org sponsors an environmental day of action, to bring awareness to our daily impact on the air and the world around us. This year, 350.org is sponsoring Moving Planet – encouraging everyone everywhere to get up, get out, and get moving in any way that doesn’t involve the use of fossil fuels. To [...]
As we start a brand new year here at Vassar College, this is a little reminder to remember the Greens when you think about how you want to spend your free time this year. As environmental conservation picks up as a major concern politically, socially, and globally, being a part of the movement will help [...]
Spring means flowers, green grass, warmth, and sunshine. It also means the closing of spring semester here at Vassar College and the end of a truly remarkable year for the Vassar Greens. We had so many accomplishments and achieved so many goals! Here is a short overview of our many actions this school year.
Join the Vassar Greens along with VARC, Slow Food Vassar, and Hip Hop 101 in celebrating Earth Week 2011!
Join the Greens on Wednesday, April 6th at 5 pm in New England 104 to learn about the solid waste management in Dutchess County!
True Lazy-Faire. Opens Today, April 1, at noon!
In an effort to raise money to get 50 Vassar students down to Power Shift 2011 in Washington D.C., the Vassar Greens will be tabling in the College Center this week on Monday (3/28), Wednesday (3/30), and Friday (4/1). We will be selling cups of delicious Winchell Mountain Coffee for $2 each or $1.50 if [...]
Stop by the College Center Wednesdays and Fridays to sign the Tap That! pledge, purchase a $5 Vassar Greens water bottle, and check inside to see if you’ve got a Golden Ticket!
Thursday Feb. 24, 7 pm, CCMPR, free Bacios and a water bar. Come find out what’s really going on in the big business of bottled water!
The Vassar Greens have been given $3800 by the VSA to fund our trip to Power Shift 2011. We’re one step closer, but we’re not there yet!
Vassar Greens member Jacob Greenberg is starting the very first Vassar Raw Milk Co-op, a means for Vassar students to get their hands on all-natural, non-pasteurized, non-homogenized milk from a local farm.
The Vassar Greens Power Shift coordinators Max Morris and Jacob Greenberg are rallying a group of Vassar students (anyone is welcome!) to go to DC April 15-18 for Power Shift, the country’s largest environmental youth movement. Join the Vassar Greens and thousands of students from across the country as we share leadership knowledge and skills [...]