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 [...]
From Minnesota Public Radio website: A funny thing happened at the Fancy Food Show in Washington the other day. We were cruising through the various food exhibits from around the world, checking out the latest goodies, including gluten-free snacks, quinoa in a bag, and relaxation drinks, and then we came upon the food display from Wales. [...]
ALBANY – The state’s top environmental regulator is set today to further explain the Department of Environmental Conservation’s newly released recommendations for hydraulic fracturing for natural gas. DEC Commissioner Joseph Martens will address the media today at 1 p.m. in a conference call with reporters. The DEC Thursday released a number of major, sweeping changes [...]
“We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aids, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn, which does not forsake us in our soundest sleep…I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if [...]
From a recent Op Ed piece in the New York Times, by Thomas L. Friedman “The Earth is Full” You really do have to wonder whether a few years from now we’ll look back at the first decade of the 21st century — when food prices spiked, energy prices soared, world population surged, tornados plowed [...]
From a recent article on Bloomberg.com – a good sign that maybe our future is bright. Literally.
PRESS RELEASE: New Paltz Joins Statewide Anti-Fracking Day On Saturday, June 25th, from 10:30 to 12:30 rain or shine, New Paltz area individuals and families are invited to join an anti-fracking demonstration on Main St. New Paltz with smiles and waves, along with banners and petitions. Tens of thousands of other New Yorkers will [...]
According to the Huffington Post, a new eco-city in China is in the works. Expected to be inhabitable in 2020, this city would boast a 350,000 resident occupancy spanning 30 sq. km, an advanced transit system and the most innovative green technologies in the world. Solar-panels and extensive expanses of greenery would be the norm [...]
June 4, 2011 marked the kick-off of the March on Blair Mountain. From the March on Blair Mountain website: We march to preserve Blair Mountain, abolish mountaintop removal, strengthen labor rights, and an investment in sustainable job creation for all Appalachian communities. The March on Blair Mountain is a peaceful, unifying rally involving environmental justice [...]
Featuring the fabulous poetry of our very own Laura Kay Smith. Frack is whack, y’all.
While much of the weather-related news updates for the United States have been focused on the recent devastating tornado activity in Missouri and Minnesota, it is clear from the numerous tornadoes recently in places like Alabama, Washington DC, and Massachusetts, where tornadoes are uncommon, that no place in the US is safe this summer from [...]
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!
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!
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.