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

By Gabriel Dunsmith 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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.

Bottled Water Banned on Vassar’s Campus!

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 […]

Dorm Energy Challenge 2012

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 […]

Tap That resolution up for VSA vote

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 […]

Energy Awareness Week 2011

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 […]