Environmental Sustainability at BMC

An Education for Conservation

History of Green Groups in the Bi-Co

By: Lee McClenon As part of her Senior thesis last year, Alisha Park ’13 sifted through the records to construct a history of students run green groups in the Bi-Co. By pouring over old newspaper articles and students government budgets she was able to construct a story about how environmentalism pick up, worked together and [...]

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BMC Climate Action Plan – A Progress Report of Sustainable Efforts

The  one question I continually faced this summer was; “How’s that report you’re working on going?”. In essence, this report was my summer. As Student Intern for the Bryn Mawr Sustainability Group, my first assignment was to prepare a Progress Report of Sustainability efforts in Bryn Mawr for The American College & University Presidents’ Climate [...]

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Green, Green Everywhere

By: Sarina Shrestha “Greenfield Elementary School” comprised the second half of our day trip. As I walked through the gates and into the school, the first thing that caught my attention was the playground. With the uncontrollable excitement of a small child I jumped at the sight of slides and dashed for them. As I [...]

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Floating through Waterworks

By: Sarina Shrestha Last Friday on July 12th I joined Professor Victor Donnay’s Summer Institute on Math, Computing and Sustainability class on a field trip to Fairmount Park Waterworks. I had mentally prepared myself for the onslaught of a history, city planning and waterworks systems lesson all rolled into one. To my very pleasant surprise the [...]

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Bikers in Bryn Mawr

By: Sarina Shrestha Naomi, a rising sophomore in Bryn Mawr, is currently working on campus over the summer. Every day she rides her bike from Gladwyn, her host parent’s house, for over 30 minutes. Having arrived from Kenya over just a year ago, she is still new to the traffic regulations of USA. The question [...]

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“Wind” Mawr – Bryn Mawr with a Difference

By: Sarina Shrestha Bryn Mawr is blown by a gust of wind. And how! Bryn Mawr College has purchased around 50% of its electric consumption from renewable wind power generator for the next three years. Beginning from June 1, 2013, this green initiative will reduce the carbon footprint of the college by 25%. Although the [...]

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BMC Trees Featured by Horticultural Society

By: Lee McClenon Have you taken the tree tour yet? Or scanned one of the QR codes on tress around campus? The Philadelphia Horticultural Society blog recently featured an article about our campus’ trees and the recent educational efforts that have come about through a collaboration between students and the grounds department. Take a look! [...]

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TriCo Creative Action Workshop Tonight!

Environmentalists Can Be Fun, Too!: Creative Actions Workshop  Eat! Talk! Network! And become artists for a night! — the cool kind of artist! Join forces, Enviros! — for a big Tri-Co party & workshop for the student environmental groups at all 3 colleges. We’ll eat pizza, get to know each other, make plans to take [...]

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Nine Tri-Co Students Fast for Environmental Justice

By: Lee McClenon Last friday, students from Bryn Mawr, Haverford and Swartmore participated in a 24 hour fast in solidarity with people in Appalachia who are resisting mountaintop removal coal mining. Below is the memo that they wrote about their fast with the Earth Quaker Action Team of Philadelphia. Nine Tri-College students from Bryn Mawr, [...]

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March Garden Newsletter

The March edition of the Bryn Mawr Garden Newsletter is out (click here)!  Check out the updates on garden events, more about the Real Food Challenge, and try out the monthly recipe courtesy of Kristina Kronauer ’13. Thanks to Frankie Leech ’16, Clara Kaufmann ’16 and Maiya Zwerling ’13 who compiled this newsletter. Mark your calendar for April 20th, [...]

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