Environmental Sustainability at BMC

'Cultural & Behavioral Change' Archive

Bikers in Bryn Mawr

Posted July 7, 2013

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 […]

Nine Tri-Co Students Fast for Environmental Justice

Posted April 10, 2013

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, […]

March Garden Newsletter

Posted March 28, 2013

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, […]

Thank You Recycling Co-Heads!

Posted February 22, 2013

The Sustainability Leadership Group recently recognized this years Recycling Co-Heads, Johanna Gauthier and Alisha Park for their outstanding dedication and work towards the college’s sustainability goals. One major project for the SLG this year has been to continue reducing energy use on campus. The recycling committee has coordinated with facilities to work with students to […]

BMC Garden First Monthly Newsletter

Posted February 6, 2013

Presenting the first issue of the Bryn Mawr Garden Montly Newsletter (Click here)! Designed by Frankie Leech ’16 and other members of the garden committee, this issue gives an overview of work done last semester, a timeline for the spring as well as fun facts and a recipe. The garden started in spring of 2010 […]

Take Out Reduced!

Posted February 2, 2013

Did you know that Mawters used over 50,000 takeout boxes last year? In conjunction with the new composting program, reducing the number of takeout boxes will significantly reduce the amount of trash that comes from our dining halls. Way to go Dining Services!

Take Out at Bryn Mawr: A Personal Reflection

Posted December 7, 2012

by: Alisha Park, Bryn Mawr ‘13 When I first learned about take out freshman year, I thought it was a great way to get hot food and avoid making sandwiches if I was short on time. I could have food without worrying about skipping meals or just eating fruit. Most dining halls I had visited […]

First Solar Panels at Bryn Mawr

Posted November 13, 2012

  By: Lee McClenon Notice: You can now track the energy output of our new solar panels by following this link! … When walking down to the gym you might notice something new in the scenic vista of landscaping along Cambrian Row. On Monday the college installed its first solar panels! The panels were chosen […]

Composting Continues!

Posted October 3, 2012

By: Lee McClenon After several waste audits and tireless work from many people on campus, Bryn Mawr is now composting food waste in both Haffner and Erdman dining halls. The initiative, which is still in its piloting phase, has been a developing project for the past two years. In the spring of 2011 the Environmental Studies […]

The Bi-College Bike Collective Will Be Gearing Up in the Fall Semester

Posted July 24, 2012

By: Lee McClenon This summer I have been working here at Bryn Mawr but living at Haverford in the apartments. This experience has taught me how close our colleges really are. My route from the bottom of Haverford’s campus to the Pembroke Arch takes twelve minutes if I’m booking it, twenty if I take time […]

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