Environmental Sustainability at BMC

'Operational Efforts' Archive

This Just In: Sustainability Milestone!

Posted March 3, 2016

Just last year alone, Bryn Mawr College composted 140 TONS of food scraps! Diverting this material from landfills avoided about 123 metric tons of CO2 pollution (which is equivalent to taking 300 cars off the road!) Well done, Mawrtyrs! Kitchen Harvest will be sharing our compost with Linvilla Orchards, only about 16 miles away from […]

“Wind” Mawr – Bryn Mawr with a Difference

Posted June 21, 2013

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 […]

BMC Trees Featured by Horticultural Society

Posted April 21, 2013

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! […]

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 […]

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!

Electricians Honored at “Lighting The Way” Event

Posted February 2, 2013

By: Lee McClenon Last Tuesday the Sustainability Leadership Group held an ceremony for the new renovations in Brecon Hall that made it the first 100% LED dorm on campus. As part of the proceedings, President Jane McAuliffe honored three electricians from Bryn Mawr facilities with the following address before presenting them with certificates. “Your initiative and innovative […]

Lighting the Way January 29th

Posted January 25, 2013

Please join us on Tuesday for an event hosted by the Sustainability Leadership Group and the Noyce Math and Science Teacher Scholarship program. (See more details below)   The event will start at 3:30 in Pembroke Arch with a short tour given by Environmental Studies Seniors. The idea for the tour came out of the senior […]

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 […]

Will you be here for fall break? Want to be part of Bryn Mawr’s first solar panel project?

Posted October 11, 2012

BMC will start installation for its first large Solar Panel next week! To be located at ground level near the tennis courts, the panel will help power SGA house on Cambrian Row. Facilities services is very excited to have students and community members be involved.  If you want to be part of the installation, including […]

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 […]

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