Environmental Sustainability at BMC

'Teaching, Learning & Research' Archive

History of Green Groups in the Bi-Co

Posted September 16, 2013

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 […]

Green, Green Everywhere

Posted July 31, 2013

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 […]

Floating through Waterworks

Posted July 18, 2013

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 […]

TriCo Creative Action Workshop Tonight!

Posted April 10, 2013

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 […]

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, […]

Haverford Hosts Climate Change Summit

Posted March 27, 2013

By: Lee McClenon This Saturday, March 23rd, the Office of Quaker Affairs at Haverford College hosted an event called Climate Change Summit: The Intersection of Science, Economics, Politics, Activism, and Theater. Student representatives from many bi-college environmental groups including BMC Greens, Bryn Mawr Earth Justice League, Real Food Challenge, Haverfordians for a Livable Future, and many from the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Understanding Energy Part 1: You Are as Powerful as a Lightbulb

Posted July 31, 2012

By: Lee McClenon Understanding Energy We all know that light bulbs usually are labeled between 40 and 100 watts, but can you conceptualize what that actually means? When you turn off that light, how much energy are you saving? What could be done with that amount of energy? In order to start making a dent […]

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