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Going Green: Endicott Sustainability Week 2022

Endicott Sustainability Week 2022
For Sustainability Week 2022, join the Office of Sustainability in activities such as Show the Waste to learn about ways you can live sustainably.
By: Madison Schulman

Want to learn how to live more sustainably? Join the Office of Sustainability from Monday, October 3 to Friday, October 7 for fun and interesting events surrounding sustainability. Bonus: win prizes while you learn!

“We really want people to learn and to come to these events to just get more involved with sustainability, find out how it's relevant to them, learn some really cool things about local community sustainable groups, and think about how a career in sustainability could be in their future,” said Carly Thibodeau, Associate Director of Sustainability at Endicott College.

Thibodeau noted that although these events are taking place during one week, all of October is Campus Sustainability Month nationwide.

The Office of Sustainability strives to make Endicott a sustainable campus, focusing on initiatives such as reducing waste, conserving water, and implementing energy conservation measures.

The group recently released a campus Ecomap, highlighting sustainable resources on campus. This points out recycling and composting locations, as well as water bottle refill stations.

In May 2022, the Office of Sustainability held a ‘College Cleanse’, collecting items during student move-out. Overall, the items donated tallied to $22,498.53. The items were then donated to various organizations in the area—giving new life to the items and diverting more than 5,500 pounds of usable donations from the landfill.

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Monday, October 3

Start the week off by guessing how much food waste we produce at lunch. From 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Callahan, watch as waste piles up. Then, take a guess at how many pounds of food are on the table at the end. Win a prize by guessing correctly at Show the Waste!

Sign up to take a trip to the last Beverly Odell Park Farmers’ Market of the season! Grab some delicious fruits and vegetables while supporting local agriculture. Transportation to and from the market will be provided, meet in front of Hempstead Commons at 4 p.m.

Tuesday, October 4

How much do you know about the Earth? Come test your knowledge about the planet we rely on at Sustainability Week Trivia Night. Join us at Gully’s at 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 5

Explore Endicott’s hiking trails with members of the Environmental Society and Outdoor Adventure Clubs. While you’re on the trails, help clean them up. Meet at the entrance to Callahan Dining at 3 p.m. for a great adventure.

Thursday, October 6

Bring your enthusiasm and networking skills to the 2nd annual Sustainability Career Fair in the Gerrish Business & Judge Science Center Lobby from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Meet various employers in sustainability fields and learn about the different career opportunities available.

Friday, October 7

At Sustainability Coffee & Conversations, learn more about the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. In Lower Callahan from 10 to 11:30 a.m., grab some Fair-Trade coffee and hear about the global blueprint for people and the planet.