Composting Coming to Eco Café

Karen Marchegiani and Ildiko Bodor behind the counter at Eco Café In recent months many students have approached Dining Services and the Zilkha Center asking about the possibility of starting a composting program at Eco Café. Over Winter Study the possibility was first seriously discussed at a Waste &… Continue reading »

Indoor Worm Composting!

Most people feel have strong feelings about worms.  Variations on Yuck! is what I hear most from people (or get the hint from their body language) closely followed by Cool!  Then comes those who are intrigued, though still not sure, and tip-toe towards our office’s worm composting bin with their heads… Continue reading »

Sorting Williams College’s Trash at a Waste Audit

Kelly Chen ’17 reaches for a new bag What’s in your trash? Volunteers gathered at Lambert Garage on January 12th to find out! Working with Facilities and Zilkha Center staff, students sorted through a cross-section of Williams trash: Three bags from each trash room of sixteen residence halls, academic… Continue reading »

Eco-Advisor Feature: Haley Bosse’s Work on Post-Consumer Waste

Haley Bosse ’20’s focus on post-consumer food waste as an Eco-Advisor has inspired her to initiate several projects that reduce waste through behavioral change. She recently restarted the Zilkha Center’s Compost Greeters program, which she has rebranded as Compost Friends. Greeters first helped students navigate food disposal at all… Continue reading »

A Refresher on Composting in Dining Halls

Ayami offers guidance in the Mission Park Dining Hall clearing station Over the summer, a subcommittee of the Waste & Recycling Working Group met to focus on how to improve composting in dining halls. The subcommittee included Gayle Donohue, Assistant Director of Student Dining, the dining hall unit managers, a… Continue reading »

Greening Sports: Locker Rooms & Terracycling

Cross Country runner Eliza Matt stands next to one of the new locker room recycling bins by Hadley Desmules ’16, SAAC Co-president & Waste & Recycling Working Group member Recycling Bins in Locker Rooms The Zilkha Center and the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) have been working together with… Continue reading »

Updated Campus Recycling Guide

What’s recyclable on campus?  What isn’t? How do I safely dispose of things like batteries and cell phones? Answers to all these questions are on the comprehensive, updated campus Recycling Guide. CAMPUS RECYCLING GUIDE   Signage Click here to view and download the… Continue reading »

  • 1
  • 2