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Category: Sustainability

SLUG – now accepting applications

Your Sustainable Lawrence University Update


SLUG is now accepting applications for summer workers. SLUG helps to grow produce that is bought and sold by Bon Appetit in Andrew Commons and runs a community compost program. Contact Erik Nordstrom for details and the application.

What we’re doing:

  • Last week 8 students attended The Wild Things Conference, a conference celebrating the region’s nature and how people enjoy and protect it, with funds from the Student Sustainability Fund.
  • Composting is now available in most major residence halls. Even the RHD’s have compost bins in their apartments!
  • Lawrence is diverting waste from the landfill, we just received our first order of refurbished office chairs that will prevent us from buying new chairs made from raw materials and prevent used ones from being thrown away.

Sustainable Lawrence: 2019

Your Sustainable Lawrence University update

What we’re doing:

  • Sustainability funding is available for research, internships, volunteer or service projects, class projects, or student group initiatives. Students should apply to the Student Sustainability Fund
  • Students, have you noticed the new recycling bins in each student room that are helping to improve Lawrence’s recycling rate?! 
  • Memorial Chapel is staying cozy despite the cold winter temperatures. Energy saving measures such as new insulation in the attic as well as the introduction of LED light bulbs are estimated to be saving 105,000 kilowatt hours and $10,000 per year.