Archive for January, 2009

Mackenzie Brown Inducted Into Omicron Delta Kappa

Omicron Delta Kappa, the national leadership honor society founded at W&L in 1914, held its annual inductions as part of the convocation ceremony.  ODK was the first college honor society of a national scope to give recognition and honor for meritorious leadership and service in extracurricular activities and to encourage development of general campus citizenship.

Mackenzie Elise Brown of Kingwood, W.Va, ’09, Environmental Studies major, along with twenty-six other students, both law and undergraduate, as well as two local community members were inducted at the convocation on Monday, Jan 19, at 11:45 a.m. in Lee Chapel on the campus of Washington and Lee University.

Information Sources

Sustainability: The Journal of Record is now available on line through Leyburn Library here.  If you are interested in looking at the contents (and articles) of the current issue go here.  There are three articles relating to higher education including:  “Make Love, Not CO2.”   There is also an editorial by Amory Lovins, Co-Founder, Chair and Chief Scientist of the Rocky Mountain Institute who is scheduled to speak at this years Environment Virginia conference at VMI. The theme this year is:  Sustainability – The Nexus of Economic Prosperity and Environmental Stewardship.  The 20th annual EV will be held March 31 – April 2, 2009. 

 

Please share your favorite electronic sustainability information sources.  There is too much information and, as you probably know, not much time.

RECYCLEMANIA!!!

Recyclemania is an annual 10 week effort of colleges and universities across the country to maximize recycling after minimizing waste. Recyclemania 2009 will run from January 18th to March 28th.

Washington and Lee has signed the Presidents Climate Commitment which requires participation in the waste minimization component of Recyclemania.  Although it is great to have a high percentage of waste resources diverted form the trash to recycling it is better to reduce the total amount of waste (trash plus recycling).

Please think about what you purchase and what you throw in the trash in relation to how much energy and natural resources are being wasted.  Be mindful of the future.  REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE

Your comments and ideas for conservation are always welcome at recycling.wlu.edu.