Thursday, September 2, 2010

Weather Threatened Economy

How does the change in the global climate effect the economy? Read this article in the July/ August 2010 edition of Mother Jones magazine.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Tips for Green-ing your Residence Hall Room

Please check out this link for some cool tips to reduce your footprint while at college.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

SUNY Geneseo Recycling Protocol

This information comes from GEO: What can be Recycled On Campus?

Every building on campus has the capability to recycle Glass, Plastic, Metals, and Cardboard:

 All plastic marked with a 1 or 2 can be recycled
 Do NOT recycle plastic bottle tops
 Plastic bags must be recycled at source (i.e. Wegmans)

 All colors and types can be recycled except tempered glass
 Tempered glass is usually found in the windows of cars, glass doors and tables and some dinnerware

 Any metal can be recycled. This includes but is not limited to drink cans, non-perishable food cans and copper wire.
 Tops of cans may be recycled.
 To recycle large metal items, write a work order for Facilities Services pickup

 There is a cardboard recycling tote located on the ground floor of each campus building and a designated area in each recycling room in on-campus housing buildings.
 Cardboard should be flattened before it is recycled
 For cardboard containing food, clean off as much of the food as possible before recycling

 Do not recycle alkaline and carbon zinc household batteries
 You can recycle small rechargeable batteries in the battery buckets located:
o Clark loading dock
o Bailey loading dock
o ISC third floor (Biology area)
o Newton CIT equipment room
o Residence Life office (Schrader)
o Various residence hall recycling rooms
 For large rechargeable batteries, contact Facilities

• Contact CIT help desk (5588)

Do not throw garbage into recycling bins. Facilities cannot recycle recyclables that are mixed with trash.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Fight the 'Frack?

Hydraulic fracturing is a technique that uses high pressure chemically treated water to release natural gas.. This is a controversial issue in the Southern Tier. Below are two articles that may interest you
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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Welcome to EcoHouse

Welcome to the SUNY Geneseo EcoHouse Blog…

This interactive forum was created to fuel passionate discussion around sustainability and social justice topics. The goal for our blog is to create and share information and ideas - we hope to get your thoughts on what is important to you, areas which you find intriguing and documents that would be beneficial to read. Through our discussions, we hope to generate a spirit of change.

Thanks for being here. I hope you find this blog useful and that you’ll contribute your $.02 every once in a while.