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March 21, 2017
Heavy California rains par for the course for climate change

March 14
New Stanford Reuse Website launches: post your wanted or available items for reuse on campus

March 1, 2017
Pamela Matson to step down as Stanford Earth dean

February 23, 2017
Stanford researcher examines moral significance of actions causing climate change
February 15, 2017
Q&A with Stanford experts puts Oroville Dam breach in context
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The latest updates on sustainability at Stanford

See You on April 20 for Celebrating Sustainability!

Join us for Stanford's annual Earth Day festival, which brings together over 30 campus partners to educate, inspire, and empower the community to engage with sustainability. This year’s event includes a sustainable lunch, fun activities, student artwork displays, and local entertainment. We will be highlighting the individual contributions we can all take to reduce our environmental footprint, and celebrating those who lead by example. We look forward to seeing you there! RSVP or sign-up to volunteer.
It's Raining, It's Pouring - Is the Drought Over?

A wet winter doesn't necessarily end five years of drought in California. Find out more about our current drought status, what recent rains mean for Stanford's water supply, and why it's still important to save. You can support ecology and water conservation efforts on campus during an Earth Day service event on April 21 and 22: learn more and sign-up here.
Positions now Open for the 2017-2018 Sustainable Stanford Internship Program

Want to make an impact on campus sustainability? The Sustainable Stanford Internship Program offers year-long, paid opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students to support campus sustainability projects and bring about tangible results. Intern responsibilities can include analyzing utilities data, designing behavior change programs, implementing waste reduction projects, and developing communication materials. Browse position descriptions and apply here.
Stanford Scores in RecycleMania
Stanford broke its previous record for sports venue waste diversion at the RecycleMania Game Day Challenge men’s basketball game on February 25. With a crowd of 3,000, the event generated 160 lbs of compost, which contributed to a 36% diversion rate for the event. Composting bins and signage throughout the pavilion, support from Stanford Concessions, training for game staff, and fan engagement and education also resulted in high recycling and composting rates. Find out more about Game Day Challenges - and how you can contribute to sustainability at all Stanford sporting events - here.
A Close Look at Compost and Recycling at Stanford

Stanford staff and students participated in Stanford's recycling and composting facility tours earlier this month. Participants learned about Stanford's recycling process, which diverts over 6 million pounds of recyclable material from the landfill each year, and got to see, feel, and smell freshly-decomposed compost (it smelled great, we promise!). To attend a recycling tour or learn more about composting in your building, contact Julie Muir at Stanford is currently ranked #2 in total recycling in the RecycleMania tournament, but still produces more waste per person than any other school in the competition. Pledge to reduce waste in the last week of RecycleMania!
Sustainability Champion of the Month
Lindsay Becker - Neurosciences
Neuroscience PhD candidate Lindsay Becker is a sustainability champion at the Beckman Center. Her initiative to set up recycling for packaging materials and plastics (such as pipette-tip boxes) in her lab results in over 700 pounds of recycled materials per year.To help labs like hers reduce waste and increase recycling, Lindsay partnered with the Cardinal Green Labs program to host a lunchtime recycling bin give-away in the Beckman lobby on March 7. More than 30 labs participated in the event and signed up to recycle, with over 100 free bins distributed to help facilitate the process.
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