Sustainability Solutions for Local Business?

Sustainability when theorized is beneficial in many aspects although it is hard to find balance between being economically, socially and environmentally sustainable. When looking into the sustainability methods of a local and popular diner, Mauro’s Cafe, it was apparent just how difficult that balance can be within a small business.…

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E.L. Harvey Faces Paper Problems

By: Lindsay Davis Mountains of paper are building up at the E.L. Harvey single-stream recycling plant in Hopkinton, MA, after China recently banned the imports of certain types of plastic and scrap paper in an effort to improve its own environmental conditions. Currently St. Mark’s uses E.L. Harvey for their…

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Solar at St. Mark’s!

As you stroll through West Campus, St. Mark’s new ground mounted solar system may catch your eye. This renewable energy project is estimated to generate approximately 800,000 kWh, the equivalent of powering 25% of the School’s total annual electricity consumption. To build the solar system, St. Mark’s partnered with SolarCity,…

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Bottle Filling Stations Installed Throughout Campus

Over the past two years, St. Mark’s has been installing bottle filling stations in high traffic areas on campus to increase the use of tap water and decrease the amount of single-use plastic water bottles on campus. Each bottle filling station displays an up-to-date number of plastic water bottles saved…

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LED and Window Retrofits Shed Light On Energy Savings

Energy efficiency is a priority at St. Mark’s. Based on findings from an energy audit conducted in 2010 by Architerra, the school continues to implement projects to enhance efficiency on campus, the most recent projects include the installation of LED lighting and the replacement of windows across campus. LED lighting…

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