Sustainable Holiday Season

Kendall Sommers 12/04/18 Sustainable Holiday Season Most people view the holiday season as a joyful and fun time. What if it could also be seen as sustainable? The average amount of electricity needed to light  christmas tree, is about the same as it takes to power a 55 inch flat…

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Shake and Fold

In the Students for Sustainability club at St. Mark’s, we have been working on a number of projects. One of these has been reducing the amount of paper towels used on campus by encouraging community members to use only one paper towel when drying their hands. We decided to adopt…

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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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