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What’s Missing from President Casey’s Vision for Colgate

Sustainability Column
May 3, 2018

President Casey unveiled his thoughts on Colgate as the institution celebrates its 200th birthday next year by detailing the history of Colgate, what makes Colgate unique and what we should be focusing...

Remaining Sustainable While Studying Abroad

April 19, 2018

As the final weeks of the spring semester are upon us, and the temperatures continue to plummet, I can’t help but feel excited to study abroad next fall. I am traveling with a Colgate group to Wollongong,...

Sustainability Column: The Fall of the EPA

April 12, 2018

Scott Pruitt, who is currently the head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), is famous for his proposed environmental regulation rollbacks and for being a known climate change denier. However,...

Why #SkipTheStraw Matters

April 5, 2018

You may have noticed a sign at Hamilton’s favorite bakery, Flour & Salt, encouraging you to skip the straw. You may have also seen heart wrenching videos of turtles with plastic straws up their...

Climate Change: What Do You Meme?

March 8, 2018

I don’t know if you all noticed this, but we got a lot of snow this weekend. So much snow in fact, that Colgate actually cancelled classes for the first time in, like, one hundred years. Well, not actually,...

Sustainability Column: The Fate of the Ski Industry

March 1, 2018

This ski season in Colorado has been one of the worst on record. As of January, snowpack was only 10 - 20 percent of average levels, causing ski resorts to scramble to still make a profit (Outside Online)....

150 Days Without Power: Why We Failed Puerto Rico

February 22, 2018

We all burden the weight of responsibility when it comes to Puerto Rico. How is it 343,000 Americans are without power (as of February 14th) 150+ days after Hurricane Maria hit? I believe it is due to...

Sustainability Column: Cape Town Water Crisis

Cape Town in Crisis
February 8, 2018

When someone mentions the city of Cape Town, South Africa, my thoughts immediately jump to beautiful images of Table Mountain and its gorgeous harbor. However, the city has been in a state of drought for...

Sustainability Column: The Not-So-Sunny Side

February 1, 2018

Last week the Trump administration made a poor decision and hiked up tariffs on solar technology/pieces. This tariff on solar panels is set at 30 percent for the next four years, decreasing by five percent...

Sustainability Column: The Renewable Transition

November 2, 2017

The other day, I read an article that stated that there would be a 100 percent transition to renewable energy by 139 countries by the year 2050. With the threat of climate change reaching the point of...

Sustainability Column: On the Clean Power Plan

October 26, 2017

Back in March, President Donald Trump called for a review of the Clean Power Plan that was instituted by the Obama administration, stating that the plan unfairly pressured coal companies. Trump is now...

Sustainability Column: Too Much Friction

October 19, 2017

Many people like to think that earthquakes, the one natural hazard that is not directly influenced by climate change, will not increase in number as the Earth becomes hotter. While these people are right...

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