Mt. Trashmore Provides a Lesson in Recycling

Mount Trashmore

“Seventy-five percent of our waste is recyclable.” Students woke up Monday morning to this and other phrases chalked around the Ursinus campus as part of an educational program from the Office of Sustainability called Mt. Trashmore. Read More»


Sustainability Committee to Start in April

Office of Sustainability

As part of Ursinus’s commitment to the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment, the UC Office of Sustainability (OS) is forming a campus-wide UC Sustainability Committee (UCSC). Membership on the committee is by invitation or appointment. Read More»


Elmwood Park Zoo Visits Biodiversity Class

Elmwood Park Zoo

The environmental studies department has enjoyed a close relationship with the Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown, Pa., for several years. Ursinus students have interned at the zoo, and the zoo’s director of education, Laurie Smith Wood, and general curator, Dave Wood, regularly visit campus. Read More»


Recyclemania Carnival a Huge Hit

Recyclemania Carnival

Stacking recycled water bottles, taste-testing organics versus non-organics, recycled origami from Ellie Katz 2015, organic aphrodisiacs (strawberries, blood oranges, chocolate), along with recycled putt-putt, basketball, pong and bowling had 150 students plus staff thinking about sustainability at the inaugural Recylemania Carnival on Feb. 26. Read More»


A Country in Conflict; Afghan Student Visits Ursinus

afghan

A personal account of life on the border of Afghanistan and Pakistan was offered to students during a visit by Samea Shanori, an Afghan student in her senior year at the American University of Central Asia (AUCA) in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Read More»