The Green Living Council (GLC) recently began a composting program within several undergraduate residences, providing compost bins in kitchenette areas as well as Ziploc-sized re-sealable bags for each resident to keep in their rooms.
Green Living Council
Florence Moore (FloMo) residence halls kicked off Stanford Water Wars, an inter-dorm water conservation competition, Sunday. Each hall’s water consumption will be measured from Feb. 12 to March 12 through an Aquacue Barnacle, a water management product that claims to record the amount of water used with at least 99.5 percent accuracy.
Union Underground – a combination of a free used-clothing store and a student art gallery, located in the basement of Old Union – reopened last Friday after a four-week trial period at the end of last spring quarter.
Most Stanford students have probably never been to the Old Union basement, but Friday afternoon they will be able to witness its transformation from a storage space to Union Underground, a new student “art and sustainability collective.” The space is the brainchild of many students involved in a number of sustainability-focused groups on campus, particularly Students for a Sustainable Stanford (SSS) and Green Living Council (GLC).
On Feb. 14, Stanford’s Green Living Council (GLC) began its fourth annual Conservation Cup, which will run through March 15. The goal of the Conservation Cup is, according to the GLC website, “to use teamwork and the competitive spirit to promote sustainable behaviors while engaging the campus community in a fun event.” This is clearly a laudable goal, but there is little evidence that the Conservation Cup as it is currently structured is an effective way to achieve it.