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Green Earth Sciences Building introduces multi-occupancy, all-gender restrooms

On Aug. 15, the Green Earth Sciences Building introduced the University’s first multi-occupancy, all-gender restrooms to be in a academic or administrative building. This is a departure from the University’s prior practice of converting only single-stall public restrooms into gender-inclusive spaces, as required by California state legislation Assembly Bill (AB) 1732 since Mar. 1, 2017.

Stanford goes green with SESI

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Jobberish: The green auditor

This summer, I had jury duty for the first time. I spent three days waiting in the back of a courtroom — I missed my massage appointment to uphold my civic duty, so I was not pleased — and when the judge finally called me forward to state “the information,” the first question the defense attorney asked me was, “So, you’re a senior? And what do you plan to do when you graduate?”

Palo Alto Green Energy Initiative pushes for new compost facility

The Palo Alto Green Energy Initiative (PAGEI) kicked off its petition drive in front of City Hall on Sept. 25, calling for an initiative on the November 2011 ballot for the rededication of 10 acres of Byxbee Park for a composting operation. The initiative supports the construction of a composting operation, or anaerobic digestion facility, on 10 of the 127 acres scheduled to be turned into parkland when the Byxbee Park landfill closes in 2012–but it is facing some community opposition.