Julie Muir, manager of Peninsula Sanitary Service, Inc. (PSSI) at Stanford — which manages compost, recycling, and waste on campus — said incorrect bags are a major issue when it comes to composting.
Menstrual cups, which can be worn for up to 12 hours, are a safer, more environmentally sustainable alternative to tampons and pads. The cups are now available at SHPRC for $9, down from the market price of $39.
Stanford’s varsity athletics program will be the first in the country to become carbon-neutral in air travel with the student-initiated program, Stanford Carbon Offsets to Reduce Emissions (SCORE). The program works with carbon offset company 3degrees to invest money into a landfill methane recycling project. Energy produced from the landfill methane will then save emissions equivalent to the annual emissions from the Athletics Department’s flights.
The project’s partners include clubs Students for a Sustainable Stanford (SSS) as well as Stanford Students Environmental Consulting (SSEC), with additional support from the Athletics Department, the Office of Sustainability and the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Science. A grant from the TomKat Ranch Educational Foundation will primarily fund the project, providing $3,062 to cover all 36 varsity sports teams over the next year.
Although it is perhaps more known to Stanford students for its countdown to Big Game each fall, the current countdown in White Plaza reads “Days until Paris: 60, demand climate action.” In addition to this countdown, Students for a Sustainable Stanford (SSS) and a coalition of other student groups on campus have been organizing to increase climate change awareness.
The 17th ASSU Undergraduate Senate met this Tuesday for their penultimate meeting. Two bills remained on the agenda for the Senate.
Vision eARTh is novel in name, but established in concept. In past years, Vision eARTh was a series of two separate events: An Art Affair, hosted by Student Organizing Committee for the Arts (SOCA), and FutureFest, hosted by Students for a Sustainable Stanford (SSS).
On Friday morning, a small group of students and staff joined Muir, Stanford’s recycling program manager, for Stanford’s 18th waste audit…
The recent installation of compost bins at some campus eateries and lessons in a new civil and environmental engineering class may signal a change in the way Stanford manages waste.