With another semester behind us, it’s time to update our composting totals. For those of you not familiar with Olin’s composting program, we compost all fruit and vegetable waste during food preparation in Olin’s dining hall. The program is in its 5th year and it is run by staff and student volunteers. Fall 2012 data: …read more
Hi! We, Stephanie Northway and Anne-Marie Buchenan, are students at the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering. We are working for Andy DeMelia and the rest of Olin’s Facilities department as part of the Green Campus Summer Fellowship program. The program focuses on finding ways to make Olin more sustainable, and not only in the …read more
Green Needham is happy to stay in touch with the dedicated Olin College students who have volunteered their talents for environmental causes. One of our most active student volunteers, Ollie Haas, was involved with several sustainability initiatives in Needham and, most notably, created the unique interactive design of My Plan — Green Needham’s 10% Energy …read more
The Olin College Library will host a Native Plants Symposium in partnership with Green Needham and several other local organizations. The event will take place from 3 – 6 pm in the Milas Hall Auditorium at Olin College. Listening to the Landscape: Using Nature’s Clues to Design a Garden That Works Natural ecosystems can provide …read more
The Olin College of Engineering library has received a $5,000 grant to develop sustainability collections and programming in the areas of energy audits and native plants. As part of the community outreach for this grant, the library will be working with Green Needham on programming and educational initiatives. A native plants seminar that will feature …read more
The following article was written by Ben Chapman, a first year student. It was published in the Olin College student newspaper. Freshmen Explore Sustainable Food-Storage On November 13, I was working Essex, VT with three other Olin Freshmen, on an exciting sustainable engineering project: a walk-in freezer that uses no energy. In July, I helped …read more
In 2009 Olin College decided to initiate a composting program to see if it could reduce its waste stream. This fall, Olin has already composted more than all of last year and is on pace to compost over 9,000 lbs by the end of the academic year.