The many sustainability initiatives on campus have been supplemented in the last several years by the Green Revolving Fund (GRF), a unique source of backing for projects suggested by the Aquinas College community.
Mary Robinson, the seventh president of Ireland, held office from 1990-1997. After leaving Office, she served as the UN High Commissioner of Human Rights, a UN special Envoy for climate change, and a founding member of The Elders.
The Center for Sustainability has provided a platform for students to exchange the things they’ve forgotten about in their closets for clothing they genuinely love.
Grand Rapids has recently begun to develop urban agriculture initiatives throughout the city, trying to increase access to locally grown, sustainable produce.
“One of the many wonderful attributes of Aquinas, and what seems to be the unwritten fifth pillar of the College, is sustainability.” Reporter Brooklyn Waggoner talks about some special things happening in celebration of Earth Day, and how to apply these every day.
“A Pepsi product tasting will be held during Wege lunch on Feb. 27 to give a preview of what’s to come. Then, The Corner, The Moose and all vending machines will be switched to Pepsi products over spring break on March 5-9.”
The forum will be held on Feb. 15 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. Registration is requested.
Student Senate recently passed a resolution urging the administration to stop purchasing single-use water bottles. If the administration acts on this, Aquinas would be the first college in Michigan to do so.
Did you know: AQBikes now offers hammock and sleigh rentals as well.
Staff Writer Yashowanto Ghosh informs on world news.