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  • Green Student Groups  ·  Stonehill College
    and dedication of SEA members Zipcar has been available for students and faculty to use on campus since Fall 2011 Check out the Zipcar page for more information The current goal of SEA is to implement a bike share program that will allow students to rent a bike and use it to get around campus CVS or other nearby businesses The bike share program would provide another form of transportation that reduces emissions and does not require the use of fossil fuels making for a more sustainable Stonehill For more information and to keep up to date with the initiatives and efforts of SEA check out their Facebook page Contact Morgan Johnson President Email mjohnson1 students stonehill edu Mindful Living Environmental Action Committee The Mindful Living Community is a special interest house on campus comprised of 50 students that live together and choose to consume less conserve more and give back to the community The three tenets of the Mindful Living mission are environmental action social action and community building Within the Mindful Living Community the Mindful Environmental Action Committee serves to educate the Mindful Living community and Stonehill community about easy ways to be more environmental friendly Some ways in which the Mindful community contributes to their environmental action mission include composting recycling redeemable bottles and cans and organizing campus wide clean ups in which anyone can participate Contact Erin Siulinski Email esiulinski students stonehill edu The Farm at Stonehill The Farm is a sustainable organic farm that grows and distributes produce to local organizations to help feed local families who lack access to affordable fresh fruits and vegetables The Farm distributes produce to some 400 people weekly through four organizations My Brother s Keeper the Easton Food Pantry The Table at Father Bill s and Main Spring and The Family Center at the Old Colony YMCA in Brockton Students faculty and others are invited to volunteer and assist in the planting nurturing harvesting and delivery of crops to the different organizations For more information about the Farm visit The Farm at Stonehill page and blog Contacts Bridget Meigs Farm Manager Email bmeigs stonehill edu Devin Ingersoll Farm Outreach Coordinator Stonehill Service Corps Email dingersoll stonehill edu ENACTUS Enterprise Action and Us Stonehill Enactus Enterprise Action and Us works to bring together the top leaders of today and tomorrow to create a better more sustainable world through the use of business principles and business models The club promotes the awareness of business opportunities to address and solve social problems by creating outreach projects that improve the quality of life and standard of living Each Fall the group organizes and facilitates a furniture fair where unwanted residence hall items from the previous year are collected and resold to incoming students The furniture fair eliminates disposal and maintenance costs as well as provides freshman with affordable alternatives All the proceeds from the fair and remaining furniture after the event go to My Brother s Keeper a neighboring food pantry that redistributes

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  • Green Fund  ·  Stonehill College
    being themselves More than 90 percent of students live on campus helping each other meet challenges and find success Welcome Home Community Global Engagement The Martin Institute for Law Society The Center for Nonprofit Management The Farm at Stonehill The Carole Calo Gallery H O P E Service Immersion Program Community Service Post Graduate Service Community Based Learning The Life You Change Will Be Your Own Changing the world might seem like a daunting goal but it s something Stonehill students do every day in ways big and small Athletics Recreational Sports NCAA Athletics Recreational Sports A Tradition of Athletic Excellence The Stonehill Skyhawks compete in the Northeast 10 Conference the largest NCAA Division II conference in the country Home Offices Services Sustainability Green Fund Green Fund Sustainability Initiatives Energy Efficiency Initiatives Listing of Environmental Events Environmental Stewardship Council Green Events Green Student Groups Green Fund St Francis Pledge Previous Next Freshmen Green Kits Green Kits for the incoming class of 2017 were purchased using the Green Fund and include a hand towel pods laundry detergent a to go container hot and cold reusable cups pens a notebook a reusable bag and a recycling bin for their dorm rooms Stonehill at the Forward on Climate Rally in DC Students at the Real Food Summit Forward on Climate Rally Forward on Climate Rally What is the Green Fund The Green Fund was started in 2012 by the Environmental Stewardship Council It serves to provide funds to improve and encourage sustainability on campus Each year the college allocates 10 000 for the green fund that can be used towards anything promoting sustainability Application Process Students interested in applying for the green fund need only complete the application and submit it to Jessa Gagne Energy Manager by email at jgagne stonehill edu For proposals seeking funding for 150 or more the deadline for the fall semester is November 1st For the spring semester the deadline is February 1st For proposals seeking funding for 150 or less there is no deadline The application will be reviewed by a sub committee of the Environmental Sustainability Council You will be notified before December 1st for fall applications and before March 1st for spring applications For a set of complete rules see here Apply Online Now Download Application Previous Green Fund Projects Students for Environmental Action received funds from the green fund to invite sustainable band Melodeego to the fall 2012 sustainability fair Melodeego uses student volunteers to ride stationary bikes which power their performance Residence Life hosted a Green Bingo program that received a 300 Green Fund grant for environmentally friendly prize purchases such as reusable containers bags cups and a kindle In January students attended the Breaking Ground 2013 conference which provided students with the opportunity to gain campaigning skills connect with other college students across the country and hear stories about other campuses success allowing for easier introduction of sustainable ideas on campus Students attended the Forward on Climate Rally in Washington D C

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  • St. Francis Pledge  ·  Stonehill College
    and find success Welcome Home Community Global Engagement The Martin Institute for Law Society The Center for Nonprofit Management The Farm at Stonehill The Carole Calo Gallery H O P E Service Immersion Program Community Service Post Graduate Service Community Based Learning The Life You Change Will Be Your Own Changing the world might seem like a daunting goal but it s something Stonehill students do every day in ways big and small Athletics Recreational Sports NCAA Athletics Recreational Sports A Tradition of Athletic Excellence The Stonehill Skyhawks compete in the Northeast 10 Conference the largest NCAA Division II conference in the country Home Offices Services Sustainability St Francis Pledge Stonehill Signs the St Francis Pledge Sustainability Initiatives Energy Efficiency Initiatives Listing of Environmental Events Environmental Stewardship Council Green Events Green Student Groups Green Fund St Francis Pledge In 2012 Stonehill college President the Rev Mark T Cregan C S C signed the St Francis Pledge making Stonehill the 12th Catholic college in the United States to sign the St Francis Pledge The Pledge initiated nationally by the Catholic Climate Covenant is a commitment being made by Catholic individuals families parishes organizations institutions and universities around the country It asks Catholics to live their faith by protecting God s Creation and advocates on behalf of people in poverty who face the harshest impacts of global climate change Visit www catholicclimatecovenant org to learn more By signing the pledge Stonehill publicly commits itself to act on each of the St Francis Pledge s five elements Pray and reflect on the duty to care for God s Creation and protect the poor and vulnerable Learn about and educate others on the causes and moral dimensions of climate change Assess how we as individuals and in our families parishes and other affiliations contribute to climate change by our own energy use consumption waste etc Act to change our choices and behaviors to reduce the ways we contribute to climate change Advocate for Catholic principles and priorities in climate change discussions and decisions especially as they impact those who are poor and vulnerable Stonehill s commitment to the pledge is evident in projects ranging from a solar farm and water conservation contests to Zipcars and bike rentals Many of these projects stemmed from student led efforts as a growing number of student groups on campus are dedicated to addressing environmental concerns They include the Activism Club Students for Environmental Action SEA the Mindful Living Environmental Action Committee ENACTUS Enterprise Action and Us Food Truth and more Some of the largest student led initiatives have included food waste composting and an effort to phase out bottled water on campus Stonehill now saves 600 pounds of compostable trash every week from ending up in landfills and also made a pledge to phase out the use of bottled water on campus The College has also introduced a Green Fund in which 10 000 is committed annually for students to use toward environmental initiatives Stonehill has recently expanded

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  • Electric Car Charging Station Installed at Stonehill  ·  News & Media  ·  Stonehill College
    Cost of Attendance Important Dates Deadlines For International Students SALT Financial Literacy Forms Documents FAQs Contact Us Scholarships Grants Stonehill funds a variety of grants and scholarships based on need and merit You may be eligible for a merit scholarship an athletic scholarship a need based scholarship or some combination Learn More Academics Areas of Study Academic Partnerships Academic Program Advising Support Honors Program Honor Societies Academic Clubs Internships Study Abroad Undergraduate Research Outcomes Education for the Heart the Mind Our programs in the arts sciences and business administration emphasize deep understanding and effective practice Explore Areas of Study Student Life Area Attractions Campus Safety Community Standards Counseling Health Wellness Diversity Inclusion Housing Dining Parking Transportation Spiritual Life Student Organizations More than a College We re Family Stonehill is a friendly caring place where people are embraced for being themselves More than 90 percent of students live on campus helping each other meet challenges and find success Welcome Home Community Global Engagement The Martin Institute for Law Society The Center for Nonprofit Management The Farm at Stonehill The Carole Calo Gallery H O P E Service Immersion Program Community Service Post Graduate Service Community Based Learning The Life You Change Will Be Your Own Changing the world might seem like a daunting goal but it s something Stonehill students do every day in ways big and small Athletics Recreational Sports NCAA Athletics Recreational Sports A Tradition of Athletic Excellence The Stonehill Skyhawks compete in the Northeast 10 Conference the largest NCAA Division II conference in the country Home News Media Electric Car Charging Station Installed at Stonehill Electric Car Charging Station Installed at Stonehill January 13 2015 Previous Next Electric car owners can now charge their cars at a station behind the Sports Complex Installed by Solect Energy Development the

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  • Stonehill Celebrates Completion of 2.7 Megawatt Solar Field  ·  News & Media  ·  Stonehill College
    the Mind Our programs in the arts sciences and business administration emphasize deep understanding and effective practice Explore Areas of Study Student Life Area Attractions Campus Safety Community Standards Counseling Health Wellness Diversity Inclusion Housing Dining Parking Transportation Spiritual Life Student Organizations More than a College We re Family Stonehill is a friendly caring place where people are embraced for being themselves More than 90 percent of students live on campus helping each other meet challenges and find success Welcome Home Community Global Engagement The Martin Institute for Law Society The Center for Nonprofit Management The Farm at Stonehill The Carole Calo Gallery H O P E Service Immersion Program Community Service Post Graduate Service Community Based Learning The Life You Change Will Be Your Own Changing the world might seem like a daunting goal but it s something Stonehill students do every day in ways big and small Athletics Recreational Sports NCAA Athletics Recreational Sports A Tradition of Athletic Excellence The Stonehill Skyhawks compete in the Northeast 10 Conference the largest NCAA Division II conference in the country Home News Media Stonehill Celebrates Completion of 2 7 Megawatt Solar Field Stonehill Celebrates Completion of 2 7 Megawatt Solar Field May 8 2014 Previous Next L R Senator Brian Joyce Nicole Corbett 13 David Colton and President John Denning C S C On Wednesday May 7 Stonehill celebrated the completion of a 2 7 megawatt solar field which is located across from its main campus on Route 138 in Easton The 9 000 solar panel field is the largest on a New England college campus according to the Association for Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education AASHE database Solect Energy of Hopkinton MA the leading commercial solar energy project developer in the state built the 15 acre solar field while the entire project was overseen by Power Management Inc an energy consulting firm which manages over 15 000 commercial and industrial utility meters throughout North America The field is expected to save the College over 185 000 a year or an estimated 3 2 million over the course of a 15 year contract it signed with New Jersey based Marina Energy The energy produced is expected to account for 20 of Stonehill s electrical usage I want to note the theme that defines what we have accomplished here with the Solar Field Collaboration listening learning engaging debating give and take and finally achieving An idea cropped up together we explored it and then we found partners and neighbors to help us to make it happen It has been an effective process with great cooperation said Stonehill President John Denning C S C in his remarks at Wednesday s ceremony In addition to thanking the many people involved with making the project a reality President Denning also gave credit to Stonehill s students who saw the potential for solar energy on campus and argued persuasively for the College to explore that option We are proud of how our students showed initiative

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  • Stonehill Named “Green” College by Princeton Review  ·  News & Media  ·  Stonehill College
    More than 90 percent of students live on campus helping each other meet challenges and find success Welcome Home Community Global Engagement The Martin Institute for Law Society The Center for Nonprofit Management The Farm at Stonehill The Carole Calo Gallery H O P E Service Immersion Program Community Service Post Graduate Service Community Based Learning The Life You Change Will Be Your Own Changing the world might seem like a daunting goal but it s something Stonehill students do every day in ways big and small Athletics Recreational Sports NCAA Athletics Recreational Sports A Tradition of Athletic Excellence The Stonehill Skyhawks compete in the Northeast 10 Conference the largest NCAA Division II conference in the country Home News Media Stonehill Named Green College by Princeton Review Stonehill Named Green College by Princeton Review April 22 2014 Previous Next The Princeton Review s Guide to 332 Green Colleges 2014 Edition As the world celebrates Earth Day Stonehill is proud to announce its inclusion in The Princeton Review s Guide to 332 Green Colleges 2014 Edition The guide which was created in partnership with the Center for Green Schools at the U S Green Building Council USGBC is the only free comprehensive resource for college applicants that focuses solely on saluting colleges that have demonstrated a strong commitment to the environment and to sustainability The Princeton Review chose the schools for the guide based on a survey it conducted in 2013 of administrators at hundreds of four year colleges to measure the schools commitment to the environment and to sustainability The institutional survey included questions on the schools course offerings campus infrastructure activities and career preparation We are pleased to recommend Stonehill to the many students seeking colleges that practice and promote environmentally responsible choices and practices said Senior Vice President Publisher of The Princeton Review Rob Franek In 2012 with encouragement from students Stonehill became the 12th Catholic college in the United States to sign the St Francis Pledge which is a public promise to protect God s creation and the environment and to advocate for those who are impacted the most by global climate change That commitment is seen in projects ranging from a solar farm and water conservation contests to Zipcars and bike rentals Many of these projects stemmed from student led efforts as a growing number of student groups on campus are dedicated to addressing environmental concerns They include the Activism Club Students for Environmental Action SEA the Mindful Living Environmental Action Committee ENACTUS Enterprise Action and Us Food Truth and more Some of the largest student led initiatives have included food waste composting and an effort to phase out bottled water on campus Stonehill now saves 600 pounds of compostable trash every week from ending up in landfills and also made a pledge to phase out the use of bottled water on campus The College has also introduced a Green Fund in which 10 000 is committed annually for students to use toward environmental initiatives Stonehill

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  • Energizing Stonehill’s Commitment To Green Living   ·  News & Media  ·  Stonehill College
    ecological juggernaut here on campus It s powerful stuff she says Students go from knowledge to action Seeds That Continue to Bear Fruit Nearly a quarter century after those early efforts students green initiatives have grown exponentially and become deeply ingrained in Stonehill s culture to the point where sustainability is now part of the College s strategic plan and an important element of the College s Catholic identity Students planting garlic with compost from a student led initiative In 2012 with encouragement from students Stonehill became the 12th Catholic college in the United States to sign the St Francis Pledge which is a public promise to protect God s creation and the environment and to advocate for those who are impacted the most by global climate change That commitment is seen in projects ranging from a solar farm and water conservation contest to Zipcars and bike rentals And in many cases you ll find students deeply involved in and sometimes leading the way Two key catalysts for student involvement have been Students for Environmental Action SEA and The Green Fund to which the College commits 10 000 annually for students to use toward environmental initiatives A few years ago the biggest student led initiatives were food waste composting which began with a 2011 push by the student run Compost Team and a push the same year to phase out bottled water on campus Stonehill now saves 600 pounds of compostable trash every week from ending up in landfills Scraps that would otherwise be thrown in the trash are helping us create something that will grow healthy plants and veggies and feeding the long term sustainability of the Farm said Bridget Meigs manager of the Farm at Stonehill Tapping into Social Media More recently Stonehill has begun looking at becoming one of 700 colleges and universities nationwide to join Juniperks a social networking site that aims to make going green a fun challenge On Juniperks com students receive daily challenges such as Recycle an old cell phone or Use a recyclable coffee filter When students complete the goal they can sign in online to let others know what they ve accomplished Stonehill is hoping to have student groups help promote it said Kelly M Treseler assistant director of Residence Life and member of the Stonehill Environmental Stewardship Council made up of faculty staff and students It s powerful stuff students go from knowledge to action Sue Mooney Environmental Studies Program director Creating conservation competition is also behind the success of Stonehill s Stop the Drop program a campus wide competition to see which residence hall could conserve the most water The Office of Residential Life initiated the program in 2011 and in 2013 students cut campus wide water use by 12 percent with the winning dorm O Hara Hall cutting usage by an 32 percent Students are really competitive about it and finding ways that the can conserve water such as shorter showers or doing less laundry said Treseler The

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  • Cultivating A Living Classroom  ·  News & Media  ·  Stonehill College
    They brought students to The Farm as often as possible to benefit from what Wetzel calls a really good pedagogical tool for the course The Farm helped us to interrupt the typical rhythm of the day running from class to class to create different rhythms of learning says Wetzel It helped us recenter the conversation on food as a system at Stonehill by taking us to the moment of creation and production of food The Price of Farming Sean Mulholland associate professor of economics As faculty across campus get to know The Farm many through independent volunteer work on the Farm Fridays Meigs holds to gather the Stonehill community more connections are being made between the curriculum and this on campus outdoor classroom Sean Mulholland associate professor of economics saw an immediate application in his Environmental Economics course which features a weeklong discussion on food By bringing his students to work on The Farm Mulholland opened up new channels for the curriculum based discussions around types of food production and their ultimate economic impact We said Let s go out and do some work and become physically tired and then we can talk about an idea we read about says Mulholland But what happens is the students start talking while they re working they re already in a mode to talk so it s a great way to start conversations about the environment and farming Mulholland used the experience to help illustrate the ultimate impact of using different types of farming processes for example the economic implications for lower income individuals when low intensity or organic methods raise the price of produce He says the ability to show his students these concepts in a real time sense improved their understanding of the true economic stakes involved I could see in their final papers that the big thing they learned is how difficult it is says Mulholland We typically don t see the difficulty when it comes to producing food but going out to The Farm and actively doing the work requires students to understand what s involved Living History David Sander assistant professor of history Assistant Professor of History David Sander has found a similar way to use The Farm to illustrate an abstract concept for his World History I students He brought his first class to The Farm last fall as they began the course discussion on the transfer to agriculture around 12 000 8 000 BCE the major historical movement in human history from hunting and gathering societies to agricultural production centers Sander says the ability to reflect on this movement in a physical way affected his students understanding of the actual experience of those ancient societies The experience was transformative for some people says Sander Just being there made it relevant seeing how anyone gets food out of the ground helps to put a context around the human beings of 10 000 years ago working to switch over to agriculture That context also helped Sander lead his class to more complex questions around agricultural transfer including fundamental issues of spirituality gender labor social class property and politics The students really opened up to these questions for the first time and that has to come through seeing yourself sweating in the field and feeling what it s like to do that work he says Professors Nurture Lasting Inspiration If the student reflections from Corey Dolgon s Sociology 101 course are any indication the experience of working on The Farm at Stonehill through the course leaves a lasting impression Working on The Farm helped me to understand poverty and inequality on a deeper level reads one I realized that so many of the things that I take for granted in my own life are often a privilege That same sense of increased responsibility following the Food Politics Learning Community led Breanne Penkala 15 and other students to work with professors Wetzel and Meigs to establish a new group on campus dedicated to introducing real food in the dining hall A year later their group Food Truth has begun to promote the importance of local organic fair trade and humane food across campus through a variety of ways including a Banana Split to Commit event in the fall of 2013 Penkala says the Food Politics LC and the experience of working on The Farm helped shape her passion for these issues It taught me that food is not just an environmental issue but also a political one and by voting with my fork I can take a greater stand on social and environmental justice The Sociology of Weeding Corey Dolgon director of the Office of Community Based Learning For Sociology Professor Corey Dolgon director of the Office of Community Based Learning a successful Introduction to Sociology course is linked to two critical factors opportunities for hands on experience and a required community based learning element He offers The Farm at Stonehill as one of the community groups students can choose to partner with and up to five students choose The Farm each semester I don t know if you can be much more hands on than working with dirt says Dolgon The Farm work ties in with several of the course s theories from food sustainability to the labor and economics around food and what it means to have a food desert next door Dolgon asks students to keep a journal of their experiences and to reflect in groups so they can think more deeply about the questions raised in the course The Farm has brought these issues to bear for students who have never really thought about where their food comes from says Dolgon It shows them the differences in people s ability to actually get food Planting Symbols Laura Thiemann Scales professor of English Other Stonehill faculty are making connections between course work and The Farm that are more symbolic but equally compelling In her Space Place Landscape course Assistant Professor of English Laura Thiemann Scales uses The

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