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solar challenge for Oxy & northeast LA

I wrote about Occidental’s planned 1 mW solar array and an exciting discount for neighbors that can hopefully spread more solar in northeast Los Angeles.  

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gazing at the sun (we need more solar in LA)

I wrote a piece for Eagle Rock Patch on the need for more solar projects of all scales- even if some people don’t like how solar panels look.

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Bottled & Sold: The story behind our obsession with bottled water

The Edgerton Lecture Series in collaboration with the Urban & Environmental Policy Institute are pleased to present: Peter H. Gleick Tuesday, March 1, 2011 6:00pm – Talk 7:00pm – Reception Johnson Hall Room 200, Occidental College Peter Gleick knows drinking

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how clean is the air in Eagle Rock

I was inspired by the great work of the Clean Up, Green Up campaign to look into data sources on air pollution and toxic releases in Eagle Rock and surrounding areas.  

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eggcited about the campus garden

Excuse the horrible pun, but the FEAST garden, an organic student-run garden at Occidental, is in its second summer of operation, and going great.  Check out the garden blog for recent pictures of what’s growing. Within the last week the

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Zipcars are coming to Oxy

Zipcars are coming to Oxy! Starting the first week of September 2010, two zipcars will be parked on the Occidental campus for members to rent. All Occidental community members 18 years and older can join Zipcar at www.zipcar.com/oxy for $35.00

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solar, bikes, zipcars, chickens etc. at Oxy

Solar array. Bike sharing. Zipcars. Chickens in the garden. Reusable to-go containers. Kill-a-watt meters.  A green/ sustainability house. A mandatory fee for the renewable energy & sustainability fund. This semester Occidental College took some positive steps towards a greener campus.

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new student garden @ oxy

A new student-run organic garden and composting program is getting underway in the lawn area below the UEP/UEPI building. Congrats to the FEAST club for working so hard to plan and build support for this project. Thanks to the President’s

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bikes @ oxy

Last fall, the ASOC renewable energy & sustainability fund allocated money to buy ten new bike rack for the Occidental campus. Some of the new rocks have already been installed near the library, Samuelson pavilion, and the Chilcott. Facilities will

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Solar at Oxy?

With a new President of Occidental College joining the school later this year, an Oxy alum as the new President of the United States, and a new Occidental Sustainability Committee in place, what better way to build upon this energy

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