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The best month of the year 

What's happened since the last newsletter? Harrison beat Asbury in Energy Games, 31 applications were received for the brand new, $10,000 Student Sustainability Fund, 30 Greek students and House Directors joined together for the first, comprehensive effort to advance sustainability in Greek houses, and much more. We're more excited for April's activities: Prindle Institute conference, Community Bikes, Earth Week, Jane Goodall, Campus Farm Kickoff, Arbor Day...get ready for awesome. 

-Carol Steele, Director for Sustainability

             -Anthony Baratta, Assistant Director for Sustainability


DePauw Environmental Policy Project celebrates 5 years 

Since the summer of 2008, DePauw University students have been testifying at the Indiana legislature through a unique initiative led by Professor Kelsey Kauffman. This year, five students have spent their semester at the statehouse researching policy. Check out a recent Indianapolis Business Journal article for sophomore Richard Walsh's comments in favor of mass transportation. 


Our Green Tiger of the Month is Ali Pistoia 

Last semester, Ali Pistoia 13' began speaking with members of DePauw Student Government about a "Student Sustainability Fund." Now, those talks have developed to a $10,000 pilot from the student activity fee. Allocations Board reviewed 31 applications and awarded several innovative projects, which you can read about here. 


GreEco-Reps meet with House Directors over dinner  

Since 2008, DePauw has hosted energy reduction competitions in the dorms and Greek houses. This year, from February 18 to March 10,  "Energy Games" will also include Asbury and Harrison Hall. That's right, it's Philosophy vs Economics, Psychology vs English. May the odds be ever in your favor! 



Harrison beats Asbury in Energy Games 
Congratulations to Harrison Hall for beating Asbury Hall in the inaugural academic Energy Games competition. Delta Upsilon and College Street were the winners of the Greek and dorm competitions, respectively. Pictured above are members of Harrison's team posing with the coveted Dolphin Trophy because, as we say in the office, "nothing says sustainability like a dolphin." Administrative assistants from Harrison will have a victory lunch with President Casey on April 18. 



Upcoming Events
April 8-11 
The Ethics of Communicating about Climate Change(see schedule) 

April 9, 830pm Julian 300

April 15-22
Earth Week
(see schedule) 

April 24, 530-7pm, Campus Farm
Campus Farm Kickoff
(details to come

April 26 
Arbor Day 
Thursdays, 6-7 pm Julian 300
 DePauw Environmental Club

Did you know. . .
Nearly three years ago, "hydration stations" were installed around campus, providing students a quick and refreshing way to fill up reusable bottles.



Office for Sustainability

101 E Seminary street
Greencastle, Ind. 46135
P: 765.658.6608