Bee houses at the Freshman Dorms

Working closely with Dr. Jennifer Apple and the Arboretum, our group hosted an event to construct homes for native bee species. These homes will be placed in the Arboretum the following spring to enhance biodiversity and to educate students and visitors about the importance of native bees and the Arboretum as a whole.

Michael Bertlesman, Ryan Van Voorhis, Koen Schroten, Alex Findeis, Emilios Papas, Ladynel Loveras

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Compost Crew

Catherine Brownell, Ashley Law, Jason Snider, Hannah Labedz, Taylor Johnson worked with community member Dan Dezarn, the director of the office of sustainability at SUNY Geneseo.

With Dan’s guidance we created an informational pamphlet that helped explain the benefits of composting, and Geneseo’s sustainability goals. The group also held a composting workshop on campus. The pamphlet and video of the event can be found in our blog posts.

The Compost Crew

For the Farmer

Victoria Ozadovsky, Maddie Walker, Sheila Barabino, Sarah Ball, and Abdul Sanderson  collaborated with Fair Trade Club to make the college a Certified Fair Trade University.

Working with Meg Reitz at the Department of Student Life and Dan DeZarn, the Director of Sustainability, we are attempting to have President Denise Battles sign a Fair Trade Resolution, which would set guidelines for the college to purchase goods that are Fair Trade and support the Fair Trade Movement.