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The Observer

Case Western Reserve University's independent student news source

The Observer

Case Western Reserve University's independent student news source

The Observer

Counting the meters

Srivatsan Uchani, Staff Reporter November 11, 2016

One of the most commendable features of Case Western Reserve University is its forward-thinking dedication to being environmentally sustainable. A host of initiatives and organizations on campus have worked...

Focus on sustainability

Sierra Cotton, Staff Reporter September 23, 2016

On Sept. 17 from 1-6 p.m., the Student Sustainability Council (SCC) hosted their annual Farm Harvest Festival, a tradition since 2010. According to Heather Eby, secretary of the SCC and a second-year chemical...

Celebrate sustainability this weekend

Chrismaly Vidal, Staff Reporter September 16, 2016

An annual tradition since 2010, the Farm Harvest Festival will be entering its sixth year Sept. 17. Presented by the Student Sustainability Council (SSC), this is a fun-focused event that allows Case...

The Student Sustainability Council has a several-year plan for implementing renewable energy sources and plans to work on campuss water infrastructure before disposable water bottles are banned.

Student Sustainability Council passes two USG resolutions

Srivatsan Uchani, Staff Reporter April 15, 2016

Campus may soon be losing plastic bottles and gaining sustainable energy. The Student Sustainability Council (SSC), an ad-hoc committee under the Undergraduate Student Government (USG), proposed two...

CWRU studies solar panels

Srivatsan Uchani, Staff Reporter April 1, 2016

After an uncharacteristically warm winter in Cleveland, the upcoming summer offers the possibility of being even hotter than usual—with plenty of sun to enjoy and to use. This is good news for Case Western...

John Brogan made posters in which recycling represented one part of a journey in order to study the effectiveness of that as a conceptual metaphor.

Recycling as a journey, a student’s career

Kushagra Gupta, Opinion Editor April 1, 2016

Fourth-year student John Brogan found his passion while being hassled as he canvassed for a door-to-door environmental campaign. As he collected signatures, fundraised and encouraged some less-than-enthused...

Whether ‘grabbing’ or ‘bagging,’ lunch now without plastic bags

Kushagra Gupta and Aneeka Ayyar October 30, 2015

The typical beacon of a student’s Grab It! or Bag It! lunch is the plastic bag. Due to over a year of efforts by the Student Sustainability Council (SSC), that has now changed. On Wednesday, Oct....

Single-stream recycling should cut down on waste of recyclables, but Northeast Ohio still lacks the infrastructure to compost everything decomposable.

TVUC gets new trash cans

Jeniece Montellano, Social Media Editor September 25, 2015

Single-stream recycling is the new green initiative at Case Western Reserve University. Single-stream recycling is the process of combining all recyclables, such as glass, plastic or cardboard, together...

In heat one, the “USSC” dashes from the wall to victory, while the “Whale Wagon” and “1-2-1 Fierceness” attempt to catch up in the inaugural Recycle Regatta in Donnell Pool.

Racing a cardboard navy

JP. O’Hagan, Sports Editor March 26, 2015

The buzzer sounded, the race was off. But the contestants were not running, swimming or cycling. Instead they were rowing cardboard boats across Donnell Pool racing not just each other, but also the...

Moving towards a more sustainable campus

John Brogan, Staff Reporter March 20, 2015
CWRU prides itself on its sustainability, but there is always more to be done. The Department of Sustainability hopes to recycle 50 percent of the university's trash within the next five years.
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