Cody Yothers, ’13, and Kaitlyn Pospiech, ’13, are getting their hands dirty learning how to provide locally grown, environmentally sustainable food to the Albion College community through the student farm.
Both students found out that when elements like weather and pests are factored in, things don’t always go as planned. But that experience may be the best educational lesson, says Tim Lincoln, professor and director of Albion College’s Center for Sustainability and the Environment.
Over the summer, Yothers worked with Albion’s student farm as part of his summer research project combining community outreach with community gardening. Pospiech made a deal with Bon Appétit, Albion’s dining service provider, to sell the tomatoes, beans, basil, and broccoli grown on the farm. She also enlisted Albion students to help with harvesting the produce this fall.
The Western world's consumption of too much "stuff" creates problems on personal and global levels. Activist and researcher Annie Leonard brings the incredible and disturbing "Story of Stuff" to Albion College on Thursday, April 14, at 7 p.m. in the College’s Goodrich Chapel. Leonard visits as Albion’s 2011 Joseph S. Calvaruso Keynote speaker, capping the College’s annual Isaac Student Research Symposium.
Albion College students, faculty, and staff who drive electric vehicles now have a 240-volt charging station available on campus, behind the Science Complex. The ChargePoint unit was installed a few days before GM's John Ferris, '89, delivered the Isaac Alumni Lecture on the Chevrolet Volt and the future of electric vehicles.
Albion College junior Pryce Hadley, '12, is the third Albion student in four years to be named a Udall Scholar by the Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental Policy Foundation. Previous Albion winners were Erica Tauzer, '10 (2009 Udall Scholar), and Catherine Game, '08 (2007 Udall)
The Middle East's most valuable resource – water – and its impact on the past, present and future is the subject of Albion College's 2011 Daoud Lectureship in Middle Eastern Studies. Writer Steven Solomon brings this complicated and compelling story Tuesday, March 15.