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When Circle Apartment residents moved into their apartments for Fall 2017, a slip was given to each resident informing them of the Circles Energy Initiative. Residents had the option to opt out of the program if they did not want to receive the monthly mock bills via email.

Circles Apartment residents to get mock bills as part of energy initiative

By Elijah Joseph, Contributing Writer November 1, 2017
The program was created in 2015 by Mark Darling, former campus sustainability programs coordinator at the college. After his retirement in January 2016, the program was disbanded.
Becca Evans received her Bachelor of Arts in environmental studies from Lynchburg College and her master’s degree in environmental studies from Virginia Commonwealth University. Evans previously worked as the assistant project manager for the Sustainable Richmond Virginia Project.

Q&A: New sustainability coordinator discusses goals

By Meaghan McElroy, Staff Writer April 29, 2017
Evans has replaced Mark Darling, who served in this position for over 30 years and is now working as the Sodexo sustainability coordinator.
Greg Lischke, director of energy management and sustainability, and Nga Ruckdeschel, a sophomore sociology major,  listen to one of the three finalists for the sustainability coordinator position who were brought onto campus for open interviews in late January and early February.

Ithaca College hires a new sustainability coordinator

By Meaghan McElroy, Staff Writer February 21, 2017
“I’m glad that we got someone that seems very excited and has experience,” Enderle said.
Sustainability at IC withers as a result of structural changes

Sustainability at IC withers as a result of structural changes

By Sophie Johnson, Staff Writer November 2, 2016
“There was a golden era of sustainability on this campus, and we’re not in it anymore,” he said.
Editorial: Ithaca College has lost sight of its vision

Editorial: Ithaca College has lost sight of its vision

February 3, 2016
We cannot simply hire a new president and expect that person to change everything, to provide the new direction the college needs.
Q&A: Mark Darling leaves Ithaca College after 29 years

Q&A: Mark Darling leaves Ithaca College after 29 years

By Faith Meckley and Jonah Swiatek February 1, 2016
The former sustainability programs coordinator discusses his career at Ithaca College and his views on the college's commitment to maintaining a sustainable community.
Each Sunday a composting bin will be located at the Circle Apartments community building for two hours, said senior Ben Tolles, sustainability project assistant of the Eco-Reps.

Ithaca College Eco-Reps pilot new Circles composting program

By Kyle Arnold, Staff Writer November 17, 2015
The IC Eco-Reps are partnering with the Tompkins County Solid Waste Management Division to unveil a new composting site at the Ithaca College Circle Apartments, where there currently exists no composting program.
Junior Joshua Enderle (pictured on the right in the red shirt) participated in a blockade in the middle of Washington, D.C., traffic May 26 to protest the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the projects it funds.

Q&A: Student participates in environmental activism

By Natalie Shanklin, Opinion Editor September 9, 2015
I think we just need to make it a priority again, and I think now is the time to do it. Now is always the time to do stuff.
The State Street Triangle mixed-use residential building, proposed by Campus Advantage, will be built across the street from The Commons.

Developer to bring more student housing downtown

By Faith Meckley, Assistant News Editor September 2, 2015
A Texas-based developer is moving forward with plans to transform a one-story building at the corner of E. State Street and Aurora Street into a $40 million, 11-story mixed-use residential building marketed toward students.
A man jumps from the cliffs into the water at Second Dam.

Gorge jumping in Ithaca continues despite summer death

By Faith Meckley, Assistant News Editor August 26, 2015
On July 26, 20-year-old Eric Richardson, a Cortland High School graduate, jumped from a cliff into the water at Second Dam and did not re-emerge.
Sustainability falls low on administrations to-do list

Sustainability falls low on administration’s to-do list

By Faith Meckley, Staff Writer April 29, 2015
Amid many other concerns Ithaca College is facing — successfully instituting IC 20/20, part-time faculty unionization and the demand for better mental health services — initiatives to keep the college a leader in environmental sustainability no longer seem to be a priority, according to students and faculty involved in sustainability effo
Disposable utensils labeled compostable now belong in the trash after they were banned by the colleges composting company, Cayuga Compost.

Ithaca College bans disposable utensils from compost

By Faith Meckley, Staff Writer January 28, 2015
Ithaca College is no longer able to accept disposable utensils marked "compostable" into their compost collection bins.
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