May 18, 2021
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Earth Fest Promotes Student Businesses and Sustainability

By The Ithacan | Apr 27, 2021

IC Eco Reps, South Hill Forest Products and several student artists held Earth Fest on April 21 as a precursor to Earth Day.


COVID-19 results in single-use plastic increase at IC

By | Apr 15, 2021

The college has replaced some reusable utensils with single-use plastics as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.


At the ReUse Center, second-hand objects find a home

By | Apr 5, 2020

The Ithaca ReUse Center is a nonprofit organization that showcases second-hand items. The shop is closed until further notice due to COVID-19.


Students research sustainability of cosmetics

By | Feb 26, 2020

Two Ithaca College seniors have been selected to present their research project, “Not-So-Clean-Cosmetics,” at the National Conference of Undergraduate Research.


Local organization redistributes food to community

By | Jan 21, 2020

Friendship Donation Network’s goal is to redistribute perishable items — gathered from various local food chains to eliminate food waste.


Commentary: Shopping locally strengthens community connection

By | Oct 30, 2019

Making the conscious decision to shop locally has far-reaching benefits that popular online and chain stores just don’t offer


Students create virtual pop up thrift shop on Instagram

By | May 1, 2019

Rows of photos load onto the screen, each showing someone wearing a different article of clothing.


Retail dining locations on campus switch to compostable straws

By | Oct 8, 2018

Ithaca College will no longer be purchasing plastic straws for its on-campus retail locations. Instead, the plastic straws will be replaced with compostable ones.


Re-use rooms turn trash into treasure

By | Oct 3, 2018

Old VHS tapes, Halloween costumes, crock pots, shower caddies, an ancient TV, lamps and a plastic fish tank litter the tiny Take It Or Leave It room.


Editorial: College on track for more sustainable future

By | Sep 19, 2018

The Office of Energy Management and Sustainability should be applauded for the work it has done to accelerate the college’s progress toward its goal.


College’s carbon footprint projected to decline 45 percent

By | Sep 19, 2018

At the All-College Gathering on Aug. 23, Ithaca College President Shirley M. Collado announced that the college’s carbon footprint is projected to drop by 45 percent this academic year. This decrease in overall carbon output is part of the college’s previous pledge to be completely carbon neutral by the year 2050.


Commentary: Littering spans across generations

By | Sep 18, 2018

I am not asking for anyone to put the wrongdoings of our generation onto themselves. I suggest only that we recognize the areas in which we negatively contribute and amend our actions accordingly.