Quinnipiac University College of Arts and Sciences

Sustainability at Quinnipiac

In Campus on September 26, 2011 at 2:48 pm

Bringing Green to Campus

Through Quinnipiac’s Sustainability Committee, Kristen Richardson–a laboratory instructor in the Biology department–has been working to make the Quinnipiac community more aware of the environmental impact of the University. While the University as a whole has been working to minimize its carbon footprint through alternative energy such as wind and solar, individuals around campus can also make a difference through their actions.

One way the Sustainability Committee has been working on to make a difference is by bringing a local farmer’s market to campus. These events–the last one of the season will take place this week on Wednesday, September 28th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.–provide a means for students, faculty, and staff to support local food production while also improving the quality of their diet. Taking small steps, like buying food from local sources, can make a big difference. As Kristen says buying locally can help “make us a greener campus, and a greener community.”

  1. I wonder whether we might be able to convince a local farm to make QU a drop for a CSA next season? I have done CSA shares in the past and loved it…only problem was getting to the farm to pick up my share. I know some farms do drop offs to central locations. This might also make sharing the shares possible.

  2. Over the last several years, Kristen has made significant advances in educating the Quinnipiac University Community on the importance of a “greener” campus and community. I applaud her efforts!

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