By Margeaux Pederson
The CSB Sustainability Office released its annual Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Report on April 23.
This is a reoccurring report which investigates the total amount of greenhouse gas emissions produced from internal and external activities of the College of St. Benedict. The purpose of this data collection and reporting is to have a comprehensive understanding of the amount of carbon dioxide and other harmful gas the campus releases into the atmosphere through its everyday operations. The results aid in analyzing our contributions across our reporting years, identify key carbon emitters across the campus’ sectors and develop more realistic and inclusive institution sustainable goals in the future. (more…)
By Cormac Quinn and Sierra Lammi
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CSB SENIOR SIERRA LAMMI
SJU SENIOR CORMAC QUINN
This semester was the first where there was an Environmental News section in The Record. It was our honor to create and facilitate this section, a responsibility where the only compensation were readers sending their appreciation. This wouldn’t have been possible without the work of The Record staff and their adviser for their constant support. We’re excited to announce that this will continue next year through the work of proactive and dedicated student volunteers. (more…)
By Ben Pults
The first meeting of the 2019-20 St. John’s Senate (SJS) was called to order this past Monday, April 29. The meeting included three requests for funding and the newly elected Senate began to get comfortable with their new positions.
By Lydia Farmer
Who runs the world? Bennies.
St. Ben’s graduate Corie Barry ’97 will take over as Best Buy’s first female chief executive officer (CEO) in June.
“I took the role with a massive amount of humility and then genuine excitement,” Barry said. (more…)
By Brendan Klein
Should CSB/SJU be one institution or two? How satisfied are you with housing? What do you believe are the strengths and weaknesses of CSB/SJU?
These questions may sound familiar to those who participated in the latest McCarthy Center Poll. The McCarthy Center for Civic Engagement and Public Policy—the student-run civic engagement and public policy center based in Simons Hall—conducted what they hope will be an annual survey of student opinion on local issues pertaining to CSB/SJU. (more…)
By Makenzie Horrigan
“Why wouldn’t people compost at SJU?”
SJU senior Cormac Quinn, environmental studies major, asked that question for his senior thesis. Through his research, he quickly discovered nobody was composting because there was no compost program available at SJU. Quinn decided to bring change to campus by implementing the Flynntown Compost Service for students living in the Flynntown Apartments.
“There’s a perception that Johnnies don’t care, and I don’t want that to be true. I wanted Johnnies to have the option to make sustainable choices on campus,” Quinn said. (more…)