5 Tips for a Green Thanksgiving

November 25, 2019 by | Uncategorized

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and we think that calls for some ideas on how to have an eco-conscious holiday! Whether you’ll be a host or a guest this year, you can help reduce your environmental impact for this feast 1. Reuse Use reusable utensils, plates, and glasses for dinner instead of plastic dinnerware


Hunger Banquet Success

October 31, 2019 by Sixtine Foucaut | Uncategorized

On Thursday, October 10th, the Office of Sustainability joined Civic Engagement and Second Harvest Food Bank for Chapman’s annual Hunger Banquet in the Fish Interfaith Center. Students participated in an interactive meal simulation wherein they randomly chose a card designating their social class for the night, which determined where they would sit and what meal


Pledge to Meatless Mondays!

September 25, 2019 by Sixtine Foucaut | Sustainable Chapman

On Monday, September 9th,  the Office of Sustainability and Civic Engagement teamed up to table in the Piazza for Meatless Monday! Students were able to sign a digital pledge to commit to not eating meat on Mondays, and in exchange were offered reusable metal straws. Along with this environmentally-conscious pledge, students could grab vegetarian and


10 Tips to Green Your Dorm

August 14, 2019 by | Sustainable Chapman

Excited for move-in day? As you start prepping for your move, here are some tips on how to make your living space greener.  Minimalism: Bring what you can from home and only purchase items you absolutely need. Communicate and coordinate with your roommates on what can be shared to prevent overbuying.  Shop second hand: Orange


Confident in Your Recycling Abilities?

June 7, 2019 by | Sustainable Chapman

Last April, in celebration of Earth Day, the Office of Sustainability gave away over 400 of our widely popular bamboo reusable utensil sets! Before members of the Chapman community were able to get their hands on these sustainable gifts, students, faculty and staff tested their recycling knowledge on a variety of items that we previously


Thank You for a Great Green Year!

May 31, 2019 by | Green Panther Newsletter

Enjoy Your Summer! Thank you for a wonderfully green semester Panthers! This academic year we hosted our very first Sustainability Month and green food fairs, which we hope to grow and continue for years to come. We had so much fun giving out reusable items like metal straws, bamboo toothbrushes, bamboo utensils and more! We


Join Us in Celebrating Earth Day 2019!

April 18, 2019 by | Sustainable Chapman

Earth Day 2019 – Protecting Our Species This year’s Earth Day theme is focused on protecting our species from the rapid extinction we have been witnessing in our world today. The unprecedented global destruction and rapid reduction of plant and wildlife populations are directly linked to causes driven by human activity: climate change, deforestation, habitat


The SMC Department Gets Conscious with Their Coffee

April 12, 2019 by | Sustainable Chapman

Due to both the convenience and the wide variety that is offered, coffee pods have become commonplace in office spaces. However, the environmental impact of these little pods is often overlooked. Since recycling coffee pods can be challenging (not all municipalities accept #5 plastic), almost all pods end up in landfills. In 2014, there were


Meet wellness blogger and Patagonia employee Leah Thomas ‘17, and get ready for Earth Day 2019!

April 1, 2019 by | Green Panther Newsletter

Join the Conversation on Issues Related to Socio-Economic Status in the Chapman Community Every other Tuesday, Chapman’s Diversity Project Advisory Group on Socio-Economic Stratification meets to discuss and advocate for issues related to socio-economic status. The group has worked on numerous projects for the Chapman community, including the creation of a food pantry on campus, reducing


Green Panther Spotlight: Leah Thomas

March 27, 2019 by | Green Panther Spotlight

Our next Green Panther Spotlight is on Leah Thomas ’17, who majored in Environmental Science and Policy with a cluster in Comparative World Religions. Leah advocates for greener living and sustainability on her wellness blog and Instagram, Green Girl Leah. She is also currently on the Communications team at Patagonia.  Can you discuss your current

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