Massachusetts Daily Collegian

The least you can do: an open letter to a student I saw in the Campus Center

By Kevin Hollerbach

October 24, 2013

Dear unknown student, There you were, standing among the lunchtime rush in the Campus Center. You were musing in front of two bins that were placed on the wall of the main corridor: one bin marked for trash, the other for bottles and ca...

UMass launches campus sustainability site

By Mitchell Scuzzarella

February 15, 2013

With the sudden outburst of new construction on campus, the University of Massachusetts recently launched a website detailing the sustainable projects and opportunities that have become part of the University. Deemed the “Camp...

New RSO hopes to grow roots in sustainability awareness

By Chelsie Field

October 3, 2012

The sustainability movement at the University of Massachusetts is growing. And it continues to spread its roots on campus and into new student-led groups. The Sustainable UMass Action Coalition (SUMAC), which started out as a student group last year, has gained status as a R...

Permaculture Initiative sprouts new garden

By Tom Barnes

September 6, 2012

The workers at the University of Massachusetts Permaculture Initiative spent the summer both raking the ground as they planted a new garden next to Berkshire Dining Commons and raking in awards. The new garden changed the sloping hillside outside the cafeteria from an “er...

Barely Dressed, Fully Aware

By Eleine Fang

September 4, 2012

TRU2U makes clothes. But unlike other clothing companies, TRU2U’s clothes are made sustainable products and fair labor. Locally based in Amherst, TRU2U is a rising company focused on social change and a better future. With a summer of hard work behin...

UMass included in “Princeton Review’s Guide to 311 Green Colleges”

By Staff

April 26, 2011

The University of Massachusetts has been named one of the most successful schools in the country and Canada to “go green,” according to a new guide released by the Princeton Review. According to a release by the UMass News Offi...

Bike to the Beat concert promotes sustainability

By Jessica Sacco

March 3, 2011

For the University of Massachusetts Eco-Rep members, powering up a concert may have broke a sweat, but didn’t break the electric bill. In an effort to raise awareness about utilities conservation, primarily concerning wastes of electricity and water, the 37 students in the Eco-Rep Program host...

New permaculture garden makes progress

By Karissa Hamblet

November 18, 2010

As the constant stream of construction continues around the University of Massachusetts, a notable change in the landscape is taking place outside Franklin Dining Commons – the Franklin Permaculture Garden has recen...

UMass ranks among nation’s greenest universities

By William Perkins

September 22, 2010

Three colleges in the Pioneer Valley have been listed among the most environmentally friendly schools in the nation, one being the University of Massachusetts. UMass, Hampshire College and Smith College have all been included in The Princeton Review’s “Guide to 286 Green Colleges...