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Land Application of Compost & Composting Toilet FAQs

In early November 2018, the second round of material from the composting toilet bin was harvested and land applied.  Geoff Goodhue from Clivus and Marco Vallejos, a junior at Williams who is doing research about composting toilets at colleges in the Northeast, removed material from the composting toilet bin and transported it in buckets to

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Air Quality Sensors

Jay Racela is up to it again. In late August, he installed two air quality sensors online for all to see what the air we breathe is like both on and off campus. One is at the Envi Center and one is out at the main weather station in Hopkins Memorial Forest. Check out the

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Food Production at the Envi Center

Thirty-five percent of the Class of 1966 Environmental Center’s site is devoted to food production. On site, we practice sustainable agriculture to grow annual and perennial vegetables, high and low-bush berries, herbs, and fruit trees. Our pollinator garden attracts beneficial insects to the site. Seeds and starts are purchased from local nurseries, which helps to

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Envi Center Achieves Petal Certification for Living Building Challenge

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LBC Petal Certification Case Study: the Envi Center

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NESEA Pro Tour of the Envi Center

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Building Water Update

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All Gender Restrooms

The bathrooms at the Environmental Center are now listed on Refuge Restrooms. Refuge Restrooms collects information to locate ability accessible and gender inclusive restrooms. We also sent an email to Living Building Challenge to ask if gender inclusive bathrooms could be included in in their standards of the Equity Petal to achieve the challenge. They emailed

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Living Building: Year One

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Creating Interpretive Signage

Quan Do ’19 spent the summer designing interpretive signage for the Environmental Center that illustrates how the building is attempting to achieve Living Building Certification and that highlights unique building features.  The signage is up all around the building and touches on energy, water, building materials, historic renovation, garden spaces, and more. The draft signage just

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