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Summer sustainability program prompts building closures

Hannah Pajtis and Max Kelly May 1, 2024

Thirty-six buildings across the Hawk Hill and University City campuses will be closed July 2024 as part of a Summer Sustainability PILOT Program, according to a list sent in an email to faculty from Human...

graphic of a brown stool knocked over with one leg broken off, on a blue ground

St. Joe’s social sustainability summary

Daniel De Lude April 24, 2024
Understanding the bigger picture
Dressing sustainably: Combatting the dangers of fast fashion

Dressing sustainably: Combatting the dangers of fast fashion

Sophia Martino November 29, 2023

The fast fashion industry is a hidden danger to the environment, as not enough people are truly aware of just how much waste it produces. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Americans...

Sustainable development goals at St. Joe’s

Taylor Stech November 15, 2023

In 2015, members of the United Nations (U.N.) proposed 17 goals to be met by 2030 to improve global living standards and sustainability efforts, known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Some...

Kelly stands among her bee colonies at her Lansdale home.

The buzz about Melissa Kelly

Allison Kite September 28, 2021

Melissa Kelly ’13 M.A. has been a part of the St. Joe’s community since 2008, buzzing around campus as a photographer for the university, first full-time and then as a freelancer.  “Part of my...

Most PPE is not reusable or recyclable. PHOTO: MITCHELL SHIELDS ’22/THE HAWK

PPE waste poses sustainability concerns

Devon Fitzpatrick March 9, 2021

As the coronavirus pandemic heads into its second year, used personal protection equipment (PPE) is starting to pile up.   PPE is considered anything that protects those who wear it from the spread...


‘Changing the paradigm’: Haub urged to address financial sustainability

Nick Karpinski November 17, 2020

Environmental and social factors, which measure the societal impact of investing and corporate decision-making, are not a part of St. Joe’s finance department core curriculum, which troubles Carolin...

Scott Guiser has over 40 years of beekeeping experience. PHOTOS: MITCHELL SHIELDS ’22/THE HAWK

Barnes instructor discusses the buzz around beekeeping

Nick Karpinski February 19, 2020

“You don’t mind being thought of as ‘a bit odd.’” “You admire insects.” “Getting stung repeatedly and not minding it is in the realm of possibilities for you.” “You accept that...

Time to improve public transportation

Time to improve public transportation

Regina Schliep February 4, 2020

The switch to public transit requires action When you go into Philadelphia, New York City or any city for that matter, you can expect that its streets will be full of cars. Now, 14th Street in New York...

Climate crisis in the new year

Climate crisis in the new year

The Hawk Staff January 21, 2020

Addressing climate change in 2020 Less than a month into the new year, consecutive calamities have struck around the world. While we may be compelled to label these disasters as “natural,” science...

Students interacted with professional as well as student businesses. PHOTO: Kerri Greco ’22

Students make the holidays greener with second annual Conscious Consumer Market

Kaitlyn Patterson December 10, 2019

The North Lounge in Campion Student Center was a little bit greener as the second annual Conscious Consumer Market took place on Dec. 5. The market was hosted by the Fair Trade Club in hopes to promote...

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