SGA funds new Vapur water refill station in Prim library to reduce amount of waste created by plastic water bottles and offer students chilled Tahoe Tap.
1) Plan Ahead and Prepare: Poorly prepared people, when presented with unexpected situations, often resort to high-impact solutions that degrade the outdoors or put themselves at risk. Proper planning leads to less impact. When heading to campus, pack a lunch, bring to-go containers and/or a water bottle and leave yourself plenty of time to walk, bike, pick your friend up for carpooling and/or park at the church lot.
Through internships and service learning, Sierra Nevada College students are involved in a local nonprofit organization called Sustainable Tahoe, whose goal is to shift Tahoe’s outdated tourism model to one that connects visitors with Lake Tahoe and inspires a passion to interact with the lake in a sustainable way.
Kapilananda Mondal, a businessman from India, will speak at Sierra Nevada College from 5-6:15 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12, in Prim Library. He will also visit 12 other schools this year to talk about how he is using microfinance to create a sustainable community.
Sustainability has progressed as Sierra Nevada College grows. The timeline illustrates how far SNC has come.
Sierra Nevada College’s Clay Club had its first cup sale during the opening for the Junior Art Portfolio Review at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov 8, on the third floor of Prim Library.
Saving money on utilities in the winter time is one of a student’s top priorities. Renting a house is expensive in the Tahoe Basin and the homes that students can afford were built in the 1970s. Chances are they’re equipped with electric baseboards, old windows and no weather stripping.
Many who live in the Tahoe Basin grapple with the conflict between preserving the wild and beautiful area we live in while enjoying the land for its abundance of recreation and tourism opportunities. We strive to find ways to continue to ski the surrounding peaks, float on the lake and make a living while leaving a light impact on the surrounding land.