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  1. Photo of 3 female students holding a cardboard painted sign that reads "SLU Close the Loop" with a large recycle triangle around the words.

    ‘Shared Closet’ Concept Closes the Loop on Clothing Waste

    Bailee Underwood

    Close the Loop, a club dedicated to reducing textile waste on campus, started with Valeria Obregon Diaz ’24 and a couple of friends carrying some of their garments to the Student Center for a clothing swap. Two years later, it has more than 10 active members, manages the thrift store on campus, has hosted multiple clothing swaps, as well as sewing and mending workshops, and was named ‘Rookie of the Year’ at the student leadership awards ceremony.

  2. Diane White Husic.

    St. Lawrence University Appoints Leader of New Center for the Environment

    St. Lawrence University President Kathryn A. Morris and Vice President of the University and Dean of Academic Affairs Alison Del Rossi have announced the appointment of Diane White Husic, Ph.D. as the inaugural leader of the new Center for the Environment. She will take the helm as the Richard ’64 and Gail Stradling Executive Director of the Center for the Environment starting in July.

  3. Brown background with a scarlet stripe running horizontally. The words overlay this scarlet stripe saying "Saint Lawrence in the News" and below those words is the orricial Saint Lawrence university logo.

    St. Lawrence in the News - April 2, 2024

    This regular roundup features a selection of recent mentions of St. Lawrence University and its students, faculty, and staff in regional, national, and international media outlets.

  4. Photo of Brad Baldwin, Conservation Biologist in the field with students performing research.

    Biology Professor Nets Nearly $100,000 Grant to Combat Invasive Species

    In recognition of his dedication to environmental conservation, Professor of Biology Brad Baldwin has been awarded funding from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) totaling $98,592.

  5. An aerial view of the Saint Lawrence University campus.

    Announcing Our New Center for the Environment

    St. Lawrence announces the creation of a new Center for the Environment that will empower the next generation of leaders to develop the skills necessary—through education, advocacy, and action—to be agents of change in their communities and around the world.

  6. Harvey Meer, wearing a fall jacket and hat, proudly stands in front of an electric vehicle charging station on a crisp fall day. Two electric vehicles are charging behind him.

    St. Lawrence Alum Powers Campus Climate Efforts with an Electric Gift

    Olivia White '17

    A generous gift from Class of 1964 alum Harvey Meer has tripled the number of electric vehicle charging stations on campus, supports St. Lawrence’s sustainability goals, and furthers the University’s commitment to environmental stewardship.

  7. Elise Pierson '24, wearing a name badge and a blue Wild Center t shirt, stands in front of an exhibit featuring a glowing globe.

    Inspiring Tomorrow's Climate Leaders as a Wild Center Fellow

    Elise Pierson '24 discovered her passion for climate justice right in her hometown over six years ago. In the time since, she's attended multiple climate summits across New York State and served as a youth ambassador to the United Nations global climate conference.

  8. Two salmon boat fishers, wearing bright orange rubber jumpsuits, pull silver salmon our of a yellow net on the deck of a boat.

    Laurentians Inspire: Alaska Boat Captain Casts a Net on Sustainability

    This summer Jessica Normandeau ’15 set sail on her newest business venture: captain of a 32-foot vessel in Bristol Bay, Alaska. With grueling 18-hour workdays and a lot of creative problem solving, she’s part of a small percentage of women sustainably harvesting fish from the world’s largest, completely wild, sockeye salmon run.