Video: The Simple Life, Unplugged
Mar06

Video: The Simple Life, Unplugged

At Geneseo, Nik Varrone is the support services manager for IT. At home, he and his wife, Anya, run a farm and plows the land using a method that was most popular in the 1700s. The Varrones use horse plowing and have created a lifestyle that fits their beliefs, goals and is more sustainable. “If you look at what we do from the outside, it looks simple,” says Nik Varrone, Geneseo’s support services manager in the IT...

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Video: A Forest Sanctuary
Mar05

Video: A Forest Sanctuary

Geneseo’s Director of Sustainability Dan DeZarn and Kimberly Keil-DeZarn ’06 show us around their home, which they’ve built to have many sustainability related features. It’s even built from mostly recycled and reclaimed...

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Video: Geneseo’s Beekeeping Club
Mar05

Video: Geneseo’s Beekeeping Club

Geneseo Beekeeping Club’s Allison Menendez ’20 takes us on a visit to the campus hives, and shares how members explore the complex role of honeybees in the world and how they help them thrive on...

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All the Buzz
Mar03

All the Buzz

The Geneseo Beekeeping Club learns about the complex role of honeybees — and encourages them to thrive on campus. By Mary-Margaret Dwyer ’20 As Beekeeping Club President Allison Menendez ’20pries the top off the beehive, bees emerge from their sticky shelter, flying in and out of the hive. A few puffs from a smoker put the honeybees into survival mode. The smoke urges bees to retreat back into the hives, so club members can...

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Video: The Green Quotient
Nov26

Video: The Green Quotient

Hear from students how they helped create the Geneseo Green Quotient, a sustainability course developed by faculty and students and implemented fall...

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The Green Quotient
Nov22

The Green Quotient

Faculty and students from several majors created a course that focuses on sustainability. Watch the student teaching assistants explain the course and mission. Lara Mangino ’21 was part of a team of faculty and fellow students last year who developed the Geneseo Green Quotient, an innovative course that draws on multiple disciplines. Until then, she had never connected humanities with sustainability. “It was very eye-opening,” said...

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Video: Letchworth Park First-Year Program
Jun21

Video: Letchworth Park First-Year Program

New students who participate in Geneseo’s award-winning First-Year Experiences programs including in Letchworth State Park get a taste of college academics and life, immersed in...

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Pema Sherpa ’19: Geneseo’s Ambassador Provided Eye Care to Children in Nepal
Jun20

Pema Sherpa ’19: Geneseo’s Ambassador Provided Eye Care to Children in Nepal

As the Eddie Lee ’76 First Generation Ambassador, Pema Sherpa ’19 spent the fall semester in her native Nepal, shadowing pediatric doctors to learn about medicine and the challenges of providing health care in underserved areas. She was inspired to help while there. She collaborated with the doctors to provide no-cost eye exams to more than 700 children and prescription eyeglasses to 80 students who needed...

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Geneseo’s Problem-Solvers
Jun19

Geneseo’s Problem-Solvers

Alumni and faculty members make important contributions toward addressing needs in healthcare, community development and energy.  Some people say that every problem is really an opportunity and wrestling with a problem provides the opportunity to make tangible differences for good. While no individual alone can cure a disease or shrink humanity’s carbon footprint, each person who confronts a need joins a team that spans time and...

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On the Front Lines to Defend Wildlife
Jun19

On the Front Lines to Defend Wildlife

Working with the National Geographic Society, I have turned my passion for animals into my purpose.  Follow Tara Keir on Instagram: @tarankeir   If you are lucky in life, you find something you love. If you are even luckier, passion will find you. And if you are me, it will hit you as if you’ve run head-on into a brick wall.  From that perspective, I have been incredibly lucky all of my life. Traced back to elephants and their...

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