Category Archives: Sustainability

Tree Planting Summer 2013

Knox College grounds staff plant one of two new trees along the walkway to the new central entry door at Borzello Hall.

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Installing New Campus Lights

The Knox College staff electrician replaces the globe after installing a new long-life, energy efficient LED bulb in a campus light.

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Moving Bike Shop to New Quarters

A summer student worker helps move bicycles to the new location for the campus bike shop, in the basement of the Old Jail on the Knox campus.

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Tree Planting

Knox College grounds staff tilt a tree so it will pass under utility lines as they move it across campus. The tree was planted outside the Umbeck Science Mathematics Center, near the location of a large maple cut down to … Continue reading

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Green Oaks Stewards

The stewards at Green Oaks have been working hard this summer keeping the trails clear as part of their duties around Green Oaks to maintain the field station. During the week, the stewards wake up around sunrise to begin their … Continue reading

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Fieldhouse Lighting Improvement

  A lighting upgrade is under way in the T. Fleming Fieldhouse to install brighter, more energy-efficient lighting in the athletic facility. The Fieldhouse is home to Knox College’s men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams. In addition, the … Continue reading

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Heat Wave, Cooler Work

A worker checks levels for new Dining Services equipment. Photo by John Williams Installation of a new, energy-efficient cooler/freezer continued through the middle of July at Knox College Dining Services in Seymour Union.

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Future Communications Office Construction

The former Alexander Lumber building at 212 E. South Street has begun its transformation into the new office space for the Office of Communications. The Alexander Lumber company closed its Galesburg location in early 2009 and has been vacant since. … Continue reading

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Planting Trees

Grounds crews were out early this morning planting a new Autumn Blaze Pear tree near the Center for Intercultural Life in the Quads residence area. Despite the tree’s name, it only produces small ornamental fruits and won’t produce any pears … Continue reading

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Steam Pipe Work

Work has continued on the steam pipe in front of the Auxiliary Gymnasium in order to complete the large project that was started last summer, which has saved thousands of gallons of water a day. The trench needed to finish … Continue reading

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