Andrew Wyffels, Mellby Hall

Wyffels-SustainAbilities-Photo

Major(s): Music, Chemistry

Hi, all! My name is Andrew. I am from Plymouth, MN, a western suburb of Minneapolis. I have always loved caring for plants (vegetables, turf grass, trees, etc.) having grown up on and taken care of a large yard. With climate change seemingly at an all-time high given the terrible drought in the Midwest last year and then a very late winter, I feel obligated to do whatever it takes to fight it. To the best of my ability, I have made practical changes in my life by using less energy (more efficient appliances and light bulbs) and using water as efficiently as possible. Following my love of taking care of plants, each summer, I install sustainable irrigation systems—systems similar to a traditional irrigation system, but with water-efficient large-area sprinkler heads, precision drip irrigation in landscaping, and state-of-the-art seasonal adjustment and rain sensing technology for maximum water conservation. I have been inspired here at St. Olaf by how many students understand the importance of holistic recycling, eliminating food waste, and using energy and water as efficiently as possible—I’ll try my best to help make that ALL St. Olaf students by the end of this year. I have several specific goals for our campus this academic year: reinstating the residence hall composting program, working with the Pause to serve pizza in reusable (Styrofoam) pizza boxes, and educating students as to exactly which materials are and are not recyclable. If I’m not in Christiansen practicing cello, in a music theory/history class, or in an Ole Orch rehearsal, you’ll likely find me in Regents in an orgo class/lab.

Andrew Wyffels, Mellby Hall

Wyffels-SustainAbilities-Photo

Major(s): Music, Chemistry

Hi, all! My name is Andrew. I am from Plymouth, MN, a western suburb of Minneapolis. I have always loved caring for plants (vegetables, turf grass, trees, etc.) having grown up on and taken care of a large yard. With climate change seemingly at an all-time high given the terrible drought in the Midwest last year and then a very late winter, I feel obligated to do whatever it takes to fight it. To the best of my ability, I have made practical changes in my life by using less energy (more efficient appliances and light bulbs) and using water as efficiently as possible. Following my love of taking care of plants, each summer, I install sustainable irrigation systems—systems similar to a traditional irrigation system, but with water-efficient large-area sprinkler heads, precision drip irrigation in landscaping, and state-of-the-art seasonal adjustment and rain sensing technology for maximum water conservation. I have been inspired here at St. Olaf by how many students understand the importance of holistic recycling, eliminating food waste, and using energy and water as efficiently as possible—I’ll try my best to help make that ALL St. Olaf students by the end of this year. I have several specific goals for our campus this academic year: reinstating the residence hall composting program, working with the Pause to serve pizza in reusable (Styrofoam) pizza boxes, and educating students as to exactly which materials are and are not recyclable. If I’m not in Christiansen practicing cello, in a music theory/history class, or in an Ole Orch rehearsal, you’ll likely find me in Regents in an orgo class/lab.

Andrew Wyffels, Mellby Hall

Wyffels-SustainAbilities-Photo

Major(s): Music, Chemistry

Hi, all! My name is Andrew. I am from Plymouth, MN, a western suburb of Minneapolis. I have always loved caring for plants (vegetables, turf grass, trees, etc.) having grown up on and taken care of a large yard. With climate change seemingly at an all-time high given the terrible drought in the Midwest last year and then a very late winter, I feel obligated to do whatever it takes to fight it. To the best of my ability, I have made practical changes in my life by using less energy (more efficient appliances and light bulbs) and using water as efficiently as possible. Following my love of taking care of plants, each summer, I install sustainable irrigation systems—systems similar to a traditional irrigation system, but with water-efficient large-area sprinkler heads, precision drip irrigation in landscaping, and state-of-the-art seasonal adjustment and rain sensing technology for maximum water conservation. I have been inspired here at St. Olaf by how many students understand the importance of holistic recycling, eliminating food waste, and using energy and water as efficiently as possible—I’ll try my best to help make that ALL St. Olaf students by the end of this year. I have several specific goals for our campus this academic year: reinstating the residence hall composting program, working with the Pause to serve pizza in reusable (Styrofoam) pizza boxes, and educating students as to exactly which materials are and are not recyclable. If I’m not in Christiansen practicing cello, in a music theory/history class, or in an Ole Orch rehearsal, you’ll likely find me in Regents in an orgo class/lab.