E-Haus extends green invitiation
By biconews On 22 Feb, 2000 At 05:00 AM | Categorized As Archives | With 0 Comments

By Kate Stephenson

Dear Community,

E-Haus is a bi-college community of environmentally-minded students living in HCA 15. Every night at 6 p.m. we serve communal vegan/vegetarian, primarily organic dinners that are free and open to everyone. We share the responsibilities of meal preparation and planning, cleaning, composting, recycling and doing all the things it takes to keep a house running smoothly.

This past semester we have hosted a number of outreach events, such as hootenannies (evening sing-a-longs) and a work day (co-sponsored by the Arboretum and EarthQuakers). We served as a resource for various other groups including FoSiSo (the Folk Singing Society), the Animal Rights Groups of the Haverford and Bryn Mawr campuses, Bryn Mawr’s Batten House (the new environmental co-op) and the students of 710. This year we installed window insulation to improve energy efficiency, a clothesline to reduce dryer usage, faucet and showerhead aerators to conserve water, and compact fluorescent light bulbs to conserve energy. We recycle everything feasible and compost our food scraps to reduce the amount of waste we produce.

We’ve made a commitment to support local businesses and small organic farmers through buying from the All Natural Market and Door to Door Organics, and by making bulk orders from Neshaminy Valley Natural Foods. Our goals for this coming semester include helping plan Earth Day 2000 events including a natural foods fair, hosting a ten-year E-Haus reunion, growing vegetables hydroponically, growing mushrooms, and hosting parties, hootenannies and a faculty dinner.

We meet weekly to discuss E-Haus issues and make decisions by consensus. E-Haus is a small, intentional, cooperative community that’s great to come home to. We’re hosting an Open Haus dinner and hootenanny on Feb. 26 at 6 p.m. to have some fun and give people an opportunity to learn more about us. Everyone is invited! If you’d like to join us, please RSVP to so we know how much to cook.


Kate Stephenson

Chris Blount

Peter Ingebretson

Caroline Ridgway

Jamie Carr

Nathaniel Rounds

Keely Grumbach

Susanna Thomas

Dan Rounsaville

Sonia Dubielzig

Caitlin Nye

Kevin Shoemaker

Glen Hutcheson

Bernie Fischlowitz-Roberts

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