Posts Tagged ‘sustainability’

SJU signs pledge in Catholic Climate Covenant

Saint John’s University recently became a Catholic Climate Covenant Partner by endorsing the St. Francis Pledge to Care for Creation and the Poor, a nationwide effort being led by the Catholic Coalition on Climate Change. The pledge is a commitment by Catholic individuals, families, parishes, organizations and institutions to live the faith by protecting God’s […]

Originally posted: March 25, 2012

Are Forests about the Trees? Lewis & Clark Professor and Students Dig for Answers

By Oliver Baker for Lewis & Clark College Chronicle As a cold, gray rain fell in sheets, Laura Bogar CAS ’12 scraped through sand and gravel with her fingers alongside another student and Assistant Professor of Biology Peter Kennedy. Bogar’s thesis project called for her to sample young tendrils of root and soil around birch […]

Originally posted: February 22, 2012

Denison University participates in Billion Dollar Green Challenge

GRANVILLE, Ohio—Denison University announces its participation in the Billion Dollar Green Challenge initiative, which encourages colleges, universities and nonprofits to establish funds that finance energy efficiency upgrades. Denison has established the Green Hill Fund, which will set aside one million dollars over a four-year period for a self-managed revolving fund specifically for use in energy […]

Originally posted: October 14, 2011

College of Saint Benedict eliminates sale, purchase of plastic water bottles on campus

Effective Monday, Aug. 22, the College of Saint Benedict is the first college in Minnesota and one of nine in the United States to implement a water bottle policy which eliminates the sale and purchase of plain, plastic bottled water on campus, according to the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. “Sustainability […]

Originally posted: August 30, 2011

DePauw’s Environmental Fellows Program

Students will have an exciting opportunity to focus on environmental issues through a newly established four-year program at DePauw that is designed to foster an interdisciplinary understanding of environmental issues. The new Environmental Fellows Program is the fifth Honors and Fellows Program at DePauw. The Environmental Fellows Program has three main components – coursework with […]

Originally posted: July 22, 2011

Prisons are New Environmental Ally

by DePauw University students Nathan Cummins and Terrell Moore, both members of the DePauw Environmental Policy Project. — The environmental movement in America has a new ally. No, not a public utility, not a Hollywood celebrity, but prisons. Over the past week, we joined dozens of prison officials, eco-friendly business representatives and technical experts in […]

Originally posted: July 2, 2011

Saint John’s McKeown Center awarded LEED Gold status

The McKeown Center at Saint John’s University has been awarded LEED® Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute. The first LEED certified building on the SJU campus, the McKeown Center stands as an example of SJU’s commitment to sustainability, said Derek Larson, associate professor of history […]

Originally posted: June 28, 2011

From Seed Packets to the Dinner Table: College Farm Almanac Explains All

By Pat Dunn ’12 A recent advance in college community farming was made by former Hamilton College Community Farm manager Sarah Gamble ’13 and co-founder Andrew Pape ’11, via a comprehensive farm almanac they co-authored. The students were focused on sharing their knowledge and experience to future farmers with this almanac, available at As farm […]

Originally posted: June 17, 2011

Grant Will Support New Sustainability Initiative at DePauw

GREENCASTLE, Ind. – A new sustainability initiative at DePauw University has been selected as a 2011 winner of the Ball Brothers Foundation Venture Fund competitive grant program. The $15,000 award will be used at DePauw to institute a first-of-its-kind program at an Indiana college, placing two student “Eco Reps” in each first-year residence hall to connect […]

Originally posted: June 8, 2011

Waiting Game

Members of the DePauw Environmental Policy Project (DEPP) have become familiar faces at the Indiana General Assembly. Since 2009 the group has presented its findings on issues such as geothermal heating and industrial farming before House and Senate committees, shaping policy and the future of the state. But no amount of research, no matter how […]

Originally posted: March 9, 2011

The Big Turn Off

Greencastle, Ind. – DePauw was among nearly 40 campuses that collectively reduced their electricity consumption by 508,694 kilowatt-hours over a three-week period, saving $50,209 and averting 816,394 pounds of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. For the victory, the University will receive Lucid Design Group’s Building Dashboard® software, which enables students to view, compare and share […]

Originally posted: November 23, 2010

DePauw Sophomore Receives 2010 EcoDaredevil Award

Greencastle, Ind. — DePauw University sophomore Tyler Hess is one of three individuals announced today as recipients of 2010 EcoDaredevil Awards. The honor is presented by Ocean Revolution, an organization founded by marine biologist and conservationist Wallace J. Nichols, a 1989 DePauw graduate. The group calls Hess “a leader in the efforts to bring sustainability […]

Originally posted: October 11, 2010