Round-Up from the Chronicle of Higher Education
Several posts over at the Buildings & Grounds blog have caught our eye recently for their focus on environmental initiatives on campus. Part of The Chronicle of Higher Education‘s site, this frequently-updated blog covers architecture, design, new technologies and construction, landscaping, and of course, sustainability. (Full disclosure: I was May’s guest blogger, so a couple of these posts are from me.) Check them out below:
Organic Gardening at Furman University : James Wilkins, sustainability coordinator at Furman, guides the Chronicle through a small garden designed to teach students about sustainable agriculture.
Conserving Water at Emory University: Emory’s new rainwater collecting system is controversial enough that city planners have required that the water be dyed blue.
Tweaking Won’t Assure Sustainability, But Reimagining Might: One of my guest posts takes a closer look at ASU’s Biodesign Institute.
Education Is the Ultimate Carbon-Neutral Solution: This post from Clean Air–Cool Planet’s Anne Stephenson examines the role of universities in creating aware, environmentally-educated citizens.
Save Energy or the Bear Gets It: A student project at Dartmouth encourages energy conservation with a real-time monitor of electricity usage in the dorms. Residents team up to keep the bear off "thin ice!"
Should a Liberal Education Include an Agricultural Education?: Teaching students about agriculture is another way to teach them about the world and their unique place in it.
Time to Roll Up Our Sleeves: My final post addresses the nature of symbols within the environmental movement, and a new way of thinking about sustainability.