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Redirecting the Waste Stream: Using waste vegetable oil as fuel

8/7/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

As petroleum products become more expensive and concern over greenhouse gases rises, biofuel is the word on everyone’s lips. So far, two primary sources are in production. Ethanol, which is produced from sugar cane and corn, is already mixed with …

Moving Past the Low-hanging Fruit at University of Missouri

6/20/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

One of our Chill Out! competition winners, the University of Missouri, has accomplished the admiral task of reducing their energy use by 19% per square foot since 1990, while still expanding the campus space by 60%. While this means that …

Closing the Biodiesel Loop!

2/20/2007 // By Jen Fournelle

Check out what Appalachian State is doing to close the biodiesel loop!  They use food waste, solar panels and even naturally filter and use the waste water.  Check it out!  Do you have a project at your campus?  Make a …

Campuses Taking the Lead on Global Warming Solutions

8/18/2006 // By Kristy Jones

"Sea-bed plan to store carbon", a recent BBC News article, details the theory that storing carbon dioxide under the sea could help to reduce global warming and will probably pose no threat to marine life. Like this one, there are many …

Second Campus in Maine to Meet 100% of Electricity Needs from Greener Power

12/5/2005 // By NWF

Following in the footsteps of College of the Atlantic, Bates College announced recently it will purchase all of its electricity from renewable energy sources in Maine, specifically biomass generating plants and small hydroelectric producers, according to Renewable Energy Access. An …