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Taking the Pulse of Climate Disruptions

10/27/2009 // By NWF

NWF October 27, 2009 From restaurant table to the law courts to hospital rooms, students at the University of New Hampshire (UNH), the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), and Georgetown Law are all checking up on the health …

Buildings Get a Breath of Fresh Air with CO2 Sensors

10/13/2009 // By Guest Author

When it comes to energy use in buildings, emphasis is often placed on saving electricity by turning up the thermostat when running the A.C., or setting the thermostat a little lower when the heat is on. With the heating, ventilation, …

Five Questions: Coordinating Multiple Campuses in their Sustainability Efforts

10/13/2009 // By NWF

October 13, 2009 Matthew St.Clair is the sustainability manager for the University of California’s Office of the President, leading sustainability efforts across the UC system. He talks to Campus Ecology about what makes his job unique and the politics of …

Let It Rain!

10/13/2009 // By NWF

NWF October 13, 2009 LaGrange College’s director of campus services got the harsh news in 2007 as severe drought gripped the Southeast: no more outdoor watering. Watering plants may seem trivial in a drought, but not at LaGrange, which like …

Shop Class Saves Electricity

9/29/2009 // By NWF

NWF September 29, 2009 Energy is no longer being wasted by lights left on at the Kwantlen College Polytechnic University’s Cloverdale campus (BC, Canada) thanks to a simple, yet effective tool: the light switch. The LEED Gold building that houses …

Master Planning for Sustainability

9/29/2009 // By NWF

NWF September 29, 2009 Call it a sign of the times. For decades, sustainability initiatives in higher education were conceived and executed through grassroots, bottom-up efforts, from sustainable investments to campus recycling programs. But as stakes and publicity rise, and …

Land Grant Universities Tilling Old Soil with New Methods

9/15/2009 // By Guest Author

Washington State University (WSU) and Cornell University are two of the large, landed schools leading the way in the advancement of alternative models of agriculture. With the establishment of university farms, academic programs, and scientific research projects, organic and sustainable …

Hot and Steamy: Ground-Source on Campus

9/15/2009 // By NWF

NWF September 15, 2009 In true necessity-is-the-mother-of-all-invention fashion, the folks at the College of Southern Idaho (CSI) have added innovation to innovation as they’ve expanded their 1979 ground-source heating system to accommodate an ever-expanding campus. “We started off with 5 …

Five Questions: Getting More Out of an Urban Garden Than Vegetables

9/15/2009 // By NWF

September 15, 2009 Columbia University’s campus garden started as a student-only project, but now reaches out to a local housing project and other members of the neighborhood. The project is intended to improve the cityscape, provide healthier food for community …

Turning Tides: Generating Energy from the Sea

9/15/2009 // By NWF

NWF September 15, 2009 If grant funds and the enthusiasm for hydrokinetics keep flowing, soft rolling ocean waves and the gentle pull of the tides may start providing electricity for coastal homes and businesses, or possibly entire cities. Hydrokinetic technologies …

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