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Hydrogen: Just a Lot of Hot Gas?

1/13/2009 // By NWF

Peter Lehman drives up the California coast in Humboldt State University’s new hydrogen car, emblazoned with the words “Hydrogen Powered” on the sides. “If it didn’t say so, you wouldn’t know it’s a hydrogen car,” says Lehman, director of Humboldt …

The Best and Worst in 2008: Campus Highlights and Lessons for the New Year

12/30/2008 // By Julian Keniry

With presidents leading the way, campuses shifting to solar energy, record level participation in national education campaigns and students turning out en masse to vote, 2008 was a banner year for campus sustainability. To sustain this momentum in the coming …

Under Pressure: Holiday Breaks Prove a Good Time to Check Tires

12/30/2008 // By NWF

Without realizing it, most students are arriving to school with less than the recommended amount of pressure — tire pressure, that is. According to a 2007 survey by the Rubber Manufacturers Association, 85 percent of drivers fail to properly check …

Student Teams Lead Green Technology Research

12/30/2008 // By NWF

The P3 Award, an EPA-sponsored competition that seeks to benefit people, prosperity, and the planet, is harnessing the enthusiasm and research power of students to get green innovations out into the market. Now in its sixth year, the P3 Award …

Ground-Source Heat, from Lipscomb to Yale

12/9/2008 // By NWF

This story is the third and final of a series that explores various types of ground heat mining and their campus applications. Also see Universities Lead the Charge to Mine the Heat Beneath our Feet, and The Heat Movers.  -Ed. …

Training the Workforce for Renewable Energy

12/9/2008 // By NWF

It seems that every day, another college introduces solar panels to campus or finds new ways to conserve energy. As administrators turn away from each glistening new turbine, rubbing their palms in glee, the realization sinks in:  now what? “Some …

If a Green Bus Drives but Nobody Rides, Is It Still Green?

12/9/2008 // By NWF

As the largest employer in Georgia’s DeKalb County, Emory University has a lot of weight on its shoulders. Carbon dioxide weight, that is. After all, metro Atlanta commuters – 84 percent of whom drive alone – spend more on gas …

Real Food Challenge connects over 300 schools, engages students

11/25/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

“Uniting students for just and sustainable food” is the motto of the Real Food Challenge, a network of students and activists working to bring ethically-produced, environmentally-sustainable food to campuses. This fall, a national campaign engaged students at more than 300 …

Green screen: Using less energy to power campus supercomputers Green screen: Using less energy to power campus supercomputers

11/25/2008 // By NWF

Choosing computers over paper may seem like a straightforward way to reduce environmental impact, but before you run off to recycle your files, save everything to a hard drive, and cancel your supply orders, you should remember that ever more …

Open-Window Policy at Colorado College is a Breath of Fresh Air

11/14/2008 // By NWF

  At Colorado College, a private liberal arts institution in downtown Colorado Springs, academic study follows “the Block Plan.” Students pursue single subjects in full-time, three-week blocks, not multiple subjects in traditional 14-week semesters. The intensive scheduling promotes active student …

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