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Purer Water, Smarter Students–AASHE 2008

11/13/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

As a warm-up to this year’s AASHE conference, I toured Duke University with a group of other sustainability professionals, starting with the swamp. I imagine most campus visitors don’t immediately get dragged out into the marsh, but the interest on […] Read more >

Get People Back on the Land for Health and Peace –AASHE 2008

11/11/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

In the space of an hour, Vandana Shiva, physicist and agricultural activist, managed to connect the oil and human labor inputs required by modern agriculture, the nutritional deficit of monocrops, the dangers of species loss, the moisture depletion of agro-chemically […] Read more >

Preserving habitats on campus

6/12/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

Being part of National Wildlife Federation, those of us at Campus Ecology talk a lot about wildlife habitats. Not only are we invested in maintaining biological diversity and preserving the migration paths of plants, birds, butterflies and animals, we also […] Read more >

Stream Restoration at Appalachian State U.

5/27/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

This underwhelming waterway is known as Kraut Creek to residents of Boone, NC, who remember the days when a local sauerkraut factory sent its runoff downstream, polluting air and water alike. Now that the factory is long gone, a group […] Read more >

Hillsborough Community College Collects Rainwater, Strives for Gold LEED

5/16/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

Hillsborough Community College is going for gold: Gold LEED, that is, at a new campus in Tampa Bay’s SouthShore community. Constructed with recycled steel, outfitted with efficient daylight-monitoring lights, and bordered by a lagoon to collect rainwater for irrigation and […] Read more >

Is it possible to be energy efficient in hot summer weather?

7/13/2006 // By Kristy Jones

Of course! There are several ways to save energy and keep cool during the summer. When leaving home in the morning close the blinds and curtains part way to keep the sun out and keep the house cool. Avoid using […] Read more >

A Walk in the Park

6/20/2006 // By NWF

NWF’s mission is to inspire Americans to protect wildlife for our children’s future. The National Park Service was created to preserve natural resources. So it would be logical to assume that the park service and NWF have similar interests. And […] Read more >

Get Outta Here Invasives!

5/9/2006 // By NWF

Having just relocated to Virginia from Juneau, Alaska, I have to admit that I know next to nothing about the invasive species present here. In Alaska, the worry is that Atlantic salmon, mollusks from New Zealand, or crabs from China […] Read more >