landscape

Purer Water, Smarter Students–AASHE 2008

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

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, …

Preserving habitats on campus

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 …

Stream Restoration at Appalachian State U.

  |   May 27, 2008

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 …

Hillsborough Community College Collects Rainwater, Strives for Gold LEED

  |   May 16, 2008

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 …

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

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 …

A Walk in the Park

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 …

Get Outta Here Invasives!

  |   May 9, 2006

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 …

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