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Great Lakes, Raw Sewage, New Jobs and You

2/23/2009 // By Jennifer Janssen

How are the Great Lakes, raw sewage, new jobs and you related? Well, this week, National Wildlife Federation supporters like you are in our Capitol asking our leaders to restore the Great Lakes. That means saving them from every lake’s […] Read more >

Remodeling the Commercial Kitchen at Kendall College

6/19/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

A quick scan through your house reveals a few truths about the energy costs of your appliances. In many homes, the most constant energy drain comes from the direction of the kitchen, where the fridge is on all the time, […] 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 >

Round-Up from the Chronicle of Higher Education

6/9/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

Several posts over at the Buildings & Grounds blog have caught our eye recently for their focus on environmental initiatives on campus. Part of The Chronicle of Higher Education‘s site, this frequently-updated blog covers architecture, design, new technologies and construction, […] 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 >

Oberlin Students Test Drive Sustainable Living

5/26/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

Today’s New York Times profiled the SEED house at environmental all-star Oberlin College. SEED stands for Student Experiment in Ecological Design, and unites eight students in a practical laboratory of sustainable living. As these students have learned more about the […] 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 >

An Ounce of Prevention: Conserving Water Resources on Campus

3/12/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

Most universities that are developing climate teams and renewable energy task forces are doing so in the name of prevention: preventing future over-dependence on fossil fuel reserves, creating their own power/heating sources to prevent blackouts, reusing as much waste material […] Read more >

Water Conservation Tips

2/12/2008 // By Danielle Brigida

I don’t think I need to emphasize how important water is. However, I do want to say that with the number of issues we are facing we aren’t paying enough attention to what makes up 75% of our bodies. The […] Read more >

Bush Administration Goes Green?

2/4/2008 // By Kristin Johnson

That’s right folks. For only the 12th time in its entire history, the Environmental Protection Agency has decided to use the veto process to kill an Army Corps of Engineers project. Dead in the water is the Yazoo Pumps, a […] Read more >