Students and Nature

College of the Atlantic Aims for the Triple Bottom Line

When businesses go green, they do it for reasons ranging from profit and good PR to reliable supply chains and genuine concern for the environment. Examples of individual companies taking …

University and Utility Partnerships in California Lower Emissions

As schools become greener, they are finding a need to reach out to their surrounding communities to manage transportation and supply networks, develop and renovate neighborhoods, and┬ásource cleaner energy. In …

Let’s Keep Our Kids Out and About!

Whether it was picking daisies, camping with my scout troop or sledding down snowy hills with my family, I know that many of my childhood outdoor experiences were critical in …

The 5 Senses Game

The ocean: playful, powerful, mysterious. What kid isn’t intrigued by its crashing waves and salty tang? Hello Ocean is a sense-tingling read-aloud, whether your family is anticipating a trip to …

Tulane and Yale Structures Earn Top Ten Green Building Awards

The American Institute of Architects’ COTE (Committee on the Environment) recognizes 10 high-profile and environmentally sensitive buildings each year, and for 2008 chose two university buildings to highlight in its …

MU Researchers Find that Submerged Oak Trees Store Carbon 2,000 Years Longer

The role that forests play in climate conditions is vast and complex, including conversion of carbon dioxide into oxygen, stabilization of coastlines and open terrain, shade provision, and the reflection …

Utah government joins universities in switching to 4-day workweek

Until recently, most considered their commute to be nothing more than a necessary evil, if they considered it at all. But rising gas prices, air pollution and the awareness of …

Chasing Clean Fuel in the Lab

The idea of an efficient, clean-burning, sustainable fuel that could power everything from cars to commercial skyscrapers is a seductive one. Currently, many world-class research labs and over 200 small …

UC-Irvine’s “Shut the Sash” Campaign Counts Inches to Save Energy

At the University of California-Irvine, an inch or two matters to the Green Campus Program. In fact, the program’s interns and volunteers spend a lot of time canvassing the campus …

Outdoor Kids: New Experiences

Rebecca Cohen found a great way to beat the heat–she and her sons plunged into a swimming hole!

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