Topic: Sustainability

University on track to meet sustainability goals

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University on track to meet sustainability goals

September 13, 2018 0 comments

The University is on track to meet its goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 42 percent below 2007 levels by 2020, according to Stephen Porder, assistant provost for sustainability and associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology.

The Hyundai Visionary Challenge invites students to submit research in an effort to promote smart mobility. The competition’s themes include biology-inspired mobility and digital phenotyping.

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Hyundai, University tackle research challenge

September 13, 2018 0 comments

On Sept. 10, the submissions portal for the Hyundai Visionary Challenge opened exclusively to University students, alums and teaching faculty members.

Corporation approves new site for performing arts center

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Corporation approves new site for performing arts center

June 2, 2018 0 comments

The Corporation approved the new performing arts center site between Angell and Olive Streets, following controversy surrounding the previously proposed site.

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Paxson initiates new climate change task force

April 27, 2017 0 comments

President Christina Paxson P’19 announced plans to create a task force to address environmental concerns in University business and investment practices

Composting to be implemented campus-wide by fall 2016

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Composting to be implemented campus-wide by fall 2016

April 19, 2016 0 comments

As of the fall 2016 semester, the University will have implemented composting programs across all dining halls.

“You can’t manage what you don’t measure,” said Chris Powell, chair of the Sustainability, Strategic Planning and Advisory Committee. The committee emphasized energy data analysis in its interim report.

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Committee proposes data-based energy saving strategy

April 25, 2013 0 comments

The University’s 10-year strategic plan may include the report’s recommendations.

Starting this semester, compostable salad containers are offered as an alternative to plastic bowls at the Blue Room and Josiah’s.

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Dining Services adopts eco-friendly bowls

March 11, 2013 3 comments

The compostable containers follow other sustainability initiatives by Dining Services.