Sustainability

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Ball State U Explores Sewage Treatment Greenhouse

Ball State might bring European wastewater treatment and recycling technology to campus.

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The Green College and University: A Symbiotic Journey

Institutions of higher learning around the globe are turning green. They are embracing sustainability for many reasons, some of them economic, some of them because their student body and faculty are requesting it, and some of them just because it is the right thing to do. There is now even a “College Sustainability Report Card” (published by the Sustainable Endowments Institute) which lists those schools that have joined the green bandwagon and demonstrated a commitment to sustainability and is designed to give guidance to those institutions considering going green.

Charging Station at Temple University

Temple University (Pa.) is the latest campus to install Solar Dok picnic tables from EnerFusion. The tables, which are made from recycled plastic and cost $10,495 each (plus shipping), have built-in solar panels that provide a place to recharge numerous types of mobile devices while socializing.

Power Player

There were no ribbon cuttings to mark the opening of the largest fuel cell operating on any Northeast college campus. Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Central Connecticut State University President Jack Miller instead used a pair of wire cutters to snip a large power supply cord during a recent “power cutting” ceremony to recognize installation of the 1.4 megawatt fuel cell power plant.

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UConn, Yale, Greenest Campuses, Sierra Magazine Survey

Want to find a green campus in your own backyard? The University of Connecticut and Yale University were just named among the 10 greenest schools in the country, according to a Sierra magazine survey released Tuesday.

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End of Va. Tech trees leaves splintered feelings

About 15 people gathered on the edge of Virginia Tech's controversial Stadium Woods to commemorate the cutting of one of the forest fragment's several dozen large oaks, some of which are estimated to be more than 300 years old.

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Purdue Power Plant Changes Near Final Approval By State

A $33 million plan to cut coal use and improve power across Purdue University’s West Lafayette campus is nearing final approval from the state.

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Money Helps Miss. Colleges Cut Energy Usage

Mississippi's eight public universities will share in a $725,000 Department of Energy grant to develop programs to reduce energy consumption 20 percent by 2020.

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Gilbane Awarded $98 Million Science Facility by The Ohio State University

Gilbane Building Company has been selected to provide construction management services for OSU’s new Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Chemistry Building

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