Articles: Tag: Environmental Science

Soil to Plate: Students Present Sustainable Agricultural Research

Where does your food actually come from? First- and second-year environmental science and sustainability (ESS) students at Allegheny College wanted to know. But, even more, they wanted to understand how to make agriculture sustainable for all.  Those students — enrolled in the spring semester in the Soil to Plate: World Food and Agriculture course —

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Senior Comp Challenges Common Misconceptions of Tarantulas

Allegheny College student Megan Collins ’22 is hoping to disprove misconceptions about one of the most widely feared but misunderstood creatures — the tarantula.  As an environmental science & sustainability major and psychology minor, Collins says the goal of her Senior Comp is to create an environmental education program about tarantulas to help people become

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Allegheny College Students and Faculty Member Receive Prestigious Statewide Honor as Campus Sustainability Champions

The Pennsylvania Environmental Resource Consortium has honored Allegheny College students Ashlynn Peachey and Molly Tarvin and Environmental Science & Sustainability Professor Eric Pallant as 2022 Campus Sustainability Champions. The program recognizes students, faculty, administrators and staff, as well as student and non-student organizations, of Pennsylvania colleges and universities who have made meaningful contributions toward environmental

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The Dirt on Allegheny College’s DIRT Experiment

Walking through Bousson Experimental Forest reveals towering trees, small streams, occasional glimpses of white-tail deer, and frequent cries of songbirds. Yet we usually give little thought to what lies underfoot. To most, it’s just dirt. But forest soils are critically important in climate change investigations. Forests absorb enormous amounts of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide,

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Allegheny College to Host Fifth World Symposium on Sustainable Development at Universities

Allegheny College, one of the nation’s oldest and most innovative four-year colleges where multidisciplinary learning breaks the conventional mold, will host the Fifth World Symposium on Sustainable Development at Universities (WSSD-U-2022), June 16–17, 2022. This year’s symposium focuses on “Educating the Sustainability Leaders of the Future” and will contribute to development of this fast-growing field.

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Allegheny College Community Collaborates on Two Projects To Enhance Trees on Campus

Tree by tree, the Allegheny College community is working together to create a positive, lasting impact on campus trees. The Resilient Forest Plan is led by Christine Scott Nelson ‘73 Professor of Environmental Science and Sustainability Eric Pallant, Director of Sustainability Kelly Boulton ‘02, and Director of Physical Plant Joe Michael.  The project was boosted

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Senior Investigates the Environmental Effects of Road Salt in Crawford County

Together, Pennsylvania and New York use 1,215,660 tons of road salt each winter to melt snow and ice. Allegheny College student Mary Allen ’22 used her Senior Comprehensive Project to examine the negative impact of road salt on the environment — and to explore more eco-friendly alternatives to help keep travelers safe.  “I am extremely

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Two Allegheny Students Serve as Panelists For Pittsburghers Against Single-Use Plastic

Earlier this year, Allegheny College students Rachael Pieto ’23 and Megan Swing ’22 shared insights as panelists during a virtual event hosted by Pittsburghers Against Single-Use Plastic (PASUP). PASUP’s mission is to create awareness on the effects of single-plastic, support individuals or groups against single-plastic, and advocate for sustainable solutions.  Allegheny’s Director of Sustainability, Kelly

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Allegheny College Student Honored with Statewide John Laudadio Conservation Leadership Award

Allegheny College senior Bailey Kozalla will be honored with the 2022 John Laudadio Conservation Leadership Award by the Pennsylvania Federation of Sportsmen and Conservationists (PFSC). Named in memory of Pennsylvania State Rep. and former PFSC President John Laudadio, the award recognizes a young adult who has demonstrated a commitment to the conservation effort in Pennsylvania. 

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