Articles: Tag: Sustainability

Allegheny College Student Expands Perspectives, Combines Academic Interests While Studying in Paris

Faythe Schulte ’23 spent the spring 2022 semester deepening her knowledge of French culture by interning for an architectural firm in Paris and enrolling in French architecture, literature, and art history courses. Equally important, Schulte says, was what she learned while walking the streets of Paris. “When you explore new places, you learn so much

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Two Allegheny College Graduates Awarded 2022 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships

Allegheny College alumni Kris Troy ’16 and Bella Petitta ’21 were awarded the prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship. The fellowship winners are provided with an annual stipend, a cost-of-education allowance of $12,000 to their graduate institution, and additional funding to support research. Previous awardees have gone onto distinguished careers as professors or

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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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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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Student-Faculty Research Evaluates Sustainable Impact of International Hydroelectric Project

Dams may provide an inexpensive source of renewable energy, but their construction comes at a cost: disrupting natural habitats, releasing greenhouse gases, and displacing communities. Allegheny College students took an active role in the international community by assessing a hydroelectric dam’s potential impact in the Republic of Georgia.  For over two years, stakeholders in the

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A Refill Revolution

Professor Beth Choate challenged her Allegheny College students to tackle the global issue of plastic waste at a local level. Knowing that 37 million tons of plastic waste are produced annually in the U.S., Choate encouraged students in her Research Methods class to investigate how often — and why — Allegheny students turned to single-use water bottles instead

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