December 12th marks the five-year anniversary of the world coming together to sign on to the Paris Agreement, and Allegheny College is marking the moment by committing to a national mobilization for a clean energy economy and centering their own operations in pursuit of climate action. In doing so, Allegheny College joined over a thousand
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September 2nd 2020
The PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center has honored Allegheny College and other higher-education institutions in the Commonwealth for achieving key energy sustainability goals. The Policy Center issued its report in August as part of the nationwide survey of “America’s Top Colleges for Renewable Energy 2020: Who’s Leading the Transition to 100% Renewable Energy on Campus?”
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Allegheny College President Hilary L. Link has been appointed to the Climate Leadership Steering Committee of the Presidents’ Climate Leadership Commitments. The steering committee is the chief oversight body of the Presidents’ Climate Leadership Commitments, signed by presidents of higher education institutions that are taking action on climate change and preparing students through research and
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July 29th 2020
During a normal summer on the Allegheny College campus, work-study students would be busily tending to the lush and productive organic garden adjacent to Carr Hall, known as the Carrden. But in summer 2020 — with almost no students on campus — the daily tasks of pruning, weeding and harvesting have fallen on Kerstin Ams,
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July 1st 2020
Allegheny College has been honored with the 2020 Western Pennsylvania Environmental Award, recognizing its 13-year program to achieve carbon neutrality on campus, becoming only the eighth college in the U.S. to realize this goal. The Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards are presented annually by Dominion Energy and the Pennsylvania Environmental Council to local organizations that demonstrate
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April 27th 2020
An Allegheny College student environmental organization, two individual students and the College’s garden manager have been recognized by the Pennsylvania Environmental Resource Consortium (PERC) as 2020 Campus Sustainability Champions. The Campus Sustainability Champion title is awarded annually to students, faculty, administrators and staff of Pennsylvania colleges and universities who have made meaningful contributions benefiting social,
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Allegheny College President Hilary Link is featured among 50 influential leaders commemorating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and calling for transformative action to protect the planet. The 50 Voices for the Planet initiative by the Earth Day Network launched on March 3. A new video is unveiled each day, counting down to 50 years of
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Allegheny College recently became the first college or university in Pennsylvania — and the eighth in the United States — to achieve carbon neutrality, according to Second Nature, a national organization committed to accelerating climate action in, and through, higher education. A carbon-neutral institution first reduces its operational carbon footprint and then balances remaining emissions
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January 30th 2020
Allegheny College professor Beth Choate spent her winter holiday break touring Israel and visiting universities and other institutions of higher learning to find out more about how Israeli researchers are thinking about sustainable behaviors and methods that spark change. What she took away from the trip was “amazing stories of sustainability as a result of
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August 8th 2019
If you venture into the Erie National Wildlife Refuge east of Meadville as the summer winds down, you’ll likely come across eight well-fed goats who are gorging themselves on non-native plants and savoring every bite. They probably won’t even notice you staring at them as they chew. The goats were brought in for the summer
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