Articles: Tag: Sustainability

Allegheny College Honored for Achieving Renewable-Energy Milestone

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 Appointed to Presidents’ Climate Leadership Commitments Steering Committee

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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Allegheny’s Carrden Is Still Flourishing Despite Fewer Gardeners

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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Allegheny College Receives Western Pennsylvania Environmental Award

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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Allegheny Students, Garden Manager Honored for Sustainability Work

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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Video: Allegheny President Hilary Link Featured Among “50 Voices for the Planet”

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 Becomes First College in Pennsylvania, Eighth in Nation to Achieve Carbon Neutrality

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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Israel Sojourn Provides Inspiration for Allegheny Environmental Science Professor

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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Goats Come to the Rescue, Thanks to Allegheny Class Research Project

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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Allegheny’s Carrden Earns Certified Naturally Grown Status

A national organization has certified that produce coming from Allegheny College’s Carrden is grown without pesticides and herbicides and meets all organic agriculture standards. The Carrden and all its tasty produce sprouting near Carr Hall is now Certified Naturally Grown, and was certified as such in early June. A Saegertown-area certified organic farmer inspected the

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