Articles: Tag: Sustainability

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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Allegheny’s Creek Connections to Host Two Regional Symposiums

Creek Connections will host its 24th annual student research symposium on Friday, April 5, in the Henderson Campus Center at Allegheny College, and community members are invited to view students’ project displays beginning at 10:15 a.m. Creek Connections is an outreach program of Allegheny College that brings hands-on, inquiry-based education about watersheds to students ranging

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Allegheny Professor Receives Grant to Help With Sustainable Community-Based Forestry Project in Africa

Dr. Nicole Gross-Camp, a visiting assistant professor of environmental science and sustainability at Allegheny College, has received a grant from the United Kingdom’s Darwin Initiative in conjunction with the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh in Scotland to make forest management sustainable in Tanzania. The $469,000 grant will support the project participants over the course of three

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Profitability is the Key to Sustainability, Scholar Says

The key to future abundant renewable energy is finding a way to generate and distribute that energy in a profitable and sustainable way, scholar and author Jeffrey Ball told an audience at Allegheny College on Tuesday night. Ball, a former newspaper reporter, said his experience reporting on and researching renewable energy policy has shown him

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