Articles: Tag: Sustainability

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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Students-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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Allegheny College Joins Over One Thousand Leaders Across the United States Affirming Commitment to Global Climate Action on the Fifth Anniversary of the Paris Agreement 

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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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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