Articles: Tag: Sustainability

Two Allegheny College Alums Provide Clean Energy To Appalachia

For over a decade, Laura Nagel ’07 and Dan Conant ’07 have relentlessly contributed to clean energy in West Virginia by providing a full-service solar development and installation service known as Solar Holler.  The idea for the company started as Conant’s Senior Comprehensive Project, which proposed that clean energy needs to come to communities where

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Allegheny College Students and Faculty Member Honored as 2023 Campus Sustainability Champions

The prestigious Pennsylvania Environmental Resource Consortium 2023 Campus Sustainability Champions honor was bestowed to Allegheny College student London Dejarnette, Solar Pilot Team, and Environmental Science & Sustainability Assistant Professor Matt Bethurem. This honor recognizes students, faculty, administrators, staff, student organizations, and non-student organizations of Pennsylvania schools who have made meaningful contributions to sustainability on their

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Allegheny College Recognized by U.S. Department of Energy

It’s not every day that Allegheny College director of sustainability, Kelly Boulton ’02, receives an invitation to meet a cabinet member of the President of the United States. When the request came for her to attend a summit hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy, she was thrilled.   Boulton attended the event in Washington, D.C.,

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Allegheny Student Receives Statewide 2023 John Laudadio Conservation Leadership Award

Allegheny College senior Katherine Brozell will be honored with the 2023 John Laudadio Conservation Leadership Award by the Pennsylvania Federation of Sportsmen and Conservationists (PFSC). The award, named in memory of Pennsylvania State Rep. and former PFSC President John Laudadio, is given in recognition of a young adult demonstrating a commitment to Pennsylvania conservation and

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Allegheny College Students Propose Public Art in Meadville To Highlight French Creek

Students in a fall 2022 environmental science and sustainability (ESS) junior seminar at Allegheny College have developed proposals for educational art — including benches, murals, and sculptures around Meadville — to showcase French Creek and its importance to the region.  Building on an idea suggested and researched by Allegheny Director of Sustainability Kelly Boulton ’02,

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Allegheny College Students and Alumna Collaborate on Autism Nature Trail for Pymatuning State Park

Recreational activity should be accessible to all, but it can be challenging for those with autism or developmental disabilities due to sensory overload, restricted behavior, and unpredictable surroundings. In response, a group of Allegheny College students sought opportunities to improve recreational access by developing a feasibility plan for an autism nature trail at Pymatuning State

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Allegheny College Students Investigate Unique Climate Action Solutions as Interns for Second Nature

Two Allegheny College students spent this past summer learning about creative solutions to combat climate change during their internships with Second Nature, a nonprofit organization working to accelerate climate action in higher education. Beatrice Foley ’24, an environmental science & sustainability (ESS) major with a history minor, and Victoria Balboa ’23, a double ESS and

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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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