Candace Burkhammer ’21 played a key role in bringing beehives to the Allegheny College campus, building on previous work by student researchers. Candace’s passion for beekeeping began with an internship — and ultimately became the topic of her Senior Comp.
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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
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?”
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
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,
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
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
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
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,
Allegheny College Participates in Better Buildings Challenge — New Program Announced by President Obama
Dec. 2, 2011 — Allegheny College is among only seven colleges and universities nationwide to join the Better Buildings Challenge announced today by President Barack Obama.