Articles: Tag: Sustainability

EPA Recognizes Allegheny College for Largest Green Power Use Among NCAC Schools

April 26, 2016 — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recognized Allegheny College as a 2015-16 Individual Conference Champion of the College & University Green Power Challenge for using more green power than any other school in the North Coast Athletic Conference. Allegheny has taken top honors for the past five years. Since April 2006,

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Creek Connections to Showcase Waterway Research by Local Students

March 29, 2016 – Creek Connections will host its 14th annual Pittsburgh area student research symposium on Friday, April 8 at YMCA Camp Kon-O-Kwee in Fombell, just west of Zelienople. Community members are invited to view students’ project displays from 9 to 11 a.m. at the camp. Guest speakers at this year’s symposium will be

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Allegheny College Senior Jared Balik Receives Honors for Environmental Research

March 23, 2016 — Jared Balik, a senior at Allegheny College, has been awarded a General Fund Award of $1,000 from the Society for Freshwater Science. The award can be used to contribute to his research in aquatic sciences. Balik will receive his award during the endowment reception for the Society for Freshwater Science. The

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Environmental Science Professor Eric Pallant Awarded Second Fulbright Award

March 15, 2016 – Eric Pallant, the Christine Scott Nelson Professor of Environmental Sustainability and chair of the Department of Environmental Science at Allegheny College, has been awarded a 2016-17 Fulbright award to the United Kingdom. Pallant, who teaches a class at Allegheny titled “Soil to Plate,” an interdisciplinary survey of food production around the

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Allegheny College Continues Focus on Strong Local Food System Through Author’s Talk and Panel Discussion

Feb. 12, 2016 – Allegheny College will host a talk by Ben Hewitt, author of “The Town That Food Saved: How One Community Found Vitality in Local Food,” on Friday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. in the college’s Ford Chapel. The event will focus on how communities can work together to develop a strong food

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Allegheny College Year of Meadville Events to Focus on Developing Strong Local Food System

Jan. 13, 2016 – Beginning Monday, Jan. 18, Allegheny College will host a community reading series in preparation for a talk by Ben Hewitt, author of “The Town That Food Saved: How One Community Found Vitality in Local Food.” Small reading groups will discuss Hewitt’s best-selling book, with free copies of “The Town That Food

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Two Exhibits at Allegheny College Art Galleries Examine the World’s Most Crucial Commodity: Water

Oct. 27, 2015 – The art galleries of Allegheny College will open two related exhibits on November 3: “Water Water Everywhere: Paean to a Vanishing Resource,” curated by Jennifer Heath, and “Water: Elemental, Mutable, Essential,” co-organized and curated by Heather Brand and Amara Geffen. An opening reception will be held from 7 to 9 p.m.

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Allegheny College Among 85 Colleges Showcased in National Wildlife Federation Guide to Green Landscapes

Oct. 8, 2015 — Allegheny College is among 85 colleges showcased in the National Wildlife Federation’s new guide “The Campus Wild: How College and University Green Landscapes Provide Havens for Wildlife and ‘Lands-on’ Experiences for Students.” The guide highlights how colleges and universities are playing a dynamic role in protecting wildlife and restoring habitats in

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Allegheny College Students to Conduct Local Food Survey in October as Part of Community Wellness Initiative

Sept. 24, 2015 — Two classes at Allegheny College will pilot a food survey of local residents between 1 and 6 p.m. during the month of October. The survey is part of the Community Wellness Initiative, a collaborative effort to improve wellness in the Meadville community. Students working in teams of two or three will

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Sierra Club Again Counts Allegheny College Among America’s “Coolest Schools”

Aug. 25, 2015 – The Sierra Club, the nation’s largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization, has again listed Allegheny College among the top colleges and universities in the nation for green initiatives, institutions that the Sierra Club calls “America’s coolest schools.” Allegheny jumped dramatically in the rankings this year, from #110 last year to

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