Local teachers learn about indigenous values for sustainability education

Prof. Phil Arnold, Religion, heads up curriculum development under an EPA grant.…

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Biologists look at Climate Change effects on grasses

An international research team is involved in long term study in England.

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Success in Spreading Sustainable Materials Management Practices

Students celebrate completion of Stewardship Program

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EarthFest!

Over 1000 people attended this year's EARTHFEST.

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Student Digital Sketchbooks: POWER ENERGY CLIMATE

Students contribute to crucial decisions which determine our energy future.

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FLINT: Water+Pipes+Lead

Congressman Dan Kildee speaks candidly about the drinking water crisis

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SU Receives EPA Grant for Curricular Development on Haudenosaunee Cultural Values and Ecological Knowledge

SU Receives EPA Grant for Curricular Development on Haudenosaunee Cultural Values and Ecological Knowledge

Phil Arnold, Religion, and Rachel May, Office of Vice President for Sustainability Initiatives, are co-PIs on an EPA EE project using the Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving Address to teach traditional and scientific ecological knowledge and gratitude toward the natural world. Link to the project here. Read the SU News story about the project here.

Carbon Standards such as Clean Power Plan have Economic Benefits

Carbon Standards such as Clean Power Plan have Economic Benefits

Nearly all U.S. regions stand to gain economic benefits from power plant carbon standards that set moderately stringent emission targets and allow a high level of compliance flexibility, according to a new study co-authored by Charles Driscoll, University Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the College of Engineering and Computer Science, as a project of the Science Policy Exchange.
The study published in PLOS ONE analyzed the anticipated health co-benefits of a power plant carbon standard that would achieve a 35 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions by 2020 through cleaner fuels, energy efficiency, emissions trading and other measures. In a previous study, the researchers projected that approximately 3,500 premature deaths and hundreds of heart attacks and hospitalizations would be avoided in the U.S. each year as a result of this carbon standard. In this new study, the researchers calculated the economic value of those health co-benefits for the nation as a whole by county. Then they compared those benefits to costs that they projected for 14 commonly used power grid regions to estimate net benefits by region. Read more.

Student project competes at Clinton Global Initiative University Conference

Student project competes at Clinton Global Initiative University Conference

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Pictured above are Jannatulmawa Mizan, Aerospace Engineering ’19, Jezrel Sabaduquia, Information Management and Technology ’19 and Yue Yun (Mindy) Zhu, Pre-Med ’19

Project S.C.I. (Sustainability, Creativity and Innovation) is a start-up environmental protection and S.T.E.M. education global initiative that seeks to improve waste management at the Syracuse University campus while benefiting the local community of elementary school students. First, our team will collect plastic bottles and cans at campus residence halls. To encourage college students to participate and recycle, we will introduce a points-based competition between the living communities where there will be a reward for the winner. Second, the bottles and cans will be sterilized and taken to a local elementary school where our S.T.E.M. volunteers will teach young students (ages 9-12) how to build model airplanes. We will encourage students to be creative by adding their own spin and introduce them to the foundations of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics at an elementary level. With this hands-on workshop, we hope to inspire these young students to pursue their passions and interests and provide a fun and interactive learning experience. Lastly, after students build model airplanes, we will organize art shows where we will sell the models along with a photo and a short story of the student who built it and profits will be donated back to fund their education. With our global initiative, we not only seek to improve waste management on campus by creating an interactive recycling process but also inspire younger students in the local community to follow their passion through creativity and innovation. Read SU News article.
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