SU Launches Zimride Ridesharing Program
Syracuse University has launched Zimride, a new ridesharing program aimed at providing transportation options and benefits for students, faculty and staff. A goal of the program is also to help to reduce the University’s carbon footprint.
The private service connects potential drivers and passengers easily, helping to make carpooling an easier option. Cornell University and Ithaca College are among the area colleges and universities enrolled in the network. Read more…
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Students Shape Carrier Dome Rain Capture Project
Sustainability at Syracuse University is a collaboration between our educational mission and campus operations. One such exciting collaboration has been focusing on collecting rain water from the 7-acre roof of the Carrier Dome for use in flushing toilets during Dome events. Project manager Jack Osinski of Campus Design, Planning, and Construction welcomed the participation of engineering and design students, and their input has shaped the project for the better.
Communications Design students Tierney Latella and Sam Proctor worked with outside consultants from Environmental Design and Research to find effective ways of communicating to Dome visitors about the rain water project. As a result, the students will see their mural design gracing the walls of the Dome restrooms, and their simple but effective logo of water dripping from an SU “S” pipe will appear throughout the Dome and on other rain capture projects around campus.
Engineering Senior Matthew Mitch got involved in the Dome rain capture project as part of a senior design course. His team, “Otto’s Army Corps of Engineers,” took on the task of creating their own design for the system. “The Dome is a huge icon on campus and by using it as an example of SU’s dedication to sustainability it can change the way students think about sustainability,” says Mitch.
Students Form Sustainability Organizations on Campus
For Elizabeth Kahn, being president of Students of Sustainability at Syracuse University is not just a campus commitment. A few weeks ago, Kahn spent her weekend in Washington, D.C., with 12 other students in the organization to protest the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline.
She raises her voice so that others might understand what she is so passionate about.
“The word sustainability flies over people’s heads. They hear it, but don’t know what it means,” says Kahn, a junior advertising major Read more…