LEAF through the new student environmental magazine!

SU and ESF students create magazine for "Leaders, Environmentalists, Activists, and Futurists."

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SU Geologist receives NSF CAREER grant

Dr. Christopher Junium studies how marine communities respond to climate change

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Meet “Geocuse”!

SU Geography students create a resource for budding geographers.

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Campus as a Laboratory

Red Cup Project Targets Party Culture and Waste

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“Beautiful in every season”

Waverly Rain Garden offers environmental, aesthetic, research, and social justice benefits

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SOS Mural

Students of Sustainability transform the neighborhood.

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Syracuse University News

Syracuse University News

University Kicks Off 2015 RecycleMania Competition

Syracuse University kicked off its 2015 RecycleMania Collegiate Recycling Competition on Feb. 1. RecycleMania is a nationwide event that raises awareness about reducing waste and increasing recycling.

Last year, RM_logo_2015more than 6.3 million students and staff in 50 states, the District of Columbia and Canada participated in RecycleMania. During the eight-week campaign, over 89 million pounds was recycled or composted. This is equivalent to preventing the release of 126,597 metric tons of carbon dioxide.

“Every time people recycle they are extending the usefulness of something that has already served a purpose. When an item is recycled, a new product is produced using the recycled material, versus having to use new material to create the same item, preventing pollution and destruction of virgin material like trees, metals and other raw materials from earth’s natural resources,” says Melissa Cadwell, marketing manager of the University’s Sustainability Division. Read more…

SPOTLIGHT

SPOTLIGHT

Students’ Award-Winning Project Reduces Energy Consumption and Pollution on Campus

By investigating uncomfortable temperatures in Maxwell Hall, four engineering students have helped reduce the building’s overall energy usage, pollution, and cost of heating. Their efforts have provided Maxwell’s occuMaxwellpants with a cozier learning environment and have created an estimated savings of more than $12,000 a year and 525,000 pounds of steam for the University.

Students Enrica Galasso ‘15, Jillian Burgoyne ‘14, Ryan Milcarek ‘14, and Mark Seibel ’15 took aim at the problem after gathering tips from the University’s Energy Systems and Sustainability Management group about buildings on campus that felt cool or overheated to occupants. The team weighed their options and ultimately decided that they could have the biggest impact in Maxwell Hall. Read more…