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Philosopher Randall Curren considers why sustainability matters

Philosopher Randall Curren considers why sustainability matters

July 10, 2017

In his new book Living Well Now and in the Future: Why Sustainability Matters Curren argues that the core of sustainability is the “long-term preservation of opportunities to live well.”

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University students, youth farmers collaborate for food justice

University students, youth farmers collaborate for food justice

April 3, 2017

Students enrolled in a new course in Food Justice & Social Practice combine urban farming, food security, and socially engaged art.

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Wilson Quad goes dark for Earth Hour

Wilson Quad goes dark for Earth Hour

March 23, 2017

When the clock strikes 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 25, iconic international venues such as Times Square, the Sydney Opera House, and the Taj Mahal all will become dark. So, too, will the River Campus’s Wilson Quad.

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Data science for a better planet

Data science for a better planet

February 24, 2017

One of the first Rochester students to graduate with a BA in data science, Ulrik Soderstrom ’16, ’17 (MS) is combining his love of math and computers with a passion for environmental sustainability and renewables.

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First-of-its-kind study examines Great Lakes methane

First-of-its-kind study examines Great Lakes methane

January 6, 2017

There is very little data on the methane levels in the Great Lakes, the world’s largest collection of freshwater. Early last spring, earth and environmental sciences professor John Kessler invited five undergraduate students and a master’s degree candidate on a research venture designed to change that.

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Heading home, feeling hungry

Heading home, feeling hungry

December 9, 2016

When you head home for winter break, what are you hungry for? Dani Douglas ’17 poses the question to four of her classmates, and provides links to recipes for these home-made favorites.

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What was ‘unprecedented’ about Paris climate agreement?

What was ‘unprecedented’ about Paris climate agreement?

October 31, 2016

Andrew Light, a climate change policy expert and a philosopher, explains why the Paris Agreement is a breakthrough in climate change diplomacy, as this month’s Humanities Center Lecture Series continues its focus on the environment.

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Green milestones of note mark 2015-16 year

Green milestones of note mark 2015-16 year

April 22, 2016

Every day the University has an eye toward making tomorrow even better through sustainable contributions in recycling and waste reduction, ecology, energy, hazardous materials, construction, power plant operations, and purchasing, as well as groundbreaking research to improve the global environment.

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University earns Silver rating for sustainability efforts

University earns Silver rating for sustainability efforts

April 19, 2016

The University’s initiatives and research in sustainability have earned a STARS Silver Rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). The program is the most widely recognized framework in the world for reporting information related to a college or university’s sustainability performance.

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