Post Tagged with: "sustainability"

Earth Day events last a month at DU

University of Denver students celebrate 40 years of Earth Day with 30 days of events during the month of April. There will be a special day of events on Earth Day, April 22. Starting April 7th the “Why Should I Bother… ” campaign begins. The poster campaign will highlight reasons […]

Alums take a bite of premium granola biz

When they were seniors at DU, Maddy D’Amato (BA ’08) and Alex Hasulak (BSBA ’08) called on their fellow students to help them perfect their granola recipe, bringing samples to campus for their classmates to sample and evaluate. Two years later, the pair’s Love Grown Foods granola is on the […]

Transit grants to help campus ‘go’ green

Green ideas about getting the campus community to improve its use of mass transit, biking, walking, carpooling or telecommuting now have some “real green” attached to them. Four $500 grants are available for faculty, staff or student groups or academic departments who come up with the best plans for encouraging […]

DU a sustainability beacon for business community

More than 500 business people showed up at the Colorado Convention Center on Wednesday to talk about sustainability. Many of them heard the University of Denver held up as both a shining example and a guide to attitudes on Wall Street. The example part at the Sustainable Opportunities Summit came […]

University teams with National Renewable Energy Laboratory

The University of Denver is cranking up the power on renewable energy research, teaming in the past year with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) on projects that may someday help the United States run cleaner and more independently. Robert Noun, executive director for communications at NREL, told attendees at […]

Students help lead conservation on campus

If the best carbon offset is the carbon that isn’t used at all, then University of Denver students who live in residence halls have set the bar high. A fall-quarter competition among residence halls saw students reduce energy and water use across the board. Overall, students doing everything from turning […]

Professor’s site dedicated to solar talk

It’s Christof Demont-Heinrich’s dream to power his house and electric car with solar energy. In fact, the University of Denver assistant professor of mass communications and journalism studies is so passionate about powering cars and homes with solar energy, he built a Web site to spread information to anyone with […]

Sustainability advocate heads for even greener pastures

For James van Hemert, former director of the Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute, the grass isn’t just greener in British Columbia. The cheese is creamier, the bees are busier, the chickens are pluckier and the organic farm he plans to start will be more bountiful. After five years at DU […]

International security center opens at Korbel School

International security center opens at Korbel School

DU’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies will educate a new generation of international security specialists and diplomats at the SIÉ CHÉOU-KANG Center for International Security and Diplomacy, an addition to Ben Cherrington Hall that opened in August. The SIÉ Center will provide leadership training for SIÉ Fellows, a program […]

Engineer turns up the heat on energy costs

If anyone got a little hot under the collar at the University of Denver this past summer, it was for a good cause … and it was just the beginning when it comes to saving energy. DU Energy Engineer Tom McGee says turning up the temperature to 76 degrees — […]

‘E-cycling’ event to give electronics, old computers the boot

Ever wanted to get even with your cell phone, computer or TV? Here’s your chance. University Neighbors is sponsoring an “e-cycling” event at which you can discard pesky pieces of electronics while ensuring they are properly recycled. In the case of computer hard drives, you can even have them “degaussed” […]

Alum plays key role in solar power development

Martha Symko-Davies says that she “took a gamble” upon graduating from the University of Denver in 1997 with her PhD. As the first female graduate of the materials science program offered by DU’s Department of Physics, Symko-Davies had many doors open to her but decided to take a position with […]

DU scores high marks on green report card

The University of Denver hit the books last year on sustainability, and this month’s “Green Report Card” shows the rewards of hard work. The 2010 Sustainable Endowments Institute’s College Sustainability Report Card gives DU a B-plus grade, an improvement over last year’s B-minus. The higher grade stems from improvements in […]

DU’s Bridge Community Garden takes root

DU’s Bridge Community Garden takes root

Do you have SOLE power? DU does, now that the Bridge Community Garden is up and running. SOLE—an acronym used to denote food that is sustainable, organic, local and ethical—aptly describes the fruits and veggies grown in the garden, located across from Centennial Halls at 1819 S. High St. Members […]

Going Green: DU plans for carbon neutrality by 2050

Going Green: DU plans for carbon neutrality by 2050

Humans first learned how to release carbon into the atmosphere with smoky campfires at the dawn of time. Since then, if there’s one thing we’ve gotten truly great at, it’s producing carbon, more and more of it, stuffing our atmosphere with greenhouse gases and turning our planet into a hothouse […]