UConn is celebrating Campus Sustainability Day on Oct. 22, 2014.
Rich Miller, director of the Office of Environmental Policy, says the University is committed to leadership in campus sustainability.
“From the Office of Environmental Policy, our thanks to the countless students, faculty, staff, senior administrators, and other stakeholders throughout the University community for the vital role you play in our success,” he says. “We’re proud of the many initiatives and accomplishments that have earned UConn a top 10 ranking in both the Cool Schools and GreenMetric World University ratings for each of the past three years.”
Read the latest Sustainability Progress Report.
Here are a selection of recent UConn Today posts featuring the latest sustainability news, green initiatives, new research, and student endeavors.
New lights to be installed this winter will drastically reduce energy consumption and costs at the arena.
A UConn student team has won a $15,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency in the first phase of the national P3 competition.
The Institute for Community Resiliency and Climate Adaptation will develop best practices for managing the risks from extreme weather events.
A new statewide program integrates sound forest management and research to reduce the damage caused by extreme weather.
A UConn researcher’s new study finds no evidence that wind turbines negatively affect home prices or sales.
Law professor Joe MacDougald discusses a recent Supreme Court decision challenging the EPA’s authority to regulate power plant emissions.
UConn biology professor Robin Chazdon is leading an international research project on tropical forest regeneration.
UConn’s Center for Clean Energy Engineering and Fraunhofer Center for Energy Innovation, and Technion Israel’s Grand Technion Energy Program, are advancing sustainable energy research.
Student researcher Emily McInerney ’15 (CAHNR) is studying the emission of methane from wetlands.
UConn students marked Earth Day 2014 with a range of activities to promote environmental awareness.