Sustainable UConn

By Rich Miller

How our values about the environment, clean energy, and social responsibility are greening the Husky Blue. Rich Miller is director of the Office of Environmental Policy.

A Rebuilding Year for UConn’s Recycling

Boosting on-campus recycling will require practical measures, such as relabeling bins, and better awareness of single-stream recycling. continue reading
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Weathering the Storm

Bought a generator recently? Stocked up on groceries ahead of a storm? Then you’re practicing a form of adaptation. continue reading
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Global Warming: The Conversation We Need to Have

The recent frigid weather in the U.S. and a 2013 increase in polar ice do not change the basic physics of global warming, says climate scientist Anji Seth. continue reading
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Going Green with Darker Skies

There’s been a bit less light in the evening sky behind Field House this fall, thanks to new ecofriendly lamps at the Sherman Complex. continue reading
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Suddenly it Happened: Answering the Call for Climate Leadership

Two UConn environmental leaders applaud President Obama’s hoped-for stand on climate change. continue reading
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Environmental Month: Strong Finish to a ‘Sustainable UConn’ Year

With another busy spring semester now behind us, let’s look back at the sustainability events of April, the last full month of the semester, also known as “Environmental Month” here at UConn and elsewhere across the country. UConn organized and hosted a series of events throughout April for the second annual installment of Climate Impact… continue reading
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Come Join UConn’s Earth Day Celebration!

April is Environmental Month at UConn, with a variety of programs and activities dedicated to bringing attention to issues related to climate change and sustainability at the Storrs and regional campuses. The Office of Environmental Policy plays a leadership role in this effort and is proud to support the efforts of our student groups, including… continue reading
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Stretching UConn’s Water Budget, Part II

Our previous post began to describe UConn’s record of water conservation over the past seven years, in the context of an ongoing Environmental Impact Evaluation aimed at helping the University and the Town of Mansfield select an additional source of drinking water supply for long-term growth. In that post we discussed water supply-side improvements, things… continue reading
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Stretching UConn’s Water Budget, Part I

As UConn and Mansfield envision our future over the next 50 years, it’s clear that an additional source of water will be required to meet the needs of both the town and the campus in the coming decades. Our shared goal is not just development, but sustainable development, of important proposed projects such as the… continue reading
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Climate ‘Turmoil’ Compels Action

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy framed it right during one of his many televised storm emergency and recovery de-briefings, which, by their frequency alone, have largely defined his administration to-date. Speaking this time in the wake of Nemo, the record-setting blizzard of 2013, he proclaimed that we are already experiencing the devastating effects of not… continue reading
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