Celebrating the “From the Ground Up” Project

Syracuse University’s School of Architecture to celebrate the achievements of the “From the Ground Up” project: a design competition that promotes the construction of single family green houses in the Near Westside neighborhood of Syracuse, Ny. Join the School of Architecture on November 10 to celebrate LEED certification of three of these houses:

TED at 621 Otisco St. (Platinum LEED certification)

LIVE WORK HOME at 317 Marcellus St (Platinum LEED certification)

R-HOUSE at 623 Otisco St. (Gold LEED certification)

 

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Students Promoting Sustainability

Today the Daily Orange featured a story on Emma Edwards, a freshman policy student major, who held the first meeting for a student sustainability group on Thursday. Although not yet registered with Syracuse University, their meeting attracted students from a variety of disciplines across the campus. Read the full article here.

Upcoming SU Student Sustainability Club:

December 1, 2011
6:30 – 7:30 pm
Hall of Languages 205.

Contact: Brooke Wears, bkmorley@syr.edu, 315-443-4005

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Building a Passive House

A Behind-the-scenes look at the construction of a Passive House as part of the “From the Ground Up” project: a design competition to construct innovative single family green houses. The competition is sponsored by Syracuse University’s School of Architecture¬†and the Syracuse Center of Excellence, and has been implemented in the Near Westside Neighborhood of Syracuse.

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What’s Up with that House?

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Catching the Transitions in Evolution

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Psychology of Global Warming

Here is a new study that bears reading for those trying to communicate climate change issues to the public, from the American Meteorological Society.

Psychology of Global Warming

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Green PLUS

Here is an interesting note about a college in California that has gone beyond simply reducing its carbon footprint. As is often the case, smaller colleges can be more nimble in creating carbon savings. Still, this is pretty impressive.

Green Plus

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“Bad Science” blog

This is a blog of the UK’s Guardian newspaper and it often contains provocative analysis of how science is communicated to the public. So check out this latest posting:

“Science Spin”

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Scientists respond

Over 200 of the world’s best scientists have written an open letter defending the work of climate scientists and decrying the attacks on the field. They also try to regain the public’s trust. It’s worth a read, as published in SCIENCE and downloaded by The Guardian news site:

Open Letter from Climate Scientists

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April 26, 2010 State of Environmentalism

Many who work on sustainability and climate change are dismayed by the turn in public attitudes twoards these issues. Here is a more reasoned take, from Riley Dunlap, Gallup environmental scholar, thanks to SU’s Steve Brechin.

“Environmentalism Endures, with Less Consensus”

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