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.
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.
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.
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:
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.