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Connecticut College’s Steel House Wins Preservation Award

Apr 11th, 2014 | By

The Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation has taken notice of the tremendous effort of the college to transform its historic Steel House from a rusty eyesore into a useful building and model of sustainability. The Trust has selected the Steel House and Connecticut College for an Award of Merit, which will be presented in the

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2014: Maggie Jones ’85 recognized for commitment to conservation

Mar 19th, 2014 | By

Maggie Jones, who has served as executive director of the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center (DPNC) in Mystic, Conn., since 1992, will be honored with the Goodwin-Niering Center Alumni Environmental Achievement Award for more than 20 years of leadership in community environmental education and land conservation. The award recognizes, celebrates, and honors Connecticut College graduates who

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Sustainable Food Market Provides More Opportunities for Environmentally Friendly Shopping at ConnCollege

Nov 8th, 2013 | By

The Sustainable Food Market, which partners with Fiddleheads Co-op, provides the ConnCollege campus with sustainable food options. Items such as dairy products, fresh organic veggies and fruits, as well as packaged goods are brought from Fiddleheads to the market each Friday. Fiddleheads prides itself on only selling high-quality and organic food that was farmed in

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The Connecticut College Arboretum: A Bountiful Campus Resource, Nationally Recognized

Nov 1st, 2013 | By

This past summer, the Connecticut College Arboretum received national recognition by Nerd Scholar, a website concerning the intricacies of higher education, which called the College one of the ten colleges/universities that “invest in our nation with Programs that take the lead in land preservation and restoration.” Other colleges and universities that garnered recognition for their

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The Instability of Sustainability: Student apathy’s detrimental effects on sustainability initiatives

Sep 24th, 2013 | By

There are many environmentally-friendly initiatives on campus to make our community more sustainable. Many of our buildings are Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design certified; we have Sprout Garden which produces foods used in our dining halls and we have Sustainability Representatives who write grants for new programs. For more on this story, visit: The

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College Connecticut receives $40,000 grant for energy reduction program

Oct 23rd, 2012 | By

Connecticut College has received a $40,000 grant from the Dominion Foundation to establish a new learning program to help students reduce energy consumption at Connecticut College. The Dominion Higher Education Partnership is a competitive grant program for private and public institutions in targeted areas of New England. Read more: College Connecticut receives $40,000 grant for

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Pushing for Sustainability at Conn College

Sep 26th, 2012 | By

At Connecticut College sustainability means more than making the college environmentally friendly or simply implementing solar panels everywhere. Here, sustainability is about finding solutions to problems that encompass environmental, social and economic interests. Thanks to the Student Sustainability Grant Program launched by President Higdon last fall, many student initiatives have come to fruition. For more

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Connecticut College Studying Feasibility Of Arboretum Wind Turbine

Sep 7th, 2012 | By

A Triton Sonic Wind Profiler sodar system from Second Wind is in the midst of a year-long process of data collection on the outskirts of the campus. The system will determine whether there are enough sustained winds in the arboretum to make the installation of a wind turbine feasible. (ed note: Sodar systems are like

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Connecticut College opens $25 million new Science Center

Sep 1st, 2012 | By

Connecticut College opened its $25.3 million Science Center at New London Hall yesterday. The state-of-the-art Center is now home to the biology, botany and computer science departments. The project, largely funded through gifts to the College, included a complete renovation of New London Hall, the oldest building on campus; a 14,000-square-foot addition; and a complete

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Connecticut College biology professor wins grant to explore oil spill effects on Louisiana salt marshes

Jan 22nd, 2012 | By

With a $202,902 grant from the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative, Connecticut College biology professor Anne Bernhard will work with a team of researchers to explore the effects of the April 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the salt marshes that line the Louisiana coast. For more on this story, visit: Connecticut College : News

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The rest of us should take a lesson from ConnCollege Student Government Association

Dec 6th, 2011 | By

“Be it enacted, by the Student Government Association that Renewable Energy Fund monies from Academic Years 2011-12 and 2012-13 shall be approved for the purchase and installation of solar photovoltaic renewable energy generation at Connecticut College if and only if the newly installed combined generational capacity is 45kW or greater.”

Conn goes underground for new geothermal system

Nov 30th, 2011 | By

In a space on Tempel Green about two-thirds the size of a football field, Connecticut College is creating a subterranean showpiece for its environmental sustainability programs.