Posts Tagged ‘ Connecticut College ’

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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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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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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RecycleMania hits Connecticut College

Feb 12th, 2012 | By

For the seventh year in a row, Connecticut College is participating in RecycleMania, a recycling competition that promotes waste reduction at colleges and universities across the country.

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.

ConnCollege students help Coast Guard cadets build nesting boxes for endangered roseate terns

Nov 22nd, 2011 | By

Armed with drills, hammers and scissors, Connecticut College students recently spent an entire Saturday helping cadets from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, officials from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and members of Audubon Connecticut build 200 nesting boxes for endangered roseate terns. The boxes will replace those that were destroyed during Tropical Storm Irene

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Geothermal system will heat and cool new Science Center | Connecticut College

Aug 16th, 2011 | By

The energy in the ground underneath the Green is going to heat – and cool – the new Science Center at New London Hall. It’s one of several energy-saving technologies being incorporated into the building.

CT College awarded $200k grant to develop environmental justice curriculum

Jul 21st, 2011 | By

With a new grant to revolutionize the environmental justice curriculum, Connecticut College faculty will help students better understand their place in the world and the responsibility they bear to their neighbors.

Connecticut College makes list of top green colleges

Apr 24th, 2011 | By

Connecticut College has earned a spot on The Princeton Review’s “Guide to 311 Green Colleges,” an annual guidebook saluting the nation’s most environmentally responsible green colleges. “This honor recognizes Connecticut College’s long history of environmental leadership and commitment to sustainability,” President Leo I. Higdon Jr. said. “As the College moves into its second century, we

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Experts to discuss smart growth at Connecticut College March 4-5

Mar 1st, 2011 | By

Experts from around the country will gather at Connecticut College to discuss the environmental and social implications of smart growth at a two-day conference March 4-5.