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Thursday, April 30th, 2020

Champions for Sustainability

On Thursday, April 24th, the Pennsylvania Environmental Resource Consortium (PERC) announced the recipient’s of the 2020 Campus Sustainability Champion Award. “This award is given to students, faculty, administrators, and staff of PA colleges and universities who’ve made meaningful contributions benefiting social, economic and/or environmental sustainability on their campus, in their community, or in society at large.” And the winners are… Professor Mark Spiro: Professor of Biology at Bucknell “Mark Spiro has been active in Bucknell’s sustainability efforts for two decades. In addition to teaching Biology 150, “Plants, People, and the Environment,” he co-led the Landscape group for the 2008 Campus Greening Report and […]

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Monday, February 10th, 2020

The Weight of Green Initiatives on a Prospective Student’s College Choice

Prospective college students have a plethora of options in choosing a their higher education institution and there are many factors that weigh in on that decision. The most basic of these are of course probability of acceptance based on their grades, the availability of chosen programs and majors, and of course an ever-increasing worry of cost. But how do students factor in an institution’s commitment to green initiatives, if at all? The Need for Green The world’s climate and sustainability issues have steadily been coming to light. Awareness of these issues and the need for solutions is increasing each year. […]

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Monday, December 9th, 2019

Taking Action & Inspiring Change

For the second year, the Bucknell Center for Sustainability & the Environment has been fortunate to have an AmeriCorps VISTA housed in our Place Studies Program in support of the Coal Region Field Station to help take action in Coal Region communities that face food insecurity, poverty, and economic challenges. What is the AmeriCorps VISTA Program? AmeriCorps is a network of national service programs, made up of three primary programs that each take a different approach to improving lives and fostering civic engagement. Members commit their time to address critical community needs like increasing academic achievement, mentoring youth, fighting poverty, […]

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Friday, October 4th, 2019

14th Annual Susquehanna River Symposium: Healthy Rivers, Healthy Communities

Another year of the Susquehanna River Symposium has come to a close successfully. This year’s theme, “Healthy Rivers, Healthy Communities was carefully chosen for many reasons. Rivers provide a wide range of benefits to society. They provide jobs, and support key economic sectors, nurture social relations and spiritual well-being, and contribute to strategic goals such as food-energy-water security, poverty reduction and climate resilience. … over-exploitation of its ecosystems disproportionately affects the livelihoods of the citizens of its many river towns, now and for future generations. Bucknell feels that academic institutions play an important role in addressing these inequalities, environmentally, economically, […]

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