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The renovated greenhouse space. Photo credit: Scott Dunham.

Drexel Opens Community Greenhouse in Stratton Hall

Students, faculty and professional staff can sign up to grow plants on campus, with the University providing everything but the seeds for use.
During his Global Research Symposium presentation “Snails Over Time,” Paul Callomon, manager of the Academy of Natural Sciences’ Malacology Department, showed a snail shell that has been partially dissolved.

2021 Global Research Symposium: International Solutions for A Global Crisis

The University’s “Climate Year: Global Research Symposium” brought together Drexel faculty and international partners to present and discuss ways of studying, addressing and combatting climate change.
The University's Climate Year logo over a background of flowers on campus.

Drexel Added to University Climate Change Coalition

The University will work with partner North American institutions of higher education to address and advance climate action through research, partnerships and other collaborations.
Plastic bag and film recycling bin at Drexel University.

New Plastic Bag Recycling Bins Provided on Campus

Drexel University’s Real Estate and Facilities partnered with the Fresh Grocer supermarket to provide two recycling bins on the University City Campus for plastic bags and plastic film.
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Report: Fossil Fuel Industries - The Goliath of Climate-Related Lobbying Efforts, Spent Billions

A new study by Drexel environmental sociologist Robert J. Brulle, PhDshows that between 2000 and 2016, lobbyists spent more than two billion dollars on influencing relevant legislation in the US Congress. As the first peer-reviewed, comprehensive analysis ever conducted of climate lobbying data, Brulle’s research confirms the spending of environmental groups and the renewable energy sector was eclipsed by the spending of the electrical utilities, fossil fuel, and transportation sectors.

photo credit, U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Will People Eat Relish Made from ‘Waste’ Ingredients? Drexel Study Finds They May Even Prefer It
 

A new Drexel University study found strong potential for consumer acceptance of a new category of foods created from discarded ingredients.

A dish from the Food Lab's food-waste training.

Drexel University Food Lab Gathers Chefs to Fight Food Waste

In collaboration with the James Beard Foundation, Drexel’s Food Lab brought together some of the best food minds in the city for a day of training to minimize waste, including a series of student-created dishes incorporating the theme.
Students will create dishes using a new flour created from vegetable by-product.

Drexel Food Lab Students Vie for Top Spot in Cooking Competition Using New Dried Vegetable Blend from Baldor Specialty Foods to Combat Food Waste

Students from the Drexel Food Lab in Drexel University’s Center for Hospitality and Sport Management will be serving up a series of unique dishes before a panel of judges this Friday to see which recipe all incorporating a new flour created from vegetable by-product has the most potential appeal to consumers. The contest, sponsored by corporate partner Baldor Specialty Foods, a leading northeast produce distributor, was devised as part of a larger company initiative to combat industry-wide food waste, a program they call SparCs (“scraps” spelled backwards).
Legal and illegal logging increased more than 600 percent in Ghana during a 15-year period. Photo credit: Nicole Arcilla.

As Demand for African Timber Soars, Birds Pay the Ultimate Price

A new study co-authored by scientists at Drexel University reveals the devastating impact of illegal logging on bird communities in the understory layer of Ghana’s Upper Guinea rain forests, one of the world's 25 “biodiversity hotspots."

New Book Argues that Social Sciences Are Critical to Climate Conversation

According to the new book “Climate Change and Society: Sociological Perspectives,” engaging the social – and not just natural – sciences in the climate conversation is essential for effecting large-scale change. Edited by environmental sociologists Robert J. Brulle, PhD, a professor in Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences, and Riley E. Dunlap, a professor at Oklahoma State University, the book breaks new ground by presenting climate change as a thoroughly social phenomenon, embedded in behaviors, institutions and cultural practices.

The scene on Lancaster Walk for the Drexel Earth Day Block Party. Photo courtesy of Hanbit Kwon Photography.

In Photos: Drexel Celebrates Earth Day 2015

Drexel held its annual Earth Day Block Party last week, the culmination of events across the University that highlighted sustainable living and the environment.
Tomatoes are among the products that can be had through the Delaware Valley Farm Share at Drexel. Photo by Plutor.

Drexel Location for Farm Share Benefits Local Growers

A convenient pick-up location at the Drexel Recreation Center opens up the possibility of participating in a farm share for the University community.