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All News tagged "sustainability"

Kathryn Gardner at Columbia University

First Custom-Designed Major Graduates Still Making Their Own Paths

None of the more than 70 possible majors available to Drexel undergraduates was quite the right fit for Kathryn Gardner, until she enrolled in the new Custom-Designed Major program in 2011. Two years later, Gardner is one of the program's first two graduates.

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Drexel Study Shows Longline Fishery in Costa Rica Kills Thousands of Sea Turtles and Sharks

The second-most-common catch on Costa Rica’s longline fisheries in the last decade was not a commercial fish species. It was olive ridley sea turtles.

Drexel Smart House Team Advises TEDxDrexelU on Creating Sustainable Events

Students from Drexel University’s Drexel Smart House (DSH) team have been invited to serve as green consultants on the TEDxDrexelU event on October 5, in order to lessen the event’s environmental footprint.

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Drexel Students’ Concept Takes Them to Paris Design Competition

Alexa Forney, a junior product design major in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, and Greg Yeutter, a junior majoring in electrical engineering in the College of Engineering with a minor in product design, recently created a concept for installing wind power solutions in urban settings.

Imbesi garden

Drexel Student Designs Sustainable Urban Garden for Moore College of Art & Design

A “self-sustaining urban oasis” designed by Westphal student Alexandria Imbesi was recently implemented at Moore College of Art & Design.

Drexel Named a 2013 Green Power Champion

Drexel Named a Conference Champion In EPA’s College & University Green Power Challenge

Drexel has been named the 2012-13 Individual Conference Champion of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s College & University Green Power Challenge for using more green power than any other school in the Colonial Athletic Association.

Monkey Film Premieres in U.S., Encourages Biodiversity Protection in African Nation

Turtle biologists with digital SLR cameras may be on the verge of something extraordinary: Empowering a nation to save endangered monkeys and the idyllic island ecosystem they call home. The very unusual nature documentary the biologists produced will have its U.S. premiere at Drexel University on April 15.
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At LeBow, A New Focus on Sustainability

LeBow College of Business is preparing its students to excel in the eco-conscious business world, with new courses focused on sustainability.
Ureca, Bioko Island

International Co-op Experience Changes Senior's Career Path

Many fashion design students hope to visit Paris or Milan. Senior Amy Stoltzfus wanted something different. So, she went to Bioko Island.
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Walnut Hill Community Farm

Neighborhood outreach turned an old SEPTA lot into a community garden at 46th and Market streets. Some ingenuity from a group of freshman engineering students at Drexel University is helping to keep it sustainable. This summer, 11 students from a freshman design class in the College of Engineering took on the challenge of irrigating, tilling and heating the farm in order to allow for year-round growing.


Drexel Receives First LEED Certification for Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building

The biowall, a 75-ft. high wall of plants, serves as a biological air filter, demonstrating Drexel’s longstanding commitment to sustainability and progressive research.

Robert Stokes

What I'm Reading: Robert Stokes

DrexelNow checked in with Stokes to find out why he picked up The Neighborhood Project: Using Evolution to Improve My City, One Block at a Time by David Sloan Wilson.