Tag Archive for sustainability

Clark University making composting commonplace around campus

Clark University Composts sticker

Clark University is making great strides toward reducing its environmental footprint by installing composting bins around campus, most recent in the Academic Commons at Goddard Library. This high-traffic campus location was previously equipped with recycling stations for plastic, metal, glass, paper, styrofoam, batteries and cardboard; however, Clark’s sustainability experts knew there was room for improvement.…

March 11 President’s Lecture: Water Scarcity: Threat or Opportunity?

pres lecture logo

David Goodtree, co-founder of the New England Water Innovation Network (NEWIN), will discuss “Water Scarcity: Geopolitical Threat or Technology Opportunity?” a free, public lecture presented by the President’s Lecture Series at Clark University, beginning at 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, in Razzo Hall in the Traina Center for the Arts on Downing Street. Goodtree is…

Major funders support George Perkins Marsh Institute research on coastal risks and climate-change adaptation

Flooding occurred in Waterford, Connecticut during Hurricane Sandy, October 2012.  (Maureen Fitzgerald/Town of Waterford,CT)

The vulnerability of coastal communities is gaining urgent attention in the face of climate change and devastating weather-related flooding and erosion. Clark University Professor of Economics Robert Johnston, director of the George Perkins Marsh Institute at Clark University, is leading vital research into the environmental and economic impacts of coastal hazards and adaptation along Northeast shores. Johnston’s research assesses the…

Clark innovators offer novel transportation solutions at Worcester incubator event

Clark University was well represented at the Art of Science Learning Worcester Incubator for Innovation event at Union Station, Jan. 22. From left are: Ph.D. candidate Moumita Dasgupta (BA ’10/MA ’12 physics), Christopher Markman (BA ’08 screen studies), Lisa Drexhage (MBA ’11 social change), Daniel Rees (BA ’09 geography/MA ’11 GISDE), Amanda Gregoire (BA ’10 government/MPA ’11), Robin Miller (working toward a dual MBA in business and Environmental Science & Policy, 2016), and Rosemarie Boulanger, who earned a BA in English and MBA in marketing at Clark and was observing the event in her role as a program committee leader with The Venture Forum.

Several Clark University graduate students took part in a special Worcester Incubator for Innovation Launch event on Jan. 22, at Union Station in Worcester. As Fellows in the Art of Science Learning program, the presenting teams offered novel solutions for some of Worcester’s transportation challenges. Two years ago, Worcester, Chicago and San Diego were selected by Art…

Clark geographer receives NASA grant to study the impacts of sea-ice thinning and retreat in the Pacific Arctic

Professor Karen Frey

Karen Frey, associate professor in the Graduate School of Geography at Clark University, in collaboration with researchers at the University of Washington, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL), received a grant from NASA for their project titled “Observing and understanding the impacts of…

Clark University spruces up Alden Quad

Enjoying the Alden Quad reception are (top row, from left) Rachel Hedgepath and Nina Walsh, and (bottom row, from left) Hannah Fox, Zoe Fishman and Sia Higa (all class of 2017)

This past summer, the Clark University Physical Plant team spearheaded a significant renovation of the Alden Quadrangle, the green space on campus that is surrounded by two residence halls and the LEEP Center. The project was prompted by an urgent need to replace and make more efficient an aging pipe system, as well as to take a relatively…

Community Thrift Store reopens in grand style to ‘Save, Grow, and Give. Together.’

Clark University President David Angel speaks before a ribbon-cutting event at the Clark Community Thrift store, Sept. 5.

A core of dedicated and passionate Clark students, with the enthusiastic support of the Clark administration and mentors, reopened the Clark Community Thrift Store in a new location and with a renewed mission: “Save, Grow, and Give. Together.” The not-for-profit, student-founded and student-run business serving the Clark and Worcester communities held a grand re-opening on Sept.…