Tag Archive for sustainability

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.…

Clark University student researchers receive Marsh-Mosakowski NOAA Fellowships

Three Clark University students have been named 2014 Marsh-Mosakowski NOAA Fellows. They soon will embark on summer internships to conduct ecological research alongside esteemed scientists in New Jersey, Seattle, and Hawaii. The George Perkins Marsh Institute and the Mosakowski Institute for Public  Enterprise, in partnership with NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), introduced the students during a luncheon/reception…

Students work toward a more sustainable Clark University

Strategies to “green” Clark University, ranging from planting “edible landscaping” to divesting in fossil fuels, formed the theme of final team projects in The Sustainable University course taught by Jennie Stephens, associate professor of environmental science and policy in the Department of International Development, Community, and Environment. The student teams made their proposals at a…

Clark Composts! wins MassRecycle ‘Best Student Effort’ award

Clark Composts!, an innovative compost collection program under way in Clark University student residence halls, was recognized as “Best Student Effort” in MassRecycle’s 18th annual state-wide competition, receiving the award on Nov. 6 at the Hanover Theatre in Worcester. From its beginning as a student-designed pilot in 2011, Clark Composts! has evolved into an institutionally-supported practice…

Awards presented at Graduate School of Geography conference

A giant, walk-in globe, an art/science exhibit, a quiz bowl, awards and – of course – presentations of academic research, speakers and workshops were all part of the New England-St. Lawrence Valley Geographical Society (NESTVAL) 2013 Conference, hosted by the Graduate School of Geography at Clark University on Oct. 18 and 19. This year’s conference drew…

Clark University partners with National Grid on Sustainability Hub in Main South

Clark students will help area residents assess their energy use On Friday, Oct. 18, Clark University and National Grid celebrated the grand opening for the National Grid Sustainability Hub, a 2,200 square-foot facility at 912 Main Street that offers innovative energy solutions through hands-on demonstrations of “smart” meters, interactive displays on smart grid technologies and…