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Clark U. profiled in Princeton Review 2014 ‘green colleges’ guide

By Melissa Lynch

Clark University is one of the 332 most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S. and Canada, according to The Princeton Review. The University is included in the education services company’s just-released “The Princeton Review's Guide to 332 Green Colleges.” Published April 17, a few days before the April 22 celebration of Earth Day, the... »

Old Clark University OneCards find a musical new life as guitar picks

By Melissa Lynch

Members of the Clark University community are always finding creative ways to recycle just about everything. Clark’s OneCard’s Office recently started recycling old Clark OneCards into guitar picks. Business Manager Paul Wykes had the idea after he bought his son a guitar pick maker for Christmas in 2012. This past year, his son received... »

Students work toward a more sustainable Clark University

By Melissa Lynch

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... »

Clark Composts! wins MassRecycle ‘Best Student Effort’ award

By Jane Salerno

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... »

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

By Melissa Lynch

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... »

Clark University MBA program gains int'l ranking in sustainability

By Jane Salerno

The Clark University Graduate School of Management (GSOM) MBA program is ranked 17th in the world in the Corporate Knights Global Green MBA Survey announced today (Sept. 23). The survey provides the definitive annual list examining how universities are faring at integrating sustainability into the academic experience. “We are very happy to receive this... »

Clark is first Mass. school to commit to ‘real food’ purchasing

By Melissa Lynch

Clark University President David Angel has signed a pledge that the university will have 20 percent “real food” by 2020. This commitment is part of a national campaign coordinated by the Real Food Challenge, an organization that works with colleges and universities across the country to shift spending in cafeterias toward more locally produced,... »

Clark named in Princeton Review’s 2013 guide to top ‘green colleges’

By Melissa Lynch

Clark University has been recognized by the Princeton Review as one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the United States and Canada, joining the ranks of outstanding universities and colleges nationwide that are leading the “green” movement through their own special programs and initiatives. Clark is included in the just-released, fourth edition of the... »

Geographer briefs media on fire activity in a changing climate

By Jane Salerno

 Several Clark University scientists present research at AGU annual meeting Christopher A. Williams, assistant professor at the Graduate School of Geography at Clark University presented two invited talks and participated in a NASA-sponsored media briefing on “Fire in a Changing Climate and What We Can Do About It,” at the American Geophysical Union’s 45th... »

Clark University receives statewide award for recycling programs

By Jane Salerno

Clark University’s outstanding achievement in recycling and waste reduction was recognized by MassRecycle, a statewide recycling coalition of individuals, governments, businesses, institutions and non-profits, at an awards ceremony Nov. 13, in Boston. MassRecycle’s 17th annual competition is divided into categories; last year Clark Dining Services placed first in the state for eating establishments. This... »