Tag Archive for Sustainable Clark

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.…

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…

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…

Clark University MBA program gains int’l ranking in sustainability

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 recognition.…

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

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, sustainably…

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

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 Princeton…