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Campus Green Teams
Imprint, by Basma Anabtawi, Ashley Csanady, Monica Harvey, Brendan Pinto, David Yip
June 1, 2007
Waterloo, Canada. "...Green Roofs Over Waterloo (GROW) is a group at the University of Waterloo with a focus on promoting sustainable building design and increasing local and campus environmental awareness. It functions under the help and direction of the University of Waterloo Sustainability Project (UWSP)...GROW aspires to influence the incorporation of green roofs into newly built infrastructure on campus. GROW is driven by the great benefits of cleaner air and a more naturally diverse university campus. We are now looking to inspire change at an administrative level on the sustainable (or more specifically, not-so-sustainable) state of the school buildings and actions of the operations staff, said Jenna Van Draanen, a health studies student and member of GROW..."
Some hope from HOPES
Grist Magazine, Posted by Kif Scheuer
April 26, 2006
Eugene, OR. "...These students are way ahead of the curve when it comes to thinking and talking about environmental-design issues. Conference panels ranged from "Are buildings meant to last?" to one on Portland's Urban Growth boundary that brought together policy makers, developers, and designers. An all-day design charrette was held to design a garden learning center for a local high school. There were also hands-on workshops on green roofs and natural building..."
Students look beyond BioTown
Monticello Herald Journal, by Kevin Howell
April 26, 2006
Monticello, IN. "...The concept also included using green roofs where certain grasses and other vegetation could be grown on roof tops. Green roofs are already in use in some areas like Chicago to slow rain runoff, and to help insulate buildings for both heating and cooling. It not only slows rain water that would otherwise pour into sewers, but the green matter helps filter out contaminants..."
From Black to Green
The Mac Weekly, by Emily Howland
March 31, 2006
St. Paul, MN. "...Plant life will grow to new heights on campus this spring when a pilot green roof project will be implemented on top of the fishbowlthe link between Turck Hall and Doty Hallon Apr. 14. A group of five members of MacCARES, the environmental student organization on campus, will grow plants on top of the fishbowl to reduce storm water runoff and save the college money by improving roof insulation..."
Modern-day homesteader leads 'green' life on University Park campus
Penn State Live, by Staff
February 23, 2006
University Park, PA. "...Lettero, who has been homesteading for nearly two years at the site, lives in a yurt, a small, lightweight wooden structure based on a traditional Mongolian design. The circular hut, about 13 feet in diameter, gives him about 144 feet of living space. It was constructed in about two days by students who created a "living roof" complete with..."
University students tackle poverty in socially responsible business plan challenge
uwnews.org, by Nancy Gardner
February 22, 2006
Seattle, WA. "...Stephanie Renzi, a UW graduate student studying international Chinese studies, said her experiences working and studying in Beijing allowed her to witness China's environmental degradation and experience its ill effects on public health. She and her teammates have proposed a plan to combat air pollution in Beijing through the design and installation of "green roofs," or growing plants on roofs that help cut back on unhealthy levels of carbon dioxide..."
Auburn Student ASLA Chapter Contributes to Green Roof Campaign
LANDOnline, by Staff
February 21, 2006
Washington, D.C. "The Auburn University Student ASLA Chapter has announced it will make a $500 contribution to support the ASLA green roof project, putting the total cash contributions raised to date for the project over $94,000. The chapter also challenged student chapters across the country to join them in support..."
U chips in to keep green
Minnesota Daily, by Angela Gray
February 1, 2006
Minneapolis, MN. "...Kristen Nelson, professor in the forest resources depart-ment, said her students have focused on tree planting and rain garden development on the St. Paul campus. There are a lot of cleanup and recycling projects, she said. Lately several students have been trying to get the U involved with green roofs. Chris Guevin, operations and project coordinator for Housing and Residential Life, said his department is proactive when..."
Student Research Blossoms into Living Roof on Hamerschlag Hall
Carnegie Mellon Today, by Bruce Gerson
November 8, 2005
Pittsburgh, PA. "Four years ago three students in Carnegie Mellon's Sustainable Earth Club decided to take matters into their own hands. Through a small undergraduate research project they created a buzz on campus to replace the deteriorating south wing roof of Hamerschlag Hall with an environmentally friendly green, or living, roof..."
Hamerschlag Hall pioneers green roof technology
The Tartan Online, by Christine deBriffault
October 3, 2005
Pittsburgh, PA. "Over the past 15 years, Carnegie Mellon has increased its efforts to preserve the environment. They have adopted a formal recycling policy and have been holding public awareness events like the annual Energy Fest. CMU's most recent project, in collaboration with Green Practices, is the Hamerschlag Hall Green Roof. The addition to the building is an example of using earth-friendly technology to solve an earth-threatening problem..."
Green Roof Project at UCF Testing New Energy Performance Strategy
The Energy Chronicle, by Staff
Orlando, FL. "The University of Central Florida's Student Union is the test site for an innovative research project that has built and is now monitoring a new roof with plant media and drainage systems that allow a layer of vegetation to grow on it. The project is being led by UCF's Stormwater Management Academy. FSEC was brought in by the state's Department of Environmental Protection to team with the campus researchers to study the energy impacts of the green roof..."
FSEC Works With Campus Researchers on New "Green Roof" Project
Florida Solar Energy Center, News Release
June 5, 2005
Orlando, FL. "A stormwater demonstration project on the roof of the newly expanded Student Union building on the University of Central Florida (UCF) campus is giving FSEC researchers the opportunity to explore some new areas of building energy efficiency..."
New Green Roof at Student Union an Early Success
News & Information, by Chad Binette
May 17, 2005
Orlando, FL. "Dune sunflowers, coral honeysuckles and blanket flowers are beginning to blossom on the roof of the Student Union expansion at the University of Central Florida. The plants were installed during the last few weeks on a 1,600-square-foot green roof that is projected to cut the expansions energy costs by about 50 percent and extend the life of the roof from 20 to 50 years. The rooftop garden also will reduce storm-water runoff and pollution and make the high-profile building more attractive, project leaders said..."
Club works to make U roofs greener
mndaily.com, by Jason Juno
March 7, 2005
Minneapolis, MN. "A University student group is working to make some campus roofs green. The Environmental Studies Club received a grant from the Beautiful U Day Committee for soil to be used on a green roof project..."
Sustainable Students seeks continued success
the tartan online, by Mark Egerman
October 12, 2004
Pittsburgh, PA. "... Interestingly enough, Sustainable Students origins date back to an EARTH meeting from three years ago. A small group of students met to discuss the construction of a green roof for Hamerschlag Hall. Green roofs are living systems that use soil and vegetation to reduce energy costs and improve water..."
2004 Fellowships, Campus Ecology
National Wildlife Federation
Grant Period: February 2004 through December 2004
Reston, VA. "National Wildlife Federation's (NWF) 2004 Campus Ecology fellows are building upon the efforts of 50 alumni fellows from 24 states across the country. With projects ranging from composting to green roofs and biodiesel to reuse and recycling, the fellows are partnering with campus and community members to advance initiatives toward a sustainable future..."
Students Tim Carter (UGA), Reid Coffman (OSU), and April Ipock (NCC) are among fellows dealing with greenroof designs.
Growing trend: 'Green' idea taking root
OnlineAthens, by Lee Shearer, October 3, 2003
Athens, GA. "Students strolling on the University of Georgia's South Campus may have seen something odd this week: a truck pouring dirt on a low-lying roof connecting UGA's Science Library and the Boyd Graduate Studies Research Center.
There was a good reason, said UGA graduate student Tim Carter: the beginning of a ''green roof'' - a roof with living things growing in a layer of soil..."
Tim Carter, UGA PhD. Student and Greenroofs.com Student Editor with Amble Johnson on the Boyd Graduate Studies Greenroof, photo by Allen Sullivan, Athens Banner-Herald Staff
Temple gets $50,000 for horticulture plan
Reporter online.com, by Beth Cohen, Staff Writer
October 6, 2003
Temple University, PA. "A horticulture professor at Temple University Ambler is researching ways to double the life of an average shingle or blacktop roof reduce its maintenance costs and prevent leaking..."
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