sustainability

2019 InCEES Summer Interns Announced

By Courtney Chazen on April 9, 2019 in News

For the third year in a row, InCEES will oversee a 10-week Summer Research Internship program for Washington University undergraduates. The program exposes students to hands-on research in a lab or field-based setting. Additionally, it is an opportunity for students to further their interest in r...

Yuan-Chuan Tai, PhD, associate professor of at Washington University School of Medicine, working in the Plant Imagining Lab in East Building of WUSM.

Development of imaging technology to improve bioenergy crops

By myralopez on June 27, 2016 in Climate, News, Plants

In the face of impending global climate change one of the greatest challenges will be maintaining a sustainable supply of renewable energy. It’s clear that new approaches to produce climate resilient plants are desperately needed. Working jointly to develop new research tools to accelerate the br...

St. Louis Earth Day

By myralopez on June 24, 2016 in

The St. Louis Earth Day Festival is a premier destination for the public to learn about a wide-range of environmental issues including, sustainable products and services offered by local businesses and organizations. Participants can meet area non-profits that share Earth Day values, catch local ...

St. Louis Earth Day Festival

By myralopez on June 24, 2016 in

The St. Louis Earth Day Festival is a premier destination for the public to learn about a wide-range of environmental issues, including  sustainable products and services offered by local businesses and organizations. Participants can meet area non-profits that share Earth Day values, catch local...

Big Rivers & Local Water Issues

By myralopez on June 20, 2016 in

As part of Webster University’s summer lunch and learn series Alicia Lloyd of the Missouri Coalition for the Environment will discuss “Big Rivers & Local Water Issues.” Click here for details. The event is FREE and box lunches will be provided. RSVP here. Parking is available in Garden ...

16th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth Conference

By myralopez on May 19, 2016 in

The nation’s largest smart growth and sustainability event, the theme for the 2017 conference is “Practical Tools and Innovative Strategies for Creating Great Communities,” underscoring a stronger emphasis on implementation tools and strategies, and new technologies that will help communities NOW...

Green rehab: Making century-old brick buildings sustainable

By Public Affairs on May 3, 2016 in Energy, News, Sustainability

A six-percent upfront investment reduced energy consumption by 19 percent — and carbon emissions by 34 percent — in a pair of 100-year-old brick buildings. Add solar panels, and those numbers drop to 39 percent and 65 percent. These are among the findings of an ongoing experiment conducted by stu...