By Nicholas Hampton

UConn to attend UN Climate Change Conference despite Trump’s actions

UConn to attend UN Climate Change Conference despite Trump’s actions

University of Connecticut staff and students will be attending a third United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP 23) in Bonn, Germany on Saturday Nov. 11 for seven days, according to Sarah Munro, the Sustainability Program Coordinator for the Office of Environmental Policy (OEP).

COP 23 will focus on advancing the goals of the Paris Agreement and its guidelines, according to the United Nations website.

President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement will not greatly impact U.S. involvement at the climate meeting, Munro said.

The UConn Co-op's legacy lives on with scholarship opportunity

The UConn Co-op's legacy lives on with scholarship opportunity

Undergraduate students of all semesters still have time to apply for a $5,000 scholarship offered by the UConn Co-op Legacy Fellowship Program. The scholarship will fund a summer project, according to Melissa Berkey, the grants program coordinator in the Office of Undergraduate Research.

UConn works to protect local streams

UConn works to protect local streams

UConn received a grant for its first green roof project in 2007, located on the Gant Science Complex, Dietz said. According to the research of Bruce Gregoire, a graduate student at UConn at the time, and Dr. John Clausen, a professor for the UConn Department of Natural Resources, the project proved to be effective in capturing 51% of rainwater.