Environmental

UConn Extension brings awareness to pesticide restrictions on school grounds

The University of Connecticut Extension recently created a series made to bring awareness to pesticide restrictions on school grounds in Connecticut. UConn Extension educator Victoria Wallace said that the series was started following a major ban on pesticides in the state of Connecticut.

Sierra Club ranks UConn No. 5 cool school  

Sierra Club ranks UConn No. 5 cool school  

Sierra Club, the United States’ oldest influential grassroots environmental advocacy group, has created a list of “The Top 20 Coolest Schools” for the past 13 years to recognize the institutions that “engage with the environmental movement,” O’Reilly said. Out of the 282 schools that applied, UConn gained one of the top spots.  

Hey UConn! Where are our electric buses?

Hey UConn! Where are our electric buses?

These buses will have outlived their absolute maximum life span by 2020 and UConn will presumably be purchasing replacement buses — which should be electric buses, paid for by the grant. The grant also covers electric vehicle charging infrastructure. Accepting the $1.4 million is seemingly a no-brainer.

Speaker explains wetland restoration never as good as real thing

Speaker explains wetland restoration never as good as real thing

On Friday afternoon, faculty and students filled the room in the W.B. Young Building at the University of Connecticut to hear Kate Ballantine’s research findings on the irreplaceable environmental functions of natural wetlands and how restoration can attempt to bridge the gap.

UConn preserves wildlife on campus through woodland corridors, structural features

UConn preserves wildlife on campus through woodland corridors, structural features

The University of Connecticut has taken multiple steps to preserve local habitats in recent years. “A lot of UConn-owned land provides excellent habitat to a variety of wildlife species and UConn works to protect it,” Richard Miller, director of the Office of Environmental Policy, said.

Invasive species on campus harmful to environment

Invasive species on campus harmful to environment

Evidence suggests that invasive plants on and around campus may be altering the local ecosystem and fostering changes that are having unintended consequences. Some of these changes can even be linked to increased incidence of Lyme Disease, Dr. Robert Bagchi, an assistant professor in the UConn Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, said.

Faith Gemmill will speak about energy extraction in Alaska

Faith Gemmill will speak about energy extraction in Alaska

Executive Director of Resisting Environmental Destruction on Indigenous Lands Faith Eve Gemmill-Fredson will bring first-hand accounts on environmental issues from across the country as a keynote speaker during the University of Connecticut Environmental Metanoia on April 18, said journalism professor Scott Wallace.