Penn State Conference Engages Students, Teachers, Tech Experts in Climate Solutions

A three-day conference entitled "Research to Action: the Science of Drawdown" was held at Penn State University in State College, PA, from September 15 to 18, 2019. ("Drawdown" refers to the point in time when the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere peaks, and begins to decline.) Approximately 500 attendees represented a variety of science and research areas, nonprofit fields, and philanthropy, and all seemed eager to learn about and engage in myriad strategies to reverse global warming.

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Event Planning, Done Sustainably

How many events have you been to with plastic water bottles and eating utensils? Have you thought about the impact of all that trash on the environment? A growing number of event planners are becoming aware of their ability to minimize the environmental impact of these grand gatherings.

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Donna LiuComment
Smart Growth Awards

The 17th annual New Jersey Future Smart Growth Ceremony honored nominees for their excellence in smart planning and development.  Held at the Newark Museum, the evening featured accolades handed out to seven built developments that bring smart growth ideals to light.

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MSU deploys 2019 green teams

MSU’s PSEG Institute for Sustainability Studies officially launched eight Green Teams last week, each made up of five students, and set to tackle separate areas of environmental study over the course of the summer.

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Donna LiuComment
Creative Puzzle-Solving

You would think an organization called Creative New Jersey might be able to define what it means to be “creative”. But ask co-founder Larry Capo, and he’ll tell you they can’t - creativity defies definition. It’s too all-encompassing. That’s when Creative NJ realized it needed to include community change in ALL its forms, whether that be art or civics, collaboration or dialogue. So it comes as no surprise that Creative NJ’s 2019 Statewide Summit, held on May 20 at the Foundation for Educational Administration in Monroe Township, was actually made up of eight distinct presentations, each from one of Creative NJ’s community collaborations.

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Donna LiuComment
Waste Not

Turning trash into treasure may seem to be an illogical business proposition, but those who know the recycling industry well point out that it has been an important part of the U.S. and N.J. economies for decades, and we are constantly looking for innovative ways to dispose of the volumes of waste that we generate every day.

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Donna Liu Comment