WSU News Sustainability

WSU first in state to serve certified sustainable seafood

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By Chantell Cosner, Administrative Services

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University is the state’s first institution of higher education – and one of 12 nationwide – to serve Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified sustainable seafood in its dining centers. » More …

Power-grid experts gather March 8-10

power-conferenceSPOKANE, Wash. – Hundreds of power and energy industry experts and visionaries will participate in the “Intelligence behind Smart Grids” conference March 8-10 at the historic Davenport Hotel in Spokane, Wash. » More …

Feb. 3: Learn to grow berries in the backyard and beyond

By Kate Halstead, WSU Extension

berriesEVERETT, Wash. – Growing berries profitably and sustainably for more of the year will be discussed in “Small Fruits, Big Harvests,” 7-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, at Washington State University Snohomish County Extension’s Cougar Auditorium, 600 128th St. SE, Everett, Wash., inside McCollum Park. » More …

Students bridge science, policy to solve global challenges

By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

Rachel-Wieme-headPULLMAN, Wash. – Rachel Wieme has big ideas growing in a quinoa plot near Pullman. Her organic experiments hold the potential to improve soil and help feed the world. But it’s a long way from idea to impact. » More …

Aiming for the sun: WSU chosen to vie for solar home prize

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

solar-decathlonPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University students will design and build a solar home during the next two years as part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon competition. For the first time, the contest will include $2 million in prize money. » More …

Research helps growers conserve water, improve white wines

By Sylvia Kantor, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

white-wine-grapesPROSSER, Wash. – In arid eastern Washington where most of the state’s wine grapes grow, efficient irrigation is the name of the game. Yet little research has been done to determine the best irrigation strategies for white wine grapes. » More …

Jan. 19, 21: Develop/improve farm business plans

cows-smallDUVALL, Wash. – When Snoqualmie Valley farmers Bobbi and Chuck Lindemulder started West Valley Beef – their grass-fed, direct-to-customer beef operation – 15 years ago, they had livestock experience but little business know-how. » More …