VANCOUVER, Wash. – John Harrison, associate professor in the School of the Environment at Washington State University Vancouver, was recently honored with the 2013 Sustainability Science Award by the Ecological Society of America for his work on the book “Seeds of Sustainability: Lessons from the Birthplace of the Green Revolution.”
He shares this award with 14 other contributors to the boo, including its editor, Pamela Matson.
“Seeds of Sustainability,” published in 2011, is an analysis of 15 years of data pertaining to the agricultural development and transitions toward more sustainable management of the … » More …
WSU alumni Larry Condon, former general manager and co-founder of Barr-Tech. Photo courtesy of the WSU College of Engineering and Architecture.
Barr-Tech at http://www.barr-tech.net
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Work on power-producing digester to begin soon
Sirti – Barr-Tech receives $2 million and the Sirti: Foundation receives $250,000 in stimulus funding from the State Energy Program
SPOKANE, Wash. – Take the city of Spokane’s garbage. Mix with a little expertise from WSU’s Department of Biological Systems Engineering. Add some engineering support from Ch2MHill.
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Photos of Jamie Bentley, Environmental Wellbeing coordinator, and BIXI bikes and station, by Tim Marsh, WSU Today
Bike sharing thriving at universities.
Time Magazine rates BIXI one of best inventions of 2008
PULLMAN – WSU’s Green Bike program has expanded its fleet from 40 to 72 bikes, including the addition of 32 new BIXI bicycles.
With this addition, WSU … » More …
PULLMAN – The Green Bike Program will close temporarily for routine maintenance Tuesday-Wednesday, Aug. 3-4.
All bicycles in the Green Bike fleet will undergo routine maintenance and cleaning for a two-day period in order to prepare for the Fall 2010 academic semester. During this time, people who check out bikes on Monday, Aug. 2 will still have 24 hours to return their bike on Aug. 3. Green Bike users will not be able to check out bikes again until Thursday, Aug. 5.
Bikes will be available for check out at the Compton Union Building … » More …
PULLMAN – Several researchers in Civil and Environmental Engineering’s Laboratory for Atmospheric Research are assessing air chemistry with the aid of an NSF grant to better understand air pollution and its impacts.
The grant, totaling more than $200,000, will help Brian Lamb, Regents Professor Civil and Environmental Engineering, and his team in their study of emissions and chemistry. Their research will primarily be done in the Tianjin region of China. Because this part of China is tremendously urban, it will give the researchers ample data on the quantity of pollutants being released in urban areas, leading to a … » More …
Photos above of WSU Extension Beach Watchers patrolling and cleaning a beach area. Final photo of Don Meehan, WSU Extension program director for natural resources stewardship. Photos courtesy of WSU Extension.
SEATTLE – WSU Extension’s Beach Watchers program is the meritorious winner of the 2010 Education and Public Service award from the national Universities Council on Water Resources.
The award was presented at the group’s national conference in Seattle on July 15. Don Meehan, WSU Extension program director for natural resources stewardship, accepted the prestigious award for WSU and was joined by Chrys Bertolotto, the Snohomish County WSU Beach Watcher … » More …