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Student inspired to improve environmental programs

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

Bartoshevich-80RICHLAND, Wash. – Improved campus recycling and composting programs, as well as an organic garden for students and employees, are a few of the ideas Randy Bartoshevich hopes to help implement as a new officer in the Environmental Club at Washington State University Tri-Cities. » More …

NARA member receives national award for STEM education

By Charles Burke, WSU NARA

nara-logo-200PULLMAN, Wash. – The University of Idaho McCall Outdoor Science School (MOSS) has received a national award for advancing learning in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through projects addressing real environmental problems. » More …

Study: Environmental epigenetics affects disease, evolution

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

Skinner-Michael-2012-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers say environmental factors are having an underappreciated effect on the course of disease and evolution by prompting genetic mutations through epigenetics, a process by which genes are turned on and off independent of an organism’s DNA sequence. » More …

March 25: Reception, lecture by emeritus award winner

Hinman-80PULLMAN, Wash. – The free, public Legacy of Excellence Reception – including a lecture by 2015 Washington State University Emeritus Society Legacy of Excellence Award winner George W. Hinman – will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, in Todd Hall 125. Hinman will talk about nuclear energy issues in Washington state. » More …

Waste recycling solution creates energy, jobs

WSU alumni Larry Condon, former general manager and co-founder of Barr-Tech.  Photo courtesy of the WSU College of Engineering and Architecture.

 

 

 

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Barr-Tech at http://www.barr-tech.net

08-27-10 Spokane Journal of Business – Barr-Tech eyes plant’s next phase
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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On further review, ‘green report card’ grade improves

 

 

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University looks a little greener now that its most recent grade on the College Sustainability Report Card, issued annually by The Sustainable Endowments Institute (SEI), has been upgraded to a B+ following an additional review of data supplied by the university.

A nonprofit organization that researches sustainability on college campuses, SEI this month re-issued WSU’s 2010 “green report card” sustainability grade, which was initially announced last November, from a C to a B+. The grade revision resulted from a second review of WSU’s sustainability efforts by SEI following a realization by WSU … » More …

32 BIXI bikes added to Green Bike program (video)

 
 
Photos of Jamie Bentley, Environmental Wellbeing coordinator, and BIXI bikes and station, by Tim Marsh, WSU Today
 
 
 


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Bike sharing thriving at universities.

WSU Green Bike program  or call 335-WELL
BIXI system overview

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.
 
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State awards $3M for energy savings projects at WSU

 

 

PULLMAN – The state has awarded WSU a $3,075,180 grant to assist with energy cost-saving improvement projects at the Pullman, Spokane and Tri-Cities campuses, as well as the Puyallup Research Station.

 

Some of the upgrades include lighting, controls, boilers, heating ventilation and air conditioning, and smart grid metering/demand reduction/conservation voltage reduction.

 

“Facilities Operations is excited to receive this grant award,” said Terry Ryan, director of WSU’s Energy Systems Operations. “The total cost (of the projects) is $6.7 million, with the balance of the funding coming from energy savings, utility rebates and other nonstate funds.

 

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