SEATTLE, Wash. – Today’s metropolitan areas face a myriad of complex infrastructure, management and social challenges. To help cities successfully tackle those issues, the Western Center for Metropolitan Extension and Research will present the Urban Green Infrastructure Summit on Feb. 21-22 at the Embassy Suites in Tigard, Ore.
By Sue McMurray, Carson College of Business
PULLMAN, Wash. – Hotels across the globe are increasingly encouraging guests to embrace green practices. Yet while guests think they are supporting the environment by shutting off lights and reusing towels, they may in fact be victims of “greenwashing,” a corporation’s deceitful practice of promoting environmentally friendly programs while hiding ulterior motives.
By Rebecca Phillips, University Communications
PULLMAN, Wash. – Ice-free pavement. “Smart snowplows.” Vegetable juice ice-melt. Cold-climate researchers at Washington State University are clearing the road with green alternatives to the salt, sand and chemicals typically used for highway snow and ice control.
By Kate Wilhite, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences
PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University professor and internationally renowned soil scientist John Reganold received the 2014 Growing Green Award from the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Berkeley Food Institute in a ceremony Wednesday in Berkeley, Calif.
VANCOUVER, Wash. – A $250,500 grant to Washington State University Vancouver will address the regional need for graduates in fields supporting renewable and clean energy enterprises.
Awarded to Hakan Gurocak, director of the School of Engineering and Computer Science, and to assistant professors David Chiu, Stephen Solovitz and Wei Xue, the grant from the M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust will develop a renewable energy option track.
The track will combine courses from mechanical engineering, computer science and electrical engineering, allowing students with a major in one of these programs to complete the renewable energy option.
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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.
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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 …
A computer generated model of the Olympia Ave
student housing facility project. (Photo by Louise
Construction of WSU’s newest student housing facility is growing visibly in stature as the superstructure and a crane can be seen on the horizon from Stadium Way.
A facility on the WSU Pullman campus is slated to be complete in August 2009. The hall on Olympia Avenue will house approximately 230 residents. It is the first student housing facility constructed on the Pullman campus since 1972.
The facility is anticipating a LEED Silver rating and will offer several … » More …