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From the UST Sustainability Blog

When form beats function: Plant-scrapers and indoor growing

Sun, 08 Mar 2015 18:06:23 +0000 by: Adam Kay by: author

This entry is from Kristen Bastug, a senior Biology major at the University of St. Thomas. The global agriculture system …

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UST Environmental Science students in national sustainability competition

Sat, 14 Feb 2015 20:13:59 +0000 by: Chip Small by: author

The blog has been on hiatus for a while, partly because we’ve had so many exciting things going on.  One of …

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The End of Growth? Perspectives from an Aquinas Honors seminar

Fri, 23 May 2014 15:09:02 +0000 by: Adam Kay by: author

“Questioning (economic) growth is deemed to be the act of lunatics, idealists, or revolutionaries. But question it we must. The …

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Masdar City: Oasis of Sustainability, or Just a Mirage?

Wed, 09 Apr 2014 17:48:07 +0000 by: Chip Small by: author

Can a city be truly sustainable?  In a 2012 paper, ecologist Robbie Burger argues that even Portland, Oregon, widely considered to …

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Aquaponics Update

Fri, 28 Feb 2014 18:21:22 +0000 by: Chip Small by: author

As winter continues its grip on Minnesota, a tropical river ecosystem is thriving inside the OWS greenhouse.  We started last …

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From the UST Newsroom

Solar Panels Help Sustain Knowledge

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:03:09 +0000 by: Madeline Szempruch by: author

The solar panels installed on the Anderson Student Center will not only reduce energy costs but also serve as a learning tool for several classes.

To Make a Difference in Climate Change, Get Closer

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 16:15:00 +0000 by: Kelly Engebretson '99 M.A. by: author

Senior Jenna Ness' research looks at climate change attitudes and behavior and asks if they are influenced by psychological distance and goals for taking action.

Reel to Real: Student Study Looks at Images of the Environment in Film

Mon, 28 Apr 2014 12:46:04 +0000 by: Kelly Engebretson '99 M.A. by: author

Senior Sarah Strain's Young Scholars' Grant project studied the subtle ways in which the natural environment and sustainable behaviors are depicted in documentaries and Hollywood films from 1998 to 2013.

MPR to Air Lecture About the Impact of Cars at Noon Friday

Wed, 19 Mar 2014 19:01:34 +0000 by: St. Thomas Newsroom by: author

Dr. Christopher Wells of Macalester gave the lecture at St. Thomas March 4.

Environmental History Professor to Discuss Society’s Dependence on Automobiles in Lecture Here March 4

Wed, 19 Feb 2014 16:31:11 +0000 by: St. Thomas Newsroom by: author

Macalester’s Christopher Wells is author of “Car Country: An Environmental History.” The talk is free and open to all.