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A PowerPoint presentation slide at SEAGs first meeting. The group is focusing on completing AASHEs STARS report for its first project.

A sustainability group that gives priority to action

Mildred Nguyen, News Editor February 16, 2022

From a discussion on having more sustainability-themed movie nights on campus, came a group that seeks to unite multiple disciplines into completing sustainability projects. Northern Kentucky University’s...

An electric vehicle charging station in foreground, building and blue pick-up in background

Electric vehicles are becoming more mainstream. What is NKU’s response?

Lilly Boden, Contributor January 19, 2022

Northern Kentucky University has partnered with Electrada to supply electric car charging stations across campus to accommodate the increased demand for electric/plug in vehicles. Because electric vehicles...

NKY Sunrise Movement logo

NKU’s Sunrise Movement brings a call to action for more sustainability

Madison Plank, Managing Editor July 17, 2021

A petition to make NKU more sustainable is in the works to be delivered to NKU President Ashish Vaidya in the near future.  NKU’s Sunrise Movement, an organization that fights for economic and environmental...

Anthony Chavez speaks to the crowd.

NKU hosts Climate Change Questions and Issues event as a part of Earth week

Braden White, Reporter April 25, 2021

Friday afternoon, professor of law at Chase College of Law Anthony Chavez spoke at the Climate Change Questions and Issues virtual and in-person hybrid event as a part of NKU’s annual Earth Week.  Earth...

Maria Osbourn sits on a bridge in a park. Shes wearing a white sun dress and a sun hat.

A conversation about conservation: NKU student advocates sustainability on campus

Rachel Smith, News Editor October 27, 2020

Sustainability is a series of steps. Maria Osbourn said she takes them one at a time. “At the moment, I am really working on reducing my plastic consumption,” Osbourn said. “I think it's hard...

Student Government Vice President Matt Frey addresses senators on April 8, 2019.

What you missed at SGA April 8

Billy Keeney, Copy Editor April 10, 2019

Student Government Association Vice President Matt Frey began Monday’s meeting in President Hannah Edelen’s absence as she attended a special meeting with the Board of Regents. Chief of Staff Jake...

Why is NKU so windy?

Any way the wind blows: why campus is so windy

Josh Goad, Reporter February 2, 2018
Why is NKU so windy?
University takes next steps in environmental evolution

University takes next steps in environmental evolution

Kevin Schultz, Digital Projects Manager December 28, 2014

  Northern Kentucky University is in the midst of an environmental evolution. The university is hiring a Director for Energy Management with plans to also hire a sustainability manager in order...

Former modern dancer spins a web of ‘green’ influence at NKU

Kevin Schultz, Digital Projects Manager December 28, 2014

Jane Goode didn’t catch on to her nickname at NKU quickly. Students would scurry up behind her on campus shouting “Green lady, green lady!” only to have her turn her head in confusion. In fact,...

Student-created chemical recycling machine could cut costs, benefit the environment

Student-created chemical recycling machine could cut costs, benefit the environment

Kevin Schultz, Digital Projects Manager November 2, 2014

Tucked away in the corner of a small research lab on the second floor of the science center is a funny-looking, gurgling machine. Constructed from what looks like the remnants of a pool noodle, your grandmother’s...

The African Elephant  is one of the species documented in Joel Sartores Photo Ark that is on display in one of NKUs FotoFocus galleries.

National Geographic photographer introduces NKU to a world half-empty

Kiana Berry, Staff Reporter October 17, 2014

“50 percent of all species by 2100 will be headed towards extinction,” said National Geographic photographer of 22 years, Joel Sartore. Thus sparked the motivation behind the Photo Ark, a collection...

Mount Trashmore reveals growing quantities of trash on campus

Matt Spaulding, Staff Writer October 23, 2013

For the second year as part of Campus Sustainability Week, Mount Trashmore was built in front of the University Center and Student Union as a visual aid to demonstrate one day’s worth of trash on our...

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