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University takes next steps in environmental evolution

University takes next steps in environmental evolution

Kevin Schultz, Digital Projects Manager

December 28, 2014


Filed under Featured Story, Multimedia, News

  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 to have multiple designated full-time positions responsible for the planning, reporting and controlling ...

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

Kevin Schultz, Digital Projects Manager

December 28, 2014


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life

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, being a leader for everything "green" or sustainability related wasn’t even something she knew sh...

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


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

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 crock pot and clear tubing you’ve seen at your local hospital, the machine recycles ...

National Geographic photographer introduces NKU to a world half-empty

National Geographic photographer introduces NKU to a world half-empty

Kiana Berry, Staff Reporter

October 17, 2014


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story

“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 of over 3,700 photographed species captured over nine years and the number continues to grow. Th...

Mount Trashmore reveals growing quantities of trash on campus

Matt Spaulding, Staff Writer

October 24, 2013


Filed under Campus Events, News

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 campus. The totals this year showed that the amount of trash NKU sent to the landfill increased, but t...

Grant helps NKU center foster sustainability

Grant helps NKU center foster sustainability

Roxanna Blevins, Assignments editor

January 25, 2012


Filed under News

Northern Kentucky University’s Center for Environmental Education received a $22,000 grant from the AT&T Foundation on Dec. 5, 2011. The grant is the largest corporate gift the center has received to date. According to Steve Kerlin, director of the Center for Environmental Education, the grant will...

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