Mt. Trashmore Provides a Lesson in Recycling

Mount Trashmore

“Seventy-five percent of our waste is recyclable.” Students woke up Monday morning to this and other phrases chalked around the Ursinus campus as part of an educational program from the Office of Sustainability called Mt. Trashmore. Read More»


Elmwood Park Zoo Visits Biodiversity Class

Elmwood Park Zoo

The environmental studies department has enjoyed a close relationship with the Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown, Pa., for several years. Ursinus students have interned at the zoo, and the zoo’s director of education, Laurie Smith Wood, and general curator, Dave Wood, regularly visit campus. Read More»


Longwood Gardens Stewardship Program Visits Ursinus

The Ursinus Organic Farm and Hunsberger Woods served as a teaching location for the Longwood Gardens Community Read program. Educators and Interns from Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pa., are learning about the environmental conservation, land stewardship and community engagement practiced by the writer Aldo Leopold in the program with local libraries and community partners. Read More»


Recyclemania Carnival a Huge Hit

Stacking recycled water bottles, taste-testing organics versus non-organics, recycled origami from Ellie Katz 2015, organic aphrodisiacs (strawberries, blood oranges, chocolate), along with recycled putt-putt, basketball, pong and bowling had 150 students plus staff thinking about sustainability at the inaugural Recylemania Carnival on Feb. 26. Read More»


Urban Foraging Research Published and Presented

An article from Associate Professor of Environmental Studies Patrick Hurley’s collaborative research on urban foraging has recently been published in the journal Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability.  Read More»