Ursinus College is among 26 schools that have been recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for joining the Food Recovery Challenge, a program that encourages colleges, universities, and other organizations to donate and divert as much of their excess food as possible. Read More
The Ursinus collaborative event which paired students with community members to plant trees in Hunsberger Woods was noted in the Bulletin for members of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (subscription only for members). The item links to the Ursinus web site story.
Richard L. Wallace, professor of environmental studies, traveled to Yale University last week to give an invited seminar to graduate students at Yale’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Read More
Hunsburger Woods will be a greener place because students and campus volunteers have planted 480 trees to help reforest parts of the woods off Ninth Avenue in Collegeville. Read More
Ursinus College will host the annual meeting of the Society of Policy Scientists, bringing interdisciplinary scholars and practitioners who work on complex societal problems to the campus Oct. 24 through 26. Read More
The Philadelphia Inquirer explains the role of the UC Organic Farm in the Jewish New Year, as the Hillel organization emphasizes earth stewardship as a theme. The Sept. 4 article features the farm’s beekeeping in relationship to the traditional honey for Rosh Hashana, and the honeybees’ threatened habitats.
Patrick Hurley, Associate Professor and Chair of Environmental Studies, has been recognized by the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy for teaching within our community. Read More
The Ursinus Bike Share is featured in a story in Forbes Magazine. Ursinus is used as the example of a small college with the program, which is said to be a trend among colleges and college towns. The article links to the Ursinus Bike Share web page.
Beginning May 18, the Collegeville Farmers’ Market will feature a new vendor: the Ursinus Organic Farm. Dean Scott 2014, the Student Director of the farm, and Brandon Hoover, Sustainability Program Coordinator of Ursinus College, have been busy preparing the farm for the 2013 growing season. Read More
Molly Devinney was hired by a Philadelphia nonprofit, the Lower Moyamensing Civic Association (LoMo), to design, implement and promote a student-led garden program with corresponding education and community programs at South Philadelphia High School (SPHS). South Philadelphia is known for sports teams and Mummers, but definitely not sustainable green space. Read More