A Better Understanding of Urban Foraging

urban foraging

Associate Professor of Environmental Studies Dr. Patrick Hurley joined with collaborator Dr. Marla Emery, a research geographer with the U.S. Forest Service, to give a presentation on their research examining urban foraging in the New York City area. Read More»


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»


Sustainability Committee to Start in April

Office of Sustainability

As part of Ursinus’s commitment to the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment, the UC Office of Sustainability (OS) is forming a campus-wide UC Sustainability Committee (UCSC). Membership on the committee is by invitation or appointment. Read More»


Longwood Gardens Stewardship Program Visits Ursinus

Farm Director Dean Scott and Professor Wallace with Longwood interns

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

Recyclemania Carnival

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»