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
Ursinus Environmental Studies is in the news this week. the Education Life section of the New York Times featured online a photograph by student Sarah Huang 2014.
Also this week Ursinus is mentioned in the Philadelphia Inquirer sustainability column for recycling clothing as part of Move-Out. The column states: “From the University of Pennsylvania to Drexel University to Ursinus College and beyond, officials and students are setting up collections and, in some cases, sales with proceeds benefiting charity.”
Ursinus College is included in the downloadable book, The Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges, published by The Princeton Review. Read More
Join State Sen. John Rafferty at an annual Enviromental Roundtable discussion with state legislators, local environmental organizations, state agencies and Ursinus faculty and staff. This is a special event for the Ursinus campus community only. Read More
In spring our thoughts may turn to baseball, but also to how an Ursinus liberal arts education produces good stewards of the earth. When class work encourages civic engagement and spawns partnerships that benefit the greater Collegeville community, it is a win for all. Continue reading
Ursinus College is hosting a Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Tree Tenders training course to empower and teach area residents who want to care for and help restore the local tree population. Read More