PA gubernatorial candidates discuss sustainability

Eight Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidates gathered at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University Jan. 13 to discuss environmental issues in the state. Each of the candidates was asked to present his or her thoughts on several issues regarding sustainability in Pennsylvania, including hot topics like fracking and global warming.… Continued

Graduate student designs urban ‘parklet’

A Drexel student designed a new small, sustainable urban garden for the Moore College of Art & Design June 1. The “self-sustaining urban oasis” was created by Alexandria Imbesi, a graduate student studying interior design and architecture at Drexel’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design. Imbesi entered the… Continued

Green roof progresses sustainability

In what is estimated to be one of the largest green retrofitting projects in U.S. history, a makeover of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center is underway in New York City. The cost of the transformation is on the order of $463 million. While the effects that the green technology… Continued

It isn’t easy being green—or is it?

One of the world’s leading sustainability figures was on Drexel’s campus last month in the first event hosted by Drexel Smart House in nearly a year. The presenter, David Orr, is a world-traveling, future-thinking, down-to-earth gentleman who in the 1980s saw the need for American universities to become centers for… Continued

EnviroWeekly | Divest Drexel!

The decision of which university to transfer into involved many more factors than the decision of which one to dive into directly from high school. I geared my focus toward an institution that proved it could foresee America’s future developments to lift my career as well as set the standard… Continued

Fracking a poor decision for environment

To clarify my previous article: Drexel is in the pocket of big polluters. In this case, we’re in the pocket of the American Natural Gas Alliance. It was recently announced that 11 undergraduate business students competed and won first place in the American Natural Gas Alliance Collegiate Energy Challenge, in… Continued

Drexel ranked 9th in sustainability

Drexel University placed ninth on a list of the Top 20 College & University Green Power Users among higher education institutions within the Green Power Partnership, which was released Jan. 31 by EDC Magazine. EDC Magazine is the official magazine of the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and… Continued

Lecture examines paper’s future

The Sustainability Speaker Series, a program sponsored by the Drexel Green initiative, sponsored a lecture titled “The Evolution of Paper in the 21st Century” Feb. 12 at Drexel’s James E. Marks Intercultural Center. Drexel Printing & Mailing Services invited Joe Terry of Neenah Paper to tackle the question “Is paper… Continued

Engineers create West Philly farm

Eleven Drexel freshmen spent part of their summer transforming a former SEPTA equipment lot at 46th and Market streets into a quarter-acre community garden to be known as Walnut Hill Farm. The students enrolled in a summer design class through the College of Engineering, which focused on developing this idea.… Continued

Professor named to advise EPA on sustainable works

A Drexel professor hopes to promote sustainable energy during her two-year term serving on an independent council that reports to the Environmental Protection Agency, which she was appointed to March 7. Patricia Gallagher, an associate professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering, will represent academic researchers studying sustainability while on… Continued