Jun. 2, 2017
How many pieces?
On Dec. 12, 2015, 196 countries committed to adopting the Paris Agreement, an agreement between nations to dedicate efforts towards reducing global greenhouse gas emissions.
Mar. 17, 2017
The power of sustainable materialism
Environmental activism has shifted away from the notion of post-materialism, the idea where people will inherently impact the environment less as their basic needs are met, to that of sustainable materialism.
Mar. 10, 2017
Unless you’ve spent your whole life living on the International Space Station, you probably know that cars emit toxic gases.
Mar. 3, 2017
It’s up to us to save the environment
A few weeks ago, I went to a beach near my home in New Jersey where I spent many days of my childhood. My parents would take my brother and I weekly; we would run through the water, play in the sand and search for seashells. I went back to the beach for old times’ sake and when I got there, I was completely shocked. I found bottle caps nestled between shells and plastic bags floating on top of the water.
Feb. 24, 2017
Green politics can save us
The nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency showed exactly what President Donald Trump’s commitment, or lack thereof, to the environment would be for the duration of his presidency.
Jan. 27, 2017
Frozen discussion, hot topic
Climate change is a term we hear far too often.
Mar. 3, 2016
Challenges of sustainability discussed at conference
Drexel University Office of International Programs hosted their ninth Annual Student Conference on Global Challenges Feb. 25. The conference serves as a unique chance for undergraduate students, graduate students and professors to collaborate and discuss international issues. Each year, the OIP chooses to spotlight a different subject that relates to a current-day global concern. This interdisciplinary event draws students from every area of study and allows them to present their thoughts and research and propose ways in which they can make a difference in the world. For 2016, the chosen topic was sustainability. Students and professionals gathered in Behrakis Grand Hall to discuss the causes of sustainability, its implications and the impact people have on it.
Feb. 11, 2016
Drexel students invent Smart Faucet to track water use
In the age of digital glory, every aspect of life is tracked. Thanks to the gadgets borne of the silicon revolution, a person can record every step they take, every calorie they consume, every inch they travel and every heartbeat — but that’s not nearly all. Two Drexel University students, Mohamed Zerban and Connor White, are confident that they can use silicon technology to save the world, one drop of water at a time.
Jan. 8, 2016
Selling out the environment for education
I had senior design lecture Nov. 19 with all the other senior civil, architectural and environmental engineering majors. The guest lecturer was the dean of the College of Engineering, Joseph Hughes. He talked about a few topics during the hour long lecture, but one topic was of particular concern to me because of its implications about our University’s role in society—how it influences the economy, technology and the environment on a large scale.
Nov. 19, 2015
Drexel report on Philadelphia’s greenhouse gas emissions presented
A team from Drexel University’s A.J. Drexel Institute for Energy and the Environment presented their 97-page report on Philadelphia’s greenhouse gas emissions to the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability Nov 4. The report, titled “Options for Achieving Deep Reductions in Carbon Emissions in Philadelphia by 2050” began in June 2014 and completed just prior to the presentation in early November. The researchers who contributed to the report included experts and students from Drexel University College of Engineering as well as the College of Arts and Sciences, and also included research done at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec.