As the academic year winds down, it’s time again for students to move out for the summer. The Office of Sustainability, along with several campus partners, has organized a move-out donation program, “Share Our Stuff,” to keep reusable goods out of landfills.
Municipalities such as University City play a vital role in protecting the planet, and Washington University students are working hard to help the city meet its sustainability goals.
Washington University will partner with the University of Missouri-St. Louis to present the Missouri Climate Dialogues webinar at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 7.
At the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, the situation and the fallout that followed — the rolling or lasting blackouts, national attention, the termination of the energy group’s CEO — prompted Richard Axelbaum, Stifel & & Quinette Jens Professor of Environmental Engineering Science, and Phillip Irace, PhD candidate and NSF Graduate Student Fellow, to take a closer look.
Washington University in St. Louis has earned a 2020 Gold Bicycle Friendly University (BFU) designation. The award, given by the League of American Bicyclists, recognizes institutions of higher education for providing a more bikeable campus for faculty, staff, students and visitors. The university is the first in Missouri to receive a BFU designation at a gold or platinum level and one of only six in the Midwest.
The British Consulate-General in Chicago will partner with the Midwest Climate Summit for an online climate action dialogue March 3; the Washington University community is invited to attend.
Geophysicist Michael Wysession, professor of earth and planetary sciences in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, teaches a popular undergraduate course called “Energy and the Environment.” He breaks down President-elect Joe Biden’s 9-point Energy Plan, point-by-point.
Rohan Mishra and Steven Hartman in the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis have found the relatively abundant and light element fluorine may be an alternative for lithium in batteries.
A multidisciplinary team including researchers at the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis has found a new catalyst for hydrogen fuel cells that is less expensive and longer-lasting than platinum.
Alumnus Ani Vallabhaneni is co-founder of Sanergy, an organization employing systems-based solutions to solve urban sanitation challenges — and transforming lives in the process.