September 2017 Sustainability News

September 2017 Sustainability News September 29, 2017 – Part II: Armed with Science, Backed by Law, They are the Voices of the Water September 29, 2017 – Letter: Elementary conclusions on climate change September 28, 2017 – Local farmers say apples survived recent heat September 28, 2017 – Local Favorites: Ah, the crunch of a fresh Michigan apple September …

Living Sustainably: Water conservation is vital

By Dave Van Wylen, Hope College There are few places where it is possible to be more unaware of global water issues than in West Michigan. Sitting on the shores of Lake Michigan in a region with ample rainfall and many inland lakes, we are water-rich in comparison to many parts of the world. Our …

August 2017 Sustainability News

August 2017 Sustainability News August 31, 2017 – 7 Ways to Have a Great Green Labor Day Party August 31, 2017 – 4 steps to safely recycle your household batteries August 31, 2017 – SpartanNash expands Double Up program August 31, 2017 – Here’s What Good Buildings Have in Common August 31, 2017 – Local Favorites: This salad takes advantage …

Living Sustainably: Gardening a Different Way Helps Students Learn

By Julie Clark, Hope College Upward Bound Ninth-grade students from Hope College’s TRIO Upward Bound program did some hands-on learning this summer as they took care of a garden that was growing in an unusual place. As a part of the program’s launch into project based learning, the students grew vegetables in two kiddie pools filled with dirt …

A Brighter Tomorrow: Hope College Students’ Actions and Attitudes About Sustainability

Research Project – A Brighter Tomorrow: Hope College Students’ Actions and Attitudes About Sustainability By: Cindy Alexander and Dr. Stephen C. Scogin Historically, colleges struggle reducing energy consumption, due in part to a lack of student fiscal accountability. Nonetheless, Hope College is committed to building a sustainable institution, and thus seeks to reduce energy consumption and promote …

GIVING WATER FOR LIFE

GIVING WATER FOR LIFE Water is life. Our liquid reliance is embedded in 70% of our world’s geography and makes up 60% of our bodies, after all. Yet, nearly one billion people do not have access to safe water. Boiled down: One in eight people worldwide cannot find clean, drinking water.  And that’s exactly why …

Hope College Faculty and Student Research Project: Continent-wide analysis of how urbanization affects bird-window collision mortality in North America

Hope College Faculty and Student Research Project:  Continent-wide analysis of how urbanization affects bird-window collision mortality in North America In the fall of 2014, Dr. Kathy Winnett-Murray and five Hope research students participated in an EREN (http://erenweb.org/) collaborative research network project studying the effects of building size and urbanization on bird window collisions.  The Hope College research students …

Living Sustainably: Students make their own discoveries with air monitors

LIVING SUSTAINABLY:  Students make their own discoveries with air monitors By Susan Ipri Brown, Hope College Students are naturally curious about the world around them. So why not let that curiosity drive their learning? Simple and compact air quality monitors developed by resident Don Triezenberg are doing just that through a program managed by ExploreHope, Hope College’s …

Take this journey around campus with the “Challenging Borders” Project.

Take this journey around campus with the “Challenging Borders” Project. “The project, “Challenging Borders: Displaced People,” has much to teach you about those whose lives have experienced disruption and disorder due to immigration, climate change, the refugee crisis and mass incarceration. And the disciplines of art and English and science and psychology and communication all converged to …