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Making a Difference as Part of a (Green) Team

By Lielle Berman, Sustainability Project Coordinator

With 2016 now vying for the top spot as the new hottest year on record (see here), I am struck by this year’s coincidence of Earth Day and Passover. 292 more words


Facilities staff crash “Big Event”

It’s spring cleaning on steroids. This April, volunteers from Facilities Management worked with 85 student volunteers to remove nearly 400 pounds of trash and more than 500 pounds of invasive ivy from the campus as part of the Big Event. 172 more words


Smart Cities/Intelligent Communities – policy directions

I spent nearly the whole of last week in Dubai – speaking to business leaders from India about the development of Intelligent Communities.  My address was based on a paper… 611 more words


Carbon sharing between trees

A chance discovery in a mixed forest in Switzerland reveals that tree-to-tree interaction in forests goes beyond mere competition for resources.

Forest trees are even more interconnected than thought, suggests a new study, which showed that around 40 per cent of the carbon in fine roots of spruce trees came from neighbouring trees. 203 more words


Y is for Yellow Tit

This wonderful photo of the yellow tit was taken by John&Fish.

Yellow Tit

A small bird

with soaring crest

black top,

lemon breast, 212 more words


Strengthening women seed producers for sustaining agriculture

Inception of agriculture has witnessed the pivotal role of women in perceiving how seeds sprouted and grew into plants. Since the birth of farming, women have been the backbone of the agricultural work force. 202 more words