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St. Louis Earth Day Festival

By myralopez on August 1, 2016 in

Learn about sustainable products and services offered by local businesses and organizations, meet area non-profits that share Earth Day values, catch local musical acts and performance art, participate in a number of hands-on educational activities, and enjoy diverse cuisine. Free and open to the...

Yuan-Chuan Tai, PhD, associate professor of at Washington University School of Medicine, working in the Plant Imagining Lab in East Building of WUSM.

Development of imaging technology to improve bioenergy crops

By myralopez on June 27, 2016 in Climate, News, Plants

In the face of impending global climate change one of the greatest challenges will be maintaining a sustainable supply of renewable energy. It’s clear that new approaches to produce climate resilient plants are desperately needed. Working jointly to develop new research tools to accelerate the br...

St. Louis Earth Day

By myralopez on June 24, 2016 in

The St. Louis Earth Day Festival is a premier destination for the public to learn about a wide-range of environmental issues including, sustainable products and services offered by local businesses and organizations. Participants can meet area non-profits that share Earth Day values, catch local ...

St. Louis Earth Day Festival

By myralopez on June 24, 2016 in

The St. Louis Earth Day Festival is a premier destination for the public to learn about a wide-range of environmental issues, including  sustainable products and services offered by local businesses and organizations. Participants can meet area non-profits that share Earth Day values, catch local...

Green Rehab: Making Century-Old Brick Buildings Sustainable

By Public Affairs on April 22, 2016 in Video

A six-percent upfront investment reduced energy consumption by 19 percent — and carbon emissions by 34 percent — in a pair of 100-year-old brick buildings. Add solar panels and those numbers drop to 39 percent and 65 percent. These are among the findings of an ongoing experiment condu...

Tracking the lost crops of the ancient world

By Public Affairs on April 21, 2016 in Climate, Environment, News, Plants

Why some crops became globally important in the last 400 years, while others were ‘lost’ in our modern food-webs, remains a bit of a mystery, says Xinyi Liu, assistant professor of archaeology but “changes in ecological, culinary, and cultural importance all played roles.” Click here to read the ...

Global Partnership for Plant Conservation Conference

By myralopez on April 20, 2016 in

The 2016 Global Partnership for Plant Conservation conference will focus on plant conversation and sustainable developmental goals. Objectives include drawing new attention to the essential importance of plants for global sustainability and in addressing poverty, securing human wellbeing, peace, ...

Sweet Sustainability

By myralopez on April 19, 2016 in

Mars Chocolate North America has set a goal to make their offices and factories “Sustainable in a Generation” and, since 2011, Mars, Incorporated has aimed to achieve LEED Gold certification for all new major buildings globally. A shining example of this commitment is their state of the art 500,0...

Photo of Thomas and Jennifer Hillman Hall, the newest building for the Brown School. Cover page of the recent edition of the 2015-2020 Strategic Plan for Sustainable Operations.

2015-2020 Strategic Plan for Sustainable Operations

By campus on March 10, 2016 in News, Sustainability

Climate change and environmental degradation are among the greatest challenges humanity faces in the 21st century. Institutions of higher education have a crucial role to play and Washington University is fully committed to being part of the solution. Washington University created its first insti...