Archive for Campus Sustainability Project

Marquette scientists find vines in tropical forest may significantly accelerate climate change

Lianas-in-PanamaThe three-year project by Marquette biologists found that the amount of carbon absorbed in a tropical forest in Panama decreased by 76 percent per year when the woody vines, called lianas, were present. The scientists said lianas could reduce storage of carbon by 35 percent in tropical forests over the next 50 years.

Tropical forests account for one-third of the carbon fixed by photosynthesis, acting as a major sink in the global carbon cycle.

Rooftop farming at Belvedere College

belv-urbanfarm_01-758x426Belvedere College’s innovative new Urban Farm project which was created this year as a horticulture and school based project consisting of an indoor GROWlab greenhouse and a rooftop growing area, is going from strength to strength. The urban farm offers students the opportunity to grow crops, farm fish and cultivate fungi while also learning about plant life cycles, green technology, and sustainable farming practices under the supervision of teacher Simon O’Donnell, who is the project co-ordinator.

Summer School lands: Sustainability and Values “Escola de Verão aTerra: Sustentabilidade e Valores”

cartaz_escolaWill take place 20-24 July in Casa Velha, the 2nd edition of the Summer School of lands project this year with the theme “Landing Sustainability Values.” Participation is free, including housing. Registration until July 10 to margarida.alvim@fecongd.org.

Green Pillar: Spreading the Go Green Spirit to Kids

News_10062015141213_DSCF0172PKM-M is a student creativity program in which students are encouraged to make a project for a betterment of a certain society. Pillar Hijau (Green Pillar), one of the PKM-M groups at Sanata Dharma University held a go green activity involving kindergarten students with the theme “Care about Environment, Plant Green Trees. The group consists of dari Megarista Afriana Putri, Andika Ratna Intani Sudirman, Hosianna Yossi Agustina, and Puspa Raras Damasari accompanied by an advisor, Yohanes Dwiatmaka, M.Si.

Aiming to grow a sense of environmental care to kids, the activity was run for four months from February up to May 2015. The activity took place at Taman Kanak-Kanak Hamong Putra Yogyakarta.