Archive for Off – Campus Sustainability

Immersion Trips

woodchoppingThe Appalachian Institute currently coordinates over 20 immersion trips for high school and college aged students from across the region. Each trip focuses on relationship building with Appalachian communities, authentic learning on the challenges and beauties of the region, reflection based on Jesuit pedagogy, and action steps for continued connection after the immersion experience.

Wheeling Jesuit University’s Appalachian Institute Plans Earth Day Events

wheeling_univ_env_sustainabilityThe Clifford M. Lewis Appalachian Institute at Wheeling Jesuit University (WJU) will celebrate Earth Day 2014 with a gardening project and sustainability fair on the main WJU campus.

Environmental Studies Senior Receives West Virginia Social Action Research Award

New_Wheeling_Jesuit_logoLannette Booth received the West Virginia Social Action Research Award during Wheeling Jesuit University’s Student Research and Scholarship Symposium, held April 12 on the campus, for her project, “A Study of the Effects of Heavy Metals from Coal Fly Ash Contained in Little Blue Run Lake.”

Bronco Urban Gardens Program

bug140x140_ESI_ASM112812_1Bronco Urban Gardens (BUG), an environmental justice initiative, is a partnership between Santa Clara University’s Environmental Studies Institute and the Silicon Valley HealthCorps. The goal of the program is to increase community food security, sustainability and environmental literacy in Santa Clara Country through the co-creation and technical support of urban gardens and garden education programs.