News about Swarthmore Sustainability
by Celina De Léon | Posted on January 18, 2013
Members of the College administration, faculty, staff, student body, and alumni community are hard at work to achieve environmental sustainability on and off campus.
Posted on November 26, 2012
Christiana Figueres '79 is the executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. She is also the founder of the non-profit Center for Sustainable Development of the Americas and received the Hero for the Planet award from National Geographic in 2001.
by Maroof Haque '15 | Posted on November 21, 2012
The meal, featuring locally sourced food, celebrates sustainable practices and relationships with area farmers. Bonus: a recipe from the evening's menu.
Posted on September 28, 2012
"The easiest thing is to work on energy efficiency in buildings, in transportation, in lighting - that could already be a huge contribution," Figueres says. "And it's painless!"
by Sera Jeong '14 | Posted on July 23, 2012
Campus librarians recently created bows, book bursts, kusudama flowers, and punched paper ornaments out of deaccessioned books.
Posted on November 4, 2010
Posted on December 9, 2008
Mark Hughes '81 discusses his efforts as Philadelphia's first sustainability director to conserve resources, reduce waste, and promote alternative energy, green jobs, and many other sustainable methods of living and doing business.
Posted on November 4, 2008
In the 2008 Bernie Saffran Lecture, Michael Greenstone '91 provides estimates on the impact of climate change on mortality in the US and India. He also presents estimates of the costs of the adaptations that people will undertake to protect themselves against the health risks posed by climate change and finally, he analyzes the implications for climate policy.