The refrain that USC isn’t the most environmentally friendly campus has been beaten to death. Our facilities are not swathed in solar paneling and we don’t have wind turbines powering our dining hall kitchens. But there has been a respectable amount of progress in sustainability at USC in the last year. The Leadership in Energy […]
Earth Week was fun when I was in elementary school. Each year, my class would bake cookies in solar-powered ovens or trek to some local park, where teachers would cheer on either Team Stratosphere or Team Thermosphere as they raced to collect the most trash. I recall testing the pH of nearby rivers and, after […]
USC needs help from students in order to become a coal-free institution.
April of last year was shaping up to be just another normal month. The weather was warming up. We were preparing for finals. Larry King had just left his seventh wife. And suddenly, there was that really big oil spill, the one that killed 11 workers, thousands of friendly sea creatures and potentially one million […]
USC often gets flak for not being among the most environmentally-friendly institutions. But what people don’t seem to notice is the university’s capacity to effect environmental change in the realm students and faculty come from all over the world to benefit from in the first place — education. The Education and Environment Initiative, which pioneered […]
Eco-friendly paraphernalia including T-shirts, water bottles and canvas bags are being sold around campus and will fund a new recycling program on The Row.
The U.S. Green Building Council recently named the top 10 states “with so-called green commercial and institutional structures,” according to the Los Angeles Times. California, surprisingly enough, didn’t make the cut.
The UN wants Hollywood to make movies about sustainability, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The relationship between the US and China can be harnessed to promote clean energy.
Both the Grammys and the Oscars will be instituting several sustainable practices: The venues will serve organic food, and the live broadcasts will run exclusively on renewable energy.