Drexel Green

A Commitment Towards a More Sustainable Community

Moss Dragon Earth Day Block Party Farmer's Market Spring Blossoms on Korman Center Walk Tulips outside of the Law Building Students in front of Handschumacher Dining Center The Biowall in the Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building Drexel Park Flowers at Drexel Earth Day Celebrations Fitness Quad at the Drexel Recreation Center, Recycling Rainwater Race Street Walkway and Northside Dining Terrace Green Roof at the Millennium Residence Hall Rush Building Alumni Garden Autumn Leaves on Arch Street

Multimedia Resources

Composting - 2012 Sustainability Education Series

April 12, 2012
Presented by Lee Meinicke, Philly Compost, phillycompost.com
Learn about the impact Philly Compost has made on its community. The importance of composting will be discussed, as well as how city residents can incorporate composting into their daily routine.

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Recycling - 2012 Sustainability Education Series

March 15, 2012
Presented by Maurice Sampson, President and CEO, Niche Recycling, Inc., nicherecycling.com
Recycling programs in Philadelphia were established in the mid-1980ʼs. Learn how it all began, and how it has evolved up to today, from one of the original program planners. Mr. Sampson has a long history in recycling and waste management, and will present a historical perspective on the practical application, and his current political involvement in Philadelphiaʼs planning for the future.

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Shopping Sustainably - 2012 Sustainability Education Series

February 22, 2012
Presented by Whole Foods buyers: Mia Woods, In-Store Educator; Debbie Rivette, Produce; Jamie Kotmair, Grocery; Sara Perlstein, Prepared Foods; Meghan Keary, Whole Body; Jack Connell, Seafood; Robert Woods, Meat; Kristin Woodling, Front End
Small choices you make every day really make a difference in the world. When you choose to purchase sustainable products, you are actively using your buying power to create new economic opportunities for workers in the local area and the developing world. The buyers for Whole Foods discussed how they decide which vendors and products to offer in their store to the Drexel community.

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DREXEL GREEN 2012

January 2012
Four years after the Drexel Green Initiative was established, this slideshow gives an overview of the accomplishments Drexel University has made toward a cleaner, more sustainable planet.

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2009

GREEN ISN'T FREE but it doesn't have to put you in the RED

December 2009
Rita LaRue Gollotti, Senior Associate Vice President, Drexel Business Services
A Presentation to the National Association of College Auxiliary Services.

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Drexel Green Committee Reports and Recommendations Presentation For a Green Strategic Plan at Drexel University

May 18, 2009
Mitchell Auditorium, Bossone Research Enterprise Center, 32nd and Market Streets

Since October 2008, eight different Drexel Green Committees of students, faculty and staff have been researching what other colleges and universities are doing with respect to environmental sustainability, considering various national tests and criteria, and receiving “green ideas” sent to them via the Drexel Green website. With those data, the Committees developed recommendations for Drexel University to implement over the next five years. The eight committees were: Academics, Buildings, Communications, Community, Events and Planning, Operations, Research, and Student Life. This presentation gave members of the Drexel community an opportunity to provide feedback and ideas for adoption into a Green Strategic Plan for the University.

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Earth Month Lecture Series, 2009

Climate Change Impacts on Marine and Terrestrial Ecosystems

March 3, 2009
Dr. Patricia Jellison, Chief of Global Change Research & Development, U.S. Geological Survey
Mitchell Auditorium, Bossone Research Enterprise Center, 32nd and Market Streets

Pat Jellison is Chief of Global Change Research & Development for the US Geological Survey, which includes integrative climate change research activities conducted by USGS scientists across the country and across multiple fields of science, including geology, biology, hydrology, geography, paleoclimatology and economics. She joined the USGS in 2005 after more than twenty years as a research scientist and department chief for the Smithsonian Institution, where her teaching and research included studies of dune stability and desertification in African deserts, the interactions of humans and wildlife in arid landscapes, and museum artifact database development and management. She is also a past Lecturer for the Smithsonian National Associates Program and a Content Expert for the Discovery Channel and IMAX Films, and a past Chair of the Geological Society of America’s Committee on Geology and Public Policy. She recently completed a six-month detail to the US Climate Change Science Program to write a coordinated research plan for the 13 federal agencies that are a part of CCSP. Dr. Jellison received her B.S. in Geology from the University of Nebraska and her Ph.D in Earth and Planetary Sciences from Washington University in St. Louis.

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Capitalism and Sustainability

February 24, 2009
Dr. James Gustave Speth, Dean, School of the Environment, Yale University
Mitchell Auditorium, Bossone Research Enterprise Center, 32nd and Market Streets

From 1993 to 1999, Dr. Speth served as administrator of the United Nations Development Programme and chair of the UN Development Group. Prior to his service at the UN, he was Founder and President of the World Resources Institute; professor of law at Georgetown University; Chairman of the U.S. Council on Environmental Quality; and Senior Attorney and Co-founder, Natural Resources Defense Council. Throughout his career, Dr. Speth has provided leadership and entrepreneurial initiatives to many task forces and committees involved in combating environmental degradation.

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Global Climate Justice: Winners and Losers in a Warming World

February 17, 2009
J. Timmons Roberts, Director, Environmental Science and Policy, School of the Environment, College of William & Mary
Mitchell Auditorium, Bossone Research Enterprise Center, 32nd and Market Streets


J. Timmons Roberts is Chancellor Professor of Sociology and Researcher at the Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations at The College of William and Mary. His research specializes in climate change; environmental sociology; globalization, development and social change; environmental governance and policy; and environmental justice. He is also the James Martin 21st Century Professor, Environmental Change Institute at Oxford University.

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Strategies to Mitigate CO2 Emissions

February 10, 2009
Nels Johnson and Wayne Klockner, The Nature Conservancy
Mitchell Auditorium, Bossone Research Enterprise Center, 32nd and Market Streets

Nels Johnson is the Director of Conservation Programs at the Nature Conservancy where he has directed conservation planning and activities since 2001. His areas of expertise include sustainable forest management, ecosystem management, setting biodiversity conservation priorities and protecting ecosystem services.

Wayne Klockner is a Vice President of The Nature Conservancy and State Director for Massachusetts. Klockner joined the Massachusetts chapter in 1999 after four years with the Conservancy’s Asia Pacific Program, the last three as Senior Advisor in Indonesia where he shepherded the Conservancy through a period of significant expansion to preserve Indonesia’s biodiversity.

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Climate Change and the Oceans

February 3, 2009
Dr. Paul Falkowski, Professor of Biochemisty and Biophysics, Institute of Marine & Coastal Science, Rutgers University
Mitchell Auditorium, Bossone Research Enterprise Center, 32nd and Market Streets

Dr. Paul G. Falkowski is professor of biochemisty and biophysics, physiological adaptation at Rutgers University. His research interests include biogeochemical cycles, photosynthesis, biological oceanography, molecular biology, biochemisty and biophysics, physiological adaptation, plant physiology, evolution, mathematical modeling, and symbiosis. Dr. Falkowski serves on the Rutgers Board of Governors as Professor in Geological and Marine Science, and is Director of the Rutgers Energy Institute.

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Meeting the Climate Change Challenge

January 27, 2009
Dr. Michael H. Schwartz, Senior Vice President, Commercial Strategy, Duke Energy
Mitchell Auditorium, Bossone Research Enterprise Center

Dr. Michael Schwartz is Senior Vice President of Commercial Strategy for Duke Energy Generation Services, an unregulated affiliate of Duke Energy. In this capacity he leads the group which focuses on strategy and strategic initiatives including the structuring of Duke’s commercial carbon business. Dr. Schwartz has more than 25 years of experience in all aspects of energy project development, project financing and structuring, technology commercialization, corporate development and strategic planning.

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Climate Change in New Jersey

January 13, 2009
Dr. David Robinson, State Climatologist, New Jersey
Mitchell Auditorium, Bossone Research Enterprise Center

Dr. David Robinson is a physical geographer and climatologist. His research interests run the spatial gamut from global to local, with a focus on developing a better understanding of the climate system. As New Jersey’s State Climatologist, Dr. Robinson conducts research of an applied nature that focuses on the diverse weather and climate of the Garden State. This includes topics such as climate change, drought, flooding, and issues involving agriculture, transportation, public safety and commerce.

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Overview of the Science of Global Warming

January 6, 2009
Dr. Heidi Cullen, The Weather Channel
Mitchell Auditorium, Bossone Research Enterprise Center

Since joining The Weather Channel in 2003, Dr. Cullen has played a key role in building the network’s climate program, adding explanation, depth, and perspective to climate stories and strengthening the network’s relationships within the scientific community.

She received her doctorate in climatology and ocean-atmosphere dynamics at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University. Her dissertation focused on understanding the impacts and dynamics of the North Atlantic Oscillation, an important climate influence. As a post-doc, she received a NOAA Climate & Global Change Fellowship and spent two years working at the International Research Institute for Climate Prediction.

Dr. Cullen also works as a senior research scientist with Climate Central. This non profit, non partisan organization is dedicated to providing the public as well as policy makers with the latest peer-reviewed information on global climate change. Dr. Cullen’s dual role in academia and at The Weather Channel allows audiences direct access to the latest insights from the academic and scientific communities working on climate change. Climate Central is a non profit organization based in Princeton, NJ, with another bureau opening near Stanford University.

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2008

Van Jones Reading and Book Signing
The Green Collar Economy

October 21, 2008
Stein Auditorium, Nesbitt Hall

Author Van Jones will discuss how people can invent and invest their way out of the pollution-based gray economy and into the healthy new green economy.
Sponsored by: Africana Studies and the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia

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Revolutions in Environmental Attitudes
Convocation Remarks by Dr. Daniel C. Esty

October 17, 2008
Main Building Auditorium

Drexel welcomes renowned Dr. Daniel C. Esty, professor of Environmental Law and Policy, with appointments at both the Yale Law School and the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, as keynote speaker at Founders Day Convocation. The theme of his address revolves around environmental issues and sustainability, and how we as a University and as members of its community respond to the challenges that confront us.

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Drexel and Its Waste: Disposal and Recycling Programs

April 10, 2008
Robert Francis, Ed.D., Vice President of University Facilities
Stein Auditorium, Nesbitt Hall

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LEED's, Stars, Green Globes, and the U: Is Drexel Designing Its Buildings Green?

April 16, 2008
Kim Miller, Director, Planning, Design, & Construction
Stein Auditorium, Nesbitt Hall

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Buildings Systems and Energy Use

April 24, 2008
Bill Taylor, Director of Mechanical Services, Facilities Management
Stein Auditorium, Nesbitt Hall

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UFood: Where It Comes From, How It's Served, Where It Goes

April 30, 2008
Rita Larue, Senior Associate Vice President, Business Services and Sodexo Campus Dining
Stein Auditorium, Nesbitt Hall

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Procurement/Purchasing

May 8, 2008
Dr. Joe Campbell, Assistant Vice President, University Procurement
Mitchell Auditorium, Bossone Research Enterprise Center

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Buses, Bikes, Cars, Trains and Feet: What is Drexel Doing to Promote Green Locomotion?

May 14, 2008
Dave Jost, Director, Parking Services, Fran Maahs, Assistant Director, Facilities Management, and Sharukh Nayar, Supervisor, Facilities Management
Mitchell Auditorium, Bossone Research Enterprise Center

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Drexel’s Carbon Footprint

May 22, 2008
Barbara Clarke, Project Architect, Planning, Design & Construction;
and Robert Francis, Ed.D., Vice President of University Facilities
Mitchell Auditorium, Bossone Research Enterprise Center

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