environment

BME creates first recyclable 3D printing system

BME creates first recyclable 3D printing system

08/23/2018 Hallie Lauer | Features Editor  With the recent push toward removing plastic straws from coffee shops, it’s no wonder that the search for other ways to eliminate plastic pollution has taken off. That search has also made its way to Duquesne. Sophomore biomedical engineering major Karli Sutton, along with Professor Benjamin Goldschmidt, created a […]

Humankind harming animal life with excess waste

Humankind harming animal life with excess waste

Rachel Pierce | Staff Columnist  04/26/2018 There’s a lot of talk about human activity changing our climate, the effects of which would ultimately halt the human race. But what about the lives we are terminating without a voice? We don’t even have to look at future trends to know that we are impacting the lifespan […]

Event encourages waste reduction on campus

Event encourages waste reduction on campus

Jamie Crow | Staff Writer 04/12/2018 On a college campus it can be pretty hard to live a zero-waste lifestyle. What’s even harder is figuring out where to start. It seems like everywhere you look we’re surrounded by single-use plastics that are impossible to avoid. On April 6, Evergreen held its second annual Waste is […]

White House should work to combat climate change

White House should work to combat climate change

By Shivani Gosai 2/7/18 One of the most globally pressing issues is the current state of the Earths climate. Increased carbon dioxide and other human-made emissions into the atmosphere are causing our planet to see the warmest years on record. Consequences of our changing climate can be seen through increases in global temperatures, melting ice […]

Eco-Soap supports environment and working women

Eco-Soap supports environment and working women

By Rachel Pierce | Staff Columnist 11/09/17 After reading the story of the Eco-Soap Bank, you may have a hard time revisiting soap stores like Lush or Bath and Body Works. Founded in 2014 by University of Pittsburgh graduate Samir Lakhani, the Eco-Soap Bank recycles used soaps from hotels for those in developing countries, specifically […]

Professor gets grant for well tests near fracking sites

Professor gets grant for well tests near fracking sites

Brandon Addeo | News Editor Residents of southwest Pennsylvania can learn if their well water has been contaminated by fracking operations for free — all thanks to a Duquesne professor and his students. John Stolz, director of Duquesne’s Center for Environmental Research and Education, received a $48,000 award from the Heinz Endowments earlier this month […]

Duquesne hosts second annual ‘Integrity of Creation’ conference

Duquesne hosts second annual ‘Integrity of Creation’ conference

Kailey Love | Photo Editor In 2015, the pope called upon Catholics around the globe to look at the world around them and take steps to protect the environment. A year later, Duquesne contributed toward this goal over the course of two days with its annual Integrity of Creation conference. Inspired by Pope Francis’ encyclical […]

DU Sustainability MBA program ranked

DU Sustainability MBA program ranked

By Gigi Jeddi | The Duquesne Duke Duquesne’s Masters of Business Administration with a Sustainability Focus is the 4th best MBA program in the United States and 10th best in the world, according to recent rankings in Corporate Knights Magazine. Diane Ramos, associate director of graduate business programs, teaches outreach classes for the program. The […]

Climate conference reduces emissions with ‘carbon neutrality’

Climate conference reduces emissions with ‘carbon neutrality’

By Gigi Jeddi | The Duquesne Duke A three-day conference on climate change hosted by Duquesne last week attracted dozens of speakers and attendees, and generated approximately 70 metric tons of carbon emissions due travel, food and energy consumption. However, these emissions were offset by a new environmental concept — carbon neutrality. Carbon neutrality is […]

Eco-friendly PNC tower opens Downtown

Eco-friendly PNC tower opens Downtown

By Carolyn Conte | The Duquesne Duke In the newly completed Tower at PNC Plaza, one of the greenest office buildings in the world, employees flush the toilets with rain water. As people bustle around downtown Pittsburgh on a busy Monday afternoon, several stop in their tracks to look up at the 800,000 square foot, […]