environmental

‘Green’ group teaches proper recycling

‘Green’ group teaches proper recycling

By Casey Chafin | The Duquesne Duke A student group on campus is working hard to clear up any confusion Duquesne students, faculty and staff might have when it comes to proper recycling. Gretchen Scheetz, co-president of Evergreen, a student group dedicated to making Duquesne more environmentally friendly, said her organization is currently working to […]

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, […]

Professor receives research grant

By Adam Kelly | The Duquesne Duke The Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Science has received a research grant of $304,000 this spring from the National Institutes of Health to help fund the research of Jana Patton-Vogt’s cell membrane study. Patton-Vogt, a biochemist and professor at Duquesne, said that the money will be used […]