Spotlight on sustainability: A bright hope for the Syracuse University campus or a fading dream?
All the buzzing widgets, blinking bulbs and electric air coolers in Newhouse I, II and III zapped through 150,200 kilowatt-hours of electricity last July. This is 7.5 times the energy consumed by the average automobile in the year 2000. It's 64 times the total magnetic field energy in all the magnets of the Large Hadron Collider, and 12 times the average yearly single-family home electricity usage.
Green ways think, drink, and do your laundry on Earth Day.
In honor of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, The NewsHouse presents Earth Day videos featuring two fun, easy ways to be greener, and a closer look at how much Syracuse University students really know about environmental issues.
SU students show their (lack of) knowledge about environmental issues.
Imagine Syracuse University 50 years from now, under 10 feet of water — waves sloshing up the sides of the Carrier Dome, desk chairs and tables rushing past E.S. Bird Library, students backstroking down Marshall Street. It’s a nightmarishly wet future for SU. But one that will become increasingly real if unmitigated global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions continue to rise over the next half century, bringing the planet closer and closer to the point of irreversible change.
In order to do your laundry in an environmentally friendly way, you no longer have to beat your clothes on a rock at the nearby creek. Here are some tips on how to save energy and time when washing your clothes:
1) Don’t wash them. This is easy. Wait as long as possible to have a full load, and wear things more than once. Airing out clothes in between wears on the back of a chair or a rack prepares them for the next time you put them on.