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  • September 25, 2020

    Perspectives on Energy Sustainability

    Sustainability Institute Faculty News, September 25, 2020

    Scientific evidence demonstrates that our reliance on fossil fuels – about 70% of the energy that fuels our economy -- results in air and water pollution that affects the climate and us, and we must transition to more benign systems. Wind and solar technologies are attractive: They lack the emissions when operated, over the last decade their deployment has accelerated, and in some... Read More


  • August 17, 2020

    Director INSIGHTS: A Message from Elena Irwin

    Sustainability Institute Faculty News, August 17, 2020

    Sustainability is fundamentally about justice. It seeks a just intergenerational distribution by constraining current activities so that future generations can flourish, or minimally meet their own needs. Ensuring that environmental impacts and natural capital (environmentally derived goods and services) are distributed justly within the current generation — i.e., intragenerational ... Read More


  • April 14, 2020

    Director INSIGHTS: A Message from Kate Bartter

    Sustainability Institute Faculty News, April 14, 2020

    Spring came quietly to our campus this year. While I have missed seeing the telltale signs on a university campus — students shedding their winter garb early at the first hint of warm weather, tulips blooming in front of the Faculty Club, and a stroll across the Oval while dodging Frisbee players — I have enjoyed watching nature spring to life in my backyard outside the window of my dining... Read More


  • March 31, 2020

    Director INSIGHTS: A Message from Elena Irwin

    Sustainability Institute Faculty News, March 31, 2020

    Cloistered in my upstairs office at home and feeling incredibly lucky to be able to work and live a relatively normal existence, I have been wondering what a post-COVID-19 outbreak world will look like. I’m sure you have been, too. We are living in the midst of a colossal disruption that not only is one of the largest public health threats we’ve faced as a nation but also is wreaking economic... Read More


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