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UMass Lowell and the City of Lowell Sow the Seeds for a Sustainable Future

UMass Lowell and the City of Lowell Sow the Seeds for a Sustainable Future

(Courtesy of UMass Lowell) The university has four solar arrays, located on the roofs of Costello Gym, Bourgeois Hall, Leitch Hall and Dugan Hall, consist of 1,172 panels that combined can produce 246 kW of power. Vernon Gibbs Connector Staff The world is changing. For better or for worse, today’s world is in a constant

Donation from alumni enables university to unite sustainability programs under one umbrella organization

Joanne Yestramski, left, Brian Rist, John Lebeaux and Ruairi O’Mahony at the unveiling of the Rist Urban Agriculture Farm (Jon Winkler / Lowell Sun) Brigid Archibald Connector Editor The Office of Sustainability, the Climate Change Initiative and research on clean energy and sustainability will soon come together under a new umbrella institution at UMass Lowell,

Op-ed: Is it ethical for UMass Lowell to partner with Aramark?

Alexander Gounaris Connector Contributor   On Dec. 3, 2018, students at New York University (NYU) — the nations largest private university — began a 155-hour occupation of the institution’s library demanding the termination of any business relations with the dining services conglomerate Aramark. NYU’s Incarceration to Education Coalition, which advocates for prison divestment organized the protest.

UMass Lowell launches farmshare program with Mill City Grows

Brigid Archibald Connector Editor  The Office of Sustainability is launching a Farmshare program which would provide the participants with locally grown food delivered to their office weekly for 20 weeks during the summer and part of the fall. Last Summer the Office of Sustainability piloted the program under the title of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

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