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Society of Plastics Engineers helps UMass Lowell in its fight against single use plastic

Society of Plastics Engineers helps UMass Lowell in its fight against single use plastic

(Brian Yurasits / Unsplash) Michael Van Arnam Connector Contributor  Members of the UMass Lowell community are currently making collective efforts to stop the crisis of plastic pollution. Innovations have been added to the campus to help individuals get involved in the effort. Screens which tells the user how many single-use bottles have been spared have been

UMass Lowell places 16 out of top 20 “coolest” schools by Sierra Club magazine

(Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell) Photo of The Rist Urban Agriculture Greenhouse and Farm Cassandra Milnes Connector Editor On Sept. 27, 2020, Sierra Club magazine published an article of the Top 20 Coolest Schools 2020. These twenty schools have shown incredible resourcefulness during this pandemic through maintaining and improving their sustainability objectives. The criteria these

Second Hand September should occur every month for the sake of our planet

(Seab Benesh/Unsplash) According to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), it takes about 2,000 liters of water to make one t-shirt, which is about the amount of water we drink over a three-year period. Victoria M Eluszkiewicz Connector Editor  The organization, Oxfam, has created a movement called Second Hand September to encourage people to shop at

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

Local group seeks to find a solution to sewage overflows in Merrimack River

(Brigid Archibald / The Connector) the MRWC has held the conference, focusing on the potential threats to the river and the people who depend on it. This year speakers focused on topics like PFAs, Combined Sewage Overflows, and Green Architecture.   Brigid Archibald Connector Editor  Many students say they have heard stories about how people used

Toxics Use Reduction Institute at UMass Lowell is the global model for toxic use reduction

Alicia McCarthy (Right) works with students in the TURI lab, located in the Boott mills (Courtesy of TURI).  Brigid Archibald Connector Editor  Ryan Baldera, 32, of Lawrence, died after being exposed to the toxic fumes while working at the Buffalo Wild Wings in Burlington. According to a press release put out by the Burlington Fire

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,

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