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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

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,

Office of Sustainability makes strides to a greener campus

A volunteer with the Office of Sustainability goes through donations during spring move-out. (Courtesy of University Relations) Jessica Kergo Connector Staff The Office of Sustainability has been making considerable strides through programs and initiatives with a range of focusses to achieve notable success towards an environmentally friendly campus. In fact this summer, UMass Lowell rose

Sustainable Move-Out returns to residence halls this spring

The Sustainable Move-Out initiative by the Office of Sustainability relies heavily on students. (Courtesy of Ed Brennan/University Relations) Nisa Holley Connector Staff Ditch the Dumpster; the Office of Sustainability will once again launch its Sustainable Move-Out initiative this spring to all on-campus residence halls. Now on its fifth year, the Move-Out program team is looking

UMass Lowell leads green scene

Constructed in 2012, The UMass Lowell Community Garden greenhouse grows fresh produce. (Courtesy of UMass Lowell) Emma Hargraves Connector Staff Since the Office of Sustainability opened in January 2015, UMass Lowell has received approximately 15 awards or recognitions relating to its commitment to sustainability. Just last year, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in

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