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Paradise Creek Ecosystem Restoration Project Moves Forward
Posted: Wednesday, June 24 2009
June 24, 2009 Note to media: Electronic versions of project renderings are available upon request.  MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, today signed a project partnership agreement to move forward with a long-awaited Paradise Creek Ecosystem Restoration project. Design work will now begin on th...
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Volunteer Opportunities at the Stateline Wetland
Saturday, October 17 2009 at 9:00 AM
Help restore the Palouse landscape, get some fresh air, and enjoy the beautiful fall weather. Sustainable Idaho, in conjunction with the University of Idaho Sustainability Center, is sponsoring multiple volunteer tree plantings during the month of October. Volunteers will revitalize Palouse habitat by planting native species of trees, shrubs and grasses in the area. Boots and durable pants are ...
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Volunteer Opportuny at the Stateline Wetland
Saturday, October 24 2009 at 9:00 AM
Help restore the Palouse landscape, get some fresh air, and enjoy the beautiful fall weather. Sustainable Idaho, in conjunction with the University of Idaho Sustainability Center, is sponsoring a final volunteer tree planting day. Volunteers will revitalize Palouse habitat by planting native species of trees, shrubs and grasses in the area. Boots and durable pants are strongly recommend...
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President's Sustainability Symposium: Transitioning Our Energy Infrastructure From Old to New
Posted: Wednesday, September 30 2009
Written by Ken Kingery MOSCOW, Idaho – Transitioning to a smarter, sustainable energy system based on renewable technologies is one of the greatest challenges facing the U.S. The University of Idaho is helping lead the way by bringing together experts, policy makers and the general public to ask the difficult questions and further the discussion. The theme for the universit...
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University of Idaho Freshmen Teach 2nd Graders to "Read" the Local Landscape
Posted: Wednesday, September 30 2009
Written by Alecia Hoene MOSCOW, Idaho – They say you don’t really know a subject until you have taught it to someone else. On Friday, Oct. 2, University of Idaho students will have an opportunity to learn through teaching. As part of the service-learning component of the university's CORE program, 20 student volunteers from CORE 125 "Earth and Our Place on It" will guide 62 second graders from...
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Sustainable Idaho to Host Green Roof Tour
Thursday, October 8 2009 at 12:30 PM
The Sustainable Idaho Initiative will host a tour of the University of Idaho’s first green roof on Thursday, Oct. 8, at 12:30 p.m., as part of its GreenHows speaker series. Project leader Mark Miller will give a brief presentation about the milestones and challenges of implementation of the green roof project, followed by a viewing from the catwalk overlooking the roof. Tour participants will meet...
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Webinar--Multimodal Transportation Planning: Funding
Friday, October 16 2009 at 10:00 AM
The University's Building Sustainable Communities initiative and Students for Place-Based Planning and Urban Design will host a webinar titled " Multimodal Transportation Planning: Funding " on Friday, Oct. 16, at 10 a.m. The session will cover how to obtain funding to support multimodal transportation planning projects. Part of the American Planning Association webinar series. Idaho Commons Panor...
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Webinar--Multimodal Transportation Planning: Funding
Friday, October 16 2009 at 10:00 AM
The University's Building Sustainable Communities initiative and Students for Place-Based Planning and Urban Design will host a webinar titled " Multimodal Transportation Planning: Funding " on Friday, Oct. 16, at 10 a.m. The session will cover how to obtain funding to support multimodal transportation planning projects. Part of the American Planning Association webinar series. Idaho Commons Panor...
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Webinar: "Creating Sustainable Communities"
Friday, December 4 2009 at 10:00 AM
The University's Building Sustainable Communities initiative and Students for Place-Based Planning and Urban Design will host a webinar titled "Creating Sustainable Communities" on Friday, Dec. 4, at 10 a.m., in the Idaho Commons Panorama Room. The session, part of the American Planning Association webinar series, is free and open to the public. This session will begin with an overview of the sus...
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Author Reading: Novella Carpenter
Monday, October 19 2009 at 7:30 PM
Author and entrepreneur Novella Carpenter will read from her memoir "Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer" and from her blog, Ghost Town Farm, on Monday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the Administration Building, University Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. A Northwest native with back-to-nature roots, Carpenter began squat farming in a gritty urban Oakland, California neig...
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University of Idaho Students Help Native Planting Program Grow its Roots
Posted: Monday, October 19 2009
Written by Alecia Hoene MOSCOW, Idaho – When budgets are tight, how do universities increase educational opportunities for students and save money at the same time? A collaboration between the University of Idaho Sustainability Center and the university Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance department is providing one answer to this question. The two programs hav...
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University of Idaho Sustainability Center Stirs Up Campus for Climate Change
Posted: Tuesday, October 20 2009
Written by Alecia Hoene MOSCOW, Idaho – Last winter, the University of Idaho Environmental Science Program spearheaded a campus dialogue about the global climate crisis when it hosted a “Teach-In on Global Warming Solutions.” To continue that dialogue, the university's Sustainability Center will host a full-day Fall Teach-In on Wednesday, Nov. 4 The event will be held in co...
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Brown Bag: Paradise Creek Ecosystem Restoration Project
Wednesday, October 28 2009 at 12:30 PM
On Wednesday, Oct. 28, the Sustainable Idaho Initiative will host a presentation on the Paradise Creek Ecosystem Restoration Project as part of its GreenHows speaker series. Participants will meet at 12:30 p.m., in the Student Recreation Center classroom for a presentation by Ray Pankopf, director of Architecture and Engineering Services for University of Idaho Facilities. Pankopf will lead a tour...
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University of Idaho Sustainability Center’s ‘Get Rooted’ Program to Work with Private Landowners on Moscow Mountain
Posted: Wednesday, October 21 2009
Written by Alecia Hoene MOSCOW, Idaho – The native Palouse landscape has rapidly dwindled over the last 100 years in the face of agriculture and urban development. On Saturday, Oct. 24, a campus collaboration sponsored by the University of Idaho Sustainability Center will take one step toward restoring this unique ecosystem. As part of national Make a Difference Day, member...
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President's Sustainability Symposium: Transition to Sustainable Energy Systems
Thursday, October 22 2009 at 8:00 AM
The theme of this year’s symposium is Transition to Sustainable Energy Systems with a focus on electricity, including issues with generation, transmission and utilization in a carbon-constrained economy. Expert panelists in technology and policy will discuss strategies that allow for continued growth in electric demand while minimizing the potential climatic impact of this growth. Additionally, in...
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President's Sustainability Symposium: Transition to Sustainable Energy Systems
Friday, October 23 2009 at 8:30 AM
The theme of this year’s symposium is Transition to Sustainable Energy Systems with a focus on electricity, including issues with generation, transmission and utilization in a carbon-constrained economy. Expert panelists in technology and policy will discuss strategies that allow for continued growth in electric demand while minimizing the potential climatic impact of this growth. Additionally, in...
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University of Idaho Sustainability Center Sponsors Cell Phone and Ink Cartridge Recycling on Campus
Posted: Monday, October 26 2009
Written by Fatou Sogoyou-Bekeyi MOSCOW, Idaho - The University of Idaho Sustainability Center has placed collection boxes around campus to encourage recycling of old cell phones and empty ink cartridges. The collected cell phones will be reused, refurbished, or smelted down for metal and plastic components to be made into new products. Empty ink cartridges will be refilled and reused. Many cel...
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Reusable Bottle Giveaway Promotes Sustainability
Posted: Monday, October 26 2009
Written by Melissa Shumake MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho Sustainability Center and the university’s Dean of Students office gave away 1,500 reusable stainless steel beverage containers this fall to new students on campus, including freshmen, transfer students, and incoming graduate and law students. The Dean of Students office participated as a way to incorporate the values of Bill McK...
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Recycling at Tailgating Supported by PanHelennic and Interfraternity Councils
Posted: Monday, October 26 2009
Written by Melissa Shumake MOSCOW, Idaho – Vandal fans may have noticed something new at pre-game tailgating events this season: student volunteers collecting aluminum cans, plastic bottles, cardboard and other recyclable materials. The Panhellenic Council and the Interfraternity Council, the governing bodies of the university’s sororities and fraternities, have both agreed to make recycling at...
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Focus on Sustainability: E-Waste Kick-Off Event
Thursday, November 5 2009 at 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
The University Sustainability Center will be collecting electronic waste on the Moscow campus at various convenient locations. The center will have a table in front of the Idaho Commons on Thursday, Nov. 5, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., to kick off the collection and spread the word about the importance of recycling e-waste.
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Student Forum on Social Equity
Thursday, November 12 2009 at 4:00 PM
Sustainability has become a hot topic in recent years as businesses, homeowners and universities try to save money while going "green." True sustainability, however, requires more than just financial savings. Sustainability includes the balancing and integration of environment, economy and social values. The University Sustainability Center is launching an effort to strengthen the social equity ...
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Advancing Sustainability Efforts: $25,000 in Grants to Fund Projects
Posted: Friday, November 6 2009
MOSCOW, Idaho – Through a competitive process, thanks to $25,000 in funding provided by the University of Idaho Sustainability Center and the Sustainable Idaho Initiative, nine projects have been selected to advance sustainability efforts at the University of Idaho's Moscow campus in surrounding communities. The annual grant competition is one collaborative way the university's sustainability ef...
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News Release | Sustainability | Idaho at Glance
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Sustainability Center: Second Annual Sustainable Holiday Fair
Thursday, December 3 2009 at 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
The University Sustainability Center will host the second annual Sustainable Holiday Fair on Thursday, Dec. 3, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., in the Idaho Commons Clearwater and Whitewater rooms. The fair feature sustainable gifts, such as those produced locally, fairly traded, hand crafted, and using environmentally friendly materials. There will be many local vendors at the fair as well as several student group...
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Zero Waste: University Embraces Food and Farm Composting
Posted: Thursday, January 14 2010
Written by Jeannie Matheison MOSCOW, Idaho – At the University of Idaho Commons food court, disposable plastic silverware is being replaced with compostable ‘spud ware,’ a potato starch-based silverware. Also, sugar cane fiber plates and paper-based to-go clamshells are replacing Styrofoam products that can only be tossed into the trash bin. Campus Dining, in collaboration with the university’...
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News Release | Sustainability | Idaho at Glance | Register Features
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Recycling Residence Hall Style
Posted: Wednesday, January 20 2010
Written by Tina Deines MOSCOW, Idaho – The residence halls are full of recycling maniacs, as University of Idaho Housing participates in Recyclemania for the second year. Recyclemania is a nationwide competition between universities to see which institution can recycle the most from Jan. 17 - March 27. Volunteers will weigh the recyclables in the residence halls and tally them up throughout the ...
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Food on the Table: a gathering to grow the resources that will feed the palouse
Friday, March 26 2010 to Saturday, March 27
Please join local growers, educators, sustainable food advocates, and community members as we collectively address our regional food system priorities in this unique "working" conference.
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University of Idaho’s Climate Action Plan Envisions a Sustainable Campus Community
Posted: Tuesday, January 26 2010
Written by Joe Nickels MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho Sustainability Center has released a Climate Action Plan, the first step in a long-term, comprehensive strategy to make the University of Idaho a zero-emissions campus by 2030. The Climate Action Plan is a framework for both immediate and long-term action. “It is up to our generation to initiate the ...
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University of Idaho Establishes Electronic Waste Guidelines
Posted: Tuesday, January 26 2010
Written by Joe Nickels MOSCOW, Idaho – Electronic waste, or “e-waste,” is a growing environmental and public health concern. The University of Idaho has taken a proactive approach to this issue, developing its own processes for proper disposal that ensure public safety, consumer health and fiscal responsibility. Many of the products we rely on every day, including computers, cell phones, TVs, p...
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McCall Outdoor Science School Educates Idaho Kids About Climate Change
Posted: Wednesday, January 27 2010
Written by Sue McMurray Wal-Mart grant will help with student-focused program MCCALL, Idaho – Snow-day school closures in early October, extra-hot summers and an overabundance of creepy insects to scare little sister may seem like a great way to live to some Idaho kids. But while these factors may be fun now, they are signs of impending climate change that could alter their futures. A new clim...
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Natural Resources | Steve Hollenhorst - MOSS | University of Idaho Boise | News Release | Sustainability | Southern Idaho | McCall Outdoor Science School
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Climate Change, Wood Bioenergy and Carbon Emissions to be Explored at Forest Sustainability Conference
Posted: Wednesday, January 27 2010
Written by Sue McMurray MOSCOW, Idaho – Forest managers, landowners, conservationists, and federal, state and private agencies will benefit from a natural resource conference focusing on climate change, bioenergy and sustainable forest management. The conference will help people connect global-scale issues – regarding renewable energy, carbon emissions and more – to potenti...
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Natural Resources | Jay O'Laughlin | Conservation Social Sciences | University of Idaho Boise | News Release | Sustainability
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Disappearing Ducks? North America’s Prairie Potholes Vulnerable to Warming Climates
Posted: Monday, February 1 2010
MOSCOW, Idaho – The loss of wetlands in the prairie pothole region of central North America due to a warmer and drier climate will negatively affect millions of waterfowl that depend on the region for food, shelter and raising young, according to research published today in the journal BioScience. The new research from a collaboration between the University of Idaho, South Dakota State...
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Sustainable Idaho Brown Bag: Stateline Wetland Revitalization Project
Thursday, February 18 2010 at 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Sustainable Idaho hosts a presentation by the University of Idaho Women in Science group. The student group has worked as project managers, laborers and grant writers over the past several years to restore a wastewater treatment wetland on the outskirts of the University campus. In addition to habitat revitalization, the group is working to turn the site into a community wildlife park, complete wi...
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Farmers and Chefs Connect at Local Foods Event
Posted: Wednesday, February 10 2010
Written by Kim Peterson MOSCOW, Idaho – Farmers, ranchers and chefs will have the unique opportunity to discuss ways to source fresh, local agriculture to local food service venues at the 2010 North Idaho Farmer-Chef Collaborative. Held in Moscow on Monday, March 1, this interactive event is fashioned after the popular “speed dating,” and pairs buyers and sellers to facilita...
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Agricultural and Life Sciences | Rangeland Ecology and Management | News Release | Sustainability | Idaho at Glance
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Recyclemania Awards
Thursday, March 25 2010 to Thursday, March 25
The awards for Recyclemania will be presented during University Housing and the Residence Hall Association's "Global Block Party" on Thursday, March 25. The Global Block Party will be a minimum waste event as well. The Global Block Party will be held in the Living Learning Communities during the evening.
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Earth Week 2010
Monday, April 19 2010 to Friday, April 23
April 19-23 is Earth Week on the University of Idaho campus. Many campus organizations and departments are involved with planning this year's events. On Friday, April 23 there will be a celebration on the Tower Lawn, including a barbeque and live music.
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College of Graduate Studies | Sustainability | Student Affairs | Academic Affairs
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Webinar on Culture Shift: A Training in Global Warming Communications and Behavior Change
Tuesday, April 6 2010 at 11:00 AM
The University of Idaho Sustainability Center will host the Webinar on Tuesday, April 6 in the Jack's Creek room at University Facilities. This Webinar will draw from some of the largest data sets on public engagement and global warming to provide tips on how to tailor climate outreach and behavior change strategies to particular segments of the public with a focus on engaging young Americans.
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Earth Week Keynote Presentation by Derrick Jensen
Monday, April 19 2010 at 7:30 PM
Renowned environmentalist and author Derrick Jensen will present the keynote speech for Earth Week, entitled “Civilization and Resistance”, at the University of Idaho Agricultural Science Auditorium.
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Webinar: Sustaining Sustainability with Alumni Support
Tuesday, April 20 2010 at 11:00 AM
The University of Idaho Sustainability Center will host a Webinar entitled “Sustaining Sustainability with Alumni Support” in the Jack’s Creek room at the Facilities building April 20 at 11 a.m.This Webinar will feature the story of three schools that have successfully included alumni in on-campus sustainability efforts. Dano Weisbord, Environmental Sustainability Director at Smith College, will...
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Documentary: "No Impact Man"
Wednesday, April 21 2010 at 7:00 PM
“No Impact Man”, a documentary about one man’s decision to eliminate his family’s environmental impact for one year, will show at the Borah Theater in the Student Union Building at 7 p.m.
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Documentary: "No Impact Man"
Thursday, April 22 2010 at 7:00 PM
“No Impact Man”, a documentary about one man’s decision to eliminate his family’s environmental impact for one year, will show at the Borah Theater in the Student Union Building at 7 p.m.
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Earth Week Celebration on the Tower Lawn
Friday, April 23 2010 at 3:30 PM to 10:30 PM
The University of Idaho Sustainability Center is collaborating with several university and community organizations to host a BBQ, carnival, and concert on the Tower Lawn to celebrate Earth Week. The event is free and open to the public from 3:30-10:30 p.m.
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University Housing sees gains in its second year of Recyclemania participation
Posted: Thursday, April 8 2010
Written by Tina Deines MOSCOW, Idaho—University Housing at the University of Idaho saw less garbage and more compostable materials and recyclables this year, compared to last year during Recyclemania, Jan. 17 - March 27. Recyclemania is a nationwide competition that pits school against school to see who can recycle the most. University Housing also participates in hall competitions as part of th...
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Energy Audit Internship Program Created at University of Idaho
Posted: Tuesday, April 13 2010
MOSCOW, Idaho – University of Idaho students will build real-world skills helping regional businesses become more energy efficient starting this September. The University of Idaho Sustainability Center and Environmental Science Program are partnering with the Idaho Small Business Development Center at Boise State University to fund student internships to conduct energy audits in Moscow, Lewiston ...
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University of Idaho Ranked in Top 286 Green Colleges Nationwide
Posted: Thursday, April 22 2010
MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho is one of the country’s most environmentally-responsible colleges according to The Princeton Review, which recently ranked the university as one of the nation's top 286 green colleges. Developed in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council, this is the first guidebook focused solely on institutions of higher education who have demonstrated an above ...
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New Courses for Sustainability Distance Education to be Created through Sustainable Idaho Grants
Posted: Monday, April 26 2010
MOSCOW, Idaho – Five University of Idaho faculty will receive grants totaling almost $20,000 from the Sustainable Idaho Strategic Initiative through its annual Greening the Curriculum grant competition. The grants will fund the development of new online courses to expand the university’s distance education curriculum related to sustainability. Selected projects have interdisciplinary ap...
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College of Graduate Studies | Greg Möller | Gary Johnson | Michael O'Rourke | Research | News Release | Sustainability
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New Graduate Program Builds Interdisciplinary Education with Sustainability Focus
Posted: Monday, April 26 2010
MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho launched a new Professional Science Master’s program in Natural Resources and Environmental Science on Monday. The PSM is offered as part of the university’s master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, and is one of a select few in the nation that specializes in natural resources, environmental science and water resources. The PSM i...
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University of Idaho Partnership with Coeur d'Alene Tribe and Communities Named Finalist for National Engagement Award
Posted: Friday, May 7 2010
MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho is a finalist for the national C. Peter Magrath University/Community Engagement Award. The university was selected for its partnership with the Coeur d'Alene Tribe and its communities, and is one of just five universities to be selected as a finalist. The university/community partnership also received the Outreach Scholarship/W.K. Kellogg Foundation Engagem...
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University of Idaho Extension Wins Community Engagement Grant
Posted: Monday, July 26 2010
MOSCOW, Idaho – The Northwest Area Foundation will continue its support for the Idaho Horizons program with a $200,000 grant to the University of Idaho and its partners to work with communities to build economic prosperity. Nearly 50 small towns across rural Idaho have participated in Horizons since the program began in 2003. Their successes are impressive. Local residents have created new busine...
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National Environmentalist Bill McKibben to Give Keynote Address at President's Sustainability Symposium March 30 – April 2
Posted: Monday, September 20 2010
MOSCOW, Idaho – Nationally renowned environmentalist Bill McKibben will provide the keynote lecture at the University of Idaho President's Sustainability Symposium. The annual event's theme will be "Building Campus Sustainability," and will focus on sustainability in the built environment. It will take place March 30 – April 2 in Moscow, Idaho. The term built environment refers to the human-made ...
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Art & Architecture | Bruce Haglund | News Release | Sustainability | Architecture
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Students Score Big for Recycling at Vandal Football Tailgate Events
Posted: Friday, November 12 2010
Written by Alecia Hoene MOSCOW, Idaho – Amidst the tailgate revelry at University of Idaho football games, a group of devoted student volunteers endeavors to keep the Kibbie Dome parking lot clean and green. The University of Idaho Sustainability Center is administering its second annual Tailgate Recycling Program this fall, a student-run effort to reduce waste associated with tailgate activiti...
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From Trash To Keepsakes: Graduation Gowns Take Recycling to the Next Level
Posted: Tuesday, November 30 2010
Written by Amanda Cairo MOSCOW, Idaho – As students walk across the commencement stage Dec. 11, a fresh set of graduates will head out into the world not only in style – but with a green conscience and a different perspective from using sustainable gowns. “With the ability to transform a waste product into a usable commodity, our society stands a better chance of sustainable survival,” said Sco...
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Report Details Idaho's Hispanic Labor Force and Economic Status
Posted: Friday, December 3 2010
Written by Bill Loftus MOSCOW, Idaho – The recent recession doubled the unemployment rate for Idaho's Hispanic workers to 15 percent in 2009 from 7 percent in 2007, according to a report prepared by the University of Idaho in partnership with the Idaho Commission on Hispanic Affairs. The November report on Hispanics in the state’s labor force and economy is part of the university’s "Idaho at a Gl...
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Agricultural and Life Sciences | Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology | Priscilla Salant
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Donation Drives New Direction of Bioenergy Research at University of Idaho
Posted: Monday, January 3 2011
Written by Alecia Hoene MOSCOW, Idaho – A $25,000 donation from Texas entrepreneur Randy Hill and his company, APT Advanced Trailer and Equipment LP, to the University of Idaho has funded research focused on converting woody biomass to energy. The gift has allowed the university to install a pilot-scale pyrolysis unit at its steam plant. Pyrolysis is a type of incineration that uses almost no ox...
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Armando McDonald Redirect | Research | News Release | Sustainability | Funding | Idaho at Glance | Register Features
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University of Idaho Selected for Carnegie Foundation 2010 Community Engagement Classification
Posted: Wednesday, January 5 2011
MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho's focus on engaged scholarship and student learning opportunities through outreach has garnered attention from a national audience. The Carnegie Foundation announced today that the university was selected for the 2010 Community Engagement Classification. "We are pleased with this recognition of our work in advancing engaged scholarship and student learnin...
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Priscilla Salant | News Release | Office of the President | Idaho at Glance | Register Features | Service-Learning | Duane Nellis
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Innovative Environmental Science PSM Acknowledges Real World Complexities, Seeks Sustainable Solutions
Posted: Wednesday, February 2 2011
By Donna Emert MOSCOW, Idaho – In his recent State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama noted that one government agency deals with salmon when it inhabits fresh water, while another agency oversees them in salt water. He quipped that “things really get complicated” once the salmon is smoked. Institutions of higher education also are beginning to recognize and address...
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Natural Resources | Interdisciplinary Programs | Environmental Science | Environmental Science | News Release | Sustainability | Environmental Science & Water Resources | Idaho at Glance | Register Features | Stephen Mulkey
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New Transportation Alternative Provided by U-Idaho and WSU
Posted: Monday, February 14 2011
MOSCOW, Idaho – Washington State University and the University of Idaho have partnered to offer Zimride, a social network that facilitates ridesharing, to students, staff and faculty. Zimride helps users offer or request rides for commutes, road trips and popular events. If a user has a car, they can split costs by offering rides. If a user does not have a car, they can find rides where they nee...
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Recipe for Success: $20 Million Grant Supports Collaborative Climate Research
Posted: Friday, February 18 2011
Feb. 18, 2011 MOSCOW, Idaho – Thanks to a major investment announced today by the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, the University of Idaho will lead research to better understand and plan for a changing climate in the Pacific Northwest. The five-year, $20 million USDA award will fund the work of a research team led by University of Idaho entomologist Sanford...
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Agricultural and Life Sciences | Natural Resources | Sanford Eigenbrode | Agricultural Economics | Research | News Release | Sustainability | Idaho at Glance | Register Features | Duane Nellis | Plant Science
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U-Idaho to Host Sustainability Symposium, Keynote Bill McKibben
Posted: Friday, February 25 2011
MOSCOW, Idaho – Registration for the 4th annual President’s Sustainability Symposium opens Friday, Feb. 25. The three-day event, which runs March 30 - April 1 at the University of Idaho, includes lectures, workshops, industry round tables, films and site tours hosted by sustainability experts. The event is free and open to the public. Online registration is required at http://www.uidaho.edu/sust...
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2011 President’s Sustainability Symposium Explores How to Build Sustainability Into Higher Education
Posted: Thursday, March 3 2011
MOSCOW, Idaho – As the training ground for tomorrow’s leaders, colleges and universities should be models of socially, economically and environmentally sustainable practices. This is the thinking behind many of the sessions offered at the 4th annual President’s Sustainability Symposium slated for March 30 - April 1 at the University of Idaho. Two all-day tracks will focus specifically on integra...
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Water Stewardship Training to be Offered in Northern Idaho
Posted: Friday, March 4 2011
COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho – Due to growing public interest in measuring and maintaining water quality throughout northern Idaho, three workshops teaching water quality monitoring skills and best practices will be offered through University of Idaho Extension this spring. Completion of the training results in certification as Master Water Stewards. Cost is $25 per participant. Workshops providing trai...
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Agricultural and Life Sciences | Ag Education & 4-H Youth Development | Water Resources | News Release | Sustainability | Northern Idaho | Natural Resources | Extension
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American Desert on Film: U-Idaho President’s Sustainability Symposium Helps Bring Documentaries to Campus
Posted: Monday, March 21 2011
MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho President’s Sustainability Symposium will co-sponsor screenings of two documentary films in support of the annual event slated for March 30 - April 1, 2011. Both films explore environmental activism in the American west, particularly the intersection of human culture and the natural landscape. Each screening will be accompanied by a discussion with the film...
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University of Idaho Internship Builds Student Skills, Helps Local Business Owners
Posted: Monday, March 21 2011
MOSCOW, Idaho – Six University of Idaho interns are building valuable, real-world skills for the emerging green economy by providing energy efficiency evaluations for small businesses in Northern Idaho. The university’s Sustainability Center and the Environmental Science Program are partnering with the Idaho Small Business Development Center and Avista Utilities to deliver the internship program....
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Screening of Documentary on Legendary Conservationist Aldo Leopold Leads Earth Week Celebration
Posted: Tuesday, April 5 2011
MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho's College of Natural Resources and Sustainability Center will co-host a free screening of a new film called “Green Fire,” the first full-length, high-definition documentary film ever made about legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold. The film will be shown on Wednesday, April 20, at 7 p.m. in the University Auditorium in the Administration Building, and is...
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Natural Resources | News Release | Sustainability | Idaho at Glance | Wildlife Resources | Register Features
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USDA Grant Supports Research Team’s Focus on Sustainable Practices for Livestock
Posted: Wednesday, April 27 2011
MOSCOW, Idaho – Researchers at the University of Idaho will focus their efforts on how to develop a sustainable livestock food system in the Pacific Northwest thanks to funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. “The University of Idaho’s research enterprise is strengthened through the support of interdisciplinary grants such as this,” said Jack McIver, vice president for research and econo...
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Agricultural and Life Sciences | Natural Resources | Business & Economics | John McIver | Dev Shrestha | Tracie Lee | Steven Peterson | Nick Sanyal | Bioregional Planning | Research | News Release | Sustainability | Northern Idaho | Funding | Idaho at Glance | Register Features | Eastern Washington
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Sustainability Center Announces Annual Grant Competition Winners
Posted: Tuesday, November 1 2011
MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho Sustainability Center has awarded grants totaling more than $7,500 to three student-led sustainability projects. The center’s mini-grant competition facilitates student engagement in building campus sustainability. The grants support initiative work in areas such as water efficiency, waste stream reduction, and climate change. Grant recipients ar...
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Dylan Hedden-Nicely, University of Idaho Graduate Student, Awarded the Avista-Waters of the West Scholarship
Posted: Tuesday, February 7 2012
Written by Alecia Hoene MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho Environmental Science and Water Resources Programs are proud to announce Dylan Hedden-Nicely as the 2012 recipient of the Avista-Waters of the West Scholarship. Hedden-Nicely, ’12, is in his final year of a concurrent law degree and a master’s degree in water resources. He said the Avista-Waters of the West Scholar...
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U-Idaho’s Alternative Spring Break Service Trips Include Idaho Communities, too
Posted: Monday, March 12 2012
By Emily Frank MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho has sent 144 students and staff, not only nationwide for Alternative Service Breaks but into Idaho’s own backyard this week. Altogether 12 teams are scattered throughout the state and nation. Three teams are volunteering in the Idaho communities of Salmon, Boise and Jerome. The other teams are in Pennsylvania, Louisiana, Georgia, Mississip...
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Open House Event Showcases U-Idaho Natural Resources Programs
Wednesday, June 6 2012 at 3:00 PM to Thursday, June 7 at 9:30 AM
The University of Idaho College of Natural Resources (CNR) will host high school students from around the state on June 6-7 as part of the Idaho State FFA Career Development Events (CDEs) organized by the College of Agricultural & Life Sciences. Winners advance to compete against teams across the nation at the National FFA Organization’s convention held each October in Indianapolis. Faculty an...
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Natural Resources | College of Graduate Studies | Wildlife Resources | Graduate Education | Forest Products Degree Option | Wildlife Resources Degree Option | CNR Club Society of American Foresters | CNR
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Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival Honored with Magrath Exemplary Program Award
Posted: Monday, December 17 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival was recently honored with a C. Peter Magrath University Community Engagement Exemplary Program Award. Since 2006, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and the National Outreach Scholarship Conference, with support from the W.K Kellogg Foundation, have partnered to recognize the outreach scholarship...
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Priscilla Salant | News Release | Jazz Festival | Office of Community Partnerships
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Seattle Philanthropists Create Endowed Chair and More at U-Idaho
Posted: Friday, February 1 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – A Seattle couple has donated $3.3 million to the University of Idaho to benefit faculty, students and facilities. The gift, from husband and wife Tom Alberg and Judi Beck, will establish the university’s first fully funded endowed chair, a pair of graduate student fellowships, establish a separate faculty excellence fund and pay for costs associated with the constructio...
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Agricultural and Life Sciences | Natural Resources | Anthony S. Davis | Research | News Release | Donor | Funding | Fellowships | Duane Nellis | Kurt Pregitzer | Advancement | CNR
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Sustainability Center Helps Create Student-Led Sustainability Opportunities
Posted: Tuesday, February 5 2013
By Wieteke Holthuijzen MOSCOW, Idaho – Helping University of Idaho students become more active by reducing their carbon footprint and showing how climate change will impact Idaho recreation, the University of Idaho Sustainability Center is supporting two student-led sustainability projects with grants totaling more than $4,500. Ryan McGrath, a doctoral student in exercise science with rese...
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Waste Not, Want Not: Solid Waste Management and Wastewater Treatment is the Focus of U-Idaho’s President’s Sustainability Symposium
Posted: Monday, February 25 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – Changing regulations and the prospect of fewer federal dollars mean wastewater treatment and solid waste management are critical concerns for today’s city planners, commercial developers, elected officials and facilities operators nationwide. That’s why the University of Idaho’s President’s Sustainability Symposium is focusing on “Community Stewa...
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Priscilla Salant | Environmental Science | Research | News Release | Sustainability | Southern Idaho | Twin Falls | Office of the President | Duane Nellis | environment | Environmental Science | President's Office | Office of Community Partnerships
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Filling a Void: U-Idaho Announces Renewable Materials Program
Posted: Thursday, March 7 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho — With the market for green products on the rise, the need for employees with skills and experiences in developing and marketing green products is becoming critical. The University of Idaho’s recently renamed College of Natural Resources Renewable Materials program is uniquely suited to develop future professionals to meet this need. “This is an exciting, new oppo...
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Natural Resources | Forest Products | Renewable Materials | Forest Products | News Release | Forest Products | Renewable Materials | Forestry | environment | Tom Gorman | Renewable Materials | Renewable Materials | CNR
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U-Idaho Semester in the Wild™ Helps Students Study and Go Wild
Posted: Thursday, March 7 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho is helping students answer the call of the wild and receive course credit with a new program, Semester in the Wild. The opportunity allows students to live and learn in the great outdoors for the fall semester and gain valuable skills. “After their Semester in the Wild experiences, students will return to their programs, energized and engaged,&r...
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U-Idaho’s Holthuijzen Selected as Udall Scholar
Posted: Monday, April 1 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho — University of Idaho junior, Wieteke Holthuijzen, has been selected as a 2013 Udall Scholar, only one of 50 in the nation and the only Idaho scholar this year. “It is such an honor to be selected for this scholarship; I don’t think that it has really sunk in yet,” said Holthuijzen, from Boise. “To receive this level of recognition really means a lot- i...
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New Indicators Website a One-Stop Shop for Idaho County and Reservation Data
Posted: Tuesday, June 18 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – Aiming to take the hard work out of finding and analyzing state and federal data for Idaho a new website, developed by University of Idaho’s Office of Community Partnerships (OCP), offers up-to-date socioeconomic data for Idaho’s counties and Native American reservations to help understand community characteristics and trends. At a time when finding reliable da...
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Priscilla Salant | News Release | Office of Community Partnerships
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Research Project Explores Socioeconomic Aspects of Bioenergy Development
Posted: Monday, July 8 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho’s Office of Community Partnerships is launching a research project to better understand the potential socioeconomic effects of using forest biomass to produce energy.
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UI Report Details Idaho’s Hispanic Students’ Attitudes and Experiences
Posted: Thursday, November 14 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – Hispanic students make up the fastest growing demographic group in Idaho’s education system, according to a report prepared by the University of Idaho in partnership with the Idaho Commission on Hispanic Affairs. They have very high aspirations for continuing education beyond high school but face challenges in terms of achievement and understanding what’s involved...
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Science | Engineering | Education | Research | News Release | University of Idaho | Moscow | Office of Community Partnerships | Melinda Hamilton
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Lessons from Taylor Ranch: Students Share Experiences Dec. 11
Posted: Wednesday, December 4 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – The inaugural class of 11 Semester in the Wild students will talk about their experiences living and learning in Idaho’s backcountry on Dec. 11 from 1 - 4 p.m. in the Clearwater Room of the Idaho Commons Building on the University of Idaho campus. The event is free and open to the public. Semester in the Wild is sponsored by the College of Natural Resources and featur...
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Against the Grain: UI Students Create New Architecture With Wood Products
Posted: Thursday, December 5 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – Taking inspiration from their own backyard, University of Idaho architecture students are finding new ways to use wood in architecture with the help of the Idaho Forest Products Commission’s Best Use of Idaho Wood Architecture Design Awards. Winning designs will be recognized during a luncheon, featuring guest speakers architect Chris Patano and Kevin Esser, chief fina...
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UI Taps Salant to Lead McClure Center
Posted: Monday, December 9 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho has appointed Priscilla Salant as the interim director of the James A. and Louise McClure Center, beginning in January 2014. Based at the university’s Boise Center, Salant is the founding director of the Office of Community Partnerships, which supports Idaho communities through research and student projects focused on local priorities. She has ...
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Greenhouse Gas Emissions Decrease on UI Campus
Posted: Wednesday, January 8
MOSCOW, Idaho – As the uncertainty regarding future climate change looms overhead, the University of Idaho is doing its part to curb greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In fact, emissions during 2011 on the UI campus decreased 12.5 percent compared to 2005. The UI conducts an annual GHG inventory in accordance with the requirements of the American College and University Presidents’ Clima...
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News Release | Sustainability | UI Campus | Office of Community Partnerships | Debbie Gray
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UI Team Researches Price of Drug Trafficking on Forests in Central America
Posted: Tuesday, February 4
MOSCOW, Idaho — A group of researchers found something unexpected during their work in Central America: the deep scars drug trafficking is leaving on sensitive landscape. The research team, including Erik Nielsen, a University of Idaho alum, and Spencer Plumb, a UI doctoral student, was focused on sustainable practices, geography and earth sciences when they noticed signs of “narco-d...
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UI Students and Faculty Awarded Sustainability and Community Outreach Grants
Posted: Wednesday, February 5
MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho Sustainability Center and the Office of Community Partnerships have awarded grants totaling more than $13,900 to five students and three faculty for the 2013-2014 academic year. The UI Sustainability Center’s student-led grant program facilitates student engagement in building campus sustainability by awarding up to $9,000 each year to student...
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News Release | Sustainability | Grants | University of Idaho | environment | Office of Community Partnerships | Debbie Gray
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UI Snake River Sugar Beet Conference Focuses on Adapting Research Results to Individual Farms
Posted: Monday, December 1
BOISE, Idaho – Nov. 26, 2014 – The University of Idaho Snake River Sugar Beet Conference planned Dec. 9 in Boise and Dec. 11 in Burley will focus on ways growers can adapt research findings to their own farms and combat herbicide-resistant weeds. This year’s conference is part of an annual series stretching back some three decades. Speakers this year will offer growers ideas for...
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