We’re definitely proud of the student team at Spring Valley Student Farm and their work building a composting, ADA-compliant privy! Learn more about the project and why it’s so beneficial on community and environmental bases in the UConn Today article: https://today.uconn.edu/2022/09/taking-care-of-business-sustainably-at-uconns-spring-valley-student-farm/
Do you have an idea that promotes environmental and social sustainability in Connecticut? Apply for our ESS grant by October 11!
Institute of the Environment Executive Director Mike Willig was recently featured on the UConn360 podcast!
Episode 102: The Case for Not Despairing Over the Fate of the Earth
We’re joined by Michael Willig, executive director of the Institute of the Environment and a Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, who talks about why he doesn’t lose hope even in the face of grim news about the climate and environment. One of the things that encourages him is the work that UConn is doing on a number of fronts, which he tells us about. He also discusses what it was like to start his field career in a remote corner of Brazil, and how that taught him about more than just evolutionary biology. Afterwards, we travel back to the Golden Age of Radio to meet a UConn professor reluctant to relive his childhood celebrity.
Listen to the episode HERE!
The UConn Swap Shop, one of the grantees of the inaugural Environmental and Social Sustainability Grants program, was featured in an NBC Connecticut news story. Read the full article here:
“Anyone with a UConn ID, students or faculty can shop at the swap shop by bringing in an item they no longer wear. Each item gets a credit based on its quality and brand name and then shoppers can walk away with a new item.”