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Coalfields Alternative Spring Break a Success!

Drs. Theresa Burriss and Rick Roth went with 11 students to the borderlands of Virginia and Kentucky to study coal mining, coal culture, and coal mine land reclamation, and to participate as volunteers in a reclamation project on a mountaintop … Continue reading

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RU Environmental Center Associates Get QEP Grant for Alternative Spring Break

Drs. Theresa Burriss, Rick Roth, and Christine Small received a Radford University QEP grant to support taking up to 15 students (and interested faculty, we hope) to mountaintop removal sites in Virginia and/or Kentucky for a 3-day, two-night period during … Continue reading

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Radford’s Greening Efforts Get Attention

Dateline September 4, 2012 The Roanoke Times is running a story on some of the sustainability-related activities on campus.  Check it out at http://blogs.roanoke.com/theburgs/news/2012/09/01/green-efforts-ongoing-at-ru/ The grant that is referred to was the result of a collaboration between R.U. Environmental Center … Continue reading

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Environmental Center Associates Head for the Coalfields

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On November 11, 2011, three RUEC associates and two students headed southwest into the Central Appalachian coalfields of Kentucky and southwest Virginia to learn more about mined land reclamation.  Theresa Burriss (Appalachian Studies), Rick Roth (Geospatial Science), and Christine Small … Continue reading

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Campus Sustainability Day

Oct. 19 7 p.m., Bonnie Auditorium Carbon Nation Carbon Nation is a documentary movie about climate change SOLUTIONS. Even if you doubt the severity of the impact of climate change or just don’t buy it at all, this is still … Continue reading

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Trip to Solar Decathlon

Radford University’s Environmental Center and the Department of Interior Design & Fashion (ID&F) have received a grant to send students and faculty members to the Solar Decathlon in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 26. The trip will give students and faculty … Continue reading

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Sustainability Awareness Event

Find out about what RU is doing to become a greener, more sustainable campus at the RU Campus Sustainability Program.  The event is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct 21 at 7:00 pm in Davis 151.  Also included will be the announcement … Continue reading

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RU to Host Appalachian Environment Speaker Series

Radford University will host Appalachian Elements: Preserving Land, Water, Air, & Community for a Sustainable Mountain Future beginning on October 2 through November 10.  The series will feature presentations, community discussions and other events by local environmental organizers, artists, journalists … Continue reading

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Green Team Hosts Earth Day Event

Earth Day Festival– Redefining Tree Hugger The Green Team, Radford University’s environmental club, hosted an Earth Day Festival on Tuesday April 22nd. Activities included games and an outdoor screening of “Kilowatt Ours” — a film on energy conservation and alternative … Continue reading

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RU Hosts Lecture on Biodegrable Plastics

Dr. Justin Barone of Virginia Tech delivered the keynote address at the Virginia Blue Ridge Section of the American Chemical Society meeting at RU on Thursday, April 17.  Dr. Barone’s research is aimed at reducing the more than 29 million … Continue reading

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