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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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Wetland Expert Gives Keynote Address at the 3rd Annual Wetland Symposium

On Wednesday, April 23, RU hosted the 3rd Annual Wetland Symposium.  Dr. Curtis Richardson of Duke University, a wetlands ecologist who consulted on the restoration of the wetlands in Iraq, gave the keynote address.  Dr. Richardson’s presentation included pictures from … Continue reading

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RU Participates in Focus the Nation

Radford University was one of over 1,000 U.S. colleges and universities to participate in Focus the Nation, a nation-wide “teach-in” event dedicated to generating discussion on solutions to global climate change.  The RU event was sponsored by the student environmental … Continue reading

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Mountain Top Removal Lecture at RU

Dave Cooper, an activist from Lexington, Kentucky, brought his Mountaintop Removal Roadshow to campus on Tuesday, November 13.  The combined slide show and lecture took place at 7:00 pm in the Hurlburt Auditorium.  Mountain top removal is a controversial technique … Continue reading

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RU Chemistry and Biology Majors Address High School Students about Environmental Research

Four RU students presented a breakout session for students from Roanoke area high schools at the Clean Valley Council’s Earth Summit on Nov. 1, 2007.  High school junior and seniors from around the Roanoke valley attended the event.  RU students … Continue reading

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Award-winning High School Students Present at Wetland Symposium

  Team Estonoa Three students from St. Paul’s High School, St. Paul, VA. presented the results of their award-winning wetland project at the 2nd Annual RU Wetland Symposium, on April 26, 2007.  Candice Castle, Virginia Burton, and Haley Kiser are part … Continue reading

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IPCC former director warns of serious climate change dangers

Krista Green, George Santopietro, Judy Guinan, Kate Gaston, Robert Watson Robert Watson, World bank Chief Scientist and former chair of the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, delivered his speech, “Science and Politics and Climate Change” to a standing-room … Continue reading

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