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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Innovative Approaches to Sustainability at Other Campuses

Here are a few selections of the innovative approaches to sustainability taking place on other college campuses. Each of these examples was chosen because they represent ideas that UCSC could potentially implement in some form, or in some cases, already has begun to. If you see something here that you want to make a reality at UCSC, contact the Sustainability Office and we will help you direct your ideas toward fruition! 

University of Missouri Researchers Developing Biodegradable Displays for Electronics
With the amount e-waste growing each year, the need for innovative solutions to consumer electronics disposal has never been higher. Professor Suchismita Guha and graduate student Soma Khanra collaborated with a team from the Federal University of ABC in Brazil to develop organic structures that could be used to light handheld device screens like the kind your using to read this webpage.

Student-installed sensors help monitor Botanical Garden
By monitoring humidity and extreme temperatures via five wireless sensor stations installed at the sprawling Strawberry Canyon site, the students hope to reduce wasteful use of resources in the upkeep of the gardens.

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