I just thought it was phenominal that of the 4 front page articles on Tuesday, February 10, 2009′s issue of the Stanford Daily, 3 of them pertained to the environment. The articles, “Eco-carnival touts sustainable living,” by Katherine Jewett, “University Eyes Research Money,” by Christine McFadden, and “Professor Contributes to Google Ocean,” by Robert Toews gave a clear impression of where the interests on this campus and in these times lie. An environment-related editorial, “The sky is spitting on me and I want rain,” by Emily Grubert, focused on a lack of community awareness of the serious droughts we are heading into this summer. In total, 4/8 non sports-related articles and editorials in the day’s issue pertained to energy and the environment. Congratulations, Daily Staff, you officially are awesome in my book! Here are some synopses of my favorites… if you like them I recommend the full articles: Continue reading
Yes… It talks about the green dorm.
I knew this had to be out there somewhere, but I just never knew where. Sorry to all of you for whom this is obvious. It’s a page about what Stanford is currently doing to be sustainable, off the SustainableStanfordÂ site, in the realm of buildings. I talks all about the performance goals, and how Y2E2 and the Jasper Ridge Field Station have won all these awards, but then it talks about how sustainable they are because they’re building a new dorm. Maybe we can hold them to it!
“The upcoming Green Dorm will be a living laboratory for sustainability and represent the latest in sustainable building technology and practice. Itâ€™s expected to generate more electricity than it uses, emit no net carbon and use half the water of comparable dorms.”