New York Universities Receive “Gold Star”: Government Nods to Universities’ Support of Sustainability

Two universities in New York, Ithaca College and Hamilton College, have received the federal government’s version of a “gold star.”  Ithaca College has been awarded two Energy Star certifications for residence halls Clarke and Hood and a platinum LEED award (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) established by the U.S. Green Building Council, for a business building on campus.  Hamilton…

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Looking Up Helps Create History for Swiss Aeronautical Team – Solar Powered Aircraft Takes Flight

Solar Impulse – solar=powered flight takes to the skies This time, Icarus didn’t fall out of the sky. On this past Wednesday afternoon, a pioneering aviation company hailing from Switzerland made small history when they flew a new kind of aircraft across the idyllic Swiss countryside. Their iconic prototype airplane has become the largest, lightest aircraft to ever successfully fly, but what…

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