Richard Cogdell - Bacterial Photosynthesis (MWV 069)

submitted by: MicrobeWorld
Richard Cogdell is the Director of the Institute for Molecular Cell and Systems Biology at the University of Glasglow, Scotland. Richard was led to a career in studying bacterial photosynthesis by a desire to learn and understand basic photosynthesis, he "wanted to know how natured worked." In 1995, Richard's research group, in collaboration with others, used protein crystallography to determine the three dimensional structure of a light-harvesting complex from the purple bacterium,...

LEED Certification: Motives for Implementation

submitted by: omfries
This research investigates environmentally friendly buildings and the incentives or disincentives behind their construction. More specifically, this paper describes the incentives to build LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) projects. Current research displays that LEED buildings generate higher rents and sales price. LEED certification also helps to lower building life-cycle costs meaning lower expenditures for utilities and maintenance. This raises two fundamental...

Educating for Sustainable Citizenship

submitted by: PopePat

A documentary examining the environmental sustainability education programs of Snipes Farm & Education Center in Morrisville, PA, and the Manhattan Country School in New York City, NY.

Introducing Sourcemap: the Open Source Platform for Sustainability and Supply Chain Transparency

submitted by: amerigo
How can we begin to make sustainable decisions without information about the products and services we buy? At Sourcemap, we believe you have a right to know where things come from and what they're made of. Sourcemap is a free and open platform for understanding the social and environmental impacts of modern supply chains. It is a rich social tool for crowd-sourcing information from producers, designers and consumers to build a comprehensive catalog of consumer products. Built-in...

Implementing Rainwater Harvesting: The City of San Diego's Efforts

submitted by: Elliot_Seeto

An investigation into what exactly the City of San Diego is doing regarding rainwater harvesting infrastructure.

Greening the University

submitted by: jgrosvenor
The need for sustainability within the university has been apparent for some while now; however it is only recently that this need has been seriously addressed in campus planning. This paper investigates the various approaches to sustainable practices within the university, and further examines the specific challenges and obstacles to the implementation of these practices. Also explored is the new type of collaboration between the sustainability institute and campus planning departments...

Implementing Sustainable Practices and Elements in University City

submitted by: amonreal88

This study seeks to improve the pedestrian environment in University City. The community is very automobile-dependent, but characteristics of the community (land uses and densities) promote sustainability efforts.

Greening the University

submitted by: jgrosvenor
The need for sustainability within the university has been apparent for some while now; however it is only recently that this need has been seriously addressed in campus planning. This paper investigates the various approaches to sustainable practices within the university, and further examines the specific challenges and obstacles to the implementation of these practices. Also explored is the new type of collaboration between the sustainability institute and campus planning departments...

Affordable Housing Gone Green

submitted by: kkle

The study of green affordable housing versus conventional affordable housing development in the City of Poway, California.