Creighton University continues to be named a ?Tree Campus USA University? for its dedication to campus forestry management and environmental stewardship by the Arbor Day Foundation. Creighton is one of the inaugural Tree Campus USA honorees and has been honored every year since.
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2009 (Inaugural year)
Creighton has been honored by being listed in The Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges over the years. Developed by The Princeton Review in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the Guide to 286 Green Colleges is the first free comprehensive guidebook focused solely on institutions of higher education that have demonstrated an above-average commitment to sustainability in terms of campus infrastructure, activities and initiatives.
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University to Build Nebraska's Largest Solar Array
Creighton University will harness Nebraska's sunshine and wind this spring as the University begins assembling a large array of solar panels and wind turbines at various locations across campus. When completed, the solar array will be the largest in the state.
The alternative energy project will be part of a new degree program for students studying technology and applied science in the College of Arts and Sciences. They will have research opportunities to assist with the building of the solar array, which will be located in a University parking lot.
In the spirit of recent sustainability efforts, Creighton’s Facilities Management has introduced a new program to recycle used writing utensils such as pens, dry-erase markers, mechanical pencils, markers and highlighters.
Read more at the Creightonian article from September 2010.
The environment and sustainability were featured topics on "Creighton in the Community" during January 2011.
The James R. Russell Child Development Center’s outdoor nature classroom earned the national designation of a certified Nature Explore Classroom from the Arbor Day Foundation and Dimensions Educational Research Foundation. The national certification places the Center in a select circle. It is the first certified Nature Explore Classroom located at a college or university in Omaha, the 12th certified Nature Explore Classroom in Nebraska and one of 42 that have been certified in the U.S. Nature Explore Classrooms are part of the Nature Explore program, a collaborative project of the Arbor Day Foundation and Dimensions Educational Research Foundation. Developed in response to the growing disconnect between children and nature, certified Nature Explore Classrooms are designed to help fill the void by educating young children using research-based principles for integrating nature into their daily learning.
Omaha World-Herald, May 5, 2010
Creighton University will soon produce the most solar power in Nebraska, enough juice to keep the electricity humming in three large campus buildings.
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KETV, May 4, 2010
An array of solar panels marks the beginning of an effort by Creighton University to broaden its focus on green technology.