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Hope Grows Here

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013
Senior soils and sustainable crop systems major Joseph Williams created "Hope Grown," a garden behind the pool at Clemson University

Soils and sustainable crop systems major Joseph Williams created “Hope Grown,” a garden of five laser-straight rows nestled behind the pool at Clemson University’s Outdoor Lab, to engage campers from camps Hope and Sertoma.

Shifting gears to become a bike friendly campus

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013
Tanya DeOliveira is creating sustainable initiatives for making Clemson a more bike friendly campus.

With improved bike parking and signage and new bike lanes on the way, Clemson will see an implementation of bike friendly initiatives over the next 10 years.

The roots of the university — the Student Organic Farm leads the way in sustainable farming

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

[TITLE][SHARE] by Jonathan Veit School of Agriculture, Forest and Environmental Science Nine billion. That’s how many people will inhabit the earth by 2050. How do we feed nine billion people? How do we feed them well in a way that is both economically and environmentally sustainable? In a way that will make a profit and [...]

ARTS turns old rubber tires into new products

Monday, June 10th, 2013
Danny Metz, operations manager for Clemson’s Asphalt Rubber Technology Service, demonstrates how water reacts on rubberized ashault.

There’s no shortage of tires in South Carolina. And Clemson University’s Asphalt Rubber Technology Service promotes, designs and tests the use of recycled scrap tires in rubberized asphalt and in other civil infrastructure applications.

Take a walk through South Carolina without ever leaving Clemson

Monday, April 22nd, 2013
A rendering shows what the Longleaf Pine Flatwoods portion of the Natural Heritage Garden will look like when complete.

The new Natural Heritage Garden at the South Carolina Botanical Garden will uniquely represent the ecological aspects and heritage of each part of South Carolina. The Heritage Garden will include three distinct ecosystems — the plants, ecological processes and connections with mankind — to represent the state’s mountain, piedmont and coastal plain areas.

Save Our Mascot: Students from across the country are joining Clemson students in the fight to save wild tigers.

Monday, April 15th, 2013
Tigers have lost 97 percent of their native habitats to deforestation and overdevelopment. Clemson students have started the national Tigers for Tigers Coalition to partner with students from schools across the country to save tigers in the wild.

The Clemson student club Tigers for Tigers has put Clemson on the forefront of tiger conservation by creating an alliance — called the National Tigers for Tigers Coalition — with 12 schools that share the tiger mascot. Their goal is to protect wild tigers by raising national, and even international, awareness.

Making the move from disposable medical devices to reusable

Monday, March 4th, 2013
In her lab at CUBEInC, Clemson professor Melinda Harman (right) and her students work to understand the reality of cleaning and sterilization of medical devices in hospitals and reprocessing companies.

As part of the the Medical Device Recycling and Reprocessing Certificate Program, Clemson students work specifically with the recycling and reprocessing of surgical instruments.

Parking and Transportation: commitment to sustainability brings efficiencies to campus

Monday, February 18th, 2013
Dan Hofmann, Clemson

Clemson’s own Parking and Transportation Services team also has its eye turned toward sustainability and continues to introduce strategies to reduce the carbon footprint on campus.

Top stories from The Echo in 2012

Monday, January 14th, 2013

Let’s take a look back at 2012 and see what you read the most in The Echo and on the Clemson Alumni Homepage, plus, which alumni profile stories you found most intriguing.

Students for sustainability practice what they preach

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012
LEAF resident Devon Cornelius wants to spread the word and get others involved in the subject of sustainability. Here he works in the group’s garden outside Calhoun Courts residence hall.

What do a student in psychology, a student in biosystems engineering and a student in graphic communications have in common? A passion for sustainability.