Understanding Energy We all know that light bulbs usually are labeled between 40 and 100 watts, but can you conceptualize what that actually means? When you turn off that light, how much energy are you saving? What could be done with that amount of energy? In order to start making a dent in reducing our [...]
Environmental Sustainability at BMC
Archive for July, 2012
This summer I have been working here at Bryn Mawr but living at Haverford in the apartments. This experience has taught me how close our colleges really are. My route from the bottom of Haverford’s campus to the Pembroke Arch takes twelve minutes if I’m booking it, twenty if I take time to see the [...]
Last Friday, July 13, a group of Philadelphia-area teachers returned to school—to learn about ground water. The educators, who are local middle- and high-school teachers, are participating in “Math and Sustainability: Helping to Make a Green Ribbon School,” a summer institute taught by Bryn Mawr Professor of Mathematics Victor Donnay.
Just across from the Gateway building and overlooked by Wyndham’s patio, the green lawn of grass butts up against a sprouting tangle of orange, white, yellow and purple wildflowers. The coneflowers, black-eyed Susans and Russian sage surround an enormous tree stump that has a new tree growing out of its roots. The area is a [...]
‘‘ Barbara Kates-Garnick ‘72 was recently honored by NEWIEE, New England Women in Energy and Environment, for her achievement in serving as Undersecretary for Energy in the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Also members of the organization are Channing Page ‘80 (left) and Carter Wall ‘83 (right). Carter says, “We are always [...]