Getting the Green Light
Getting the Green Light, a recurring series of online videos intended to highlight Niagara University’s sustainability efforts, will appear periodically on the university website and its social networking sites.
NU student Chris Dugan explains what got him interested in sustainable living, some recycling initiatives that he'd like to become involved in and what he thinks he can do to mitigate his carbon footprint.
Dr. Mark Gallo, an associate professor of biology, discusses how sustainability relates to his profession, his personal life and Niagara University. Hear about the work that he and his fellow NU community members are doing to "green" Monteagle Ridge.
Erin McKenney, '11, is the subject of the second episode of Getting the Green Light, a recurring video initiative launched in February by Niagara University's Sustainability Task Force. During the 2 minute, 30 second piece, McKenney talks about her role as co-president of NUHOPE (Niagara University Helping Our Planet Earth), the attainment of a $3,000 grant that will be used to construct a community vegetable garden on campus and her general outlook on the importance of being environmentally-friendly.
The series debuted on Feb. 3, 2011, with an episode featuring Luna McGill, '11, of Cypress, Calif., who co-founded NUHOPE (Niagara University Helping Our Planet Earth), an environmental stewardship club on campus. McGill discussed some of the universityâ€™s eco-friendly partnerships within Niagara County and touched upon NUâ€™s â€œdumpster dive,â€ which takes place annually during Earth Week, among other initiatives.
Dr. Steve Petersen, a philosophy professor and member of NU's Sustainability Task Force, speaks about the university's wide array of green initiatives, including its commitment to buying energy-efficient appliances, constructing new buildings that meet LEED certification, using renewable resources to generate electricity and signing the American College & University Presidentsâ€™ Climate Commitment. This video is being released as part of Niagara's Earth Day celebration on April 24, 2013.