Magazine Archive

Grant to cut energy use teams college with community
The Dorr Foundation has awarded Saint Joseph's a $23,550 grant to help monitor energy use more closely on campus, and also partner with students in a nearby community to monitor, calculate and reduce energy use at their school and homes. Campus sustainability coordinator Jeanne Gulnick will tr...
President Lee signs Climate Commitment
President Joseph Lee has joined with other college presidents nationally to sign the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC). By signing the document, Dr. Lee commits the college to creating a plan that reduces greenhouse gas emissions on campus and to educational...
College and consortium members receive $500,000 to battle invasive plant
By Charmaine Daniels The Maine Milfoil Consortium, which includes Saint Joseph's College, recently received $500,000 in federal funds to fight an invasive aquatic plant that has infested 26 Maine lakes, including one cove of Sebago Lake. The group, which came together two years ago to addr...
Make a Difference Campaign continues quiet phase
In a previous issue of this magazine, Saint Joseph's announced the first phase of its new capital campaign to construct a Center for the Study of the Envir...
Can we drill our way out of foreign oil dependence?
Science professor takes a look at our energy future by Charmaine Daniels and Brent Wooten  Dr. Johan Erikson has studied and...
How can we fuel our future wisely?
Economist looks at a few real-world solutions by Charmaine Daniels We have to move boldy if we want to lessen our dependence on foreign o...
Earth Day 2010
Required class about Planet Earth proved to be ahead of its time Before sustainability became a buzz word and colleges nationwide wholly embraced the green movement, Saint Joseph’s stood on unique ground nine years ago when it decided to require an environmental science course for ...
Professor’s pioneering research on effects of ocean acidification garners global attention and third science grant
Professsor Mark Green talks about the global threat of ocean acidification on Maine Public Radio. Listen Dr. Mark Green knows the...
New campus building to house environmental sciences
College will also raise funds for new labs in Mercy Hall The college will build a Center for the Study of Environmental Sciences by the fall of 2009, if all goes according to plan. The proposed building will house environmental science and marine science disciplines and free up lab sp...
Cleaning the carbon footprints
To highlight the connection between food and climate change, Bon Appétit, St. Joe's food vendor, is introducing a Low Carbon Diet Program. According to Stuart Leckie, Bon Appétit's manager on campus, one-third of global greenhouse gas emissions come from the energy used to grow, store, transport a...
Marine science professor targets harmful red tide in Casco Bay
Greg Teegarden wants to know much more about how red tide develops in nearby Casco Bay. A sophisticated tracking buoy purchased with a National Science Foundation grant should now give him and his students a much better picture of these toxic algae blooms by collecting new kinds of data in Harpsw...
Saint Joseph’s appoints sustainability coordinator
Is sustainable attainable? Saint Joseph’s hopes so – its new effort to promote environmentally friendly practices on campus is called Attainable Sustainable.
Scientist presents key research at national ocean acidification workshop
"We are acidifying our oceans," says Dr. Mark Green, an environmental science professor who spoke to a national workshop on ocean acidification at Scripps Institution of Oceanography in California last month. The scientific community has become interested in Green's research on the effects of low...
Will elm trees make their way back?
Can you help us solve the mystery of the St. Joe's elms? Legend (and some undeniable paperwork) tell us that in 1991 Saint Joseph's College purchased a membership with the Elm Research Institute in Keene, N.H., and received 100 seedlings of the American Liberty elm var...
Discovery of new species spurs biologist to expand Caribbean research
Over semester break, biology professor Ray Gerber and Scott O'Donnell '06 bushwhacked through mangrove swamps, slogged through mud-bottomed ponds and swatted mosquitoes, while gulping Gatorade to keep ahead of the steamy tropical heat.
National Science Foundation study
Oceanographer seeks far-reaching solution to clam deaths Lab technician Shannon Reilly ...
John Paul II Center
Leading Theologian To Speak At John Paul II Center Event Monsignor Lorenzo Albacete, friend of John Paul ...
Love your Mother: Saint Joseph’s resident environmentalists offer 10 tips for living green here on Earth
1.) Turn off anything that is not in use; especially computers. Most energy used by computers goes into running the monitor, so tu...
Just how healthy is the Gulf of Maine?
Saint Joseph's oceanographers talk about environmental issues coming to the forefront of public debate and policymaking for this vital ecosystem - and many others.
Out of the classroom, into the bay
Learning ecology by experiencing ecology.  During May semester, natural sciences professor Johan Erikson took seven students out to explore the ecology of the Gulf of Maine by kayak. For three weeks, they investigated the “confluence of oceanographic, ecological, biological, ...
Growing at Saint Joe’s
CSA farm manager Michial Russell reflects on the year’s harvest at Pearson’s Town Farm.
CASE scholars commit to community & sustainability
This fall, the College hosts its first ever Community and Sustainability Engaged Scholarship (CASE) recipients, who will pursue service and leadership skills through a curriculum that emphasizes academics and community engagement.
Reflecting on the Elk River incident
On the shore of a disaster: faculty address Elk River chemical spill.
Happily Over Her Head
Danielle Somma ’06 makes her living under water.