New Theme, Go Green

As I thought about my research project, I’ve decided to go in a different route that would be a better topic to discuss about. Going green has been a big part of all college campuses around the world and it’s interesting to see how people are going about to help the environment.

How are students trying to go green? What are they doing to get on the list of the top 15 green schools in the world? Included in the top 15 schools is Oberlin College. The students at Oberlin College created a web-based system to calculate how much energy and water is being used. The students are keeping aware of how much energy is used and how to change their lifestyle to decrease the consumption of energy. Along with the system they created, on their school’s website they have a “Green Living Guide” showing students tips on hwo to live a greener lifestyle.

The New York Times showcased Oberlin College and interviewed students to see how they were maintaining a green lifestyle, what experiments they’re doing, and following their example of being environmentally healthy.

Along with Oberlin College, our very own Maryland school was on the top 15 schools making a big effort in the green evironment. Univeristy of Maryland College Park was number 15 on the list of green schools. Their initiative is to become the school most successful in going green.

It seems as though most college campuses are aware of the global situation and are taking matters in their hands to show that they care about the environment and therefore are aiming for greener pastures.


4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by courthammond on October 4, 2009 at 3:39 am

    This is a great theme! You can do so much with it. You can talk about the importance of going green and even the trend itself. I think you’re really going to find a lot of information to work with for this theme. Towson also has student organizations you could talk to about this subject.


  2. Posted by tymacleod on October 5, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    Lily, I also considered this at first. It seems like a good idea, and would allow for a lot of sources, information, etc. I think it would be interesting to look at the costs of going green, as well as the processes behind it. I heard rumors once that the processes/factories which create hybrid type vehicles actually have more of a negative affect on the environment as a whole as opposed to regular cars. Again, I’m not sure about that, but I do imagine that many “green” things are in fact very expensive…something which makes the idea harder for most people considering the state of the economy.


  3. Posted by TL on October 8, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    I agree that this is a much more promising direction for your project and look forward to seeing how things develop.


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