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Funding powers sustainability efforts

News Centre - Sustainability - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 15:12
University and city partnering to reduce energy and water consumption, as well as greenhouse gas emissions.
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From trash to treasure

News Centre - Sustainability - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 15:58
Keep your eyes peeled for a freshly painted dumpster, bearing a message brought to you by three Queen’s students as part of Waste Reduction Week.
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Creating a smaller carbon footprint

News Centre - Sustainability - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 11:23
Part of CAPit, Chernoff Hall project is the single largest greenhouse gas reduction measure in the history of Queen’s University.
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Going green on campus

News Centre - Sustainability - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:29
Green Office Certification program highlights sustainable practices by offices and helps indentify opportunities to create a greener workplace.
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Reducing energy demand

News Centre - Sustainability - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 08:50
By participating in the Industrial Conservation Initiative, Queen's has avoided costs of close to $10 million to its electricity budget since 2012.
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Committed to food sustainability

News Centre - Sustainability - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 12:17
From using locally-grown products and information programs to meeting dietary and allergy restrictions, sustainability remains a core value at Queen's.
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A bigger and better Sustainability Week

News Centre - Sustainability - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 09:23
Sixth annual event at Queen's features a wide range of events bringing together the Queen's and Kingston communities to discuss sustainability.
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Queen’s researcher recognized for work on toxic algae blooms

News Centre - Sustainability - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 11:02
The Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences (CJFAS) has selected a paper lead by Queen’s National Scholar and researcher Diane Orihel as Editor’s Choice for 2017.
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Bikesharing service moves into high gear

News Centre - Sustainability - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 10:03
Dropbike, a start-up which expanded to Kingston this summer, has added more bikes and bike drop-off locations around town.
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Power disruptors

Sustainability Office News - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 15:00
Power disruptors

Imagine a time in which electrical energy is generated all around you and the cost of that energy is continuously falling. Imagine that the only place to view electrical infrastructure, like transformers and telephone poles, is in a museum. Imagine that every building in your daily life generates the electricity that powers every device within it and charges a battery to maintain that power at night or when the sun is obscured. Imagine that the mass production of electrical energy does not add to the heating of the planet nor require massive public or private investments in unsightly carbon-producing infrastructure.

Read more in this article from the Queen's Alumni Review: http://www.queensu.ca/gazette/alumnireview/stories/power-disruptors 

In one of their labs at ePOWER, Praveen Jain, using tweezers, holds a tiny power converter. Marko Krstic holds a traditional integrated circuit board that can be replaced by the single microchip.

 

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