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Falling into fashion: Autumn trends and our eco impact

Hannah Knuth and Janey Locander October 15, 2021

Fall is finally here, and autumn trends are making their way across students’ clothing choices. Almost near the middle of October, cooler temperatures signal more jackets, hats and layered clothing among...

Solar panels arrive on campus

Aubrey Lathrop October 21, 2020

Solar panels will be installed on the rooftops of the PepsiCo Rec Center, Carver P.E. Center, Centennial Hall and Westerlin, according to an email sent from Augustana College to the campus community. Kai...

Nick Hylla talks about the importance of SOLSMART in neighborhoods.

Bi-State Energy Conference promotes sustainable ideas

Jackson Mainellis March 12, 2019

On Tuesday, Mar. 5, Augustana College hosted the Bi-State Alternative Energy Conference in the Gavle Rooms. A half day event, the Alternative Energy Conference welcomed members of the alternative energy...

Students collect data to create a sustainable QCA

September 4, 2014

Led by Dr. Michael Reisner, students collected data in Rock Island and Moline this summer to create a cleaner Mississippi and prevent the destruction of trees and plant life. These students sampled trees,...

Reisner to send out sustainability proposals

February 16, 2014

Michael Reisner, founder of The Upper Mississippi Studies Center, will send out proposals for sustainability-centered projects to local government units, small businesses and nonprofit organizations in...

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