Sustainability News

  • July 19, 2019

    Person walks across snow as flame shoots up from pipe in the snow.

    RIT Croatia Professor Staša Puškarić featured in HBO documentary ‘Ice on Fire’

    A professor from RIT Croatia is featured in Ice on Fire, a new HBO documentary about climate change produced by Oscar-winner Leonardo DiCaprio, George DiCaprio and Mathew Schmid and directed by Leila Conners. Professor Staša Puškarić is one of several scientists featured who outline solutions designed stave off the worst effects of global warming.

  • May 13, 2019

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    A pioneer in the circular economy

    What’s good for the environment is bad for business.

    That entrenched idea long has pitted the value of environmental protection against that of economic development. President Donald Trump talks about “beautiful, clean coal,” withdraws from the Paris climate agreement, and dismantles environmental regulations—all in the name of jobs and prosperity. Meanwhile, more and more studies show climate change and its related devastation progressing at alarm-bell speed.

  • May 13, 2019

    Sustainability students in lab.

    Rochester Business Journal Features GIS

    A leading business-news publication for Western New York, the Rochester Business Journal recently published an overview of GIS and its role within the sustainability field today.

  • May 10, 2019

    GIS Commencement honors Class of 2018-19 grads

    GIS Commencement honors Class of 2018-19 grads

    Twenty-three advanced degree candidates were honored by the Golisano Institute for Sustainability during commencement ceremonies held on Friday, May 10, in Sustainability Institute Hall on the RIT campus. This year's degree candidates included six Ph.D. in Sustainability, five MS in Sustainable Systems, and ten Master of Architecture students.

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  • May 9, 2019

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    REMADE Institute selects two RIT projects for funding

    The Reducing Embodied-Energy and Decreasing Emissions (REMADE) Institute has selected 12 new projects for funding, including two involving Rochester Institute of Technology. “The selection process was highly competitive,” said Magdi Azer, REMADE’s chief technology officer. “We received many comprehensive submissions that addressed our technical focus areas. Ultimately these 12 projects, totaling $5.9 million in public-private investments, ...