Patricia Wright, a world-renowned conservationist, will give a talk, “Building Forests and Saving Lemurs with Technology in Madagascar,” on Feb. 27 at RIT. Wright has long been a pioneer in using new technologies to solve conservation problems, and partnerships with RIT, the Seneca Park Zoo Society and others will advance these efforts further.
Tourism has surged in Croatia in recent years, bringing with it direct economic benefits but also challenging the preservation of the natural systems that make the Adriatic Coast region so attractive to visitors. Callie Babbitt, an associate professor in RIT’s Golisano Institute for Sustainability, is using a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to study sustainable solutions addressing the growing challenge of food waste management along Croatia’s Adriatic Coast.
Most startups don’t learn how to talk to a manufacturer until it’s too late, costing them resources they don’t have. Knowing what a manufacturing partner expects from you will help ensure that your next tech commercialization is headache-free.
Waste Dive talks to Nabil Nasr, associate provost, founding director of the Golisano Institute for Sustainability and CEO of the Reducing EMbodied-Energy And Decreasing Emissions (REMADE) Institute, about REMADE's efforts to reduce energy usage and carbon emissions in manufacturing.
Plastic bags, straws and stirrers will be a thing of the past beginning Friday at RIT, as the university begins its “Ditch the Disposables” campaign to decrease plastic waste. The initiative comes with student support, and in advance of a state ban on plastic bags that begins March 1.
A program called “momentum” designed for students at RIT to develop their leadership skills while actively working to address community challenges has gained momentum, in part, due to a $250,000 donation to expand the program next semester.
RIT will use a substantial gift of real estate in Penfield to expand the university’s research and educational offerings in ecology, agriculture, sustainability and other fields. Amy Leenhouts Tait and Robert C. Tait have gifted to the university their 177-acre property, which will be dedicated as the Tait Preserve of RIT.