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.
Callie Babbitt, an associate professor in RIT’s Golisano Institute for Sustainability, will study sustainable solutions that will address the growing challenge of food waste management along Croatia’s Adriatic coast.
RIT is hosting workshops this summer to help high school students from the Rochester area learn about the science behind clean energy and fuel cells. The “Clean Energy: Electricity Generation Using Fuel Cells” workshops feature hands-on experiments and tours of RIT’s facilities.
The New York State Pollution Prevention Institute is hosting a daylong program at RIT next week that will explore how businesses throughout the state and from coast-to-coast are reducing food waste, including by making use of organic resources to lessen their environmental footprint.
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.
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.
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, ...