News by Topic: Sustainability
March 4, 2020
What’s Old Can Be New Again for Businesses
The New York Times talks to Nabil Nasr, associate provost and founding director of the Golisano Institute for Sustainability, and Michael Thurston, research faculty in the Golisano Institute for Sustainability, about remanufacturing and privacy concerns.
March 4, 2020
Measuring greenhouse gases in your backyard could soon be a reality
WROC-TV talks to Kalathur Santhanam, professor in the School of Chemistry and Materials Science, and Reeba Thomas, a materials science graduate student, about a device that measures greenhouse gases in real time.
February 20, 2020
Global lemur expert to speak at RIT about technology in conservation
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.
February 14, 2020
Researching food waste
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.
February 5, 2020
How the REMADE Institute hopes to reshape manufacturing with recycling in mind
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.
January 28, 2020
Connections: Discussing the impact of Wegmans' ban on most single-use plastic bags
WXXI’s “Connections” program features Harshita Sood, assistant director of campus sustainability.
January 27, 2020
RIT gets greener with elimination of plastic bags and straws
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.
January 17, 2020
The first step in managing plastic waste is measuring it – here’s how we did it for one Caribbean country
Essay by Clyde Hull, professor of management, and Eric Williams, professor of sustainability, published by The Conversation.
December 12, 2019
‘Momentum’ program expands, offering more RIT students leadership skills
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.
December 3, 2019
NY environmental study looks at bottle bill expansion
The Albany Times Union reports on a study by the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute on expanding New York's bottle bill to include wine and liquor bottles.
December 3, 2019
RIT gifted 177-acre estate to expand research, educational offerings
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.
November 12, 2019
New book by RIT’s Nabil Nasr assembles world’s thought leaders on remanufacturing
A new book by Nabil Nasr, associate provost and director of RIT’s Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS), brings together many of the world’s thought leaders on the fundamentals of remanufacturing and its vital link to resource efficiency and the circular economy—including two additional authors from RIT.