News by Topic: Sustainability
January 11, 2021
Consumer electronics have changed a lot in 20 years – systems for managing e-waste aren’t keeping up
Essay co-written by Callie Babbitt, associate professor in Golisano Institute for Sustainability, published by The Conversation.
January 7, 2021
Gift from Delta Environmental helps RIT establish environmental education program at Tait Preserve
The citizen science nonprofit Delta Environmental is establishing a new endowment at RIT to create an environmental education program at the Tait Preserve of RIT.
January 6, 2021
Making co-ops count: Work experiences continue during pandemic
Students on co-op are picking up more than occupational and professional skills. As the pandemic unfolded last spring and summer, they saw firsthand how companies manage even in the midst of a crisis.
January 5, 2021
Can a future ban on gas-powered cars work? An economist explains
Essay by Amit Batabyal, the Arthur J. Gosnell Professor of Economics, published by The Conversation.
December 22, 2020
Americans increase waste by 25% during the holidays as more stay at home, shop online
WROC-TV talks to Charles Ruffing, director of the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute, about reusing items and reducing waste before turning to recycling.
December 10, 2020
Expanded RIT Master Plan gives grads a solid next step
RIT has announced an extension to a tuition scholarship program for RIT graduates seeking to further advance their career opportunities while the job market recalibrates and the country responds to the coronavirus pandemic.
December 4, 2020
RIT Professor Seth Hubbard receives DOE grant to develop low-cost, high-efficiency solar cells
Professor Seth Hubbard is an expert in designing, growing, and fabricating solar cells and said that if the cost of these highly efficient solar cells can be reduced enough, they could be used to help devices ranging from smartphones to drones to cars.
November 13, 2020
Legislation could move Rochester to top of innovation industry
WROC-TV talks to Nabil Nasr, associate provost for academic affairs and director of the Golisano Institute for Sustainability, about the proposed Innovation Centers Acceleration Act.
November 13, 2020
RIT celebrates graduate student research with weeklong virtual symposium Nov. 16-20
RIT will celebrate graduate research during the 13th annual Graduate Education Week and Showcase: A Vision into the Future. The virtual event—Nov. 16 to 20—creates a platform for sharing and exchanging ideas during the COVID-19 pandemic, with pre-recorded and live presentations, demonstrations, visual exhibitions, and an alumni panel discussion.
October 26, 2020
Connections: Discussing the impact of plastic use - and waste - during the pandemic
WXXI’s “Connections” program features Harshita Sood, assistant director for campus sustainability.
October 2, 2020
Venture Creations companies advance to round two finals of Grow-NY competition
Two companies associated with RIT’s Venture Creations technology business incubator have advanced to the round two finals of the Grow-NY competition. Grow-NY is a food innovation and agriculture technology business challenge focused on enhancing the emerging food, beverage and agriculture innovation cluster in Central New York, the Finger Lakes, and Southern Tier regions.
September 17, 2020
Gaining speed to clean energy
The Rochester Beacon talks to Rich Notargiacomo, venture coach, Venture Creations, and Nabil Nasr, associate provost and founding director of the Golisano Institute for Sustainability, about new clean energy companies.