Internship Opportunities!

Hey Bearcats! Hope you are all having a great start to the Fall semester! If you are interested in sustainability and climate and energy solutions, check out the link below for some amazing internship opportunities available starting in Spring 2016. There are several different positions open for all majors including: communications, marketing, policy and analysis, and science and resilience. If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to ask!

http://www.c2es.org/about/career-opportunities

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Will the Climate Really Benefit from Natural Gas Fueled Trucks and Buses?

In light of recent criticism, companies are trying to “go green” by switching the fuel their trucks and buses use from diesel to natural gas. Although this seems like a good idea in theory, some environmentalists are realizing that while diesel emits a large amount of carbon dioxide, natural gas emits a larger amount of methane which is thought to be more harmful to the environment. Regardless, scientists and companies alike are trying to find a solution to cut costs as well as reduce their carbon footprint. Read the article below published by the Environmental Defense Fund to learn more:

https://www.edf.org/blog/2015/08/13/natural-gas-fueled-buses-and-trucks-will-climate-really-benefit

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Methane and Carbon Dioxide: Why Climate Action Means Addressing Both

Do you ever wonder which gases impose a negative impact to our plant? Well, two of them are methane and carbon dioxide. They both vary in their levels of harm, but one thing is for sure, both have damaging effects, but both can be reduced. Read the article posted by the Environmental Defense Fund on how we, as a society, need to combat the levels of methane and carbon dioxide in order to better our future:

https://www.edf.org/blog/2015/08/12/methane-and-co2-why-climate-action-means-addressing-both

 

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Hey Bearcats! Take a quick two minutes and read through this slide show to learn how you can lead a more sustainable lifestyle

 

 

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Why Solar Panels are Becoming a Middle-Class Commodity

Solar panels have been prevalent in the news for several years now and were first thought out to be an expensive investment, but, with technology advances and a lot of research, solar panels are now affordable and accessible to virtually everyone. Not only do solar panels create more jobs and create a cleaner environment, they are ideal for homes, universities, hospitals and many other facilities that use an abundant amount of electricity. Please check out the article below from the Environmental Defense Fund to find out more about solar panels:

http://www.edf.org/blog/2015/03/04/why-solar-panels-are-becoming-middle-class-commodity

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