News Articles in Sustainability/Environment

January 21, 2014
Joel SalatinSmall-farm issues in a big-farm world are the central theme of "Down to Earth," a new documentary created by Ball State University students focused on promoting a more sustainable and locally based food system for our nation. The 35-minute film spotlights east central Indiana farmer Kyle Becker and his passion to implement sustainable farming methods to help heal his land while providing healthy food to people throughout the region.
September 6, 2013
Congressman Luke Messer and President Jo Ann Gora attend a Sept. 6 press conference announcing the new Congressional Leadership AcademyCongressman Luke Messer and Ball State President Jo Ann M. Gora have established the new Congressional Leadership Academy for high-ability high school juniors in Indiana’s 6th Congressional District.
November 13, 2012
Ball State University recently was recognized for its sustainability achievements by a North American higher education organization dedicated to supporting environmentally responsible practices.
June 21, 2012
Ball State University was honored this week for its across-the-board efforts at environmental stewardship by an international organization that includes some of the world's most prestigious colleges and universities.
March 19, 2012
Ball State will dedicate the nation's largest geothermal system of its kind during a March 20 ceremony in Sursa Hall.
February 13, 2012
Speakers from across the country will come to Ball State this spring, providing the campus community with new ideas on a variety of topics.
January 30, 2012
Ball State students will help build a solar-powered house as part of a competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy.
August 19, 2011
Coinciding recognitions from the U.S. Green Building Council and the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education confirm Ball State's environmental leadership. Completion of the university's nation-leading geothermal energy project, meanwhile, could put it "over the top," predicts Robert Koester, longtime chair of the Council on the Environment.
June 28, 2011
greenroof.jpgPart of the university’s initiative to nurture an environmentally conscious campus includes a new green area installed atop a recently constructed energy station, itself a component of Ball State’s geothermal energy project.
April 22, 2011
For the second year in a row, Ball State University has been named one of the country's most environmentally responsible colleges by The Princeton Review. The university is one of only 311 schools in the nation to be recognized as an eco-friendly campus by the nationally known education service company.
November 4, 2010
The Hoosier Environmental Council recognizes Ball State University with its Technology Innovator of the Year award during the Green Policy Forum.
October 14, 2010
The university earns a leadership award from Second Nature and the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment as a "best example" of how higher education is helping shift society's thinking and behavior toward greater sustainability.
September 8, 2010
Ball State has received a grant to purchase new air conditioners in the Robert Bell Building’s computer lab that will help reduce the university’s electrical demand.
August 26, 2010
10_alu027_017_195.jpgSix hundred students arriving on campus this fall have moved into the new Kinghorn Hall, named in honor of Tom Kinghorn, who dedicated more than four decades of service to Ball State before his retirement as vice president of business affairs and treasurer in June 2009.
May 6, 2010
The Princeton Review names Ball State to its green college guide as one of the nation’s most environmentally responsible schools. The university is one of 286 schools in the nation to be recognized as an eco-friendly campus.
March 29, 2010
Media outlets and visitors from around the country — and the world — are keeping a close eye on Ball State's geothermal initiative.
February 8, 2010
Ball State joins sustainability rating system and takes a campuswide step toward sustainability.
October 30, 2009
lugartruck195.jpg$5 million boost to Ball State's geothermal initiative.
October 1, 2009
Ball State University graduate Kristopher Pring took part in the 2009 Smarter Planet University Jam, sponsored by IBM, and was named a top student contributor. He has been invited to be a part of a student advisory council through IBM to further discussions on sustainability issues.
September 9, 2009
Indianapolis to host expanded Greening of the Campus conference for first time.
May 8, 2009
Construction of the country's largest geothermal heating and cooling system begins at a unique groundbreaking ceremony, with U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar doing the honors.
May 4, 2009
Sen. Richard Lugar will pull double duty on campus Saturday, May 9, serving as principal speaker at spring Commencement and presiding over the start of construction on the largest geothermal heating and cooling system in the country.
February 9, 2009
Four graduate students from the College of Architecture and Planning earn $1,000 scholarships.
February 6, 2009
Board of Trustees approves plan for a geothermal energy solution to the university's long-term central heating and cooling needs. Removing outmoded boiler system will save up to $2 million a year in operating costs and cut Ball State's carbon footprint almost in half.
October 17, 2008
kiwi195.JPGBall State has again found a spot on the list of the nation's top 75 green universities as outlined in Kiwi magazine's "Green College Report." This year is the second year in a row the university has been recognized by the parenting publication.
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