UMass Amherst senior Hannah Weinronk of Lexington, Mass., a public health sciences major with a concentration in food systems, was part of a three-person Real Food Challenge team that recently won first place and $75,000 from the unite4:good foundation’s national unite4:inspiration competition.
Note: This report has been updated with a corrected 2015 STARS score.
In recognition of its sustainability accomplishments in areas such as operations, academics and research, engagement, and administration, the campus has once again received a gold rating announced this month from the...
The combined Central Heating and Power Plant at UMass Amherst has won many awards for innovation and efficiency. Ray Jackson, campus physical plant director, shows us the facility, including a backup gas supply that keeps the campus warm in the lowest temperatures.
David A. Reckhow, civil and environmental engineering, and his colleagues have received a $4.1 million grant to create a national center for research aimed at assisting small-sized drinking water systems.
The National Science Foundation has awarded an $810,000 grant to Holyoke Community College, in partnership with UMass Amherst and Hampshire College, to create collaborative programs combining clean energy studies with sustainable agriculture and share new resources that will benefit students at all...
Four members of the Sustainable UMass team were honored for their work Oct. 20 as the Patrick administration presented its Leading by Example Awards during ceremonies at the State House.
Ezra Small, Rachel Dutton, Victoria Rosen and Craig Nicolson were recognized for their campus-wide...
A technical assistance grant recently awarded by the state Department of Energy Resources is allowing the Town of Amherst and UMass Amherst to receive expert advice at no cost on whether to expand the campus’ “micro grid” and install renewable energy systems at campus and town facilities to enhance energy resiliency in the event of future power outages and major weather events.
A Massachusetts-focused meal and panel discussion will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 24 in Hampshire Dining Commons. The “Massachusetts Day” meal begins at 5 p.m. and the panel opens at 6 p.m. Media may interview Commissioner Watson, campus sustainability organizers and local farm broker Joe Czajkowski at 4:40 p.m.