Hilltop Views

Kozmetsky Center brings guest speaker to explore environment, faith

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September 30, 2014

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Solving global problems is something that St. Edward’s University students aspire to achieve throughout their college experience and beyond.Environmental author and director of the Rachel Carson Council, Robert K. Musil, visited St. Edward’s on Sep...

University can be more green if it teaches students sustainability

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September 25, 2014

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St. Edward’s University has taken steps to lower its carbon footprint and global impact.Sustainability is more than overhead decisions to invest in LED lights, add additional recycling containers, implement compost containers and p...

Plastic bag ban could be positive for Austin – online

February 27, 2013

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Starting March 1, 2013 a city wide ban of single-use paper and single-use plastic bags will go into effect in Austin. This is the first ordinance in a large city to ban single use bags in an attempt to reduce waste, according...

Climate change finally finds its way onto the executive agenda

January 30, 2013

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Climate change is finally an issue on President Barack Obama’s agenda. But is that enough? And furthermore, is it on your agenda? “We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betr...

Composting initiative is a step in the right direction

January 30, 2013

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The university is gradually becoming a more environmentally sustainable campus, with composting being the most recent addition to the conservation initiatives. Compost bins are now available for diners to dispose of food scraps in the H...

Documentary filmmaker discusses consequences of fracking

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November 7, 2012

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The Oscar-nominated director of the American documentary, “Gasland,” came to St. Edward’s University on Oct. 29 to answer questions and discuss his film and firsthand perspective of the impacts of drilling for natural gas...

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