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K-State professors test native plants as roofing alternative
R. Todd Gabbard, assistant professor of architecture, and Lee Skabelund, an assistant professor of landscape architecture, have installed an experimental green roof -- or living roof -- over a third-floor breezeway in Seaton Hall's west wing.


K-State Sustainability Conference Jan. 23


Grounds crews saving money, the environment with bicycles
bicycle with plants on trailerFor the second spring in a row, K-State personnel responsible for seasonal planting will ride their bicycles to the 65-plus beds and planters scattered across campus, a move that was borne out of necessity.


K-State organizes third annual Dialog on Sustainability
The Consortium for Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability and its partners have planned the third annual Dialog on Sustainability at Kansas State University. The consortium has headquarters at K-State, where administrative leadership is provided by the Center for Hazardous Substance Research in the College of Engineering.


K-State professors envision the role of interior designers in a sustainable future
Kansas State University's interior design professors focus on sustainability in teaching and research so they can influence both the future of the interior design profession and the creation of a sustainable future.


K-Staters help learning center with demonstrations of solar energy's potential
UFM Community Learning Center, 1221 Thurston St., Manhattan, has renovated its solar facility to serve as a regional demonstration of passive and active solar technologies. Many activities associated with solar and wind energy, as well as energy conservation and recycling, are planned to accompany the building renovation. K-Staters from across the campus helped in developing the new design for the facility.


A quick look at recycling and sustainability efforts across the K-State campus
cardboard waiting to be recycled From recycling bins at the residence halls to minimizing the environmental impact of laboratories, see what steps K-Staters are taking across the campus to make K-State a greener university.




Purple goes green - hybrid car available from K-State motor pool
In November 2006, the K-State motor pool bought its first hybrid car for the university's motor pool, and another hybrid car is on its way. The new Toyota Camry Hybrid mid-size sedan is the first hybrid in the pool's fleet of more than 80 vehicles.



K-State Open House helps satisfy curiosity about all things green
The lawn of the quad at Kansas State University grew a little bit greener this spring when it became the site for environmentally conscious displays and events at the All-University Open House Saturday, April 19.