The Charger Bulletin

University Launches Strawless Initiative

Instead of straws and traditional lids, students can use coffee top lids.

Matt Verrilli, Staff Writer

April 9, 2019

The University of New Haven has recently made the decision to get rid of single-use plastic straws at dining locations such as W.O.W Cafe and The Marketplace. Instead of using straws, students are being encouraged to use coffee cup lids. This is part of an effort by the university to reduce plastic po...

Finding Ways to Make a More Sustainable Campus

Finding Ways to Make a More Sustainable Campus

Everett Bishop, Student Life Editor

February 19, 2019

Carbon dioxide levels are at their highest in 650,000 years. Eighteen of the 19 warmest years have occurred since 2001. Satellite images show our polar ice caps losing mass. According to climate change experts, things are not looking good. Laura Miller, the director of energy and sustainability at...

Reducing the university’s carbon footprint

Samantha Mathewson

December 10, 2014

The University of New Haven is going green and reducing its carbon footprint with the addition of solar panels on the roof of Celantano Hall. 226 photovoltaic modules are currently being installed and are planned to be fully operational by the end of this year. The solar panels are being installed ...

USGA Establishes Sustainability Committee

Isaak Kifle

November 28, 2012

The Undergraduate Student Government Association (USGA) at UNH is a large organization with a myriad of functions and purposes. The USGA represents the undergraduate student body, serves as a forum for students to discuss their concerns, manages and distributes the $1.5 million budget utilized by clubs...

A Green Future

Amy Reidy

October 10, 2012

The University of New Haven has already proven to be a university that takes pride in the ideals of green living. Through the newest residence hall, Soundview Hall, the university proved that it could be a leader in the green initiative. This residence hall, as many may know, has LEED gold certification,...

Shake Shack: Elm City’s Newest Eatery

Lesha Daley

September 19, 2012

Journalists, locals, chiefs, employees, family and friends filled Elm City’s newest restaurant, the Shake Shack, wall-to-wall on Wednesday evening in honor of the restaurant’s housewarming celebration. Connecticut’s newest Shake Shack sits on Chapel Street, between College and Temple Streets, and is directly across from the New Haven green. Th...

Occupy New Haven Told to Leave Green

Vanessa Estime

March 21, 2012

Occupy New Haven, a collective and protesting group of citizens fighting for economic equality in New Haven, Connecticut, has been camping at and occupying the Upper New Haven Green since October 15, 2011 – over one hundred and fifty days ago. Though told to leave by city officials by midd...

California Falls Behind In Waste-To-Energy Race

The Associated Press

September 8, 2010

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Government officials from around the world used to come to this port city to catch a glimpse of the future: Two-story piles of trash would disappear into a furnace and eventually be transformed into electricity to power thousands of homes. Nowadays, it's U.S. officials going...

The Charger Bulletin Donates Extra Paper to Local Community

The Charger Bulletin

March 10, 2010

A few weeks ago, The Charger Bulletin went green for a week! Instead of the normal, building-to-building delivery service that normally occurs every Wednesday morning, the paper was instead available online to any curious clicker across campus. Of course since then, The Charger Bulletin has gone back...

Solar power gives Andean villages new lease on life

Joshua Van Hoesen

October 25, 2009

From Reuters MISA RUMI, Argentina (Reuters Life!) – A pioneering solar energy project is using green technology to improve the lives of isolated villagers living beyond the reach of power lines on Argentina's windswept Andean plains. Llama-herding communities have relied on firewood to cook and...

Lead utility drops out of Big Stone II

Joshua Van Hoesen

September 12, 2009

From The Associated Press   MINNEAPOLIS – The utility leading an effort to build a $1.6 billion coal-fired power plant in South Dakota pulled out of the project Friday, citing the economic downturn and uncertainty about climate change legislation to regulate carbon emissions. The decisio...

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