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Freight Farm brings greenery to SBU campus

Freight Farm brings greenery to SBU campus

Justine Josue September 1, 2015
The curious green shipping container next to Roth Café is a hydroponic farm, growing plants without soil and regardless of the weather conditions outside.
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New Building Dashboard monitors Stony Brooks energy consumption

New Building Dashboard monitors Stony Brook’s energy consumption

Michaela Kilgallen March 22, 2015
Last April, Stony Brook finished second in the Campus Conservation Nationals event against Albany, SUNY IT and SUNY New Paltz. SBU saved a total of 41,081 kilowatt-hours.
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A Stony Brook University student recycles a plastic bottle on campus. FRANCIS YU/STATESMAN FILE

Seawolves look toward a greener future

The Statesman March 8, 2015
From the hospital to the dining facilities, different departments across Stony Brook University have started their RecycleMania endeavors.
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Zipcar service zooms into Stony Brook’s parking lots

Sandhiya Kannan November 11, 2014
Stony Brook University’s Office of Sustainability introduced Zipcar, a rental car service, to campus, allowing cars to be rented on an hourly basis.
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Over 18,000 passengers used the Stony Brook bus service on Tuesdays alone during the 2013-2014 academic year. (BRIDGET DOWNES/THE STATESMAN)

Bus system inconsistency a product of overwhelming traffic

Jonathon Kline September 25, 2014
Stony Brook University is kept alive by the vital transportation available to all students, with multiple buses running to and from the commuter lot, the train station and throughout the campus.
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Office of Sustainability addresses app concerns

Rachel Siford September 18, 2014
The Stony Brook University Office of Sustainability is trying to improve students’ transportation experience with the SBU Smart Transit smartphone application, the office said.
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Wolf Ride Bike Share program expands

Sandhiya Kannan September 4, 2014
Four new Wolf Ride Bike Share stations have been installed on campus this summer alone, bringing the total number of stations to eight and the number of available bikes to 60.
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What you missed at Stony Brook while you were away

Sandhiya Kannan September 4, 2014
While you were away, Campus Dining addressed complaints, two students passed away, the LIRR strike was circumvented and construction on the new residence halls and dining facility on Toll Drive began.
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Stony Brook designated a Groundwater Green Site

Sandhiya Kannan April 29, 2014
Stony Brook University was recently designated by the Groundwater Foundation as a Groundwater Guardian Green Site for its clean groundwater and environmental stewardship.
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Campus briefing: USG to continue focus on transportation in spring

Ryan Wolf January 28, 2014

As the Undergraduate Student Government looks ahead for the coming semester, or, as President Hussain named it, “After Party Round 2,” the administration hopes to still focus on the goals of last...

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James OConnor, Director of Sustainability and Transportation Operation (STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY)

James O’Connor looks to keep Stony Brook green

Chris Woods November 12, 2013
James O’Connor works with, and through, a staggering amount of administrative tasks to maintain sustainability at Stony Brook University. As Director of Sustainability and Transportation Operations at Stony Brook University, he oversees projects ranging from electricity conservation initiatives and electric vehicle charging stations to a bike share system and solar-powered bus stops.
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Stony Brook University’s organic garden

Chris Woods October 20, 2013
Stony Brook’s organic garden is closed for the season, but plans are already underway to reopen and expand it in 2014.
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