The ocean's powerful winds make the coast an ideal location for a wind turbine. Ironically, it's that ocean air that presents a challenge to any turbine on or near the sea. The moist, salty air combined with a turbine's metallic materials can result in corrosion, a destructive process able to bring any power-generating source to a halt.

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The University of Delaware and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) have created a new avenue to connect science with resource management by launching a series of workshops where environmental academicians and regulators can share current research and discuss research needs.

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Rajendra Pachauri, chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), will be the featured speaker in the DENIN Dialogue Series at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 6, in Clayton Hall.

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The University of Delaware Sustainability Task Force is seeking two undergraduate students and two graduate students to join the task force co-chairs -- John Madsen and Kathleen Kerr -- at the ACPA Sustainability Institute in Boulder, Colo.

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Creating environmentally friendly high technology jobs for Delawareans was the focus of the "Creating the Clean Energy Economy" conference, held Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 13-14, at the University of Delaware's Clayton Hall.

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Dining Services: Recycling

Dining Services recycling efforts include the recycling of all corrugated cardboard, bottles and can, and paper. These recyclable materials are all separately collected in our kitchens as well as recycling bins located in our service areas for customers to recycle as well. All recyclable materials are then collected as part of the University recycling program and taken to be processed.

Our goal is to promote and encourage our customers to use products and incorporate practices in their everyday lives that support recycling and other sustainablility efforts.

Examples of our efforts to reduce, reuse, recycle or promote recycling include:

Researching Sustainability Issues at the Morris Library

The University of Delaware Library has resources and librarians to help with research.

The Morris Library provides a dedicated entry into DELCAT, the Library's catalog; e-journals; and online resources.

Visit the Morris Library Sustainability Research Guides

RecycleMania

During the past two spring semesters, the University of Delaware has participated in the RecycleMania competition. Both years, Dining Services has coordinated the Newark campus's participation in the competition, in partnership with the Office of Residence Life and the Facilities Department.

As a result of UD's participation in RecycleMania, this campus has recycled over 200,000 lbs. of recyclable materials between the two years we were entered. This past year we increased our total weight recycled by over 25% versus the year before and we hope to carry this same trend into next year's competition.

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The University of Delaware has joined other colleges and universities in supporting these two sustainability initiatives:

Association of University Leaders for a Sustainable Future/Talloires Declaration: View a .pdf (20kb)

American University and Presidents Climate Commitment:
Visit the web site