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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Campus Sustainability Day

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Everyone participating in Campus Sustainability Day contributes towards making UD more sustainable. We hope you join us in celebrating these efforts and contributing yourself. Read More

Regional Sustainability Institute

Friday, November 2, 2012

The University of Delaware's Sustainability Task Force presents the Second Annual Mid-Atlantic Regional Institute on Sustainability in Higher Education as part of its ongoing commitment to sustainability. Read More

Earth Week

Monday April 15, 2013 – Monday April 22, 2013

Each year the University of Delaware marks the annual celebration of Earth Day with an entire week devoted to bringing a focus on and educating the University Community about how to become more sustainable with a mix of lectures, films, and hands-on activities that are organized and presented by students and staff. The week always kicks off with green ribbons tied along the lampposts on the Green that draw attention to the celebration and alert everyone to the upcoming events.

The Earth Week Working Group is made up of volunteers from the University Community and is always looking for additional members. If you are interested in helping please email the one of the co-chairs, Mark Mankin or Vince Jackson.

For a list of the events that happened last year at Earth Week, visit the Earth Week pages.