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.


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.


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.


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.


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.



Sustainability Resources

A host of resources related to sustainability issues are available to members of the University of Delaware community.

Campus Resources

UD Green Liaisons

UD GreenIT

UD Facilities/Recycling

UD Environmental Health and Safety/Recycling

Government Resources

Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

City of Newark

Higher Education Resources

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education

Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium

Disciplinary Associations Network for Sustainability

Society for College and University Planning

National Association of Education Procurement

Community Resources

Citizens for Clean Power

Contact Patricia Gearity at

Sierra Club - Delaware Chapter

Delaware Nature Society (with link to Ashland Nature Center)

Audubon Society - Delaware Chapter

Green People - Sustainable Living

Environmental Career Opportunities

Campus Ecology

The US Youth Network for Sustainable Development

Conservation Economy

Green Delaware Recycling