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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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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SAVE THE DATE:

CAMPUS SUSTAINABILITY DAY
October 22, 2014

  • A No-Waste Luncheon will be held from 11:30-12:30 p.m. in the Perkins Gallery. It is free and open to the University community, although it is limited to 30 participants. If interested in attending and bringing your own lunch, please contact Dillon Kimmel at kimmeld@udel.edu.
  • Submit your proposal for short (5-8 minute), TED-style presentations during the luncheon. If you or someone you know is participating in a project or initiative on campus that is related to sustainability and interested in sharing it, we encourage submissions by October 3. Extended to October 16!
  • We will be hosting a Green Opportunities Fair on the Central Green from 2-3:30 p.m.The Green Opportunities Fair will be rescheduled. A new date will be announced soon. Student and community organizations related to sustainability will be showcased. Confirmed so far include the Newark Bike Project, which will be providing free tune-ups, Wildlife Society, Students for the Environment, and Residence Life & Housing’s Green Room Challenge.
    • If you have ideas for additional organizations to invite or would like to volunteer to assist at the event and share information about the Task Force, please email Dillon Kimmel at kimmeld@udel.edu by September 29.
  • Campus Sustainability Day will culminate in a Celebrate Sustainability Turf Party on the Harrington Turf (adjacent to Perkins) from 7-8:30 p.m. The Turf Party has been moved to the Redding Hall first floor lounge. We will have performances from the Meludees, yoga and meditation session, natural tie-dye (limited shirts available - bring your own white T-shirt if possible), and sustainability games and prizes.
  • If you are interested in volunteering at any of these events, please email Dillon Kimmel at kimmeld@udel.edu by September 29.

- Sustainability Task Force