Browsing: Sustainability

The final numbers are in and Stony Brook had the best performance ever in RecycleMania 2016, an eight-week recycling competition that ended April 2. Out of more than 350 participating schools, Stony Brook placed first in the contest for total e-waste recycled with 101,580 lbs., and fifth in the contest in per capita e-waste recycled. In addition, Stony Brook beat every other participating SUNY school in six different categories. “I would like to thank all who participated and made this year’s contest such a remarkable success,” said Connell Friel, associate director of facilities. “A special note of thanks goes to our Recycling crew —…

Building on the success of last year’s inaugural event, the second annual Food Lab Conference is being held once again at Stony Brook Southampton Friday, June 3, through Sunday, June 5, 2016. The focus of this year’s conference will be the “Future of Food—Trends, Tastes and Directions: Who’s Shaping Them and Where They’re Heading.” The keynote speaker for this year’s conference on Saturday, June 4, will be Chef Carla Hall, co-host of ABC television’s The Chew and a former competitor and fan favorite on Bravo’s Top Chef and Top Chef All-Stars. Speakers will include major TV personalities, print journalists, authors, and bloggers representing millions of readers. Some…

By combining genetic and anatomical data of extinct and living lemurs, a Stony Brook University team of evolutionary biologists has developed the most complete evolutionary tree of lemurs yet. Their findings could contribute to efforts to preserve endangered species. With extinct and living lemurs in a single evolutionary tree, scientists can better understand the evolution of these primates and what their future may be on earth. Their findings are published in the journal Systematic Biology. “With all living and extinct lemurs together in the same tree, we can begin to understand how evolution and extinction have worked in the past, and…

Stony Brook University celebrates Earth Day this week with its annual SUNY award-winning event, Earthstock, featuring student and faculty research, prominent guest lecturers, environmental organizations, displays, exhibitors and more. This year’s Earthstock focuses on “Sustainabilty: The Future is Now,” with events taking place on campus April 20 through April 24. The main festival will be held on Friday, April 24, from 10 am to 3 pm on the Academic Mall (Rain Location: Student Activities Center). Earthstock is free and open to the public, so come shop at the farmers market; enjoy live music and dance performances, including a drum line and…