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The ENV Facebook page has been running for a year now. All environmental internship and job opportunities are now listed there. Join today (ENV f/b)!!
Emily Holohan was selected as this year's winner of the Outstanding Senior Award. Emily's senior project investigates whether burgeoning wild turkey populations are contributing to a decline in amphibians. She uses trailcams and cover boards to monitor the two populations.
This year's Outstanding Junior Award goes to Sarah Pawliczak. Sarah will investigate the rate of wetlands loss on the basis of state and Corp of Army Engineer district levels. Her project employs GIS as an investigatory tool.
September, 2011: With the retirement of Professor Jim Utter, the ENV program searched for a replacement. Professor Susan Letcher accepted our offer and has joined the program. She comes to us from a lengthy stint as Director (and Instructor) of the Organization for Tropical Studies in Costa Rica. Her research interests center around disturbances to forest ecosystems and their recovery.
2010-2011 ENV Student Awards - Jackson Wingate was selected as this year's winner of the Outstanding Senior Award. Jackson's senior project used GIS to combine the EPA Superfund dataset with socioeconomic data from the U.S. Census Bureau, and construct a model that predicts the cleanup timeline of the newly listed Gowanas Canal Superfund site in Brooklyn.
This year's Outstanding Junior Award goes to Marisa Buxbaum. Marisa looks to combine her love of birds with knowledge of the New York City environment to study nest location choice by urban raptors.
The Purchase Environmental Activists (PEA) are now The Green Team. Events sponsored by the Green Team are posted in the Natural Science building and across campus.
This year's Outstanding Junior Award goes to Skye Bookless. Skye is interning at Green Chimneys Farm as an environmental educator.
The Princeton Review has chosen Purchase College as one of its top 286 green colleges and universities in the US. See this link for the Purchase College description.
National Wildlife Federation CampusEdu - NWF's green campus initiative rewarded the efforts of Purchase College in a recent report titled "The Carbon-Paper Link: How Simple Choices Reduce Emissions." The report noted the multiple benefits reaped by environmentally selective purchasing of paper products for the campus.
At this year's graduation, a record number of graduating students chose to wear the green ribbon of the Pledge. In fact, so many students asked for the Pledge ribbon, we ran out!