April 7, 2015
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Brown and Gold and Green


In light of Earth Day—Wednesday, April 22, 2015—we look at the multiple ways Adelphi is showing its commitment to environmental responsibility. With its myriad of green energy initiatives— from installing geothermal and solar heating and cooling systems to supporting innovative research—Adelphi continues its legacy of creating a sustainable campus and world.

Kicking the Kids Out(side)

ELC Kids "Children and Nature"

Children from Adelphi’s Early Learning Center get in touch with nature with some gardening.

Professor of Biology George K. Russell, Ph.D., recently published what celebrated primatologist Jane Goodall, Ph.D., praised as “a very important book” discussing the need to immerse children in nature to improve their overall well-being and appreciation for the environment. Read Dr. Russell’s persuasive introduction

Going Solar

Justyna Widera, Ph.D., an associate professor of chemistry, has long been committed to green energy and the research and development of more efficient solar cells. Learn about her recent endeavors.

Did you know?

* Adelphi uses 100 percent green power.

* Solar panels on the roof of Adelphi’s Swirbul Library have generated more than 235,000 kilowatt hours of energy and offset more than 293,000 pounds of carbon dioxide.

Adelphi’s grounds-keeping practices are entirely organic and pesticide-free. 

* A new heat and power plant that is being installed on Adelphi’s Garden City campus is projected to save $1.6 million annually in energy costs.

* As part of Fresh Air Adelphi, the University offers a rideshare program—Panther Share—and has installed electric vehicle charging stations in its underground garage.

About Adelphi: A modern metropolitan university with a personalized approach to higher learning.

Adelphi University is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected doctoral research university offering exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training with particular strength in its Core Four—Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, the Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness. Adelphi is dedicated to transforming students’ lives through small classes, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support student success.

Founded in Brooklyn in 1896, Adelphi is Long Island’s oldest private coeducational university. Today Adelphi serves nearly 8,000 students at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, New York—just 23 miles from New York City’s cultural and internship opportunities—and at dynamic learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley and Suffolk County, and online.

More than 100,000 Adelphi graduates have gained the skills to thrive professionally as active, caring citizens, making their mark on the University, their communities and the world.

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