Blue Goes Green
The Green Machine
At the core of Kean's latest effort is the purchase and installation of an aerobic composter on campus. The unit, with a design based on the results of a waste audit conducted last year, will convert all of Kean's food waste on campus, 1000 pounds daily and some 20 tons annually.
Sustainability in the Media
"College students are flocking to sustainability degrees, careers"
Students interested in pursuing a job in sustainability now can choose from a variety of "green" degree programs.
With an increased interest in the environment and growth in the "green collar" job sector, colleges and universities are beginning to incorporate sustainability into their programs.
New York Times
"Sustainability Field Booms on Campus"
After 25 years in the high-technology industry, Bob Gressens sensed a growing excitement over environmental issues — and a new business opportunity. He followed his instinct, quit his job and went back to school.
The Chronicle of Higher Education
"5 College Majors On the Rise"
Some new majors arise in response to student demand, while other degree programs are meant to provide an industry with workers. Many cross disciplinary boundaries, such as combining environmental science with agriculture.
New York Times
"Eating Right, for a Green Planet"
Living “green” is not easy. Yes, every decision we make results in more or less of an impact on our environment. As a parent of young children, I have much to worry about regarding what my children eat — a balanced, wholesome diet, free from antibiotics, hormones or bacteria. Need we feel guilty about being carnivorous?
Jeffrey H. Toney, Dean of the College of Natural, Applied and Health Sciences at Kean University.