Category: Sustainability

GCU Biologist Louise Wootton tours maritime forest, dunes with Aqua Kids TV

GCU biologist Louise Wootton, Ph.D., joined Aqua Kids TV for lessons on the flora and fauna of New Jersey’s maritime forest, and offered insight into one of her favorite research subjects—the importance of protecting our dunes!

GCU biologist Louise Wootton, Ph.D., joined Aqua Kids TV for lessons on the flora and fauna of New Jersey's maritime for...

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How Do Georgian Court’s Gardens Grow? Beautifully!

 

Georgian Court University is participating in National Public Gardens Day 2015 with a free walking tour Friday, May 8, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Garden enthusiasts should meet outside of Jeffries Hall at the sidewalk near the parking lot (rain cancels event).

According to the National Public Gardens Day Web site, the annual celebration raises “awareness of the important role botanical gardens and arboretum play in promoting environmental stewardship, plant and water conservation, green spaces, and education in communities.”  GCU joins the national observance by offering tours of the Sister Mary Grace Burns Arboretum, including the university’s four historic gardens, its native and exotic trees, and the Wellness Garden. The university was also recently featured in Gardner News, where a feature story on the arboretum appeared (see p. 11).


 

To learn more about GCU’s historic arboretum, call 732.987.2373 or contact Dr. Michael Gross, associate provost for Academic Program Development and professor of biology.

 

 

 

  Georgian Court University is participating in National Public Gardens Day 2015 with a free walking tour Friday, M...

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Let the Journey Begin! GCU in Costa Rica

GCU students and faculty are in Costa Rica for 10 days of exploration and discovery. Led by GCU Professor of Biology Louise Wootton, Ph.D., the group will collect data and even leave behind motion-activated cameras in the rainforest so they can continue to observe wildlife in the region after they return to campus.

GCU students and faculty are in Costa Rica for 10 days of exploration and discovery. Led by GCU Professor of Biology Lou...

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Georgian Court Commitment to Sustainability Honored by State Environmental Experts

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LAKEWOOD, N.J. (December 17, 2014)—Georgian Court University was recently honored with the Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award, which recognizes environmental, academic, business, government, civic and citizen leadership from across New Jersey for their efforts to protect and enhance the state’s environment.

LAKEWOOD, N.J. (December 17, 2014)—Georgian Court University was recently honored with the Governor's Environmental Exce...

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Peace Walk Makes a Stop at Georgian Court

Peace Walk Participants — In Their Own Words

 

Thanks to Dr. Rumu DasGupta and Dr. Sachiko Komagata for the information assembled below.

It’s been a nearly a year since the earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan also wrecked the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. Now, months after the natural and man-made disasters killed and contaminated countless lives, what have we learned?

That’s just one of the issues that supporters of  the “No More Fukushimas Peace Walk” hope to raise as part of a multi-city event that makes a stop at Georgian Court on Friday evening, March 2 at 7 p.m. in the Little Theatre. The gathering, which includes presentations from GCU faculty and other participants, is free and open to the public.

The walkers include 10-15 Buddhist nuns and monks, eyewitnesses, and people  from all faith traditions who are being led by nun Jun Yasuda.  The Buddhists are from the Grafton Peace Pagoda east of Buffalo New York. The walk calls attention to the implications of the Fukushima nuclear plant to issues of nuclear power safety in the U.S., including in our own backyard at Oyster Creek Generating Plant in nearby Lacey Township.

Oyster Creek Nuclear Power Plant has the same design as the Fukushima Nuclear Plant whose disaster contaminated the land causing permanent displacement of 160,000 Japanese people,” supporters of the peace walk wrote in a press release. “The ‘No More Fukushimas Peace Walk,’ starting from Oyster Creek, will proceed to the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant and end at the Vermont  Yankee Nuclear Power Plant to bring the message: ‘Shut Down Nuclear Power  Plants!'”

GCU hosts include Sisters of Mercy Mary Bilderback and Mary-Paula Cancienne, as well as GCU sociology professor Kasturi DasGupta, who can be reached at 732-987-2336. The co-sponsor is the Jersey Shore Nuclear Watch.

 Read more about the Peace Walk and take a stand at http://nomorefukushimaswalk.tumblr.com/.

Peace Walk Participants --- In Their Own Words   Thanks to Dr. Rumu DasGupta and Dr. Sachiko Komagata for the infor...

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