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  • Reusable Mugs: Reducing Waste on Dalhousie’s Studley Campus 

    Alsop, Jes; Field, Tyler; Kalkreuth, Johanna; Kemp, Julia; Malach, Sabrina; Popper, Adam (2004-04)
    This project focuses on waste produced at Dalhousie University in Halifax by disposable cups. Thousands of cups of hot beverages are purchased on Dalhousie’s Studley campus everyday creating a large volume of waste. This ...
  • Assessing the Use of Mini-fridges in Traditional Style Residences on Studley Campus 

    Bravo, Monica; Kimball, Rob; Jones, Chrissy; McLean, Jesse; Wylie, Christina (2004-04)
    The use of fossil fuels to power the every day life of people living in Nova Scotia has many implications including contributions to the Greenhouse Effect. In order to meet the requirements of the recently ratified Kyoto ...
  • Dalplex Water Audit 

    Richardson-Prager, Lance; Sturby, Dan; Shaffer, Courtney; McMaster, Evan (2004-04)
    Based on the premise that the Dalplex is wasting water, our group set out to identity problems with the plumbing system located within the facility. We focused on four main fixtures for this study; toilets, urinals, faucets ...
  • Promoting Sustainable Paper Use in the Killam Library 

    Adams, Ramey; McAra, Beth; Myers, Anne; Sheppard, Kayla; Withrow, Sara (2004-04)
    The project goal is to provide education on how to reduce, reuse, redirect and ultimately how to rethink paper use. This project explored paper use at Dalhousie University, with the goal of raising awareness to promote ...
  • To eat or not to eat: The problem of unsustainable food practices at Dalhousie University 

    McKenna, Meghan; Murray, Liz; Robinson, Jennifer; Briggs, Lilly; Climenhaga, Rachel (2004-04)
    Undergraduate students Rachel Climenhaga, Meghan McKenna, Elizabeth Murray, Jennifer Robinson and Lilly Briggs conducted a feasibility study to determine whether or not it would be possible to have locally-grown, organic ...
  • Indigenous Flora on Campus: A Feasibility Study 

    Rodewald, Janette; Lyons, Nicole; Hannam, Kara; Archibald, Carl; Outhouse, Leigh-Anne (2004-04)
    Students at Dalhousie University Studley campus poorly identified indigenous plants of Nova Scotia. We propose that students are unable to identify native species because much of the Studley campus landscape consists of ...
  • Examining the Smoke-free and Scent-free Policies at Dalhousie University 

    Biggs, Jennifer; Kidd, Natalie; MacDonald, Patricia; MacCallum, Aaron (2004-04)
    For our Greening the Campus project we chose to focus on the scent-free and smoke-free policies at Dalhousie University. Our main objectives for this project were to find out how many of the Dalhousie students are aware ...
  • A Lighting Audit in the SUB: What a Bright Idea 

    Crowell, David; George, Simon; Cayer, Luc; Saunders, Llewelyn; Jordan, Robert (2004-04)
    A group of five students participated in a group project for the class of ENVS 3502, taught by Tarah Wright at Dalhousie University. We focused on the feasibility of reducing Dalhousie’s energy consumption by evaluating ...
  • Feasibility Analysis of the De-Icing Methods at Dalhousie University 

    Campbell, Amy; Holloway, Andrew; Finney, Jessica; Lywood, Justine; Lyon, Sheri; Ng, Vince (2004-04)
    Salt is the primary de-icing agent used on Dalhousie campus. This de-icer has many detrimental effects to many aspects of our ecosystem. Literature research and interviews with pertinent actors have resulted in a list of ...
  • A Feasibility Analysis of Implementing Bioregional Food in Dalhousie University’s Studley Campus Residence Dining Halls 

    Balser, Erin; Cloutier, Joseee-Ann; Cross, Anna; Lishman, Carmen; Wyatt, Lilith (2005-04)
    This project will examine how much of the food for the dining halls on Dalhousie University’s Studley campus come from farms, processors and manufacturers within the Maritime Provinces which include Nova Scotia, New Brunswick ...
  • 2005 Dalhousie University Tree Inventory: In depth framework development and inventory of northwest corner of Studley Campus 

    Bhatia, Sonja; MacCallum, Andrew; Morgan, Alice; White, Nicole (2005-04)
    Currently there is no comprehensive and unified information of the trees on Dalhousie’s campus. Trees are capable of contributing greatly to sustainability initiatives and without an inventory it is not possible to understand ...
  • Shut off and Save: An Analysis of Energy Use and Environmental Impact of Dalhousie Studley Campus Computers 

    Anderson, Sean; Cowley, Ainslie; Gorman, Julie; McIsaac, Dianne; Smith, Kathryn; Thomson, Christie (2005-04)
    Fossil fuel emissions are currently described as the main cause of global warming. This is a result of energy use and is of particular concern when energy is wasted, therefore results in unnecessary emissions. This study ...
  • TRASH TO TREASURE: IMPLEMENTING A WASTE-DIVERSION PROGRAM FOR MOVE-OUT TIME AT THE RISLEY HALL RESIDENCE 

    Barkhouse, Evan; Cobham, Mary; McDonald, Wendy (2005-04)
    This report investigates the problem of re-useable materials being sent unnecessarily from Dalhousie’s residence buildings to land fills. This problem is investigated with the use of qualitative and quantitative methods, ...
  • Examining the Feasibility of Increasing Recycled Paper Use in the Dalhousie University Faculty of Science 

    Sampson, Beth; Merrett, Mark; White, Michael (2005-04)
    Dalhousie University currently uses vast amount of paper; between 60 and 65 million each year. The majority of that paper is virgin paper, which contains no recycled content. This means that Dalhousie’s current paper use ...
  • Dalhousie University Green Map: Improving Ecological Literacy through Community Mapping 

    Eirikson, Alana-Dawn; Wood, Aaron; Wickramanayake, Rajitha (Ebony) (2005-04)
    Improving ecological literacy may be the only method by which one can empower a community and allow a society to create a deeper connection with the environment. Green maps, or community maps, have developed in the past ...
  • Feasibility of Making University Avenue Car-Free 

    MacLeod, Janet; Mitchell, Doug; Payne, Chris; Rings, Sarabeth; Warren, Sanford (2005-04)
    University Avenue at Dalhousie University is a space that was designed for motor vehicles, but is used primarily by pedestrians. As a part of the Greening the Campus movement, the group has evaluated the feasibility of ...
  • Vermicomposting Pilot Project: in the Life Sciences Center 

    Baccardax, Alexi; Baxter, Ryan; Wrye, Lori; White, Kasondra (2005-04)
    This research study took place at Dalhousie University on the Studley Campus in the Life Sciences Center (LSC). The purpose of this study was to assess the feasibility of using vermicomposting, or worm composting, as a ...
  • Cost-benefit analysis of outfitting the windows of the Henry Hicks Arts and Administration building with more efficient models to improve Dalhousie University campus sustainability 

    Ahlers, N.A.; Campbell, B.M.; Cantwell, R.J.; Forward, M.R.; Spooner, T.H. (2005-04)
    With its prominent clock tower and classic design, the Henry Hicks Arts and Administration building, which was built in 1955, is probably the university’s most recognizable and symbolic structure. Despite its importance ...
  • Greening the Dal Science Commons 

    Pullen, Sara; Wicks, Ericka; Cooper, Kathy; Franz, Marc; Moore, Taryn; Ring, Erica (2005-04)
    Dalhousie University has had a history of substandard air quality and occupant discomfort in the Life Sciences Center, which has prompted the investigation of implementing green design technologies into the proposed Dalhousie ...
  • Rainwater Collection System: A Feasibility Study for Dalhousie University 

    Abdulal, Hasan; Arsenault, Lilianne; Bachiu, Timothy; Garrey, Sascha; MacGillivray, Megan; Uloth, Debra (2006-04)
    The Rainwater Collection and Cistern System: A Feasibility Study for Dalhousie University is based on the core requirements of the Environmental Problem Solving II (ENVS: 3502). The report includes a variety of methods to ...