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Pamela Bluestein (right) stands with her winning Sycamore Canyon Middle School seventh graders in Catalina Island. The students are, from left, Justin Tan, Erin Zisman, Remington Parker, Alex Vesling, Austin Mason and Jared Cummings. Photo credit Vanessa Knutson.

Edison Challenge Gets Students Charged Up

September 21, 2009

Seventh grader Jared Cummings was at his home about to throw away a few dead batteries when he began to wonder. Wouldn’t the chemicals in the batteries seep into the soil and harm the environment? “So I did some…

Waterkeeper Alliance and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Honored

Waterkeeper Alliance and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Honored

May 1, 2008

During an Earth Day celebration, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. accepted USC College’s first annual Sustainability Champion Award on behalf of his environmental group’s steadfast activism and successful litigation against…

Cleaner, Greener Energy

Cleaner, Greener Energy

December 1, 2007

UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, announced that it will partner with the USC Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute to develop and commercialize new technology to transform carbon dioxide into clean-burning alternative fuels. USC…

Environmental Hero

Environmental Hero

April 1, 2007

Gatze Lettinga, a Dutch scientist known for his invention of anaerobic wastewater treatment and his determination to make it universally available, will receive the 2007 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement. The Tyler…

Inspiring a Village

Inspiring a Village

August 1, 2006

Located on Catalina Island as part of the Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies, the George and MaryLou Boone Center for Science and Environmental Leadership was established in 2004 with a generous lead gift from George…

USC College Gets Edison Education Grant

USC College Gets Edison Education Grant

July 12, 2006

The Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies, a unit of USC College, has received the single-largest education grant ever awarded by Edison International. The $1million grant launches a partnership between USC College…

Path to a Greener, More Just, L.A.

Path to a Greener, More Just, L.A.

July 1, 2006

Last summer, Brigid McManama found career inspiration in an unexpected place: a city park. And not just one park, but more than a hundred of the parks, beaches, nature trails, gardens and open spaces that dot the concrete…