Week 3… by the coast! This week in LUSA we learned a lot more than just the fact that a waste and recycling plant doesn’t smell so great in 85 degree heat! This week started off by stepping out of the classroom, hopping into our trusty LUSA vans and setting off to tour some real … More Week 3: What have we learned?
Week 2- On the water! This week, we focused on a variety of issues surrounding sustainability, with our main area of interest as the shipping industry, and the maritime activities that impact sustainable development. We also discussed intercultural communication, science communication, and held a stakeholder debate for achieving sustainable maritime activities in the Baltic Sea. … More Week 2 – What have we learned?
Week 1 – Under the surface! Week 1 focused on the environmental impacts on marine life in the Baltic Sea. Our group collaborated with a community organization in Norra Dragsviken to sample the water, sediment, and plant and animal life to determine the health of the area, which has degraded significantly over time. Read more … More Week 1 – What have we learned?
Applications have been accepted from all around the world. The Swedish sun shines longer each day, as a steady stream of sailboats fill the guest harbour at Linneaus University’s campus at Kalmar Habour. We are preparing for another LUSA course, set to begin this July! With plans for sampling, seminars, field trips, and more, this … More LUSA 2018… just around the corner!
During the last two weeks of the course, the students focused on their final group project. To give them some inspiration, Professor Catherine Legrand and Dr. Lori Dickes started of with some mind mapping regarding each student’s interest. The fourth week ended with a group seminar together with Lori, where the theme was the sustainable … More Week 4 + 5 – Class projects
By: Zach Robida 43 countries, 300 operating systems, and 600 volts; these are the facts that describe the current trolleybus systems that transport people from place to place in cities and metropolitan areas. But are they practical? While they do allow the vehicle to run off pure electricity and they are reliable they are limited. … More Paving the Way to a Sustainable Highway
By Sean Aitken With the airline industry growing year after year, the push to make it more sustainable is also increasing. One of the ways airlines are trying to combat emissions is by using biofuels to power their planes. These biofuels can come from several sources, including agricultural and municipal waste. Fulcrum BioEnergy, a biofuel company with a … More Biofuels Taking Off in Airline Industry