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Recent news from The Johns Hopkins University

This section contains regularly updated highlights of the news from around The Johns Hopkins University. Links to the complete news reports from the nine schools, the Applied Physics Laboratory and other centers and institutes are to the left, as are links to help news media contact the Johns Hopkins communications offices.

 

Johns Hopkins Joins National Sustainable Nanotechnology Project

Scientists at the Johns Hopkins University have joined a national effort to produce environmentally friendly materials built at the atomic and molecular scale.The environmental impact of materials used in emerging areas of nanotechnology – used, for instance, in video screens, solar cells and electric car batteries – is largely unknown, but scientists working across the country under a new federal grant hope to learn how these products affect the natural world before their commercial use expands.

Johns Hopkins Flips the Switch on a Large Solar Project

As part of its ongoing efforts to shrink its carbon footprint, The Johns Hopkins University has installed more than 2,900 solar panels on seven buildings on the Homewood and East Baltimore campuses.

New Johns Hopkins Institute Studies Environment, Energy, Sustainability and Health

Drawing on faculty expertise in environmental science and engineering, public health and other areas, The Johns Hopkins University has launched an Environment, Energy, Sustainability and Health Institute to promote research and education in topics ranging from green energy practices to climate change and related health issues.

Media Advisory: Johns Hopkins Students Help City Nonprofits Become More “Eco-Friendly”

In an effort to engage a new and promising audience in Baltimore City’s greening efforts, six Johns Hopkins University students will be visiting three Baltimore City nonprofits this week to help assess their sustainability and to advise them on how to save their organizations money on energy and other resources. A collaboration between the university and Baltimore City, this “Climate Showcase Project” – which was launched in June — strives to help nonprofits become more eco-friendly, while educating students on both sustainability measures and the vital role that these socially focused organizations play in the community.

JHU to halve CO2 greenhouse gas emissions in 15 years

The Johns Hopkins University will cut its emissions of climate-changing carbon dioxide gas by more than half from projected levels by 2025, the university announced today.

Fast Facts: Johns Hopkins University Climate/Sustainability Plan

A summary of the greenhouse gas emission reduction goals of the Johns Hopkins climate change and sustainability plan announced on March 11, 2010.

Comments on Johns Hopkins’ Climate/Sustainability Plan

Comments by elected officials, students and members of the President’s Task Force of Climate Change on the Johns Hopkins climate change and sustainability plan announced on March 11, 2010.

Johns Hopkins Offers Major on Global Climate Change, Sustainability

In an effort to provide tomorrow’s leaders with the tools needed to address both the science and policy issues confronting a world facing global climate change, Johns Hopkins’ Krieger School of Arts and Sciences has created an interdisciplinary major and minor in global environmental change and sustainability.