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SURP kick-start

Led by Dr. Chiu, two NRES students (Brittany Fox and Daniel DeBrito) have received summer internships offered by CAFES Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) to conduct a LCA study.

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RSCA Team visited local winery

Research team received warm hospitality from a local winery to learn more about sustainable practices. Winemaking industry in SLO is known for thriving to meet higher environmental standards.

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Newly Proposed Study Abroad Program in Taiwan

New Study Abroad proposal was submitted to CP International Center, planning on taking CP students to Taiwan for exploring environmental management and sustainability challenges.

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Sustainability Interview Kickoff

CTLT learning community "Teaching Sustainability Across the Curriculum" and student volunteers launched a campus-wide survey on May 4th 2017 to assess perception on learning sustainability.

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LCA Course in Cal Poly

Natural Resources Management and Environmental Sciences offers NR 311 to introduce life-cycle analysis and computation. Students take on challenges to quantitatively assess sustainability claims.

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Environmental performance of dairy-crop integrated system

QuantSus' new project aims to understand Cal Poly's performance on reducing impacts footprint associated with dairy production by incorporating on-site self-sustain crop cultivation.

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Soil sampling completed for ARI project

NRES Soil Technician demonstrated field sampling procedure to help QuantSus team roll out a life-cycle analysis project funded by ARI. Soil samples were taken to determine grey water footprint.

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Conferences

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    ISIE Chicago, IL

    June 25-29, 2017

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    SDS Cambridge, MA

    July 16-20, 2017

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    AASHE San Antonio, TX

    Oct. 15-18, 2017

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Cal Poly receives STARS Silver rating

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