The waste collected on the Twin Cities campus has significantly decreased over the past decade.
U researchers at the reserve look at how humans are impacting ecosystems.
“We need to realize this trash is coming from us,” Connaughty said.
The University produces heat and electricity on campus, allowing for more creative sustainable practices.
Over the summer, researchers from the University of Minnesota used mobile labs to test variations of Lyme disease.
The bike alerts cars if they get too close to a bicyclist.
The initiative is funded by a more than $1 million grant from the Mellon Foundation.
“Lots of folks in American society are uncomfortable talking about religion. They are afraid of saying something wrong,” said Jeanne Kilde, director of undergraduate studies at the University’s religious studies program.
Since the University's plan to offset 100 percent of its emissions was announced in 2011, the University has reduced around 37 percent of its carbon emissions through initiatives that reduce energy demand on campus. The University hopes to reduce its emissions by half by the end of 2020.
A pioneer of digital libraries: Wendy Pradt Lougee retires from her longtime legacy as University librarian
Lougee helped the library system transition into the digital era.