Greening the Campus Student Projects Display

Once again this year the Killam Library is proud to host a display of posters by the students of SUST 3502, “Campus as Living Lab.” The students worked on a wide variety of projects assessing sustainability issues at Dalhousie. Click images for full view

The posters, which are on display in the Killam lobby, cover these subjects:

  • Increasing biodiversity at Dalhousie

  • Feasibility assessment for campus food gardens
  • Parking policy and fee structure as tools for sustainable transportation
  • Dalhousie’s ideal campus farmer’s market
  • Adequate lighting in Studley? A lighting audit chronicle
  • Greening Dalhousie’s built environment
  • Studley campus walkabillity assessment
  • Killam Library waste audit
  • Sustainability & animal testing at Dal
  • Student Union Building sustainable food report card
  • Evaluating sustainability: Dalhousie’s seafood purchasing practices
  • Evaluation of resource use in campus cafeteria dish-pits

What Is the Value of Biodiversity?

Student Project Display (SUST1001)
March 22 – April 2
Killam Library Lobby

The 215 students of SUST1001 (Introduction to Environment, Sustainability & Society II) were asked to answer the question “What is the value of biodiversity?” as a creative class assignment. The projects they produced in response take “creative” to a whole new level! From posters to comic books, slam poetry performance art to sculpture, these projects highlight the wide-ranging interests and keen engagement of our talented Dal students.

From March 22 until April 2 the Killam lobby will be an exhibition venue for some of these fascinating, fun and informative projects. The highlight of the display will be a series of presentations by the students themselves at noon on Wednesday March 24, in the Killam lobby. All are welcome to come, browse, listen and learn!

Free Trial Access to GREENR

Trial ends November 16, 2009

The Libraries are offering you a free trial of GREENR, the Gale environmental database/portal, until November 16th.

This search portal includes information on environmental aspects of health, law, politics, economics, agriculture, ecology, pollution, energy, natural resource management, and technology. The portal allows you to either browse or search for: case studies, scholarly articles and news items, reference book content, videos, news broadcasts, and podcasts.

Access GREENR on campus only!

Please send any comments to: Michelle Paon

Environment Complete (trial ends Nov. 25)

Offers deep coverage in applicable areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, renewable energy sources, natural resources, marine & freshwater science, geography, pollution & waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts, urban planning, and more. Environment Complete contains more than 1,957,000 records from more than 1,700 domestic and international titles going back to the 1940s (including 1,125 active core titles) as well as more than 120 monographs. The database also contains full text for more than 680 journals.

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GreenFILE : New Environmental Database

EBSCO Publishing announces the release of GreenFILE, a bibliographic database of information about environmental concerns. This database is being made freely available at or you can access it through the Databases search engine on our website.

GreenFILE indexes scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports. This resource offers a unique perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect the environment. Drawing on the connection between the environment and disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology, GreenFILE serves as an informative resource for anyone concerned about the issues facing our planet. The database contains nearly 300,000 records, full text for selected titles and searchable cited references for more than 200 titles as well.