Posts Tagged ‘sustainability’

Biology Professor, Student Spend Summer in Siberian Arctic

July 3rd, 2010 by

William Sobczak, associate professor of biology, and Andrew Crowley ’11, a biology and Russian double major from Danvers, Mass., en route to Siberia made a stop in Moscow. Here they are seen in Moscow’s Red Square. Sobczak is one of the principal investigators and Crowley is one of 14 students participating in the Polaris Project, a National Science Foundation-funded program to enhance undergraduate research and education at several U.S. and Russian institutions. The project involves development of new undergraduate courses in Arctic System Science and a field course in the Siberian Arctic. Track their progress, and read posts by Crowley, at

Thermal Imager Helps Identify Heat Loss in Buildings Throughout Campus

April 5th, 2010 by


Before and after photos show how a newly-purchased infrared camera, which measures surface temperatures, is helping Physical Plant workers identify heat loss in buildings.

An energy leak is seen on the top of O’Kane Hall’s south wall.

The building after the leak was repaired by Holy Cross carpenters.

Images by John Cannon

National Grid Recognizes Energy Efficient Design and Construction of New Integrated Science Complex

March 23rd, 2010 by


National Grid recognized the energy efficient design and construction of the new Integrated Science Complex on March 23 in the Swords Atrium. National Grid executive Aleta Fazzone presents Michael J. Lochhead, vice president of administration and finance, and Scott Merrill, director of physical plant, with an energy rebate check in the amount of $113,541.00.

Photograph by Tim Paquette ’11

Taking Root

August 31st, 2009 by




The new community garden at Holy Cross is growing a variety of vegetables.

Photography by Nick Markantonatos

Green Light

April 23rd, 2009 by admin


Members of Eco-Action, Holy Cross’ student-driven environmental group, collected about 40 photos of students posing with signs saying they voted for climate and energy legislation in the last presidential election. The photos were sent to the Power Shift Campaign, which will send them to Congress. To view all the photos taken at Holy Cross click here.

President Joins Students During Holy Cross Cares Day

March 28th, 2009 by admin


Rev. Michael C. McFarland, S.J., president of Holy Cross, and Leigh Colihan ’11 work in the greenhouse at Dismas House during Holy Cross Cares Day.

Green Dreams

November 7th, 2008 by admin


As part of the Green Jobs Now grassroots campaign, Holy Cross students pose with the construction team who are working on the Linda and Park B. Smith Laboratories at noon. The movement calls for a “new ‘clean and green’ economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty.” The event was sponsored by Eco-Action and Physical Plant.

Celebrating a Gift From Nature

September 18th, 2008 by admin


Campus life, academics, and environmental awareness came together — all under the apple tree in front of the Hogan Campus Center.  Visual arts professor Virginia Raguin’s Montserrat seminar, Graven Images, sampled applesauce made from the tree’s fruit  and reflected on its natural beauty.


Photography by Tim Paquette ’11