Archived articles


Hopkins chemist aims to develop longer-lasting, sustainable materials
Published Sept 22, 2021
Rebekka Klausen joins Center for the Chemistry of Molecularly Optimized Networks with focus on increasing the lifetime of synthetic rubbers and designing plastics that can decompose upon a chemical trigger
Inside $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill
Published Aug 11, 2021
Economist Luis Quintero evaluates the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and discusses the plan's potential for economic impact
The future of sustainable energy: A conversation with Ben Schafer
Published Aug 10, 2021
Founding director of the Ralph S. O'Connor Sustainable Energy Institute talks renewable vs. sustainable energy and what he and his ROSEI colleagues are doing to ensure a cleaner future for us all
Bringing sustainability to fashion
Published July 8, 2021
Recent graduates Mecca McDonald and Mia Dunn have launched Mo.Na. Gems, a jewelry store selling biodegradable earrings and necklaces of their own design
University news
Annual report marks Hopkins' sustainability achievements
Published June 8, 2021
Over the past fiscal year, the university has significantly reduced carbon emissions and is on track to meet its greenhouse gas reduction goal three years early
New institute to focus on clean, renewable energy technologies
Published April 22, 2021
The establishment of the Ralph S. O'Connor Sustainable Energy Institute is part of a 10-year, $75M investment by the university in energy-related research and education
Certifying sustainable practices
Published Jan 26, 2021
Three at Hopkins have started a new initiative to bring sustainable practices to laboratories throughout the university
Green living
Johns Hopkins releases Sustainable Living Guide
Published Jan 8, 2021
The document, assembled by the Student and Alumni Working Group of the Johns Hopkins Sustainability Leadership Council, provides specific advice for lowering individual environmental footprints, as well as links to Baltimore organizations and businesses that provide sustainable products and services.
Report details Sustainability Leadership Council's first-year efforts, accomplishments
Published Dec 2, 2020
The 75-member group provides guidance on the integration of sustainability into academics, research, engagement, and university operations
Trash to liquid treasure
Published Winter 2020
A team of Johns Hopkins engineers is developing a better way to recycle plastics / Johns Hopkins Magazine