The green scene at UML: Sustainability at University Crossing

the green scene at umass lowell: sustainability at university crossing

“The world in your hands” is something we say a lot here at UML. Guiding you as you realize your potential to take on a world of opportunity is our number one priority. But these words we live by have another meaning.

Literally.

We want the actual, physical world to be a better and more sustainable place for you, your loved ones and for future generations. That’s the literal world we want to put in your hands.

But we’re not here to check a box for the show of it or to make a splash (we’re pretty big into conserving water and resources tbh). That’s why lot of our sustainability efforts are ingrained into the very fabric of the university—even down to the design and construction and furniture we use in our buildings. It’s all hidden in plain sight.

Most people, myself included, don’t realize at first a lot of the things they see around campus are actually calculated, sustainable choices UML has made.

Today, we’re going to explore these choices in a building you might be familiar with if you’ve toured campus: University Crossing.

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Raise the roof! It’s growing food

raise the roof it's growing food

Anyone who knows me knows that I struggle with eating vegetables (and eating healthy in general). Don’t even get me started on organic produce. Until fairly recently, I didn’t understand what made it better, and I didn’t really want to understand… But since society is demanding more locally sourced, organic options, I thought I’d learn more about organic vegetables. Apparently, it’s good for your body to *not* eat things genetically modified and coated in pesticides.

Anyway, it’s a pretty health-focused community here at UML. Not counting all the healthy activities available to students, the people I work with directly do healthy eating challenges, and University Crossing has a stair climbing challenge. This sounds terrible if you know anything about the stairs in UC. But it’s good cardio, so there’s that.

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Colors of spring

I’ll just leave this here for everyone who feels like this cold and rainy spring was some kind of sick joke. On the plus side, this is what we get in New England when it rains 20 days straight.

Props to my colleague, Alfonso, for making this video and restoring my faith in the world.

Spring has arrived at UML. It’s. About. Time.

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5 Job Search Tips That Will Boost Your Career Prospects After College

job search tips after college career services

One thing I’ve learned since I started working at UMass Lowell is that the campus events, workshops and courses are created specifically to help you gain the skills you need to improve your career prospects. And to make the job search less painful so you can thrive in the real world.

Basically, college exists so you can get a job.

CoLLeGe iS so YOu cAn gET A joB.

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