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Innovating for Social Impact

July 30, 2019
The 2019 recipients of the Resnick Family Social Impact Fund have been announced, showcasing academic teams whose work embodies key elements such as prototypes, international partnerships, and interdisciplinary collaboration. Administered by Northwestern University's Paula M. Trienens Institute for Sustainability and Energy, the Resnick Program provides funding for projects addressing critical sustainability and energy challenges on both local and global scales.

Plastic Pollution: Re-thinking Degradation and Recycling

July 1, 2019
Of the 8.3 billion metric tons of plastics generated since 1950, 79 percent of it has ended up in landfills and ecosystems. That adds up to more than 6.5 billion tons of plastics left to persist for hundreds or thousands of years in waterways and on land.




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Digging Deep with Benjamin Linzmeier

January 18, 2019
Benjamin Linzmeier: Earth Historian, Paleontologist, and Postdoctoral Researcher at Northwestern's Institute for Sustainability. He deciphers ancient climates through extinct organisms, revealing how past cataclysms shape today's carbon cycle.