Tagged: illinois

Little steps: Reducing our environmental footprint

The Centennial Solar Panel System, installed in 2011, was the project of students from Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW) and the Northwestern Sustainability Fund (NSF). It generates about 20,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity per year.

by Catherine Zhang//MEDILL

On Northwestern University’s campus, efforts are underway to increase the university’s energy efficiency and overall environmental sustainability. The recent purchase of REC’s accounting for 50% of electricity usage on campus is just one example of sustainability practices. Continue reading

My Weekend in Chicago – A Saga

Yummy breakfast with one of my favorite people, on a chill morning. 

Sorry I haven’t posted in a long time; for the past few days, I’ve been in Illinois for a variety of debate tournaments, and today we are going to talk about my experience there.

First, I went to a tournament where I did not have to debate, which was totally unprecedented. I rarely go to tournaments without the intention of spending 8+ hours everyday immersed in technical and high speed debates. This time, I was along for the ride of a bunch of debaters to help coach younger kids and judge novice debates.

It was a great experience because this was a huge tournament; thus, many of my friends around the country were attending, but I didn’t have anxiety because I didn’t have to debate! I got to hang out with a bunch of my greatest friends. I also had the opportunity to sit in on very high quality debates, which helped me prepare for a separate tournament that I was going to further in the week (I’ll get to that later).

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