For faculty, a key focus is incorporating research that promotes environmental conservation. Denise Green ’07, assistant professor of fiber science and apparel design, for example, planted a natural dye garden in the courtyard behind the Human Ecology Building, which at the height of summer featured 13-foot-high Hopi dye sunflowers, Japanese indigo, purple basil and marigolds. To raise money for the garden, Green launched a crowdfunding campaign that generated more than $10,000, primarily from alumni.
Sustainability efforts take root at Human Ecology
Sustainability efforts take root at Human Ecology Every weekday, James Jones-Rounds loads his bike onto the front of a TCAT bus in downtown Ithaca and heads to the College of Human Ecology, where he manages a neuroscience lab. In his spare time, he volunteers as a master composter and is a member of a housing cooperative in a Fall Creek pocket neighborhood.
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