News

2013

 COF Earth Day Celebration 2013 (04/11/13)
The Colleges of the Fenway Earth Day Carnival, held on the Wentworth Quad, included eco-games, raffle prizes, bicycle tune-ups, food, and the opportunity to speak with local companies and non-profits about sustainable products and sustainability on campus.

Wentworth Co-op: Bringing Clean Water to Ghana (01/25/13)
Mechanical Engineering Technology student, Joe Usenia, travels to Ghana in fall 2012 for a clean-water co-op project.


Wentworth Professor Wins International Competition (01/22/13)
Manuel Delgado, associate professor of Architecture, proposes a sustainable urban park to be built in Caracas, Venezuela. 

2012

After hundreds of miles pedaling around Boston, two Wentworth grads reinvent the pedicab (09/05/12)
Two students are awarded a $10,000 prize in the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Challenge for their re-design of a pedicab, aimed to improve usability and durability.


Architecture professor is selected as a finalist in an international green redevelopment competition (08/30/12)
Associate Professor Manuel Delgado's team was selected among the finalists in a competition to transform La Carlota Airport into a green park, reconnecting it with the local ecosystem and community.


Growing Your Own Garden (08/23/12)
Two industrial design students create an eco-friendly system for growing plants that uses an unlikely nutrient source: goldfish.


Pedal Power (08/08/12)
Associate Professor Mark Pasnik hosts an exhibit at the Boston Society of Architects’ new gallery, BSA Space. The exhibition, “Let’s Talk about Bikes,” aims to demonstrate the important role of bikes in an urban environment.


Heavy Sifting: How Many Pounds Can Wentworth Recycle?
10 weeks of campus recycling adds up!


Let It Rain (08/07/12)
Dave Zielski, EEE ’86, EEC ’88 and Executive Director at RainCatcher, works towards a solution to provide clean water to those in need.


Entrepreneurs Take Center Stage (07/03/12)
Wentworth students participate in Accelerate, an Innovation and Entrepreneurship Challenge.  Many teams worked on projects with a cleantech spin, including a pedicab, waste management solution, and a robot to automate soil testing.


Treasure in the Trash (03/17/12)
Students from Wentworth’s Green Team participate in Garbology in March 2012. Diving into the campus trash revealed just how much we could actually be recycling.

2011

Wentworth awarded with Silver by MassRecycle (12/11/11)
Wentworth is honored with SILVER Award from MassRecycle for its long-standing commitment to recycling.


Consumer Consciousness (11/28/11)
Manufacturing consumer products like cell phones and sneakers is incredibly complex, involving hundreds of moving parts that can influence politics and environmental conditions on a global scale.   Students reveal these hidden impacts and explore sustainable alternatives in a new exhibit.


The Optimist (7/22/11)
Wentworth Alum, Maria Aiolova, AET ’94, ARC ’96, sees a sustainable future driven by ecological solutions to society's most pressing environmental problems.  Her firm Terreform ONE brings this vision to life.


From Bottom of the Ocean to Top Gun (7/15/11)
As hard as it is to imagine that a staple of the snail diet can fuel a fighter jet, Ed Liston, MPE ’66, COO of Plankton Power, says algae is just that kind of magic microbe.


Here Comes the Sun (7/7/11)
WIT alum, David Blittersdorf describes the tremendous growth of solar power, and how his company, AllEarth Renewables, has grown from humble beginnings to a multimillion dollar enterprise in this rising industry.


The Hydrogen Engine That Could (7/12/11)
John Koopman, MPE ’83, makes the case for the electric car


Wastewater Challenge (

06/17/11)
Civil Engineering Technology students face the challenge of designing a treatment system for a hypothetical water leak in the Water Environment Federation Wastewater Challenge.

Wentworth Receives National Recognition for Community Service (06/08/11)
Wentworth is recognized by the Federal government for its community service involvement, including volunteering, service learning and civic engagement.


Green Collaboration Comes Full Circle (Summer/11)
Professor Greg Sirokman begins a biodiesel project on campus, which leads to a partnership with Lifecycle Renewables, a grease management and renewable energy company.


Recyclemania: It Pays to Go Green (02/04/11)
Wentworth participates in the 2011 Recyclemania competition, with a goal to raise the recycling rate on campus to 25%.

2010

Shifting Gears (Fall 2010)
Brian Piper, BInd ’09, re-invents the bicycle for urban American life.

2009

WIT News: Powering Change (10/26/09)
In summer 2008, three electromechanical students were struggling to find co-ops, so they formed their own company, Sustainable Energy Solutions.

2008

Project STRIVE
Project STRIVE is an award-winning school-to-work transition program for Boston Public School (BPS) students with a variety of special needs.  For more than 20 years, STRIVE students have served as the heart and soul of Wentworth's recycling program, learning valuable job skills along the way. 


Sustainability Committee is Launched to Meet President's Climate Commitment
Wentworth’s school colors may be black and gold, but it is green that many faculty, staff, and students are seeing as the Institute takes steps to reduce its carbon footprint.

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