Wallace Stegner Lecture

This free lecture is in conjunction with the 20th Annual Stegner Symposium – Air Quality: Health, Energy and Economics Against All Odds: Why America’s Century-Old Quest for Clean Air May Usher in a New Era of Global Environmental Cooperation 12:15-1:15 p.m., Sutherland Moot Courtroom, S.J. Quinney College of Law Robert Percival, Robert F. Stanton Professor […]

Stegner Center Green Bag: Malcolm Stewart

Environmental Cases in the Supreme Court Widely recognized as one of the nation’s top appellate and environmental litigators, Malcolm Stewart is Deputy Solicitor General of the United States.  He has argued 69 cases before the United States Supreme Court, including Decker v. Northwest Environmental Defense Center, EPA v. EME Homer City Generation, Sackett v. EPA, and Monsanto Co. v. […]

Stegner Center Green Bag – Anastasia Telesetsky

Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing and Transnational Organized Crime IUU Fishing and Transnational Crime Paper » 12:15 -1:30 p.m., Room 106, S.J. Quinney College of Law Anastasia Telesetsky, Associate Professor of Law, University of Idaho Anastasia Telesetsky is Associate Professor of Law at the University of Idaho, specializing in environmental and natural resources law.  […]

A Better Building: Biomimicry Glass Working with Nature to Reduce Bird-Window Collisions

GreenTeamBlog.org. One of the most innovative and interesting features of the new College of Law building is its incorporation of a new bird-safe glass to reduce bird-window collisions. Researchers estimate that hundreds of millions of birds are killed each year due to collisions with glass windows. The front of the new College of Law building […]

Recycling at SJ Quinney: Where Does It Go and What You Should Know

GreenTeamBlog.org. S.J. Quinney College of Law is always looking for ways to improve and leave a lighter environmental foot print. One such practice embraced by the school is recycling. In the current building aluminum, plastic, and cardboard recycling bins are found near the coffee cart and in the breezeway atrium. Paper bins are in the […]

Alternative Visions Fund: Looking Towards a More Sustainable Future

GreenTeamBlog.org. Thanks to a generous gift from the Alternative Visions Fund of the Chicago Community Trust, the new S. J. Quinney College of Law building is truly one of a kind. The $4.5 million contribution was given to provide a state-of-the-art and environmentally sustainable home befitting a premiere institution. The innovative design features, responsible construction, […]

The LEED Certification Process: Guiding Sustainable Design, Construction, and Practices for the New Building

GreenTeamBlog.org. I am sure you have heard the term LEED in relation to the new Law School, but do you really know what it means? If you are not sure, or would like a bit more information, here is a quick overview of the LEED rating system and its benefits for buildings. LEED, or Leadership […]

Welcome to the Green Team Blog!

GreenTeamBlog.org. With the pursuit of LEED Platinum Certification, the new S.J. Quinney College of Law building is not only a world class learning institute – but an exciting catalyst for leadership in the area of sustainable development and practices. Working to achieve those goals is the Green Team, a collaborative group of faculty, staff, students, […]

The Wonderful Discomfort of Changing Your Mind

By Kirstin Lindstrom for EDR Blog.org. In reflecting on the most important things she learned in the seven years of writing her literary blog, brainpickings.org, author Maria Popova wrote, “Allow yourself the uncomfortable luxury of changing your mind.” Admittedly, the idea that mind-changing is a luxurious experience is a bit elusive. But in thinking it […]

19th Annual Symposium – National Parks: Past, Present and Future

Stegner Center Nineteenth Annual Symposium National Parks: Past, Present, and Future Thursday and Friday, March 27 to 28, 2014 The City Library, Salt Lake City, Utah The national park idea, the best idea we ever had, was inevitable as soon as Americans learned to confront the wild continent not with fear and cupidity but with […]