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How sustainable is Apple's strategy of planting 8,000 trees on its campus?

Outro estudo parece especialmente aplicável à Apple. Em 2009, pesquisadores na California State University Northridge, estudaram o sequestro de carbono nos 350 acres do campus da universidade. Os alunos catalogaram todas as 3.900 árvores por tipo e tamanho. Usando dados do Centro de Pesquisa Florestal Urbana, um ramo do Serviço Florestal dos EUA, eles estimaram a quantidade que cada árvore provavelmente sequestrava. A média era de 40 quilos por árvore a cada ano. (Em contrapartida, um americano médio é responsável por emitir cerca de 20.000 quilogramas de carbono anualmente). Em seguida, eles compararam o sequestro total com a quantidade de carbono emitida pelas fontes do campus. (Essas fontes incluíram a produção de eletricidade para alimentação dos edifícios – mas não o transporte para e a partir do campus). O resultado: as árvores sequestraram menos de um por cento da quantidade de carbono liberada durante o mesmo período. Dito de outra forma, a quantidade de carbono sequestrada em uma escola com 41 mil alunos, iguala-se a produção de carbono de oito americanos médios. -- ArchDaily Brazil (in Portuguese)

Curator Talk: The High Art of Riding Low

Join us in welcoming Denise Sandoval, Professor of Chicana and Chicano Studies at California State University, Northridge and the curator of our newest exhibit, The High Art of Riding Low: Ranflas, Corazón e Inspiración, to discuss the diversity and complexity of lowrider-inspired art and its role as a symbol of cultural pride. -- Carpe Diem!

CSU Receives Grant; Will Fund Workshops for Clean Energy Entrepreneurs

The workshops—hosted by Dominguez Hills, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Northridge and Pomona—will help CSU and other local student entrepreneurs learn about resources and programs that could help them bring new clean energy technologies to the market. Students will also have the opportunity to utilize campus entrepreneurial programs and connect with faculty as well as business and community leaders. Workshops of various formats will be included, such as a “Shark Tank” style activity for students to practice their idea pitching skills. -- SCV News

Chelsea Handler To Host The Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Annual Grants Banquet On August 2

The HFPA began giving grants as early as 1989 to institutions such as University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), University of Southern California (USC) and the American Cinematheque, which continue to receive support today. The HFPA has created endowments at Los Angeles colleges and universities to help underserved students such as Los Angeles Community College and California State University, Northridge. In addition, over the years the HFPA has responded to outside issues and humanitarian crises throughout the world. Earlier this year, the HFPA provided the International Rescue Committee with a $500,000 grant that was presented at the Cannes Film Festival. -- My Social Good News

Nutty, funny Steven Adams

It was the NBA 3X activity that I was able to watch up close. And apart from learning valuable lessons from Coach Reggie Theus (former head coach of the Sacramento Kings, now coach of Cal State University Northridge) and marveling at the sun-kissed charm of the Laker Girls, I had fun watching Steven Adams, the 7-foot center of the Oklahoma Thunder. -- Business Mirror - Philippines

Theus upbeat on Paras

MANILA, Philippines - California State University at Northridge head coach Reggie Theus said the other day he’s looking forward to 6-6 Kobe Paras playing three years with the Matadors varsity and expressed confidence that the former La Salle Greenhills star will develop into an impact college standout. -- Philippine Star