New Jersey’s Green University grows beyond the classroom.
The University campus serves as a "workshop" for important energy technology initiatives including the Geothermal Project, Aquifer Thermal Energy Storage (ATES) and solar electricity. As part of its ongoing commitment to environmental stewardship, Stockton has begun an extensive university-wide inventory of its impact on the world’s climate. The release of greenhouse gasses, most commonly carbon dioxide, is recognized as the leading contributor to climate change; and Stockton has committed itself to moving toward a "carbon neutral" campus. This would mean shifting its energy use, transportation, and operations toward practices that would make no net contribution to global warming. This inventory, campus officials point out, is the necessary first step.
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While the main campus is set amidst 1,600 acres of southern New Jersey's well-known Pine Barrens, the Marine Science and Environmental Field Station is located on the Nacote Creek, a tributary of the pristine Mullica River-Great Bay Estuary. This extensive barrier-beach estuarine system has been designated as the Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve and is managed through a partnership of land owners in the region. The location of our Marine Field Station affords Stockton students and faculty first class access to the Reserve's large variety of habitats for research and teaching programs. The Marine Science and Environmental Field Station is used by numerous courses and independent studies students from several programs at the University, including the Marine Science, Biology, Environmental Studies and General Studies programs.
Links of Interest
- International ECOSTOCK Conference 2006