Sustainability broadly refers to meeting the environmental, economic, and social needs of the current generation without impinging on future generation’s ability to satisfy their own needs.
Cohen and Nodoushani win Sustainability Grants
Of the six sustainability projects that were selected for funding in 2009-2010 by the University of Hartford Sustainability Committee, two came from the Barney Faculty:
– Jeffrey P. Cohen, associate professor, Department of Economics, Finance, and Insurance, Barney School of Business, for a special topics course, “Environmental Economics.”
– Patricia Nodoushani, professor, Department of Accounting and Taxation, Barney School of Business, for a re-design of the capstone course for the MSAT taxation track, AC 789, “Seminar in Taxation,” to provide an emphasis on sustainability.
|Green" Water Bottles Given to Accelerated MBA Students|
|Barney has purchased and distributed to the students in its Accelerated MBA program, water bottles that can be filled and refilled at any water fountain in Auerbach Hall. The benefit to the students is the elimination of the cost of bottled water. The benefits to our economy and society are the elimination of the costs of: manufacturing the plastic bottles, the process of filling, packaging, shipping, and selling them, and then the cost of disposing them either by recycling (preferred) or sending them to a land fill where their half-life is extraordinarily long.
|There is a health benefit as well. Many plastic bottles are made of bisphenol A (BPA), a synthetic estrogen that was found to be good for making hard, clear-plastic, shatterproof drinking containers. The problem is that the BPA leeches off the containers’ walls, gets into our bodies and can cause health problems. Read more about these health issues. Barney’s water bottles contain no BPA.|