Drew Kann

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A new partnership between Northwestern and Loyola universities will allow Northwestern to convert used vegetable oil from the schools’ dining halls into biodiesel to power their fleet of campus shuttles.

The partnership also involves Chicago Biofuels, a local for-profit company that specializes in collecting used cooking oils from restaurants and other businesses and filtering the oil for sale to biodiesel producers.

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Though a melting ice shelf can shed a titanic iceberg overnight, the human response to signs of climate change sometimes seems to be moving at a glacial pace. But colleges across the country are taking action now. 

Featuring 35 pioneers from university energy and sustainability institutions, last Friday and Saturday marked the first-ever Workshop of U.S. Academic Energy, Sustainability and Environment Centers.