Crocs, urine and one professor’s sustainable lifestyle

In an attempt to leave a small carbon footprint, Cal Poly physics professor Peter Schwartz pees on his trees instead of using fresh water.

Freshmen demonstrate principles of sustainability

It’s a sunny day when materials engineering freshmen demonstrate their first sustainability project: a solar powered water heater. The water heater demonstrates how sustainability is integrated into the materials engineering curriculum at Cal Poly, materials engineering professor Linda Vanasupa said. “It’s…

Prospective solar farm could strengthen local economy with jobs, dollars

A 1,500-acre solar farm is pending approval by the county Planning Commission. If permits are granted, the farm could bring hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars to the local economy.