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Eric Zakarison ’81 and Sheryl Hagen-Zakarison ’83, ’91—Thinking small Eric Zakarison ’81 and Sheryl Hagen-Zakarison ’83, ’91 decided to use their small family farm near Pullman to raise more than wheat, adding animals and other crops to the mix.
Categories: Agriculture, Alumni
Tags: Small farms, Sustainability, Ranching
What moves you at WSU
One fuzzy old photograph of construction in downtown Pullman shows images of early days in the city: men laying a foundation by hand, a horse-drawn carriage on the street, a bicycle leaning on a post in the foreground. The photo has no date, b...
Categories: WSU students, Environmental studies, Campus life
Tags: Transportation, Transit, Sustainability
Mulch ado about garden plastics
In 2001, Carol Miles certified WSU’s first piece of organic land, a three-acre parcel at the WSU Vancouver Research and Extension Unit. It was a landmark moment, leading the way for organicall...
Categories: Agriculture, Environmental studies
Tags: Gardening, Sustainability, Organic foods
Digging the new EcoWell
Students and faculty develop a mighty thirst after working out at WSU’s Student Recreation Center, and now they have a new, healthy, and environmentally friendly option to quench it.The EcoWell vending machine’s slick iPhone-like touchscreen ...
Categories: Business, Engineering
Tags: Entrepreneurs, Vending machines, Sustainability
Cultivating new energy
With just a whiff of irony, let’s sing a song of praise for gasoline.A single gallon contains more than 30,000 calories. You wouldn’t want to drink it, but in straight-up energy terms, that’s enough to power a human for about two weeks.Gaso...
Categories: Chemistry, Engineering, Agriculture
Tags: Sustainability, Algae, Methane, Fuels, Biofuels
Opening new doors to green
The soaring ceiling, room-length fireplace, and glass doors that open to the outdoors give the lobby the flavor of a ski lodge crossed with an open-air café. However, the ambience of Olympia Avenue—Washington State University’s new residence...
Categories: Architecture and design, Campus life
Tags: Buildings, Sustainability, Residence halls
There’s nothing mundane about the new parking lot at the WSU research and extension center in Puyallup. It is a state-of-the-art polluted water collection system. The 70...
Categories: WSU Extension, Environmental studies
Tags: Sustainability, Ecology, Water quality, Stormwater
With a new organic major and a strong history of research, WSU is a leader in organic agriculture. But is that enough to keep up with the demands of a burgeoning organic industry?
Tags: Sustainability, Organic foods
The Circle of Life and the Farmer's Daughters
Determined that, contrary to popular assumption, bread flour could indeed be grown in the Inland Northwest, a few years ago Fred Fleming '73 and Karl Kupers '71 started growing Terra, a new variety of hard red spring wheat developed by Washington ...
Categories: Agriculture, Business
Tags: Sustainability, Wheat, Food
Eric Zakarison ’81 and Sheryl Hagen-Zakarison ’83, ’91 decided to use their small family farm near Pullman to raise more than wheat, adding animals and other crops to the mix.