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UT graduate student Matthew Neilson and Dr. Carol Stepien, director of the Lake Erie Center, identified potential specimens for a research project.

Dr. Matthew Neilson, who received a doctorate from UT this year and teaches at the University of Florida, and Dr. Carol Stepien, director of the Lake Erie Center, identified potential specimens for a research project.

UT Matters is a partnership with The Blade and Buckeye CableSystem to bring the community health science education and the latest news about how University faculty, staff and students are changing Toledo and how the community can be a part of it.

This month’s topic is UT going green.

Everyone knows the benefits of going green. Now the new word being used by experts is sustainability — the ability to meet the needs of today without compromising the needs of the future.

According to Dr. Ashley Pryor, UT associate professor of women’s and gender studies, sustainability involves protecting natural, social and economic environments. From alternative energy and recycling to sinking poverty and improving human health, becoming more sustainable requires a delicate balance of merging human development with nature conservation.

UT is decreasing its own negative impact on the environment while researching and developing technology that will help the world become more sustainable.

To become part of the go green team at UT, or to find out what you can do to help the sustainability of the region, visit utoledo.edu/sustainability.

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