EREF Blog

Research Spotlight: Eco-Clamshell Reusable To-Go Program

Researchers at Eckerd College (Saint Petersburg, Florida) developed a reusable to-go system and container prototype called "Eco-Clamshell" via a $32,000 grant from the Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF). The project was led by Alison Ormsby, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies, and Audrey Copeland, Grant Research and Coordinator. The program has since been adopted by more than 400 colleges/universities while the container has seen design improvements by G.E.T. Enterprises under the name Eco-Takeouts™.

Find out more about Eco-Clamshell, Eco-Takeouts™, their benefits and testimonials in its Research Spotlight.

Scholar Spotlight: Shahzeen Attari

Shahzeen Attari, recipient of the 2005 Fiessinger Scholarship, graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a Ph.D. in Civil & Environmental Engineering and Engineering & Public Policy. Her research, entitled "Global Climate Change and Human Behavior: Decreasing Energy Consumption," focused on management methods which might be implemented in order to reduce carbon emissions per capita.

Find out more about Shahzeen's EREF research, her published works, as well as what she has been up to since graduating in her Scholar Spotlight.