In the News

The Center for Land Use and Sustainability builds partnerships with organizations, businesses, and individuals through student internships, research projects, and events. See a list of news articles and media related to the CLUS and our various projects or read the CLUS newsletter!


January 20, 2022 CLUS honored by 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania Commonwealth Award
Ship NC

January 21, 2022 South Mountain Partnership Announces $50,000 in Mini-Grants!
South Mountain Partnership (ShipComposts)

April 22, 2022 Wolf Administration Commends Two Pennsylvania Schools for Environmental Efforts (Sustainability)

April 22, 2022 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools Highlights From the 2022 Honorees
US Department of Education (Sustainability)

April 26, 2022 SU students and faculty work to make campus more sustainable
The Slate (Sustainability)

April 26, 2022 Green League and Environmental Awareness
The Slate (Sustainability)

July 13, 2022 Stantec to design science center renovation at Shippensburg University
MarketScreener (Sustainability)

July 27, 2022 DCNR Undertaking Trail Investments in Mountain Creek Watershed in Michaux State Forest, Cumberland County (Sustainability)

July 27, 2022 Celebrating the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools and Sustainability Efforts Across the Department
U.S. Department of Education (Sustainability)

August 1, 2022 U.S. Department of Education recognizes Ship during Green Ribbon event
ShipNOW (Sustainability)

August 10, 2022 What is the Value of Protected Open Space in Pennsylvania?
PA Parks and Forests (Sustainability)

August 11, 2022 Franklin County housing study: More homes needed as population grows
Herlad Mail Media (Community)

August 15, 2022 Franklin County housing assessed
Public Opinion (Community)

August 24, 2022 DCNR Seeking Ideas For Trail Improvement Project In Mountain Creek Watershed, Michaux State Forest, Cumberland County (Sustainability)

August 24, 2022 DCNR Seeking Ideas For Trail Improvement Project In Mountain Creek Watershed, Michaux State Forest, Cumberland County
The Sentinel (Sustainability)

September 1, 2022 Solar farm, living laboratory: Lightsource bp’s Nittany Solar projects in Pennsylvania
Lightsource bp (Climate)

September 20, 2022 Wolf Administration Applauds 10 Schools For Environmental Sustainability Efforts (Sustainability)

September 20, 2022 The art of Cycling: Why I ride and why you should too
The Slate (Sustainability)

September 20, 2022 Shippensburg University recognized for environmental sustainability efforts
ABC27 (Sustainability)

September 20, 2022 Shippensburg University recognized for environmental sustainability efforts
The Sentinel (Sustainability)

October 12, 2022 Campus Farm celebration and greenhouse raising announced
ShipNOW (ShipComposts)

November 9, 2022 ShipComposts receives Walmart Giving grant
ShipNOW (ShipComposts)


January 12, 2021 New hops course seeks to fill gap between growing, marketing
Lancaster Farming (Brewing)

January 29, 2021 Hops Class Looks to Grow Local Production
Farm and Dairy (Brewing)

February 15, 2021 South Mountain Partnership Recognizes New Mini-Grant Recipients and Spirit of South Mountain Awardee at Recent “Power of the Partnership” Celebration
South Mountain Partnership

February 16, 2021 Claire Jantz recognized as role model and leader

February 18, 2021 Spirit of South Mountain Awardee

March 19, 2021 April 12 Training Set in Use of Upper Delaware River GIS Mapping Tool
Upper Delaware Council (UPDE)

March 31, 2021 Good Natured Pennsylvanians

March 31, 2021 DCNR Good Natured Pennsylvanians: Claire Jantz, Chair, Friends Of Michaux State Forest
PA Environment Digest Blog

April 8, 2021 Earth Day grows awareness for environment and climate issues
The Slate (Climate)

May 4, 2021 Ship opens Centers for Excellence in downtown location
ShipNOW (Centers for Excellence)

May 6, 2021 Morgans honored at ribbon cutting for SU’s Centers for Excellence
SU Foundation (Centers for Excellence)

May 28, 2021 Friends of Upper Delaware River Receive Grant
CNY News (Knotweed)

August 31, 2021 ShipComposts earns $25K grant to reduce food waste and insecurity
ShipNOW (ShipComposts)

September 2, 2021 SU Earns $25K Grant for Student-Led Composting Project
Outside Garden News (ShipComposts)

Fall 2021 Contributions to the State
Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education (ShipComposts)

Fall 2021 Inspired to Take Action with Enactus
Shippensburg University Magazine (ShipComposts)

November 23, 2021 Climate Series talks about environment, university seeking net-zero carbon emissions
The Slate (Climate)


January 7, 2019 Shippensburg University awarded $70,000 PLCB grant to expand brewing education
Affiliate Scientists (Brewing), PennLive

January 8, 2019 Shippensburg University is adding beer-brewing courses
Affiliate Scientists (Brewing), 21 News

January 9, 2019 Shippensburg University to offer beer-brewing courses
Affiliate Scientists (Brewing), Fox 43

January 10, 2019 Shippensburg University Offering Beer Brewing Classes
Affiliate Scientists (Brewing), CBS Philly

January 10, 2019 Brewing up beverages: PLCB awards beer grants to SU, CAEDC
Affiliate Scientists (Brewing), ShipNC

January 14, 2019 Shippensburg University is building a brewing program with its Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board grant
Affiliate Scientists (Brewing), Craft Brewing Business

January 15, 2019 Books and brews: Shippensburg University takes on beer industry with new training program
Affiliate Scientists (Brewing), Chambersburg Public Opinion

March 6, 2019 Landowners, Land Managers, Researchers, Students Encouraged To Participate In New South Mountain Research Corps Survey, April Science Summit
SMRC, PA Environment Digest Blog

March 20, 2019 Answering the Key Questions about Local Historic Preservation in PA
CRPA, Pennsylvania Historic Preservation

March 24, 2019 Precision Conservation on Tap for Clean Water
DRB Project, Open Space Institute

July 22, 2019 CLUS helps Conodoguinet Creek Watershed Association celebrate 30 years
CCWA, Ship News

July 23, 2019 Conodoguinet Creek Watershed Assn. Marks 30th Anniversary With New Digital Story Of The Conodoguinet In Cumberland County
CCWA, PA Environment Digest Blog

September 24, 2019 Antrim Township looks to prepare for solar
Community Research, Herald Mail Media

November 6, 2019 Shippensburg Center for Land Use & Sustainability: Climate Change Impacts On Forestry & Wildlife Nov. 13, PA Environment Digest Blog

November, 2019 Troy Alleman and Cameron Wiser from Pennsylvania are the Regional Award Winners!
Natural Resources Conservation Services Pennsylvania


January 17, 2018 CAEDC announces Rail Trail grant for Shippensburg
CVRT, Cumberlink

February 7, 2018 Studying African American history in Pennsylvania
History, Pennsylvania Historic Preservation

April 27, 2018 GIS mapping useful for Upper Delaware projects
UPDE Project, The News Eagle

June 19, 2018 Energy being assessed for Greencastle-Antrim area
Antrim Township, The Record Harold

July 8, 2018 Cumberland Valley Rail Trail’s newest employees: goats
CVRT, Fox 43

September 13, 2018 Solar energy potential studied for Antrim Twp.
Antrim Township, Echo-Pilot

September 16, 2018  Solar has potential in Greencastle-Antrim area
Antrim Township, Herald Mail Media

October 1, 2018 Online Story Map Celebrates 125th Anniversary Of Pennsylvania’s State Parks, Forests
Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation, PA Environment Digest Blog

October 2, 2018 New details on historic Revolutionary War P.OW. camp in York County

November 14, 2018 League of American Bicyclists Honors 45 New Bicycle Friendly Universities and Colleges
League of American Bicyclists

November 23, 2018 In Western PA, A Gap In Preserving Historic Structures
90.5 WESA

December 19, 2018 Governor Wolf Announces $791,000 in PLCB Grants for Developing, Promoting Pennsylvania Beers, Governor’s Office


January 11, 2017 What new river maps will & won’t do
UPDE Project, River Reporter

January 12, 2017 Digital overlay maps planned for Upper Delaware
UPDE Project, The News Eagle

January 13, 2017 County puts out public survey for comp plan update
CCPC Project, The Sentinel

January 16, 2017 Cumberland County wants your input for updated comprehensive plan
CCPC Project, Abc27 News

January 17, 2017 Cumberland County offers survey, seeking public input on county’s future
CCPC Project, PennLive

January 25, 2017 Project to Watch
CRPA Project, PA Historic Preservation Blog

January 27, 2017 Plan Ahead: Cumberland County seeking input for comprehensive plan
CCPC Project, Abc27 News

March 11, 2017 Ship U adapts to survive as state colleges face crisis
CLUS, Public Opinion Online

April 11, 2017 Geology Day, Plein Air art event Saturday in Michaux State Forest
Sustainability, Public Opinion Online

May 4, 2017 Penn State Harrisburg to host statewide Data User Conference on May 9
CLUS, Penn State News

July 7, 2017 Cumberland County’s comprehensive plan update available for review
CCPC Project, The Sentinel

July 13, 2017 Sustainability Program approved at SU
Sustainability, Ship News

July 24, 2017 Sustainability Program approved at SU
Sustainability, Herald Mail Media

July 30, 2017 Creating a clean slate in state parks, forests, hit with graffiti is no easy task
Sustainability, Pittsburg Post-Gazette

August 23, 2017 Borough of Chambersburg Recognized as a Certified Sustainable Municipality
Sustainability, Chambersburg Borough

September 1, 2017 Bike sharing program introduced at SU
Bike Share, The Slate Online

October 3, 2017 Boxcar to be restored, added to Cumberland Valley Rail Trail
Rail Trail, ABC27

October 4, 2017 Cumberland Valley Trailhead Centerpiece has Arrived
Rail Trail, SU Tv News

November 28, 2017 A high-tech crystal ball maps future development on the Delaware River
DRB Project, Delaware Currents

December 8, 2017 Cumberland County: A battle between growth and open space
CCPC Project, The Sentinel


March 14, 2016 Borough seeks sustainable community designation
Sustainable PA Project, Public Opinion Online, WITF

March 21, 2016 University formalizes institute, center change
CLUS Launch, Shippensburg University- Fact

March 23, 2016 Action and Planning for the Delaware River Basin’s Future
DRB Project,Water Resources Association of the Delaware River Basin, Winter 2016 Newsletter

July 19, 2016 Saving the World: A Sustainable Ship Plans for Future Generations
InTeGrate Project, Shippensburg University Magazine

August 16, 2016 $4 Million for Water Research
DRB Project, The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

August 17, 2016 Delaware River Basin work earns SU professor $486,000 grant
DRB Project, Shippensburg University

October 3, 2016 Shippensburg University partners with Franklin County to boost economic development
CLUS Outreach, Fox43

October 26, 2016 Shuster, Alloway working to keep Letterkenny strong
Economic Impact Analyses, Public Opinion Online

The Center for Land Use and Sustainability is involved in a variety of Student and Research Projects related to land use.