Student-Driven Blog

Illuminating Tintinto | Hunt Institute’s Project for SMU Giving Day 2021

Click Here to Contribute to This Project Today is SMU Giving Day – the one day of the year for all Mustangs to come together in support of the SMU causes and students we care about most. Giving day is not about how much we each give, it’s about the impact we can make as [...]

2021-04-15T18:54:21+00:00 April 13th, 2021|

Cutting Edge Youth Summit Continues to Help Youth Leaders Succeed

On Saturday, April 10, 2021, The Action Research Center hosted the annual Cutting Edge Youth Summit. The legendary event celebrates over 12 years of building youth leaders. This year, student leaders from many regions of the United States connected for the virtual Cutting Edge Youth Summit. Students and parents attended from Texas, South Carolina, New [...]

2021-04-14T20:00:53+00:00 April 14th, 2021|

Winner of the Water Environment Association of Texas, Student Design Competition 2021

On Tuesday, March 30th, 2021, the Lyle Senior Design Team took First Place in the virtual Student Design Competition, sponsored by the Water Environment Association of Texas (WEAT).  The regional student design competition is typically held during the annual Texas Water Conference. The winning presentation entitled, “Intercontinental Airport WWTP Improvements and Expansion Project”, consisted of [...]

2021-04-13T20:22:49+00:00 April 13th, 2021|

Spotlight on Young Social Entrepreneurs

This month, we want to shine the spotlight on some young social entrepreneurs that are doing amazing work around the world. 1. David Yeung, Green Monday Through a multi-faceted approach, Green Monday is working to encourage the widespread adoption of a plant-based diet to combat climate change, food insecurity, and public health issues. The social [...]

2021-04-12T18:53:14+00:00 April 12th, 2021|

Spotlight on Women Social Entrepreneurs

As we close out the month of March which celebrates and honors the contributions of women throughout history, we want to shine the spotlight on some women social entrepreneurs that are doing amazing work around the world. Maya-Camille Broussard, Justice of the Pies Justice of the Pies is a low-profit limited liability company (L3C) that [...]

2021-03-26T23:26:56+00:00 March 26th, 2021|

How Can We Build Back Better: Helpful Insights for Climate-smart Inclusive Economic Development from the United Nations’ Recent Assembly

Last month, on February 22, 2021, the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) convened representatives of its 193 Member States and other stakeholders to discuss how to build back better as we begin the return to a post-pandemic world. In preparation for UNEA-5, the United Nations Environment Programme’s North America Office (UNEP North America) led a [...]

2021-03-11T15:57:10+00:00 March 11th, 2021|

The Forgotten Fuel: Energy Efficiency in our Homes & Buildings

A Collective Action Program for ImpactNights® The Texas winter storm brought more than subfreezing temps to the state. The power outage left dozens of Texans dead, millions in the dark, and nearly 15 million with water issues. Damages from this storm may exceed the $125 billion in damages from Hurricane Harvey, potentially making it the costliest [...]

2021-03-19T19:54:38+00:00 March 10th, 2021|