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American University saves money and emissions with LED lighting

In 2008, American University (AU) signed the American College and University President’s Climate Commitment. In 2010, AU adopted a Green Building policy, requiring LEED standards for new construction and major renovations. One of the projects to benefit from these two resolutions was AU’s Spring 2010 installation of LED (light-emitting diode) lights in the School of International Service (SIS) parking garage, and in lamps along outdoor campus walkways. By using LEDs as opposed to traditional metal halide lights, AU will be able to save money on electricity and replacement costs, as well enhance the safety and aesthetics of the building and surrounding areas.

Schools Use Summer Break As A Time For Intensive Sustainability Courses

We’re well into June, and — for the vast majority of college students and professors — that wonderful time known as “summer break.” However, for an increasing number of students …

Next Economic Development Administration Grant Deadline June 10th

The Economic Development Administration has recently switched to a quarterly review process for applications to some of its programs. The Public Works, Economic Adjustment and Global Climate Change Mitigation Incentive Fund investments applications are now be reviewed on a quarterly basis, and the next quarterly deadline for submitting EDA grant applications to these programs is June 10th, 2011.

Make The Most Of Your Summer By Participating in One of Outdoor Nation’s Summer Summits!

This summer, Outdoor Nation will host multiple 3-day regional youth summits and is looking for talented and passionate youth leaders from the millennial generation to take part as delegates. The …

Voices of NWF’s Young Leaders Assembly: Youth Mentorship in Atlanta…

Consumer Voices Focus on Improving McDonald’s Climate Leadership from the…

Sustainability Student Success Story:

120,000 College Students Spent November Competing to Reduce Energy Use

This November, NWF co-sponsored (with the Alliance to Save Energy) the first national Lucid Design Group contest, the “Campus Conservation Nationals,” among 40 U.S. campuses to reduce (in real time) energy usage in their residence halls. Full information about the contest can be found at

Colleges Turn to An Array of Alternative Fuels

When it comes to on-campus renewable energy installations, certain types are more common than others.

Past Chill Out Contest Winners Parlay Achievement into $$$

With the deadline for National Wildlife Federation’s 2011 Chill Out Contest drawing near, many schools are only just getting around to submitting entries. Since both faculty and students are increasingly busy at this time of year, as holidays and exams put more demands on time, we here at Campus Ecology want to share a story of one of our past Chill Out winners as an example of the kind of boon that entering Chill Out can be to a school.

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