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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.
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 and faculty across the nation, the months between the end …
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.
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 summits will be held in New York City, Atlanta, Minneapolis, …
by Imran Battla Senior Program Manager, Applied Mentorship Program for Sustainability On April 21, 2011, sixty elementary school kids from Dobbs Elementary School part of the Atlanta Public Schools and and God’s Little Angels Academy based in Lithonia GA, came to the OAC …
First, let’s do the numbers: McDonald’s has over 32,478 restaurants in 60% of the world’s countries and recorded $24 billion in revenue last year. That’s more restaurants than any other company in the world, and $24 billion is…well, it’s a lot of money. Moving beyond that extraordinary number of drive-thrus, global presence, and Fortune 150 revenue of McDonald’s, what’s more impressive is how quickly the company can change, particularly in response to the voices of consumers.
In 2007, college student Wyatt Taubman created the slogan “Think Green, Live Clean” while brainstorming ways to communicate sustainability to his peers. Hear how his experiences shaped this process and tips for creating change.
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 competetoreduce.org.
When it comes to on-campus renewable energy installations, certain types are more common than others.
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.