Sara Gassman’s Archive

Campus Ecology Fellow Ellen Teygart collects a soil sample from the field. Image credit Brittany Prischak.

Campuses Safeguard Wildlife, Cut Carbon Pollution

Sure you’ve noticed the extreme weather events of the past few months: extended drought, supercharged storms. But do you know the┬áspecific effect of climate change on wildlife at your campus …

Many move-out programs rely on volunteers. Top: CCU volunteers with a few random finds from Campus Salvage (image courtesy Sustainability Initiative of CCU). Bottom: Skidmore College volunteers help with 7th annual Give+Go (image courtesy of Riley Neugebauer, Sustainable Skidmore

Campuses Aim for Zero-Waste Move Out

College dorm rooms are really good places to accumulate stuff. Beyond textbooks and late-night snacks, students in dorm rooms tend to amass a funny collection of miniatures–refrigerators, rugs, coffee pots–and …

Van Jones gets the crowd excited about creating a green collar economy.

Students Lead for Smarter, more Sustainable Campuses

The University of Maryland hosted the eighth annual Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference in Bethesda, Maryland in April 2013. Top students, faculty, sustainability administrators and other organizations related to sustainability …

Celebrate CCN 2013 by watching the CCN video program! Click the image to watch on YouTube.

Announcing Campus Conservation Nationals Video Contest Winners!

If you happened to spend time on a college campus between February 4 and April 26, 2013, you may have noticed that dorm buildings were darker than usual, and that …

Congratulations to the Class of 2013 for graduating with zero carbon debt!! Image via Microsoft Clip Art.

Graduate with Zero Carbon Debt!

UNH SEAC will celebrate the 20th annual Solarfest, a solar-powered music and arts festival this year. Photo credit Abigail Gronberg.

Earth Day Celebrations on Campus

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Three Tips for “Making Good” from Billy Parish


A Student’s Guide to the National Climate Assessment

We are currently in the midst of a 90-day comment period for a defining government document on the climate, the draft National Climate Assessment. The 1,000-page report is available online …

A student at St Clair County Community College scans a QR code with her smartphone to learn more about a campus green feature. Image credit St Clair County Community College.

The Future of Campus Sustainability

On the afternoon of Tuesday, January 29, as part of the Johnson County Community College Center for Sustainability webinar series, Dr. Jay Antle, Executive Director, and Dave Newport, Director of …

Lori from Larry's Beans, an especially sustainable coffee roaster in Raleigh, NC, participates in the Wake Tech Green Symposium. Image Credit:  Lisa Haywood

Best Green Jobs Fairs of 2012

With the fall semester winding down, members of the Class of 2013 are probably thinking about their impending final semester…and beyond. Beyond! What a mysterious and overwhelming place. Luckily, up-and-coming …

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