Xarissa Holdaway’s Archive

Finding Ways to Train Wind Energy Technicians

A story in the Community College Times notes that creating new training programs for clean energy jobs isn't always an easy path. As budgets tighten, school-to-school collaborations like the one …

New Site Tailors Green Building Resources to Higher Education

If you have anything to do with the buildings on your campus, Second Nature's latest offering, Campus Green Builder, is the website for you. The site promises to act as …

One Minute to Midnight: Educating for Action

Responsibility is in the air at this weekend’s Bioneers conference. The attendees are, by and large, concerned about the impact they and their organizations exert on a stressed planet, and …

QOTD: How Sustainability Rankings Influence the University

On the heels of our earlier post on sustainability rankings comes this quote from Charlotte Strem, interim director of physical and environmental planning at the University of California's Office of …

New rankings show prominence of sustainability

The Sustainable Endowments Institute's new green rankings are out, and there is some good news: With all the focus on sustainability in higher education over the past few years, grades …

Rudders on the Rudder: Thinking Beyond Master Planning

We talk a lot about climate and the environment here at Campus Ecology, but the truth is that long-term sustainability requires more than ecological considerations. If a school is carbon-neutral, …

USA TODAY covers sustainability majors

USA TODAY has a new story on campus sustainability, focused on the rise of degree programs that prepare students to work in sustainability fields, such as green construction or sustainable …

Checking in with Utah’s shortened workweek

Almost exactly one year ago, ClimateEdu's premiere issue included a story about several Utah organizations and universities that switched to a four-day workweek schedule on a trial basis, hoping to …

$12 billion to go to community colleges

Last week, President Obama announced the creation of the American Graduation Initiative, which is expected to funnel $12 billion to community colleges to educate underemployed or unemployed workers in preparation …

Years–and years–of sustainability

A new article in Inside Higher Ed profiles a growing trend: hosting a themed "year of sustainability" on campus. The story notes, "with multiple campuses, including Davidson College, New Mexico …

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