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Finding Ways to Train Wind Energy Technicians

11/12/2009 // By Xarissa Holdaway

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 at Laramie Community College for wind training, which also includes […] Read more >

New Site Tailors Green Building Resources to Higher Education

11/3/2009 // By Xarissa Holdaway

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 "a one-stop online resource on campus green building that is […] Read more >

One Minute to Midnight: Educating for Action

10/17/2009 // By Xarissa Holdaway

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 perhaps no one feels more culpable than teachers and education […] Read more >

QOTD: How Sustainability Rankings Influence the University

10/15/2009 // By Xarissa Holdaway

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 the President:   "Campuses measure profits and other things differently […] Read more >

New rankings show prominence of sustainability

10/13/2009 // By Xarissa Holdaway

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 are going up. Just over half of the schools surveyed […] Read more >

Rudders on the Rudder: Thinking Beyond Master Planning

10/5/2009 // By Xarissa Holdaway

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, but not financially viable, it has failed its mission. Therefore, […] Read more >

USA TODAY covers sustainability majors

8/19/2009 // By Xarissa Holdaway

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 business: "David Soto of The Princeton Review says student interest […] Read more >

Checking in with Utah’s shortened workweek

8/6/2009 // By Xarissa Holdaway

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 reduce GHG emissions and provide an extra benefit to employees. […] Read more >

$12 billion to go to community colleges

7/20/2009 // By Xarissa Holdaway

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 for the day when the economy swings upwards again. "..[T]he […] Read more >

Years–and years–of sustainability

7/14/2009 // By Xarissa Holdaway

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 State, Villanova University and University of Denver having just finished […] Read more >