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More schools setting up green workforce training programs

7/9/2009 // By Xarissa Holdaway

The Charleston Regional Business Journal reports that Virginia Tech has teamed up with Trident Technical College to develop curriculum in the green sector. According to the article, "the two schools will develop curricula on green building, green engineering technology and […] Read more >

Learning with Thoreau

6/22/2009 // By Xarissa Holdaway

A short-and-sweet story at the Chronicle of Higher Education notes that even English majors can get their hands dirty at Furman University: "The course was about Henry David Thoreau's Walden, but instead of simply reading the memoir and discussing it […] Read more >

Back to the Blogosphere

6/12/2009 // By Xarissa Holdaway

Sorry we've been a little quiet lately. To ease you back, here's a piece done by one of our members at the Chronicle of Higher Education about using the university's progress towards sustainability as a teaching tool: "The mission of […] Read more >

Reusing: Better than Recycling

5/6/2009 // By Xarissa Holdaway

Every spring we see a rash of stories on end-of-the-semester cleanouts in dorms and student apartments. As students leave for the summer, dumpsters fill up with perfectly good lamps, textbooks, furniture and clothing. However, schools are trying to make the […] Read more >

‘Trayless’ Trend Continues

4/29/2009 // By Xarissa Holdaway

This may only happen once, but we've scooped the New York Times. Today's article on trayless dining at universities is good, but nothing earth-shattering if you read ours (Students Have Their Hands Full Saving Food, Energy and Water) in the […] Read more >

Can an Ever-growing Campus Be Sustainable?

4/27/2009 // By Xarissa Holdaway

We're a little late to the party on this one, but last week's Chronicle of Higher Education feature on space planning and long-term sustainability is full of good stuff. The issue of space planning on campus is always a sticky […] Read more >

YouTube Launches EDU Channel

4/15/2009 // By Xarissa Holdaway

Curious about the finer points of the clean energy grid? Looking for new ideas on campus low-impact farming or biomass plants? Just need to relax by watching students throw paint on each other in the name of art? YouTube's new […] Read more >

Rainforest Education at Evergreen State College

3/11/2009 // By Xarissa Holdaway

Nalini Nadkarni, a faculty member at Evergreen State College, talked to TED about her work studying and preserving rainforests, including outreach projects that get inner-city youth from Washington into the trees and learning about nature. Here she describes the richly […] Read more >

Deferring Climate Committments: An Issue of Costs or Priorities?

3/9/2009 // By Xarissa Holdaway

A new article in the Chronicle of Higher Education (sub. req.) profiles a minority trend that could, if economic conditions persist, become a majority problem. Scott Carlson reports that "about 25 percent of the colleges that should have turned in […] Read more >

Rallying at the Capitol for Power Shift ’09

3/6/2009 // By Xarissa Holdaway

The final event of Power Shift, which took place on a snowy, below-freezing day in Washington, DC, drew thousands of students to the Capitol for pre-scheduled visits to members of Congress. Christopher Applegate, a Missouri transplant now attending the University […] Read more >