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High School Students Speak Up at Power Shift ’09

During lunch on Saturday, I went from table to table to ask groups of students why they had come to Power Shift and what they were hoping to gain. Two …

Environmental Justice Takes Center Stage at Power Shift ’09 Opening Session

Power Shift, a conference and lobby event that aimed to bring 10,000 young people to the Capitol to take action on climate change and environmental degradation, took a turn for …

Ball State to spend $66M on ground-source heat

Ball State university, long a leader in climate action (and frequent sustainability conference host), has just approved drilling almost four thousand closed-loop wells to heat and cool the campus. Ground-source …

Kicking off the National Teach-In at University of Maryland

Five minutes before the meeting started, Scott Lupin, Director of the Office of Sustainability at UMD, could already see that more chairs would be needed. The room was packed, and …

Making it work: Geothermal on campus

In case you haven’t heard, geothermal and ground-source heat mining are pretty hot right now — though someone needs to come up with a catchier title for the latter, we …

Greener IT on campus

While good green citizens are fond of using email to save trees, the widely-ignored fact is that those same emails take up all kinds of server space. Space which, as …

ClimateEdu: New Solar Tech, Curriculum, and Bike-shares

Our latest issue is live. Here are today's headlines: Is There Room for Sustainability in Every Classroom?Faculty are finding new ways to incorporate issues of ecology, natural resources, social justice …

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“Roll back the specter of a warming planet”

In his inaugural speech, Barack Obama made no less than three separate mentions of the climate crisis, noting that as president he will lead the nation to "roll back the …

Students’ time in the sun?

An interesting discussion is taking place over at DotEarth, one of our favorite blogs. The post, which discusses students taking their places in the worlds of innovation and activism, mentions …

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