Xarissa Holdaway’s Archive

FGCU’s solar field delayed by permitting

In the spring, we alerted you to the Florida legislature's approval of FGCU's solar array, which is expected to cover 19 acres and produce 2MW of electricity for the university. …

ClimateEdu: Youth Activism, Hydrogen Cars, and more

Our latest issue is live. Here are today's headlines: Youth Activists Making Their Voices Heard at Climate TalksJoann KlimkiewiczAt climate talks in Poznan, young delegates from across the world added …

Where We Went in 2008, and What 2009 May Bring

{Julian's rundown of the best and worst of 2008 was so good we had to repost it here. Add your own nominations in the comments section below.} Campus Highlights and …

Real Food Challenge connects over 300 schools, engages students

“Uniting students for just and sustainable food” is the motto of the Real Food Challenge, a network of students and activists working to bring ethically-produced, environmentally-sustainable food to campuses. This …

Final Round-up for AASHE 2008

We had a great time at AASHE: Sustainability on Campus and Beyond, and hope you did as well. The general feeling was one of determination, as members of universities and …

Purer Water, Smarter Students–AASHE 2008

As a warm-up to this year’s AASHE conference, I toured Duke University with a group of other sustainability professionals, starting with the swamp. I imagine most campus visitors don’t immediately …

Shifting from RECs to Offsets–AASHE 2008

To the surprise of the presenter, Dave Newport of CU-Boulder, this afternoon’s discussion of GHG offsets and Renewable Energy Credits didn’t degenerate into fisticuffs or even a red-faced screaming match. …

Get People Back on the Land for Health and Peace –AASHE 2008

In the space of an hour, Vandana Shiva, physicist and agricultural activist, managed to connect the oil and human labor inputs required by modern agriculture, the nutritional deficit of monocrops, …

Extending the University’s Influence–AASHE 2008

Sustainability is rarely defined as a single-entity problem, especially when considering recent economic and political traumas. Gordon Rands of Western Illinois University and Mark Starik of George Washington University argued …

Lester Brown: Mobilizing for a Clean-Energy Civilization– AASHE 2008

Today’s environmentalism has been called a ‘Third Wave.’ Unlike the conservation ethic of the early 1900s, or the calls for anti-pollution regulation and the mass nostalgia for a more agrarian …

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