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FGCU’s solar field delayed by permitting

1/14/2009 // By Xarissa Holdaway

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. However, to no one's surprise, the project has been delayed […] Read more >

ClimateEdu: Youth Activism, Hydrogen Cars, and more

1/13/2009 // By Xarissa Holdaway

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 their voices to the debate, demanding that the global dialogue […] Read more >

Where We Went in 2008, and What 2009 May Bring

12/30/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

{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 Lessons for the New Year With presidents leading the way, […] Read more >

Real Food Challenge connects over 300 schools, engages students

11/25/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

“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 fall, a national campaign engaged students at more than 300 […] Read more >

Final Round-up for AASHE 2008

11/13/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

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 colleges from all over North America shared ways to make […] Read more >

Purer Water, Smarter Students–AASHE 2008

11/13/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

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 get dragged out into the marsh, but the interest on […] Read more >

Shifting from RECs to Offsets–AASHE 2008

11/11/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

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. In fact, the discussion was downright welcoming, which is what […] Read more >

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

11/11/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

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, the dangers of species loss, the moisture depletion of agro-chemically […] Read more >

Extending the University’s Influence–AASHE 2008

11/10/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

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 in one of this morning’s sessions that a university’s plan […] Read more >

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

11/10/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

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 past in the 1970s, we are now looking at a […] Read more >