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What do you want to say to President-Elect Obama?

11/5/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

Mr. Obama has only a few short months to prepare for inauguration and all the challenges that come with it, of which environmental problems are only one piece. In the past, he has called for emissions reductions 80% by 2050, […] Read more >

Al Gore Lauds Youth and Campus Activists

10/29/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

In case you haven’t heard, Al Gore addressed students across the country tonight in a live webcast from the Energy Action Coalition and the PowerVote campaign, asking young people to continue the work they’re doing to change the way we […] Read more >

Berea College Struggles to Define the Role of Campus Carbon Sinks in Emissions Reporting

10/28/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

Here’s a rhetorical question: conservation or clean energy? While both are good and necessary, they are not always valued equally when it comes to climate change, and with limited organizational and governmental budgets, they are not always simultaneously possible. Is […] Read more >

WorldChanging Lists “Majors Making a Difference”

10/22/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

Since its launch, WorldChanging has been known for its innovative and game-changing solutions, and this week they’re having a look at colleges and universities. The feature on School Sustainability is worth a look, as it breaks down some good choices […] Read more >

Student Fees Drive Campus Retrofits

10/14/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

It often takes more than a dedicated student club or well-intentioned administrator to transform campus operations, particularly when it comes to sustainability and energy efficiency. Rather, campus-wide commitment can be the best indicator of success, as at University of Tennessee. […] Read more >


10/7/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

If you’re visiting for the first time (perhaps linking over from DotEarth, a blog we follow regularly), welcome!The Campus Ecology program here at NWF promotes climate leadership and sustainability among colleges and universities by providing resources, creating networking opportunities and […] Read more >

Ratings and Rankings and Lists, Oh My! (Part 2)

9/30/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

As part 2 of last week’s post on college sustainability rankings, here’s a little more information on the Sustainable Endowment Institute’s newly issued Green Report Card. The Sustainable Endowments Institute relies heavily on a small core of schools for its […] Read more >

Living Buildings

9/19/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

A recent Chronicle post about Sierra magazine drew a lot of commenter ire, including a nasty call for Scott Carlson, the writer of the piece, to be reassigned to the obituary column. Several of these commenters seemed to take offense […] Read more >

Ratings and Rankings and Lists, Oh My!

9/16/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

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Student Video Competitions Seek Solutions to Climate Issues

9/12/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

With the new semester starting, opportunities abound for students interested in putting their screenwriting and film skills to work: Climate Matters: Inspire Your Next President These 30 or 60 second short videos must relate to climate change and not to […] Read more >