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Calling All Young Eco-Geniuses!

8/14/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

DotEarth, a popular NYT blog which examines efforts to balance human affairs with the planet’s limits, has been discussing the idea of "Generation-E," a new way to think of the young people stepping up to the challenges of environmental work […] Read more >

Guide to Climate Action Planning

8/12/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

In case you missed this new report on our home site or in our e-newsletter, let me direct your attention to our new Climate Action Planning Guide for universities and colleges. The report is designed to help reduce greenhouse gas […] Read more >

USA Today Covers Biking and Walking Programs at universities

8/11/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

Bikes on campus are nothing new, particularly to cash-strapped students. But when a university invests in bike rental programs, increased riding and parking infrastructure, and the physical and environmental health of its campus, it’s much bigger news. USA Today’s profile […] Read more >

Redirecting the Waste Stream: Using waste vegetable oil as fuel

8/7/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

As petroleum products become more expensive and concern over greenhouse gases rises, biofuel is the word on everyone’s lips. So far, two primary sources are in production. Ethanol, which is produced from sugar cane and corn, is already mixed with […] Read more >

Green Graduate, Seeking Job

7/22/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

The buzz on green jobs is especially loud in the summertime, when new grads flood the email boxes of HR managers with carefully composed resumes. Luckily, the environmentally-sensitive have more options than they did in the past, and not just […] Read more >

LAT Covers Green Building at Universities

7/7/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

Here’s another trend-skimming piece for you: this Los Angeles Times article highlights more than a dozen schools building green. If you already know a lot about LEED, geothermal and recycled countertops, you won’t find anything revolutionary here. However, it’s worth […] Read more >

Same Difference: Unplug Your Cellphone or Skip the Bath

7/2/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

Ever wonder whether your power strip or your shower timer saves more energy? David MacKay of Without Hot Air wants you to know for sure what your actions mean. In the author’s own words, "We are inundated with a flood […] Read more >

News Review: AASHE Digest 2007

7/1/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

AASHE’s weekly email newsletters, which are chock-full of campus sustainability alerts, have finally been compiled into a handy 230-page reference guide. The 2007 Digest, released yesterday, links to more than 800 stories from universities and colleges nationwide, and covers topics […] Read more >

Moving Past the Low-hanging Fruit at University of Missouri

6/20/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

One of our Chill Out! competition winners, the University of Missouri, has accomplished the admiral task of reducing their energy use by 19% per square foot since 1990, while still expanding the campus space by 60%. While this means that […] Read more >

Remodeling the Commercial Kitchen at Kendall College

6/19/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

A quick scan through your house reveals a few truths about the energy costs of your appliances. In many homes, the most constant energy drain comes from the direction of the kitchen, where the fridge is on all the time, […] Read more >