Xarissa Holdaway’s Archive

Calling All Young Eco-Geniuses!

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 …

Guide to Climate Action Planning

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 …

USA Today Covers Biking and Walking Programs at universities

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 …

Redirecting the Waste Stream: Using waste vegetable oil as fuel

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 …

Green Graduate, Seeking Job

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 …

LAT Covers Green Building at Universities

  |   July 7, 2008

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 …

Same Difference: Unplug Your Cellphone or Skip the Bath

  |   July 2, 2008

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 …

News Review: AASHE Digest 2007

  |   July 1, 2008

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 …

Moving Past the Low-hanging Fruit at University of Missouri

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 …

Remodeling the Commercial Kitchen at Kendall College

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 …

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