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Preserving habitats on campus

6/12/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

Being part of National Wildlife Federation, those of us at Campus Ecology talk a lot about wildlife habitats. Not only are we invested in maintaining biological diversity and preserving the migration paths of plants, birds, butterflies and animals, we also […] Read more >

Round-Up from the Chronicle of Higher Education

6/9/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

Several posts over at the Buildings & Grounds blog have caught our eye recently for their focus on environmental initiatives on campus. Part of The Chronicle of Higher Education‘s site, this frequently-updated blog covers architecture, design, new technologies and construction, […] Read more >

Stream Restoration at Appalachian State U.

5/27/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

This underwhelming waterway is known as Kraut Creek to residents of Boone, NC, who remember the days when a local sauerkraut factory sent its runoff downstream, polluting air and water alike. Now that the factory is long gone, a group […] Read more >

Oberlin Students Test Drive Sustainable Living

5/26/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

Today’s New York Times profiled the SEED house at environmental all-star Oberlin College. SEED stands for Student Experiment in Ecological Design, and unites eight students in a practical laboratory of sustainable living. As these students have learned more about the […] Read more >

NSCC Institutes Two-Year “Green-Collar” Degree

5/23/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

    As the possibility of carbon-capping legislation becomes more likely and investments in renewable energy increase, the demand for "green-collar" workers will rise. All three presidential candidates endorse the creation of green jobs, and the RAND corporation recently estimated […] Read more >

U. Hawai’i at Manoa Joins Climate Registry

5/20/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

The American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment requires that signatories inventory their campus GHG emissions within the first year, and now that more than 500 schools have signed, many have in-depth reports of campus energy requirements that can be […] Read more >

Sunshine State Awards $8.5M for Solar Power to Florida Gulf Coast University

5/19/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

It’s not often that a state’s motto so appropriately fits the actions of its Congress: the Sunshine State of Florida recently passed a bill which allocates $8.5 million to Florida Gulf Coast University for the construction of 16 acres of […] Read more >

Hillsborough Community College Collects Rainwater, Strives for Gold LEED

5/16/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

Hillsborough Community College is going for gold: Gold LEED, that is, at a new campus in Tampa Bay’s SouthShore community. Constructed with recycled steel, outfitted with efficient daylight-monitoring lights, and bordered by a lagoon to collect rainwater for irrigation and […] Read more >

Students at San Jose State Compete to Tackle Climate Change

5/15/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

San Jose State University, in a bid to get students more involved in learning about and dealing with climate change, is piloting a new course which will force groups of students to work collaboratively on environmental issues. Starting this fall, […] Read more >

Arizona State celebrates Global Institute of Sustainability

5/14/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

Tomorrow ASU celebrates the new home of its Global Institute of Sustainability, which was recently renovated with an eye towards purchasing as many recycled and recyclable materials as possible. Recycled milk-jugs and aluminum cans are incorporated into countertops, light and […] Read more >