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Preserving habitats on campus

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 …

Round-Up from the Chronicle of Higher Education

  |   June 9, 2008

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, …

Stream Restoration at Appalachian State U.

  |   May 27, 2008

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 …

Oberlin Students Test Drive Sustainable Living

  |   May 26, 2008

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 …

NSCC Institutes Two-Year “Green-Collar” Degree

  |   May 23, 2008

    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 …

U. Hawai’i at Manoa Joins Climate Registry

  |   May 20, 2008

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 …

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

  |   May 19, 2008

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 …

Hillsborough Community College Collects Rainwater, Strives for Gold LEED

  |   May 16, 2008

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 …

Students at San Jose State Compete to Tackle Climate Change

  |   May 15, 2008

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 …

Arizona State celebrates Global Institute of Sustainability

  |   May 14, 2008

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 …

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