Julian Keniry’s Archive

Butte College Proves “Grid Positive” Possible

When Butte College publicly stated its goal in 2008 to become grid positive by 2012, the campus sustainability community watched developments closely, wondering how Butte would achieve this goal.  The technical, financial, …

Going Underground on Campus: Creates Jobs, Saves Money and Reduces Carbon Footprint

When a campus such as Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana determines to reduce coal use by 30,000 tons, save $2 million, and cut carbon pollution by 50% each year, it is news.  …

Top 12 State Policies for Greener Jobs and Workforce

At the State Environmental Leadership Program annual conference in Nebraska last week, state leaders discussed ways to bridge beyond the stimulus and other federal funding for green development, and strategised methods of developing state policies that will foster such development.

Department of Education to Make University Sustainability Grant Decisions

A “University Sustainablity Program (USP),” passed by Congress as part of the Higher Education Opportunity Act (2008) and authorized at the U.S. Department of Education, will distribute grants soon through …

Wind Turbines

New Financing Tools Help Push for Clean Energy

For anyone interested in serious reductions in global warming pollution on campus, the new report “Financing Sustainability on Campus,”written by Ben Barlow and edited by Andrea Putman, is an indispensable …

David Orr, Oberlin College

Confronting Climate Collapse: The Work of a Lifetime

Down to the Wire: Confronting Climate Collapse, recently published by Oxford University Press, is David W. Orr’s ninth book.  Although dozens of climate-related books have been published within the last …

How Campus Climate Leaders Will Help Revive Regional Economies

Former President Bill Clinton, at the third annual meeting of the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) in Chicago today, shared valuable perspectives on investing in large-scale building …

Facilities and the Educational Experience

“These green buildings have propelled us into the educational experience,” says Paul Matthews, vice president of facilities maintenance during yesterday’s green campus tour of Saint Xavier University and University of …

Climate on Campus….Heats Up Starting this Week!

  Starting this week, National Wildlife Federation and partners launch the first of three national initiatives this winter and spring that will collectively mobilize an estimated 300,000 students, young people …

The Best and Worst in 2008: Campus Highlights and Lessons for the New Year

With presidents leading the way, campuses shifting to solar energy, record level participation in national education campaigns and students turning out en masse to vote, 2008 was a banner year …

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