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Top 12 State Policies for Greener Jobs and Workforce

11/22/2010 // By Julian Keniry

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. Read more >

Department of Education to Make University Sustainability Grant Decisions

9/12/2010 // By Julian Keniry

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 the Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education (FIPSE).  The […] Read more >

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New Financing Tools Help Push for Clean Energy

2/23/2010 // By Julian Keniry

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 resource.  Published by the National Association of College and University […] Read more >

David Orr, Oberlin College

Confronting Climate Collapse: The Work of a Lifetime

1/12/2010 // By Julian Keniry

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 several months and even more information exists online, there are […] Read more >

How Campus Climate Leaders Will Help Revive Regional Economies

8/14/2009 // By Julian Keniry

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 retrofits for efficiency and clean energy on campuses, including the […] Read more >

Facilities and the Educational Experience

8/13/2009 // By Julian Keniry

“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 Illinois at Chicago. Like many institutional leaders, Matthews could have […] Read more >

Climate on Campus….Heats Up Starting this Week!

1/31/2009 // By Julian Keniry

  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 and community leaders in addressing the global warming crisis in […] Read more >

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

12/30/2008 // By Julian Keniry

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 for campus sustainability. To sustain this momentum in the coming […] Read more >

Enthusiasm for Clean Energy Translates to Votes

11/9/2008 // By Julian Keniry

The final tally is in from Tufts University’s Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE).  The youth voter turnout was even higher than we posted in yesterday’s blog:  It increased by 3.3 million over 2004, making […] Read more >

Youth Vote Sets Stage for Clean Energy

11/7/2008 // By Julian Keniry

On Tuesday, November 4, millennials became the most powerful voting block in the U.S and among their concerns, according to Power Vote organizers, a non-partisan Get Out the Vote campaign, were clean energy, climate protection and green jobs. An estimated […] Read more >