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Guide to Climate Action Planning

8/12/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

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 colleges. The report is designed to help reduce greenhouse gas […] Read more >

Moving Past the Low-hanging Fruit at University of Missouri

6/20/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

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 expanding the campus space by 60%. While this means that […] 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 >

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 >

NYT Magazine’s Green Issue Profiles Campus Efforts

4/20/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

I spent a few hours this morning reading through the New York Times Magazine’s intensive survey of new green projects in buildings, energy, food, transportation, lifestyle and technology. There are some interesting new developments, as well as plenty of caveats […] Read more >

Global Warming Solutions Showcase Airs World Wide

4/20/2008 // By Julian Keniry

Hundreds of colleges and universities, schools and businesses all across the world are hosting the National Wildlife Federation’s second annual broadcast, Chill Out: Campus Solutions to Global Warming as part of their series of activities leading up to Earth Day […] Read more >

Potential for wind power at University of Utah

4/11/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

Christopher Hill, a biochemistry professor at the University of Utah, recently published a great op-ed in the Daily Utah Chronicle about the potential of wind power at his campus. Currently about 9% of the university’s grid power comes from wind […] Read more >

The Power of Wind

6/5/2007 // By Justin Schott

It’s hard to forget about the renewable power of wind when you’re in the presence of the 365 foot, 1.65 megawatt wind turbine perched near the summit of St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. A few miles from St. Olaf […] Read more >

Hasta la vista, Global Warming!!

9/27/2006 // By Jen Fournelle

The "Governator," California’s own Arnold Schwarzenegger, has decided to take up the fight against global warming!  California will be the first state to set greenhouse gas emission caps on utilities, manufacturing plants, and refineries.  California will place a greater emphasis […] Read more >