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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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

If they can do it…

8/24/2006 // By Kristin Kranendonk

When you think of what types of companies and organizations might be going carbon neutral, what do you think of? Environmental non-profits? Small businesses in Vermont and California? How about a US Air Force base? The U.S. Air Force is …

Global Warming Impacts Wildlife: How Campuses Can Help

6/16/2006 // By NWF

As temperatures increase due to global warming wildlife and wildlife habitat are impacted. A recent study by The Wildlife Society shows North American wildlife species are beginning to shift their ranges northward and upward in elevation in response to temperature …

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