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One Minute to Midnight: Educating for Action

10/17/2009 // By Xarissa Holdaway

Responsibility is in the air at this weekend’s Bioneers conference. The attendees are, by and large, concerned about the impact they and their organizations exert on a stressed planet, and perhaps no one feels more culpable than teachers and education […] Read more >

QOTD: How Sustainability Rankings Influence the University

10/15/2009 // By Xarissa Holdaway

On the heels of our earlier post on sustainability rankings comes this quote from Charlotte Strem, interim director of physical and environmental planning at the University of California's Office of the President:   "Campuses measure profits and other things differently […] Read more >

New rankings show prominence of sustainability

10/13/2009 // By Xarissa Holdaway

The Sustainable Endowments Institute's new green rankings are out, and there is some good news: With all the focus on sustainability in higher education over the past few years, grades are going up. Just over half of the schools surveyed […] Read more >

Rudders on the Rudder: Thinking Beyond Master Planning

10/5/2009 // By Xarissa Holdaway

We talk a lot about climate and the environment here at Campus Ecology, but the truth is that long-term sustainability requires more than ecological considerations. If a school is carbon-neutral, but not financially viable, it has failed its mission. Therefore, […] Read more >

An Honor to be Nominated

8/22/2009 // By Jen Fournelle

Last night, I attended The Imagen Foundation Awards with Chill Out producer Melinda Esquibel of Mundo Maravilla, director Melissa Balin of the Brookturn Company, and NWF board member Lyvier Conss. (That's them with me and Jose Yenque in the photo […] Read more >

Reporting from the 3rd Annual Butte College Sustainability Conference

8/14/2009 // By Kristy Jones

Butte College’s 3rd annual sustainability conference opened with a welcome from the school’s president, Dr. Diana Van Der Ploeg. Her speech exhorted attendees to remember that sustainability is as much a national security issue as an environmental one, and that […] Read more >

AASHE Bulletin now covering international news

8/13/2009 // By NWF

This week marks the first edition of AASHE’s Global Edition of the Bulletin. Alongside ClimateEdu, the Bulletin is one of the best sources of news on the campus sustainability scene, but until now has only covered stories in the US […] Read more >

‘Trayless’ Trend Continues

4/29/2009 // By Xarissa Holdaway

This may only happen once, but we've scooped the New York Times. Today's article on trayless dining at universities is good, but nothing earth-shattering if you read ours (Students Have Their Hands Full Saving Food, Energy and Water) in the […] Read more >

Deferring Climate Committments: An Issue of Costs or Priorities?

3/9/2009 // By Xarissa Holdaway

A new article in the Chronicle of Higher Education (sub. req.) profiles a minority trend that could, if economic conditions persist, become a majority problem. Scott Carlson reports that "about 25 percent of the colleges that should have turned in […] Read more >

Where We Went in 2008, and What 2009 May Bring

12/30/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

{Julian's rundown of the best and worst of 2008 was so good we had to repost it here. Add your own nominations in the comments section below.} Campus Highlights and Lessons for the New Year With presidents leading the way, […] Read more >

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