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Virginia’s Community Colleges are going green

12/16/2011 // By Kristy Jones

The Virginia Community College System hosted its annual Hire Education conference, Extreme Innovation – Workforce Edition, last week at The Homestead in Hot Springs, Virginia. More than 400 workforce development faculty and other professionals gathered to network and share best practices of […] Read more >

NWF Campus Ecology Staff Tour New Green Building at Germanna Community College

11/21/2011 // By Kristy Jones

National Wildlife Federation Campus Ecology staff, Jen Fournelle and Kristy Jones, toured Germanna Community College’s new green academic facility, still under construction, in early November. The new building located at Germanna’s Fredericksburg campus is scheduled for completion in March 2012; […] Read more >

Students Refusing Coal-Funded and Coal-Powered Buildings

12/8/2009 // By Xarissa Holdaway

At the University of Kentucky, students are fighting back against Alliance Coal's sponsorship of a new dorm for basketball players. MSNBC reports that the $7 million dorm will be called the "Wildcat Coal Lodge," though it will be powered to […] Read more >

New Site Tailors Green Building Resources to Higher Education

11/3/2009 // By Xarissa Holdaway

If you have anything to do with the buildings on your campus, Second Nature's latest offering, Campus Green Builder, is the website for you. The site promises to act as "a one-stop online resource on campus green building that is […] Read more >

Reporting from the 3rd Annual Butte College Sustainability Conference, Second Day

8/17/2009 // By Kristy Jones

Day two of the Butte annual sustainability conference opened with a special keynote featuring Ken Grossman, Owner and President of Sierra Nevada Brewing Company – a very popular company with the Butte crowd! Grossman, an alumni of Butte, gave an […] 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 >

Can an Ever-growing Campus Be Sustainable?

4/27/2009 // By Xarissa Holdaway

We're a little late to the party on this one, but last week's Chronicle of Higher Education feature on space planning and long-term sustainability is full of good stuff. The issue of space planning on campus is always a sticky […] Read more >

Living Buildings

9/19/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

A recent Chronicle post about Sierra magazine drew a lot of commenter ire, including a nasty call for Scott Carlson, the writer of the piece, to be reassigned to the obituary column. Several of these commenters seemed to take offense […] Read more >

Stony Brook Southampton Combines Curriculum with Sustainable Operations

8/26/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

Students at Stony Brook University’s new Southampton campus will help determine building design, campus energy decisions, cafeteria fodder and waste systems, as well as their own coursework, as part of an interesting real-time experiment on the intersection between university curriculum […] Read more >

LAT Covers Green Building at Universities

7/7/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

Here’s another trend-skimming piece for you: this Los Angeles Times article highlights more than a dozen schools building green. If you already know a lot about LEED, geothermal and recycled countertops, you won’t find anything revolutionary here. However, it’s worth […] Read more >