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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 …

Preserving habitats on campus

6/12/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

Being part of National Wildlife Federation, those of us at Campus Ecology talk a lot about wildlife habitats. Not only are we invested in maintaining biological diversity and preserving the migration paths of plants, birds, butterflies and animals, we also …

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 …

Campus Climate Challenge Teleconference

10/27/2006 // By Kristin Kranendonk

Campus Ecology just kicked off its 2006-07 teleconference series with “Campus Climate Challenge: How to Engage Students and Gain Support from Your Administration.” Speakers talked about successful ways to launch the Campus Climate Challenge on campus while evolving faculty and …

MTV is on board! Why aren’t you?

9/8/2006 // By Kristy Jones

On September 6 MTV and the Campus Climate Challenge launched the “Break the Addiction Challenge,” a nationwide competition to challenge millions of high school and college-age youth to stop global warming starting at their own schools. The Campus Challenge is …

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 …

Campuses Taking the Lead on Global Warming Solutions

8/18/2006 // By Kristy Jones

"Sea-bed plan to store carbon", a recent BBC News article, details the theory that storing carbon dioxide under the sea could help to reduce global warming and will probably pose no threat to marine life. Like this one, there are many …

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