Campus Climate Campaign

Global warming continues to impact wildlife

Tigers are a valuable species and indeed, among many others, being impacted by global warming (thanks for the tip, Puja!). According to the World Wildlife Fund, the Sundarbans delta — …

Is it possible to be energy efficient in hot summer weather?

Of course! There are several ways to save energy and keep cool during the summer. When leaving home in the morning close the blinds and curtains part way to keep …

Make like a bear and hibernate

We all know how much college students love to sleep! Unfortunately most college students do not let their computers sleep at all—many are left on 24 hours a day! Computers …

Get Outta Here Invasives!

  |   May 9, 2006

Having just relocated to Virginia from Juneau, Alaska, I have to admit that I know next to nothing about the invasive species present here. In Alaska, the worry is that …

Capture Carbon on Campus by Restoring Habitat

  |   May 2, 2006

(Left) University of Central Florida in Orlando commits to a fire program over the next five years that will reduce harmful fuel loads and restore native Florida habitats. Campus habitats …

System-Wide University Standards

University standards for energy efficiency and clean energy are good, but system-wide standards are even better. The University of California system, where the Regents of the University system have adopted …

Why Can’t We All be More like Pennsylvania?

Last month, the EPA put out a list of the Top 10 College and University Green Power Partners. These are schools replacing significant portions of the electricity they use with …

Vending Misers Cut Carbon

Tufts University is one of several campuses and schools that use devices called “Vending Misers” to conserve energy associated with vending machines across campus. There are several manufacturers of the …

Smith Cuts CO2 50 Percent

Smith College is in the process of replacing 60-year-old boilers with a single turbine engine co-generation plant. It is expected to pay for itself within six years and cut campus …

Radio Broadcast: National Campus Energy Leader Speaks Out on Global Warming

Commentary on climate change by Walter Simpson, University of Buffalo (UB) Energy Officer and long-time national campus sustainability advocate, was aired this morning on WBFO. His commentary, noting the news …

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