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120,000 College Students Spent November Competing to Reduce Energy Use

12/17/2010 // By Cheli Cresswell

This November, NWF co-sponsored (with the Alliance to Save Energy) the first national Lucid Design Group contest, the “Campus Conservation Nationals,” among 40 U.S. campuses to reduce (in real time) energy usage in their residence halls. Full information about the contest can be found at competetoreduce.org. Read more >

One Month to ‘Chill Out’ Video Competition Deadline

11/19/2010 // By Amanda Cooke

The deadline for Campus Ecology’s annual Chill Out competition is one month away. Learn how to enter your campus’ video today in this annual competition that encourages innovation and celebrates the solutions to global warming. Read more >

Going Green on Campuses of Color

10/11/2010 // By Cheli Cresswell

Minority-serving campuses have unique challenges and opportunities when it comes to sustainability. The United Negro College Fund’s Building Green Initiative supports Historically Black Colleges & Universities, Hispanic Serving Institutions, and Tribal Colleges to make their facilities more sustainable. At the Associate for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s 2010 Summit, leaders from several institutions gave insight into strategies for achieving the goals of the Building Green Initiative: namely, increasing the number of LEED certified buildings and the number of ACUPCC signatories on those campuses. Read more >

Take the Lead For Green – 10 Ways to be an Eco-Leader On Your Campus This Year

10/4/2010 // By Cheli Cresswell

A new school year is a time of many changes, which makes it a perfect time to build new habits, get rid of old ones, and encourage those around us to do the same. There are many ways to be an environmental leader on campus, and some of theA most effective of them are easier than might be expected. From residence halls to recreation activities, most colleges and universities (even the eco-friendly ones) are full of opportunities for increased sustainability. Here are 10 ways that anyone– student, faculty, or campus liason – can help their campus “go green” in 2010-2011. Read more >

Captured Heat Makes Rowan University Richer and Greener

9/16/2008 // By NWF

Rowan University, located in Glassboro, New Jersey, is a school with a mission: to unite its staff and students in the campus-wide goal of achieving climate neutrality as soon as possible. Though it has implemented many innovative green measures in […] Read more >

LEED: Prioritizing Energy Efficiency

9/7/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the first and largest certifier of green building, is by now familiar to anyone who works with buildings or campus planning. Another LEED (for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) building is registered, completed, […] Read more >