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Overcoming Solar’s Challenges with a New Technology

1/27/2009 // By NWF

A research team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has invented a cheaper method for harnessing solar energy that could ultimately power homes, campuses and office buildings through tinted windows. Led by MIT Professor Marc Baldo, a team of three […] Read more >

Is There Room for Sustainability in Every Classroom?

1/27/2009 // By NWF

The scene:  Art history class. The professor is showing slides of stained glass windows from a medieval cathedral. Her lecture describes the process and procedures for making stained glass, their significance in history, and the artistic intent behind them. Is […] Read more >

Recession is the Mother of Invention: Innovative Ways Campuses Are Coping with the Financial Crisis

1/13/2009 // By NWF

As Van Jones put it in The Green-Collar Economy, “the bottom fell out” of our economy last year. The seizing credit market has reverberated across all sectors of society, hitting the already struggling higher education community with force. As legislators […] Read more >

Service Learning Takes a Climate Approach

1/13/2009 // By Courtney Cochran

As colleges and universities across the country address their carbon footprints, Warren Wilson College (WWC) is taking climate action past the confines of campus. INSULATE!, a service-learning project which gets students’ hands dirty, is designed to help local elderly and […] Read more >

Youth Activists Vocal at Climate Talks

1/13/2009 // By NWF

More than 500 young people from 54 countries converged on the coal-mining region of Poznan, Poland last month to weigh in on a critical discussion in preparation for a new global climate treaty, expected to be hammered out late this […] Read more >

Hydrogen: Just a Lot of Hot Gas?

1/13/2009 // By NWF

Peter Lehman drives up the California coast in Humboldt State University’s new hydrogen car, emblazoned with the words “Hydrogen Powered” on the sides. “If it didn’t say so, you wouldn’t know it’s a hydrogen car,” says Lehman, director of Humboldt […] Read more >

The Best and Worst in 2008: Campus Highlights and Lessons for the New Year

12/30/2008 // By Julian Keniry

With presidents leading the way, campuses shifting to solar energy, record level participation in national education campaigns and students turning out en masse to vote, 2008 was a banner year for campus sustainability. To sustain this momentum in the coming […] Read more >

Under Pressure: Holiday Breaks Prove a Good Time to Check Tires

12/30/2008 // By NWF

Without realizing it, most students are arriving to school with less than the recommended amount of pressure — tire pressure, that is. According to a 2007 survey by the Rubber Manufacturers Association, 85 percent of drivers fail to properly check […] Read more >

Student Teams Lead Green Technology Research

12/30/2008 // By NWF

The P3 Award, an EPA-sponsored competition that seeks to benefit people, prosperity, and the planet, is harnessing the enthusiasm and research power of students to get green innovations out into the market. Now in its sixth year, the P3 Award […] Read more >

Ground-Source Heat, from Lipscomb to Yale

12/9/2008 // By NWF

This story is the third and final of a series that explores various types of ground heat mining and their campus applications. Also see Universities Lead the Charge to Mine the Heat Beneath our Feet, and The Heat Movers.  -Ed. […] Read more >