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Chicago-Area Universities Collaborate to Promote Bicycling

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is participating in a program to promote bicycling and other alternative transportation modes on campus. By collaborating with the Chicago Department of Transportation …

A Lot to Digest with Composting on Campus

There is a certain waste stream on college and university campuses that can travel two very different paths. One path, which ends at the local landfill, leads to the uncontrolled …

Guest Post: Is Culture Shift Possible?

Students and visitors walking into a residence hall at Oberlin College shouldn’t be surprised to find glowing orbs mounted on walls, changing colors throughout the day. Sound like one of …

Clean Energy From Humans? No Sweat

A light switch can be powered by sun, wind or water, but what about by the sweat of one’s brow? Oregon State University is one of the first universities to …

Guest Blog: Bringing the Purchasing Power of the Campus to Bear: A Word from Our Partners

Ria Knapp is campaign coordinator for Climate Counts and a recent Boston University graduate. During her college years, Ria’s fervor for the outdoors turned into a passion for finding ways …

Know Thy Building: Paradoxes in Heating and Cooling on Campus

To save energy and reduce your carbon footprint, you turn the thermostat down in the winter and up in the summer, right?  This is true in a small building such …

Forestry Schools Trade Pat Equations for Critical Thought

From the outside, the forestry field may seem simple: cutting down trees (bad), preventing trees from being cut down (good) and planting more (also good).  But the reality of forestry …

Cultivating Responsibility: Liberal Arts Schools’ Contribution to Sustainable Agriculture

Gordon Jones is majoring in Environmental Studies with a concentration in Sustainable Agriculture. As he speaks, a handsaw growls in the background while a student repairs an ax handle. From …

Buying Carbon Neutrality: New Protocol Suggests Wise Investments

Parents and students who attended Oberlin College’s 2008 commencement had an extra reason to be proud: the event was among the nation’s first carbon-neutral graduations. All the greenhouse gasses emitted …

Never-Ending Story: Moving Forward on Climate Action Planning

Late last year, Brett Pasinella, Coordinator of Climate and Biodiversity Initiatives at University of New Hampshire (UNH), had to make some adjustments in the Climate Action Plan (CAP) of the …

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