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Have food, will travel–but not far

11/13/2008 // By NWF

College and university dining halls have been looking at their menus to find ways to reduce their impacts on the environment. By providing more local foods, these schools are simultaneously working to reduce food miles, encourage sustainable agricultural practices and …

Enthusiasm for Clean Energy Translates to Votes

11/13/2008 // By NWF

The final tally is in from the Tufts University Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE), and the youth voter turnout was even higher than we originally posted in our blog:  It increased by 3.3 million …

Recapping AASHE 2008: Sustainbility on Campus and Beyond

11/13/2008 // By NWF

We had a great time at this year’s AASHE conference, and hope you did as well. The general feeling was one of determination, as members of universities and colleges from all over North America shared ways to make the campus a better model for …

Emissions-Free or Bust! (Or So Says UNH’s Bumper Sticker)

11/13/2008 // By NWF

  Sustainable transportation is a hot growth area across American campuses. Some schools have developed community bike programs; others coordinate rail and bus service for commuters. Many have added hybrid vehicles to their on-campus fleet of rental cars, or use …

The Heat Movers

11/13/2008 // By NWF

This story is the second of a series that will explore various types of ground heat mining and their campus applications. Also see Universities Lead the Charge to Mine the Heat Beneath our Feet, and look forward to the final …

Strategies for the Green Economy, or “What the New Consumer Thinks About Green”

10/28/2008 // By NWF

We read Joel Makower’s new book (which is actually subtitled “Opportunities and Challenges in the New World of Business”) and came to a conclusion the author probably didn’t intend: namely, that while strategies pirated from the corporate world can be …

Creating a Buyer’s Market for Renewable Energy

10/28/2008 // By NWF

  Creating and consuming renewable energy in the United States is gaining popularity and financial support because communities, colleges and universities are increasing their demand for clean, sustainable energy. College students all across the country have been voting to increase …

Berea College Struggles to Define the Role of Campus Carbon Sinks in Emissions Reporting

10/28/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

Here’s a rhetorical question: conservation or clean energy? While both are good and necessary, they are not always valued equally when it comes to climate change, and with limited organizational and governmental budgets, they are not always simultaneously possible. Is …

In Every Season, White is the New Green

10/28/2008 // By NWF

  Want an effective tool to fight global warming? Try a can of paint. As the director of facilities at Radford University can tell you, the most powerful and elegant form of solar power is simple passive solar. This is …

Imitating the Environment Could Save It at UCSD

10/28/2008 // By NWF

  Imitation is widely accorded the sincerest form of flattery, and it’s Mother Nature’s turn for a few compliments. Humans have used biomimicry–the art and science of imitating nature’s designs to solve human problems–for millennia, from Inuit hunters imitating the stalking …

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