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Years–and years–of sustainability

7/14/2009 // By Xarissa Holdaway

A new article in Inside Higher Ed profiles a growing trend: hosting a themed "year of sustainability" on campus. The story notes, "with multiple campuses, including Davidson College, New Mexico State, Villanova University and University of Denver having just finished […] Read more >

More schools setting up green workforce training programs

7/9/2009 // By Xarissa Holdaway

The Charleston Regional Business Journal reports that Virginia Tech has teamed up with Trident Technical College to develop curriculum in the green sector. According to the article, "the two schools will develop curricula on green building, green engineering technology and […] Read more >

Learning with Thoreau

6/22/2009 // By Xarissa Holdaway

A short-and-sweet story at the Chronicle of Higher Education notes that even English majors can get their hands dirty at Furman University: "The course was about Henry David Thoreau's Walden, but instead of simply reading the memoir and discussing it […] Read more >

Will Steger Foundation’s Summer Institute for Climate Change Education

5/10/2009 // By Larry Schweiger

The Will Steger Foundation is having a Summer Institute for Climate Change Education in August. This Institute will provide an opportunity for educators to increase their comfort level for teaching climate change in the classroom and give teachers a way […] Read more >

YouTube Launches EDU Channel

4/15/2009 // By Xarissa Holdaway

Curious about the finer points of the clean energy grid? Looking for new ideas on campus low-impact farming or biomass plants? Just need to relax by watching students throw paint on each other in the name of art? YouTube's new […] Read more >

An Associate’s Degree in Green

4/6/2009 // By NWF

One of the first sessions at this year’s Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference gave community colleges a starring role in preparing students for jobs in a greener economy. Keith Ratcliff of the Central Piedmont Community College Center for Sustainability began […] Read more >

Community Colleges: Training Clean Energy Workers

3/19/2009 // By NWF

Our own Xarissa Holdaway has a story at WorldChanging that describes how some California community colleges are experimenting with green-collar training programs. In many regions, early reports suggest there are not enough workers to meet demand for wind, solar and […] Read more >

Dancing = education?

2/11/2009 // By NWF

Does a teacher have to dance to teach good science? Richard Alley of Penn State does (you can see the original post at DotEarth here), twisting around and waving his arms to show how the earth’s orbit influences global temperature […] Read more >

ClimateEdu: New Solar Tech, Curriculum, and Bike-shares

1/27/2009 // By Xarissa Holdaway

Our latest issue is live. Here are today's headlines: Is There Room for Sustainability in Every Classroom?Faculty are finding new ways to incorporate issues of ecology, natural resources, social justice and human behavior into their classes, even those not in […] Read more >

“Roll back the specter of a warming planet”

1/21/2009 // By Xarissa Holdaway

In his inaugural speech, Barack Obama made no less than three separate mentions of the climate crisis, noting that as president he will lead the nation to "roll back the specter of a warming planet." Now that we're in the […] Read more >