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WorldChanging Lists “Majors Making a Difference”

10/22/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

Since its launch, WorldChanging has been known for its innovative and game-changing solutions, and this week they’re having a look at colleges and universities. The feature on School Sustainability is worth a look, as it breaks down some good choices […] Read more >

Perspective: Changing Curriculum Connects Faculty with Each Other, Students with Their Environment

10/14/2008 // By NWF

  Sustainability activity is mushrooming on campuses around the nation-except in one vitally important place: college classrooms.  As the recent National Wildlife Federation National Report Card on Sustainability in Higher Education recently revealed, growing numbers of colleges and universities are […] Read more >

ISU Degree Tackles the Many Faces of Climate Change

10/14/2008 // By NWF

  In May of 2007, Illinois State University’s Board of Trustees approved a new bachelor’s degree program in renewable energy. ISU is not the first school  to bring this sort of program into its academic catalog; Canton College of Technology […] Read more >

Loyola Brews Up a New Model for Sustainability Courses

9/30/2008 // By NWF

On the shores of Lake Michigan, just north of downtown Chicago, something special is happening at Loyola University. As they enter the third semester of the Solutions to Environmental Problems course (STEP), a team of faculty and students is discovering […] Read more >

College of the Atlantic Aims for the Triple Bottom Line

8/28/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

When businesses go green, they do it for reasons ranging from profit and good PR to reliable supply chains and genuine concern for the environment. Examples of individual companies taking action are plentiful at sites such as GreenBiz, Treehugger, and […] Read more >

Stony Brook Southampton Combines Curriculum with Sustainable Operations

8/26/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

Students at Stony Brook University’s new Southampton campus will help determine building design, campus energy decisions, cafeteria fodder and waste systems, as well as their own coursework, as part of an interesting real-time experiment on the intersection between university curriculum […] Read more >

NSCC Institutes Two-Year “Green-Collar” Degree

5/23/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

    As the possibility of carbon-capping legislation becomes more likely and investments in renewable energy increase, the demand for "green-collar" workers will rise. All three presidential candidates endorse the creation of green jobs, and the RAND corporation recently estimated […] Read more >

Students at San Jose State Compete to Tackle Climate Change

5/15/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

San Jose State University, in a bid to get students more involved in learning about and dealing with climate change, is piloting a new course which will force groups of students to work collaboratively on environmental issues. Starting this fall, […] Read more >

USGBC Rewards Sustainablility Curricula

5/9/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

The U.S. Green Building Council has just announced the recipients of their Excellence in Green Building Curriculum awards and grants program. This is the first year these awards have been presented, which are intended to identify and transform green build […] Read more >

NYT Magazine’s Green Issue Profiles Campus Efforts

4/20/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

I spent a few hours this morning reading through the New York Times Magazine’s intensive survey of new green projects in buildings, energy, food, transportation, lifestyle and technology. There are some interesting new developments, as well as plenty of caveats […] Read more >