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Overcoming Obstacles in the Local Food Scene

3/16/2010 // By NWF

By Leslie Wells Sometimes, the grass is really greener in your own backyard. Since Campus Ecology ran its first case studies on local and sustainable food back in 2003 (see St. Bonaventure and Warren Wilson College), the phenomenon has blossomed, […] Read more >

Reporting from the 3rd Annual Butte College Sustainability Conference, Second Day

8/17/2009 // By Kristy Jones

Day two of the Butte annual sustainability conference opened with a special keynote featuring Ken Grossman, Owner and President of Sierra Nevada Brewing Company – a very popular company with the Butte crowd! Grossman, an alumni of Butte, gave an […] Read more >

‘Trayless’ Trend Continues

4/29/2009 // By Xarissa Holdaway

This may only happen once, but we've scooped the New York Times. Today's article on trayless dining at universities is good, but nothing earth-shattering if you read ours (Students Have Their Hands Full Saving Food, Energy and Water) in the […] Read more >

Meet Green New Year’s Resolutions With These Sites

12/30/2008 // By Shreema Mehta

I know some of you out there have not only made New Year’s resolutions, but have even drawn up action plans to carry them out. The rest of us might need a little help though! We all want to do […] Read more >

Purer Water, Smarter Students–AASHE 2008

11/13/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

As a warm-up to this year’s AASHE conference, I toured Duke University with a group of other sustainability professionals, starting with the swamp. I imagine most campus visitors don’t immediately get dragged out into the marsh, but the interest on […] Read more >

Get People Back on the Land for Health and Peace –AASHE 2008

11/11/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

In the space of an hour, Vandana Shiva, physicist and agricultural activist, managed to connect the oil and human labor inputs required by modern agriculture, the nutritional deficit of monocrops, the dangers of species loss, the moisture depletion of agro-chemically […] Read more >

Students Have Their Hands Full Saving Food, Energy and Water

10/14/2008 // By NWF

University and college dining halls across the country are beginning to sound a little different these days, as if there are a few less “clanks” and “clatters” mingled with mealtime conversations. This new silence can be attributed to the trend […] Read more >

Remodeling the Commercial Kitchen at Kendall College

6/19/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

A quick scan through your house reveals a few truths about the energy costs of your appliances. In many homes, the most constant energy drain comes from the direction of the kitchen, where the fridge is on all the time, […] Read more >

Round-Up from the Chronicle of Higher Education

6/9/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

Several posts over at the Buildings & Grounds blog have caught our eye recently for their focus on environmental initiatives on campus. Part of The Chronicle of Higher Education‘s site, this frequently-updated blog covers architecture, design, new technologies and construction, […] Read more >

Auditing Food Waste at Ohio University

3/19/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

Part of what makes campuses so energy-intensive is the fact that a lot more goes on than classes. Many students reside in dorms, which means they spend the majority of their day working, eating, studying, playing and sleeping on campus. […] Read more >