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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 >

Deferring Climate Committments: An Issue of Costs or Priorities?

3/9/2009 // By Xarissa Holdaway

A new article in the Chronicle of Higher Education (sub. req.) profiles a minority trend that could, if economic conditions persist, become a majority problem. Scott Carlson reports that "about 25 percent of the colleges that should have turned in […] 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 >

FGCU’s solar field delayed by permitting

1/14/2009 // By Xarissa Holdaway

In the spring, we alerted you to the Florida legislature's approval of FGCU's solar array, which is expected to cover 19 acres and produce 2MW of electricity for the university. However, to no one's surprise, the project has been delayed […] Read more >

USF Sows the SEEDS of Renewable Energy Storage

9/16/2008 // By NWF

Electricity storage is fast becoming the holy grail of sustainable energy. The performance of solar panels is intermittent, with panels functioning optimally on sunny days, marginally when it is overcast, and not at all when it is dark. Similarly, wind […] Read more >

Preserving habitats on campus

6/12/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

Being part of National Wildlife Federation, those of us at Campus Ecology talk a lot about wildlife habitats. Not only are we invested in maintaining biological diversity and preserving the migration paths of plants, birds, butterflies and animals, we also […] Read more >

Sunshine State Awards $8.5M for Solar Power to Florida Gulf Coast University

5/19/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

It’s not often that a state’s motto so appropriately fits the actions of its Congress: the Sunshine State of Florida recently passed a bill which allocates $8.5 million to Florida Gulf Coast University for the construction of 16 acres of […] Read more >

Think going solar is too expensive? Think again!

6/4/2007 // By Jen Fournelle

Going solar doesn’t have to mean spending thousands of dollars on solar panels!  You can go solar in other ways.  How often do you charge your cell phone or mp3 player?  Why not invest in a solar charger?  These little […] Read more >

If they can do it…

8/24/2006 // By Kristin Kranendonk

When you think of what types of companies and organizations might be going carbon neutral, what do you think of? Environmental non-profits? Small businesses in Vermont and California? How about a US Air Force base? The U.S. Air Force is […] Read more >

New NJEHPS ED Reports on Next Big Solar Installation

12/12/2005 // By NWF

The New Jersey Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability (NJHEPS) has just selected its new Executive Director, John Cusack, who has written several interesting articles in the most recent edition of the organization’s newsletter, including one on the installation of a […] Read more >