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Grand Rapids City-Wide Power Shift Event

3/16/2011 // By Alex Costakis

This Friday 3/18 at 7pm in the John F. Donnelly Conference Center, Aquinas College is hosting a city-wide Power Shift 2011 event for students and community members across Western Michigan. Read more >

Big News! Power Shift 2011 Date and Venue Change- Register for the Conference Today!

2/2/2011 // By Alex Costakis

Power Shift 2011 has moved! The conference will now take place at the DC Convention Center from April 15-18. Click here to register to attend. Though it was originally intended to take place at RFK Stadium, the DC Convention Center is the largest space available in the entire city, thus the dates of the convergence have been pushed back by one week to take advantage of this great opportunity. Read more >

Vote at Pepsi Refesh Project to Help Send Students to Power Shift 2011!

1/6/2011 // By Alex Costakis

The Energy Action Coalition has entered the “Pepsi Refresh Project,” a project giving away millions to fund great ideas with positive impacts. Read more >

To Save Resources, Campuses get Creative–and Competitive

11/10/2010 // By Jen Fournelle

Colleges and universities love a good rivalry with another school, whether competing in academics, sports, best food, or prettiest campus — and now, energy and resource savings. Add school pride and innate love of competition to students’ desire to make the world a better place and you get over 40 schools participating in the first ever Campus Conservation Nationals! Read more >

Record Turnout For AASHE Student Summit!

10/10/2010 // By Cheli Cresswell

Today the Colorado Conference Center felt a little like a university campus as over 500 students from an impressive array of colleges and universities showed up for the AASHE 2010 Student Summit, co-produced by NWF’s Campus Ecology program. After a keynote address by Olympic snowboarder Gretchen Bleiler, representatives from dozens of schools participated in breakout sessions on topics including “Connecting Campus to the Wider Community,” “Waste Management on Campus,” “Sustainability Success Stories,” “Financing Sustainability Projects on Campus,” and “National Student Campaigns.” Each session was entirely student-led and showcased inspiring initiatives on campuses from Northern Arizona to McGill, and from San Diego to Yale. Examples ranged from the “free store” at Bemidji State University to a student-created green lifestyle blog. Students also had the opportunity to discuss topics of their own choosing during an “Open Space” session, where participants were free to brainstorm and then lead small group discussions about the issues they felt mattered most. Read more >

Gretchen Bleiler to AASHE 2010 Student Attendees: “You All Have The Power To Create Green Change”

10/10/2010 // By Cheli Cresswell

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s 2010 Conference in Denver, Colorado has officially begun, and for the Student Summit portion of the conference, it began with Olympic snowboarder Gretchen Bleiler delivering the keynote address to the 500+ students in attendance. Read more >

Take the Lead For Green – 10 Ways to be an Eco-Leader On Your Campus This Year

10/4/2010 // By Cheli Cresswell

A new school year is a time of many changes, which makes it a perfect time to build new habits, get rid of old ones, and encourage those around us to do the same. There are many ways to be an environmental leader on campus, and some of theA most effective of them are easier than might be expected. From residence halls to recreation activities, most colleges and universities (even the eco-friendly ones) are full of opportunities for increased sustainability. Here are 10 ways that anyone– student, faculty, or campus liason – can help their campus “go green” in 2010-2011. Read more >

Power Shifts in Michigan

10/20/2009 // By Juliana Goodlaw-Morris

Over 300 young people and students showed up at Lansing last weekend for Power Shift Michigan, an event intended to give activists, students, and community members a chance to take action on climate issues. Power Shift events are also taking […] Read more >

One Minute to Midnight: Educating for Action

10/17/2009 // By Xarissa Holdaway

Responsibility is in the air at this weekend’s Bioneers conference. The attendees are, by and large, concerned about the impact they and their organizations exert on a stressed planet, and perhaps no one feels more culpable than teachers and education […] Read more >

QOTD: How Sustainability Rankings Influence the University

10/15/2009 // By Xarissa Holdaway

On the heels of our earlier post on sustainability rankings comes this quote from Charlotte Strem, interim director of physical and environmental planning at the University of California's Office of the President:   "Campuses measure profits and other things differently […] Read more >