Student Engagement

Facilities and the Educational Experience

“These green buildings have propelled us into the educational experience,” says Paul Matthews, vice president of facilities maintenance during yesterday’s green campus tour of Saint Xavier University and University of …

AASHE Bulletin now covering international news

This week marks the first edition of AASHE’s Global Edition of the Bulletin. Alongside ClimateEdu, the Bulletin is one of the best sources of news on the campus sustainability scene, …

Years–and years–of sustainability

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 …

Learning with Thoreau

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, …

Reusing: Better than Recycling

  |   May 6, 2009

Every spring we see a rash of stories on end-of-the-semester cleanouts in dorms and student apartments. As students leave for the summer, dumpsters fill up with perfectly good lamps, textbooks, …

‘Trayless’ Trend Continues

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 …

YouTube Launches EDU Channel

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 …

An Associate’s Degree in Green

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 …

Community Colleges: Training Clean Energy Workers

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 …

Rallying at the Capitol for Power Shift ’09

The final event of Power Shift, which took place on a snowy, below-freezing day in Washington, DC, drew thousands of students to the Capitol for pre-scheduled visits to members of …

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