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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 >

Green Jobs Summit Series Kicks Off to a Great Start

10/29/2010 // By Cheli Cresswell

Yesterday was a big day for Campus Ecology; the “Preparing the Texas Workforce for the New Green Economy” Summit in San Antonio, Texas was a huge success. It was the first in a series of regional summits put on by the Greenforce Initiatve that NWF and Jobs for the Future (JFF) have jointly created to help spur green jobs education, innovation and training at community colleges in select regions across the country. Read more >

Colleges & Universities Share Advice on Financing On-Campus Renewable Energy Installations at AASHE

10/11/2010 // By Cheli Cresswell

At the AASHE Conference campus leaders from diverse backgrounds gathered to share their knowledge, experience and advice on a variety of topics — among them the perennial question of “I want to help my campus adopt sustainable energy practices, but how do I pay for it?” Read more >

RePaper Project helps Campuses Step Up Climate Protection Via Waste Reduction and Paper Recycling

10/6/2010 // By Cheli Cresswell

This fall, help your campus move beyond simple paper recycling and take climate and sustainability practices to the next level. The RePaper Project, an initiative of the Environmental Paper Network, has released a new comprehensive tool designed to facilitate that process. The guide, entitled Paper Steps on Campus: 9 Steps to Protecting the Climate and Reducing Waste through Campus Paper Policies and compiled in partnership with the National Wildlife Federation and Recycling Organizations of North America, is an essential resource even for colleges and universities that have already begun implementing sustainability initiatives on campus. 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 >

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 >

New rankings show prominence of sustainability

10/13/2009 // By Xarissa Holdaway

The Sustainable Endowments Institute's new green rankings are out, and there is some good news: With all the focus on sustainability in higher education over the past few years, grades are going up. Just over half of the schools surveyed […] Read more >

Rudders on the Rudder: Thinking Beyond Master Planning

10/5/2009 // By Xarissa Holdaway

We talk a lot about climate and the environment here at Campus Ecology, but the truth is that long-term sustainability requires more than ecological considerations. If a school is carbon-neutral, but not financially viable, it has failed its mission. Therefore, […] Read more >

Chill Out goes to Hollywood!

8/21/2009 // By Jen Fournelle

Our Chill Out: Campus Solutions to Global Warming program has been nominated for an award from The Imagen Foundation for its positive portrayals of Latinos and Latino culture in entertainment.  NWF is thrilled to be nominated for this prestigious award! […] Read more >