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Top 12 State Policies for Greener Jobs and Workforce

At the State Environmental Leadership Program annual conference in Nebraska last week, state leaders discussed ways to bridge beyond the stimulus and other federal funding for green development, and strategised methods of developing state policies that will foster such development.

Close up of a Tesla Charging (Photo Credit: Mary Ellen Kustin/NWF)

It’s electric!

Not only does the gasoline burned by our cars and trucks produce nearly 30% of our greenhouse gas emissions, but we are almost completely dependent on oil to keep our …

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

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?”

(Photo by Brett Weinstein)

Win-win Action on Vehicles under the Clean Air Act

Last Friday, EPA and NHTSA released a framework to improve fuel economy and cut global warming pollution from cars and light trucks through 2025. The public has a first opportunity …

Pedal Power: What Academe Knows About Bikes

By Paul Tolmé Susan Handy is the type of bicyclist that environmentalists and policymakers would like to see more of on American roadways. She commutes to work by bike, rides …

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Permeable Concrete Reduces Emissions

By Maryruth Belsey Priebe Concrete has earned a bad rap as a high-energy construction material, but some institutions, like the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) and Auburn …

Checking in with Utah’s shortened workweek

Almost exactly one year ago, ClimateEdu's premiere issue included a story about several Utah organizations and universities that switched to a four-day workweek schedule on a trial basis, hoping to …

ClimateEdu: New Solar Tech, Curriculum, and Bike-shares

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 …

ClimateEdu: Youth Activism, Hydrogen Cars, and more

Our latest issue is live. Here are today's headlines: Youth Activists Making Their Voices Heard at Climate TalksJoann KlimkiewiczAt climate talks in Poznan, young delegates from across the world added …

Utah government joins universities in switching to 4-day workweek

Until recently, most considered their commute to be nothing more than a necessary evil, if they considered it at all. But rising gas prices, air pollution and the awareness of …

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