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Going Green on Campuses of Color

10/11/2010 // By Cheli Cresswell

Minority-serving campuses have unique challenges and opportunities when it comes to sustainability. The United Negro College Fund’s Building Green Initiative supports Historically Black Colleges & Universities, Hispanic Serving Institutions, and Tribal Colleges to make their facilities more sustainable. At the Associate for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s 2010 Summit, leaders from several institutions gave insight into strategies for achieving the goals of the Building Green Initiative: namely, increasing the number of LEED certified buildings and the number of ACUPCC signatories on those campuses. 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 >

Smarter than Smart Meters: A New Approach to Building Energy Management

4/13/2010 // By NWF

Imagine that you have just returned to the US after living for many years in a remote part of the world with little connection to the news of the day. As a lifelong baseball fan, you ask a friend, “How […] Read more >

Reduce, Reuse, ReTweet

4/13/2010 // By NWF

The conversations that lead towards a sustainable society happen in many places–classrooms, coffeeshops, offices, student centers, fields, and mountains. More than any of these, however, the future of climate change activism is happening on the Web. Unlike many traditional forms […] Read more >

A Kinder, Gentler Wrecking Ball

4/13/2010 // By NWF

“Basically, when we deconstruct, we don’t get out the wrecking ball, we take the building apart.” That’s how Robert Keller, associate vice president for facility planning and operations at Miami University, describes the university’s building deconstruction program. “We’ve been taking […] Read more >

White-Collar, Green Tech

3/30/2010 // By NWF

By Maryruth Belsey Priebe Green IT is a booming industry, but how can students interested in smart grid or renewable energy technologies distinguish themselves in the field? We asked several experts to describe the way forward in the land of […] Read more >

Are Green Jobs Programs Justified?

3/30/2010 // By NWF

By Ryan Newhouse Community colleges have shown that they are responsive to economic and industrial needs in the United States, and many have been adding, featuring or embedding elements of green technologies into their curriculum, preparing for a speculated green […] Read more >

Radiant floor heating Eastern Wyoming College

Taking Efficiency Off-Campus

3/30/2010 // By Courtney Cochran

In a state that consistently finishes last in state rankings for energy efficiency, Eastern Wyoming College (EWC) is training rising carpenters and construction workers to be leaders in their field. In 2006, John Ely started the Green Construction Technology certificate […] Read more >

Scott Kluver, WSU Power Plant Engineering Staff

No Substitute for Efficient Buildings

3/16/2010 // By NWF

By Maryruth Belsey Priebe It might be 5 am, but the cooks in one Winona University kitchen are already saving energy. In past years, the shift started with turning on the exhaust hood fan to prevent overheating, but now, thanks […] Read more >