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Five Questions: How Will Genetic Engineering Shape Sustainable Agriculture?

3/16/2010 // By NWF

Pam Ronald’s new book on organic farming and the future of food, Tomorrow’s Table, highlights the latest research in the field of genetic engineering, and the ways it might solve water, habitat and toxicity issues inherent in conventional farming. We […] Read more >

University of North Carolina food services

Overcoming Obstacles in the Local Food Scene

3/16/2010 // By NWF

By Leslie Wells Sometimes, the grass is really greener in your own backyard. Since Campus Ecology ran its first case studies on local and sustainable food back in 2003 (see St. Bonaventure and Warren Wilson College), the phenomenon has blossomed, […] Read more >

Luring Students with the Promise of Green

3/16/2010 // By NWF

Coordinators and activists have long known the importance of outreach efforts for their sustainability projects: increasing awareness generally increases participation, whether the project is recycling or increasing transit ridership. Now, some campuses are making better use of high-quality images and […] Read more >

Papercrete workshop at Coconino College

Turning Junk Mail Into Concrete

2/23/2010 // By NWF

By Maryruth Belsey Priebe     Students Kim, Shana and Emily set papercrete blocks as part of a workshop at Coconino Community College. (Joe Costion) Students of the University of Arizona (UA) are putting newspaper to work in outhouses–and it’s […] Read more >

Wind Turbines

New Financing Tools Help Push for Clean Energy

2/23/2010 // By Julian Keniry

For anyone interested in serious reductions in global warming pollution on campus, the new report “Financing Sustainability on Campus,”written by Ben Barlow and edited by Andrea Putman, is an indispensable resource.  Published by the National Association of College and University […] Read more >

Energy Liaisons, University of Illinois

Schools Raise Staff’s Energy IQ

1/26/2010 // By NWF

By Maryruth Belsey Priebe It’s all well and good to install CFLs, upgrade the cooling system efficiencies, and provide alternative transportation options for employees and students, but when lights get left on, the thermostat is set too low, and no […] Read more >

University of Minnesota-Morris Absorption Chiller

All Fired Up

1/26/2010 // By NWF

By Ryan Newhouse   As more schools convert coal-fired boilers to burn biomass or build state-of-the-art energy facilities, they must creatively explore their “backyards” for sustainable fuel sources. If done correctly, this helps schools significantly reduce their baseline GHG emissions. […] Read more >

President Obama at Lorain Community College

Department of Labor Distributes Money for Green Workforce Training

1/26/2010 // By Xarissa Holdaway

As further proof that community colleges have a big role to play in building capacity for green business and technology, 17 out of the 25 recipients of job training grants, awarded this month from the Department of Labor (DOL), list at […] Read more >

Are Bioplastics As Good As They Seem?

1/12/2010 // By NWF

By Leslie Wells For universities hoping to reduce the amount of waste being sent to landfill, using bioplastics in cafeterias seems like a straightforward solution with notable benefits such as creating nutrient-rich compost for the university. However, new obstacles are […] Read more >

David Orr, Oberlin College

Confronting Climate Collapse: The Work of a Lifetime

1/12/2010 // By Julian Keniry

Down to the Wire: Confronting Climate Collapse, recently published by Oxford University Press, is David W. Orr’s ninth book.  Although dozens of climate-related books have been published within the last several months and even more information exists online, there are […] Read more >