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Why Can’t We All be More like Pennsylvania?

Last month, the EPA put out a list of the Top 10 College and University Green Power Partners. These are schools replacing significant portions of the electricity they use with …

Kids and Wildlife – A Perfect Big Screen Combination

As a young boy, my two brothers and I spent much of our free time playing in a forested area called Fox Ridge twelve miles north of Pittsburgh. It was …

Vending Misers Cut Carbon

Tufts University is one of several campuses and schools that use devices called “Vending Misers” to conserve energy associated with vending machines across campus. There are several manufacturers of the …

What Do You See?

If you could look into a crystal ball and see the future of energy production in America, what do you think you would see? When you look five years…20 years…50 …

Smith Cuts CO2 50 Percent

Smith College is in the process of replacing 60-year-old boilers with a single turbine engine co-generation plant. It is expected to pay for itself within six years and cut campus …

March Madness

That’s the only way to describe what’s happening in Washington right now when it comes to the Arctic Refuge. Who’s playing? Led by team captain Ted Stevens, a veteran player …

Innovative Ways to Cool the Campus

Cornell University’s Cayuga Lake cuts energy needs for cooling on campus by 86 percent and reduces annual greenhouse gas emissions by almost 37 tons annually. The physical plant pumps cold …

Loan Funds Boost Carbon Cuts on Campus

At least two universities—Colorado and Harvard—use loan funds as an incentive for conservation and efficiency. At Colorado University, $100,000 plus 35% of projected project savings each year help fund capitol …

Beating a Dead Horse

The Senate released its budget today, with–you guessed it–language to open the Arctic Refuge. The first thing that came to our minds? That old Ben Franklin quote: “The definition of …

Resources for Greening Campus Buildings

Campus Ecology staff often receive questions from students and others about the best sources for green building supplies and architects. Through GreenBiz.com, campus leaders can order “Who’s Green,” a handy …

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