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Drilling Out of Budget, Into Defense Spending Bill

After almost a month of butting heads over whether or not the scheme to drill the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge would be included in the final budget bill, Congress was …

New NJEHPS ED Reports on Next Big Solar Installation

The New Jersey Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability (NJHEPS) has just selected its new Executive Director, John Cusack, who has written several interesting articles in the most recent edition of …

Second Campus in Maine to Meet 100% of Electricity Needs from Greener Power

Following in the footsteps of College of the Atlantic, Bates College announced recently it will purchase all of its electricity from renewable energy sources in Maine, specifically biomass generating plants …

Climate Friendly Events and Conferences on Campus and Beyond

Can campuses and other institutions hold climate friendly events and conferences? This week’s activities in Montreal, Canada, suggests we can. This week is the eleventh session of the Conference of …

House Budget + Senate Budget = Arctic Drilling?

Early this morning at 1:45 a.m., the House budget bill, sans Arctic drilling, passed by a vote of 217-215. It will now be combined with the Senate version of the …

Green Campus Transport Good Economics and Community Relations

Will Toor and Spencer Havlick’s book, Transportation and Sustainable Campus Communities (2004), is a vital resource for anyone interested in how campuses can reduce congestion related to cars on campuses …

A Gwich’in Perspective

A guest blog posted by Matthew Gilbert, Arctic Village, Alaska Why are the Gwich’in people raising such a fury over their land and animals? When the Alaska Native Land Claims …

Climate Literate Graduates– or Not?

A new report, Environmental Literacy in America (2005), written by Kevin Coyle, Vice President of Education for the National Wildlife Federation, concludes that Americans, even college graduates, are widely illiterate …

Campus Winter Heating Settings Protect the Climate: UB Example

As campuses ease into winter, it is a good time to revisit the question of temperature settings. The University of Buffalo (UB) provides a good example for the rest of …

Zero Net Direct Emissions: Three Scenarios at Oberlin College

With leadership from Dr. David Orr, Oberlin College worked with researchers, Richard Heede and Joel Swisher of the Rocky Mountain Institute to develop a plan for achieving net zero emissions …

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