Xarissa Holdaway’s Archive

Cash for clean tech

Campus energy projects are costly, even with rock-solid paybacks, and colleges of modest means often need to find creative ways to pay for them. A suite of financing options from … Read more

Another top ten

We focus a lot on facilities and the operational side of sustainability on this blog, but the research being done on campuses is equally important, so we'd like to draw … Read more

Summer Days

With the spring semester ending in a few months, students are making break plans and some universities are taking a close look at their buildings to see where they can … Read more

Campaigning for credit

Some Kansas University students are giving students credit for making their campus more green, as reported here by the Lawrence Journal: "When leaders at the KU Energy Council and Center … Read more

A smaller footprint for the biggest schools

A new resource from the National Renewable Energy Lab aims to help large, four-year research institutions reach their carbon neutrality goals. Split into five sections, the site details the steps … Read more

President Obama at Lorain Community College

Department of Labor Distributes Money for Green Workforce Training

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 … Read more

Finding alternatives to coal on campus

A few weeks ago, we drew your attention to students who are fighting against coal power on their campuses: University of Kentucky students voted against the building of a "Wildcat … Read more

Your Short Guide to Tracking the Climate Talks in Copenhagen

As we head into the second day of climate talks, we want to highlight the best news tracking sites of the ongoing negotiations at Copenhagen: Yale Climate Media Forum: This … Read more

Students Refusing Coal-Funded and Coal-Powered Buildings

At the University of Kentucky, students are fighting back against Alliance Coal's sponsorship of a new dorm for basketball players. MSNBC reports that the $7 million dorm will be called … Read more

Pathways Out of Poverty

Tabari Morris, a 34-year-old Northern California resident, says he was doing janitorial work before he heard about a unique opportunity from his brother-in-law. “I was thinking, I need a real … Read more