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NSCC Institutes Two-Year “Green-Collar” Degree

  |   May 23, 2008

    As the possibility of carbon-capping legislation becomes more likely and investments in renewable energy increase, the demand for "green-collar" workers will rise. All three presidential candidates endorse the …

Hillsborough Community College Collects Rainwater, Strives for Gold LEED

  |   May 16, 2008

Hillsborough Community College is going for gold: Gold LEED, that is, at a new campus in Tampa Bay’s SouthShore community. Constructed with recycled steel, outfitted with efficient daylight-monitoring lights, and …

USGBC Rewards Sustainablility Curricula

  |   May 9, 2008

The U.S. Green Building Council has just announced the recipients of their Excellence in Green Building Curriculum awards and grants program. This is the first year these awards have been …

LED University encourages bulb-switch on campus

  |   May 6, 2008

It’s almost a given that any discussion of energy efficiency will, at some point, address light bulbs. CFLs, which use about 25% of the energy required by traditional bulbs, are …

NYT Magazine’s Green Issue Profiles Campus Efforts

I spent a few hours this morning reading through the New York Times Magazine’s intensive survey of new green projects in buildings, energy, food, transportation, lifestyle and technology. There are …

Quick Cut: Use the Revolving Door

Here at Campus Ecology, we try to find big, manageable ways for campuses to cut their emissions. However, we definitely don’t want to ignore the fact that small choices, over …

System-Wide University Standards

University standards for energy efficiency and clean energy are good, but system-wide standards are even better. The University of California system, where the Regents of the University system have adopted …

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 …

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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