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 … Read more
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 … Read more
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 … Read more
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 … Read more
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 … Read more
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 … Read more
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 … Read more
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 … Read more
Green Roofs Yield Climate and Habitat Benefits on Campus
The Ford Motor Company has enjoyed the media spotlight for installing an extensive 10.4 acre green roof atop its Dearborn, Michigan assembly plant. Less well known, however, may be … Read more
Will Climate Savvy Graduates Enjoy an Edge in the Job Market?
According to a report published by Dr. Daniel Kammen and other researchers at the University of Berkeley in April 2004, “Putting Renewables to Work: How Many Jobs Can the Clean … Read more