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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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

Alumni Earmark Support for Sustainable Campuses

By earmarking gifts for sustainability, alumni can greatly boost the environmental performance, research and teaching at their alma maters, generating many ancillary benefits for their schools and the wider society. … Read more

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 … Read more

Electricity Emissions Offset at College of the Atlantic

College of the Atlantic (COA) in Bar Harbor, Maine has one major: human ecology. This academic commitment is reflected in its practices. On Earth Day, April 22, 2004, for example, … Read more

Meet the Virtual Green Campus

Green house gases come from many sources. For campuses, there are direct and indirect contributions. One of the most direct involves the number of campuses that have addressed the need … Read more

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Mother Nature’s Late Show: 9 Tips for Watching Wildlife at Night

When the sun goes down and songbirds disappear into cover to roost, you might think that backyard wildlife watching is finished for the day. But the truth is that when … Read more