Students and Nature

Shared Moments Make Great Gifts

Children’s author Mary Quattlebaum introduces us to one of her favorite books: Snow by Cynthia Rylant. Read more

Help Open up America’s Classrooms to Nature!

Chances are, as you’re reading this, the kids in your life are sitting in school, daydreaming about the summer and the chance to run around. And even if they’re not, … Read more

Ground-Source Heat, from Lipscomb to Yale

This story is the third and final of a series that explores various types of ground heat mining and their campus applications. Also see Universities Lead the Charge to Mine … Read more

Training the Workforce for Renewable Energy

It seems that every day, another college introduces solar panels to campus or finds new ways to conserve energy. As administrators turn away from each glistening new turbine, rubbing their … Read more

If a Green Bus Drives but Nobody Rides, Is It Still Green?

As the largest employer in Georgia’s DeKalb County, Emory University has a lot of weight on its shoulders. Carbon dioxide weight, that is. After all, metro Atlanta commuters – 84 … Read more

Real Food Challenge connects over 300 schools, engages students

“Uniting students for just and sustainable food” is the motto of the Real Food Challenge, a network of students and activists working to bring ethically-produced, environmentally-sustainable food to campuses. This … Read more

Green screen: Using less energy to power campus supercomputers Green screen: Using less energy to power campus supercomputers

Choosing computers over paper may seem like a straightforward way to reduce environmental impact, but before you run off to recycle your files, save everything to a hard drive, and … Read more

Open-Window Policy at Colorado College is a Breath of Fresh Air

  At Colorado College, a private liberal arts institution in downtown Colorado Springs, academic study follows “the Block Plan.” Students pursue single subjects in full-time, three-week blocks, not multiple subjects … Read more

Have food, will travel–but not far

College and university dining halls have been looking at their menus to find ways to reduce their impacts on the environment. By providing more local foods, these schools are simultaneously … Read more

Enthusiasm for Clean Energy Translates to Votes

The final tally is in from the Tufts University Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE), and the youth voter turnout was even higher than we … Read more