Students and Nature

The Heat Movers

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

Find A Rock–Preserve A Memory

Children’s author Mary Quattlebaum reminds parents that even the most ordinary parts of nature can be true gems. Read more

Strategies for the Green Economy, or “What the New Consumer Thinks About Green”

We read Joel Makower’s new book (which is actually subtitled “Opportunities and Challenges in the New World of Business”) and came to a conclusion the author probably didn’t intend: namely, … Read more

Creating a Buyer’s Market for Renewable Energy

  Creating and consuming renewable energy in the United States is gaining popularity and financial support because communities, colleges and universities are increasing their demand for clean, sustainable energy. College … Read more

Berea College Struggles to Define the Role of Campus Carbon Sinks in Emissions Reporting

Here’s a rhetorical question: conservation or clean energy? While both are good and necessary, they are not always valued equally when it comes to climate change, and with limited organizational … Read more

In Every Season, White is the New Green

  Want an effective tool to fight global warming? Try a can of paint. As the director of facilities at Radford University can tell you, the most powerful and elegant … Read more

Imitating the Environment Could Save It at UCSD

  Imitation is widely accorded the sincerest form of flattery, and it’s Mother Nature’s turn for a few compliments. Humans have used biomimicry–the art and science of imitating nature’s designs to … Read more

Power Vote: The Fight For A Clean Energy Economy

Building on the energy created by the Campus Climate Challenge, Power Shift 2007 and the numerous other state climate summits and networks, National Wildlife Federation is working with the Energy … Read more

Perspective: Changing Curriculum Connects Faculty with Each Other, Students with Their Environment

  Sustainability activity is mushrooming on campuses around the nation-except in one vitally important place: college classrooms.  As the recent National Wildlife Federation National Report Card on Sustainability in Higher … Read more

ISU Degree Tackles the Many Faces of Climate Change

  In May of 2007, Illinois State University’s Board of Trustees approved a new bachelor’s degree program in renewable energy. ISU is not the first school  to bring this sort … Read more