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Towards Green Campus Operations: Energy, Climate and Sustainable Development Initiatives at Universities

With contributions from researchers and practitioners in campus sustainability, this book seeks to introduce methodological approaches and projects that integrate sustainable development into campus design and operations by promoting information, ideas and experiences from execution of research, teaching and projects on campus greening and design.
  • Mar 15, 2018

Texas A&M U Installs Dockless Bike System

Texas A&M Transportation Services partnered with ofo to introduce 500 dockless bicycles to campus in early March. Next semester, an additional 4,000 ofo bikes will be introduced to campus.
  • Mar 13, 2018

U California San Diego Partners With Lyft

In an effort to meet the university’s evolving transportation needs, the university and Lyft formally announced a partnership to provide access to alternative commuter options, safe rides for students, patient transport, designated pick-up and drop-off locations, direct billing for business travel, and ride credits for certain university-sponsored events.
  • Mar 13, 2018

Eastern Michigan U Installs Solar Lighting at Bus Stops

Ten public bus stops will now enjoy better lighting due to the installation of solar lighting installed by the university's Physical Plant.
  • Mar 13, 2018

Ocean County College Launches Food Pantry

Helping Hands is the college's first food pantry, which seeks to create food security for students at the community college.
  • Mar 12, 2018

Washington College Appoints First Sustainability Director

Greg Farley assumed a newly created position as director of sustainability where he will initially focus on generating cost savings from energy reduction and using alternative energy sources.
  • Mar 12, 2018

AMS Climate Studies Diversity Project for Minority-Serving Institutions

The American Meteorological Association, in cooperation with the National Science Foundation, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, invites minority-serving institutions to apply to learn how to incorporate an introductory climate science course, AMS Climate Studies, into their curriculum. The program also includes a faculty professional development workshop from July 29 - August 3. The application deadline is April 15.
  • Mar 12, 2018

Mohawk College to Receive $10.8M for Energy Retrofits

The funding will be used to replace an existing natural gas-fired boiler with an electrical boiler, and construct a solar-powered car park for over 200 parking spaces. The electricity from the solar system will be used to help power the new net-zero $54-million Joyce Center for Partnership and Innovation building currently under construction.
  • Mar 12, 2018

2018 Saving Endangered Species College Student Art Contest

On behalf of Endangered Species Day on May 18, the Endangered Species Coalition and National Wildlife Federation are pleased to announce the 2018 Saving Endangered Species College Student Art Contest, which is open to current college students. College students are encouraged to share their art by entering the contest and also take action for wildlife on campus and in their community. Entries must be received by March 31.
  • Mar 12, 2018

2018 Best of Green Schools Awards and 2018 Green Apple Day of Service Award

The Center for Green Schools at USGBC is accepting submissions for two award opportunities: The Best of Green Schools Awards and the Green Apple Day of Service Award. The 2018 Best of Green Schools Awards, which are co-presented with the Green Schools National Network, celebrates work being done by individuals, schools, campuses and organizations to push the green schools movement forward. The Green Apple Day of Service Awards honors exemplary Green Apple projects and project leaders. The call for nominations for both awards closes on March 23.
  • Mar 12, 2018

Pennsylvania State U to Lead Global Building Science Network

Faculty expertise in the university's Institutes of Energy and the Environment led the United Nations to ask the it to lead the Global Building Network, a global network to advance building science, construction processes and building management that advances energy efficiency and human performance.
  • Mar 12, 2018

Chalmers Tech & U Gothenburg Strengthen Collaboration Toward Sustainable Development

(Sweden) Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg have signed an agreement that reorganizes a long-standing sustainability collaboration between the two schools. The Gothenburg Center for Sustainable Development is organized directly under the two universities and aims to create strategic cooperation both internally and with various external partners. It will continue to serve as a forum for various areas of expertise and a platform for projects, initiatives and networks.
  • Mar 12, 2018

18 Universities Create Alliance for Academic Research on Sustainable Finance and Investment

The Global Research Alliance for Sustainable Finance and Investment was founded in 2017 by 18 universities to promote multidisciplinary academic research on sustainable finance and investment. The alliance will do this by organizing an annual academic conference and developing collaboration between researchers working on sustainable finance and investment.
  • Mar 12, 2018

Rutgers U Launches Research Institute for the Study of Employee Ownership

The Rutgers Institute for the Study of Employee Ownership and Profit Sharing is a global research hub that will expand the school’s existing research programs to explore new collaborations that aim to build a more inclusive economy for workers and their families.
  • Mar 12, 2018

North Carolina State U Tests Water Quality With Floating Islands

A faculty member and a student in biological and agricultural engineering recently installed floating islands of plants at an on-campus research site to evaluate whether the islands can improve stormwater quality. A temporary vinyl barrier divides the pond into a control side and an experimental side with water quality sensors providing continuous, multi-point data as water enters and exits the pond.
  • Mar 12, 2018

AASHE Workshop: Sustainability Professionals Retreat

The Sustainability Professionals Retreat is designed to encourage professional growth and build targeted skills in facilitation, meeting design, organizational design, governance, idea flow, senior leadership engagement and decision-making. Facilitated by Leith Sharp and Aurora Winslade, this retreat will take time to explore important trends in the higher education and how to position sustainability as a solution driver. It is taking place from June 24-27 at Swarthmore College near Philadelphia. The deadline to apply is May 1.
  • Mar 9, 2018

AASHE Member Discount: $100 Off Sustainability Certification Through ISSP

The International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) offers students, faculty and staff from AASHE-member schools a $100 discount on the ISSP Sustainability Associate (ISSP-SA) credential exam. The program is designed to recognize the knowledge, skills and abilities of those in the sustainability field, including students with knowledge of core sustainability concepts.
  • Mar 9, 2018

SustainUS Spring 2018 World Bank Delegation Call for Applications

SustainUS invites applications to be part of a delegation of 15-20 young people that will attend the World Bank annual meetings from Oct. 9-15, 2017, in Washington, D.C. In partnership with civil society organizations, the SustainUS delegation aims to influence the World Bank Group to change its policies on climate change and equitable distribution of development finance. Applications are due by March 9.
  • Mar 5, 2018

Goshen College to Install 316KW Solar Electricity System

Goshen College and College Mennonite Church have announced a project to jointly install a 924-panel solar array, totaling 316 kilowatts, which will power the church-chapel building.
  • Mar 5, 2018

U Kentucky Offers Commute Planning Assistance

In an effort to increase the number of campus community members using alternative modes of transportation, the university's Transportation Services now offers free personalized commute planning assistance.
  • Mar 5, 2018

Mohawk College to Offer Training Certificate on Local Food Procurement

Through a $30,000 grant from Ontario, the college will be offering an online course this fall to provide information on local food procurement skills, as well as information on how to use Ontario foods. Completion of the course gives participants a certificate for food procurement training.
  • Mar 5, 2018

Cameron U Establishes Social Change Endowed Lectureship

The establishment of the Albert Johnson Sr. and Josephine Johnson Endowed Lectureship in Social Change aims to advance the study of social justice, racial and ethnic cultures and human interaction. The funds will be used to bring distinguished lecturers and workshops to campus, to support faculty development related to civil rights and social justice, and to aid faculty and students in providing services to the community.
  • Mar 5, 2018

U Maryland Begins Using Recycled Paper for Alumni Magazine

The university has begun using 10 percent recycled content on Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified paper for their alumni magazines.
  • Mar 5, 2018

Universities and Conflict: The Role of Higher Education in Peace-Building and Resistance

Using case studies from Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East, this book considers institutional responses, academic responses and student responses to situations of conflict, peace-building and resistance.
  • Mar 5, 2018

QS Releases International Ranking of Environmental Sciences Programs

The QS ranking includes 300 environmental sciences programs from universities and colleges across the world. The QS World University Rankings are based upon academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact.
  • Mar 5, 2018

Pomona College Partners to Offer Bike Sharing Pilot Program

Partnering with ofo, a dockless bike-share company, the college has introduced a bike sharing option. Bikes are unlocked via smartphone, shared among riders and can be parked at any Claremont Colleges bike rack.
  • Mar 5, 2018

Campus Recycling & Materials Management Practices Survey

The College and University Recycling Coalition (CURC) is encouraging schools to participate in a survey to document waste reduction initiatives and strategies. The submitted information will be compiled into a report to be released in spring of 2018, and will be used to populate a database for CURC members and survey participants to compare themselves against similar institutions.
  • Mar 5, 2018

March for Science Open Letter Supporting Funding for Gun Violence Research

Institutions and individuals can sign onto the March for Science's open letter to Congress, of which AASHE is a signatory, asking it to approve the research funding and support needed to make evidence-based policies to prevent gun violence.
  • Mar 5, 2018

Voter Friendly Campus Designation Application

The Voter Friendly Campus designation program is a tool to support higher education institutions fulfilling the requirements of the Higher Education Act of 1965, which necessitates that institutions distribute voter registration forms to their students. The Voter Friendly Campus designation process provides guidelines for institutions to follow in order to create a more voter-friendly campus. Voter Friendly Campus Designation Interest Forms will be accepted until 150 institutions are accepted or April 2.
  • Mar 5, 2018

Southern Illinois U Carbondale Funds Campus Lake Restoration

After spending over $400,000 to reduce cyanobacteria levels, the university's green fund allocated another $30,000 to implement features to help keep the lake healthy, including a solar-powered fountain and at least one stationary bike to help aerate the lake’s water.
  • Mar 5, 2018

Harvard U to Construct a District Energy Facility

Construction is underway on a new, 58,000-square-foot natural gas facility that will provide heating, cooling and 2.5 megawatts of electricity for the campus. With a focus on energy efficiency, an element of the facility will be a 1.3-million-gallon tank for storing chilled water that will be used to cool buildings with some limited other applications to support research. In order to minimize impacts from potential flooding the building is raised above projected flood levels.
  • Mar 5, 2018

U California Merced Receives Grant for Food Reduction Program

The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery will issue the university $100,000 over three years to develop and implement a mobile food-waste prevention and storage distribution center that diverts food waste from the landfill.
  • Mar 5, 2018

Earth Day 2018 MobilizeU Toolkit

The Earth Day 2018 toolkit from Earth Day Network's higher education campaign, MobilizeU, is a teach-in guide that aims to support institutions and individuals in taking personal responsibility for plastic pollution by choosing to reject, reduce, reuse and recycle plastics. The resources also includes a plastic pollution primer and action toolkit.
  • Mar 5, 2018

Infusing Sustainability Across the Curriculum Workshop at Ramapo College of New Jersey

This two-day workshop, on Friday, March 9, and Monday, March 12, will allow attendees to explore how best to permeate sustainability, very broadly defined, across the higher education curriculum while disrupting disciplinary divides. The deadline to register is March 7. Ramapo College of New Jersey is one of 13 regional AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum.
  • Mar 5, 2018

Online Sustainability Across the Curriculum Workshop

This online event is designed for higher education instructors to infuse ecological stability, social equity, and economic vitality into their curriculum regardless of the discipline. Attendees will explore effective assessment of critical thinking skills, collaboration, creativity, and the ability to analyze, discuss and create solutions to real-world sustainability problems. The deadline to register is March 19. Moraine Valley Community College is one of 13 regional AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum.
  • Mar 5, 2018

Sustainability Across the Curriculum: Integrating Undergraduate Research and Community Engagement

This workshop will introduce best practices for integrating sustainability-focused undergraduate research across the curriculum, with an emphasis on community-based research. Participants will have the opportunity to design courses with a research component (from intro-level to capstone courses) as well as non-course-based research projects, such as summer research experiences and independent student-faculty projects. The registration deadline is April 15. Central College is one of 13 regional AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum.
  • Mar 5, 2018