Sulitest Launches The Assessment of Sustainability Knowledge (TASK)
The new online sustainability knowledge assessment tool, known as The Assessment of Sustainability Knowledge (TASK), aims to provide relevant and comparable metrics for tracking and monitoring sustainability education programs. Participants receive a certificate that allows them to share their sustainability knowledge. Approximately 20 universities and business schools have committed to certifying at least 75 percent of their graduate students with TASK within three years.
U California Los Angeles Releases EV Transportation Plan
The university's new EV Readiness Plan provides a framework to increase the number of electric vehicles commuting to campus, complete the university fleet’s transition to primarily zero-emission vehicles, including a fully electrified bus system, and support these goals through expanded charging capacity.
Montclair State U to Purchase RECs Covering 100% of Electricity
The university recently announced a contract extending through 2025 in which it will purchase Green-e certified Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) from wind, solar and hydro projects across the U.S. to match 100 percent of its forecasted electricity consumption.
Carleton College Eliminates Direct Fossil Fuel Holdings
The college's board of trustees voted recently to reduce exposure to fossil fuel investments in the college’s endowment by immediately eliminating all direct holdings of fossil fuel companies, and resolving to make no new investments in private funds that focus exclusively on oil and gas extraction.
Bucknell U Releases 10-Year Sustainability Plan
The recently released 10-year plan, which is in accordance with the university's strategic plan, calls for efforts to address issues such as energy use and sourcing, biodiversity and natural habitat, and waste minimization and recycling, while publicly reaffirming and continuing the stated goal of carbon neutrality by 2030. There are four strategic priorities–ensure environmental sustainability, enable social sustainability, engage technological sustainability and enhance governance and assets management processes for sustainability.
U Sherbrooke Achieves STARS Platinum
The university's latest STARS report highlights its Sustainable Development Action Plan 2018-2022, carbon neutrality, which was achieved in 2022, and a COVID-19 pandemic-related research project involving the recovery of personal protective equipment, specifically procedure masks.
Concordia U Releases Event Guide With Social Sustainability
In addition to environmental considerations, the newly released sustainable event guide includes inclusion and accessibility goals, such as having diverse representation among organizers of large events and choosing locations that are accessible for those with mobility, visual or cognitive needs. The guide also reinforces the use of territorial acknowledgments, a practice that aims to include and recognize Indigenous people and perspectives, and fosters awareness and respect from non-Indigenous participants.