U California Berkeley Business School Names Sustainability Director

Danner Doud-Martin, the former assistant director of the International Business Development Program at the university's Haas School of Business, is now the business school's inaugural sustainability director. In her new role, Doud-Martin will focus on quantifying and reducing the school’s environmental impact.

U North Carolina Greensboro Launches Carbon Offset Program

The university's new Spartan DRIVE Fund (Drivers Reducing Individual Vehicle Emissions) invites campus stakeholders to contribute $15 annually to offset their commuter emissions. Ninety percent of the funds raised will be invested in energy efficiency projects on campus. Ten percent of all funds raised will support a local non-profit that provides critical home repairs, including weatherization improvements to those who are at or under 80 percent of the poverty line.

Boston U Initiates Anti-Racism Curricula Fellowship Program

A new collaboration among the Center for Antiracist Research, BU Diversity & Inclusion, and the Center for Teaching & Learning allows fellows to develop or redesign courses within their disciplines to have anti-racist frameworks and/or highlight diverse perspectives.

U Manchester Publishes Endowment Investments Climate Impact Report

The newly released report highlights the climate impact of the university's endowment investments. It indicates that, by July 31, 2022, the carbon intensity of its endowment equity investment portfolio had been reduced by 55 percent from 2019.

U Massachusetts Amherst Launches Product Sustainability Rating System

In an effort to combat greenwashing, the university recently developed and launched the TRASE (transparent, responsible, accountable, sustainable, efficient) initiative, a system of assessment that provides sustainability scores for products in campus stores.

Sulitest Launches The Assessment of Sustainability Knowledge

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.

Western Michigan U Declares March Climate Emergency Month

Organized by the university's Climate Change Working Group, Climate Emergency Month is a month-long series of events focused on the urgency of the climate crisis globally and locally.