DOE Announces 10 HBCU Clean Energy Prize Recipients

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the first 10 prize winners in the inaugural Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Clean Energy Education Prize Partnerships Track. Each winning team will receive $100,000 to support partnerships between HBCUs and other universities and partners to build new programs and provide professional opportunities that will equip HBCU students with the skills needed to succeed in the clean energy industry.

AASHE Releases 2023 Annual Report

Including the most-clicked Bulletin stories of 2023 (page 22), AASHE's recently published annual report captures achievements and impactful initiatives, providing insights on collective efforts and milestones in advancing sustainability in higher education.

Binghamton U Partners on Carbon Challenge Launch

The university recently partnered with 1 Million Women out of Australia to launch a carbon footprint reduction campaign, with student ambassadors leading the campaign across campus.

PRME Names 2024-25 Champions

Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME) recently listed business schools across the globe that contribute to thought and action leadership on responsible management education in the context of the U.N. sustainable development agenda.

U Wisconsin Madison Unveils Environmental Sustainability Goals

The chancellor recently unveiled an environmental sustainability strategy structured around five goals–launching a sustainability research hub; renewable energy procurement; sustainability education; zero waste; and achieving STARS Gold.

San Diego CC District Increases Minimum Wage to $30 Per Hour

Agreed to in partnership with the district’s labor unions and effective Jan. 1, 2024, the minimum wage was increased to $30.58 per hour for all permanent employees, a living wage as defined by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Living Wage Calculator. In addition, minimum wages for temporary employees increased to $22.31 per hour.

Trinity College Dublin Releases Sustainability Strategy

The university's newly published Sustainability Strategy 2023-2030 focuses on environmental sustainability, specifically climate change, biodiversity loss and human health, with a lens of health an equity. Key targets include reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 51 percent by 2030 and reaching net zero emissions by 2040 across all categories of emissions; be nature positive by 2030 by conserving at least 30 percent of land area, and supporting a cultural shift to recognize the interrelatedness of planetary and human health.

Northern Michigan U Finalizes Carbon Neutrality Plan

The plan calls for reducing emissions by 25 percent by 2030 and 50 percent by 2040, then eliminating remaining emissions by 2050. It includes five key strategies for achieving its goal: reduced energy use; optimized infrastructure to minimize operational costs and emissions; a “right size” campus physical footprint to maximize use and efficiency of new and existing spaces; renewable energy investments; and increased carbon sequestration on university land.