Students at Six Universities File Legal Complaints About Fossil Fuel Investments

Student organizers at six universities in the U.S. wrote to the attorneys general of their respective states asking officials to scrutinize their universities’ investments. The students argue that by investing in coal, oil and gas, the schools are violating their obligations as non-profit organizations to prioritize the public interest.

AASHE Reveals 2023 Sustainability Award Finalists

With the help of volunteer judges from the community, 43 finalists were selected from 300 submissions submitted across five categories. The 43 finalists represent high-impact sustainability projects, pioneering research and student leadership in environmental, social and economic health. To discover the winners, register to attend the free, virtual AASHE Sustainability Awards ceremony on Dec. 7 at noon Eastern.

Robert Gordon U Divests From Fossil Fuels

The university recently announced its commitment to exclude fossil fuel extraction companies from all its investments, despite a number of links to the industry, including courses that are specific to the oil and gas industry.

Princeton Review Releases 2024 Guide to Green Colleges

Princeton Review's latest Guide to Green Colleges features sustainability-related distinctions from 522 higher education institutions, plus the Top 50 Green Colleges ranking. The highlighted institutions were selected based on survey data from attending students and administrators. Of the schools selected, 474 are in the U.S., 30 are in Canada, four are in Ireland, three are in United Arab Emirates, two each are in Australia and Mexico, and one each is in Azerbaijan, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Egypt, Greece, Morocco, Philippines and Taiwan.

Second Nature Announces Catalyst Grant Recipients

Eleven colleges and universities have been selected to receive up to $10,000 each for projects that accelerate decarbonization, climate resilience and climate justice. The 11 institutions are Central Oregon Community College, Earlham College, Morehouse College, Northeastern University, Paradise Valley Community College, SUNY New Paltz, Tecnológico de Monterrey, University at Buffalo, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Warren Wilson College and Western Colorado University.

Texas A&M U Unveils Athletics Sustainability Master Plan

The university's newest sustainability plan serves a guide for how the athletics department will support the university in achieving the goals and actions. The 12 themes of the plan include zero waste; waste minimization; built environment and site design; energy use and greenhouse gas emissions; mobility and transportation; community engagement; student success; health and wellness; voice and influence; education, outreach and engagement; administrative support; and instruction and innovation.