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.

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.