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Energy Star Higher Education Benchmarking Initiative (HEBI): Round Two

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star Higher Education Benchmarking Initiative (HEBI) provides an opportunity for colleges and universities to understand how the energy and water performance of their campus buildings stack up against that of peer institutions. Reporting is open through Sept. 16.
  • Sep 6, 2022

AASHE Member Discount: 30% Off WOHESC Registration

AASHE members can automatically save 30 percent off registration to the next Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC), which aims to inspire change, and facilitate action and collaboration based on the conference theme: Mindscape/Landscape: Human Health, Social + Environmental Justice are Inextricably Linked. This event will take place March 6 - 8, 2023. The discount offer expires March 5, 2023.
  • Sep 6, 2022

2023 Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit Call for Content

The 2023 Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit is happening from Feb. 5–7, 2023, at the University of Miami. Conference organizers invite feedback about how the interaction, dialogue, brainstorming and solution sessions at the event can best meet the participants' needs. The response deadline is Sept. 30.
  • Sep 2, 2022

U Arkansas Signs PPA on 5.1 MW Photovoltaic Array

The newly signed power purchase agreement (PPA) is for a 5.1-megawatt photovoltaic system that is expected to cover approximately 6.3 percent of the campus electrical energy needs. The solar project will be installed on 25 acres off campus and is expected to be completed by Q1 2024.
  • Sep 2, 2022

Wege Prize 2023

Wege Prize is an annual competition challenging students to collaborate across institutional, disciplinary and cultural boundaries to redesign the way economies work. Participants contend for over $65,000 in total cash prizes. The Wege Prize is organized by Kendall College of Art and Design’s Wege Center for Sustainable Design with support from the Wege Foundation. The deadline to submit a team application is Oct. 31.
  • Sep 2, 2022

USAS Student Labor Organizing Bootcamp

United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS) is offering a day of interactive workshops about student and worker organizing, launching and winning strategic campaigns on campus, and organizing skills to build lasting student and worker power. Currently, workshops are planned for Tufts University, University of Maryland College Park and Gonzaga University.
  • Sep 2, 2022

Campus Sustainability Hub Resources

The Campus Sustainability Hub is a one-stop shop for AASHE members to access toolkits and resource collections about all aspects of sustainability in higher education. With advanced search filtering, this key member benefit is designed to facilitate information sharing between campuses and organizations. There are over 3,000 publications in the Hub representing 81 countries, including the following recently published journal articles:
  • Sep 1, 2022

AASHE Member Discount: 15% Off Sustainability and Climate Change Journal Subscription

AASHE members are entitled to a 15 percent discount off the regular, full subscription rate for an online institutional subscription to Sustainability & Climate Change, a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to sustainability, sustainable development and climate change.
  • Sep 1, 2022

AASHE Workshop: Scope 3 Emissions: Boundaries, Calculation Methodologies & Mitigation Strategies

This AASHE workshop, on Sept. 22 from 2 - 5:00 p.m. Eastern, will explore Stanford University’s Scope 3 findings in regards to identifying applicable emissions categories, collecting data, defining boundaries, customizing calculation methodologies, and proposing mitigation strategies across eight categories of Scope 3 emissions, including air travel, construction, purchased goods and services, employee commuting and more. The registration deadline is Sept. 22 at noon Eastern.
  • Sep 1, 2022

White House Mandates Open Access to Government-Funded Research

Any research based on federally funded studies must be made freely available to the public without an embargo under a policy announced Thursday by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. The new requirement, which is due to take effect by the end of 2025, updates an existing policy that allowed a 12-month embargo for making research freely available.
  • Aug 31, 2022

U Utah Receive $20M for New Climate Science & Policy Center

With a $20 million gift, the university recently announced the creation of the interdisciplinary Wilkes Center for Climate Science and Policy to study effective public policies and propose entrepreneurial business solutions to curb and combat the threats that climate change poses to human and environmental health.
  • Aug 29, 2022

Rose Bruford College to Divest From Fossil Fuels

(U.K.) The college recently signed the Fossil Free Declaration, hosted by People & Planet. By signing the declaration, the college affirms its current fossil fuel-free status, and its commitment to remain so in the future.
  • Aug 26, 2022