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The Sustainable Development Goals in Higher Education: A Transformative Agenda?

This book explores the role universities have to play in fulfilling the SDGs.
  • Oct 15, 2021

Rutgers U to Establish Office of Climate Action

Toward the end of September, the university's president announced a new Climate Action Plan and the formation of a new Office of Climate Action, which will lead the university's efforts to achieve carbon neutrality by 2040. The office will be housed in the Office of University Strategy, and will work to achieve key milestones, including ensuring that Rutgers removes more greenhouse gases than it emits by its 275th anniversary in 2041.
  • Oct 11, 2021

Virginia Tech Launches Climate Action Living Laboratory

The new Climate Action Living Laboratory seeks to more deeply integrate the university's climate action commitment efforts into the university's educational mission and engage more students in hands-on learning opportunities around sustainability.
  • Oct 11, 2021

AASHE ED Appointed to Times Higher Ed Advisory Board

AASHE's executive director, Meghan Fay Zahniser, is now one of 10 Times Higher Education (THE) advisory board members who were selected to advise THE on how to improve THE's Impact Rankings. The rankings capture higher education institutions' impact on society based on delivery of the SDGs.
  • Oct 11, 2021

Wege Prize 2022

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 Nov. 1.
  • Oct 11, 2021

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:
  • Oct 8, 2021

Cornell U to Connect 408 KW Solar Electric System

Two newly opened residence buildings will soon be partly powered by photovoltaic energy.
  • Oct 5, 2021

Call for Video Messages From Higher Education Students

Students Organizing for Sustainability International invites students at higher education institutions to submit video messages that provide a critical and solution-focused perspective on how climate education is and should be integrated into the curriculum. The five best videos will be compiled into a 4-5 minute video that will be played for ministers and delegates at U.N. Environment Program and the Times Higher Education Climate Impact Forum on Oct. 28, ahead of COP26.
  • Oct 5, 2021

Complimentary SIMAP Tier 1 Subscription

New or renewing GRITS Unlimited subscribers will get a complimentary subscription to the SIMAP carbon and nitrogen accounting platform through Nov. 1. Current SIMAP users are also welcome to take advantage of this opportunity to expand their access.
  • Oct 5, 2021

Call for Proposals: Design & Implement Virtual Series on Climate Change & Sustainability

The U.S. Department of State's USA Study Abroad team invites U.S. colleges and universities to submit a proposal to conceptualize, design and implement a new virtual seminar series on climate change and environmental sustainability for scholars and alumni of the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program. Proposals are due Oct. 28.
  • Oct 5, 2021

Georgetown U Hires Inaugural VP of Sustainability

Meghan Chapple, Georgetown’s first vice president of sustainability, will oversee Georgetown’s Office of Sustainability and lead the university’s strategic sustainability actions. Chapple most recently served as sustainability director and senior advisor on sustainability at The George Washington University.
  • Oct 5, 2021