AASHE Workshop: A Transition to Organic, Ecological Landscapes for Campuses
Featuring higher education leaders in ecological land management and representatives from Herbicide-Free Campus, this three-hour workshop on Aug. 18 will provide an in-depth look at the current state of organic land management on university campuses. The last day to register is Aug. 18 at noon Eastern.
Request for Comment: AASHE STARS 3.0: Water Use
As part of the development process for the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS) 3.0, AASHE is seeking public comment on a Water Use credit slated for inclusion in the new version (projected release is currently fourth quarter of 2023). AASHE encourages feedback from stakeholders who may have relevant expertise or interest in participating. Public comment is open through Aug. 31.
Illinois State U Releases Inaugural Sustainability Strategic Plan
The new plan outlines goals for the university, including creating more sustainability-related courses and research opportunities; prioritizing conservation and innovation for water, energy, and construction efforts; providing sustainable transportation incentives; and nurturing more leadership roles for students through campus and community partnerships.
13 U Health Systems Commit to Reduce GHG Emissions
Over 650 hospitals, 13 of which are university hospital systems, committed to the Biden-Harris Administration Health Sector Climate Pledge, which is a commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 50 percent by 2030. The signatories also pledge to strengthen resilience to climate change, protect public health and lower costs.
Dartmouth College B-School Receives $52M for Endowed Sustainability Summit
The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth recently received a $52.1 million anonymous pledge to endow a recurring summit that convenes global leaders from the private and public sectors, academic researchers and students with the goal of inspiring action to improve the health, wealth and sustainability of people and the planet in the 21st century. Summit topics will explore the intersecting roles of public policy, health care, climate change, politics and finance in addressing global challenges.
AASHE GCSHE Call for Proposals: Emerging Issues
AASHE seeks proposals to the Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education (GCSHE) related to emergent sustainability challenges and opportunities faced by institutions. Proposals related to contemporary issues such as racial and social justice, LGBTQ+ rights, corruption, democracy and immigration are particularly welcome. Proposals are due by Aug. 19.