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The Ultimate Cli-Fi Book Club for Sustainability in Higher Education

This interdisciplinary short course in climate fiction is an academic book club for faculty, counselors, student affairs, librarians, staff and administrators. Participants will read one book a month from a curated book list of the most teachable novels that integrate science, economics, engineering and psychology into humanities, communication and storytelling to imagine a new future. Course participants will meet virtually on the first Thursday of the month from 2:45 – 4:00 p.m. Eastern. starting on Aug. 4 and continuing through Dec. 1. The last session is geared toward those who wish to design an assignment or course.
  • Jul 18, 2022

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.
  • Jul 18, 2022

Energy Star Higher Education Benchmarking Initiative (HEBI): Round 2

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency invites Higher Education Benchmarking Initiative participants to submit energy data (water is optional) and gross floor area through Energy Star Portfolio Manager and respond to a supplemental survey. Reporting is open through September 1.
  • Jul 18, 2022

U Sherbrooke Achieves Carbon Neutrality

The university's recent carbon neutrality accomplishment was achieved by reducing greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency and renewable energy sources, then offsetting the remainder through certified carbon credits. The announcement comes eight years ahead of the university's carbon neutral goal.
  • Jul 7, 2022

Northwestern U Establishes Energy Investment Guidelines

The university announced in mid-June new investment guidelines regarding fossil fuels, greenhouse gas emissions and energy. The board of trustees directed the university's investment office to direct future investments in energy companies that produce alternative or responsible transition fuels with lower levels of GHG emissions; divest from direct holdings in companies identified as pursuing poor GHG emissions practices, energy production or climate change information and research; support investments in technologies that can accelerate the transition to carbon-free; and measure the endowment's carbon footprint.
  • Jul 5, 2022

Climate Change in Historical Perspective Grants

The Albert Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest at Villanova University seeks proposals for public-facing historical projects related to the theme of Climate Change in Historical Perspective. The center will fund up to five projects (up to $5,000 each) that creatively engage with the broad range of questions, concerns, policies and practices related to climate change, and how historical study can further public understanding of the present moment. Applications are due Aug. 31.
  • Jul 5, 2022

U Illinois Chicago Receives $1.5M for Social Justice Initiative

The university's Portal Project, which launched in 2021 and focuses on abolition, economic democracy and climate justice, has received a $1.5 million grant from the Marguerite Casey Foundation. The grant will be used to expand its work at the intersection of social justice scholarship and social movements, culminating in a national conference and book publication.
  • Jul 5, 2022

AASHE Member Discount: 10% Off Climate Change & Health Certificate

Students, staff and faculty at AASHE member institutions are eligible for a 10 percent discount on an 18-week online certificate through Yale University's School of Public Health that teaches about tools to address the health impacts of climate change.
  • Jul 5, 2022

Energy Manager

  • Jul 5, 2022

WHO Working Group Calls for Climate Change Education for Health Professionals

The World Health Organization's Civil Society Working Group recently released a letter calling on universities and other education stakeholders to advance action on health and climate change. The letter underscores the importance of graduating health professionals being prepared to identify, prevent and respond to the health impacts of climate change and environmental degradation. It offers calls to action, example courses and additional resources.
  • Jun 28, 2022

Dartmouth College Adopts No-Loan Financial Aid Policy

Dartmouth recently announced the removal of all federal and institutional loans from its undergraduate financial aid awards and replacing them with expanded scholarship grants.
  • Jun 28, 2022

Concordia U invests $2M in Local Circular Economy Fund

The university's foundation recently announced a $2 million contribution to a Québec-based, circular economy initiative, launched in March 2021 by Fondaction, in partnership with the City of Montreal and Recyc-Québec. The fund aims to accelerate ecological transition through the circular economy, notably by reducing the production of residual materials and supporting their recovery, in addition to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Jun 28, 2022