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Campus Race to Zero Waste 2022 Case Study Challenge

Organizers for Campus Race to Zero Waste invite case studies about how campuses are promoting and improving recycling and waste reduction. Winners will be recognized in four categories: education and awareness campaign, waste minimization, food waste reduction, and summary of waste reduction efforts. Submissions are due June 20.
  • May 24, 2022

Sign-On Opportunity: End Synthetic Herbicides on Jesuit University Campuses

Jesuit institutions of higher education and those that are connected with Jesuit universities and colleges are invited to sign onto this letter requesting a discontinuation of synthetic pesticide use on Jesuit campuses.
  • May 20, 2022

Investment Strategies at the University of Illinois System Case Study Report

The study lays out a compelling approach for endowment leadership on mission aligned investing. It demonstrates that a primary focus on fiduciary duty can enable an ESG and impact investing strategy.
  • May 20, 2022

Climate Anxiety Discussion Guide

This four-module discussion guide, designed by a group of young people trained in talking about climate anxiety, helps facilitate conversations about the climate crisis while safeguarding young people, navigating strong feelings, and fostering emotional resilience.
  • May 20, 2022

'Against the Ecofascist Creep' Teaching Resource

"Against the Ecofascist Creep" is a web zine and teaching resource that explores six everyday ecofascist myths and offers researched essays that address the structural conditions of climate crisis and other environmental concerns.
  • May 20, 2022

Bicycle Friendly University Application Period

The League of American Bicyclists' Bicycle Friendly America program provides a roadmap, hands-on assistance and recognition for states, communities, universities and businesses. The BFA program is a tool to make bicycling a real transportation and recreation option for all people. The deadline to apply for Bicycle Friendly University status is Aug. 10.
  • May 20, 2022

Request for Input: Climate Leadership Commitments

Second Nature invites input on a year-long process to reimagine the Presidents’ Climate Leadership Commitments to reflect necessary and foundational framing in climate justice principles, update existing technical guidance to reflect the urgency of the climate crisis, consider membership models, and other blind spots.
  • May 20, 2022

The Wiley Handbook of Sustainability in Higher Education Learning and Teaching

With contributors from a variety of disciplines, this book offers a way for higher education institutions to implement sustainability goals in their curricula and provides guidance to educators, researchers and practitioners. The authors discuss recent developments in technological innovations, best practices, lessons learned, current challenges, and reflections. They also examine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on sustainability education.
  • May 20, 2022

Call for Special Issue Papers: Student Research in Sustainability and Climate Change

Recognizing the need for age inclusive discussion, the Sustainability and Climate Change journal is accepting manuscript submissions from undergraduate and graduate students, as well as those five years or less into their postgraduate level, for a special focus issue on student research. The deadline for manuscript submissions is Nov. 1.
  • May 17, 2022

U California Merced Earns STARS Platinum

Points of distinction in the University of California, Merced's recently published STARS report, earning the institution its inaugural STARS Platinum rating, include achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions for scopes 1 and 2, and the completion of 11 campus facilities, each of which was certified to LEED Platinum standards.
  • May 17, 2022

Bowdoin College Releases Decarbonization Plan

The college's recently released clean-energy plan calls for investing a minimum of $100 million in campus infrastructure between now and 2037 with the goal of utilizing carbon-free clean energy by 2042. Additionally, the plan builds on existing academic, research, curriculum and career-training opportunities to advance student and faculty learning and innovation in the areas of renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainability.
  • May 17, 2022

U Maine to Divest From Fossil Fuel Holdings

In mid-May, the investment committee for the system's board of trustees approved a two-step plan to fully divest from fossil fuels by 2030—starting with the elimination of all direct fossil fuel holdings by the end of May.
  • May 17, 2022