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U Southern California to Phase Out Single-Use Plastic Beverage Bottles

The university recently committed to eliminate single-use plastic beverage bottles by transitioning to beverage container alternatives, including glass and aluminum, and encouraging the use of water-bottle filling stations, water coolers/dispensers and water fountains.
  • May 16, 2022

U Tasmania Releases GHG Emissions Reduction Strategic Plan

The university's newly released plan includes a target to reduce gross greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50 percent by 2030. The plan includes reducing both direct and indirect scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions.
  • May 16, 2022

Towards Climate Sustainability of the Academic System in Europe and Beyond

This report delves into academia’s negative impact on the climate through its own operations from the perspective of various stakeholders that play a key role in shaping the academic system. It also makes a series of tailored recommendations to mitigate detrimental effects of the academic system.
  • May 16, 2022

U Manchester Divests From Fossil Fuels

(U.K.) The university's recently published Responsible Investment Report indicates that it is now divested from fossil fuel companies and has exceeded its target for reducing the carbon intensity of its other holdings.
  • May 5, 2022

U California Los Angeles Publishes Sustainability Plan

UCLA’s new sustainability plan, which includes input and feedback from more than 1,000 community members, includes specific initiatives related to sustainable transportation, climate, food systems, water and zero waste, among others. It highlights the intersections of planetary and human health, and begins the work to ensure that equity, diversity, inclusion and justice are integrated into campus sustainability policies and programs.
  • May 5, 2022

Stanford U Receives $1B for School of Sustainability

Stanford’s first new school in 70 years will launch this fall as the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability, recognizing a $1.1 billion gift from John and Ann Doerr. The school will have academic departments that advance subject understanding, interdisciplinary institutes that innovate across fields, and an accelerator focused on developing near-term policy and technology solutions. (Image credit: Edward Caldwell)
  • May 5, 2022

SPLC Climate Foundations Coaching Program

Starting June 8, the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC) is launching Climate Foundations, an eight-month virtual coaching course specifically designed for procurement professionals that will provide basic climate knowledge, tools and strategy insights in a procurement context. A program informational session is being hosted on May 12.
  • May 5, 2022

Call for Applications: College and University Recycling Coalition Board of Directors

The College and University Recycling Coalition (CURC) is recruiting individuals with a diverse range of professional experience and knowledge of waste reduction, reuse, recycling and sustainability specific to colleges and universities. Board members contribute to the development of CURC programs and events, attend monthly board meetings, and serve on at least one committee. The deadline to apply is May 11.
  • May 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.
  • May 4, 2022

Smith College Begins Ground-Source Heating & Cooling Project

Smith College will break ground in May on a ground-source energy project that will lower the college’s carbon emissions by an estimated 90 percent, allowing the college to become carbon neutral by 2030.
  • May 4, 2022

NWF & Recyclemania Announce Campus Race to Zero Waste Results

Three winners were selected in each major category, representing small, medium and large campus sizes, with individual winners announced for special categories.
  • May 4, 2022

U North Carolina Chapel Hill Publishes Strategic Water Plan

UNC's Water Plan details the university’s accomplishments, current goals and visions for water conservation and efficiency.
  • May 4, 2022

New Issue: International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education

The most recent volume of the International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education includes articles on the Sustainable Development Goals, social responsibility, engaged teaching, sustainability action archetypes, and circularity and sustainability within waste management.
  • May 4, 2022