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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.