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Living Future Conference Scholarship

The purpose of the Living Future Scholarship is to help build a more diverse audience at the International Living Future Institute conference, happening online May 2-13, and to include voices from traditionally underserved and underrepresented communities.
  • Apr 25, 2022

U Massachusetts Amherst Announces 100% Renewable Power By 2032 Goal

The university on Earth Day unveiled UMass Carbon Zero–a vision to power the university's 1,500-acre flagship campus with 100 percent renewable energy by approximately 2032. Among other changes, the university plans to transition from fossil fuel-based steam and electricity production to a low-temperature hot water heating system paired with ground-source heating and cooling, and to use a combination of on-site battery-stored solar energy and purchased clean energy.
  • Apr 25, 2022

Connecticut College Adopts 2030 Carbon Neutrality Goal

At an Earth Day celebration, the college president announced the 2030 goal as well as pledging an environmental, social and governance approach to the college's investment strategy.
  • Apr 25, 2022

AASHE Member Discount: 30% Off America East Sustainability Conference

AASHE members receive 30 percent off select registration types to attend the inaugural America East Sustainability Conference, being hosted by the University of Massachusetts Lowell, from June 7 - 9. This discount expires May 6.
  • Apr 22, 2022

AASHE Earth Day Photo Opportunity

AASHE invites picture submissions depicting sustainability in action, whether it’s planting a garden, organizing a socially-distanced community service event, testifying at a public meeting, cooking a meal with locally sourced ingredients or something else. Images submitted to the Campus Sustainability Hub will be included in an Earth Day image gallery.
  • Apr 22, 2022

Cornell U Achieves STARS Platinum

Points of distinction in Cornell's recently earned AASHE STARS Platinum rating include its sustainability-focused module for all first-year and transfer students and a living laboratory project focused on ground-source heating.
  • Apr 22, 2022

California State Polytechnic U Humboldt Releases Climate Action Plan

The newly released roadmap introduces 35 actions to help the university achieve carbon neutrality by 2045 and build climate resilience. The actions span buildings, energy and fuels, transportation, waste and purchasing, carbon offset and sequestration, academics and research, and resilience.
  • Apr 19, 2022

U Virginia Business School Unveils 2030 Sustainability Goals

The university's Darden School of Business recently announced a series of sustainability goals that address carbon emissions, curriculum development, faculty scholarship and waste.
  • Apr 19, 2022

Engaged Scholars Initiative

The Engaged Scholars Initiative is designed to develop a diverse group of early-career faculty and staff who want to strengthen their own critical community-engaged scholarship and lead equity-focused change with their institution and communities. Campus Compact is accepting applications through April 30.
  • Apr 19, 2022

Academics for Climate Advocacy Working Group

Second Nature invites academics interested in utilizing their institutional position and expertise to help advance climate policy at the municipal, state and federal levels in a low-lift way. Those that sign up will convene on a quarterly basis for working group meetings, be contacted when there are meaningful opportunities to engage in climate advocacy, and receive regular updates on relevant policy developments in their jurisdiction.
  • Apr 19, 2022

IAU Global Survey on Higher Education & Research for Sustainable Development

The International Association of Universities (IAU) has launched the IAU Global Survey on Higher Education and Research for Sustainable Development 2022 - Accelerating Action for the SDGs. The survey uses the 2030 SDGs as a framework to foster better understanding of how HEIs engage with sustainable development, how they work, who is working on this at the institutional level and which SDGs are emphasized. The deadline to fill out the survey is May 15.
  • Apr 19, 2022

Hamilton College Sets 2030 Carbon Neutrality Goal

The college's board of trustees voted this spring to set a new carbon neutral date of 2030, 20 years earlier than the original target of 2050. The college plans to invest in energy upgrades to campus buildings, manage parts of campus to increase carbon sequestration in its lands, and continue to study and implement additional opportunities for emission reductions.
  • Apr 19, 2022

Re-Purposing Universities for Sustainable Human Progress

This collection of 24 articles focuses on the transformational role of academic institutions by breaking disciplinary silos and bridging theory and practice through purpose-driven organizations to make societies more sustainable.
  • Apr 19, 2022

Bentley U Commits to Carbon Neutrality By 2030

The university's new Sustainability and Climate Action Plan focuses on climate resilience, equity, education and further reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. The plan sets a goal to purchase 100 percent of its electricity to power the campus from renewable sources by 2026 and to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030.
  • Apr 18, 2022

Call for Presentations: NAAEE 2022 Conference and Research Symposium

The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) seeks compelling presentations for the annual conference and research symposium, to be held in Tucson, Arizona, in October with virtual options available. The conference theme is Education for Change. The deadline to submit is May 4.
  • Apr 14, 2022