Santa Clara U Publishes Sustainability & Justice Action Plan

The university's new plan, Sustainable SCU: Leading Through Laudato Si', includes five key areas–academics, campus engagement, community engagement, energy, and resource use. Differing from previous plans, this one seeks to integrate the principles of environmental and social justice into university efforts.

Dartmouth College Announces Climate Collaborative

The Dartmouth Climate Collaborative is comprehensive program to address climate change through academic enterprises, campus operations and community engagement. As part of the initiative, the university will invest over $500 million over five years in improvements to campus infrastructure. It also launched the Climate Futures Initiative, a year-long effort to identify opportunities to drive climate scholarship and solutions.

U Connecticut Publishes Sustainability Action Plan

The recently published UConn Sustainability Action Plan delineates specific actions to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030 with the goal of being entirely carbon zero by 2040, conserve resources, integrate sustainability across the university’s academic and research activities, ensure equity and engagement, and establish partnerships and support innovation to address sustainability challenges.

Dillard U Publishes Carbon Neutrality Action Plan

The recently published plan includes strategies covering energy, transportation, waste, procurement, academics, and outreach. The overarching goal is to systematically reduce the universities carbon footprint through infrastructure upgrades, operational changes, and cultural transformation.

SUNY Adopts Policy to Phase Out Single Use Plastics

The recently adopted policy details a staged elimination of single-use plastics across all SUNY campuses. Items covered in the policy include bags, beverage bottles, food service products, utensils, plastic wrap and packaging films. Additionally, the university system is partnering with a public service platform to create a plastics-free solutions hub.

AASHE Releases 2023 Annual Report

Including the most-clicked Bulletin stories of 2023 (page 22), AASHE's recently published annual report captures achievements and impactful initiatives, providing insights on collective efforts and milestones in advancing sustainability in higher education.