Bucknell U Releases 10-Year Sustainability Plan

The recently released 10-year plan, which is in accordance with the university's strategic plan, calls for efforts to address issues such as energy use and sourcing, biodiversity and natural habitat, and waste minimization and recycling, while publicly reaffirming and continuing the stated goal of carbon neutrality by 2030. There are four strategic priorities–ensure environmental sustainability, enable social sustainability, engage technological sustainability and enhance governance and assets management processes for sustainability.

U Sherbrooke Achieves STARS Platinum

The university's latest STARS report highlights its Sustainable Development Action Plan 2018-2022, carbon neutrality, which was achieved in 2022, and a COVID-19 pandemic-related research project involving the recovery of personal protective equipment, specifically procedure masks.

Colorado State U Renews STARS Platinum

The newly rated report's points of distinction include details about its sustainability integration in curriculum, local and global food security services and research, and a ground-source heating and cooling system for a 375,000 square feet athletic facility.

AASHE Announces 2022 Sustainability Award Winners

AASHE recently celebrated 12 winners selected from over 430 applications submitted into the 2022 Sustainability Awards program. Dr. Robert D. Bullard was selected as the fifth Lifetime Achievement Award winner, and the University of Oregon was recognized as the second winner of the Racial Equity and Sustainability Collaborations Award. Other categories of winners include Campus Sustainability Achievement (three winners), Student Sustainability Leadership (one winner), and Campus Sustainability Research (six winners). Thank you to the 40 judges who selected this year’s winners.

U Wisconsin Milwaukee Releases Climate Action Plan

The university's new Climate Action, Carbon and Resiliency Plan goals include reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 45 percent from 2010 levels by 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2050. To integrate teaching, learning experiences and research, the plan calls for the establishment of the Institute of Climate Resilience.