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.

U Victoria Publishes Sustainability Plan

The university's new Climate and Sustainability Action Plan 2030 is comprised of an overall strategy and an associated action plan. The plan outlines commitments and actions by setting three integrated initiatives and three key targets, along with four themes to approach the work, such as considering how actions benefit the lands, water and communities of the area.

AASHE Announces the 2022 Sustainability Award Finalists

AASHE recently released the 28 finalists selected for this year’s Sustainability Awards. Selected from more than 430 submissions, the finalists represent high-impact sustainability projects, pioneering research, and student leadership. A ceremony will be held on Dec. 8 to announce the winners across all 12 categories.

Georgia Tech Unveils Sustainability Strategic Plan

Serving as an implementation roadmap for sustainability at the university over the next 10 years, the new Sustainability Next Plan features six key priorities–operations, education for sustainable development, sustainability research, culture and organization, climate solutions and campus as a living and learning lab. The university allocated $1.25 million in support of plan initiatives and is currently crafting a governance structure to ensure plan progress.

Princeton Review Releases 2023 Guide to Green Colleges

The Princeton Review recently released its 13th annual Guide to Green Colleges, profiling 455 universities and colleges with a commitment to sustainability. Of the 455 schools selected for the 2023 edition, 421 are in the U.S., 26 are in Canada, two are in Taiwan and one (each) is in Ecuador, Egypt, Greece, Ireland, Mexico, and Morocco.