Royal Roads U Launches Climate Leadership Masters Degree

Approved June 2021, the new Master of Arts in Climate Action Leadership is a two-year, 36-credit degree program geared toward people who want to create the social, political, environmental and economic changes needed for a low-carbon, resilient future. The program places an emphasis on the intersection of climate science, social science, justice and change leadership.

Seven HEIs Receive 2021 USGBC Leadership Award

The USGBC Leadership Awards recognize the exemplary leadership of individuals and organizations contributing to the creation of sustainable, healthier, equitable and resilient buildings, cities and communities. Higher education institutions that were recognized include Harvard University; Stevens Institute of Technology; University of California, Merced; University Hospitals of Cleveland Rainbow Center for Women and Children; University of Monterrey; University of St. Thomas; and Washington University in St. Louis.

U California Riverside Installs 473 KW of Photovoltaic Energy

The university has completed the installation of 1087 solar panels on the roofs of the Student Recreation Center and the Student Services Building. The two projects were built by the university and will be owned by the institution.

U Southern California Expands Sustainability Across Curriculum

After a recent university survey revealed that USC students are overwhelmingly interested in sustainability, the university announced a major expansion to its undergraduate curriculum. The new Sustainability Across the Curriculum program aims to educate the university’s 20,000 undergraduate students in how sustainability intersects with their major field of study.

U California Launches 'Center for Climate Justice'

The new center is a system-wide initiative to address climate change as a social justice and equity issue. The center seeks not only to address the root causes of climate change, but also the broad range of associated social, racial and environmental injustices. The center will be led by management of complex systems professor and UC Presidential Chair Tracey Osborne.

Clark Atlanta U Receives $1M for Engagement, Leadership & Social Justice Institute

The university recently announced a total of $5 million in gifts and donations from its 2021 commencement ceremonies, $1 million of which, from the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, will establish the NCBCP Thomas W. Dortch, Jr. Southern Civic Engagement, Leadership and Social Justice Institute.

U Illinois Urbana-Champaign Connects 12.3 MW Solar Farm

The recently completed phase of the university's solar farm will meet approximately 12 percent of the university's annual electricity demand. The university has begun planting pollinator friendly habitat around the solar arrays.

U Wisconsin Platteville Commits to Zero Waste

The chancellor announced during the university's recent Earth Day celebration a pledge to become a zero waste campus by 2035, defined as diverting 90 percent of unwanted items from landfills through recycling, composting or reusing.