Partnership reduces costs and increases sustainability at Alberta institution

Waste Management provides expertise to help Southern Alberta Institute of Technology become a waste diversion leader

With over 15,000 regular students and a campus that spans 96 acres, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) in Calgary produces a significant amount of waste. “In late 2008, as part of a campus expansion project, we sought a more sustainable approach to our daily operations management practices,” says John Millington, manager of facilities operations and campus expansion projects. “We knew to meet the goals of that plan, we needed a new partner that would focus on waste diversion and sustainability.”

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New web app connects the dots on saving energy and money

At many institutions, potential energy efficiency projects are sidelined due to an inability to track energy and financial savings. With GRITS, institutions can manage, analyze and share data on specific projects—exceeding spreadsheet capabilities.

From doctorates to dark roast

Widener University’s foray into the multi-billion-dollar coffee industry

I live in a world of lectures, faculty meetings and final exams. For my environmental science students and me at Widener University in Chester, Pa., however, it’s also a world of hands-on research on a butterfly farm in Costa Rica, or experiential learning in the rainforests of Peru.

This world didn’t include university food service contracts, price points, or product launches until my chance meeting with an alumnus who shared a passion for environmental sustainability. That meeting led to a simple, delicious cup of coffee.

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How to make a year-round commitment to sustainability

Colleges and universities nationwide marked the 10th annual Campus Sustainability Day in October with events and discussions that reflect on the success of the sustainability movement in higher education.

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UConn tops Sierra Club's 'green' college list

Energy-efficient light bulbs, classes on sustainability and honey from the on-campus apiary helped propel the University of Connecticut to the top of Sierra magazine's annual green schools list.

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Colleges seek sustainable sources for green building

Wider availability and greater affordability of green building materials are a result of greater demand

Colby is biggest college yet to go carbon neutral

Along with Colby, which has just over 1,800 students, College of the Atlantic (Maine), Green Mountain College (Vt.), and University of Minnesota at Morris have achieved carbon neutrality

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Skidmore College proposes solar farm to provide 12 percent of its energy

Skidmore College has drawn up plans for a 6,950-panel solar farm that would supply 12 percent of the campus’ energy, proposing to place the array on a Greenfield site owned by the college.

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Holt Hall at Rollins College