Sustainability

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Community colleges help prepare students for a greener job market

Chicago poet Lisa Donahue is training for a new career as a solar equipment installer. The 27-year-old is the new president of the Santa Fe Community College solar club and is working on her associate degree in environmental technology.

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Efficiency Strategies Yield More Than $2 Billion In Cost Savings For UT System Over Past Six Years

The University of Texas System has realized savings of more than $2 billion since 2007 thanks to targeted efforts to be as efficient as possible and employ innovative approaches that allow UT institutions to pool their resources, often providing more tools and options for students while reducing costs.

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Building a Gold LEED High Tech Learning Commons Building

At UBTech, Don Cogdell, a founding partner of Cogdell & Mendrala Architects, and David Carson, Vice President for Business and Finance with Armstrong Atlantic State University, will discuss how AASU was able renovate an existing building into a high tech learning commons building and earn a Gold LEED certification. Project funding, relation to the strategic plan, and getting campus "buy-in" are among topics that will be covered.

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Tiny Vt. College To Divest Fossil Fuel Stocks

Sterling College, which claims to be the smallest liberal arts school in the country, has decided to divest its $920,000 endowment of stocks in fossil fuel companies as a way to help combat global warming.

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Rankings Reveal Most Sustainable Campuses in the World

The University of Connecticut ranked at the top of a list of the most sustainable campuses in the world.

Rankings Reveal Most Sustainable Campuses in the World

The University of Connecticut ranked at the top of a list of the most sustainable campuses in the world, according to results of the University of Indonesia’s GreenMetric Ranking of World Universities, released this month. Four other American universities ranked in the top 10: Northeastern University (Mass.); the University of California, Los Angeles; The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and the University of California, Merced.

University of Iowa’s 2020 Vision nets real success

Waste Management helps UI achieve ambitious sustainability goals

When Sally Mason, president of the University of Iowa, called for an increased focus on sustainability in the university’s operations as a key strategic initiative on Earth Day 2008, her ambitious plan presented a serious challenge.

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U Of Vt. Celebrates Bottled Water Ban

An arch made with 2,000 empty plastic water bottles in the student center at the University of Vermont was dedicated Wednesday as a monument to the school's decision to end the sale of bottled water on the Burlington campus.

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To Stop Climate Change, Students Aim at College Portfolios

A group of Swarthmore College students is asking the school administration to take a seemingly simple step to combat pollution and climate change: sell off the endowment’s holdings in large fossil fuel companies. For months, they have been getting a simple answer: no.

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West Virginia U To Test Reusable To-Go Containers

West Virginia University is replacing foam to-go containers with more environmentally friendly, reusable cartons.

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