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.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Wed, 12/05/2012 - 11:33pm
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.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Wed, 12/05/2012 - 11:09pm
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.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Mon, 11/26/2012 - 7:45pm
Oklahoma State University officials are developing a new campus housing option designed to encourage residents to be more socially and ecologically aware. Known as an eco-village, the project will incorporate sustainable living and living in a socially integrated community.