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Sustainability Salaries on the Rise

Sustainability Salaries on the Rise

Sustainability staff in higher education are making more money this year compared to three years ago, according to a report from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). The 2015 Salaries & Status of Sustainability Staff in Higher Education report finds an overall trend toward slightly … Read more »

Kimberly Clark Professional renewable fiber

Kimberly-Clark Develops New Renewable Fiber Sourcing, Manufacturing Process

Kimberly-Clark Professional has launched a line of tissue and towel products made with 20 percent renewable plant-based fiber to commercial customers such as colleges/universities, sports venues and office buildings. The GreenHarvest products incorporate wheat straw and bamboo fiber into Kleenex and Scott brand towel and tissue products. Kimberly-Clark Professional says … Read more »

Mark Wilhelm

Environmental Executive Moves: ERI, Ameresco, Plug Power, RRS, SiteHawk

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. Electronic Recyclers International: The e-waste recycler has named Allen Hershkowitz, Ph.D., senior sustainability advisor. Hershkowitz is co-founder and current president of the Green Sports Alliance. Ameresco: The energy efficiency and renewable energy company has named Mark Wilhelm (pictured) … Read more »

AASHE STARS logo

AASHE Updates College Sustainability Rating System

For colleges and universities that want to establish a baseline on where they stand with sustainability, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) has updated its Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS) framework. STARS 2.0 is based on feedback from colleges about how to improve … Read more »

Environmental Investing Down at Universities, Study Finds

Environmental Investing Down at Universities, Study Finds

Only eight colleges and universities reported using sustainability investing in 2011, while 5 percent of the full sample, or 41 schools, used “environmental criteria” but didn’t provide specifics, according to the National Association of College and University Business Officers’ Commonfund Study of Endowments (NCSE). This statistic is reported in a … Read more »