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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 »

80 Campuses Use Revolving Loan Funds for Energy Efficiency Projects

A new database populated with revolving loans for higher education campuses shows energy efficiency improvements totaling more than $118 million at 80 institutions. The Campus Sustainability Revolving Loan Funds database released by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) with support from the Sustainable Endowments Institute (SEI) reveals … Read more »

UC Davis Ranked No. 1 in Green Colleges List

UC Davis Ranked No. 1 in Green Colleges List

The University of California, Davis tops Sierra Club’s annual “green” colleges list, jumping from No. 8 to the No. 1 spot by diverting about 70 percent of its trash, opening the country’s largest planned zero-net-energy residential community and encouraging bike use on campus. While none of this year’s colleges earned … 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 »