The University of Cambridge reports that removing beef and lamb from dining menus contributed to lower carbon emissions while raising profits for the University Catering Service
Chou Hall at the University of California Berkeley’s Haas School of Business recently earned TRUE (Total Resource Use and Efficiency) Zero Waste certification at the platinum level — a first for any academic building in the world.
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 »
Ohio State University, Colorado State University, the University of Virginia and five other US colleges have been named quarter finalists in the second annual Environmental March Madness, a competition to find the most sustainable university in the country. According to tournament sponsor Enviance, George Mason University, Michigan State University, Middlebury College, the University of California ... Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »