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University of California to Keep Fossil Fuel Investments

The University of California announced a set of climate change initiatives this week to make the system more sustainable, but stopped short of divesting fossil fuel investments from its $91 billion portfolio. The recommendation not to divest was one of the findings of the president’s Task Force on Sustainable Investing. … Read more »

Top 25 Green Football Schools Ranked

The University of Washington is the no. 1 green football school, according to SaveOnEnergy.com’s ranking of the top 25 NCAA football schools this season. SaveOnEnergy.com compared the 25 universities with criteria including stadium sustainability efforts, number of active green organizations, waste diversion rate, percentage of budget spent on locally grown or … Read more »

EPA Selects Universities to Find New Uses for Toxics Data

The EPA has selected six academic partners for the 2014 Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) University Challenge, a project designed to find innovative ways to increase public awareness of industrial releases of toxic chemicals in communities and around the country. TRI provides communities with information about toxic chemical releases to the … Read more »

ARPA-E

GE, BASF, Others Receive $36M DOE Funding for EV Energy Storage

General Electric and BASF are among the 22 organizations to receive a total of $36 million from the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to develop electric vehicle energy storage systems using innovative chemistries, architectures and designs. The ARPA-E’s program, Robust Affordable Next Generation Energy Storage Systems (RANGE), … Read more »

UConn Tops Green Colleges Ranking

UConn Tops Green Colleges Ranking

The University of Connecticut tops Sierra Club’s annual green colleges list, jumping from No. 5 to the No. 1 and pushing last year’s “coolest school,” the University of California, Davis, down to No. 4. The University of Connecticut offers more than 600 sustainability-related classes and has reduced its water use … Read more »

Princeton Review Green Ratings

Princeton Review Announces Green Honor Roll

Stanford University, Cornell University, Columbia University and the University of California, Los Angeles are among 22 colleges nationwide listed on Princeton Review’s 2014 Green Rating Honor Roll, which measures the environmentally friendliness of the schools. Princeton Review, known for its college test-prep and education services, tallied the scores for 832 … Read more »