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Latest North American Collegiate Sustainability Programs Stories

2013-10-01 12:22:55

Colleges reducing their carbon footprints while providing hands-on learning for students WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thirty community college leaders and Siemens Industry, Inc. (Siemens) are convening for a national event to promote campus-based living laboratories. Living laboratories are green and building system installations (e.g., solar panels, energy efficient lighting) on campuses that reduce colleges' carbon footprints while also serving as structured...

2013-01-29 16:21:04

UNITY, Maine, Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Many institutions of higher education in the United States offer environmental majors. Additionally, some are also focused on sustainability. Now one college has tied every aspect of its curriculum to the mitigation of global climate change. Unity College's focus is timely given the priority that President Barack Obama placed on the mitigation of global climate change during his second inaugural address. Severe weather events from the...

2012-12-06 16:21:03

POULTNEY, Vt., Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Most long-range plans developed by educational institutions center on brick and mortar projects, new curricular initiatives and fundraising goals. Green Mountain College's new eight-year master plan, Sustainability 2020 includes these goals. It also commits the College to another ambitious milestone: meeting all of its energy needs with 100% renewable energy by the year 2020. Sustainability 2020 embodies GMC's educational vision for the...