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May 8, 2014

Sustainability’s Latest Pulpit

Rachelle Peterson

The advocacy organization Second Nature launches a new signatory initiative, the Alliance for Resilient Campuses. 

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December 5, 2013

Signing the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment

Rachelle Peterson

Nearly 700 college presidents vow to eliminate their campuses' greenhouse gas emissions. NAS found that these schools are concentrated along the two coasts, more likely to be elite liberal arts colleges than universities, predominantly doctorate-...

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October 23, 2013

Happy Campus Sustainability Day!

Rachelle Peterson

Colleges across the country celebrate the 11th annual campus sustainability day. 

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August 7, 2012

Green Acres

Peter Wood

Colleges and universities tend to spend lavishly on diversity and sustainability initiatives, but is this really the best use of their (and taxpayers') money?

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December 14, 2011

Sustainability News

Ashley Thorne

Researchers determine that sustainability is now a science; Occupy Wall Street's sustainability committee plays house; Harvard looks to hire someone who can "cultivate an understanding of food"; and a debate asks whether the campus sustainability...

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December 9, 2010

Radio: Sustainability in Higher Education

Ashley Thorne

NAS speaks out about the ideological character of the sustainability movement.

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October 12, 2010

From Diversity to Sustainability: How Campus Ideology is Born

Peter Wood

Sustainability, like diversity, subtracts from the better purposes of higher education.

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August 3, 2010

Sustainability News 8-3-10

Ashley Thorne

This edition of sustainability-in-higher-ed news includes the University of Toledo’s new curricular residence life programs in sustainability; UNC’s workshop to help participants explore oppression and injustice; the growing trend of camp...

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July 8, 2010

Encyclopedia of Sustainability, 4th Edition

Ashley Thorne

A 4th edition of the NAS 'sustainapedia' of the key names, terms, books, colleges, and organizations in the campus sustainability movement.

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