Sustainability News

Dec 14, 2011 by 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…

From Diversity to Sustainability: How Campus Ideology is Born

Oct 12, 2010 by Peter Wood |

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

Sustainability News 8-3-10

Aug 03, 2010 by 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…

Reaching for the STARS

Jul 27, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Sustainability assessment on campus says a lot about the larger movement's need to count points.

Encyclopedia of Sustainability, 4th Edition

Jul 08, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

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

An Elbow in the Ribs: Prof-Prodding Toward Sustainability

Feb 17, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Campus administrators and leaders of sustainability organizations come together to think of ways to get "reluctant professors" to teach sustainability. Their answer: "Change how they think."

Encyclopedia of Sustainability, 2nd Edition

Jan 08, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

A 2nd edition of the NAS 'sustainapedia' of the key names, terms, books, colleges, and organizations in the campus sustainability movement.

Virginia Tech Tries to Enforce Ideology in Strategic Diversity Plan

Dec 23, 2009 by Peter Wood |

Back in March, I received a leaked copy of a plan for one of the colleges at Virginia Tech.  It was a new set of guidelines for faculty promotion and tenure that would require every candidate to compile an annual record of…

Dancing with the STARS

Sep 28, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

AASHE publishes an early version of a project called the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) to measure colleges' sustainability progress.

Thursday Vert-Degree

Jun 25, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

Green news: go asparaguses, intelligent life isn't sustainable in outer space either, and messages from AASHE.

Human Nature: NAS Attends an Environmental Justice Conference

May 02, 2008 by Ashley Thorne |

Ashley Thorne shares reflections on the "Race, Place, and Environmental Justice" conference held on campus at Princeton.