Second Nature

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Sustainability’s Latest Pulpit

May 08, 2014 by Rachelle Peterson |

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

Signing the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment

Dec 05, 2013 by 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…

Happy Campus Sustainability Day!

Oct 23, 2013 by Rachelle Peterson |

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

What Does “Sustainability” Cost?

Jul 10, 2013 by Rachelle Peterson |

Middlebury College goes green...and its budget goes red.

Green Acres

Aug 07, 2012 by 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?

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…

Radio: Sustainability in Higher Education

Dec 09, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

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

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…

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.

Sustainability News 6-28-2010

Jun 28, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

This week’s news includes students sending hair clippings to help plug the oil spill; the reinventing of Biosphere 2; a new generation of sustainability graduates; how apocalyptic predictions can be encouraging; and one university's…

Earth Day Thoughts on the Campus Sustainability Movement

Apr 22, 2010 by Peter Wood |

Is everything really connected to everything else?

Encyclopedia of Sustainability, 3rd Edition

Apr 08, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

A 3rd edition of the NAS 'sustainapedia' of the key names, terms, books, colleges, and organizations in the campus sustainability movement.

Radio: “The Green Movement and Its Discontents”

Feb 18, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Listen to NAS communications director discuss the rise of the sustainability movement in higher education.

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."

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