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Hampshire College goes 100 percent solar

Hampshire College goes 100 percent solar | "campus community sustainability" | Scoop.it
Hampshire is the first residential college in the US to source its electricity entirely from renewable energy.
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With the will, there is a way - an entire campus able to go off the grid
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With the will, there is a way - an entire campus able to go off the grid
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Yale Offers Inaugural Sustainability Leadership Forum This September

Yale Offers Inaugural Sustainability Leadership Forum This  September | "campus community sustainability" | Scoop.it
The Yale Sustainability Conference will take place this September. The Conference will focus on policy solutions to climate change and global warming.
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Syracuse chemists combine biology, nanotechnology to create alternate energy source | Science Codex

Syracuse chemists combine biology, nanotechnology to create alternate energy source | Science Codex | "campus community sustainability" | Scoop.it

Chemists in Syracuse University's College of Arts and Sciences have made a transformational advance in an alternate lighting source--one that doesn't require a battery or a plug.

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At Hampshire College, sustainability efforts reach new level - The Boston Globe

At Hampshire College, sustainability efforts reach new level - The Boston Globe | "campus community sustainability" | Scoop.it

The private college’s first new building in 20 years is a model of sustainability, featuring composting toilets and a water supply that draws on rainwater.

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The first net zero building in the 5 College area.

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Faust: Step up on climate change | Harvard Gazette

Faust: Step up on climate change | Harvard Gazette | "campus community sustainability" | Scoop.it
At State Department forum, she says universities must play key role in developing solutions to global problem | At a State Department forum, Harvard President Drew Faust says that universities have a responsibility to play a key role in developing solutions to climate-change issues.
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How well Harvard is "walking the walking" or mostly posing as a model of sustainability is questioned by the linked editorial,

http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2015/10/20/harvard-corporation-fossicl-fuel-divestment/

 

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Inside Look: Sustainable campus buildings

Inside Look: Sustainable campus buildings | "campus community sustainability" | Scoop.it
Adding green and sustainable elements to facilities during new construction and renovations is no longer an option for colleges and universities—it’s the expectation.

“Sustainability is increasingl
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Smart Cities Enable Urban Sustainability - Triple Pundit

Smart Cities Enable Urban Sustainability - Triple Pundit | "campus community sustainability" | Scoop.it
'Smart' usually means performance enhancements and better optimization. What does that mean for a metropolis?
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Could Pool Pumps ‘Store’ Renewable Energy Better than Giant Batteries?

Could Pool Pumps ‘Store’ Renewable Energy Better than Giant Batteries? | "campus community sustainability" | Scoop.it
As more wind and solar energy comes online, the people who run the power grid have a problem: how do they compensate for the variable nature of the sun and wind? California plans to spend billions of dollars for batteries to even out the flow of power from solar and wind, much the way shock absorbers smooth out bumps on the road.
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Interesting idea

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UVM Makes Sustainability a new Core Requirement

UVM Makes Sustainability a new Core Requirement | "campus community sustainability" | Scoop.it
The University of Vermont makes sustainability a requirement for graduation.
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7 Sustainability Secrets That Will Save the World - Huffington Post

7 Sustainability Secrets That Will Save the World - Huffington Post | "campus community sustainability" | Scoop.it
We have plenty of resources. In the sustainability field we tend to focus on the lack of things -- food, energy, metals, etc. However, the lack is often caused by overconsumption, use of old technologies or poor distribution....
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Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference

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10th @SmartandSustain-able Campus Conf. #SSCC2015 in Baltimore, MD March 30-31; early bird rates to Feb 16: http://t.co/YG9xgAYh23 #evpp480
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Greening the Harvard Art Museums - Harvard Gazette

Greening the Harvard Art Museums - Harvard Gazette | "campus community sustainability" | Scoop.it
The revitalized Harvard Art Museums have earned LEED Gold status for their energy efficiency.
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Digging in: Local food takes root in Knox College campus culture - Quad-Cities Online

Digging in: Local food takes root in Knox College campus culture - Quad-Cities Online | "campus community sustainability" | Scoop.it
When tomatoes are harvested at the Knox College farm, they don’t have far to go. They’re hauled a couple blocks down Berrien Street to dining services, where they’re cooked down into sauce, vacuum-packed, and served to students.
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Higher education leaders call on Trump to reverse course, address climate change as a serious issue

Higher education leaders call on Trump to reverse course, address climate change as a serious issue | "campus community sustainability" | Scoop.it
An open letter to the president-elect urges a pivot in his stance on climate, including embracing the Paris agreement and the move to a low-carbon economy.
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Making concrete green: reinventing the world’s most used synthetic material

Making concrete green: reinventing the world’s most used synthetic material | "campus community sustainability" | Scoop.it
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How sustainability impacts the college admissions process

How sustainability impacts the college admissions process | "campus community sustainability" | Scoop.it

At a time where individuals are looking at potential employer’s reputation
and corporate social responsibility, it’s no surprise that sustainability
is a growing topic of interest for incoming college students.

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How sustainable is your campus?  To what extent is sustainability part of how you present yourself to prospective students?  These are key questions that need to be considered in any Admissions office.

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Atmospheric Scientist Ken Caldeira Argues That the Paris Climate Talks Won’t Go Far Enough | MIT Technology Review

Atmospheric Scientist Ken Caldeira Argues That the Paris Climate Talks Won’t Go Far Enough | MIT Technology Review | "campus community sustainability" | Scoop.it
A climate scientist argues that it should no longer be acceptable to dump carbon dioxide in the sky.
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How sustainable food movement is shaping college dining – and vice versa - CSMonitor.com

How sustainable food movement is shaping college dining – and vice versa - CSMonitor.com | "campus community sustainability" | Scoop.it
Between 2013 and 2014, campuses saw a 60 percent increase in regional and local food initiatives, as more students place a premium on sustainably grown and humanely raised food.
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MIT seeks votes for top climate change innovations

MIT seeks votes for top climate change innovations | "campus community sustainability" | Scoop.it
The MIT Climate CoLab allows the public to vote for the best crowdsourced ideas on how to tackle climate change.
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Divestment Campaigns - New York Times

Divestment Campaigns - New York Times | "campus community sustainability" | Scoop.it
Should universities focus on “sustainable investments” rather than divestments?
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Colleges dig into sustainable dining

Colleges dig into sustainable dining | "campus community sustainability" | Scoop.it
A pair of draft horses often plows the campus farm at Sterling College. Sterling does have tractors—its agriculture students have to learn how to use all varieties of equipment—but the energy-saving h
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Worcester colleges earn gold, silver in environmental certification - Worcester Telegram

Worcester colleges earn gold, silver in environmental certification - Worcester Telegram | "campus community sustainability" | Scoop.it
WORCESTER — In recent years, higher-learning institutions in the area have taken the initiative to become 'green' by constructing buildings that are energy-efficient and environmentally sound.
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Cornell commits to carbon neutrality by 2035 - Ithaca Journal

Cornell commits to carbon neutrality by 2035 - Ithaca Journal | "campus community sustainability" | Scoop.it
President Skorton released a report by the Climate Action Acceleration Working Group
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Union College in Schenectady, New York constructing cogeneration plant to produce majority of school's power needs - Albany Business Review

Union College in Schenectady, New York constructing cogeneration plant to produce majority of school's power needs - Albany Business Review | "campus community sustainability" | Scoop.it
The private liberal arts school will build a $12 million cogeneration plant to cut the college's energy costs by $450,000 a year.
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Go-generation is becoming ever more common. Middlebury, Amherst, Wellesley are among the growing number of schools to incorporate co-generation as part of their sustainability efforts

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