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The Benefits of Buying Green on Campus and Beyond

By Daniel Pedersen, Ph.D., Green Seal’s VP of Science & Standards

The AASHE STARS program can serve as a road-map to more sustainable purchasing policies. Green purchasing can benefit higher education campuses in many ways, and even drive the sustainability of the broader market. 328 more words

Sustainability In Practice

The Power of Buying Green on Campus and Beyond

By Daniel Pedersen, Ph.D., Green Seal’s VP of Science & Standards

Summer marks the beginning of the new fiscal year on many campuses – this is a good time to do some housecleaning and review your purchasing policies. 355 more words

Sustainability In Practice

Does sustainability assessment ensure effective policy development?

New article explores the contribution of sustainability assessment to policy development in higher education.

Universities worldwide are paying considerable attention towards integrating sustainability in their education, research, societal outreach and campus operations. 513 more words


CSU Becomes First University To Get Platinum Rating For Sustainability

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4) – Colorado State University on Monday received the highest rating to ever be given to a university for sustainability given by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. 86 more words


What does it mean to be "educated"?

In a world facing enormous environmental and social challenges, what does it mean to be “educated”, and what measures will we use to gauge this? 152 more words

21st Century Learning

Sustainability's History at WIU

Welcome to the WIU Sustainability Blog! Students, staff, and faculty will be posting stories, resources, and tips about sustainable events, projects, and opportunities for the WIU and greater western Illinois community.   864 more words

From Tinkering to Transformation: Wisdom From Julie Newman of MIT

Contributed by Ilsa Flanagan, JD

Julie Newman– featured guest in a recent Spheres of Influence Virtual Fireside Chat– has been launching and leading higher education sustainability offices for a long time, almost 20 years.  811 more words