Category: cc sustainability news

Sustainability Education News

A tour around the web to help you with your sustainability education efforts ~ Dean Kane


Blog Post: How does Sustainability Inform your Education


Five free ways to go green


Helping people eat less meat 


A flow chart on how to answer arguments against climate change 


Soccer ball as power source?


Alfred State Sustainability Renewable Energy video




Sustainability News – March 4, 2013

A tour around the web for resources to help you with your sustainability efforts and classroom resources ~ Kane


We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children ~Native American Proverb


Arctic Ice melt to expand shipping by mid-century,0,358666.story


Five free ways to go green


Australian Summer hottest on record


All 2013 Chevy vehicles to carry environmental labels


NYTimes and Washington Post downplaying climate coverage?


Helping people eat less meat

Sustainability News – February 18, 2013

A tour around the web to bring you resources and news you can use to support your educational sustainability work.


Energy Efficiency gets its time in the sun


What does $8 Billion in oil subsidies buy


Solar Decathlon competition


Energy and Environment News Roundup


Patagonia’s campaign for global capitalism


Hitting the sustainability accelerator


Alaskan Brewery powered by beer




Community College Sustainability News – January 22, 2013


It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment ~Ansel Adams


A tour around the web for new related to Community College sustainability

Student surveys show millennials want to work with companies that share their values


Top 12 Sustainability Trends for 2012, #1 involves schools


California to invest $2.5 Billion to retrofit energy wasting schools


Upcoming Conferences

CSU Chico This Way to Sustainability Conference (March 7 & 8)

California Higher Education Sustainability Conference (June23-27 at UC Santa Barbara)

AASHE 2013 (October 6-9) will be in Nashville



Community College Sustainability News – January 14, 2013


President Obama proposing $8 Billion for high growth field training, this should be good news for Community College renewable energy programs


California budget proposal will place an emphasis on clean and green education and training, comments by Chancellor Brice Harris


More good news for community college renewable energy programs from the federal government


Dallas County Community College District will be hosting a sustainability summit in March



Award Winning Community College Sustainability Programs


Four-year colleges get a lot of press for their work in sustainability, but community colleges have their share of success stories, so today some examples of community colleges who have been recognized for their sustainability efforts.

Johnson County Community College for their composting/recycling program


Montgomery County Community College wins second consecutive partner award for their bus service


Bruce Greenstein, Skyline College wins Sustainable San Mateo County Award 

Bruce Greenstein is an environmental science professor at Skyline College where he inspires his students to become leaders of energy-efficiency, green-business entrepreneurship and building performance. Professor Greenstein created the Solar & Building Science Learning Center at Skyline College to educate, train, and rejuvenate the green-economy workforce so they may address our current and future energy challenges, greenhouse-gas emission reduction goals, and overall quality of life for our community.

5 Illinois Community Colleges were awarded Gold Level recognition for their work at integrating sustainability throughout their campus and programs  These schools were:


Joliet Junior College – Joliet

Kankakee Community College – Kankakee

Lewis & Clark Community College – Godfrey

Moraine Valley Community College – Palos Hills

Waubonsee Community College – Aurora




Community College Sustainability News – January 6. 2013


Heartland Community College in Oklahoma wins sustainability award


Edmonds Community College in Washington State has been awarded a $900,000 National Science Foundation grant to start a sustainable Agriculture Education collaborative program.


Berkshire Community College  opens newly renovated Hoffmann Environmental Center


Sierra College installs IceBank® thermal energy storage tanks at its campus in Rocklin, California



A quick note about the upcoming Chico State Sustainability conference in Chico, California.  Although not specifically a community college focused conference it is one I highly recommend for a number of reasons.  First off the conference is put on by the students of Chico State and they do a really good job.  Second, there really is a split focus of the conference, academic and community, which is really nice, this brings a practical aspect to the conference that is really enjoyable.  Finally, Butte College is nearby and their campus is worth a look as Butte was one of the first grid positive campuses in America.  Here’s a link to the conference website



SDSU receives AASHE Silver STARS rating

How BP and other companies use social media to market “sustainability”

ASU Global Institute on Sustainability talks about the drought
Cities turning to Green Infrastructure, lessons for colleges?

Coursera free course, Intro to Sustainability


Some news concerning some CA sustainability awards open to California Community Colleges.

The Green California Schools Summit and the Green California Community Colleges Summit are now accepting nominations for 2012 Leadership Awards.

The two events will be held concurrently this year, and will share an awards presentation ceremony on September 27, 2012 at the Pasadena Convention Center. There are five categories of awards for each Summit. For Schools the award categories are: Teacher, District, Green Campus, Energy, Curriculum. For Colleges, the awards categories are: Instructor, District, Green Campus, Energy and Curriculum. Descriptions for each category are on the nomination forms (see links below).

“The awards are a high point of every Summit,” said Green Technology editor in chief Carl Smith. “Not enough people hear about the exciting and innovative work that is taking place on campuses throughout the state.”

The deadline for nomination submissions is September 22, 2011.

To download a nomination form for a schools award, click here.

To download a nomination form for a colleges award, click here.