Campus survey promotes new Green Office Certification Program

The University of Toledo will use the results of a new Green Office Survey to determine which campus offices are conserving energy, recycling and reducing waste. Results from the survey will be used to create tiers for their Green Office Certification program, which will offer incentives to become eco-friendly.

University of Arizona Recognized in EPA’s First-Ever Campus RainWorks Challenge

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced the four winners of the Campus RainWorks Challenge, a new design challenge created to inspire the next generation of landscape architects, planners and engineers to develop innovative green infrastructure systems that reduce stormwater pollution and support sustainable communities. The University of Arizona in Tucson, Ariz., was named …

2012-2013 College and University Green Power Challenge

Throughout the 2012-13 academic year, EPA’s Green Power Partnership tracked the collegiate athletic conferences with the highest combined green power usage in the nation. The Green Power Challenge is open to all U.S. colleges, universities, and conferences. To join the Partnership, visit http://www.epa.gov/greenpower/join/index.htm. On April 17, 2013, EPA concluded the Green Power Challenge and recognized a …

23 New England Colleges Join Effort to Reduce Food Waste

Twenty-three colleges and universities in New England have joined an EPA effort to cut the amount of food that goes to waste. This doubles the participation of EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge in 2013, since eleven New England colleges and universities were already participating in the challenge. In 2011, these schools recovered a total of 4,538 …

Chicago Prepares to Launch Bike-Sharing Program

Read the full story in Governing. Hundreds of three-speed bikes painted "Chicago blue" will hit the streets in June when the city debuts a bicycle-sharing rental program that originally was set to launch last summer, officials are expected to announce Thursday. Operating under the name Divvy, which is intended to convey the idea of sharing …

Climate change, wine, and conservation

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (April 23, 2013 , v110 n17 p6907-6912) / by Lee Hannaha, Patrick R. Roehrdanz, Makihiko Ikegami, Anderson V. Shepard, M. Rebecca Shaw, Gary Tabord, Lu Zhie, Pablo A. Marquet and Robert J. Hijmans. Online at http://www.pnas.org/content/110/17/6907.full.pdf+html. Abstract: Climate change is expected to impact ecosystems directly, such as through shifting climatic controls …