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Member Spotlight: Sam Hummel, Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council

Last fall, AASHE partnered with the Green Products Roundtable (GPR) on a pilot project that examined the impacts associated with an average higher education institution’s spending. One of the project’s goals was to produce insights into how the thirteen procurement-related credits in STARS could be enhanced. That goal was accomplished when GPR submitted twenty pages […]

Ten Ways to Integrate Sustainability into the Curriculum

Those of us in higher education who are concerned about the future of the planet realize that although cutting carbon emissions from campus operations is important, it is not enough to turn the tide of the ecological crisis, nor is it where we can best utilize our influence as educators to make an impact on […]

Member Spotlight: Herb Sharpe, Waste Management

Judy Walton, AASHE’s Chief Publications Officer, recently interviewed Herb Sharpe, Corporate Director of Education and Health Care Solutions at Waste Management, an AASHE Business Leader Member. Herb is responsible for leading a team of sales and sustainability professionals to drive value and provide sustainable solutions to Waste Management’s customers. He joined Waste Management in the […]

Assessing Sustainability Literacy

Sustainability literacy is a topic of increasing interest among a growing number of higher education sustainability staff and faculty. Formal education programs and courses that address sustainability are becoming increasingly common. However, there currently exists no standardized tool or method to assess the sustainability literacy of students. Although the concept is not new, and discussions […]

Member Spotlight: Nurit Katz, University of California, Los Angeles

Nurit Katz, UCLA’s first Chief Sustainability Officer, sat down recently with Judy Walton, AASHE’s chief publications officer, to discuss Nurit’s work on campus and involvement in the AASHE 2012 conference. Nurit also serves on AASHE’s STARS Steering Committee and is an instructor for UCLA Extension’s Global Sustainability Certificate Program. While a graduate student, Nurit founded […]

Member Spotlight: Richard Miller, University of Connecticut

Richard Miller, the University of Connecticut’s first environmental and sustainability officer, spoke with Judy Walton at AASHE recently about his work and experiences. Rich serves on the Steering Committee of the Northeast Campus Sustainability Consortium and the Executive Committee of the Campus Consortium for Environmental Excellence. Prior to joining UConn in 2002, Rich had worked […]

Member Spotlight: Yoni Landau and Danny Spitzberg of CoFed

CoFED, the Cooperative Food Empowerment Directive, supports over 40 student teams in regions across North America. CoFED serves as a network and training program that empowers students to create ethically-sourced, cooperatively-run food enterprises on college campuses. AASHE recently spoke with founder and Co-Director Yoni Landau and Danny Spitzberg, Lead Trainer and Co-Director. Continue reading to […]

Member Spotlight: Robert Newsome, NAICU

Robert “Bo” Newsome, the Director of Outreach and State Relations at the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU), talks to AASHE about sustainability initiatives at NAICU and its members (nonprofit, private universities and colleges in the US), and how NAICU is working to advance public knowledge of affordability at higher education institutions. Bo […]

Member Spotlight: John Robinson, University of British Columbia

John Robinson, the Executive Director of the University of British Columbia’s Sustainability Initiative sat down with AASHE to discuss the recently opened Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS) building to promote sustainability research. Dr. Robinson has been teaching at UBC’s Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability since 1992. Prior to joining UBC, he taught […]

Member Spotlight: Kathleen Ng

Kathleen Ng, Environmental Officer at McGill University, talks to AASHE about the sustainability success at McGill following its 10-year anniversary of the environmental policy, and her own experiences working on sustainability at McGill. Ng completed her BSc in Physiology with a minor in Management from McGill, and went on to pursue a Graduate Diploma in […]