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Campus Recycling: Six Lessons from a Gas Station

Many times, students push corporate professionals to do more and think outside the box, as they did in my last guest post Students Help Local Utility Embrace Electric Vehicles. Sometimes, campuses can benefit from the time and money that for-profit companies have invested in testing sustainability solutions in the marketplace. In coaching campus sustainability clubs, […]

Member Spotlight: Dale McIntyre, Pharos Systems International

The Member Spotlight celebrates our members who work tirelessly to advance sustainability at their campuses and in their surrounding communities. Dale McIntyre is Vice President, Marketing and Sustainability at Pharos Systems International, an enterprise print solutions provider headquartered in Rochester, New York. Mr. McIntyre provides leadership for all marketing activities and most recently led the […]

Collaborating for the Future of Higher Education Sustainability

Last week Julian Keniry from the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), Jaime Van Mourik from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), Tim Carter from Second Nature and I came together at the AASHE 2015 Conference & Expo to unveil a shared vision between our organizations to advance sustainability by working more closely together to benefit higher […]

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 […]