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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 […]

Member Spotlight: Terry Calhoun, Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)

This week’s interview is with Terry Calhoun, the Director of Media Relations, Social Media and Publications for the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP), which is a member institution of the Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium (HEASC). Terry, a graduate from University of Michigan with a Master’s in Biological Anthropology and JD, talks to […]

Member Spotlight: Steven Hackett, Humboldt State University

This week’s interview is with Dr. Steven Hackett, the Interim Associate Dean of Professional Studies and Chair of the School of Business at Humboldt State University. Dr. Hackett has served as principal investigator, project director, lead author or senior supervising economist on numerous scholarly works, technical reports, policy studies, and regional economic development plans. Continue […]

Member Spotlight: Kent Blumenthal, National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association

This week’s interview is with Kent Blumenthal, the Executive Director of the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) in Corvallis, Oregon. Continue reading to learn more about how NIRSA is promoting sustainability, and the advice Kent has for other campus sustainability professionals. What campus sustainability initiatives are you working on at the moment? NIRSA is currently […]

Member Spotlight: Harrison Murphy, Ventex Inc.

This week’s interview introduces a new series of interviews with AASHE’s Business Leader Members and select other businesses. These members have contributed generously to support the advancement of sustainability in higher education, and are making efforts to transform their own companies and industries to meet customer demand for sustainable products and services. We thought you’d […]

Campus Gardens: A Growing Trend in Campus Sustainability

Food is a basic necessity of life and so it should come as no surprise that a large number of colleges and universities across North America have begun to recognize food as an important component in campus sustainability as well. More than 100 higher education institutions have established community campus gardens. With names ranging from […]

Member Spotlight: Maggie Souder, University of California, San Diego

This week’s interview is with Maggie Souder who works as the Sustainability Coordinator at the University of California, San Diego. Continue reading to learn more about Maggie’s work promoting sustainability at UCSD, the advice she has for others in her position who are just getting started, campus sustainability efforts and the different ways she is […]

Member Spotlight: JR Fulton, University of Washington

This week’s interview is with JR Fulton, who works as the Capital Planning and Sustainability Manager for Housing & Food Services (HFS), at the University of Washington. Continue reading to learn more about JR’s work promoting sustainability, the many ways HFS at UW works with students and the advice he has for other campus sustainability […]