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W. K. Kellogg Foundation Funds an Endowed Chair in Sustainable Environmental Food Systems at the UNM

Read the full story from the University of New Mexico. The Uni­ver­sity of New Mex­ico Sus­tain­abil­ity Stud­ies Pro­gram has received a $1.5 mil­lion grant for an endowed chair in sus­tain­able envi­ron­men­tal food sys­tems and $150,000 in start-up funds from the … Continue reading

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Multi-university program looking for bioenergy teachers

Read the full story in Biorefining Magazine. The Northeast Bioenergy & Bioproducts program is looking for people who are excited about the possibilities of biofuels and bioproducts. Through a collaboration of six universities, the program seeks teachers and interns who … Continue reading

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New Guide Provides Daylighting Designs to Maximize Students’ Health and Performance

Read the full story from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). The body’s internal clock is responsible for regulating the timing of our sleep and other daily biological cycles, called circadian rhythms. During school months, however, teenagers miss out on essential morning … Continue reading

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Women in Science: Forging New Pathways in Green Science

Via Science Netlinks. Grade level: 6-8 Link: http://science.imirus.com/Mpowered/book/vscim10/i3/p1 Description Science and the L’Oréal Foundation have teamed up to produce this booklet focusing on 16 women in five different areas of “green science”:  environmental responsibility, biotechnology, biodiversity, sustainability, and medicines and … Continue reading

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UMass Permaculture Documentary Series

Watch the video. UMass Amherst transformed a 1/4 grass lawn on campus into a thriving, abundant, permaculture garden during the 2010-2011 academic year. Learn how this student-led project can be easily replicated and spread to other campuses, institutions, or any … Continue reading

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UBC receives $11.2 million for CHP project

Read the full story in Biomass Power and Thermal. Freshly armed with another round of federal and provincial government funding, the University of British Columbia’s combined-heat-and-power system is on track to be operational in 2012.

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DOE, Interior Department Announce New Solar Decathlon Site

Via EERE. DOE and the Department of the Interior announced on February 23 that DOE’s Solar Decathlon 2011 will be held beginning in late September at the National Mall’s West Potomac Park. The competition—featuring 20 highly efficient solar homes designed … Continue reading

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Student studies light pollution in Ottawa skies

Read the full story from CBC News. A Grade 8 student has spent months driving around Ottawa at night to measure levels of light pollution in the city. Stacy Glasburg, 13, started to document light levels in the city as … Continue reading

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EPA Recognizes Campuses for Use of Combined Heat and Power

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is recognizing three facilities with the Energy Star Combined Heat and Power (CHP) award for simultaneously producing electricity and useful thermal energy from a single energy source, such as natural gas, biomass, coal, or … Continue reading

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AASHE Seeks STARS Technical Advisors

AASHE seeks individuals with expertise related to campus sustainability to serve as Technical Advisors for the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS). Technical Advisors provide input and insight regarding the content of STARS and its ongoing development. Technical Advisors … Continue reading

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