verb 1. give a spoken or written account of something; 2. convey information about an event or situation.
The willingness, no matter how great, to become climate neutral for higher education institutions can not be considered a success without carefully tracking results and reporting them. There must be a definition of success according to each specific college or university. Without detailed reporting, it will be impossible to measure success or determine the return on investment. Commitment, planning and action are not quantifiable without the reporting piece.
TÜV SÜD America
Moving Sustainability From Ideas to Action
Mona A. Amodeo, Ph.D.
As Bob Dylan once wrote,” For the times they are a-changin.” Never in the history of mankind has that simple declaration been so true as now.The rising tide of social, environmental, and economic challenge is creating an undeniable impact on every aspect of society compoun...
First Climate -A Global leader in Carbon Asset Management
Indiana U. Moves to Virtualization
Case Study Sponsored by VMware
The challenge for one of the country’s top business schools, Kelley School of Business at Indiana University at Bloomington, was to improve IT services while cutting spending and expose students to virtualization technology, which is a vital part of datacenters. ...
Gil Friend, Will Duggan
Generative feedback-performance feedback that changes behavior-offers a powerful missing link for campus greening efforts. Using the culture of sports, which fosters competition, personal excellence, and pride, can help turbo-charge those sustainability efforts....
Lakeland CC on Fast Track to Energy Efficiency
Case Study Sponsored by Siemens Building Technologies, Inc.
Lakeland Community College is moving quickly to achieve a greener, more sustainable future with the help of a comprehensive energy and resource efficiency improvement project delivered by Siemens Building Technologies, Inc. The campuswide effort, among the first of its kind in the region, is on a...
Green Paper Procurement
Case Study Sponsored by NewPage
In the arena of sustainability and reducing climate change potential it takes two-a supplier and a customer-to work together to achieve mutual goals and objectives, to improve the supply chain, to seek improvements and efficiencies, to foster trust, and to benefit the geosphere at the same time...
Reducing a Carbon Footprint
Case Study Sponsored by ConEdison Solutions
In 1998, Pennsylvania State University began a Guaranteed Energy Savings Program to reduce the university’s energy use and carbon footprint at its many campuses and colleges around the Commonwealth....
Consolidated Edison Solutions, Inc. (CES)
A Low Carbon Diet for Colleges and Universities
Which is the greater tool in fighting climate change – the thermostat or the spoon? A bicycle or a fork? Despite all the discussion of the causes and cures for global warming little attention has been given to two fundamental human activities of farming and eating. These two a...
Green Mountain's Climb to Climate Neutrality
Dr. Paul J. Fonteyn, William Throop, Ph.D., Amber Garrard, Kevin Coburn
Founded in 1834, Green Mountain College (GMC) is a residential college with 850 students, twenty-one academic majors, and two graduate programs. A century ago, wood from local forests was the main source of fuel to heat the campus buildings, and the college farm supplied the dining hall with pr...
Nurturing Sustainability at Furman
David E. Shi
Trauma can be a great teacher. Crises can be beneficial if they force us to rethink old assumptions and provoke long-needed improvements. The United States is in the midst of such a transformative crisis. Both the nation’s financial system and its environmental policies are being reconcei...