University Focus
Carbon offsets are a moral commitment   
January 18, 2020
Source: The Brown Daily Herald - As The Herald recently reported, Brown received a “B” on its Sustainability Report Card from the Sustainable Endowments Institute. While it fared better than several participating institutions, it can hardly call...
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A New Faculty Era'   
January 18, 2020
Source: The Cornell Daily Sun - The Sustainable Endowments Institute released the 2008 College Sustainability Report Card on Wednesday, assessing the sustainability of 200 of the nation’s wealthiest universities. Cornell received an overall grade of a B,...
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CU-Boulder slips to No. 13 in Sierra Magazine’s green ratings   
January 18, 2020
Source: Daily Camera - The letter came in response to the growing popularity of sustainability report cards in collegiate guides published by Peterson’s and the Princeton Review and ratings including those done by Sierra Magazine and the...
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Bill Weld on nuclear weapons (January 2020)   
January 18, 2020
Source: Wisconsin Gazette - The Union of Concerned Scientists aims to increase public discussion about the use of nuclear weapons; we are posting these videos to highlight such discussion by candidates for president. As a 501c3 nonpartisan organization, UCS...
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Elizabeth Warren on nuclear weapons (January 2020)   
January 18, 2020
Source: Wisconsin Gazette - The Union of Concerned Scientists aims to increase public discussion about the use of nuclear weapons; we are posting these videos to highlight such discussion by candidates for president. As a 501c3 nonpartisan organization, UCS...
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On further review, ‘green report card’ grade improves   
January 18, 2020
Source: Washington State University News - PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University looks a little greener now that its most recent grade on the College Sustainability Report Card, issued annually by The Sustainable Endowments Institute (SEI), has been upgraded...
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Stanford becomes nation's first major university to divest coal stocks   
January 18, 2020
Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Stanford has also provided an investment rationale for other universities, according to Dan Apfel, executive director of the New York-based group Responsible Endowments Coalition. Other school leaders, such as Cornell University...
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52 colleges get top grades for ‘green’ efforts   
January 18, 2020
Source: The Business Journals - The 2011 report, released Wednesday by the Sustainable Endowments Institute, said seven schools this year achieved the highest cumulative grade of "A," while 45 other schools earned "A-minus.” The University of Louisville...
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Schools ditching lunch trays to save resources   
January 18, 2020
Source: The Badger Herald - The Sustainable Endowments Institute, which monitors the environmental efficiency of the 300 colleges and universities with the largest endowments, reported 126 have stopped using trays to serve food thus far. While some colleges...
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Amid Continuing Controversy, a New Green Report Card Rates Colleges Again   
January 18, 2020
Source: The Chronicle of Higher Education - The Sustainable Endowments Institute has released its 2011 Green Report Card, its attempt to assess the environmental sensibilities of a limited number of mostly well-endowed institutions. Emphasis on “attempt” there:...
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