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These Are the Greenest College Campuses in the U.S. [2022 Rankings] 

These Are the Greenest College Campuses in the U.S. [2022 Rankings] 

Climate change is one of the most pressing issues of our time, and experts say that a combination of technology, education and activism will be necessary to slash our carbon emissions and preserve the planet. Universities are hubs of innovation and research, so it’s no surprise that top institutions are already pioneering efforts to combat […]

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    35 Students Occupy DEQ Lobby Demanding Investigation of Illegal Coal Ash Dumping

    35 Students Occupy DEQ Lobby Demanding Investigation of Illegal Coal Ash Dumping

    By Virginia Student Environmental Coalition [Update: 17 students have been arrested. For the latest update via Twitter, click here.] Thiry-five students from the Virginia Student Environmental Coalition are refusing to leave the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) lobby until the director, David Paylor, complies with their demands regarding Dominion Resources’ dumping of coal ash […]

    Earth Institute Student Transforms Passion Into Action

    Earth Institute Student Transforms Passion Into Action

    Turning passion for the environment into action that transforms how organizations do business requires skills and training. Columbia University’s graduate program in Sustainability Management prepares students to change organizations in this way, graduating students like James Ossman of Etsy. In this interview, Ossman answers questions about how he integrates sustainability across the firm’s global operations. […]

    Earth Institute Students Help an Urban Farm Rethink Its Future

    Earth Institute Students Help an Urban Farm Rethink Its Future

    In the Fair Haven section of New Haven, Conn., rates of obesity and diabetes are high, and access to healthy fresh food can be limited. For some residents of this low-income neighborhood, New Haven Farms is just what the doctor ordered. The small non-profit agency grows vegetables on several plots around the city, and conducts […]

    21 Ways to Go Green in 2016

    21 Ways to Go Green in 2016

    By Reilly Reynolds, Turning Green Reilly Reynolds is a senior at Ohio Wesleyan University, studying Economics and Spanish. She hopes to go into urban farming when she graduates, and eventually own a farm-to-table organic restaurant. As we transition into the new year, consider what could be accomplished in 2016 if every person made one of […]

    This Just Might Be the Greenest College in the World

    This Just Might Be the Greenest College in the World

    Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, may be a small school at 1,400 students, but it’s making huge leaps and bounds in sustainability. The school will soon be home to a living building and will be the only college generating all of its electricity from solar energy. Hampshire Plans to be the First U.S. Residential College Supplying 100 Percent of […]

    14 Passionate Young Leaders Inspiring a Just and Thriving Planet

    14 Passionate Young Leaders Inspiring a Just and Thriving Planet

    It’s hard to believe 30 days of this invigorating and mobilizing global challenge has come to an end. For the past five years, the Bay Area-based non-profit Turning Green has hosted this worldwide competition, Project Green Challenge (PGC). Its goal is to inform, inspire and mobilize, to create a global call to action for college and high school […]

    It’s Our Generation, It’s Our Choice: Climate Justice Now

    It’s Our Generation, It’s Our Choice: Climate Justice Now

    When I learned about climate change for the first time in middle school I was stunned; stunned that I hadn’t found out before, that this wasn’t something my parents talked about every day. The atmosphere might heat up to to the point that the earth would become uninhabitable? I could not comprehend why everyone in […]