The greening of academe has been in process for years, as campus after campus takes on a wide range of initiatives, from alternative energy to zero waste. There are lessons here for companies. In this monthly column, Second Nature offers stories and insights from colleges and universities around the United States.
How higher ed helps shape the future of green building
By Ashka Naik
How an energy planning tool changed decision-making at MSU
By Kathy Lindahl
How UC Irvine redefines efficiency in laboratories
By Michele Madia
Second Nature aims to increase the visibility of the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment’s success stories by collaborating with GreenBiz on a monthly, branded blog, @edu. This is a unique opportunity to bring visibility to, and appreciation of, the entire higher education campus sustainability movement. Our blog has a specific focus on the connection points between the higher education and business sector.
The GreenBiz group provides clear, concise, accurate, and balanced information to help companies integrate environmental responsibility into their operations in a way that supports profitable business practices. GreenBiz focuses on corporate environmental practices and strategy. They help sustainability professionals in mainstream companies be more effective inside their organizations by cutting costs, reducing risks, enhancing quality and generally creating value. Their target audience includes senior leaders in large, global companies, many of whom are sustainability professionals, but they also come from operations, HR, marketing, purchasing, facilities, real estate, and finance.
Interested in Contributing?
Please let Michele Madia (firstname.lastname@example.org) know if you are interested in contributing a story about your institution’s sustainability successes or lessons learned.