20 octobre 2017

No more heavy loads: experts develop greener, lighter washing machine

The Guardian homeNottingham Trent University team says replacing concrete with plastic container to fill with water could slash carbon emissions. More...

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19 octobre 2017

Universities must act now on sustainability goals

The ConversationIn an unpredictable and insecure global political scene, the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are intended to tackle pressing global challenges. More...

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21 septembre 2017

Meeting the challenge of sustainability

By Munyaradzi Makoni. The AAU is an organisation with a very bright past as the voice of the higher education system in Africa, and it is recognised by the sub-regions and by the African Union. However, the number of member universities is still very low; thus one of the priorities will be to attract more members by offering them a range of benefits existing within the AAU. More...

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20 septembre 2017

Where to start with the SDGs?

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "oecd-development-matters.org"The upside to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), signed off at a UN Leaders’ Summit in September 2015, was their inclusiveness. An Open Working Group of 30 nations worked for two and a half years to develop the Goals, meeting 13 times, sometimes for a week, and organising countless national and thematic consultations, stakeholder forums, and on-line and door-to-door surveys. More...

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19 septembre 2017

What are higher education institutions doing to make Europe a more sustainable place?

European Commission logoMuch still needs to be done to preserve the Earth’s precious resources and higher education Institutions are at the forefront of this work. From encouraging staff and students to recycle to providing cleaner forms of transport, action is being taken to reduce their impact on the environment. Their next challenge is encouraging others to follow the same steps. Be one of them. More...

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02 août 2017

Unity College exemplary in sustainable college dining

University Business LogoIn recognition of “outstanding leadership in the promotion and implementation of environmental sustainability,” Unity College has taken home the overall grand prize in the National Association of College and University Food Services Sustainability Awards this year, a stand-out among larger schools for a recent restructure within the dining and sustainability offices. More...

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Higher ed sustainability faces challenging road

University Business LogoNew Mexico has nearly three dozen higher education institutions, which together absorb about $750 million of this year’s general fund budget and service more than 100,000 students. More...

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Universities still committed to sustainable future

University Business LogoIn tweets heard ’round the world, President Trump has sought to upend traditional thinking about complex, urgent issues of our time. Undaunted by conventional assumptions — and convincing and alarming scientific evidence — about climate change, the president has decided to “cancel” the Paris Climate Accord of which the United States was an early and influential sponsor. More...

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Aircuity 2.0 for sustainable campuses

University Business LogoAircuity, (www.aircuity.com), creator of measurably better environments, announced the launch of its 2.0 platform. Aircuity 2.0 is ideal for higher education institutions looking to significantly reduce energy costs, provide healthier indoor environments for faculty, staff and students, gain insight into lab occupant behavior, and achieve quantifiable results as part of a campus sustainability strategy. More...

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01 août 2017

Interdisciplinary systems promote sustainability in higher ed

University Business LogoThroughout rural Southern India, agricultural development is getting a boost from a line of irrigation and sprinkler products that was first developed far away in Minnesota. More...

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