10 May '12, 2pm

AASHE Sustainability Review: Green-Job Training ‘Skyrocketed’ in 2011

Campuses announced 284 energy-related initiatives (including 97 new or planned solar installations and 34 completed or planned campus energy overhauls). This represents a 28 percent increase from 2010. Food security efforts on higher education campuses made up the largest percentage of the Bulletin’s “Public Engagement” (33 percent) and “Dining Services” (64 percent) categories. Together with “Funding” and “Grounds” categories, these four categories yielded 79 food security initiatives. With 191 environmentally friendly building stories, there were more green building efforts on campus reported in the AASHE Bulletin in 2011 than ever before. Solar energy research projects were the most widely reported item in the Bulletin’s “Research” category, with nearly $1.8 million in total investment.

Full article: http://www.environmentalleader.com/2012/05/10/aashe-susta...

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