|News of the Week|
|U Buffalo Coordinates 100 MW RE Community Initiative|
|A renewable energy initiative being spearheaded by the university aims to invest in the city’s urban core, while reducing energy costs for some Buffalo-area anchor institutions. Called Localizing Buffalo’s Renewable Energy Future, the plan calls for the creation of 100 megawatts of renewable energy, mostly in the form of solar power, by 2020. Other participating higher education institutions are SUNY Buffalo State and Erie Community College.|
|Corporate Knights Releases 2017 Greenest Campuses in Canada Index|
|A new index released in October used data from AASHE STARS (Sustainability, Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System) to produce a top 10 ranking of Canadian institutions of higher education. The ranking was based on 13 indicators: building area and clean air management, green certified building space, environment friendly dining certification, clean energy, Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool score, green purchases on cleaning products and office paper, green transportation, commuting, waste and water management, and sustainable investing.|
|Catawba College Participates in US EPA Air Quality Flag Program|
|U Virginia to Open Community Food Space|
|Gavilan College to Connect 1.4 MW of Solar Electricity|
|Southern Connecticut State U to Install 3 Photovoltaic Arrays Totaling 1 MW|
|U South Florida St. Petersburg Installs 40 KW Solar System|
|Bates College EcoReps Construct 3 KW Photovoltaic Project|
|Lehigh U Signs Real Food Campus Commitment|
|U Montreal Launches Support Program for Fair Trade|
|Planning & Administration|
|Hampshire College Chronicles Its Mission-Based Endowment Investing|
|Fordham U Professors and Postdoctorals Vote to Form Union|
|International Study on Sustainable Procurement at Universities|
The Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Program and World Sustainable Development Research and Transfer Center invite responses on an international study on sustainable procurement among universities. The study attempts to understand the extent to which sustainable procurement is currently being considered or practiced by universities around the world.
|ISCN 2018: Call for Abstracts|
Abstracts that include topics related to any aspect of sustainability and higher education institutions are being accepted to the 2018 International Sustainable Campus Conference, themed Sustainable Development: Acting With Purpose. The 2018 International Sustainable Campus Conference will be held at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, June 11-13, 2018, in Stockholm, Sweden. Abstracts are due by Dec. 15.
The Fulcrum Awards aims to recognize excellence in the design, construction, planning and advocacy communities that highlights groundbreaking work toward a resilient future. Submissions will be accepted through Dec. 31.