Thanks to Julian Dautremont-Smith of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education for pointing me the organization’s first publication, AASHE Digest 2005. The Digest is a report on sustainable development in higher education for last year, and contains almost 250 stories about universities and colleges greening their campuses and educating their communities. Eight seperate chapters detail development in
- Institutional Change
- Education & Outreach
- Social Responsibility
- Green Building
- Energy & Climate
- Food & Agriculture
- Waste, Water, Procurement, and Landscaping
I have not gotten a chance to read any more than the Introduction at this point (the report’s fairly hefty at 84 pages), but am looking forward to seeing the broad picture of sustainability on US and Canadian campuses. You all know this is one of my favorite topics, so I’ll be dipping into this pretty quickly. AASHE also offers a really comprehensive selection of email lists on sustainability in higher ed.
Also, if you haven’t seen it, Sarah van Schagen had a great post on Wednesday about campus sustainability efforts at Gristmill. Thanks for the nod, Sarah!