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UBF continues move toward fossil-fuel-free portfolio

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CAMPUS NEWS UBF continues move toward fossil-fuel-free portfolio UBNOW STAFF Published April 13, 2021 “There is a strong commitment to continuously improving the UBF portfolio, further reducing the remaining fossil fuel exposure, and investing in strategies which integrate ESG considerations. We believe we can align with the university’s sustainability goals while maintaining strong investment performance. ” […]

Cevallos: A call for action on climate change

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One only needs to follow the news to see that the devastating impacts of climate change that scientists have been warning about for decades are now on our doorstep.

The past six months have seen raging fires swallow an entire community in California, Hurricane Florenceinundate North Carolina with three feet of rain, and disruptions to the polar vortex cause temperatures to plummet dangerously low in the Midwest. Outside of the United States, climate change is causing food shortages and creating refugees in many of the poorest nations on earth, which have contributed almost nothing to the problem.

Ohio University Receives Grants for Green Roof Project

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   NEWS Ohio University Receives Grants for Green Roof Project By: Elise Hammond | Taylor Bruck Posted on: Sunday, March 1, 2020 ATHENS (WOUB) – Right now the roof connected to the third floor of Schoonover Center at Ohio University is empty. Small pieces of equipment sit out in the sun. The white cover is so glaring in […]

TRANSITIONS: Kissock, Abbasi Syed, UC3

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TRANSITIONS: Kissock, Abbasi Syed, UC3 By Dateline Staff on June 23, 2020 in University IN THIS COLUMN Kelly Kissock, director, Energy and Efficiency Institute; and professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Erum Abbasi Syed, assistant dean, Graduate Studies, and chief of staff to the vice provost and dean Janet Napolitano and Santa J. Ono, outgoing leader and incoming […]

Are universities biting their tongue on climate change?

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Are universities biting their tongue on climate change? Francie Diep, The Chronicle of Higher Education  07 December 2019 ” style=”box-sizing: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit; display: inline-block; line-height: 1; vertical-align: bottom; text-indent: 0px; text-align: center;”>Share Iowa may be known as a swing state in the US, but Iowa City, […]

Quotes from Higher Education Leaders on Climate Action


On Dec. 19, 2016, a diverse group of Higher Education Institutions and Second Nature released a letter they collaboratively developed. This letter was sent to the new Congressional delegation and incoming Presidential transition team on January 17, 2017, and urges them to accelerate progress towards a clean energy future. The higher education sector is aligning with business leaders in calling […]