Tuesday, December 11, 2012

End of Semester Updates

Effective Fall 2013 the undergraduate deadlines to apply for graduation are --
  • September 1, 2013 for the Fall 2013 semester
  • February 1, 2014 for the Spring 2014 semester
  • June 15, 2014 for the Summer 2014 semester
These dates will be listed in the catalog as well as updated on a yearly basis within the Registration and Records website.


 For young people who want to pursue careers in making the world more sustainable, The Bard Center for Environmental Policy sponsors:

C2C Fellows Training

University of Colorado, Boulder: February 22-24.
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor: March 15-17.

Lewis & Clark College, Portland Oregon: April 12-14.

Apply Now: the cost of the weekend training is $30 including food and lodging. Please pass the word along! Help us support rising young leaders in green business, politics and policy.
C2C Fellows weekend training workshops, sponsored by the Bard Center for Environmental Policy , focus on concrete skills development, including fundraising and communication. Graduates of the weekend workshops are eligible for partial scholarships to CEP’s masters programs in environmental policy, climate science and policy, and green business, as well as $1,000 scholarships for follow-on leadership trainings.



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Best of 2012: The Greening of American College Campuses

112 New Case Studies from National Wildlife Federation’s Campus Ecology Program Show 2012’s Best Green Projects

National Wildlife Federation’s Campus Ecology sustainability case study database, the only resource of its kind, is available online now thanks in part to the support of The Kendeda Fund. The best green projects of 2012 highlight efforts to dramatically reduce pollution, waste, and costs, including recycling, energy efficiency improvements, renewable energy installations and green jobs training programs.
2012 Case Study Highlights:
  • 112 campus case studies, from 98 colleges and universities, representing 28 states.
  • Top two categories for 2012 (most case studies submitted): Education and Outreach & Farming and Gardening.
  • Database has 800 case studies spanning 17 different sustainability categories; energy, transportation, green jobs training, habitat, dining services, and more.
  • Case studies include info on goals, accomplishments, challenges, financing, carbon footprint reductions, and more.
  • The case study database features all types of higher education institutions - large, small, public, private - and includes a clickable map linking to nearly 1/4 of all U.S. campuses.
With the addition of the “Best of 2012” submissions, the database includes 800 case studies from UT Knoxvillecolleges and universities across the U.S. and Canada spanning more than two decades. The work these campuses are doing coincides with NWF’s efforts to educate the American public about the need to reduce carbon pollution, the major cause of climate change. The recent destruction on the East Coast from Hurricane Sandy is just one example of how climate change is influencing weather patterns and putting both humans and wildlife in harm’s way. This national resource documents the transition in U.S. higher education to transform curricula, campus operations and communities in ways that prepare graduates to lead for an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable 21st century.
Check out the Best of 2012 Campus Sustainability Case Studies