While summer brings a quieter time on campus in some respects, we at the Center for Green School know that summers are also hectic times for new construction, renovations and maintenance projects across campus. If your campus has been undertaken innovative sustainability projects that you are proud of over the last year, you should consider submitting your story to one of two places:
1. The Innovation in Green Building Award – Deadline is today, July 27
The Innovation in Green Building Award is presented by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) and the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council. This award recognizes a leading college or university that is transforming the built environment and creating living laboratories for sustainability. The application must include at least one LEED-certified building in its analysis and would ideally examine how the college or university is using LEED as a tool for campus greening. Special emphasis is placed on innovative projects that promote institutional change, such as projects that use the building as a pedagogical tool or serve as a pilot for green technologies and practices to be rolled out across the campus. Awardees will receive free registration at both AASHE 2012 and Greenbuild 2012.
2. National Wildlife Federation’s Campus Ecology Program’s Campus Case Studies – Deadline is August 3
NWF is seeking institutions who are interested in. Each year NWF's Campus Ecology program publishes case studies contributed by its members and partners showcasing their campus sustainability practices and global warming solutions for the past school year (2011-2012). In particular, they are interested in submitting case studies on various campus sustainability efforts and/or green jobs training programs. NWF will release these illustrated reports in Fall 2012 in its online searchable case study database, one of their most popular resources. Colleges and universities throughout the U.S. have made great strides toward addressing global warming and protecting wildlife and habitat. Review the submission guidelines and submit today!
We look forward celebrating your innovative projects. Keep it up!