Colleges will receive “green” ratings

The Princeton Review is devising a rating system for determining sustainability rankings in colleges and universities. There is a system, STARS, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System created by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, or AASHE. Their Associate Director has been advising the Princeton Review. The article makes mention of similar efforts by Peterson’s. To read the article in The Chronicle of Higher Education, here is the link: from the News section of Tuesday, April 22, 2008.

Degrees that Matter: Climate Change and the University

Peter Hopkinson reviews Degrees that Matter: Climate Change and the University
by Ann Rappaport & Sarah Hammond Creighton

MIT Press: 2007. 376 pp. $24.95, £15.95

in the latest Nature
448, 28 (5 July 2007) | doi:10.1038/448028a; Published online 4 July 2007. Link to review.

The reviewer feels that the book is instructive. It is about the efforts of Tufts University (the Tufts Climate Initiative) to reduce its carbon emissions.
Firestone has a copy: QC981.8.C5 R367 2007