In May, Sierra Club elected Aaron Mair as its first African American President in its 123-year history. Mair joined the Sierra Club in 1999 after a 10-year battle he led against a solid waste incinerator in Albany, NY. His goal in becoming active with Sierra Club was to take his grassroots experience and knowledge of […]
The Cool Schools of 2014 list in this month’s issue of Sierra magazine ranks the institutions of higher learning with the greenest policies and practices. There are 173 schools on the list. Not one of them is a historically black college or university (HBCU). Princeton does the Sierra Club one better, literally: Of the 332 […]
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD HBCU GREEN REPORT (PDF) The 2014 HBCU Green Report substantiates efforts by HBCUs to green their campuses, curriculum and communities despite being overlooked by a guide to green colleges released last week Atlanta, GA – The 2014 HBCU Green Report released today provides clear evidence that there is significant activity underway […]
University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Florida A&M University, Spelman College and Howard University receive top ranking Atlanta, GA –A comprehensive survey released on Earth Day by The Building Green Initiative (BGI) at Clark Atlanta University says historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are driving energy efficiency on their campuses and promoting sustainability through their policies, […]
Rachel Whittington-Cole was selected as Ambassadors of the Week based on her leadership and demonstrated commitment to the goals and objectives established in the Green Ambassador training recently hosted by the Building Green Network. Rachel Whittington-Cole is a 22-year-old senior at Chowan University from chicago, Illinois with a gpa of 3.46. She is a psychology […]
National Building Green partners gather at UNCF’s new LEED designed building for an Earth Day briefing focused on HBCU sustainability. Organizations include: National Wildlife Federation, Environmental Defense Fund, Second Nature, US Green Building Council, National Coalition, Howard and South Carolina State Universities together with UNCF Special Programs.
Washington, DC – As President Barack Obama reiterated the need to fight climate change during his State of the Union Address Tuesday night, “Green Ambassadors” were already doing their part to tackle climate change by promoting sustainable lifestyles to students and staff at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Selected and trained by UNCF Special […]
By Carson Capshaw-Mack, Winston-Salem Journal – The city is getting a little greener, and it’s not just because spring is here. Thanks to Daniel Crudup, more than 500 Winston-Salem State University students have taken a pledge to “go green” this year. Crudup, a WSSU junior, was selected by the university as a “Go Green” ambassador […]
Green Ambassadors from three of the Atlanta University Center institutions stop for a photo after a visit by the US Environmental Protection Agency(EPA) to the AUC to celebrate Black History Month. Ambassadors pictured L to R: Evan Lott, Clark-Atlanta University; Acting EPA Administrator, Bob Perciasepe; Jovan Davis, Morehouse College; and Kandyce Perry-Spelman College.
Synergetic Thinking and Spatial Tools Workshop by Professor Marcela Oliva at Los Angeles Trade Technical College sponsored by UNCF and HACU