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May 24, 2011

University Sets Plan to Become Carbon-Neutral

Earlier this month, Case Western Reserve University submitted its Climate Action Plan as part of the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), a national initiative of higher education leaders working together to impact climate change. President Barbara R. Snyder...

February 28, 2011

Temperature, Lighting Standards to Make CWRU Buildings More Eco-Friendly

In yet another step toward the university becoming climate neutral, Case Western Reserve University’s Department of Facilities Services will instate new temperature and lighting standards. The new standards are part of the Climate Action Plan and show the university’s commitment...

February 24, 2011

RecycleMania Numbers Down So Far—How to Get Involved

This year, Case Western Reserve University is participating in the third annual RecycleMania, a 10-week contest among 630 U.S. colleges and universities to see which campus can save the most waste. During RecycleMania, schools report recycling and trash data, which...

September 08, 2010

Wind Turbine Scheduled to Power Up This Fall

Case Western Reserve is a leader in wind power. Case Western Reserve University continues to make progress toward a multimillion-dollar wind energy research center. The first wind turbine, scheduled to be operational sometime during fall semester, will be near...

August 16, 2010

LED Lighting Shines Brightly on Campus

A “bright” idea is being implemented at dozens of locations around the Case Western Reserve University campus. The university’s Department of Facilities Services has begun installing LED lights in strategic locations.

July 27, 2010

University Installs BigBelly Solar Compactors
to Increase Sustainability Efforts

As an ongoing part of its sustainability efforts, Case Western Reserve University’s Department of Facilities Services is replacing traditional garbage cans for solar collection bins.

May 05, 2010

Seven Students Find Tackling Environmental Issues by Nonprofits is Challenging Work

Nonprofit organizations can make a difference in environmental matters was the consensus of seven seniors from Case Western Reserve University. Students participated in a new service-learning, capstone course called Environmental Issues & Community Engagement and gained hands-on experience by working with area nonprofit organizations to tackle some tough environmental issues.

March 04, 2010

RecyleMania Competition Passes Halfway Point

The RecyleMania competition recently passed the halfway point, and Case Western Reserve University's overall totals continue to remain impressive.

January 14, 2010

Campus Community Can Play Pivotal Role in Reducing Waste, Recycling More

The Case Western Reserve University community is being encouraged to "use less and recycle the rest." That's the theme for RecycleMania, an annual nationwide competition among colleges and universities. The 10-week event pits schools against each other to see which ones can motivate their campus communities to adopt and increase sustainable practices. Case Western Reserve will kick off the competition with an event from noon to 1:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 15, in the Thwing Center atrium. The overall competition is from January 17 through March 27. The event will feature sustainability information, as well as free giveaways and food.

December 17, 2009

Sustainability Fellow Recognized for Efforts

Case Western Reserve University's Sustainability Fellow was recently recognized for her efforts by a Northeast Ohio organization focused on best practices in the sustainability field.

April 10, 2009

Campus Community Invited to LEED Certification Celebration Monday, April 13

Case Western Reserve University is celebrating the fact it has the first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified buildings in University Circle with an awards ceremony and outdoor festivities from noon to 2 p.m., Monday, April 13, at the Village at 115. The celebration will take place in a tent between Starbucks and House 4.

March 10, 2009

Case Western Reserve Leads RecycleMania Category
Two Weeks in a Row

For the second week in a row, Case Western Reserve University earned first place among University Athletic Association schools in RecycleMania's Waste Minimization category.

March 05, 2009

Four Electric Vehicles Join Campus Fleet

The Department of Facilities Services and the Office of Housing, Residence Life & Greek Life recently purchased four new vehicles that travel up to a maximum speed of 25 miles per hour. Although these vehicles would not win any races, the fact that they send out zero emissions means they'll put Case Western Reserve University on the road to reducing its carbon footprint.

January 15, 2009

Campus Community Encouraged to Do Some "Trash Talking" in Nationwide Recyclemania Competition

Case Western Reserve University is "throwing down" by not throwing away, but by recycling and reducing waste as it enters RecycleMania for the first time. The annual friendly nationwide competition between colleges and universities begins Sunday, January 18, and runs through Saturday, March 28.

January 13, 2009

Village at 115 Earns LEED Silver Certification

Case Western Reserve University has been awarded a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver rating for the entire Village at 115residence hall complex. The U.S. Green Building Council awards LEED ratings for buildings that are considered to be the most "green," energy efficient and high performing.

December 16, 2008

Case Western Reserve Professor David Cooperrider Speaks to Management Educators at World Conference in New York

Out of the gloom of the current world-wide financial crisis is an opportunity for business and management educators to prepare future business leaders through social responsibility and sustainable initiatives. Case Western Reserve University Professor David Cooperrider delivered this message at the United Nations' Global Forum for Responsible Management Education in New York City.

October 17, 2008

Case Western Reserve University's farm is getting a little greener

Case Western Reserve University's Squire Valleevue Farm in Hunting Valley may be green, but if the university finds it feasible, the 389-acre farm will become even greener with the installation of an energy-generating wind turbine. If implemented, the wind turbine would showcase alternative energy and yield significant economic, environmental, research and educational benefits for Case Western Reserve students and faculty.

October 14, 2008

Case Western Reserve University to co-host workshop that will explore technical solutions for present energy issues

Case Western Reserve University will host a one and a half day workshop that will explore the technological solutions for reliable electricity storage, the effective integration of renewable energy, and national grid security on Monday and Tuesday, October 20-21, at 8 a.m. (both days), in Nord Hall.

October 09, 2008

Case Western Reserve University wins Northeast Ohio Environmental Award

Case Western Reserve University's sustainability efforts have earned the institution a Northeast Ohio Environmental Award.

October 01, 2008

Great Lakes Institute for Energy Innovation at Case Western Reserve University names first executive director

Dianne D. Anderson, who has held numerous executive and managerial positions at BP since 1983, has been named the first executive director of the Great Lakes Institute for Energy Innovation at Case Western Reserve University. She begins her new duties today.

September 26, 2008

Bon Appétit issues "Eat Local Challenge" to Case Western Reserve on September 30

Does it matter if food has to travel far to arrive at its destination? Bon Appetit Management Company thinks so. That's why the company--which provides food and dining services at Case Western Reserve University--is issuing its fourth annual "Eat Local Challenge" on Tuesday, September 30. The day will feature a special lunch prepared completely from ingredients from within a 150-mile radius of the university

September 24, 2008

Case Western Reserve Improves on College Sustainability Report Card

Case Western Reserve University improved its sustainability grade to a respectable "B-" on the Rockefeller College Sustainability Report Card 2009, sponsored by the Sustainable Endowments Institute. The report card, released today, evaluates campus and endowment sustainability policies at 300 colleges and universities in the United States and Canada.

July 14, 2008

Case Western Reserve president commits to 'climate neutral' campus

Case Western Reserve University President Barbara R. Snyder has committed to reducing and eventually eliminating all of the university's global warming emissions and accelerating the research and educational efforts to equip society to re-stabilize the earth's climate. The commitment came with Snyder's recent signing of the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment.

April 22, 2008

Case Western Reserve University, city of Cleveland and Cleveland Clinic make landmark commitment to social responsibility

Case Western Reserve University, the city of Cleveland and Cleveland Clinic marked Earth Day 2008 with a joint commitment to corporate responsibility towards the environment, human rights, labor rights and anti-corruption. The three organizations became members of the United Nations Global Compact today (April 22) at city hall with President Barbara Snyder, Mayor Frank Jackson and Oliver Henkel, Chief External Affairs Officer from Cleveland Clinic, signing on to support and advance the 10 principles of the compact.