Resources

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, (AASHE), “Climate Action Plans, Resources, Inventories, and Tools,” at: www.aashe.org/resources

American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment, (ACUPCC), “Climate Leadership for America: Progress and Opportunities,” 2008 Annual Report (Boston: 2009), at: www.presidentsclimatecommitment.org

ACUPCC, “Education for Climate Neutrality and Sustainability: Guidance for ACUPCC Institutions,” (April, 2009 v1.0), at: www.presidentsclimatecommitment.org

ACUPCC, “Overview and Examples of Climate Action Plans,” at: http://www.presidentsclimatecommitment.org/html/overview.php

Apollo Alliance, New Energy for Campuses: Energy-Saving Policies for Colleges and Universities, (2006), at: www.apolloalliance.org/downloads/resources_new_energy.pdf

APPA, The Green Campus: Meeting the Challenge of Environmental Sustainability, (2008).

APPA/NACUBO/SCUP, The Business Case for Renewable Energy: a Guide for Colleges and Universities, (2006) at: www.appa.org

Charles Arias, “Going Green to Make Green,” Sustainability, Vol.2, No.3 (June 2009): 152-155.

Peter Bardaglio and Andrea Putman, Boldly Sustainable: Hope and Opportunity for Higher Education in the Age of Climate Change, (Washington, D.C.: NACUBO, 2009).

Peggy F. Barlett and Geoffrey W. Chase, Eds. Sustainability on Campus: Stories and Strategies for Change. (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2004).

Perry Beeman, “Coal-Fired Plants Give Off Most Emissions,” Des Moines Register, October 16, 2008, 1A, 7A.

Perry Beeman, “Ethanol Plants Generate 15% of States’ Emissions,” Des Moines Register, October 16, 2008, 7A.

Perry Beeman, “Panel aims to Halve Iowa’s Emissions” Des Moines Register, December 18, 2007, 1A.

William R. Blackburn, The Sustainability Handbook: (Washington, D.C. Environmental Law Institute, 2007); Chapter 15, “Approaches to Sustainability for Colleges and Universities,” pp.477-542; 744-48; 764.

“Building Greener Cities and Counties,” Des Moines Register, November 16, 2008, 6A-7A.

Andrew Blum, “Carbon Neutral U,” Metropolis Magazine (February, 2008): at: www.metropolismag.com/cda/story.php?artid=3150

Cameron Cole, “The 2006 Benchmark Survey of the State of Environmental Management Systems at Colleges and Universities: Report to the Campus Consortium for Environmental Excellence,” (C2E2), (Boston, MA: October 1, 2006), at: www.c2e2.org

Campus Sustainability Planning Network, http://www.campussustainability.org

Clean Air, Cool Planet (CA-CP), “Campuses for Climate Action Toolkit,” at: www.cleanair-coolplanet.org/for_campuses.php

Clean Air-Cool Planet: “A Consumer’s Guide to Retail Carbon Offset Providers,” at: www.cleanaircoolplanet.org/ConsumersGuidetoCarbonOffsets.pdf

For an excellent analysis of the pros and cons of carbon offsets, and a useful resource guide, see: Co-Op America, “Carbon Offsets Demystified,” Real Money Newsletter, (March/April 2007), pp.1, 6-7; at: www.coopamerica.org.

Sarah Hammond Creighton, Greening the Ivory Tower: Improving the Environmental Track Record of Universities, Colleges, and Other Institutions, (Cambridge, MIT Press, 1998).

EPA, SEP Tool Kit for States: Using Supplemental Environmental Projects to Promote Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, (2005); at: www.epa.gov/solar/pdf/sep_toolkit.pdf

David J. Eagan, Terry Calhoun, Justin Schott and Praween Dayanada, Eds. “Guide to Climate Action Planning: Pathways to a Low Carbon Campus,” National Wildlife Federation-Campus Ecology Program, (Reston, VA: April, 2008), at: www.CampusEcology.org

David Egan and Julian Keniry, Green Investment, Green Return: How Practical Conservation Projects Save Millions on America’s Campuses, (NWF, 1998) at: www.nwf.org/campusEcology/resources/HTML/gigr.cfm;

Per-Anders Enkvist, “A Cost-Curve for Greenhouse Gas Reduction,” The McKinsey Quarterly, (2007), No.1 (pp.35-45), at: www.mckinseyquarterly.com

Carol Hunter, “Needed: Climate-change Leadership: States, Utilities Need a Road Map,” (Editorial) Des Moines Register, April 13, 2008, OP1.

Iowa Climate Change Advisory Council (ICCAC), “Final Report on GHG Cutbacks,” (January, 2, 2009), at: www.iaclimatechange.us

Tamar Lewin, “For Colleges, Small Cuts Add Up to Big Savings,” New York Times, June 19, 2009.

Luther Board of Regents Affirm ‘Green Initiatives’ in Strategic Plan,” Decorah Newspapers, March 9, 2009, at:

Macalester College, “Clean Energy Revolving Fund,” at: www.macalester.edu/cerf;  for the how-to manual, see: Asa Diebolt and Timothy Den Herder-Thomas, “Creating a Campus Sustainability Revolving Loan Fund, 2007″ at: www.aashe.org/highlights/cerf.php The Macalester model is particularly attractive for a school like Central; see: www.macalester.edu/CERF  and www.AASHE.org/resources/pdf/CERF.pdf for a downloadable how-to manual for students: “Creating a Campus Sustainability Revolving Fund: A Guide for Students.”

Metro Waste Authority, “Pellets Burned as Fuel in Electric Power Plant,” April 15, 2009. Inputs include barn bedding, soy oil filter media, clean wood debris, derailment grain.

MIDDSHIFT, “The Carbon Neutrality Toolkit: A Proposal for Carbon Neutrality at Middlebury College,” (Middlebury, VT January, 2007), 41pp.

Apryl Motley, “Vow to Reverse Global Warming” Business Officer (March, 2008) National Association of College Business Officers (NACUBO); available at: www.nacubo.org/x10091.xml?ss=pf

National Wildlife Federation-Campus Ecology, “Campus Environment 2008: A National Report Card on Sustainability in Higher Education,” (Reston, VA: 2008), at: www.CampusEcology.org

National Wildlife Federation-Campus Ecology, “Higher Education in a Warming World: The Business Case for Climate Leadership,” (Reston, VA: 2008): at: www.CampusEcology.org/BusinessCase

“Northland College Renewable Energy Fund,” at: www.ncstudents.net/environmentalcouncil/REF

David Orr, “The Uses of Prophesy,” in: The Last Refuge, (Washington, D.C., Island Press, 2004), pp.91-110.

John Peterson, “Oberlin Trustees Adopt Sweeping Environmental Policy,” Oberlin College Environmental Studies Program, Annual Newsletter, (Oberlin, OH: Spring 2004), p.5.

Dan Piller, “Little Wind Grows Louder,” Des Moines Register, August 13, 2008, 1-2D; this article lists major wind farms in Iowa.

Andrea Putman and Michael Philips, The Business Case for Renewable Energy: A Guide for Colleges and Universities, (APPA, NACUBO, SCUP: 2006);

Ann Rappaport and Sarah Hammond Creighton, Degrees That Matter: Climate Change and the University, (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2007).

Satya Rhodes-Conway, Brian Siu and Billy Parish, New Energy for Campuses: Energy-Saving Policies for Colleges and Universities, (Apollo Alliance and Energy Action, 2006), at: www.energyaction.net/documents/new_energy.pdf

Sebesta Blomberg and Associates, Inc., “Greenhouse Gas Baseline and Planning Considerations,” (Project No.591800.10), (Cedar Rapids, IA: June 20, 2007), 7pp.