Jen Weiss is Senior Finance Analyst at the Environmental Finance Center.
Sustainability on college campuses is on the rise. More than 675 colleges nationwide have become signatories of the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment, a network of college and university presidents and chancellors dedicated to promoting sustainability efforts on college campuses. Today, 22 colleges and universities in North Carolina – including UNC-Chapel Hill, Duke University and NC State – are part of the commitment. But it’s not just the large universities that are focused on sustainability. Increasingly, small liberal arts colleges are becoming leaders in sustainability and are searching for innovative ways to invest in energy conservation, energy efficiency and renewable energy projects on campus. Continue reading