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This is the New Training Ground for Climate Activists

Student organizers on college and university campuses have begun pushing—hard—for institutional endowments and other funds to be stripped clean of investments that support the fossil fuel industry. Today, a movement that began in the United States is finding global reach. The effort also has moved beyond higher education to challenge other institutions to consider their … Continue Reading ››

Higher Education for a Post-Growth World

This article was originally written in The Chronicle of Higher Education.  From today until July 12, 2017, Worldwatch readers can access the full article for free! Michael Maniates, contributing author of Worldwatch's EarthEd: Rethinking Education on a Changing Planet, digs into education in a post-growth world.

President Trump’s repudiation of the … Continue Reading ››

Three Ways Universities (and Their Students) Are Revolutionizing Sustainability

As leaders of knowledge and innovation, universities are places where sustainable futures are imagined. They are institutions where experts research emerging issues and generate new ideas. They contain multitudes of idealistic and adaptive young students who can be mobilized to protect their futures. It is only natural that some of the most progressive sustainability ideas … Continue Reading ››