Content with Topics : Environment & Sustainability

Compacts Receive Davis Foundation Grant

Campus Compact for Southern New England (CCSNE), in partnership with Maine Campus Compact (MCC), and New Hampshire Campus Compact (NHCC), has been awarded a $228,996 grant from the Davis Educational Foundation to support curricular innovation and environmental stewardship. The Campuses for Environmental Stewardship (CES) program will train college faculty from 16 baccalaureate degree-granting colleges and universities in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island to develop and deliver courses which partner with community organizations to address pressing issues such as environmental stewardship and STEM education. Through this three-year initiative, over 60 faculty members working in multi-disciplinary teams from 16…

HOW TO HELP: DISASTER RECOVERY & HIGHER ED

As Hurricane Harvey takes its toll, many are looking on and wondering how to help. There is little doubt this disaster will provide another example of the ways college students and institutions of higher education can make an impact. Already, campuses are considering whether to send students to Houston for alternative spring break trips next March and finding other ways to get involved more immediately. Here are some tips and resources to help make that support as effective as possible: GIVE MONEY, NOT “STUFF” While it can seem helpful to send donated goods to a disaster area, this type of…

Davis Grant Will Provide Campus Funding for Environmental Stewardship

Massachusetts Campus Compact, in partnership with Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont Campus Compacts, has been awarded a $168,000 grant from the Davis Educational Foundation to support curricular innovation and environmental stewardship. The Campuses for Environmental Stewardship (CES) program will train college faculty from 18 colleges and universities to develop and deliver courses in which students and faculty partner with community organizations to address pressing environmental issues. Through this two-year initiative, more than 70 faculty members working in multidisciplinary teams will work to embed environmental service-learning components into their courses. Selected campuses, to be announced in April 2015, will deliver a…