The Price of Trinity’s Flights is No Big Deal – But College’s Environmental Impact Is

Posted in Governance and administration on September 23rd, 2019 by steve

Ireland“This week the Irish Times reported that Trinity spent over €259,084 on flights in the last year. The publication framed the statistic in the context of Trinity’s call for further investment (after tumbling down the rankings), suggesting, perhaps, that the spending was unwarranted. Financially speaking, however, Trinity spending €259,084 on flights is not entirely scandalous …” (more)

[University Times, 23 September]

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Universities Worldwide Face Increasing Pressure to Drop Fossil-Fuel Investments

Posted in Governance and administration on April 2nd, 2015 by steve

International“Student activists in the United States and worldwide are ramping up pressure on universities to drop fossil fuel holdings from endowments, garnering support from alumni and faculty as they organise sit-ins and other forms of protest …” (more)

[Mary Beth Marklein, Chronicle of Higher Education, 1 April]

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Universities look for heat underground

Posted in Research on November 15th, 2009 by steve

USA“In an effort to cut their carbon footprints, a handful of universities around America are turning to ground-source heat exchangers and geothermal heating – sometimes with the help of federal financing …” (more)

[Kate Galbraith, University World News, 15 November]

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