Monday, May 01, 2006

Oberlin College Joins Environmental Sustainability Organizations

Oberlin College recently joined two national groups devoted to helping organizations achieve greater environmental sustainability.

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) is an association of colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada that works to promote sustainability in all sectors of higher education. AASHE offers a free weekly e-bulletin with top campus sustainability news stories as well as topical interest groups and discussion lists.

The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) developed the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system for buildings. The council promotes buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work. USGBC also sponsors Greenbuild, the annual International Conference and Expo, provides policy guidance, and develops educational and marketing tools that support the adoption of sustainable building.

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