Sierra Club: Willamette University One of America's Most "Sustainable" Schools


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The results are in from Sierra magazine's “Cool Schools" annual list that ranks schools for sustainability (in the "green" sense, not whether they're going to stick around). And once again Willamette University gets some environmental love. The official magazine of the Sierra Club sent out questionnaires to hundreds of schools in order to fully gauge each school's commitment to sustainability. ...   More
 
Friday, August 21, 2009 Aaron Mendelson

Sierra Club Goes Out On "Limb", Issues Joint Endorsement


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The Sierra Club did undecided Democratic voters no favors today by issuing a joint endorsement [PDF] to former Gov. John Kitzhaber and former Secretary of State Bill Bradbury in the Dems' gubernatorial primary. The organization, which claims nearly 20,000 members in Oregon, does some great work and justifiably thinks its backing means something to voters as evidenced by this discussion of the ...   More
 
Tuesday, April 27, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Oregon Schools Up Their Cool Factor


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You may have just spent the past weekend in a non-stop pool of sweat. But Oregon just got a little bit cooler, at least when it comes to higher education in the eyes of the Sierra Club. The state is now host to five of the coolest schools in the country, according to a recent survey by the Sierra Club's magazine, which ranks colleges' and universities' "cool factor" based on how green their ...   More
 
Monday, August 16, 2010 Hadley Malcolm

Sierra Club Report Highlights Coal Ash Dangers at Boardman Plant


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After a disastrous Tennessee coal-ash flood in 2008, environmentalists have increased their scrutiny of the giant holding ponds at coal-fired power plants. The stepped-up scrutiny aims both to monitor flood danger and to monitor the impact on ground water from the ponds, which are often full of burnt coal's toxic remains. The Sierra Club has now released a national report, which includes ...   More
 
Thursday, August 26, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

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