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Sustainability at Holy Cross Blog

This blog highlights information and news about sustainability from across the Holy Cross community. Please email the director of sustainability if you’d like to contribute to a story to the blog.

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Sustainability at Holy Cross Newsletter

The biweekly e-newsletter shares updates on sustainability at Holy Cross as well as upcoming events and relevant resouces.

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Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) Hub

Anyone at Holy Cross can create their own account to access member-only pages on AASHE’s website and receive member discounts. To create an individual account, go to create member account and complete the user profile using your campus email address. After you receive your password by email, go to the login page, enter your email address (username) and new password, and you will have access to all locked resources. Email webmaster@aashe.org if you have any difficulty with this process.

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Post-Landfill Action Network (PLAN)

The Post-Landfill Action Network cultivates, educates, and inspires the student-led zero waste movement. They inform students about the waste crisis and equip them with the necessary skills and resources to implement solutions to waste in their campus communities.

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Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS)

The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance. STARS is intended to engage and recognize the full spectrum of higher education institutions, from community colleges to research universities. The framework encompasses long-term sustainability goals for already high-achieving institutions, as well as entry points of recognition for institutions that are taking first steps toward sustainability.

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Playlist for Our Planet

To mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day in 2020, the McFarland Center shared a playlist of their lectures of the last decade exploring the ethics of environmental policy and actions, biodiversity, and climate change.

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Green Worcester Plan

Worcester is currently creating a comprehensive and holistic Green Worcester Plan to bring sustainability values to all aspects of city life, including social and economic development.

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