explores the intersection of climate change and higher education through in-depth conversations with faculty, students, college administrators, and other educational and nonprofit leaders who are taking action to address the most urgent crisis of our time: the climate crisis.


Universities on Fire with Bryan Alexander

Today’s guest on is Dr Bryan Alexander, author of the  book Universities on Fire: Higher Education in the Climate Crisis. Universities on Fire is one of the first books that I’ve seen focused on how climate change is impacting higher education. The futures he describes for higher ed, even the best scenarios, are unsettling, … Read more

Training the Clean Energy Workforce with IREC’s Dr. Cynthia Finley

We can’t meet our climate goals without building, as fast as we can, a robust, diverse pipeline of well-trained workers. Unfortunately, here in the US, there is no real workforce education and training SYSTEM, per se. Short-term programs, apprenticeships, and non-credit credentials are delivered by a patchwork of community-based organizations, for-profit training providers, industry associations, … Read more

Recent Posts

  • SUNY Will Phase Out Single-Use Plastics Across System

    State University of New York Chancellor John B. King, Jr. today announced a uniform policy across the SUNY System to phase out the usage of single-use plastcs. The policy will ensure SUNY advances real environmental progress while staying in step with groundbreaking legislation signed by Governor Kathy Hochul encouraging SUNY and CUNY campuses to phase…

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  • Kean University Students Call for Better Climate Change Education in High Schools

    From the Ritz Herald: “Preliminary findings from a survey conducted by researchers at Kean University suggest that high schools need to improve their efforts in educating students on climate change. The research project is a collaboration between Professor Daniela Shebitz, Ph.D., who chairs the Department of Environmental and Sustainability Sciences, and Assistant Professor Karen Woodruff,…

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