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AASHE Bulletin


Contents for 06.29.06:

NEWS
1. Cloud County Community College Awarded Wind Energy Grant
2. Dartmouth Students Tour US in Big Green Bus
3. Royal Roads University to Open Environmental Education Centre
4. Walsh College Planning Green Expansion

NEW RESOURCES
5. Certificates and Minors in Sustainability
6. Educational and Outreach Materials for Campus Sustainability
7. State of Campus EMSs: An On-Line Survey

JOBS & INTERNSHIPS
8. Assistant Professor, Env. Studies/International Intercultural Studies, Pitzer College
9. Assistant Professor, Environmental Policy and Institutions, UC Santa Cruz
10. Staff Assoc., Interdisciplinary Study of Human-Environment Interactions, Columbia U.
11. Assistant Researcher, Food Systems Project, UC Santa Cruz
12. Greenpeace Organizing Term Coordinator

News

1. Cloud County Community College Awarded Wind Energy Grant
Cloud County Community College has been awarded a $102,750 Innovative Technology grant from the Kansas Board of Regents to assist in the development of its Wind Energy Technology program set to begin this fall. CCCC and Manhattan Area Technical College have partnered to develop the joint technical degree program designed to produce a qualified workforce to serve the wind industry in Kansas and the Midwest. Graduates of the program will be trained in the construction, operation, maintenance and repair of wind turbines.  As part of the program, CCCC officials want to install a wind turbine on campus.
http://www.hutchnews.com/news/regional/stories/wind062206.shtml
http://www.cloud.edu/news/articles/windenergygrant.htm
List of 30 campus wind installations (AASHE members only): http://www.aashe.org/resources/wind_campus.php

2. Dartmouth Students Tour US in Big Green Bus
12 Dartmouth College students have embarked on a 10-week cross-country journey to promoting the use of alternative energy.  They will travel more than 10,000 miles in "The Big Green Bus," a vehicle powered by vegetable oil and a 215-watt silicon solar panel.  The solar panel, mounted on the roof of the bus, is helping to power a fuel warming system, required to keep the oil from thickening in the fuel lines. The solar electricity is also charging the team's laptop computers and digital cameras.  The journey is sponsored by Newman's Own, Ibex Outdoor Clothing, and SunPower, a subsidiary of Cypress Semiconductor Corp.
http://www.dartmouth.edu/~news/releases/2006/06/09a.html
Cypress press release

3. Royal Roads University To Open Environmental Education Centre
Royal Roads University will become the home of the Robert Bateman Art and Environmental Education Centre, the celebrated wildlife artist and environmentalist Robert Bateman and his wife, photographer Birgit Freybe Bateman, announced recently.  The $10 million centre will house an extensive collection of Robert Bateman’s original artwork and prints and will also become the home of the Canadian Centre for Environmental Education, which will offer education, training, professional development and accreditation for members of the environmental professions.  An architectural design competition will be held to design the new centre, for which construction is expected to get underway in late 2008 or early 2009, with the building opening in 2010.
Press Release

4. Walsh College Planning Green Expansion
Walsh College is planning a $10.5 million, 36,000-square-foot expansion of its Troy campus.  Green features of the expansion include waterless urinals, dual flush toilets, occupancy sensors, recycled materials and certified wood among others.  The project will also improve the quality of storm water runoff by creating a series of rain gardens to filter the water.
http://www.walshcollege.edu/pages/191.asp

New Resources

5. Certificates and Minors in Sustainability
AASHE has produced two new resources to help institutions that are considering establishing academic programs in sustainability.  The resources provide annotated listings of sustainability certificate programs and minors related to sustainability.  When available, the actual proposals to create such programs have also been posted.  These resources are only accessible to members.
http://www.aashe.org/resources/certificates.php
http://www.aashe.org/resources/minor.php

6. Educational and Outreach Materials for Campus Sustainability
AASHE is working to build a new resource focused on educational and outreach materials -like flyers, signage, or posters - for campus sustainability.  To populate this resource, AASHE invites the campus sustainability community to email julian@aashe.org with links to any educational and outreach materials that you are willing to share and don't mind if others emulate.  Such materials could be about energy and water conservation, alternative transportation, waste reduction, sustainable food, green building or other aspects of campus sustainability.  When complete, this resource will be made publicly available.

7. State of Campus EMSs: An On-Line Survey

The Campus Consortium for Environmental Excellence is conducting a survey to gain a better understanding of the nature and extent of Environmental Management Systems as they are being defined and implemented on college campuses.  The survey is intended to: provide statistically significant results that effectively describe the state of EMS development at various colleges and universities; allow for a comparison of EMS practices among schools of similar size and classification; illustrate how various institutions have addressed common challenges and seized opportunities; and assist institutions identify and prioritize areas for improvement. The survey should take 10-15 minutes to complete and all survey responses will be reported anonymously.  All campus members with environmental responsibilities - including facility directors, business officers, planners, faculty - are encouraged to complete the survey.
http://www.c2e2.org/survey2006/index.htm

Jobs & Internships

8. Assistant Professor, Env. Studies/International Intercultural Studies, Pitzer College
Pitzer College invites applications for a full-time, tenure track Assistant Professor in Environmental Studies and International and Intercultural Studies to begin in the academic year 2007-2008. This is a joint position with an emphasis in comparative environmental policy and social justice.  Preference will be given to those candidates who have completed the Ph.D. and who have teaching experience.  The deadline for applying is October 1, 2006, or until position is filled.
http://www.higheredjobs.com/search/details.cfm?JobCode=175188911

9. Assistant Professor, Environmental Policy and Institutions, UC Santa Cruz

The Department of Environmental Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz seeks a social scientist for a position in Environmental Policy and Institutions, preferably with expertise in US policy, at the Assistant Professor level.  Applicants should have a Ph.D. (or equivalent) and demonstrated teaching and research expertise in (1) the institutional dimensions of resource management and jurisdiction, and (2) environmental policy analysis.  For full consideration, applications must be received by October 31, 2006.
http://www.higheredjobs.com/search/details.cfm?JobCode=175189223

10. Staff Assoc., Interdisciplinary Study of Human-Environment Interactions, Columbia U.
CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network) is recruiting a Staff Associate to work on a suite of projects related to population, poverty, health and the environment. Work is global in scope, with some projects that are focused on the developing world, especially Africa.  Applicants should have a Master's Degree in social science, geography or planning field, plus two years' experience
http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000463187-01&pg=s&cc=

11. Assistant Researcher, Food Systems Project, UC Santa Cruz
The University of California, Santa Cruz, Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS) is accepting applications for an Assistant Specialist Food Systems Project Coordinator/Researcher. Under the general direction of the CASFS Associate Director for Sustainable Food Systems, the Assistant Specialist Project Coordinator/Researcher will help to coordinate and conduct social-science research and education related to sustainable food and agriculture, primarily in the Central Coast region of California.  Applicants should have a Ph.D. or Master’s degree in sociology, geography, social anthropology, public health, or related field.  For full consideration, applications must be received by August 15, 2006.
http://www.higheredjobs.com/search/details.cfm?JobCode=175189317

12. Greenpeace Organizing Term Coordinator
Greenpeace seeks an Organizing Term Coordinator.  The Greenpeace Organizing Term is a semester or summer-long environmental training program to prepare emerging student activists to mobilize their campuses on Greenpeace campaigns.  Coursework includes grassroots organizing, strategic campaign planning, direct action climbing and boating, nonviolence, working with the media, building groups, leadership, and Greenpeace values, history, and current campaigns.  A Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of two years experience as a grassroots organizer is required.  The closing date for applications is July 23, 2006. 
http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/about/jobs/gp-organizing-team-coordinato




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