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AASHE Bulletin


Contents for 07.20.06:

NEWS
1. Ohio University Hires Resource Conservation Coordinator
2. Warren Wilson College Building Receives LEED Gold Certification
3. UC Berkeley Receives Energy Efficiency Award
4. Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Opens Green Addition
5. University of Vermont Launches National University Transportation Center
6. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Planning Multi-Unit Wind Farm on Campus

NEW RESOURCES
7. NACUFS Sustainability Webpage
8. Local Food and Grinnell College Dining Services

OPPORTUNITIES
9. 21st Century MBA Curriculum Development Survey, Marlboro College Graduate Center
10. Education for Sustainability Distance Learning Programme at London South Bank University
11. AASHE Campus Sustainability Achievement Awards
12. AASHE Student Sustainability Achievement Award

JOBS & INTERNSHIPS
13. Manager, Communications & Business Organization, Harvard Green Campus Initiative
14. Coordinator, Environmental Health & Safety, Florida Gulf Coast University
15. Assistant/Associate Professor of Management, Colorado State University

EVENTS
16. Rocky Mountain Sustainability Summit: Forging Solutions at Colleges and Universities

News

1. Ohio University Hires Resource Conservation Coordinator
Ohio University Facilities and Auxiliaries has hired Sonia Marcus as the first resource conservation coordinator.  In this position, Marcus will be responsible for the outreach, communication and education for topics such as resource conservation, energy efficiency and campus sustainability. She will be involved in a range of university committees and groups, including the Energy and Ecology Committee, Campus Recycling, the Green Network, Sierra Student Coalition, Sustainable Living and the OHIO Ecohouse.  Ohio University is believed to be the first public institution of higher education in the state to create a position of this kind.
http://www.ohio.edu/outlook/05-06/June/a387-056.cfm
http://www.athensnews.com/issue/article.php3?story_id=25445

2. Warren Wilson College Building Receives LEED Gold Certification
Warren Wilson's Doug and Darcy Orr Cottage has received LEED Gold Certification.  The building, which houses the offices of Admission and College Relations, includes many sustainability features, including: a ground-source heat pump, dual flush toilets, locally produced construction materials, native landscaping, and bio-retention trench collects and filters stormwater on-site.  Warren Wilson is believed to be the first college or university in North Carolina to have a LEED Gold building.
Warren Wilson article

3. UC Berkeley Receives Energy Efficiency Award
UC Berkeley has been selected as one of three winners in the "Best Overall" category of the 4th Annual Flex Your Power Awards, California's top energy efficiency award.  UC Berkeley was recognized for engaging faculty, staff and students in its conservation efforts, which included creating the Green Building Research Center and holding contests like "Blackout Battles," in which residence halls competed to lower their energy use. Thanks to a number of actions taken, more than 10 million kilowatt hours and about $1 million a year in power costs are saved annually on the Berkeley campus.  UCLA and UCSD received honorable mentions.
http://www.berkeley.edu/news/media/releases/2006/07/13_flexpower.shtml
http://dailycal.org/sharticle.php?id=20918

4. Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Opens Green Addition
Richard Stockton College of New Jersey has opened it's new F-Wing Addition.  The addition, which is designed to achieve LEED Silver certification includes recycled and renewable building materials, waterless urinals, natural light, and high efficiency glass.  The addition is expected to consume 30 percent less energy than required by code.
http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/story/6535007p-6385697c.html

5. University of Vermont Launches National University Transportation Center
The University of Vermont has formally launched the National University Transportation Center.  The center, one of 10 nationwide, will receive funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation over a five-year period to build core faculty, programs, and technologies to create multi-disciplinary research in the transportation sector.  The center will employ sustainable systems and advanced technologies to address regional and national transportation challenges, especially those in northern communities.  Potential projects the center might pursue include three dimensional computer aided visualization of sustainable transportation systems and tourism transportation opportunities to advance economic development and sustainability.  The center will also help UVM with its own efforts to become a more sustainable and pedestrian-centered campus.
http://www.uvm.edu/~uvmpr/?Page=News&storyID=8386

6. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Planning Multi-Unit Wind Farm on Campus

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is planning $5.7 million wind farm on campus.  Three 1.5 MW wind turbines will be built on the University's south farms and are expected to supply about 3% of the University's electricity use.  The project is being partly funded with $2 per semester clean energy technology fee increase that students approved in 2003.  In addition to providing electricity, the turbines will be used for education purposes, with students and faculty in engineering and agriculture departments expressing interest in using the turbines for research.
http://www.suntimes.com/output/news/cst-nws-wind13.html
Listing of 30 campus wind installations: http://www.aashe.org/resources/wind_campus.php

New Resources

7. NACUFS Sustainability Webpage
The National Association of College & University Food Services has created a webpage for its industry members to post information about their sustainability efforts. 
http://www.nacufs.org/i4a/pages/Index.cfm?pageID=4450

8. Local Food and Grinnell College Dining Services
The Grinnell College Center for Prairie Studies has announced the publication of a semester-long study of local food and Grinnell College.  The comprehensive report examines Grinnell College's current food-system and evaluates the importance and possibility of refocusing it toward more locally-produced food.  The report covers the issues of environmental impact, nutrition, dining service logistics, producer availability, economic viability, student interest, and a potential partnership with the local K-12 school district.  The report serves as a case study highlighting the challenges and opportunities of a farm-to-college program for a small liberal arts college in a rural area.
http://web.grinnell.edu/cps/Student_Involvement/Student_Projects/Local_Food_.htm

Opportunities

9. 21st Century MBA Curriculum Development Survey, Marlboro College Graduate Center
Marlboro College Graduate Center is asking people who are interested in, are enrolled in, or have completed an advanced degree in business to fill out a brief (10-15 minutes) online survey to inform curriculum development for a new "sustainable" “21st Century" MBA.  Every survey participant will be allowed access podcasts of a series of classes on "Socially Responsible Management" featuring speakers Ben and Jerry's, Green Mountain Power, and the Vermont Business for Social Responsibility, among others.  One lucky participant will also win an iPod.
http://v2.decipherinc.com/survey/pcg/pcg06001

10. Education for Sustainability Distance Learning Programme at London South Bank University
The Education for Sustainability programme at London South Bank University explores both environmental education and development education in the context of education for sustainability.  The programme is made up of eight units plus, for the full MSc, a dissertation (equivalent to four units).  Because different stages of the programme yield different qualifications, participants can choose from a range of awards in environmental and development education.  All units make use of readings and case studies from a range of global regions and are designed to be applicable to any educational or country content.  The programme is primarily designed for educators and teachers, for NGO educational, training or campaigning staff, and for people working in related fields.  The cost varies according to which qualification one hopes to achieve.
http://www.lsbu.ac.uk/efs/prospectus/index.shtml

11. AASHE Campus Sustainability Achievement Awards
AASHE is pleased to announce its first North American sustainability achievement awards, to be presented at the AASHE 2006 conference.  A Campus Sustainability Achievement Award will be given in each of four categories (community colleges and other two-year institutions; four-year and graduate institutions under 1,000 student FTE; four-year and graduate institutions 1,001 - 10,000 student FTE; four-year and graduate institutions over 10,000 student FTE) to institutions that have made the greatest overall commitment to sustainability as demonstrated in their governance, academics, operations, and community outreach.  Any college or university in the US and Canada may apply - there is no requirement for membership in AASHE.  Applications are due by August 18 2006.
http://www.aashe.org/conference/awards.php

12. AASHE Student Sustainability Achievement Award

The AASHE Student Sustainability Achievement Award honors an undergraduate student from an AASHE member institution who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in promoting campus sustainability. The Student Sustainability Achievement Award will be presented at the AASHE 2006 conference and includes $750 in cash as well as free registration for the conference.  Any undergraduate student enrolled at an AASHE member institution in the U.S. or Canada who has played a leadership role in implementing campus sustainability is eligible for this award.  Applications are due by August 18 2006.
http://www.aashe.org/conference/awards.php

Jobs & Internships

13. Manager, Communications & Business Organization, Harvard Green Campus Initiative
The Harvard Green Campus Initiative is seeking a part time (28 hours per week), term position Manager of Communications and Business Organization.  The position has numerous responsibilities related to Business and Communications including: developing Fiscal Year budget projections for HGCI programs; tracking current program expenses and reimbursements; drafting press releases; producing a newsletter, and web development. Applicants should have a Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 2 years experience in human resources, financial administration, fundraising, communications and marketing.
http://jobs.harvard.edu/jobs/summ_req?in_post_id=30434

14. Coordinator, Environmental Health & Safety, Florida Gulf Coast University

Florida Gulf Coast University seeks a Coordinator of Environmental Health & Safety to manage one or more programs in environmental stewardship, occupational health, safety, or sustainability, and to formulate and recommend policies and procedures to effectively administer such programs.  The Coordinator will work with university departments to develop Standard Operating Procedures supporting programs relating to hazardous materials handling, environmental stewardship, health, safety, or sustainability.  Applications are due by July 31.
http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000465880-01&pg=s&cc=

15. Assistant/Associate Professor of Management, Colorado State University
The Department of Management of the College of Business, Colorado State University invites applications for the position of Assistant/ Associate Professor with expertise in international management and an interest in the financially, socially and environmentally sustainable enterprise.  Responsibilities include teaching graduate and/or undergraduate courses, conducting research leading to publication in leading scholarly journals, and service to the College and beyond.  Applicants must have an earned terminal degree in international management or a related field.  For full consideration, applications must be postmarked by September 30, 2006.
http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000465296-01&pg=s&cc=

Events

16. Rocky Mountain Sustainability Summit: Forging Solutions at Colleges and Universities
February 22-23, 2007, University of Colorado at Boulder
The Rocky Mountain Sustainability Summit will provide a networking forum for representatives from campuses in the Rocky Mountain region (CO, NM, UT, WY, MT, ID, AZ) to learn about a variety of environmental issues facing institutions, explore ways of improving campus practices and policies, and ultimately work toward boosting the triple bottom line of environmental, social and economic sustainability.  The Summit will feature sessions, workshops and facilitated discussions on institutionalizing and operationalizing sustainability, as well as creating a culture of sustainability.  A Call for Presentations is currently underway.  Submissions are due by October 11, 2006.



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