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AASHE Bulletin


Contents for 08.17.06:

NEWS
1. Duke University Medical Center Goes 'Green'
2. Dartmouth Pilots Waste-Free Dining Program
3. University System of Maryland Foundation Proscribes Sudan Divestment
4. UNH and Dartmouth Awarded Grant to Share Environmental Health and Safety Resources
5. Flexcar Announces new "Flexcar for Undergrads" Program

OPPORTUNITIES
6. AASHE Campus Sustainability Achievement Award Applications Due
7. AASHE Student Sustainability Achievement Award Applications Due

JOBS & INTERNSHIPS
8. Executive Director, AASHE
9. Solid Waste Coordinator, University of Florida
10. Green Purchasing Coordinator, Duke University
11. Environmental Sustainability Coordinator, Oberlin College
12. Transportation Demand Management Specialist, University of Chicago

EVENTS
13. CFP: Rocky Mountain Sustainability Summit: Forging Solutions at Colleges and Universities
14. 3rd Annual Conference of the Northeast Campus Sustainability Consortium
15. AASHE 2006 Conference - The Role of Higher Ed. in Creating a Sustainable World

News

1. Duke University Medical Center Goes 'Green'

The new Medical Science Research Building II at the Duke University Medical Center was designed to conserve energy, minimize waste and utilize environmentally friendly building materials.  The five-story, 160,000-square-foot laboratory facility is expected to use 26 percent less energy than a similar lab building, saving the university more than $150,000 annually.  Sustainable features include: a heat-recovery wheel, local building materials; recycled materials; low-VOC products, and Green Seal cleaning supplies.  The building was designed by Hillier Architecture.
http://www.duke.edu/web/ESC/2006-08-07Medical_Center.html

2. Dartmouth Pilots Waste-Free Dining Program
Dartmouth has begun a two-week trial of a waste-free dining program to be launched this fall.  During the trial period, at least 12 student participants will receive a sustainable dining kit, which includes a Nalgene bottle, an eco-mug with a carabineer, a cloth napkin and silverware.  Participants in the Sustainable Dining Club, as the program is called, also receive a card to show to servers at a campus eatery, who will then provide them with a clean, reusable take-out container with a lid. These containers can then be returned to drop-off boxes near the eatery.  Each waste-free dining kit costs about $20 and since students use an average of $1.17 worth of disposable food-related items each day, kits are expected to pay for themselves in less than 20 days.
http://www.thedartmouth.com/article.php?aid=2006081501030

3. University System of Maryland Foundation Proscribes Sudan Divestment

The University System of Maryland Foundation has adopted a resolution directing the managers of its actively managed separate accounts of publicly traded equity portfolios not to hold shares in companies identified as complicit in genocide in Sudan's Darfur region.  Currently, USMF does not have any direct holdings in any of the companies.  Also in accordance with the board's resolution, the USMF staff has communicated the board's decision to all of its endowment investment managers, requesting that they consider the foundation's stand on the issue as they make future investment decisions.
http://www.usmd.edu/newsroom/news/91

4. UNH and Dartmouth Awarded Grant to Share Environmental Health and Safety Resources
Dartmouth College and the University of New Hampshire have received funding from the Davis Educational Foundation to support a cooperative network of colleges and universities around meeting environmental health and safety requirements at the local, state, and federal levels. The network, called The New Hampshire College and University Compliance Assistance Cooperative, includes the 16 campuses that make up the New Hampshire College and University Council.  The three-year grant of more than $100,000 will support a program of conducting audits at each institution to identify the requirements needed for achieving regulatory compliance.  The grant will also support the development of a password-protected Web site for sharing and the hiring of a student intern to collect information as well as assist in the environmental audits at each school.  The long-term goal of the Cooperative is to develop a comprehensive Environmental Management System for all the colleges and universities throughout New Hampshire.
http://www.dartmouth.edu/~news/releases/2006/08/08.html

5. Flexcar Announces new "Flexcar for Undergrads" Program

Car-sharing company Flexcar recently announced a new “Flexcar for Undergrads” program, which is being launched at six universities across the country. The first campuses include University of California-Los Angeles, University of California-San Diego, University of California-Berkeley, University of Maryland, Emory University and University of Portland.  Car-sharing on college campuses is often restricted to those 21 and older.  Under the new program, 18-20 year-olds will be allowed to participate as well. Flexcar will partner with more campuses in the fall as this pilot program demonstrates success at the initial sites. 
http://www.flexcar.com/about/press/pressReleases/pr080306.html

Opportunities

6. AASHE Campus Sustainability Achievement Awards Applications Due
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

7. AASHE Student Sustainability Achievement Award Applications Due
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

8. Executive Director, AASHE
The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) seeks an Executive Director to direct its operations and programs and provide dynamic leadership. The Executive Director is responsible for overall management and leadership consistent with AASHE's mission and goals. The Director promotes the advancement of sustainability in higher education through delivery of programs and resources, as well as public outreach and partnerships. Additionally, the Director is responsible for all aspects of fundraising and development for the annual operating budget.  This is a unique opportunity to help shape a new and vibrant higher education organization with tremendous growth potential. Position is available starting October 2006. 
http://www.aashe.org/highlights/edposting.php

9. Solid Waste Coordinator, University of Florida
The University of Florida is currently recruiting for a Solid Waste Coordinator. This position is responsible for the collection and disposal of all solid waste generated through the operations of the University of Florida, including recyclable materials and bio-medical waste, but exclusive to hazardous chemical and radiological waste. This position also serves as the University’s principal point of contact for Solid Waste Management matters which includes providing technical advice to University elements, tenant activities and external public/private agencies on matters related to Solid Waste Management/Recycling.  Minimum requirements are Master's degree in an appropriate area of specialization or a bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization and two years of appropriate experience.  The deadline date to apply is 08/23/06.
http://www.hr.ufl.edu/job/

10. Green Purchasing and Supplier Diversity Coordinator, Duke University
Duke University's Department of Procurement Services is seeking qualified applicants for a Green Purchasing and Supplier Diversity Coordinator position. This position is responsible for continually expanding and improving the sustainable purchasing program already in place at Duke.  Applicants should have one year of experience in program administration or involving academic, instructional or counseling activities to acquire skills necessary to plan, coordinate and implement a variety of program activities and events.
Job Description

11. Environmental Sustainability Coordinator, Oberlin College
Oberlin College (Oberlin, OH) is reopening its search for an Environmental Sustainability Coordinator. The successful candidate will provide leadership to the Oberlin community in implementation of the College’s comprehensive environmental policy.  This is a full-time Administrative & Professional Staff position reporting to the Office of the Provost.  A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field is required, and a Master's degree or higher is preferred.  The application deadline is 1 October. Late applications may be accepted until the position is filled. Candidates should indicate whether they will be attending the AASHE conference at Arizona State University in October.
http://www.oberlin.edu/HR/APSopenings/APS06-211.html

12. Transportation Demand Management Specialist, University of Chicago
University of Chicago seeks a Transportation Demand Management Specialist to develop and implement programs to promote and encourage transit, carpool, vanpool, bike, walk, and other transportation options. The successful candidate will work on transportation demand management policy issues; manage parking, coordinate transportation fairs and employee outreach activities, handle commute incentives, perform data collection and analysis, and work to promote commute options programs. A Bachelor's degree or five years of experience in transportation, planning, or marketing is required. 
http://www.higheredjobs.com/search/details.cfm?JobCode=175196602

Events

13. CFP: 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.
http://ecenter.colorado.edu/rmss2007/cfp.pdf

14. 3rd Annual Conference of the Northeast Campus Sustainability Consortium

November 2-3, 2006; Yale University
The Northeast Campus Sustainability Consortium's 2006 conference will engage campus sustainability practitioners and experts from institutions of higher learning both from within and outside of the region to foster broader opportunities for exchange.  The two day conference will be a mix of plenary sessions, issues fora, workshops, and field trips. Attendees are invited to join us after the NECSC conference for an international round-table symposium on Saturday morning, November 4th entitled "The role of international alliances to advance sustainability objectives on university campuses."  Registration is limited to 150 participants.
http://www.yale.edu/sustainability/consortium.htm

15. AASHE 2006 Conference - The Role of Higher Ed. in Creating a Sustainable World

October 4-6, 2006; Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
AASHE's 2006 conference, entitled "The Role of Higher Education in Creating a Sustainable World," aims to significantly advance sustainability efforts in higher education, with an emphasis on "next steps" and "beyond the low-hanging fruit." The conference will provide for active exchange of ideas and knowledge through interactive forums, informal networking, and open discussion.  Keynote speakers include: Bill McKibben, Hunter Lovins, Beverly Wright, and Ray Anderson.
http://www.aashe.org/conference/



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