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AASHE Bulletin

Contents for 12.07.06:

NEWS
1. Carsharing comes to UC San Francisco
2. University of Colorado Proscribes Sudan Investments
3. UC Merced Joins California Climate Action Registry
4. Appalachian State University Switches to Biodiesel
5. Florida Atlantic University Students Help Broward Country Conserve Water
6. Los Angeles Community College District Receives Sustainable Future Award

NEW RESOURCES
7. Consumers’ Guide to Retail Carbon Offset Providers
8. Factor 10 Engineering Program

OPPORTUNITIES
9. Convenient Truths: A Green Video Contest
10. 2007 National Wildlife Federation Campus Ecology Fellowships
11. MTV Break the Addiction Challenge Fall Deadline
12. 2007 American Forest & Paper Association Recycling Award
13. Call for Chapters: Sustainability in Management Education
14. 4th Annual Sustainable Business Plan Competition

JOBS & INTERNSHIPS
15. Tribal Campus Climate Challenge Organizer, Indigenous Environmental Network
16. Director, Global Social & Sustainable Enterprise Program, Colorado State University
17. Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist in Sustainable Living, Utah State University
18. Program Manager for the CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities, Hunter College
19. Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies, Hiram College
20. Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Environmental Policy, Florida Gulf Coast University
21. Dean, School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia

EVENTS
22. CFP: 2nd Annual Smart and Sustainable Campus Conference
23. CFP: Greening of the Campus VII
24. 2007 United Students for Fair Trade Convergence
25. CFP: The Great Turning: Education, Leadership & Activism for a Life Sustaining Civilization

News

1. Carsharing comes to UC San Francisco
University of California, San Francisco has negotiated a partnership with a San Francisco nonprofit City CarShare, resulting in reduced-cost membership for UCSF faculty, students and staff.  UCSF departments or individuals who sign up before April 2007 will receive a promotional package that consists of no application fee, no annual fee, no monthly fee, and no deposit. City CarShare members affiliated with UCSF would pay only a per-use charge of $4 per hour and 44 cents per mile.  Seven of City CarShare's cars are located on the UCSF campus.
http://pub.ucsf.edu/today/cache/news/2006120419.html

2. University of Colorado Proscribes Sudan Investments
The University of Colorado Board of Regents have voted unanimously to withdraw CU's investments from companies doing business with the Sudanese government.  The move comes in response to a student-led campaign claiming the investments support genocide in Darfur. 
http://www.coloradodaily.com/articles/2006/12/05/news/c_u_and_boulder/news1.txt
http://www.denverpost.com/headlines/ci_4779438

3. UC Merced Joins California Climate Action Registry
University of California, Merced has joined the California Climate Action Registry.  As a member, UC Merced commits to annually track, report, and certify its campus-wide greenhouse gas emissions.  The University announced its participation in the registry in conjunction with the campus-designated Energy Awareness Day.  Several other UC Campuses – including San Diego, Davis, Berkeley, and Santa Barbara – have also joined the Registry.
http://www.ucmerced.edu/news_articles/11292006_uc_merced_signs_on.asp

4. Appalachian State University Switches to Biodiesel
Appalachian State University’s diesel-burning buses, service vehicles and garbage truck are now powered by biodiesel, thanks to a student-led initiative aimed at reducing the university’s dependence on nonrenewable energy.  In addition, buses operated by AppalCart will now run on the 20 percent biodiesel and 80 percent diesel mixture known at B20. AppalCart is Watauga County’s transportation service, funded in part by student fees and allocations from the Town of Boone, Watauga County, and state and federal funds.  A 10,000-gallon fuel tank and fuel dispenser have been installed at the university’s fueling station on Dale Street off State Farm Road to store and dispense the biodiesel fuel.  The purchase was funded in part by the student renewable energy fee, approved by the university’s student body in 2004.
http://www.news.appstate.edu/2006/12/05/biodiesel-4/

5. Florida Atlantic University Students Help Broward Country Conserve Water
Broward County has hired students from Florida Atlantic University to study water usage in the county and make recommendations for reducing water consumption. 
http://www.bocaratonnews.com/index.php?src=news&prid=18073&category=Local%20News

6. Los Angeles Community College District Receives Sustainable Future Award

The United States Green Building Council - Los Angeles chapter has honored the Los Angeles Community College District with the Sustainable Future Award.  The LACCD is currently undertaking the largest public sector green building program in the United States, as funded by the $2.2 billion Proposition A/AA Bond Program. The LACCD opened its first green building in April of this year at Los Angeles Valley College and its new Maintenance and Operations facility at Valley College is LEED certified. 
http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/061201/laf066.html?.v=2

New Resources

7. Consumers’ Guide to Retail Carbon Offset Providers
Clean Air-Cool Planet has released a new report designed to help organizations and individuals that are considering purchasing offsets to help achieve carbon neutrality.  The report evaluates 30 providers selling offsets in the US market on seven criteria and explains some of the key attributes that consumers should look for when purchasing carbon offsets.  The survey and report were undertaken by Trexler Climate + Energy Services, Inc. of Portland, Oregon.
http://www.cleanair-coolplanet.org/ConsumersGuidetoCarbonOffsets.pdf

8. Factor 10 Engineering Program
Rocky Mountain Institute is in the early stages of a program entitled Factor 10 Engineering (10xE) to teach integrative design to engineers. Using case-studies as a teaching tool, the program intends to teach engineers how to achieve large energy and resource savings without compromising performance and often at lower capital cost.  The institute is currently collecting potential case-studies, and invites engineers and teachers with experience or interest in whole-system design to submit case-studies of radical efficiency.
http://www.10xe.org/

Opportunities

9. Convenient Truths: A Green Video Contest

Seventh Generation and TreeHugger.com present Convenient Truths are holding Convenient Truths, a green video contest.  They invite submission of 1-2 minute videos that demonstrate practical, easy and inspired ways to reduce your carbon emissions.  Winning videos will broadcast on various outlets including weather.com 's climate change site One Degree and the Top 10 videos will be packaged on a DVD and distributed by Ironweed Films.  In addition, $25,000 worth of prizes – including an all-expense paid trip for two to Alaska, Patagonia gear, solar bikes & backpacks, and a Zipcar membership – will be awarded to the makes of the top entries. The deadline for applications is February 28, 2007.
www.truths.treehugger.com

10. 2007 National Wildlife Federation Campus Ecology Fellowships

The National Wildlife Federation Campus Ecology Program invites fellowship applications from undergraduate and graduate students who are confronting global warming on campus and beyond. Campus Ecology Fellows receive modest stipends, training, networking opportunities, and national recognition. Projects may cover a range of approaches to addressing global warming, including transportation, energy, habitats, and planning. Fellows receive up to $2000 to offset project expenses. NWF especially is seeking applicants from campuses interested in demonstrating leadership on global warming.  Applications are due by January 31, 2007.
http://www.nwf.org/campusEcology/pdfs/requestforproposals.pdf

11. MTV Break the Addiction Challenge Fall Deadline
The MTV “Break the Addiction Challenge” a nationwide eco-competition to challenge millions of high school and college-age youth to demonstrate environmental changes or actions in their own lives and in their schools.  As part of the challenge, MTV is partnering with the Campus Climate Challenge to offer a series of awards for campus climate action.  In the fall, MTV will award $1000 grants to five student groups that have received media coverage of their activities to stop global warming.  In the spring, MTV will recognize two schools for achieving a 100% clean energy policy that was passed between September 6, 2006 and March 15, 2007. The winning groups will recieve with $5,000 to throw an MTV Break the Addiction eco-party.  Finally, MTV will honor the high school or college that went the furthest and fastest to reduce their school’s global warming pollution down to zero with an eco-renovation valued at up to $10,000 as well as the chance to be featured in an MTV on-air news segment.  The deadline for participation in the fall competition is December 15.
http://climatechallenge.org/btac

12. 2007 American Forest & Paper Association Recycling Award
The American Forest & Paper Association Recycling Awards recognize outstanding individual, business, community, and school recycling efforts.  One award will be given to a college & university recycling program.  Winners will receive a monetary prize and will be highlighted in print and online media.  Entries must be submitted by February 16, 2007.
http://www.paperrecycles.org/recycling/awards/award07.html#school

13. Call for Chapters: Sustainability in Management Education
A call for chapters has been issued for Vol. 8 (2009) in the Research in Management Education and Development book series.  Chapters on how management educators can use real-world projects to develop in learners visions of new roles for business in solving environmental and social problems, whether they are local or global, are invited.  Proposals can be any length though 200 words is ideal.  Submissions for this volume are due December 15, 2007.
http://management-education.net/rmed8/

14. 4th Annual Sustainable Business Plan Competition
The William James Foundation invites individuals or teams that are starting for-profit businesses with a socially responsible/sustainable component to participate in its 4th annual Sustainable Business Plan Competition.  All plans will receive detailed feedback and top plans will receive prizes of cash and professional services.  At least one member of the team must be either a current student or recent graduate (within 5 years) of a US accredited educational institution.  First round executive summaries are due January 19th, 2007.
http://www.williamjamesfoundation.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Page.viewPage&pageId=478

Jobs & Internships

15. Tribal Campus Climate Challenge Organizer, Indigenous Environmental Network
The Indigenous Environmental Network seeks an organizer to organize with Native students at selected tribal and non-tribal colleges and universities within Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Minnesota to take action on global warming.  Applicants should have a college degree and at least two years of relevant experience.  Applications are due by Friday, December 15, 2006.
http://www.ienearth.org/job-ien-ccc.html

16. Director, Global Social & Sustainable Enterprise Program, Colorado State University
The College of Business at Colorado State University seeks a Director for the Global Social and Sustainable Enterprise Program. Primary responsibilities are to build and lead a new program focusing on the use of entrepreneurial management approaches to produce a significant impact on global problems in ways that are scaleable and sustainable. Applications accepted until position is filled; for full consideration, applications are due by January 7, 2007.
http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000486837-01&pg=s&cc=

17. Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist in Sustainable Living, Utah State University
The Department of Environment and Society at Utah State University, in association with the Vice President's Office for Extension, invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist in Sustainable Living.  This is a tenure-track, full-time (12-month) appointment.  Assignment of effort will be 75% for Extension and associated scholarship/creative activity and 25% for teaching.  The core of the position will be working with a statewide Extension faculty, private individuals, communities, NGOs, and government to create and deliver innovative, science-based outreach programs dealing with Sustainable Living themes throughout the State of Utah.  Applicants must have an earned doctorate or other terminal degree in a field related to the natural environment and human behavior.  The position is open until filled.
http://www.higheredjobs.com/search/details.cfm?JobCode=175215562

18. Program Manager for the CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities, Hunter College
Hunter College of the City University of New York invites applications for the position of Program Manager for the CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities. The new Institute focuses on changing the way in which residents and institutions of the New York Metropolitan Region understand, interact with and manage their physical environment so as to make the City a laboratory and model for 21st century environmental sustainability.  A BA/BS in a relevant field and four years of relevant experience are required.  The position is open until filled.
http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000486222-01&pg=s&cc=

19. Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies, Hiram College
Hiram College invites applications for a new full time, tenure track position in Environmental Studies beginning August 1, 2007.  The successful candidate will teach two sections per year of an interdisciplinary and foundational environmental studies course entitled Humans and the Environment as well as courses in Wildlife Ecology and Management, Conservation Biology, and the candidate's area of expertise.  Previous teaching, research or consulting experience is preferred.  Applications are due by January 15, 2007.
http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000486649-01&pg=s&cc=

20. Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Environmental Policy, Florida Gulf Coast University
The College of Arts and Sciences at Florida Gulf Coast University invites applicants for a faculty member in Environmental Policy. Successful candidates will teach courses in the field of expertise in undergraduate and graduate (MS) programs, support the development of a new graduate degree in Environmental Studies (M.A.), and also teach introductory and general education courses. Successful candidate will work as a member of the Coastal Watershed Institute to develop collaborative research projects.  Appointment will be made at a faculty rank commensurate with the candidate's experience on a 9-month multi-year appointment basis available August 2007.  The closing date for applications is       January 07, 2007.
https://jobs.fgcu.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1165529833193

21. Dean, School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia
The University of Georgia invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean, Daniel B. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources. The Dean serves as the chief administrative and academic officer of the School, reporting to the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs.  Screening of applications will begin January 15, 2007
http://jobs.forestry.uga.edu/showme/show/813

Events

22. CFP: 2nd Annual Smart and Sustainable Campus Conference

April 18-19, 2007; University of Maryland, College Park, MD
A call for presentations has been issued for the 2nd Annual Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference.  Conference participants will discuss a wide range of innovations and solutions associated with achieving smart and sustainable campuses.  Proposals related to the following four topics are sought: Smart Growth and Campus, Engaging Your Campus in Sustainability, Facility Construction and Operation, and Assessment and Measurement.  Presentation proposals are due by January 10, 2007.  The conference organizers are: AASHE, APPA, C2E2: Campus Consortium for Environmental Excellence, CSHEMA: Campus Safety, Health, and Environmental Management Association, NACUBO: National Association of College and University Business Officers, SCUP: Society for College and University Planning, United States Environmental Protection Agency, and University of Maryland, College Park.
http://www.nacubo.org/x8528.xml

23. CFP: Greening of the Campus VII

September 6 - 8, 2007; Ball State University, Muncie, IN
A call for papers has been issued for Greening of the Campus VII - Partnering for Sustainablity: Enabling a Diverse Future.  The conference is the seventh in a series dating from 1996.  Organizers invite proposals for presentations that illustrate the important role colleges and universities play in cultivating the awareness, understanding, and ability of students, faculty, professional staff, and their many public constituencies to enhance the health, integrity, and long-term sustainability of the places where they live and work.  Abstracts for papers, posters, and workshops are sought in the following categories: Education, Research, Service, and Operations.  Abstracts are due by February 12, 2007.
http://www.bsu.edu/provost/ceres/greening/#call

24. 2007 United Students for Fair Trade Convergence
February 16-18, 2007; Boston, MA
United Students for Fair Trade is a student-led, non-profit organization that works to build the fair trade movement and extend the grassroots movement through activism and sustained leadership.  This year's convergence hopes to sustain the momentum of the Fair Trade movement through a greater understanding of Fair Trade: how it is shaped and changed by globalization, how it attempts to address issues of oppression, and more practically, how it can be successfully campaigned.  Registration costs $80.
http://www.ersvp.com/reply/2007usftconvergence

25. CFP: The Great Turning: Education, Leadership & Activism for a Life Sustaining Civilization
October 17-20, 2007; Geneva Point Conference Center, Moultonboro, NH
The purpose of this conference is to pose critical questions about the challenges and opportunities faced in working toward a life sustaining civilization, and how to respond to them. The conference is organized by the Audubon Expedition Institute of Lesley University and will focus on the strategies of environmental activism and environmental education. Participants will engage body, mind and spirit in collaborative dialogue with each other and will explore personal and professional commitments to act on behalf of a just and sustainable future.  Proposals are due February 14th.
http://lesley.edu/gsass/audubon/conference_great_turning.html



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