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Table of Contents for 11/15/07:

NEWS
1. CU Boulder Works with City to Promote Off-Campus Conservation
2. UNC and NC State Compete to Save Water
3. Carnegie Mellon Receives $8 Million for Green Chemistry
4. Dartmouth Receives $2.5 Million for Environmental Studies
5. Furman Receives $1.5 Million Gift Boost Energy Efficiency, Sustainability
6. UC Santa Cruz Dining Receives Green Business Certification
7. Dickinson Receives $93,000 Grant to Expand Farm Composting
8. Millsaps Launches '1 Campus, 1 Community' Initiative
9. Tallahassee Community College Signs Performance Contract
10. Dickinson Receives Foodservice Sustainability Award
11. U Florida Encourages Electronic Holiday Cards
12. Aramark Higher Ed Recognized as WasteWise Endorser of the Year

NEW RESOURCES
13. Climate Change: A Trade Union Responsibility in Higher Education
14. Alternatives Magazine Special Issue on Environmental Education

OPPORTUNITIES
15. Excellence in Green Building Curriculum Recognition Awards
16. Excellence in Green Building Curriculum Incentive Grants
17. Research Studentship in Sustainability, U Gloucestershire

JOBS & INTERNSHIPS
18. Faculty of Environmental Anthropology, Yale University
19. Campus Field Coordinator, National Wildlife Federation
20. Program Manager, Tufts Institute of the Environment
21. Recycling/Solid Waste Management Supervisor, MIT
22. Asst. Professor, Environmental Studies, U Illinois at Springfield
23. Thomson Chair in Environmental Studies, Davidson College

News

1. CU Boulder Works with City to Promote Off-Campus Conservation
The University of Colorado-Boulder Environmental Center has received funding by the City of Boulder to create a team of students charged with educating university students living off-campus about energy conservation and recycling. The team will visit students living in several neighborhoods near campsu and provide them with free compact fluorescent light bulbs as well as information about how to recycle and save energy.

2. UNC and NC State Compete to Save Water
North Carolina State University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have begun an inter-campus competition to save water, in response to the major draught facing the region. The campus that can decrease its water use in residence halls by the greatest percentage will win the competition. The competition began last weekend at the UNC-N.C. State football game and will end in February when the two teams meet on the basketball court. The effort was spurred by a formal proposal to UNC Chapel Hill Chancellor James Moeser from N.C. State Chancellor James Oblinger.

3. Carnegie Mellon Receives $8 Million for Green Chemistry
Carnegie Mellon University has received an $8.5 million grant from The Heinz Endowments to expand teaching and research in green chemistry and sustainability. The grant will be dedicated to an endowment increase and program expansion.

4. Dartmouth Receives $2.5 Million for Environmental Studies
Dartmouth College has received a $2.5 million gift to endow the Richard and Jane Pearl Professorship in Environmental Studies. Andrew Friedland, whose interdisciplinary research explores effects of atmospheric pollutants on high-elevation forests, and impacts of individual choices on energy use and the environment, is the inaugural chair holder. He is the chair of Dartmouth's Environmental Studies Program, and one of the founders of the multidisciplinary graduate program in Earth, Ecosystem, and Ecological Sciences.

5. Furman Receives $1.5 Million Gift Boost Energy Efficiency, Sustainability
Furman University and Duke Energy have announced a partnership to create a demonstration laboratory on the University's campus that will showcase the latest technological advances in energy efficiency and sustainability. Duke Energy has committed $1.5 million to support the construction and operation of the new Cliffs Cottage, a Southern Living Showcase Home that will be a model of "green" design. The immediate area around the Cliffs Cottage will be known as Duke Energy Village. Duke Energy officials said they will work with Furman staff to identify opportunities to incorporate features into the Cliffs Cottage such as automated metering, "next generation" home load control technology and emerging energy efficiency programs for customers.

6. UC Santa Cruz Dining Receives Green Business Certification
Two UC Santa Cruz dining halls and the University's catering service have received green certifications from the Monterey Bay Area Green Business Program. To be certified green, participants must be in compliance with all regulations and meet program standards for conserving resources, preventing pollution, and minimizing waste. The Monterey Bay Area Green Business Program is a partnership of environmental agencies, utilities, and nonprofit organizations that assist, recognize, and promote businesses and government agencies that volunteer to operate in a more environmentally responsible way.

7. Dickinson Receives $93,000 Grant to Expand Farm Composting
Dickinson College has been awarded a $93,000 state grant to purchase equipment that will enable the campus farm to expand and accept more organic materials from existing and new sources, including local businesses. The grant will allow the college to compost an additional 91,000 pounds of material annually. The finished compost will be used at the College's organic farm, where it grows fresh produce that is used in the campus dining halls and donated to needy families in the surrounding community

8. Millsaps Launches '1 Campus, 1 Community' Initiative
Millsaps College has launched a new program initiative called "1 Campus, 1 Community," a multi-year project that will streamline and reinvigorate the College's commitment to serving its neighbors. Supported in part by a $575,000 Hardin Foundation gift to the Millsaps Faith & Work Initiative, "1 Campus, 1 Community" is intended to develop and deepen partnerships between the College and two sets of partners: the North Midtown Community and the K-12 education community. . The College hopes plans to tailor its service to the precise needs that arise among the K-12 community and the North Midtown Community in order to have a deeper, longer lasting impact. In January, community partners to campus will meet with faculty, staff, students board members and alumni. Community partners will give brief presentations to educate the college community about their missions and the needs of Millsaps' neighbors, which will be followed by small group discussions about how Millsaps can approach these needs

9. Tallahassee Community College Signs Performance Contract
Tallahassee Community College recently signed a performance contract the school with Johnson Controls. The seven-year contract is designed to save TCC nearly $380,000 per year through a series of upgrades to its control system, lighting system and water system, as well as additional facility upgrades relating to computer power management. Once completed, the improvements made under the performance contract are expected to reduce costs 19 percent.

10. Dickinson Receives Foodservice Sustainability Award
Dickinson College has received a $5,000 award from the Hobart Center for Foodservice Sustainability for having the most innovative and best-executed foodservice sustainability project of the year. Hobart praised Dickinson for establishing several sustainability programs, including the Dickinson College Organic Farm, a collaborative effort between the dining services staff, faculty and students. The farm supplies the college dining hall with fresh produce raised without the use of chemicals. By purchasing vegetables from the college farm at market price, dining services is saving food and transportation costs. This year, more than $6,500 has been reinvested into the college farm instead of being paid to outside suppliers. Dickinson has also established a variety of initiatives to reduce waste and water and energy use at the college.
See also: View a selection of the award submissions

11. U Florida Encourages Electronic Holiday Cards
As part of its commitment to sustainability, University of Florida is encouraging the campus community to consider delivering their holiday greetings this season via email. The University has made it easy by providing a series of University of Florida themed electronic holiday cards.

12. Aramark Higher Ed Recognized as WasteWise Endorser of the Year
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded ARAMARK Higher Education with the 2007 WasteWise Endorser of the Year Award. ARAMARK was honored for its support of the RecycleMania program. For the past three years, ARAMARK Higher Education has encouraged its college and university partners to participate in the RecycleMania competition and has promoted the competition at these campuses through various initiatives, including Web seminars, collateral and marketing materials, press releases and other external communications. With ARAMARK's help, in 2007 more than 55 partner campuses participated in RecycleMania.

New Resources

13. Climate Change: A Trade Union Responsibility in Higher Education
A discussion paper for a recent conference of Education International, an international organization of education unions, describes the role of education trade unions in addressing climate change. The paper recommends that unions appoint environmental representatives who could negotiate over the introduction of measures to reduce carbon emissions. It also suggests a variety of steps to reduce emissions such as changing the academic year to work through summer, reducing travel to conferences, telecommuting, and greening of the curriculum.

14. Alternatives Magazine Special Issue on Environmental Education
The current issue of Alternatives magazine includes a variety of articles focused on Environmental Education. The magazine's 2007 Environmental Education Directory examines interdisciplinary environmental degrees at 40 Canadian universities. Another article highlights the work of several student sustainability leaders.

Opportunities

15. Excellence in Green Building Curriculum Recognition Awards
The U.S. Green Building Council has begun the Excellence in Green Building Curriculum Awards Program. The program recognizes pre-K through college-level curricula that advance green building ideals. The intent of the awards is to identify discrete, replicable pedagogical efforts and to disseminate these resources through a robust web-based catalog for educators interested in incorporating green building elements into their teaching. USGBC seeks submissions across a broad range of disciplines, highlighting both courses taught within a strict disciplinary framework and multi-disciplinary courses and projects that expose students from different fields to the working methods of one another. The three awards categories are (1) pre-K to 12, (2) community and technical colleges (two-year programs), and (3) college and university programs . USGBC will award up to 12 awards, with up to four awards in each category. Submissions are due on March 17, 2008.

16. Excellence in Green Building Curriculum Incentive Grants
The U.S. Green Building Council seeks to support new curricula that demonstrate significant creativity and advance educational experiences that focus on reconciling humanity with nature and promoting environmental health, social justice, and economic prosperity. USGBC will award up to two grants ($20,000 each) in each of three grant categories: (1) pre-K to 12, (2) community and technical colleges (two year institutions), and (3) colleges and universities. Proposals may include courses, activities, projects, and programs. Proposals are due on March 17, 2008.

17. Research Studentship in Sustainability, U Gloucestershire
Applications are invited for a 3-year full-time Research Studentship in Sustainability, to the value of £12,500 plus tuition fees. The Studentship will be associated with The Sustainability Institute at the University of Gloucestershire. The Institute supports research which will result in change outcomes and makes a contribution to social and institutional progress. In the context of sustainability, progress is defined as an improved quality of life for all which does not endanger biodiversity or productivity of ecosystems. It is expected that the successful applicant will register for a PhD degree, and so will already have or be undertaking a relevant MA. The closing date for applications is December 3, 2007

Jobs & Internships

18. Faculty of Environmental Anthropology, Yale University
Yale University's Department of Anthropology and School of Forestry & Environmental Studies invite applications for a tenure-track joint appointment in environmental anthropology with a focus on "Globalization and Environmental Change." The successful candidate is expected to have an established research program on such topics as: climate change and sustainable rural livelihoods; the implications of globalization for climate change and locally sustainable agriculture and commodity production; urban ecology or urban-rural ecological relations; the social and cultural aspects of water pollution/conservation; and the politics of water in contexts of rural industrialization. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses at all levels in F&ES and Anthropology, including offerings for both F&ES and Anthropology in the undergraduate Environmental Studies major. Review of applications will begin about December 1, 2007, and continue until the position is filled.

19. Campus Field Coordinator, National Wildlife Federation
National Wildlife Federation is seeking a national Campus Field Coordinator who desires to works at the leading edge of a movement for campus climate action. This person will be responsible for: recruiting, cultivating and supporting campus climate champions who commit to reducing their greenhouse gas emissions by at least 2% per year and 60-80% by 2050; organizing regional gatherings and networks to support campus climate action; assisting with resource development and other programmatic support for campuses working to reduce their greenhouse gas pollution; and collaborating and coordinating efforts with NWF's global warming campaign and other national partners such as the Campus Climate Challenge. Applicants should have a bachelors degree and 2 years project management experience.

20. Program Manager, Tufts Institute of the Environment
The Tufts Institute of the Environment seeks an individual with strong organizational skills, experience in management in an academic or related setting and a background in environmental programs to fill a Program Manager position. The Program Manager implements and manages TIE programs in the designated areas of education and scholarship, TIE budgets, identifies funding opportunities and participates in preparing grant proposals. She/he ensures that TIE programs are developed and implemented and effectively represented to internal and external constituencies. The Program Manager is also responsible for all operations of TIE as a key cross-school program of the university. Applicants should have a master's degree in an Environment related field and a minimum of five years of experience. The position is open until filled.

21. Recycling/Solid Waste Management Supervisor, MIT
MIT seeks a Recycling/Solid Waste Management Supervisor to be responsible for continuously improving MIT's recycling program through the development and implementation of educational programs, collaboration with campus recycling and environmental groups, enhancing collection procedures, and adding to the list of solid waste groups to be recycled with a focus on improving the financial return on MIT's recycled waste and increasing MIT's overall recycling efforts. Applicants should have a degree in horticulture, business or industrial engineering, or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience; at least five years of recycling or solid waste management experience; and a minimum of five years' supervisory experience.

22. Asst. Professor, Environmental Studies, U Illinois at Springfield
The Department of Environmental Studies at University of Illinois at Springfield seeks applications at the tenure-track Assistant Professor level with expertise in environmental geology, earth science, and global change. The successful candidate must be able to teach a broad-based, integrated natural science course that brings together the natural and environmental sciences, environmental geology, courses in one or more environmental science and policy areas such as global change, and conduct research in her/his specialization. Review of applications will begin January 7, 2008 and continue until the position is filled.

23. Thomson Chair in Environmental Studies, Davidson College
As part of a newly-formed program in Environmental Studies, Davidson College seeks applications for the position of Distinguished Visiting Professor in Environmental Studies for one semester during 2008-2009 (fall or spring). The teaching load is two courses, one broadly-based for all students and one on a more specialized topic for advanced students; the maximum enrollment for each course is thirty students. A public lecture is also required. Preferred fields include Environmental History, Environmental Philosophy, Environmental Psychology, Demography, Geography, and interdisciplinary Environmental Studies. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until February 1, 2008.

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