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Table of Contents for 1/17/08:

NEWS
1. Ohio U to Reduce Off-Campus Energy Use
2. U Florida Commits to Green Cleaning Practices
3. SUNY ESF Introduces 2 Environmental Studies Grad Programs
4. SUNY ESF Enlarges Alternative Fuel Supply
5. U New Hampshire Recycles Demolished Building Materials
6. National Law Journal Covers Law Schools Going Green
7. Andover Newton Trustees Vote to Cut Energy Consumption by 20%
8. U Central Oklahoma Introduces Bike Share Program
9. UCSD Seeks to Reduce Water and Energy Use through Weather Sensors
10. MIT Announces Energy Research Partnership
11. Duke Hires Coordinator of Student Environmental Initiatives
12. U Maine Art Students Participate in Global Warming Exhibit
13. UC San Francisco Expands Composting Program
14. Laramie County CC Named Energy Innovator of the Year
15. Stony Brook U's 'Earthstock' Receives Student Affairs Award
16. Owens CC Offers Green Technology Program

NEW RESOURCES
17. Higher Education in a Warming World
18. New Resource on Academic Programs in Sustainable Development
19. 2008 Campus Vote Initiative

OPPORTUNITIES
20. Smart and Sustainable Campus Conference Student Scholarships
21. Opportunity to be Featured in Making a Difference College Guide
22. Call for Applications: Community Engagement Classification

JOBS & INTERNSHIPS
23. Director of Sustainability, University of Notre Dame
24. Dir., Enviro. Mission Initiatives & Rachel Carson Inst., Chatham U
25. Exec. Dir., OR Bio-Economy and Sustainable Technologies Center
26. Dir.,Ctr. For Environmental & Sustainability Education, Dickinson College
27. Sustainability Manager, West Coast Region, ARAMARK
28. Managing Director, Sustainable Supply Chain Management, U Oregon
29. Green Campus Intern, Northwest SEED
30. Assoc./Assist. Prof., Environmental Studies and Sustainability, Drew U
31. Faculty, Environmental Change and Political Economy, Tufts U
32. End. Chair in Sustainable Materials and Energy Sys., Wichita State U
33. Postdoc. Research Fellow, Ctr for Sustainable Energy, Columbia U

EVENTS
34. CFP: Upper Midwest Association for Campus Sustainability Conference
35. Making Sustainability Come Alive on Your Campus Webinar

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News

1. Ohio U to Reduce Off-Campus Energy Use
Ohio University has received a $50,000 grant from the Sugar Bush Foundation for a project that aims to reduce energy waste in off-campus student housing. The grant will support the University's Green House Project, which provides energy-efficiency audits of residential properties and disseminates information, recommendations and financial support to students and landlords interested in making related improvements. The project will offset a portion of OU's carbon footprint as part of the University's participation in the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment.

2. U Florida Commits to Green Cleaning Practices
The University of Florida's Building Services Department of the Physical Plant Division announced its commitment to green cleaning practices throughout all of the campus buildings. UF Building Services and the Office of Sustainability have developed greener training programs for custodial supervisors and staff. The training will include discussion on minimizing energy consumption, recycling, waste reduction, ergonomics, the importance of proper maintenance of entryway matting, and other sustainable practices.

3. SUNY ESF Introduces 2 Environmental Studies Grad Programs
The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry has established a master of science and a master of professional studies, both in environmental studies. The research focused MS program offers students an interdisciplinary understanding of environmental issues and the problems that underlie them, and is intended for students with a wide range of undergraduate degrees. The MPS program is a career-focused, non-thesis degree with less emphasis on research. It is aimed at professionals already working in various environmental fields. Both programs focus on the core areas of sustainability, policy, governance, conflict resolution, advocacy, ethics, and perception and behavior.

4. SUNY ESF Enlarges Alternative Fuel Supply
The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry recently had two 3,000 gallon alternative fuel storage tanks delivered to its campus in order to supply the college's growing fleet of alternative fuel vehicles. Over 34% of SUNY ESF vehicles run on fuels such as flex-fuel, biodiesel, electric hybrids, concentrated natural gas, and propane.

5. U New Hampshire Recycles Demolished Building Materials
The University of New Hampshire has recycled more than 98% of the rubble from the recently demolished DeMeritt Hall. Most of the masonry will be used as road fill, some of the wood was in good enough condition to sell, and much of the flooring will be re-milled and go back into the new building's floors. The new building will incorporate numerous energy efficient features as well.

6. National Law Journal Covers Law Schools Going Green
A recently article in the National Law Journal describes how law schools across the country are going green. The University of Colorado School of Law's Wolf Law Building and the University of Denver's Frank H. Ricketson Jr. Law Building have both been certified LEED gold in recently years, and many schools plan to follow suit. Environmentally and sustainably focused law courses and degrees have become more prevalent in recent years, and law schools are seeing increasing student interest in environmental law topics as well.

7. Andover Newton Trustees Vote to Cut Energy Consumption by 20%
The Andover Newton Theological School's Board of Trustees voted unanimously to reduce energy consumption by 20% over 5 years. The Board promised to publish annual progress reports and is hoping that entire community will take part in the effort.

8. U Central Oklahoma Introduces Bike Share Program
The University of Central Oklahoma recently launched its "Bum-A-Bike" initiative, a program which allows UCO students, faculty, and staff to check out bikes free of charge for up to two weeks with a campus ID. The program was initiated when the manager of a local restaurant donated 10 bicycles to the university.

9. UCSD Seeks to Reduce Water and Energy Use through Weather Sensors
The University of California, San Diego plans to install a network of up to 30 weather sensors on rooftops across campus. The data retrieved from the sensors will serve to provide an accurate display of weather conditions, which will allow for better control of the inside temperatures. The program could also help run the university irrigation system more efficiently and help determine the best placement for solar arrays.

10. MIT Announces Energy Research Partnership
MIT announced that it will be partnering with Italian energy company, Eni, to develop advanced solar technologies. The Eni-MITEI Solar Frontiers Research Program will focus on nano-structured thin film photovoltaics, luminescent solar concentrators, self assembling photovoltaic materials, water splitting, materials for solar energy capture and storage, and maximizing the return on investment for solar thermals plants. Eni will also support various other energy related projects such as research in evaluation methodologies for the commercial potential of energy startups and novel energy technologies.

11. Duke Hires Coordinator of Student Environmental Initiatives
Duke University has appointed Charlotte R. Clark to the newly created Coordinator of Student Environmental Initiatives position. Clark will work with the Nicholas School's Director of Undergraduate Studies and Duke's VP of Student Affairs to develop a strategic, university-wide plan to boost environmental awareness and encourage greater participation in environmental initiatives. Her main goals include promoting environmental literacy, promoting best practices for environmental management on campus, and increasing student engagement with each other and with faculty and staff around environmental topics and activities.

12. U Maine Art Students Participate in Global Warming Exhibit
University of Maine art students submitted their global warming and environmentally focused work to an exhibit hosted by the Kennebec Art Association. During the exhibition, participating artists will be accepting donations to purchase offsets for the carbon fuels and materials used for the event.

13. UC San Francisco Expands Composting Program
Retail Services at the University of California, San Francisco will introduce a "Going Greener" campaign, which will expand the current program to provide composting options to customers and the general public. Composting, recycling, and garbage bins complete with detailed signage will be made available in the plaza. Campus vendors will also participate by composting their compostable to-go ware. The program will be piloted for six months before it will be introduced to other campus locations.

14. Laramie County CC Named Energy Innovator of the Year
Laramie County Community College has been named the Energy Innovator of the Year, an award presented by the Renewable Energy Coalition of Wyoming. The award is result of LCCC's leadership in the state regarding renewable energy. This leadership includes the installation of its own 100 foot wind turbine, energy-efficient construction practices, and the new Wind Technician Program.

15. Stony Brook U's 'Earthstock' Receives Student Affairs Award
The EarthStock program series at Stony Brook University received the 2007 Outstanding Student Affairs Award for Emerging Programs. EarthStock is a series of programs that educate the campus and local community on the environment and sustainability. The event, chosen from more than 40 entries, is designed to raise awareness and help provide solutions for climate change and global warming by involving local, regional and national government and business leaders in the discussion. It was started as a grassroots effort by students and staff to celebrate Earth Day in 2002, and is now a weeklong event featuring 32 departments on campus.

16. Owens CC Offers Green Technology Program
Owens Community College Workforce and Community Services is offering a new Green Technology program. The program is designed to raise awareness of renewable energy technologies and provide students with enhanced knowledge about green living.

New Resources

17. Higher Education in a Warming World
The National Wildlife Federation has released "Higher Education in a Warming World: The Business Case of Climate Leadership on Campus." The new publication highlights the business, educational and moral arguments for reducing greenhouse gas emissions on campus, with best practices from US colleges and universities. The report includes case examples on implementing climate action solutions in the areas of energy efficiency, renewable energy, cogeneration, transportation, green buildings, renewable energy credits, and more. The report also features case scenarios on financing climate action.

18. New Resource on Academic Programs in Sustainable Development
AASHE has compiled a list of undergraduate and graduate programs in Sustainable Development. The resource also includes academic research centers on sustainable development and is available only to AASHE members.

19. 2008 Campus Vote Initiative
Campus Compact has launched a new website to encourage higher education institutions to help educate and empower students to take part in the upcoming elections. The website features information on voter registration, ways to connect service with civic engagement, strategies for encouraging democratic participation, and model campus programs. The site also offers hands-on tools and templates for students, faculty, and community service staff as well as information on other nonpartisan democracy initiatives.

Opportunities

20. Smart and Sustainable Campus Conference Student Scholarships
The partnering organizations of the Smart and Sustainable Campus Conference are pleased to announce a call for conference student scholarship applications. The scholarship will include on-site registration materials, attendance at all conference sessions, and meals offered during the event. The conference will be held March 31 - April 2, 2008 at the University of Maryland, College Park. 20 scholarships are available for the both undergraduate and graduate students. Deadline for applications is February 29, 2008.

21. Opportunity to be Featured in Making a Difference College Guide
Miriam Weinstein, the author of Making A Difference College Guide, is seeking colleges with a strong focus on the environment and sustainability to feature in the 11th edition of her book, the Authoritative Guide to Green and Socially Responsible Colleges. She is particularly looking for schools with strong student activism supported by the administration. Campus sustainability efforts are also looked upon favorably. Miriam requests a sliding scale fee to be featured in her book. She is on a tight deadline so a quick response is necessary to take advantage of this opportunity. Institutions interested in being featured should contact Miriam directly at mw@sageworks.net.

22. Call for Applications: Community Engagement Classification
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has announced the call for applications for the 2008 Community Engagement Classification process. The program provides a way for institutions to describe commitments to their community with a public and nationally recognized classification. The documentation framework's purpose is to honor the diversity of institutions and their approaches to community engagement. The deadline for declaring intent to apply is March 1, 2008.
See also: Campus Compact's Guide to the Community Engagement Classification

Jobs & Internships

23. Director of Sustainability, University of Notre Dame
The University of Notre Dame seeks to hire a Director of Sustainability. Reporting to the Vice President of Operations, the Director of Sustainability will build institutional learning capacities to support continuous improvement in building design and operations, landscaping, procurement, energy and water conservation, waste disposal and recycling, and service provision. Specific duties include creating a strategy to integrate sustainable principles into the operational functions of the university, interact with departments to enhance existing sustainability efforts, coordinate cross-functional efforts, and brainstorm new initiatives. Related Bachelor's and Master's degrees required. The position will be open until filled.

24. Dir., Enviro. Mission Initiatives & Rachel Carson Inst., Chatham U
Chatham University seeks a dynamic and experienced leader for its environmental mission and the Rachel Carson Institute. The candidate will be the leader of all University environmental initiatives, develop curriculum, and provide educational and co-curricular programs that will marshal University resources and interest in environmental issues by creating study sites abroad. Candidates must have an earned doctorate in a relevant field, have a substantial record of at least five years as teacher, be a scholar and an advocate, and have proven administrative and fundraising skills. Expertise in and experience with international issues and developments is preferred. This is a twelve-month, renewable term appointment with teaching responsibilities and faculty rank.

25. Exec. Dir., OR Bio-Economy and Sustainable Technologies Center
The Oregon Bio-Economy and Sustainable Technologies Signature Research Center is seeking an Executive Director, who will be a permanent appointment based upon 2-year review by the Board. The ED will be responsible for coordinating and implementing all activities and for leading the development and management of the center. Thirty percent of the successful candidates time will be spend working with Oregon University System employees on sustainability issues. An ideal candidate would be a leader with a strong business background who is able to build effective collaboration across multiple campuses, disciplines and industries. Deadline is February 15, 2008.

26. Dir., Ctr. For Environmental & Sustainability Education, Dickinson College
Dickinson College seeks a Director for its new Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education. The Center Director will provide leadership for a major, interdisciplinary, initiative to make environmental and sustainability studies a defining characteristic of the College's academic program. The Director's responsibilities will include assisting in the creation of new courses and enhancing existing offerings, conducting faculty development workshops/projects, creating and supporting student research and academic internships, integrating the College's extensive co-curricular programs with the curriculum, and administering an Environmental Education Fund in support of these activities. The Director will also teach one or two courses per year in an area of his/her environmental expertise. The Center Director reports directly to the Provost. Review of applicants will begin March 15, 2008.

27. Sustainability Manager, West Coast Region, ARAMARK
ARAMARK is seeking candidates for the position of Sustainability Manager. Responsibilities include overseeing the Higher Education accounts in the West Coast Region and leading sustainability initiatives for Campus Dining that are in agreement with ARAMARK and respective college and university goals. The ideal candidate would be able to execute new programs or practices in a dynamic campus environment. The position will be part of ARAMARK's national network of sustainability professionals. Knowledge and passion for sustainability and/or LEED Accreditation is required. A bachelor's degree in Marketing, Business Management, Architectural or Project Management is preferred.

28. Managing Director, Sustainable Supply Chain Management, U Oregon (link no longer available)
The Sustainable Supply Chain Management Center in the Lundquist College of Business at the University of Oregon is seeking a Managing Director. This person will be accountable for the center's budget and staffing, support preparation of grant applications, development, administration and coordination of student-based activities at the graduate and undergraduate level, including orientations, experiential learning, and guest speakers. The Director will be expected to mentor graduate and undergraduate students and identify internship and career opportunities in cooperation with the LCB Career Services. Review of Applications will begin on February 15, 2008, and will continue until the position is filled.

29. Green Campus Intern, Northwest SEED
The Northwest Sustainable Energy for Economic Development invites applications for a Green Campus intern. Intern responsibilities include building coalitions and partnerships with other students and student groups, developing campus leaders for organizing and outreach efforts, developing support with faculty, the administration, and facilities management, and to keep in regular contact with the Northwest SEED staff. An ideal candidate is a student who is active in making his/her own college or university a better steward of the environment and is interested in renewable energy policy. The position requires 5 hours per week and offers a small stipend.

30. Assoc./Assist. Prof., Environmental Studies and Sustainability, Drew U
Drew University seeks applicants for the new tenure-track position of Associate or Assistant Professor to help build a new interdisciplinary major in Environmental Studies and Sustainability. Candidates should have expertise in GIS and in environmental geology, physical geography, or a closely related field; the area of specialization must relate to environmental issues. The department of appointment will depend on the individual's specialty. This faculty member would teach GIS, environmental geography or geology, and (with others) gateway and core courses for the new major. In addition, s/he would help other faculty integrate GIS into their courses and research. A Ph.D. and a high quality record of teaching and research are required. Applications received by February 1, 2008 will receive the highest consideration.

31. Faculty, Environmental Change and Political Economy, Tufts U
The Feinstein International Center, within the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, at Tufts University, is seeking to enhance its faculty complement in the realm of environmental change and political economy. The candidate will develop a coherent long term action-research program (alone or in partnership with other FIC faculty) exploring the two-way relationship between emerging risks and vulnerabilities related to climate and environmental change, and the political economy of conflict and violence among communities affected by such change. The focus of the research should be primarily but not exclusively, African. The successful candidate is expected to be active in raising funds for their research program and the activities of the Center. The projected starting date is July 1, 2008. Review of applications will begin in mid-March and will continue until the position is filled.

32. End. Chair in Sustainable Materials and Energy Sys., Wichita State U
Wichita State University seeks a Professor in the field of Sustainable Materials and Energy Systems. The successful candidate is expected to provide leadership in building a research program with an interdisciplinary team of faculty of complementary interests at the University. Required qualifications include an earned Ph.D. in Engineering or a discipline that interacts with Engineering to investigate sustainable materials and energy systems, a demonstrated record of collaborative research with investigations in the social sciences, economics, or management fields, a proven ability to generate substantial external research funding and attract graduate students, and a demonstrated ability to teach effectively. The review of applications will begin on February 15th, 2008 and will continue until the position is filled.

33. Postdoc. Research Fellow, Ctr for Sustainable Energy, Columbia U
The Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy at Columbia University is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to research a reduced-emissions cement kiln. The position will report to the Director for Sustainable Energy at The Earth Institute. The candidate must have a Ph.D. in environmental engineering, chemical engineering, process engineering, or a related field and expertise in one or more of the following areas: carbon sequestration, cement production, reaction engineering, energy conversion systems, alternative energy, synthesis of engineered particles, and multiphase flow systems. Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Events

34. CFP: Upper Midwest Association for Campus Sustainability Conference (link no longer available)
April 18-19, 2008; Luther College, Decorah, IA
The Upper Midwest Association for Campus Sustainability has issued a Call for Presenters for its next conference, "Creating Sustainable Connections." Topics may include but are not limited to: green building, alternative energy, campus recycling and composting, local and organic foods, environmental education, community organizing, energy efficiency, student participation, transportation, building maintenance and housekeeping, integrating sustainability into the curriculum and other subjects related to sustainable campus design, operations or living. Session formats may include panel presentations, workshops, plenary addresses, roundtable discussions, posters, or other methods appropriate to the topic. Proposals are welcomed from all campus constituents-faculty, administrators, staff, and students; individuals or companies providing products or services that support the goal of campus sustainability are also invited to participate. Proposals will be accepted through January 31, 2008.

35. Making Sustainability Come Alive on Your Campus Webinar
Febrary 14, 2008; 2:00 - 3:30 PM CST; Online
Magna Publications will be hosting a video online seminar that will discuss the national trends occurring in business and higher education regarding sustainable development. The webinar will also talk about what is happening on campuses and in communities across the country and what every individual can do to get involved. The webinar is intended for Student Affairs staff, RAs, Residential Directors, Student Group Coordinators, Facilities, Purchasing, Business, and Planning staff, and all faculty with an interest in sustainability on campus.

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