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Table of Contents for 4/24/08:

NEWS
1. 4 KY Campuses Partner to Stimulate Green State Energy Policy
2. UW Oshkosh Sustainability Plan Aims for Fossil Fuel Independence
3. UC Santa Barbara Adopts Sustainability Plan
4. UC Santa Cruz Releases Sustainability Assessment
5. UNC Launches Business Accelerator for Sustainable Entrepreneurship
6. U Vermont Offers Full Tuition to Pell Grant Recipients
7. Purdue U to Green 3 Buildings, Purchases Green Vehicles
8. U Minnesota Morris Purchases Electric Vehicle
9. St. Cloud State U Unveils Biofuels Bus
10. Ohio State U Launches Bike Share Program
11. St. Cloud State U to Launch Yellow Bikes Program
12. Portland CC Rock Creek Begins Composting Program
13. The College of William & Mary Opens Campus Garden
14. Columbia U Students Break Ground for Campus Garden
15. Iowa State U Building Awarded LEED Silver
16. Rochester IT Dedicates Green Building
17. Unity College Pledges to Purchase Local Carbon Emission Reductions
18. U Delaware to Conduct GHG Inventory, Unveils Sustainability Website
19. U Texas Austin Requires Students to Use Fluorescent Bulbs in Dorms
20. Humboldt State U Opens Green Research Center
21. U Mary Washington Campaign Saves Energy
22. EPA Announces P3 Winners from Sustainable Design Expo
23. U New Hampshire Students Win Intl Environmental Design Contest
24. Ball State U Student Wins Electric Car for University
25. U Kentucky Trustees Reject Student Approved Green Fee

NEW RESOURCES
26. Student Eco-Literacy & Institution Support Survey for Campus Greening
27. List of Sustainability Faculty Development Workshops
28. New Issues of International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education
29. Higher Education Goes Green Website

OPPORTUNITIES
30. AASHE Student Sustainability Leadership Awards
31. Invitation to Comment on Campus Sustainability Rating System

JOBS & INTERNSHIPS
32. Env. Sustainability Director, Loyola U Chicago
33. Assoc. Director, Environment & Sustainability, Thompson Rivers U
34. Dir. Of Development, Graham Env. Sustainability Institute, U Michigan
35. National Sustainable Campuses Coordinator, Sierra Youth Coalition
36. Web Application Developer, AASHE
37. Sustainability Education Intern, Fort Lewis College
38. Lecturer, Ethical Issues in Sustainable Dev., School for Field Studies
39. Instructor, Chemistry and Environmental Science, Illinois Wesleyan U
40. 2 Assist. Profs., Civil & Environmental Engineering, U Pittsburg

EVENTS
41. CFP, Regist. Open - AASHE 2008: Working Together for Sustainability
42. Creating a Culture of Sustainability Conference

News

1. 4 KY Campuses Partner to Stimulate Green State Energy Policy
Berea College, Centre College, University of Kentucky, and University of Louisville recently partnered to form "Energizing Kentucky," an initiative that encourages Kentucky to focus on a 'coherent and integrated' energy policy. The program will assist policy formation by bringing together state and national energy experts to discuss the economic, educational and environmental opportunities and challenges presented by the world's current energy situation. Three conferences will be offered to address the issues of Energizing Kentucky: the first will address the production, use, and conservation of energy; the second will function to lay the groundwork for a sustainable energy policy; and the third will focus on K-12 and postsecondary education in Kentucky in establishing a framework for a curriculum to build a knowledge base revolving around sustainability and the development of alternative energy sources. Energizing Kentucky was created by the Presidents from each of the four campuses.
See also: Energizing Kentucky Homepage

2. UW Oshkosh Sustainability Plan Aims for Fossil Fuel Independence
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh recently released its Campus Sustainability Plan, which aims for complete independence from fossil fuels for electricity, heating, and cooling. UWO plans to install solar panels, biodiesel electric generators and small wind turbines to help reach this goal. The plan contains 18 major goals and 135 recommendations that aim to incorporate the principles of sustainability into all aspects of the university. UWO would also be a venue for fair-trade products, hire a campus sustainability director, and develop a community garden and composting site.
See also: UW Oshkosh Sustainability Plan Homepage

3. UC Santa Barbara Adopts Sustainability Plan
The University of California, Santa Barbara recently announced its adoption of a Campus Sustainability Plan, which aims to make significant contributions to energy conservation, resource management, environmental awareness, and sustainability education and research on the UCSB campus and beyond. Developed as a "living document" that will be updated on a regular basis, the plan was drafted by the Campus Planning Committee's 17-member Subcommittee on Sustainability. The group worked in consultation with a broad-based coalition of approximately 75 campus "change agents" representing the faculty, staff, and students. Implementation of the plan is the responsibility of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services, who will be aided by a special task force and the Campus Committee for Sustainability.
See also: UCSB Campus Sustainability Plan Homepage

4. UC Santa Cruz Releases Sustainability Assessment
The University of California Santa Cruz recently released its 2007 Campus Sustainability Assessment, which identifies sustainability related successes and areas for improvement in sustainability efforts. The report establishes a basis for measuring progress over time, and is the work of over 60 staff, faculty, and students.
See also: UCSC Campus Sustainability Assessment

5. UNC Launches Business Accelerator for Sustainable Entrepreneurship
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Center for Sustainable Enterprise at the Kenan-Flagler Business School has launched a business accelerator to speed the growth of firms with environmental and social objectives. The Business Accelerator for Sustainable Entrepreneurship will connect entrepreneurs to a range of sustainability resources with the aim of accelerating their growth and impact. Now in a pilot phase, BASE will work with seven early-stage Triangle-based sustainable businesses. The entrepreneurs will receive mentoring by BASE advisory board members; participate in networking events, training and workshops; get access to funding opportunities, service providers and the BASE resource network; and join a network of innovative sustainable entrepreneurs. The pilot phase of BASE will run through September 2008, when it will enter its full-scale phase, which will include a physical incubator with space for up to 10 businesses. Participants will benefit from access to faculty and students for consulting projects and internships; business support services, such as quarterly progress review sessions; and networking and learning opportunities.

6. U Vermont Offers Full Tuition to Pell Grant Recipients
The University of Vermont recently announced that beginning with the 2008 entering fall class, the university will offer grants and scholarships covering all tuition and fees to Vermont undergraduates eligible for Federal Pell Grants. The program will be implemented over the next four years to cover all Pell-eligible Vermont undergraduates attending UVM. When fully implemented, the new initiative will represent an approximately $750,000 investment.

7. Purdue U to Green 3 Buildings, Purchases Green Vehicles
Three Purdue University (IN) buildings have recently been selected for Qualified Energy Savings upgrades as part of an Indiana legislative program. The upgrades will improve the energy efficiency on campus by replacing air handling units, installing more efficient toilets and urinals, and retrofitting kitchen and lavatory faucets with aerators to reduce water consumption. Purdue officials say that the energy savings from the upgrades will translate into a 3.3 percent annual reduction in overall carbon dioxide emissions from the campus utility plant. Additionally, Purdue recently purchased two hybrid vehicles and a mid-sized travel bus that can run on B20 fuel. With the addition of the two new cars, Purdue increased its hybrid fleet to four vehicles.

8. U Minnesota Morris Purchases Electric Vehicle
The University of Minnesota Morris recently purchased a Zero Emissions Vehicle, or ZEV, for the campus' plant services work fleet. Plant services sold its gas powered vehicle to purchase the $12,500 electric vehicle. The ZEV is expected to require 90 percent less maintenance than a normal gas powered automobile.

9. St. Cloud State U Unveils Biofuels Bus
St. Cloud State University (MN) recently unveiled a bus powered by 80 percent recycled vegetable oil and 20 percent diesel fuel. The Husky Fried Ride uses approximately 150 gallons of vegetable oil per week while classes are in session, and is operated by the city bus system on the university park-and-ride routes. The vegetable oil used in the Husky Fried Ride is obtained from the university deep fryers.

10. Ohio State U Launches Bike Share Program
Ohio State University recently launched Buckeye Bikes, a new reservation program that allows students, faculty, and staff to reserve bicycles for free. Bikes are permitted to be on loan for up to 48 hours. The new program offers 20 bicycles that were donated by Schwinn.
See also: OSU Press Release

11. St. Cloud State U to Launch Yellow Bikes Program
St. Cloud State University (MN) recently announced that it will launch the Yellow Bike Program on campus. The St. Cloud community has been donating bikes to the program and volunteers have been repairing the bikes and painting them yellow. The Yellow Bike Program is a bike sharing program that makes bikes available to the community at no cost or for a small fee.

12. Portland CC Rock Creek Begins Composting Program
Portland Community College Rock Creek recently began a vermicomposting program. An estimated 40,000 worms help to break down about 650 pounds of pre-consumer food waste per month within a large composting bin which was paid for with part of a $12,500 state grant. After the food has completely broken down, it is added to the college's organic learning garden. Vegetables grown in the garden are used in the cafeteria's food service program. The composting program has also been incorporated into college courses, ranging from health to environmental sciences to organic gardening. Students also plan to plant two plots in the learning garden to see how they respond to the worm compost.

13. The College of William & Mary Opens Campus Garden
The College of William and Mary Student Environmental Action Coalition recently started an on-campus garden. The garden was plowed and mulched in the fall of 2007, and students started seedlings in February. Campus Grounds gave the students the plot of land and allowed the students to use departmental garden tools. The garden also includes a compost bin in which Dining Services puts food daily. The garden is a result of SEAC, Dining Services, and members of the College's gardens and grounds division. Eventually, SEAC hopes to start a campus and community educational farm, teaching about sustainable agriculture and the farming process.
See also: CWM Campus Garden Video

14. Columbia U Students Break Ground for Campus Garden
Columbia University (NY) recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new campus garden. The project aims to raise student awareness about sustainability, agriculture, and food-related issues by creating a space where students can see and actively participate in the growth of vegetables. The students plan to grow eggplants, tomatoes, squash, onions, and a variety of herbs, which will be sold to support the garden. The student group signed a contract with Facilities Management stating that if the garden project does not succeed, the plot will be returned to the department.

15. Iowa State U Building Awarded LEED Silver
Iowa State University was recently awarded LEED silver certification for Morrill Hall, a 115 year old building that received $10 million in renovations. 27 percent of construction materials were manufactured within 500 miles of the building, 88 percent of the building's structure and shell were kept and rehabilitated, and 18 percent of the new construction materials contained recycled materials. Morris Hall is the first building at ISU to receive green building certification.

16. Rochester IT Dedicates Green Building
Rochester Institute of Technology (NY) recently dedicated its new College of Applied Science and Technology building, RIT's first green structure on campus. The building collects rainwater from the roof and uses the water to flush toilets in the restrooms, reduces energy use by approximately 21 percent, and has a 300 square foot green roof.

17. Unity College Pledges to Purchase Local Carbon Emission Reductions
Unity College (ME) and the Maine State Housing Authority, also known as MaineHousing, recently completed an agreement which states that the College will purchase carbon emission reductions derived from MaineHousing's energy efficiency programs. MaineHousing will use the funds it receives to create additional affordable, environmentally sound, and energy efficient housing.

18. U Delaware to Conduct GHG Inventory, Unveils Sustainability Website
The University of Delaware recently announced that it will conduct a greenhouse gas inventory as part of its new commitment to sustainability on campus. The study, which will be lead by the Director of the University's Center for Energy and Environmental Policy, will be supported by the UD Class of 2008, which has chosen to support the initiative with its senior class gift. UD is also launching a campus sustainability website, which will provide information on current research and campus sustainability events.
See also: UD Sustainability Website
See also: List of Campus Sustainability Websites (AASHE Members Only)

19. U Texas Austin Requires Students to Use Fluorescent Bulbs in Dorms
University of Texas at Austin recently announced that starting Fall semester 2008, students will be required to use fluorescent bulbs instead of incandescent bulbs. As part of this effort, the Division of Housing and Food Services has been in the process of replacing light fixtures with more energy efficient fluorescent models, replacing incandescent bulbs with more efficient fluorescent bulbs, and installing motion detector light switches where applicable. The University will also provide recycling boxes at center desks for students to dispose of burnt out fluorescent bulbs.

20. Humboldt State U Opens Green Research Center
Humboldt State University (CA) recently opened the Green Product Design and Development Laboratory, a research center that allows students to gain skills in designing innovative green products through class and laboratory experiences. GreenLab, as it is called, grew out of a partnership between the HSU School of Business’ Department of Applied Technology, the John Ash Group and HSU’s Office for Economic & Community Development.

21. U Mary Washington Campaign Saves Energy
A University of Mary Washington (VA) student-led environmental campaign has saved an estimated 197 metric tons of carbon dioxide from going into the atmosphere as a result of a shift in energy-saving attitudes and behaviors on campus. Results of a survey showed that students wasted the most energy when taking long showers, leaving computer equipment on when not in use, and running fans and air conditioning units when no one was in the room. The University's energy services company, NORESCO, then designed and provided training for resident assistants to educate others about changing these three specific behaviors. Resident assistants then launched a campaign to change attitudes and behaviors by talking with their residents, modeling the behaviors, and posting flyers to remind students to conserve energy, among other activities. NORESCO plans to expand the program to other colleges and universities.

22. EPA Announces P3 Winners from Sustainable Design Expo
The Environmental Protection Agency recently announced the annual People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) competition winners. This year's winners include students from Drexel University (PA), Loyola University Chicago (IL), the University of California-Berkeley, the University of California-Davis, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the University of Iowa. The national competition, sponsored by the EPA's Office of Research and Development, encourages college students to create sustainable solutions to environmental problems through technological innovation. These sustainable solutions must be environmentally friendly, efficiently use natural resources, and be economically competitive. Each P3 award winner receives funding up to $75,000 to further develop their designs and implement them in the field or move them to the marketplace. The P3 Award competition was held at the EPA's fourth annual National Sustainable Design Expo in Washington, D.C., where over 40 Exhibitors and over 50 P3 teams demonstrated their sustainable designs and new products for green buildings, innovative alternative energy technologies, strategies for rainwater collection and purification, and more.
See also: Sustainable Design Expo Homepage

23. U New Hampshire Students Win Intl Environmental Design Contest
A team of University of New Hampshire business and engineering students recently won first place at the 2008 International Environmental Design Contest held at New Mexico State University. This year’s design tasks were based on real-world environmental challenges, focusing on technologies to tackle renewable energy innovation, sustainable building design, and water issues. The 14 member team, Retrolutions, developed the project EARTH (Education, Awareness, Reduction, Technology, and Holistic Approach), an integrated plan to retrofit a building in Phoenix. They conducted energy and water audits, and suggested reducing the demand of energy and water through education and awareness of the building’s occupants as well as by employing existing technologies. They also designed three technologies that could be implemented to minimize the buildings energy and water demands: a grey water recycling system, a solar concentrating energy production system, and a compressed air enhanced evaporative cooling system. Retrolutions has been invited to present their project at the Environmental Protection Agency Science Forum in May 2008.

24. Ball State U Student Wins Electric Car for University
Ball State University student Jagjeet Singh Chahal recently won a $1,000 scholarship and a Miles electric vehicle for BSU for the Miles Revolution Video Contest. Chahal's video garnered the most views of any entrant with over 24,000 views on YouTube. The goal of the contest was to engage students in their institution's sustainability efforts and promote the use of alternative fuel vehicles on university campuses nationwide.
See also: Miles Electric Vehicles Press Release
See also: Chahal's Video

25. U Kentucky Trustees Reject Student Approved Green Fee
The University of Kentucky Board of Trustees recently rejected a student approved green fee for the second time. A $6 - $8 green fee, approved by 67 percent of the students in 2006 to support renewable energy on campus, was voted on in 2007 and failed to pass. This year, although the proposed fee increase was reduced to 50-cents, the green fee was again rejected. The Board felt that the proposal did not specify in sufficient detail how the money would be spent. Students rejected this argument, claiming that the fee would be spent on renewable energy.
See also: UK Greenthumb Blog

New Resources

26. Student Eco-Literacy & Institution Support Survey for Campus Greening
Researchers at the College of William and Mary (VA) recently released a study entitled, "Campus Greening Efforts: What Difference Do They Make?" Researchers surveyed over 1,700 American college students on their knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors about climate change. The study compared universities that received either a high grade, A, or a low grade, D or F, on the levels of institutional commitment to environmental sustainability measures as determined by the Sustainable Endowments Institute Report Card. The survey illustrated that what colleges are doing to help students save energy is strongly correlated with students’ own actions regarding climate change. Schools graded highly on the Report Card have students who are more likely than low-graded schools to: turn off their computers at night, use fewer appliances in their rooms, regularly adjust their thermostats to save energy, and have reduced their energy use since beginning college.
See also: Full Study (link no longer available)

27. List of Sustainability Faculty Development Workshops
AASHE has published a list of institutions that have held sustainability faculty development workshops and links to more information about each institution's workshop(s). For some institutions, such faculty development workshops are key strategy for advancing sustainability across the curriculum. This resource is only accessible to AASHE members.

28. New Issues of 'International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education'
Two new issues of the 'International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education' are now available. Issues 1 and 2 of Volume 9 include papers on: developing ecological footprint scenarios on university campuses; sustainability in higher education in Atlantic Canada; achieving transformative sustainability learning; designing low carbon higher education systems; professional development for education for sustainability; growing a campus native species garden; and more.
See also: IJSHE Issue 2

29. Higher Education Goes Green Website
The American Council on Education has launched, "Higher Education Goes Green," a website that offers news and videos on green campus initiatives. The site also provides a list of campus sustainability websites.

Opportunities

30. AASHE Student Sustainability Leadership Awards
AASHE is now accepting applications for the 2008 Student Sustainability Leadership Award, to be presented in November at AASHE 2008: Working Together for Sustainability – On Campus and Beyond. The Student Sustainability Achievement Award honors an undergraduate student from an AASHE member institution who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in promoting campus sustainability. Applications are due August 1, 2008. The Student Sustainability Leadership Award includes a $750 prize. In addition, the winner of this year's award will be featured in Sustainability: The Journal of Record.

31. Invitation to Comment on Campus Sustainability Rating System
AASHE is inviting feedback from the campus sustainability community on the latest draft of the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System (STARS). AASHE intends for STARS to provide a standardized system for tracking information about sustainability performance and to enable better information sharing about campus sustainability practices. The public comment period ends on May 9, 2008.

Jobs & Internships

32. Env. Sustainability Director, Loyola U Chicago
Loyola University Chicago and the Center for Urban Environmental Research and Policy invite applications for the position of University Environmental Sustainability Director. The Sustainability Director, in conjunction with key stakeholders, will develop and implement a plan to transform LUC into a sustainable university. The Sustainability Director will also be expected to teach a course related to sustainability in the undergraduate Environmental Science/Studies Program and will be involved in all aspects of initiating and orchestrating the sustainability plan, including developing sustainability in the undergraduate and graduate curriculum. Qualifications include an advanced degree in an appropriate field, five years minimum experience in an academic setting, and experience and leadership in the area of sustainability, resource management, environmental studies, planning or related initiatives. A doctorate degree is preferred. Applications are due July 1, 2008.

33. Assoc. Director, Environment & Sustainability, Thompson Rivers U
Thompson Rivers University (BC) is seeking an Associate Director of Environment and Sustainability to manage the activities of the Campus Environmental and Sustainability Office. The successful applicant will be responsible for the formation of new policy, coordinating, developing, planning, managing, monitoring and evaluating the energy, vehicle emissions, water and waste management systems, climate change programs, and educational and information programs on campus. This Associate Director will work closely with the Environmental Advisory Committee to encourage and facilitate the sustainability programs initiated by students, faculty and staff in meeting the goals of ecological, social and economic sustainability at TRU. Qualifications include a relevant Master’s Degree in Natural Resources, Environmental Policy or a related field; more than five years experience in policy development and implementing sustainability programs; and a demonstrated ability to work efficiently and professionally with a diverse range of people. The review of applications will begin May 16, 2008, and will continue until the position is filled.

34. Dir. Of Development, Graham Env. Sustainability Institute, U Michigan
The University of Michigan's Graham Environmental Sustainability Institute is seeking an experienced fundraiser to serve as the Director of Development for the newly created Graham Environmental Sustainability Institute. The Director is responsible for conceiving and implementing successful strategies for prospects and donors, cultivating and soliciting annual and major gifts, as well as planning and directing the solicitation of prospects by the Director of the Institute, among other faculty and senior administrators. A Bachelor's degree is required, but a Master's degree in business, policy, or sustainability related field is preferred. The position is open until filled.

35. National Sustainable Campuses Coordinator, Sierra Youth Coalition
The Sierra Youth Coalition invites applicants for the National Sustainable Campuses Coordinator. The National Sustainable Campuses Coordinator is responsible for the successful implementation of the Sustainable Campuses Project, which includes coordinating the Sustainable Campuses staff team, resource development, external networking, fundraising, budgeting, and overseeing the planning and implementation of the Annual National Sustainable Campuses Conference. A BA or BS in any field or equivalent experience is preferred. Applications are due May 16, 2008.

36. Web Application Developer, AASHE
AASHE invites applications for a Web Application Developer. The successful applicant will work as part of the IT Team to develop web applications requested by AASHE staff, members, and partners. Duties will include leading the development of data intensive and user friendly web applications that help colleges and universities share information and measure their progress toward meeting sustainability goals, indentifying programming paradigms and design patterns most suitable for AASHE’s application needs, and developing creative solutions to complex programming problems. Experience developing web applications in a LAMP environment is highly desired. A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Sciences or similar curriculum with software development emphasis is required. The position is open until filled.
See also: AASHE Blog Post

37. Sustainability Education Intern, Fort Lewis College
The Fort Lewis College (CO) Environmental Center is seeking an intern to work full-time from August 11, 2008 to May 8, 2009. The Environmental Center internship seeks to provide professional training in all aspects of environmental non-profit work while focusing on campus sustainability. The EC intern will gain experience with outreach and public involvement, media and communications, organizing events and educational programs, managing campus and community projects, fundraising, and administration. Applicants should be in the final stages of an undergraduate degree program or already possess a bachelor’s degree. Applicants with knowledge of campus sustainability are preferred. Previous experience with a college/university environmental program or club, environmental studies department, or campus recycling program is desired. The intern will receive housing, a stipend, and an Americorps education award. Applications are due June 1, 2008.
See also: FLC Environmental Center Homepage

38. Lecturer, Ethical Issues in Sustainable Dev., School for Field Studies
The School for Field Studies (MA) Center for Coastal Studies is seeking a Resident Lecturer in Economic and Ethical Issues in Sustainable Development. The course is based on critical and local environmental issues in a problem-based interdisciplinary curriculum. The candidate will lead designated components of the Center's Five-Year Research Plan, including overseeing and advising the student directed research projects that relate to the research areas. Qualifications include a Ph.D., University-level teaching experience in Environmental Policy, Socio-Economics, Anthropology, Sociology, Environmental/Ecological Economics, Community Development/Planning or a similar field, and field research experience. The position is open until filled.

39. Instructor, Chemistry and Environmental Science, Illinois Wesleyan U
The Illinois Wesleyan University Department of Chemistry and the Environmental Studies Program are seeking a full-time, visiting instructor or part-time instructors to teach courses in analytical chemistry and environmental science for the 2008-2009 academic year. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in the chemical or environmental sciences (or anticipate having one in the near future) and be interested in teaching in an undergraduate institution that emphasizes close student-faculty interaction and undergraduate research. Qualified candidates should be prepared to teach courses in at least one of the following areas and preferably in all three: upper-level analytical chemistry courses, environmental science courses, and general chemistry. The position is open until filled.

40. 2 Assist. Profs., Civil & Environmental Engineering, U Pittsburg
The University of Pittsburg Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering invites applications for two non-tenure stream positions at the Assistant Professor level in support of UP's Sustainability and Green Design initiative. Applicants should have an earned Ph.D. degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering or an allied field with research and teaching interest in methods and practices of life cycle assessment, with a particular understanding of the entire life cycle of the built environment. Candidates should be able to identify and quantify green building materials, model the environmental impacts of construction processes, and project delivery methods for green buildings. Candidates should also understand the economic and environmental impacts of energy production and use as it relates to climate change. The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.

Events

41. CFP, Regist. Open - AASHE 2008: Working Together for Sustainability
Nov 9-11, 2008; Raleigh, NC
AASHE is inviting submissions of abstracts for AASHE 2008: Working Together for Sustainability - On Campus and Beyond. Over 1,000 participants are expected from every sector of the higher education community, including sustainability officers, administrators from academics and operations, facilities officers, operations and finance staff, design consultants, and faculty and students from a variety of disciplines. Keynote speakers include Van Jones, Peter Senge, Lester Brown, and Vandana Shiva. Presentation proposals are due by May 1. Early registration ends June 17, 2008. Discounts are available for students and AASHE members.

42. Creating a Culture of Sustainability Conference (link no longer available)
May 28-30, 2008; Denver, CO
Academic Impressions will host "Creating a Culture of Sustainability," a conference that will offer sustainability coordinators and those charged with organizing sustainability efforts across campus the skills to create a roadmap for promoting a culture of sustainability on campus. The conference will teach participants how to develop and increase sustainability efforts, think and plan strategically for carbon neutrality, develop creative financing strategies for sustainability initiatives, implement innovative strategies for engaging students, faculty, and staff, and track the progress of sustainability efforts on campus.

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