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Table of Contents for 5/1/08:

NEWS
1. Presidents Climate Commitment Reaches All 50 States
2. Columbia U Pilots Program to Reward Recycling
3. Temple U to Establish Office of Sustainability & Hire Sustainability Dir.
4. U Central Florida Establishes Dept of Sustainability & Energy Mgmt
5. Dartmouth College Hires New Sustainability Manager
6. Rochester Inst. of Tech. Sustainability Center Receives $2M Donation
7. UC Irvine Establishes New Environment Institute
8. Caltech to Establish Environmental Science Center
9. Rochester Inst. of Tech. Announces Transportation Research Initiative
10. Point Loma Nazarene U to Build 450 kW Solar Array
11. Caltech Installs 230 kW Solar Facility
12. U Penn Increases its Wind Power Purchase
13. EPA Announces Winners of Campus Green Power Challenge
14. U Utah Unveils New Cogeneration Steam System
15. Unity College Pres. to Live in On-Campus Sustainable House
16. Oregon State U Announces Financial Aid Plan
17. Worchester Polytechnic Institute to Offer Env. Studies BA
18. City College of NY Hires Dir. of Sustainable Technologies Institute
19. U Delaware, UW-La Crosse, Moravian College Sign Talloires Declaration
20. Academic Publisher Launches Green Chemistry Journal
21. Westminster College Launches Bike Share Program
22. Washington U in St. Louis to Offer Occasional Parking Program
23. U Wisconsin – La Crosse Students Approve Green Fee
24. Appalachian State U to Hold Benefit for Renewable Energy
25. Columbia U Trades Incandescent Bulbs for CFLs
26. Benefit CD for Energy Action Coalition Released

NEW RESOURCES
27. Special Issue of Academic Matters on Campus Sustainability
28. Survey of MBA Student Feelings on the Business/Society Relationship
29. List of Campus Bicycle-Share Programs

OPPORTUNITIES
30. Call for Papers: Climate Action Planning at US Campuses
31. AASHE Campus Sustainability Leadership Awards
32. Invitation to Become an AASHE 2008 Supporting Institution

JOBS & INTERNSHIPS
33. Sustainability Coordinator, Allegheny College
34. Sustainability Coordinator, Saint Michael's College
35. Director of Sustainable Design, Boston Architectural College
36. Director for Rural Sustainable Development, U Maine Fort Kent
37. Prof., Chair in Environmental & Natural Resources, U Wyoming
38. 3 Summer Interns, AASHE
39. Rocky Mountain Institute Campus Sustainability Internship

EVENTS
40. ACPA Institute on Sustainability at Harvard University
41. CFP Deadline Extended – AASHE 2008 Conference
42. Virtual Energy Forum
43. UBC, U Washington Summer Institute in Sustainability

News

1. Presidents Climate Commitment Reaches All 50 States
With recent signings from college and university presidents in Mississippi, Nebraska, and the District of Columbia, the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment now has signatories in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. 20 institutions have signed the Commitment since the last update in AASHE Bulletin. In doing so, these campuses have committed to develop comprehensive plans for achieving climate neutrality. The new signatories are: Robert C. Khayat of the University of Mississippi, Martha Dunagin Saunders of the University of Southern Mississippi, Brian L. Friedrich of Concordia University (NE), Steven Knapp of George Washington University (DC), Cornelius M. Kerwin of American University (DC), Michael K. Young of the University of Utah, Kenneth E. Peacock of Appalachian State University (NC), Ann Weaver Hart of Temple University (PA), Cassandra Manuelito-Kerkvliet of Antioch University Seattle (WA), Gerald Pumphrey of South Puget Sound Community College (WA), Thomas Hellie of Linfield College (OR), Roy Nirschel of Roger Williams University (RI), Phoebe K. Helm of Hartnell College (CA), Jack Oharah of Edmonds Community College (WA), Juan R. Olivarez of Grand Rapids Community College (MI), Roy A. Church of Lorain County Community College (OH), Cliff L. Wood of Rockland Community College (NY), Carl E. Haynes of Tompkins Cortland Community College (NY), Sandra Kurtinitisof the Community College of Baltimore County (MD), and William G. Ingram of Durham Technical Community College (NC). 539 college and university presidents and chancellors have now signed the Commitment.

2. Columbia U Pilots Program to Reward Recycling
Columbia University (NY) recently began piloting RecycleBank, a program that weighs recycling and pays the recycler for the amount recorded. Each student can obtain a RecycleBank card, and when they take their recycling to the closest kiosk, they swipe their card and collect points. These points can then be spent at participating local and national merchants such as ITunes and Chipotle. The program, which was designed by a Columbia graduate, was originally designed to be used in cities; it has now been modified to be used by campuses.
See also: Columbia RecycleBank Homepage

3. Temple U to Establish Office of Sustainability & Hire Sustainability Dir.
Temple University recently announced that it will establish an Office of Sustainability in the office of the Vice President for Operations. A new director of sustainability will be appointed to integrate sustainable principles into Temple’s operational, academic and service functions. The director will work with students, faculty and staff to develop sustainable programs and activities, and to implement a comprehensive sustainability strategy.

4. U Central Florida Establishes Dept of Sustainability & Energy Mgmt
The University of Central Florida recently established a Department of Sustainability and Energy Management within its Facilities and Safety division, to dedicate resources to improving energy and water efficiency and conservation on campus. This reorganization will build on the successes of UCF’s former Center for Energy and Sustainability. Plans for the new department include eco-friendly competitions among residence halls, a LEED silver certification for all new buildings policy, and a 20 percent reduction in energy consumption by 2010.

5. Dartmouth College Hires New Sustainability Manager
Dartmouth College (NH) recently hired Kathy Fallon Lambert as the new Sustainability Manager. Lambert, who is scheduled to take office in August 2008, will help the College develop a strategy to integrate sustainability principles and practices into Dartmouth's operations and culture. The new Manager hopes to develop and build more student environmental programs, including expanding Dartmouth's student orientation programs to include information about sustainable living.
See also: List of Campus Sustainability Officers (AASHE Members Only)

6. Rochester Inst. of Tech. Sustainability Center Receives $2M Donation
The Rochester Institute of Technology (NY) Golisano Institute for Sustainability recently received a $2 million donation from Xerox Corporation to further the research of new sustainable technologies. As a new founding partner of the institute, Xerox will spread the $2 million over five years. RIT launched the Golisano Institute for Sustainability in 2007.

7. UC Irvine Establishes New Environment Institute
The University of California, Irvine has established a new research institute dedicated to the study of how the environment and society interact. The UC Irvine Environment Institute: Global Change, Energy and Sustainable Resources will bring together scientists from across campus to work on projects specific to these areas. For example, projects could include studying how climate change will alter public health and welfare; whether people will accept the living patterns of green cities; and the environmental impacts of new energy technologies. The institute will award seed grants on a competitive basis to teams of UCI researchers from diverse schools and departments who design and collaborate on projects. Priority will be given to projects spanning scientific research, technological innovation, and/or societal response. In addition, UCI will dedicate eight positions over the next three years for new faculty members who will broaden its environmental expertise.

8. Caltech to Establish Environmental Science Center
California Institute of Technology recently received an $18 million endowment to establish the Ronald and Maxine Linde Center for Global Environmental Science. The new center will include chemists studying ozone-destroying reactions in the stratosphere, fluid dynamicists and physicists studying atmospheric and oceanic flows, biologists studying nutrient cycles, geologists studying evidence of the effects of past climates, and social scientists (including economists) and humanists evaluating how society and institutions can respond to global change.

9. Rochester Inst. of Tech. Announces Transportation Research Initiative
The Rochester Institute of Technology (NY) Laboratory for Environmental Computing and Decision Making recently announced a new program aimed at exploring the environmental, economic and energy impacts of global and domestic freight transportation. The Sustainable Freight Transportation Research Initiative plans to help build tools and conduct research necessary for improving the environmental footprint from moving goods around the globe. The LECDM will work on projects such as developing a Geospatial Intermodal Freight Transportation tool that allows shippers and policymakers to identify the easiest ways to move freight throughout the country. This mapping tool allows for the analysis of moving goods from origin to destination and can identify the greenest routes, as well as the fastest and least expensive routes.

10. Point Loma Nazarene U to Build 450 KW Solar Array
Point Loma Nazarene University (CA) recently announced its plans to build a 450 kW solar energy system on its campus. The photovoltaic system is projected to produce 80 percent of the peak energy for six major PLNU buildings. Construction is set to begin in July of 2008. PLNU was able to finance the system through a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) provided by Solar Power Partners, Inc. (SPP). Under the PPA, SPP will own the solar system for 20 years and sell the clean energy generated by the system to PLNU at a cost below present utility rates. PLNU has no upfront capital costs for the system and will have fixed electricity rates for 20 years.
See also: List of Campus Solar Installations

11. Caltech Installs 230kW Solar Facility
California Institute of Technology recently began installing a 230 kW solar array on top of one of its parking structures. Caltech officials believe that the new array will be the largest solar-energy facility in the city of Pasadena. The project will be financed and operated through a Power Purchase Agreement between the campus and Solar Power Partners. The City of Pasadena and Pasadena Water and Power have worked closely with Caltech to create the facility, and construction is expected to finish in August 2008.
See also: Details about Caltech's Solar Array

12. U Penn Increases its Wind Power Purchase
The University of Pennsylvania recently announced that it will increase its purchase of renewable wind energy credits during the next two years. The move will make the University the top consumer of wind energy among institutions of higher education across the nation, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The University will purchase an additional 80,000 megawatt hours per year, bringing its total wind-energy purchase to nearly 200,000 megawatt hours per year.

13. EPA Announces Winners of Campus Green Power Challenge
The US EPA has announced that, for the second year in a row, the Ivy League has been named the overall champion conference in the 2007-2008 College & University Green Power Challenge. Led by the University of Pennsylvania, the Ivy League purchased more than 220 million kilowatt-hours of renewable energy this year. In addition to the Ivy League, EPA's Green Power Partnership also recognized the leading green power purchases of 17 other conference as individual conference champions: New York University, Pennsylvania State University, Oregon State University, Colby College, University of California, Santa Cruz, Western Washington University, University of Utah, Southern Oregon University, University of Central Oklahoma, Syracuse University, Southern New Hampshire University, St. Mary's College of Maryland, University at Buffalo, Oberlin College, Duquesne University, Lewis & Clark College, and Rowan University.

14. U Utah Unveils New Cogeneration Steam System
The University of Utah recently unveiled a new cogeneration steam system, which will supply 5 to 10 percent of the University's electricity needs and produce heat for part of the campus. The new system is estimated to save 63,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions from going into the atmosphere per year.

15. Unity College Pres. to Live in On-Campus Sustainable House
Unity College recently announced that it will soon build a sustainable house on campus that will serve as a single family residence for the president of the University, an on-campus meeting and entertaining space, as well as a classroom. Designed for "Net-Zero" energy use, the 1,930-square-foot 'Unity House' will achieve LEED Platinum standards, feature a photovoltaic solar panel array, and be a living classroom for college students. The house will be the second completed structure of the OPEN Prototype Initiative, which is a program of the MIT House_n Research Consortium, Bensonwood Homes, and other industry partners. Its goal is to improve homebuilding across the country and to make homes more affordable, adaptable and environmentally friendly. The house is scheduled to be assembled on-site in May.

16. Oregon State U Announces Financial Aid Plan
Oregon State University recently announced that, starting in the Fall of 2008, the University will enable 10 percent of the Oregonian students to attend OSU free of charge. The Bridge to Success Program will pool federal resources with funds from the Oregon Opportunity Grant, the Campaign for OSU and redirected institutional monies to cover all tuition and fee costs for 1,500 in-state students. Additional funds will cover books and supplies for half of those students. Awards will be based on financial need and students’ ability to show satisfactory progress toward completion of degrees, including taking 15 credits each term. Participating students must also be eligible for both Pell Grant and Oregon Opportunity Grant awards.

17. Worchester Polytechnic Institute to Offer Env. Studies BA
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (MA) recently launched an interdisciplinary Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies in which students will focus on solving complex environmental problems, the technical aspects of environmental decision making, and the social aspect of environmental policy. The new major is designed to provide students with knowledge of a broad range of issues such as water management, carbon dioxide reduction, building greener housing by using less toxic materials, improving transportation planning in suburban areas, approaching issues of environmental justice, and more. The program will also engage students in fundamental principles of mathematics, natural science, environmental engineering, social science, and the humanities.

18. City College of NY Hires Dir. of Sustainable Technologies Institute
The City College of New York has hired Dr. Sanjoy Banerjee as the Director of the Institute for Sustainable Energy Technologies and as faculty of The Grove School of Engineering as Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering. The Institute for Sustainable Energy Technologies is the successor to the Clean Fuels Institute, which had been studying the economic and environmental impacts of alternative energy sources. Professor Banerjee’s vision calls for the Institute to develop sustainable energy technology to generate electricity from renewable, but intermittent, sources as well as existing nighttime overcapacity, store it efficiently and deliver it on demand.

19. U Delaware, UW-La Crosse, Moravian College Sign Talloires Declaration
The University of Delaware, the University of Wisconsin at La Crosse, and Moravian College (PA) recently signed the Talloires Declaration. The Talloires Declaration is a 10-point action plan for incorporating sustainability and environmental literacy in teaching, research, operations and outreach at colleges and universities. It has been signed by over 350 university presidents and chancellors in over 40 countries. In connection with the Talloires signatures, the UD President simultaneously signed the American College and Universities Presidents Climate Commitment, and Moravian College announced a $40,000 endowed fund to support the Sustainability Task Force, a group consisting of students, faculty, and staff working together to promote environmental issues.
See also: UW-L Student Newspaper article
See also: Moravian Press Release
See also: Talloires Declaration Homepage

20. Academic Publisher Launches Green Chemistry Journal
Taylor & Francis, an academic publisher, recently began a new journal on Green Chemistry. Green Chemistry Letters and Reviews aims to accommodate the rapid growth in the number of papers published on the design and development of sustainable chemical processes and products. The journal features papers pertaining to research, education, and industrial implementation of green synthesis, separation, and purification processes, including the development and use of renewable feedstocks and degradable products. The journal's website will provide a space for readers to comment on and discuss the content of research papers with the authors themselves.
See also: Green Chemistry Letters and Reviews Webpage

21. Westminster College Launches Bike Share Program
Westminster College recently launched a pilot bike share program. Westminster purchased five lavender bikes that have been made available for check out to all college students, faculty, and staff. The program is a result of a donation made by Chevron.

22. Washington U in St. Louis to Offer Occasional Parking Program
Washington University in St. Louis (MO) recently announced that they will debut the Occasional Parking Program starting in the Fall of 2008. The program is designed to provide an occasional, reduced-cost daily parking option for those who normally use an alternate mode (walk, bike, public transit and carpool) for their commute. The Occasional Parking Program will make a set number of discounted daily passes available annually for purchase by individuals enrolled in the program. WUSTL also offers a car sharing program, and provides each benefits-eligible employee and full-time student with a complimentary U-Pass, which allows the holder unlimited use of Metro buses and MetroLink as an alternative method of transportation to and from campus.

23. U Wisconsin – La Crosse Students Approve Green Fee
University of Wisconsin, La Crosse students recently approved a $5 per semester renewable energy and energy efficiency fee with 89 percent of students voting. After being passed by the Student Senate, a referendum was created for the Student Association election ballot. The Student Sustainability Fund will go towards installing solar hot water heaters and LED lighting, and investing in wind power.
See also: UW-L student newspaper article

24. Appalachian State U to Hold Benefit for Renewable Energy
Appalachian State University (NC) recently announced that it will hold a music festival to raise awareness and money for renewable energy. Music on the Mountain, to be held August 23, will be a day-long event featuring bluegrass, soul, and funky acoustic jams. The tickets, being sold for $30 - $40, will raise money for NC Green Power, High Country Conservancy, and Appalachian's Energy Center. The event will also feature a 'green village' with exhibits on renewable energy from the three agencies, and one of the stages at the festival will be powered by solar power.

25. Columbia U Trades Incandescent Bulbs for CFLs
The Columbia University (NY) Environmental Law Society recently launched the Student Lightbulb Brigade Project, an initiative that aims to reduce the collective carbon footprint of the Columbia University community by offering compact fluorescent light bulbs for the less efficient incandescent bulbs for free. The students hope to exchange 50,000 bulbs.

26. Benefit CD for Energy Action Coalition Released
Green Owl Records recently released "The Green Owl Compilation," a benefit CD for the Energy Action Coalition. The CD is made up of unreleased tracks and videos from an eclectic group of artists including Feist, Must, Bloc Party, Of Montreal, and many others. 100 percent of the profits will be donated to support the people on the ground in the EAC while raising environmental awareness in our community.

New Resources

27. Special Issue of Academic Matters on Campus Sustainability
The April issue of the Journal of Higher Education Academic Matters features campus sustainability. Articles include "Environmentalism and the responsibility of academia," "Universities in a climate of change," "Environmental sustainability on one university campus," and more.

28. Survey of MBA Student Attitudes on the Business/Society Relationship
The Aspen Institute recently surveyed MBA students from 15 business schools about their attitudes towards the relationship between business and society. This is the third time in nine years that the Aspen Institute has completed the survey. This year's survey found that MBA students are becoming more interested in finding work that will contribute to society, are more concerned about creating value for the communities in which they operate, and are thinking more broadly about the primary responsibilities of a company.

29. List of Campus Bicycle-Share Programs
AASHE has published a new resource on campus bike sharing programs. The resource provides links to over 50 bike sharing and renting programs. This resource is accessible only by AASHE members.

Opportunities

30. Call for Papers: Climate Action Planning at US Campuses
The International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education (IJSHE) and the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) have announced a call for papers for a special issue of the Journal on climate action planning at campuses in the United States. Judy Walton, AASHE's Acting Executive Director, will guest edit this special issue. Submitted articles must be between 2,000 and 4,000 words in length. The closing date for submissions is August 29, 2008.

31. AASHE Campus Sustainability Leadership Awards
AASHE is now accepting applications for its 2008 Campus Sustainability Leadership Awards, to be presented in November at AASHE 2008: Working Together for Sustainability – On Campus and Beyond. Four Campus Sustainability Leadership Awards will be presented. The Campus Sustainability Achievement Award recognizes the institutions that have made the greatest overall commitment to sustainability as demonstrated in their governance, curriculum and research, operations, campus culture, and community outreach. Applications are due August 1, 2008.

32. Invitation to Become an AASHE 2008 Supporting Institution
In an effort to encourage strong student participation at its 2008 conference, AASHE is inviting colleges and universities to become Supporting Institutions. Supporting Institutions offer to cover the cost of participation in the conference for at least one of their students, and provide $250 to support the conference. In exchange, they will be recognized in the conference website, printed program, signage and other publicity materials.

Jobs & Internships

33. Sustainability Coordinator, Allegheny College
Allegheny College is seeking applications for an energetic, service-oriented individual to perform the duties of Sustainability Coordinator. Primary responsibilities will include creating a strategy to integrate sustainability principles into the operational functions of the college with regard to transportation, recycling, waste management, and construction; coordinating units that have existing sustainability initiatives; assisting in the publication and promotion of Allegheny’s sustainability efforts; and providing guidance and direction on reaching Allegheny’s climate commitment. Requirements include a Bachelor's degree of Environmental Studies or a related field and a minimum of two years experience implementing environmental or sustainability programs. Experience with LEED is desirable. Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

34. Sustainability Coordinator, Saint Michael's College
Saint Michael's College (VT) seeks a Sustainability Coordinator to help develop and implement a vibrant sustainability program. Working with faculty, staff and students this individual will identify, evaluate and implement a wide variety of projects and initiatives to promote sustainable practices on campus. This newly-created position reports to the Associate Director of Facilities for Environmental Health. Qualifications include a bachelor's degree in Environmental Science/Engineering and applicable experience. A combination of relevant education and experience may also be considered. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

35. Director of Sustainable Design, Boston Architectural College
The Boston Architectural College (MA) is seeking candidates for the position of Director of Sustainable Design. The Director of Sustainable Design serves as academic and operations head of online sustainable design courses, certificates and degrees. Key responsibilities include online faculty hiring and support, online student support, program marketing, curriculum development, strategic planning, and program management. The Director of Sustainable Design is a full-time exempt position reporting to the Director of continuing Education. Qualifications include the ability to recruit and motivate an adjunct faculty of educators and practicing professionals, dedication to proactive student support, and the ability to provide strong administrative direction for the department. Preferred qualifications include a Master's degree, national reputation within the field of sustainable design, and experience with online education.

36. Director for Rural Sustainable Development, U Maine Fort Kent
The University of Maine at Fort Kent seeks applicants for the Director Center for Rural Sustainable Development. The Director will be responsible for establishing and administering the Center; providing quality research, scholarship, and grant writing initiatives; identifying and sharing best practices; serving as a sustainable development resource; and enhancing rural oriented academic programs. A Graduate degree in a related field or equivalent education and experience plus a minimum of two years proven and successful grants experience is required. Review of applications begins in May and will continue until the position is filled.

37. Prof., Chair in Environmental & Natural Resources, U Wyoming
The University of Wyoming invites applications and nominations for the newly created Wyoming Excellence/Spicer Distinguished Chair in Environment and Natural Resources. The successful applicant will be expected to establish a strong, funded research program, as well as teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels. The Chair will provide leadership and vision for interdisciplinary curricula at the graduate and undergraduate levels in the area of environment and natural resources, conflict resolution and collaborative processes. Qualifications include an earned doctorate or other terminal degree. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on October 1, 2008 and will continue until the position is filled.

38. 3 Summer Interns, AASHE
AASHE is accepting applications for 3 summer intern positions: an IT intern, a Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System (STARS) intern, and a Resources intern. The IT intern will help with 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. Qualifications include proficiency with PHP5 or other OOP language, proficiency with SQL, Javascript/AJAX and/or Actionscript experience, and experience working with web frameworks and using version control systems. The STARS intern will assist with the STARS program by researching other certification or rating systems and standards to identify best practices for allocating points, maintaining/updating the system, and determining standards; helping to revise STARS credits, with particular focus on the “Education and Research” and “Administration and Finance” categories; assisting in researching funding opportunities and writing grant applications, and more. Qualifications include strong written and oral communication skills, strong internet research skills, and interest and experience in campus sustainability. The Resources intern will assist with the development of the AASHE Resource Center, assist in processing memberships, provide outreach and membership support, support the AASHE Conference Team, and more. Qualifications include strong written and oral skills, strong internet research skills, and attention to detail. All positions are open until filled.
See also: IT Intern Position Description
See also: STARS Intern Position Description
See also: Resources Intern Position Description

39. Rocky Mountain Institute Campus Sustainability Internship (link no longer available)
The Rocky Mountain Institute (CO) is seeking candidates for an internship of six-to-twelve months, which will focus on sustainable college campuses, especially campus climate initiatives. The intern will be tasked with identifying challenges faced by campus environmental and climate-mitigation programs, and practical solutions to those problems, including ways to finance the projects required to achieve cities' green objectives. Responsibilities include developing an understanding of RMI's approach to Natural Capitalism and system thinking; researching the wide range of sustainability activities currently being pursued on college campuses, inter-relationships among them, ways to finance them, and local and national organizations that are supporting these activities; assisting in the development of solution to the problems faced by college campuses in their efforts to improve environmental performance, mitigate climate-change, and utilize the principles of natural capitalism; and more. Qualifications include studies concentrating on the following: urban and campus sustainability; environmental, climate, and energy issues; whole-system thinking; and green economics, business, and public management. Additionally, direct experience with campus sustainability issues is a plus. Applications are due May 15, 2008.

Events

40. ACPA Institute on Sustainability at Harvard University
June 11-14, 2008; Harvard University; Cambridge, MA
The ACPA Institute On Sustainability will bring together higher education administrators, staff from all areas of the institution, faculty, students, community members and business partners who are committed to sustainability. The number of participants at the institute is intentionally limited to allow for an intimate experience, filled with conversations, problem-solving discussions, and idea-sharing. Leading sustainability scholars and practitioners will discuss current trends, benchmark and promising practices, as well as afford participants with the opportunity to plan the beginning of or next institutional steps to their on-campus practice. Participants are able to attend sessions that provide information on all aspects of sustainability ranging from the basics to the advanced; to network with other college and university colleagues and with experts in the field; to celebrate the successes experienced as well as problem-solve barriers; and to have optional time to create or refine action plans.

41. CFP Deadline Extended - AASHE 2008 Conference
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 June 2. Early registration ends August 29, 2008. Discounts are available for students and AASHE members.

42. Virtual Energy Forum
June 10 – 11, 2008; Online
The Virtual Energy Forum is two-day, online conference focused on how leading companies can adopt better energy management practices to cut cost, while at the same time adopting clean energy alternatives. The conference will feature: Harvey Bryan, Professor of Architecture at Arizona State University; Mary Jenson, Coordinator of Campus Sustainability and Recycling Programs at Keene State College; Leith Sharp, Director of the Harvard Green Campus Initiative at Harvard University; Dr. Alexander D. Wissner-Gross, a 2008 Environmental Fellow at Harvard University; and more.

43. UBC, U Washington Summer Institute in Sustainability
July 20 – 25, 2008; University of British Columbia; Vancouver, BC, Canada
The University of British Columbia and the University of Washington Extension is pleased to invite participants in the Summer Institute in Sustainability, a 5-day intensive program that will provide intellectual perspectives and practical skills to integrate sustainability as a core value within an organization, and develop programs that represent best practices in sustainability planning. The program provides participants with a combination of lectures by sustainability experts and practitioners, on-site excursions to UBC’s sustainability initiatives, case studies featuring five of UBC’s signature sustainability programs, and applied work sessions focusing on sustainability planning. The Summer Institute in Sustainability is ideal for professionals involved in establishing and managing sustainability policies and programs within their own institutions. The early registration deadline is May 31. Space is limited.

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