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Table of Contents for 7/3/08:

NEWS
1. Purdue U Strategic Plan Features Sustainability
2. Princeton U Receives $100 M to Support Green Energy Research
3. UC Davis to Establish Office of Sustainability, Sustainability Committee
4. U Iowa Establishes Sustainability Steering Committee
5. The New School Launches Environmental Studies Program
6. Dominican U of CA Launches BA in Sustainable Communities
7. Cuyahoga CC Develops State-wide Green Building Training Prgm
8. MIT Announces Energy Research Collaboration
9. Princeton U Receives $4.5 M to Support Environmental Curriculum
10. Princeton U to Establish Professorship in Energy & Environment
11. U Michigan Partners with Ford to Develop Transportation Solutions
12. Georgia Tech Computing Building Receives LEED Gold
13. Northwestern U Building Awarded LEED-CI Gold
14. U Michigan-Flint to Convert Abandoned House into Green Laboratory
15. Queens U Charlotte to Build Green Sciences & Health Building
16. Allegheny College Pilots Energy Efficiency Program
17. U Guelph, Ridgetown Receives Fed Funding for Biodiesel Plant
18. Lewis & Clark College Holds Green Curriculum Workshop
19. Appalachian State U Installs Solar Array on Campus
20. Illinois State U Launches Bike Share Program
21. Humboldt State U Adds Hydrogen Car & Fueling Station to Campus
22. U Nevada, Reno Students Create Community Farm
23. GWU Law School Joins 'Law Office Climate Challenge'
24. U Minnesota, Morris Alumni Assoc to Purchase Carbon Credits
25. U Virginia Receives Award for Green Stormwater Plan

NEW RESOURCES
26. List of Dissertations and Theses on Campus Sustainability
27. U Texas at Arlington GHG Report
28. Champlain College GHG Report
29. AASHE Interview Series: Sustainability Coord, Green Mtn College
30. New Issue of Sustainability: The Journal of Record
31. Aspen Institute Guide to Socially Responsible MBA Programs

OPPORTUNITIES
32. Opportunity to Become a Higher Education Sustainability Fellow
33. Call for Theses and Dissertations on Campus Sustainability
34. AASHE Campus Sustainability Leadership Awards
35. KIWI 2008 Green College Report Application
36. 5 Fulbright Awards in Environment, Health, and Sustainability
37. Become an AASHE 2008 Supporting Institution

JOBS & INTERNSHIPS
38. Dir, Center for Sustainable Processes & Practices, Portland State U
39. Prgm Mgr, Erb Inst for Global Sustainable Enterprise, U Michigan
40. Director of Campus Sustainability, U Wisconsin, Oshkosh
41. Director, Office of Sustainability, U Iowa
42. Sustainability Coordinator, Cornell U
43. Sustainability Comm & Outreach Coord, Middlebury College
44. Program Coordinator, Office of Sustainability, U Utah
45. Sustainability Coord/Staff Assistant, Worcester State College
46. Asst/Assoc Professor, Env'l Policy/Justice, Florida A&M U
47. Asst/Assoc Prof, Ecology/Climate & Env'l Change, Florida A&M U
48. Energy Manager, U Utah
49. 5 positions, Energy Action Coalition
50. Administrative Intern, AASHE

EVENTS
51. Webinar – Utilizing Performance Contracting to Meet the ACUPCC

News

1. Purdue U Strategic Plan Features Sustainability
The Purdue University (IN) Board of Trustees has adopted a six-year strategic plan in which one of the strategies is to "Promote sustainability consciousness." The strategic plan also describes the incorporation of sustainability and environmental/ecological consciousness into campus design as a key priority.
See also: Purdue Strategic Plan
See also: List of Strategic Plans that Incorporate Sustainability (AASHE members only)

2. Princeton U Receives $100 M to Support Green Energy Research
Princeton University (NJ) has received a gift of $100 million from alumnus Gerhard R. Andlinger to accelerate research on effective and sustainable solutions to problems of energy and the environment. Princeton will use the gift to create the Gerhard R. Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment within the School of Engineering and Applied Science. Research at the Andlinger Center will focus on making fundamental discoveries in engineering and applied science and moving those findings rapidly into the marketplace. Major areas of research will include improving energy efficiency and conservation; developing sustainable energy sources; and improving management of carbon.

3. UC Davis to Establish Office of Sustainability, Sustainability Commte
The University of California, Davis has announced plans to launch its Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability Initiative. Through the initiative, a new office will be created to coordinate university-wide efforts on sustainability, a $100,000 green fund will provide seed money to support new projects, and a new committee will be formed to advise the chancellor on sustainability. Sid England, director of environmental planning for the Davis campus for 18 years, will lead the new office, which will be housed within the Office of Resource Management and Planning.

4. U Iowa Establishes Sustainability Steering Committee
The University of Iowa President Sally Mason has appointed members to the newly-formed Sustainability Steering Group. Mason tasked the group, which is made up of seven faculty and staff members, with conducting a comprehensive review of the university's environmental policies to assure that they promote exemplary environmental behaviors by the university.

5. The New School Launches Environmental Studies Program
The New School (NY) has announced that it will launch an undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies this fall. The program will focus on urban ecosystems and sustainable design. Using New York City as its laboratory, students in the program will work hands-on with the city's natural ecosystems and will see firsthand how human activity in an urban setting can impact the environment. The New School will offer the degree, which will be administered by the Tishman Environment and Design Center, as a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Arts. Bachelor of Arts students will be able to choose to concentrate in urban ecosystems or public policy. Bachelor of Science students will have the option of choosing a concentration either in sustainable design or urban ecosystem design. Both degree programs are cross disciplinary and include fieldwork, internships, and collaborative final projects.
See also: The New School Environmental Studies Homepage

6. Dominican U of CA Launches BA in Sustainable Communities
Dominican University of California will begin offering a Bachelor of Arts in Sustainable Communities this fall. The new program, which will be housed in the Department of Humanities, integrates environmental education with cultural analysis, public policy, social action, and project-based learning. The two-year upper division program, which will only be open to students with at least 70 credits, will be offered on weekends through Dominican’s Pathways program for adult learners. Students will enroll in core courses as well as in one of two concentrations: Ecological Food Systems or EcoDwelling. The core courses will examine cultural ecology, global economic literacy and international governance, sustainable land management, and sustainable communities. In addition to coursework, there will be co-curricular activities, service learning projects, community outreach, public events, and career/internship opportunities.

7. Cuyahoga CC Develops State-wide Green Building Training Prgm
Cuyahoga Community College (OH) will receive a $600,000 grant from the Ohio Department of Development/Ohio Energy Office to support a three-year project to develop a statewide training program, the Green Academy, for the Ohio residential building industry. The Green Academy, a permanent part of Tri-C’s Workforce and Economic Development Division, trains individuals in the principles of sustainability, green construction and increased energy efficiency. Using newly-developed Green Academy course offerings, Tri-C will develop curriculum for use by training teams throughout the state. The Tri-C Green Academy will train 337 contractors/builders and 13 government building officials/raters during the project. This project will deliver Green Academy/OEO courses at Tri-C’s five campus locations beginning in the fall.

8. MIT Announces Energy Research Collaboration
The MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) and Bosch have announced an energy research collaboration aimed at exploring new materials and concepts for efficient energy-conversion and energy-storage systems. As a Sustaining Member, Bosch will contribute $5 million to MITEI over a five-year period that will fund a research portfolio at the Institute focused on energy efficiency and renewable energy research projects.

9. Princeton U Receives $4.5 M to Support Environmental Curriculum
Princeton University's (NJ) Environmental Institute has received a $4.5 million gift to establish an endowed professorship in Humanities and the Environment, to fund academic innovations in Environmental Studies, and to award an annual Environmental Leadership student prize. The Thomas A. and Currie C. Barron Professorship in Humanities and the Environment will be the first endowed chair at Princeton specifically designed for a scholar whose work bridges environmental issues and the humanities. The Barron Family Fund for Innovations in Environmental Studies will support projects that enrich the curriculum by making connections between humanities and the environment. This will include field work and independent work by students or faculty members and development of new courses. The T.A. Barron Prize for Environmental Leadership will be awarded annually to a student who exhibits exceptional devotion to environmental issues in any field.

10. Princeton U to Establish Professorship in Energy & Environment
Princeton University (NJ) has announced plans to establish the Anderson Family Professorship in Energy and the Environment. The professorship, which will support a tenured faculty member in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, will aid in developing solutions for societal problems associated with energy and the environment and is a result of a gift from alumnus Dwight Anderson. In related news, Princeton has also received $1 million dollars to establish the Paul A. Maeder '75 Fund for Innovation in Energy and the Environment. The endowment will be used at the discretion of the dean of engineering to provide seed funding to faculty members engaging in risk-taking research that would not typically be supported by government grants and the conventional peer review process.
See also: Paul A. Maeder '75 Fund for Innovation in Energy and the Environment Press Release

11. U Michigan Partners with Ford to Develop Transportation Solutions
The University of Michigan Sustainable Mobility and Accessibility Research and Transformation (SMART) program has announced a partnership with Ford Motor Company to develop long-term strategies to confront growing transportation and personal mobility challenges in large and increasingly congested metropolitan areas. U-M and Ford are working together to develop “Ford Urban Mobility Networks,” a new program that is designed to efficiently connect individuals to a variety of transportation options – buses, trains, taxis, car-share fleets, mopeds and bicycles – in urban areas where population growth is beginning to affect access to affordable personal mobility. These transportation options would be available through a transfer point or ‘hub’ where various modes of transportation and services come together. U-M and Ford have also been working together to link businesses related to sustainable transportation, municipalities, academic institutions, transportation providers, information technology companies and other entities that are increasingly turning their focus to the transportation needs of tomorrow’s urban regions.

12. Georgia Tech Computing Building Receives LEED Gold
Georgia Tech's Christopher W. Klaus Advanced Computing Building has received LEED Gold certification. Silver certification was the goal when constructing the project, but the building ultimately received enough points to receive the Gold certification. The structure features storm water runoff that is managed and recovered in underground cisterns; extensive use of recyclabled building materials; high-efficiency heating and cooling systems; native plants in the landscaping; and waterless urinals.
See also: Klaus Building Photo Gallery

13. Northwestern U Building Awarded LEED-CI Gold
Northwestern University’s (IL) Wieboldt Hall has been certified LEED Gold for Commercial Interiors. The renovation project for the School of Continuing Studies achieved the certification by using recycled materials and by reducing power, energy consumption, and the construction waste. To reduce energy and water usage, new energy-efficient fluorescent lighting fixtures were installed throughout the area of renovation. Lighting control was accomplished via programmable dimming and relay panels and low voltage controls. New plumbing fixtures reduce water consumption and sewage.

14. U Michigan-Flint to Convert Abandoned House into Green Laboratory
The University of Michigan-Flint has announced plans to convert an abandoned house close to campus into an Urban Alternatives House (UAH), which will be used as both a classroom and laboratory to teach and explore better ideas for urban living. The UAH will provide an example of an energy efficient building that can be monitored and used to illustrate the functioning of energy generating devices, storm water management systems and landscape management. In addition to the UAH, University Outreach and the Department of Earth and Resource Science have adopted the vacant lot immediately south of the property and will be working to clean and beautify it. The Department plans to turn the lot into an urban garden.

15. Queens U Charlotte to Build Green Sciences & Health Building
Queens University of Charlotte (NC) has announced that the Duke Energy Foundation has committed a $5 million lead gift to fund the University’s new Sciences and Health Building. The facility will be named The Duke Energy Sciences & Health Building and feature green building technologies. The facility’s green technology and design will be incorporated into the science curriculum, providing students with an opportunity to learn more about air quality, water efficiency and energy efficiency. Green features will include water efficient landscaping, recycled content, and energy efficient HVAC systems. The University will seek LEED Gold certification.

16. Allegheny College Pilots Energy Efficiency Program
Allegheny College (PA), one of several American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment signatories to launch pilot projects through the Clinton Climate Initiative's Energy Efficiency Building Retrofit Program, has selected Siemens Building Technologies to audit the energy use of a variety of systems throughout the campus infrastructure. Following the initial audit, Siemens will use the data to prepare a formal presentation that outlines what facility improvement measures will deliver the best energy efficiency gains. The energy savings figure produced from the audit will provide the basis for the development of a performance contract that guarantees the savings and provides the financial means to pay for the retrofits.

17. U Guelph, Ridgetown Receives Fed Funding for Biodiesel Plant
The University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus (ON) has announced plans by the Government of Canada to develop a functional, farm-scale oilseed processing and biodiesel plant on campus. The new plant will be used for technology demonstrations, education, and applied research. In partnership with local soybean and pork producers, the “real-life” operation of this plant will help determine the optimum model and scale of an economically viable on-farm biodiesel facility. The facility will provide an independent evaluation platform for the economic structure and feasibility of a small-scale, closed-loop system of biodiesel production. Another objective of this five-year project is to investigate alternate feedstock such as waste and residues, unmarketable crops, and agri-processing by-products that may be used as energy crops while assessing environmental considerations.

18. Lewis & Clark College Holds Green Curriculum Workshop
A group of Lewis and Clark College (OR) faculty recently participated in a curriculum workshop designed to teach participants how to infuse the concepts of environmentalism into their teaching and research. Represented departments included Biology, Geology, Environmental Studies, Mathematics, Computer Science, History, Sociology, Philosophy, Athlectics, and the College Chapel.

19. Appalachian State U Installs Solar Array on Campus
Appalachian State University (NC) has installed a 4 kW photovoltaic system on campus. Electricity from the system will be sold onto the grid and additional revenue will come from selling the associated Green-Power credits. The project was funded by a $5 per semester student fee called the Renewable Energy Initiative that was begun in 2005 to support renewable energy initiatives on campus.
See also: List of Campus Solar Panel Installations

20. Illinois State U Launches Bike Share Program
Illinois State U will launch a free bike loaner program called Reggie Ride for students, faculty, and staff this fall. The program will reserve white bikes for faculty and staff and will loan red bikes to students for up to 48 hours. The goals of the program are to cut traffic congestion and cramped parking on campus, reduce fuel costs for ISU vehicles, and promote fitness and an appreciation for the outdoors.
See also: List of Bicycle-Share Programs (AASHE members only)

21. Humboldt State U Adds Hydrogen Car & Fueling Station to Campus
Humboldt State University (CA) has added a new hydrogen-powered car to its campus fleet and installed a new hydrogen fueling station on campus. The station, now in its test phase, will produce enough hydrogen fuel to maintain a fleet of three or four hydrogen-powered cars. The hydrogen-powered car will be shared by HSU and other public agencies that have jointly supported the station project.

22. U Nevada, Reno Students Create Community Farm
The University of Nevada, Reno Environmental Action Team (EnAcT) has created a new organic community farm on campus. The initiative is the result of an idea from two students in an environmental citizenship class project. A horticulturalist at the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension (UNCE), the Assistant Director of the Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station, and UNCE's Master Gardeners program have provided the students with the guidance and supplies needed to be able to plant their first crop in mid-July.

23. GWU Law School Joins 'Law Office Climate Challenge'
The George Washington University (D.C.) Law School has become the first law school to participate in the "Law Office Climate Challenge", an initiative created by the American Bar Association and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to promote environmental sustainability. GW's Law School is meeting the challenge by participating in the "Best Practices for Office Paper Management" program. It now uses 30 percent recycled content paper for copying and printing, has requested its staff to use double-sided copying in most instances, and has provided recycling receptacles for all offices with the goal of recycling 90 percent of mixed office paper. The Climate Challenge was created in 2007 and is designed to encourage law offices to take specific steps to conserve energy and resources, as well as reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

24. U Minnesota, Morris Alumni Assoc to Purchase Carbon Credits
The University of Minnesota, Morris Alumni Association Board of Directors has designated funding from the UMMAA Impact Fund for carbon credit purchases to offset carbon emissions produced by UMM’s campus service fleet, a significant percentage of which are hybrids. The University hopes to generate its own carbon credits in the future.

25. U Virginia Receives Award for Green Stormwater Plan
The University of Virginia has received a landscape architecture merit award from the Society for College and University Planning for its Meadow Creek Regional Stormwater Management Master Plan. The plan calls for stormwater ponds to capture sediment before it enters the stream, opening up sections of the stream to daylight and allowing water to be absorbed and filtered by plants and soil before running off to the stream. The comprehensive plan is believed to be more effective and efficient than the alternative of creating individual stormwater management plans for each construction site.

New Resources

26. List of Dissertations and Theses on Campus Sustainability
AASHE has posted a collection of dissertations and theses specifically devoted to campus sustainability. The papers are divided into categories corresponding with AASHE's Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS): Education and Research, Operations, and Administration and Finance. This resource is for AASHE members only.

27. U Texas at Arlington GHG Report
The University of Texas at Arlington has released a draft report of its first carbon footprint analysis. The report has been prepared for the President’s Sustainability Committee by an interdisciplinary student/faculty team through a summer course in the School of Urban and Public Affairs. It characterizes the university’s greenhouse gas emissions in 2005, forecasts emissions in 2010 and 2020, then proposes a framework for setting reduction targets and develops reduction scenarios based on those targets. The report, produced in a very short time frame, is being issued in draft form so that members of the committee and other interested parties can participate in reviewing it. Comments are invited.
See also: List of Campus GHG Inventories

28. Champlain College GHG Report
Champlain College (VT) has released the first phase one of its "Carbon Profile Assessment Results." The study shows that in 2007, the College emitted 5,237 metric tons of carbon dioxide, or 2.7 tons per full-time student. The study inventoried emissions related to facility heating, electricity purchases, student, faculty, and staff commuting, college fleet fuel usage, class field trips, travel to conferences and student recreational trips, travel from student hometowns to campus, travel to study abroad locations, waste generation, fertilizer use, and refrigeration system leakages. Conducted by a local carbon management and energy solutions consulting firm, the study is intended to serve as a guiding document as Champlain continues its efforts in carbon management and sustainability.
See also: Champlain's GHG Report

29. AASHE Interview Series: Sustainability Coord, Green Mtn College
AASHE has posted its second interview as part of its new interview series with sustainability leaders from campuses, businesses, and non-profit organizations that are taking the lead in advancing sustainability in higher education. In this interview, Jesse Pyles, the Service-Learning and Sustainability Coordinator at Green Mountain College (VT), discusses the various sustainability projects taking place at Green Mountain, offers some advice to others getting started in his position, shares how he incorporates the social dimensions of sustainability into his work, and more.

30. New Issue of Sustainability: The Journal of Record
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. Publishers has released the June 2008 issue of Sustainability: The Journal of Record. This issue features articles on schools with green MBA programs, the student push for fair-trade t-shirts in campus stores, and strategies for transforming the higher education curriculum.

31. Aspen Institute Guide to Socially Responsible MBA Programs
The Aspen Institute's Center for Business Education has published its "Guide of Socially Responsible MBA Programs: 2008-2009." The guide includes profiles on 114 different MBA programs and offers resources on joint MBA degrees, MBA concentrations, and school profiles by region.

Opportunities

32. Opportunity to Become a Higher Education Sustainability Fellow (link no longer available)
The Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium invites applications for the Higher Education Sustainability Fellows Program. Fellows will spend 4-5 hours each week working with their professional association and other related higher education associations, helping them to collect and share quality sustainability information with their members. Fellows will serve as mentors to others doing sustainability work on college campuses. Their role is to nurture, connect, assist and inspire the very important but often challenging work being done by disconnected individuals across the country. The review of applications will begin August 1, 2008 for the 2008-2008 academic year.

33. Call for Theses and Dissertations on Campus Sustainability
AASHE invites submissions of completed and in-progress theses and dissertations related to sustainability in higher education to add to its "List of Dissertations and Theses on Campus Sustainability" resource. Please email relevant papers to resources@aashe.org.
See also: List of Dissertations and Theses on Campus Sustainability (AASHE Members Only)

34. AASHE Campus Sustainability Leadership Awards
AASHE is now accepting applications for its 2008 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.

35. KIWI 2008 Green College Report Application
Kiwi Magazine invites colleges and universities to complete its "2008 Green College Report Application." The schools that submit the application could be featured in KIWI's "2008 Green College Campus Report" which profiles 50 colleges and universities that are making a significant commitment to the environment.
See also: KIWI 2007 Green College Report

36. 5 Fulbright Awards in Environment, Health, and Sustainability
The Fulbright Scholar Program with Canada is offering five Research Chair awards in Environment, Health, and Sustainability for 2009-10. The awards provide the opportunity for scholars to pursue full-time collaborative or independent research in affiliation with the faculty and resources at McMaster University, the University of Alberta, the University of Lethbridge, the University of Prince Edward Island, and the University of Winnipeg. Topics of interest include but are not limited to the global food system and food safety, nutriscience studies, water resources management, environmental studies, bioscience and other fields; interdisciplinary projects are welcome. Junior scholars with promising research records as well as established senior scholars are encouraged to apply. Awards range from four to nine months. U.S. citizenship and a Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree are required. The application deadline is August 1, 2008.

37. 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

38. Dir, Center for Sustainable Processes & Practices, Portland State U
The Portland State University (OR) Center for Sustainable Processes and Practices is seeking a Director. The Director will provide leadership for the planned evolution and expansion of PSU’s current interdisciplinary Center for Sustainable Processes and Practices. Candidates should demonstrate interest, capacity and experience in academic leadership with a particular focus on multidisciplinary research and engagement. They should also have a scholarly record appropriate for the award of tenure that includes significant scholarly publications, funded research and engagement activities related to sustainability. The director will direct the recruitment of additional sustainability faculty positions as part of the campus investment plan; direct PSU’s Graduate Sustainability Certificate Program; and promote the integration of sustainability across the curriculum. The position will remain open until filled.

39. Prgm Mgr, Erb Inst for Global Sustainable Enterprise, U Michigan (link no longer available)
The University of Michigan Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise is seeking a Program Manager. Responsibilities include overseeing all administrative, operational, marketing and financial matters for the Institute; developing and overseeing the fiscal year budget; providing strategic planning leadership in consultation with and as requested by the Academic Director; and serving as a key public face of the Institute with regard to students, other University of Michigan stakeholders, external constituents, and media relations. A Bachelor's degree, plus a minimum of 5 years professional experience related to the delivery of superior services and programs is required. An MBA or PhD degree related to Sustainability and at least 2 years of post-graduate degree experience is preferred.

40. Director of Campus Sustainability, U Wisconsin, Oshkosh
The University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh is seeking a Director of Campus Sustainability to provide leadership to the entire campus in all facets of campus sustainability. Job responsibilities include collaborating with various campus operational units in developing sustainability policies, priorities, and practices; coordinating with the faculty to integrate sustainability into teaching and research; and collaborating with students, student groups, and student units such as residence life in promoting sustainability and supervise sustainability interns. Qualifications include a Bachelor's degree in a relevant field and experience with energy, water and waste conservation. A Master's degree in a relevant field and at least three years experience in implementing sustainability programs is preferred. Review of applications will begin August 8, 2008 and continue until the position is filled.

41. Director, Office of Sustainability, U Iowa (link no longer available)
The University of Iowa is seeking a highly motivated individual to serve as Director of the Office of Sustainability. This position will be an institutional advocate, coordinator and communicator for campus sustainability initiatives and efforts. The position will be housed in the department of Facilities Management, under the direction of the Associate Vice President and Director, Facilities Management, with reporting responsibility to the University of Iowa Sustainability Steering Committee. The Director will be responsible for launching and leading the University's Office of Sustainability and coordinating the Sustainable Campus Initiative. Qualifications include a Master's degree or extensive academic work in which the candidate has gained an understanding of the learning and discovery culture of higher education.

42. Sustainability Coordinator, Cornell U
Cornell University (NY) is seeking a Sustainability Coordinator to provide planning and coordination for communications, educational, and outreach components of projects that are managed in the Office of Environmental Compliance and Sustainability. The Sustainability Coordinator will also be responsible for working directly with Cornell senior administration, operational units, academic departments, student organizations, and community organizations to coordinate involvement in Cornell's sustainability initiatives. Qualifications include a Bachelor's degree and at least five years of related experience. An advanced degree is preferred.

43. Sustainability Comm & Outreach Coord, Middlebury College
Middlebury College (VT) seeks a Sustainability Communications and Outreach Coordinator to fill a 1-year term position. The successful candidate will design and implement cultural and behavioral change programs that will help members of the Middlebury College community to engage more effectively in practices of sustainability. He or she will also communicate Middlebury's sustainability initiatives and the success stories of individuals and groups to internal and external audiences through writing, speaking, video, and managing the Environmental Affairs website. The ideal candidate will be a strategic thinker with sound technical skills, analytical ability, good judgment and strong operational focus. A Bachelor's degree and for years' related experience and/or training are required. The position is open until filled.

44. Program Coordinator, Office of Sustainability, U Utah
The University of Utah Office of Sustainability is hiring a Program Coordinator to focus on engaging students and the broader community in sustainability projects. The Program Coordinator will also coordinate, mentor, and advise co- and extra-curricular student environmental and sustainability groups on campus as they work on both existing and new programs to promote sustainable practices and awareness throughout the University. Qualifications include a Bachelor's degree in a related field plus one year directly related experience. Applications are due July 7, 2008.

45. Sustainability Coord/Staff Assistant, Worcester State College
Worcester State College (MA) invites applications for the position of Sustainability Coordinator and Staff Assistant. The successful candidate will be responsible for the development and implementation of campus wide programs relating to sustainable efforts; encouraging, developing, and facilitating sustainability programs initiated by student, faculty and staff community members; and organizing training seminars, workshops, and conferences as required in response to other evolving needs and opportunities. Qualifications include a Bachelor's degree or significant progress towards a degree in environmental science or a related field. The position is open until filled.

46. Asst/Assoc Professor, Env'l Policy/Justice, Florida A&M U
The Florida A&M University Environmental Sciences Institute seeks applicants for a 12-month Assistant or Associate Professor in Environmental Policy and Environmental Justice. The ideal candidate should possess an environmental science related terminal degree; a demonstrated competence in teaching; and experience and interest in environmental justice issues. Applications are due July 30, 2008.

47. Asst/Assoc Prof, Ecology/Climate & Env'l Change, Florida A&M U
The Florida A&M University Environmental Sciences Institute seeks applicants for a 12-month Associate or Assistant Professor in Ecology and Climate and Environmental Change. The ideal candidate should possess an environmental science related terminal degree; a demonstrated competence in teaching; and experience and interest in the impacts of climate and environmental changes on human health. Applications are due July 30, 2008.

48. Energy Manager, U Utah (link no longer avaiable)
The University of Utah seeks an Energy Manager to Identify, develop and implement energy cost saving initiatives on campus. Other responsibilities include developing and implementing financial goals, performing strategic and tactical planning for the Energy Management Program, and establishing short and long range goals. Qualifications include a Bachelor's degree in a related field plus two years of related experience. Review of applications will begin July 25, 2008 and will remain open until filled.

49. 5 positions, Energy Action Coalition
The Energy Action Coalition is seeking an Internet Director, Online Organizer, Director of Development, National Field Director for Power Vote, and Operations Assistant. The Internet Director will direct the overall growth and strategic direction of the organization's online presence. The Online Organizer will be responsible for developing and implementing online strategy for Energy Action Coalition campaigns. The Development Director will be responsible for leading and directing the fundraising and development efforts of Energy Action Coalition. The National Field Director will be the point person for implementing field operations, evaluating strategy and programs, and developing a comprehensive field plan for the Power Vote Campaign. The Operations Assistant will be responsible for assisting the Director of Operations with coalition coordination, meeting planning and preparation, coalition fundraising, and day-to-day support of Energy Action central staff. All positions are open until filled.

50. Administrative Intern, AASHE
AASHE seeks an Administrative Intern to assist with providing support to the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment and to assist in various other duties in the Lexington, Kentucky office. Additional responsibilities include assisting in processing memberships and providing outreach and membership support. Desired qualifications include strong written and oral communication skills, strong internet research skills, attention to detail, and interest and experience in campus sustainability. Interns must be able to work out of the office in Lexington, Kentucky. The application deadline is July 23, 2008.

Events

51. Webinar – Utilizing Performance Contracting to Meet the ACUPCC
July 8, 2008; 1pm Central; Online
T.A.C. is hosting "Utilizing Performance Contracting to Meet the Presidents' Climate Commitment," a free, one-hour webinar followed by a questions and answers session. The webinar aims to demonstrate how a performance contract can help signatories achieve climate neutrality. Topics to be covered include establishing a carbon footprint using Clean Air Cool Planet's Campus Carbon Calculator; identifying and evaluating mitigation strategies; developing meaningful reports and meeting program deadline requirements; and evaluating funding options for implementing improvements on campus.

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