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Table of Contents for 9/4/08:

NEWS
1. U Florida Football Goes Carbon Neutral
2. Ithaca College School of Business Receives LEED Platinum
3. Bates College Receives $2.5M for Sustainable Foods on Campus
4. UW Oshkosh Becomes Fair Trade University
5. ACUTA Survey Finds 2/3 of College IT Depts Are Going Green
6. U New Hampshire Launches EcoGastronomy Program
7. Villanova U Announces Year of Sustainability, Sustainability Eng. Prgm
8. York U Creates Sustainability Council, Adopts Fair Labor Policy
9. Roanoke College Forms Green Advisory Committee
10. Western Kentucky U Hires Sustainability Coordinator
11. Furman U Hires Director of Sustainability and Env'l Education
12. U Illinois Urbana-Champaign Hires Natural Resource Sustainability Dir.
13. SFSU Business School Commits to Responsible Mgmt Education
14. U Chicago Launches New Sustainability Website
15. Indiana U Releases Guide to Sustainable Student Living
16. Milwaukee Area Technical College Installs Wind Turbine
17. Montana State U to Host Wind Applications Center
18. Rochester Institute of Technology Building Receives LEED Gold
19. Suffolk U Residence Hall Earns LEED Gold
20. Park U Opens Green Residence Hall
21. Saint Xavier U Opens Green Residence Hall
22. U Illinois Urbana-Champaign Opens Green Business Building
23. Pomona College Launches Folding Bike-Sharing Program
24. Goucher College Launches Community Bicycle Program
25. U Southern Miss to Create Bike-Share Program
26. Vanderbilt U Expands U-Pass Program
27. Rice, Worcester Polytechnic, Goucher Sign Agreement with Zipcar
28. Palomar College Police Add 2 3-Wheel Electric Scooters to Fleet
29. U Montana Purchases Bio-diesel Bus
30. Northern Illinois U Offers Fair Trade Coffee
31. AP, Time Magazine Cover Campuses' Move to Go Trayless
32. U Alabama Eliminates Trays on Campus
33. Yale U Pilots Composting Program
34. Yale U Student Builds Sustainable House
35. Bentley College Signs Agreement to Reduce Energy Use
36. UC San Diego Students Help University Cool Buildings
37. U Cincinnati Study on Community Partnerships Features Sustainability
38. Website Lists Top 5 Green Colleges
39. San Francisco Chronicle Covers Green Curriculum in Culinary Schools
40. U Maryland to Recycle at Home Football Games
41. Loyola U New Orleans Expands Recycling Program
42. Baylor U to Expand Recycling Program
43. Saint Xavier U Print Services Goes Green
44. Western Michigan U Greens Form Submission System

NEW RESOURCES
45. U Maryland College Park GHG Report
46. NWF Green Campus Newsletter

OPPORTUNITIES
47. Student Video Contest to Win Electricity Use Monitoring Software
48. NWF Chill Out Competition
49. Become an AASHE 2008 Supporting Institution
50. People, Ecology and Development Study Abroad Program—Thailand
51. oikos Winter School 2008

JOBS & INTERNSHIPS
52. Director, Office of Sustainability, Wayne State University
53. Dean, School of Env'l Science & Mgmt, UC Santa Barbara
54. Director, Environmental Studies, Lake Forest College
55. Faculty Director, Environmental Studies, U Maryland
56. 2 Faculty, Environmental Science, U San Francisco
57. Assistant Prof, Environmental Studies, College of Saint Benedict
58. Assistant Professor, Global Environmental Politics, American U
59. Assistant Professor, Geography and Environment, U Toronto

EVENTS
60. Green Laboratories Webcast
61. Community Colleges for Sustainability Conference Calls
62. EPA 2008 Collegiate Environmental Sustainability Conference
63. Charting the Path to Campus Sustainability Webinar – AASHE Member Discount
64. Greenbuild 2008
65. Responsible Endowments Coalition National Conference
66. 2008 Bioneers Conference
67. CFP - International Sustainability Conference

News

1. U Florida Football Goes Carbon Neutral
The University of Florida has announced that the 2008 Florida Gators home football season will be carbon neutral. The initiative, named Neutral Gator, aims to offset carbon emissions produced from game day activities including automobile travel, flights, hotel stays, and stadium energy usage. UFL will be the first college to host a carbon neutral football season. Neutral Gator has also partnered with a local utility company to provide compact fluorescent light-blubs to low income neighborhoods and is working to install solar panels on the UFL campus. Neutral Gator is a result of a partnership between the UFL Office of Sustainability, the University Athletic Association, and the Florida based non-profit Earth Givers Inc.
See also: Neutral Gator Homepage

2. Ithaca College School of Business Receives LEED Platinum
The Ithaca College (NY) School of Business has received LEED Platinum certification. The 38,800 square foot Dorothy D. and Roy H. Park Center for Business and Sustainable Enterprise, which opened with the start of the spring 2008 semester, features a vegetated roof, a south-facing wall of glass, extensive us of natural lighting, and a storm water reclamation system. Ithaca College purchases 50 percent of the electricity used for the building from renewable sources. The building received 56 points in the LEED certification system.
See also: Ithaca Journal article (link no longer available)

3. Bates College Receives $2.5M for Sustainable Foods on Campus
Bates College (ME) has received an anonymous donation of $2.5 million to meet the additional cost of serving more local, natural and organic food at Bates. The gift has allowed the college to spend 28 percent of its annual food budget on sustainable foods. As a result of the donation, Bates is dedicating the 2008-2009 school year to understanding the food system.

4. UW Oshkosh Becomes Fair Trade University
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh has become a "Fair Trade University." To achieve this distinction, UW Oshkosh’s four governing bodies endorsed a resolution outlining its commitment to: selling Fair Trade Certified coffee, tea and chocolate in dining establishments, at catered functions and in department offices whenever feasible and within the confines of its food service contract; offering Fair Trade Certified food products and handicrafts at University stores whenever possible; and identifying and acknowledging Fair Trade Certified products and encouraging their purchase by students, faculty and staff. About 70 universities in Europe have Fair Trade University status, but UW Oshkosh is the first American university to do so.

5. ACUTA Survey Finds 2/3 of College IT Depts Are Going Green
The Association for Information Communications Technology Professionals in Higher Education has completed a survey that found that two-thirds of colleges and universities have taken or are taking energy-saving and environmentally conscious steps. The survey found that 80 percent of schools recycle computer and networking equipment; 73 percent of schools have bought more efficient equipment; and 63 percent of schools have implemented a policy that aims to reduce the amount of printing done on campus.
See also: Chronicle of Higher Education blog

6. U New Hampshire Launches EcoGastronomy Program
The University of New Hampshire has launched an EcoGastronomy program that takes students to the field, the kitchen, the lab and Italy to study the complexities of sustainable food systems. The program links the fields of sustainable agriculture, hospitality, and nutrition. As a dual major, EcoGastronomy must be taken alongside a declared primary major. The program is a partnership of UNH’s College of Life Sciences and Agriculture and Whittemore School of Business and Economics, in collaboration with the University Office of Sustainability. It includes two courses specific to EcoGastronomy as well as existing courses food and beverage management, and food and society and sustainable food production. The program also requires a semester abroad at the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Pollenzo, Italy, and language proficiency in Italian.

7. Villanova U Announces Year of Sustainability, Sustainability Eng. Prgm
Villanova University (PA) has announced that its 2008-2009 academic year has been designated as the "Year of Sustainability." As part of this theme, VU has also developed an interdisciplinary Master's of Science in Sustainable Engineering, available for enrollment in 2009. Open to engineers from all different fields, this program introduces students to the broader issues of sustainability through a series of core courses and then allows them to pursue one of three specialty tracks: alternative energy, sustainable water management, and sustainable environment. In addition, VU has also announced plans to launch a Center for Sustainable Engineering. The Center will research environmental science, alternative energy, and sustainable water management.
See also: List of Graduate Programs in Sustainable Engineering (AASHE members only)

8. York U Creates Sustainability Council, Adopts Fair Labor Policy
York University (ON) has created a new Sustainability Council with broad representation from across campus, including students. The council, which will report to York President and Vice-Chancellor Mamdouh Shoukri, will provide input on ways to better address issues of sustainability on a pan-University level. Additionally, York University has adopted a workplace code of conduct for its trademark licensees and has joined the Fair Labor Association and the Workers’ Rights Consortium. The code outlines the conditions that must be met when licensed goods bearing York’s names and marks are manufactured.
See also: York U Code of Conduct for Licensees
See also: List of Campus Trademark Licensee Code of Conducts (AASHE members only)

9. Roanoke College Forms Green Advisory Committee
Roanoke College (VA) President Michael Maxey has formed a Green Advisory Committee. The group of more than 20 faculty, staff and students will begin its work by conducting an audit of current College efforts. Results of the audit will be used to help identify additional opportunities for sustainability efforts. The committee will then examine the feasibility of the various options in regards to impact and cost-effectiveness and will make recommendations to President Maxey and his Cabinet.

10. Western Kentucky U Hires Sustainability Coordinator
Western Kentucky University has appointed Christian Ryan-Downing as the University's first Sustainability Coordinator. Ryan-Downing will help identify and develop opportunities for reducing the University’s environmental footprint and operational costs through campus initiatives that reduce waste and use energy, water, and other resources more efficiently. She will work with students, faculty and staff at WKU to integrate sustainability principles and practices into the University’s operations and culture. Ryan-Downing graduated from WKU in December 2007 with a Master's of Science degree; her graduate research focused on sustainability at WKU. As a student, she was a co-founder and president of GreenToppers Students for Campus Sustainability.
See also: Director of Campus Sustainability Officers (AASHE members only)

11. Furman U Hires Director of Sustainability and Env'l Education
Furman University (SC) has hired Dr. Angela Halfacre as the Director of Sustainability and Environmental Education. Halfacre will also be an Associate Professor of Political Science. She will be teaching environmental policy and sustainability courses. After graduating from Furman, she received M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in political science from the University of Florida in 1994 and 1997, respectively. Her doctoral work had a substantive focus in environmental policy, and she also worked as policy specialist for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

12. U Illinois Urbana-Champaign Hires Natural Resource Sustainability Dir.
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has hired William W. Shilts as the Executive Director of the Institute of Natural Resource Sustainability. Since joining the Institute, Shilts has made the environmentally preferable development of Illinois’ energy resources a priority. The Institute comprises the four state scientific surveys that recently became part of the Urbana campus: the Illinois State Geological Survey, Illinois Natural History Survey, Illinois State Water Survey, and Illinois Sustainable Technology Center.

13. SFSU Business School Commits to Responsible Mgmt Education
San Francisco State University's (CA) College of Business has signed on to the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), a global platform convened by the United Nations Global Compact to advance corporate responsibility worldwide. The PRME provides a framework for academic institutions to advance the broader cause of corporate social responsibility and incorporate universal values into curricula and research.
See also: PRME homepage

14. U Chicago Launches New Sustainability Website
The University of Chicago (IL) has launched a new sustainability website that aims to provide an overview of sustainable practices on campus and help raise environmental awareness. The new website serves as a portal to the University of Chicago's sustainability activities, initiatives, and programs, and lists resources to help students, faculty, and staff develop new ideas and enhance green initiatives on campus.
See also: List of Campus Sustainability Websites (AASHE members only)

15. Indiana U Releases Guide to Sustainable Student Living
The Indiana University Task Force on Campus Sustainability has released the "Indiana Sustainable Student," a guide to sustainable living practices for students that features such issues as water and energy conservation, alternative transportation, and sustainable food. The guide was produced by an IU senior who participated in the IU Summer Program in Sustainability, a summer sustainability internship program. In addition to providing concrete tips for sustainable living, the "Indiana Sustainable Student" points students to a variety of resources in the campus and the community and provides information about sustainability-oriented student organizations in order to encourage active student involvement.
See also: Indiana Sustainable Student
See also: List of Campus Sustainable Living Guides

16. Milwaukee Area Technical College Installs Wind Turbine
Milwaukee Area Technical College's Mequon campus (WI) has installed a wind turbine. After the originally purchased turbine was burnt in a fire in 2006, MATC was forced to purchase another set of gear.
See also: List of Wind Turbines on Campus

17. Montana State U to Host Wind Applications Center
Montana State University has been named by the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory as the home for the state's Wind Applications Center. As part of the project, MSU will incorporate more wind-specific topics into existing engineering courses for students, help educate the public about wind energy and provide support for Montana's growing wind industry. The wind applications center contract, which was awarded in April, provides the university with $40,000 a year for three years. MSU will begin offering wind-related coursework this fall.

18. Rochester Institute of Technology Building Receives LEED Gold
The Rochester Institute of Technology (NY) College of Applied Science and Technology building has received LEED Gold certification. The 43,000 square-foot building, which opened in April, features rainwater reuse systems, lighting and climate control systems, and a curriculum that uses the building as a teaching tool.

19. Suffolk U Residence Hall Earns LEED Gold
Suffolk University's (MA) 10 West Residence Hall has been awarded LEED Gold certification. The renovated building features low-flow plumbing fixtures, a bike storage room, EnergyStar products, and low-emitting materials such as carpets, sealants, and paints. The Residence Hall also contains signage that informs occupants and visitors of its green features.
See also: List of Green Residence Halls (AASHE members only)

20. Park U Opens Green Residence Hall
Park University (MO) has officially opened Copley Quad Student Residence Hall, an 86,000 square feet building designed to LEED Silver standards. The design incorporates recycled content carpets, carpet pads and underlayments. Plumbing in the building uses low-flow fixtures, with a projected water reduction of 40 percent compared with similar buildings.
See also: Kansas City Business Journal article

21. Saint Xavier U Opens Green Residence Hall
Saint Xavier University (IL) has opened a new green residence hall. The 36,664 square-foot building was built with the goal of achieving LEED Gold certification. The new hall was designed to use both natural and mechanical ventilation, and a 50-foot high circular glass stair tower draws tempered air to assist in summer night pre-cooling and winter heating. The structure also features solar panels on the roof and a rain garden that filters roof water runoff. In addition, 100 percent of its power comes from a mixture of renewable energy sources and carbon offsets.

22. U Illinois Urbana-Champaign Opens Green Business Building
The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has opened its Business Instructional Facility, a building that features solar panels, a green roof, and an energy-efficient heating and cooling system. The University is seeking LEED Platinum or Gold certification.

23. Pomona College Launches Folding Bike-Sharing Program
Pomona College (CA) has unveiled a new bike-sharing program that allows students to borrow folding bicycles. The bikes fold in half in a matter of seconds and, while folded, weigh less than 25 pounds and measure in at just over two-feet-by-two-feet, making them perfect for commutes on busy city buses and Metrolink trains. Program organizers hope the bikes will help broaden transportation options for students participating in the Pomona College Internship Program, which places students in offices across Southern California.
See also: List of Campus Bicycle-Share Programs (AASHE members only)

24. Goucher College Launches Community Bicycle Program
Goucher College (MD) has launched a community bicycle program to make it easier for the campus community to use alternative transportation. Each of the 10 cruiser-style bikes is unisex and clearly labeled as being part of Goucher’s community bicycle fleet, which will be maintained by the college. There is no fee for using the bikes, and they can be picked up and left anywhere on campus, as long as they remain on well-traveled paths. Helmets, helmet bags, and combination locks will also be available for riders.

25. U Southern Miss to Create Bike-Share Program
The University of Southern Mississippi has announced plans to create a campus bike-share program. The President’s Office, together with the Student Government Association, is heading up the initiative that is tentatively named Eagle Bikes. The aim of the effort is to provide bicycles for faculty, staff and students to use, then leave them behind for the next rider. The bicycles will be painted the same, bright color for easy identification.

26. Vanderbilt U Expands U-Pass Program
Vanderbilt University (TN) has expanded its Free Ride program to include graduate and professional school students, allowing them to commute to and from campus for free using the local bus system. The program has been offered to Vanderbilt employees since July 2004.
See also: List of Campus Universal Transit Pass Programs (AASHE members only)

27. Rice, Worcester Polytechnic, Goucher Sign Agreement with Zipcar
Rice University (TX) has entered into an agreement with Zipcar, a car-sharing company that places vehicles on campus for students to reserve at their convenience. Rice students can purchase a $35 yearlong membership that allows them to reserve a car for $7 per hour or $60 per day. Insurance and gas are then paid for by Zipcar. Worcester Polytechnic Institute (MA) has also announced a partnership with Zipcar. Zipcar services will be available to all WPI faculty, staff, and students 18 years of age and older. WPI hopes that the new agreement will encourage students to leave their vehicles at home. Goucher College (MA) has also launched a partnership with Zipcar. Two hybrid vehicles will be made available to all Goucher students, faculty, and staff over the age of 18 with a valid driver's license.
See also: Worcester Polytechnic Institute news release
See also: Goucher College press release
See also: List of Campus Car-sharing Programs (AASHE members only)

28. Palomar College Police Add 2 3-Wheel Electric Scooters to Fleet
Palomar College (CA) campus police have added two three-wheeled electric stand-up scooters to their fleet of vehicles. The scooters, which run mostly off of electricity, take about four hours to charge and cost about 10 cents per day to operate.

29. U Montana Purchases Bio-diesel Bus
The University of Montana has purchased a new bio-diesel bus for its campus bus service. The new bus is the second in a series of four buses that the University plans to purchase, and was funded through a federal grant and the student transportation fee. The remaining two buses will be purchased through equal funding from the student transportation fee, the Office of Administration and Finance, and the campus' federal transportation grant.
See also: Missoulian article

30. Northern Illinois U Offers Fair Trade Coffee
Northern Illinois University has begun a pilot program to offer fair trade certified coffee at two snack bars on campus. The initiative, which is a result of a student campaign, tests student interest in six varieties of fair trade coffee.

31. AP, Time Magazine Cover Campuses' Move to Go Trayless
The Associated Press has published an article on the increasing number of U.S. colleges and universities going trayless in dining halls on campus. The article mentions tray-eliminating initiatives at Glenville State College (WV), Georgia Tech, University of Florida, and University of Maine at Farmington. The article reports that 50-60 percent of Aramark's 500 campuses and 230 out of Sodexo's 600 campuses are expected to go trayless.

32. U Alabama Eliminates Trays on Campus
The University of Alabama has eliminated lunch trays from its buffet-style dining halls. The initiative seeks to conserve water and energy and decrease food waste on campus. Since the initiative began, UA has observed a 25 percent decrease in electricity use and in food waste. Trays are still available, however, upon request.

33. Yale U Pilots Composting Program
Yale University (CT) has started a pilot program to compost waste from three dining halls on campus. The initiative, which is being led by Yale's recycling coordinator, works with a local waste management company who picks up food waste from the three halls and hauls it to a composting facility nearby. The food takes about 90 days to turn into soil.

34. Yale U Student Builds Sustainable House
Yale University (CT) graduate student, Elizabeth Turnbull, with the help of family and friends, has designed and constructed a sustainable house to live in while attending graduate school. The 144 square feet Tiny House, as she calls it, features a composting toilet, solar panels, and recycled sailboat sails for ceilings. Turnbull decided to build the house after she realized that building the structure would actually save her money on housing and greatly reduce her carbon footprint while at Yale.

35. Bentley College Signs Agreement to Reduce Energy Use
Bentley College (MA) has made an agreement with Infor to monitor and reduce energy consumption throughout campus. Bentley is currently gathering data on the energy efficiency of its campus-wide assets, including air handlers, chillers and other large equipment, which will be used to develop a preventative maintenance program that incorporates energy consumption patterns.

36. UC San Diego Students Help University Cool Buildings
A group of University of California San Diego undergraduate students have designed, built and deployed a network of five weather-monitoring stations as a key step toward helping the university use ocean breezes to cool buildings, identify the sunniest rooftops to expand its solar-electric system, and use water more efficiently in irrigation and in other ways. The network, which will be expanded to 20 stations in 2008, includes stations on San Diego-area schools and businesses.

37. U Cincinnati Study on Community Partnerships Features Sustainability
The University of Cincinnati (OH) has completed "Community Interactions and Collaborations: Peer Institutional Study," a report commissioned by UC to help the University gauge the effectiveness of its own partnerships with local communities, the city and other large employers to stem decline in the neighborhoods surrounding the university. The areas of measurement included environment and sustainability, impacts on wider metro region, social capital development, avoiding use of eminent domain, and partnerships with other institutions.

38. Website Lists Top 5 Green Colleges
Planet Green has published a list of the top 5 green colleges. The list includes Pitzer College (CA), College of the Atlantic (ME), Evergreen State College (WA), Oberlin College (OH), and Harvard University (MA).

39. San Francisco Chronicle Covers Green Curriculum in Culinary Schools
The San Francisco Chronicle has published an article on the increasing amount of green projects and curriculum in culinary schools across California. The article mentions the Culinary Institute of America's farmer's market stand; the California Culinary Academy's course devoted to vegetarian cooking; and the Art Institute of California's used cooking oil project.

40. U Maryland to Recycle at Home Football Games
The University of Maryland College Park has launched "Feed the Turtle," a new recycling program for home football games that is part of a campus-wide initiative to green the university. The program will recycle bottles, cans, and cardboard and compost food waste and biodegradable packaging. In all, more than 50 tons of material is expected to be diverted from landfills. If successful, the program will be rolled out to other Athletic Department venues on campus.

41. Loyola U New Orleans Expands Recycling Program
Loyola University New Oreleans (LA) has expanded its recycling program by installing blue bins at the entrances to all campus buildings. The recycling bins accept aluminum and tin cans. Additionally, the University's cleaning service has placed 40 office paper collection bins throughout campus.
See also: Loyola New Orleans Recycling Website

42. Baylor U to Expand Recycling Program
Baylor University (TX) has announced plans to expand its recycling program to include athletic events and campus offices. Recycling bins will be placed at strategic locations around Baylor athletic complexes when a game is taking place. In addition to the containers, food vendors will be requested to recycle cardboard boxes, clean paper and plastic as they prepare their booths prior to each game. After the event, cleaning crews will remove recyclables left over in stands. The university will offer recycling at football, basketball, softball, volleyball, tennis and baseball, with other athletic events to be incorporated at a later time. Additionally, over the next month, the first 400 recycling containers will be placed at various offices on campus. An additional 200 bins will be added at a later date. The containers will be used to collect cardboard, white paper, colored papers, plastics, aluminum and tin cans.

43. Saint Xavier U Print Services Goes Green
Saint Xavier University's (IL) Copy Cats Print Services has announced a new initiative to make their business more environmentally friendly. Copy Cats has purchased a new digital system that uses 45 percent less electricity, emits 48 percent less heat, releases no ozone or particle emissions and is lead-free.

44. Western Michigan U Greens Form Submission System
Western Michigan University has created a system that allows campus members to submit Temporary Appointment Forms and Incidental Payment Forms online. The change from paper to electronic forms took place in late July.

New Resources

45. U Maryland College Park GHG Report
The University of Maryland, College Park has released its inaugural inventory of campus greenhouse gas emissions. In Fiscal Year 2007, the University emitted 352,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalents. The major sources of campus emissions were from the electricity and steam produced by the campus co-generation plant (38%), purchased electricity (25%), and transportation including the daily commuting of the campus community (19%), air travel (13%), and the University fleet including the campus shuttle bus system (2%). Total emissions during the 2002-2007 study period decreased slightly, despite campus growth, due to the installation of a combined heat and power plant, which began operating in FY 2004, and greater on- and near-campus student housing. Work will soon begin on the FY 2008 GHG inventory.

46. NWF Green Campus Newsletter
The National Wildlife Federation has started a free bi-weekly e-newsletter called ClimateEdu: News for the Green Campus. The newsletter aims to provide news, in-depth case studies, research updates, reviews, reports, tools, and announcements for on-campus environmental efforts. The goal of the publication is to support colleges and universities in their work of protecting wildlife and our own human habitat from the effects of environmental degradation and climate change.

Opportunities

47. Student Video Contest to Win Electricity Use Monitoring Software
Lucid Design Group invites students to submit a YouTube video demonstrating a creative initiative that engages people to conserve energy and resources. The team that wins will be awarded a Building Dashboard®, which serves to monitor electricity use in real time on the web, for up to three buildings on their campus. Student contestants should submit a video of between 3 and 10 minutes that introduces an innovative program for promoting conservation behaviors among students, faculty and staff, and how their college or university would utilize the Building Dashboard® in their effort. Entries are limited to one per U.S. or Canadian college or university. The winner will be announced at the Greenbuild 2008 International Conference & Expo in Boston on November 19, 2008. Complete entries must be submitted by October 24, 2008.

48. NWF Chill Out Competition
The National Wildlife Competition invites submissions to its 2008 Campus Chill Out Competition. College and university campuses are encouraged to submit their projects to address global warming. Winners will receive grant money and a chance to be featured in the Chill Out multimedia broadcast in April 2009. Students, faculty, and staff are all eligible to submit either written or video competition entries. The deadline is November 30, 2008.

49. 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.

50. People, Ecology and Development Study Abroad Program—Thailand
The International Sustainable Development Studies Institute is now accepting applications for its Spring 2009 People, Ecology and Development study abroad semester in Thailand. During the program, students will learn about sustainability, culture, and ecology from local communities. The experience will also include paddling one of the last wild rivers in Thailand, backpacking in the mountains of Mae Hong Son with tribal leaders, and sea kayaking and skin diving in the Andaman sea. The deadline for applications is October 10, 2008.

51. oikos Winter School 2008
oikos International invites participation in its Winter School 2008. Winter School is an annual platform to empower agents for change. The event brings together 20 highly motivated students from around the world in an interactive learning environment on Sustainable Economics and Management. The programme comprises lectures, discussions and project development workshops on sustainability challenges. The event places strong emphasis on insights into institutional change and stakeholder dialogue. The program will take place November 15 – 22, 2008 at the University of Witten/Herdecke in Germany. Undergraduate students of Business Administration and Economics with a proven interest and knowledge in sustainability are encouraged to apply. Deadline to apply is September 15, 2008.

Jobs & Internships

52. Director, Office of Sustainability, Wayne State University
Wayne State University (MI) invites applications for the position of Director of the Office of Sustainability. Responsibilities will include serving as a leader and organizational strategist to help Wayne State University successfully implement environmental sustainability efforts; acting as in-house consultant for environmental concerns pertaining to the University utilities, energy management, recycling and facilities planning and construction; and serving as a campus spokesperson on sustainability issues with internal and external constituencies. A Bachelor's degree in environmental, chemical, civil, electrical or mechanical engineering is required and a Master's degree is preferred.

53. Dean, School of Env'l Science & Mgmt, UC Santa Barbara
The University of California at Santa Barbara invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the Donald Bren School of Environmental Science and Management. The individual should have an outstanding record of scholarly achievement, appropriate for appointment as a full Professor within the University of California. Applications are due November 1, 2008.

54. Director, Environmental Studies, Lake Forest College
Lake Forest College (IL) is seeking an experienced individual to serve as Director of an existing interdisciplinary undergraduate Environmental Studies program. The ideal candidate should have interest and expertise in both science and policy. Strengths in teaching, research, leadership and community outreach are essential. Duties include team teaching core Environmental Studies courses with other faculty, building programs, expanding internships, developing relationships with environmental institutions in the Chicago area, and helping students with graduate school and job placement.

55. Faculty Director, Environmental Studies, U Maryland
The University of Maryland Environmental Studies Program seeks a non-tenure track Faculty Director to direct and manage the Environmental Studies department. The candidate will also teach Environmental Studies curricula; plan, lead and/or supervise co-curricular field trips; and hire and supervise an Assistant Director and teaching assistants. Qualifications include a Master's degree in a field related to environmental studies and two years of teaching experience at the college level. A Ph.D. or J.D. is preferred. Applications are due October 10, 2008.

56. 2 Faculty, Environmental Science, U San Francisco
The University of San Francisco (CA) Department of Environmental Science invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions, contingent on funding approval, at the assistant professor level to begin in August 2009. Of special interest are candidates with expertise in landscape ecology, GIS and remote sensing; environmental health and toxicology; or energy, resources and sustainability science. Primary responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in programs offered or supported by the Department, with curriculum oversight and development, as appropriate. The successful candidate will also be expected to develop a dynamic research program that ideally would allow for undergraduate student participation. A Ph.D. is required. Review of applications will begin November 9, 2008 and continue until the position is filled.

57. Assistant Prof, Environmental Studies, College of Saint Benedict
The College of Saint Benedict (MN) seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Studies. Teaching responsibilities will include a new interdisciplinary environmental science sequence for majors, a non-science introduction to environmental studies, and additional interdisciplinary courses in environmental studies and the candidate's area of expertise. Undergraduate teaching experience is required and a Ph.D. in an interdisciplinary environmental science or related field is preferred.

58. Assistant Professor, Global Environmental Politics, American U
American University (DC) seeks an Assistant Professor or untenured Associate Professor to begin in the 2009-2010 academic year. The candidate will have a specialization in environment and development, international environmental cooperation, climate change, corporate sustainability, transnational environmental justice, global sustainability, and/or geopolitics of environmental protection. A Ph.D. or highest equivalent degree in relevant disciplines and a record of teaching and research excellence are required.

59. Assistant Professor, Geography and Environment, U Toronto
The University of Toronto (ON) Department of Geography and the Centre for Environment invites applications for a joint tenure-stream appointment in geography and environment at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin on July 1, 2009. Possible areas of research expertise include energy, water, environmental policy, ethics, or governance. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in geography, environment or a closely related field, an established record of high quality scholarly research and publications, and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2008.

Events

60. Green Laboratories Webcast (link no longer available)
November 19, 2008; 1 – 2:45pm EST; Online
Academic Impressions will host a webcast entitled, "Green Laboratories: Resource Conservation in Research Settings." The webcast will teach participants how to move towards the coordinated campus approach needed in labs to conserve resources and lower costs and reexamine common assumptions regarding day-to-day lab operations and maintenance. The event will detail a successful lab conservation program at UC Santa Barbara that engages students, faculty, staff, and administrators in both bottom-up and top-down efforts. Early registration ends October 31, 2008.

61. Community Colleges for Sustainability Conference Calls
Those involved in or interested in sustainability at community colleges are invited to join a monthly conference call about sustainability in community colleges. The conference call takes place the second Thursday of the month from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Eastern. The next call is on September 11, 2008. The call in number is (712) 775-7000. The participant access code is 667911#. The agenda for the call typically consists of one of the participating colleges giving a brief presentation followed by a general question and discussion time. Fifteen or more people usually call in from colleges all over North America for a lively and informative discussion. If you would like to receive e-mails about these calls, please e-mail Jennifer Hayward, Sustainability Coordinator, Lane Community College at haywardj@lanecc.edu.

62. EPA 2008 Collegiate Environmental Sustainability Conference
October 23-24, 2008; Spelman College; Atlanta, GA
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Spelman College invite participants to its 2008 Collegiate Environmental Sustainability Conference. The conference will feature speakers, panel presentations, and exhibits, as well an on-campus tour of the Green Residence Hall at Spelman College. The intent of the conference is to promote environmental, economic, and social benefits of green initiatives; provide numerous sources of funding for green building available at the national, state, and local levels; and facilitate a network of partnerships to promote green initiatives at HBCUs and MAIs.

63. Charting the Path to Campus Sustainability Webinar – AASHE Member Discount
September 17, 2008; 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Eastern; Online
Environmental Health & Engineering will host a webinar entitled, "Charting the Path to Campus Sustainability Webinar." The webinar aims to provide the most up-to-date tools and knowledge necessary to manage a successful campus sustainability program. Speakers include John Spengler, the Co-Chair of the Harvard Green Campus Initiative, Michael Crowley, former Assistant Director of the Harvard Green Campus Initiative, and William Nelligan, the Director of Environmental Health, Safety & Sustainability at Wesleyan University. AASHE members are eligible for a 25 percent discount on this webinar.
See also: Discounts and Special Offers for AASHE Members

64. Greenbuild 2008
November 19 – 21, 2008; Boston, MA The U.S. Green Building Council will host its 2008 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo - Revolutionary Green: Innovations for Global Sustainability. USGBC’s Greenbuild conference and expo is an opportunity to connect with other green building peers, industry experts, and influential leaders as they share insights on the green building movement and its diverse specialties. Speakers include Archbishop Desmond Tutu, E.O. Wilson, and Janine Benyus. The conference will feature over 100 educational sessions, LEED workshops, off-site educational sessions. Students, universities, and professionals are invited to attend. The early registration deadline is September 8, 2008.

65. Responsible Endowments Coalition National Conference
October 4-5, 2008; University of Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, PA
The Responsible Endowments Coalition invites participants in its fifth annual National Conference. The Conference aims to teach attendees how to research an institution's endowment and provide a setting for student activists to network, share campaign strategies, and strategize ways to leverage university wealth for change.

66. 2008 Bioneers Conference
October 17-19, 2008; San Rafael, CA and satellite locations across the US
Bioneers, an organization that promotes practical environmental solutions and innovative social strategies for restoring Earth’s imperiled ecosystems and healing our human communities, invites registration for its 2008 Conference. The three day event will include a track on sustainability in education and will feature keynote speakers Sandra Steingraber, Lucas Benitez, Alexandra Cousteau, and Ray Anderson. While the main conference will be held in San Rafael, California, there are 18 satellite locations across the U.S. that will be streaming the conference live.

67. CFP - International Sustainability Conference
April 23-25, 2009; Villanova University; Villanova, PA
Villanova University invites proposals for its international interdisciplinary conference, "Sustainability: From the Local to the Global." Papers should examine philosophies, practices and policies of sustainability from broad intersections, including but not limited to sustainability in higher education, sustainability and corporate social responsibility, and sustainability and the social sciences. Formats include panels, poster sessions, workshops, and roundtables that address the scientific, humanistic, political, economic, and ecological challenges and opportunities of true sustainability. The conference aims to bring together scholars, activists, and government and corporate professionals from across the United States and around the world to learn from each other in exploring the multiple dimensions of Sustainability.

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