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Table of Contents for 9/22/08:

NEWS
1. Colorado State U to be Carbon Neutral by 2020
2. U Oklahoma Commits to Power 100% of its Campus with Wind
3. Kiwi Magazine Releases 2008 Green College Report
4. Drury U Habitat for Humanity House Earns LEED Platinum
5. Virginia Commonwealth U Hires Director of Sustainability
6. Coastal Carolina U Names Sustainability Coordinator
7. U Arizona Student Government Hires Sustainability Coordinator
8. UC Berkeley Receives $2M for Chair of Sustainable Chemistry
9. Inside Higher Ed Compares Campus Sustainability Rating Systems
10. Boston Globe Covers Sustainability-focused Business Degrees
11. Business Week Article Features Green Business School Buildings
12. South Dakota School of Mines to Host Bioenergy Research Center
13. North Carolina State U to Host Renewable Energy Research Center
14. DOE Awards 6 Higher Ed Biofuels Projects
15. Harvard U to Install Wind Turbines on Campus
16. Stevens Institute of Technology to Expand Solar Array
17. U Notre Dame Commits to Energy Renovations
18. U Michigan to Cut Utility Costs 10% Though Conservation
19. U Tennessee Knoxville Aims to Reduce Energy Use by 10%
20. U Missouri Begins Composting Program
21. U South Carolina Launches Campus Farmer's Market
22. U New Hampshire Opens Green Dairy Bar
23. Skidmore College Launches Eco-Reps Program
24. U Vermont Bans Kimberly-Clark Products
25. UConn Partners to Protect Local Ecosystem
26. 3 Campus Laundry Facilities Go Carbon Neutral
27. Florida Gulf Coast U Launches Carpooling Website
28. U New Mexico Expands U-Pass to Include Faculty and Staff
29. U North Texas to Launch Campaign to Promote Sustainability
30. U Victoria Building Receives LEED Gold
31. CSU Stanislaus Science Building Receives LEED Silver
32. U Hawaii Hilo to Open Green Student Center
33. Santa Clara U Dedicates Green Business School
34. Stanford U Holds Groundbreaking for Green Business School
35. UC Irvine Breaks Ground on Green Student Housing
36. Earth Island Institute Awards Brower Youth Awards
37. U Alaska Fairbanks, U Minnesota Go Trayless
38. Syracuse U Receives Grants for Green Projects
39. Brunswick Community College to Produce Biodiesel from Algae
40. SUNY ESF Converts Butter Sculpture to Biodiesel
41. Brigham Young U Announces Several Green Initiatives
42. Smith College Eliminates Disposable Cups, Distributes Reusable Cups
43. U Connecticut Reduces Plastic Bag Usage on Campus
44. U Notre Dame Launches Game Day Recycling Season
45. Appalachian State U Begins Tailgate Recycling Initiative
46. Emory U Named 'Conservationist of the Year'

NEW RESOURCES
47. List of Campus Recycling & Waste Minimization Websites

OPPORTUNITIES
48. Recycling Bin Grant Program

JOBS & INTERNSHIPS
49. Sustainability Director, Harvard U
50. Sustainability Programs Manager, U Virginia
51. Sustainability & Energy/Water Conservation Coordinator, Stanford U
52. Sustainable Prisons Project Manager, Evergreen State College
53. Assist. Prof., Env'l Studies, St. Mary's College of Maryland
54. Assist. Professor, Environmental Science and Policy, Drake U
55. Assist. Research Prof., Environmental Education, U Idaho
56. Assist. Professor, Political Science & Env'l Studies, Western Michigan U
57. Faculty, Geosciences, Williams College

EVENTS
58. AASHE Sustainability Across the Curriculum Leadership Workshop
59. CFP: NACUBO Annual Meeting - Taming the Green Monster
60. CFP: Rocky Mountain Sustainability Summit
61. Webinar: Writing a Greenhouse Gas Action Plan - AASHE Member Discount
62. 2008 Campus Sustainability Day & Streaming Webcast
63. Creating a Sustainability Office Webcast
64. AASHE 2008 Conference
65. AAC&U Annual Meeting and Sustainability Symposium – AASHE Member Discount

News

1. Colorado State U to be Carbon Neutral by 2020
Colorado State University has announced the goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2020 without the use of carbon credits. The University plans to reach its goal by reducing its greenhouse gas emissions through conservation and alternative energy sources. The University has already begun a carbon footprint assessment and plans to spend the next three years placing an emphasis on conservation.

2. U Oklahoma Commits to Power 100% of its Campus with Wind
The University of Oklahoma, Norman has signed a wind power agreement with Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company to purchase 100 percent of its electricity from wind power by 2013. OU is currently supporting the development of a new commercial-scale wind farm to be constructed by OG&E in Oklahoma. It will be named the “OU Spirit” wind farm. To further support OU’s commitment, OG&E will establish internships and scholarships for OU students whose studies are focused on renewable energy as well as support campus events focusing on renewable energy. OU also plans to expand its use of vehicles powered by compressed natural gas and will open a new CNG refueling station at the new campus motor pool. The Transportation Operations Center is set to open in November. It will also make the fueling station available to the city of Norman for its vehicles.

3. Kiwi Magazine Releases 2008 Green College Report
Kiwi Magazine has released its "2008 Green College Report," which profiles 75 colleges and universities committed to sustainability. The report is intended to help high school students and parents choose a green higher education institution.

4. Drury U Habitat for Humanity House Earns LEED Platinum
A Habitat for Humanity house designed and built by students at Drury University (MO) has received LEED Platinum certification. The house features solar panels that heat water and the radiant floor, native landscaping, rain gardens, and pervious paved surfaces.
See also: Chronicle of Higher Ed article

5. Virginia Commonwealth U Hires Director of Sustainability
Virginia Commonwealth University has placed Jacek Ghosh in the newly created position of Director of Sustainability to spearhead the development and implementation of a plan that will guide the university toward climate neutrality. Ghosh previously was a visiting community scholar in VCU’s L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs. He also developed a business plan for the establishment of a Sustainable Community Design Center to complement a proposed new graduate program in Sustainable Community Design
See also: Directory of Campus Sustainability Officers (AASHE members only)

6. Coastal Carolina U Names Sustainability Coordinator
Coastal Carolina University (SC) has named alumna Marissa Mitzner as the campus' first sustainability coordinator. Mitzner, who graduated from the University in May, will be responsible for helping to tranform Coastal Carolina University into a more environmentally-friendly university. Mitzner also manages the EcoReps program of student workers and is developing a plan for making Coastal Carolina University more bike-friendly.

7. U Arizona Student Government Hires Sustainability Coordinator
The Associated Students of the University of Arizona has hired Lesley Ash as Sustainability Director. ASUA's Sustainability Director will be responsible for developing projects and initiatives that work to reduce waste at the University. Ash's first priorities will be to develop a composting system at UA's student unions and markets and to develop a sustainability committee within ASUA that will involve student clubs and organizations.

8. UC Berkeley Receives $2M for Chair of Sustainable Chemistry
The University of California, Berkeley College of Chemistry has received $2 million in donations to establish the Dow Chair of Sustainable Chemistry. The chair will research chemistry for environmental causes. The money, donated by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and the Dow Chemical Company Foundation, will also fund sustainability projects among several graduate students chosen by the chair.

9. Inside Higher Ed Compares Campus Sustainability Rating Systems
Inside Higher Ed has published a review of the various campus sustainability ranking and rating systems. The article compares reports, articles, and assessments by the National Wildlife Federation, the Sustainable Endowments Institute, The Princeton Review, Kaplan, Forbes, Sierra, and AASHE.

10. Boston Globe Covers Sustainability-focused Business Degrees
The Boston Globe has published an article on the increasing number of graduate-level business programs that focus on sustainability and the increase in employer desire for staff with sustainability-focused curriculum. The article mentions MBA programs at Harvard University (MA), Brandeis University (MA), Antioch University New England (NH), Boston University (MA) School of Management, Colorado State University, and Dominican University of California.
See also: List of Graduate Business Programs in Sustainability (AASHE members only)

11. Business Week Article Features Green Business School Buildings
Business Week has published an article on the increasing number of green buildings at business schools across the U.S. The article mentions the University of Illinois' new $60 million business school building, green features at the University of Massachsetts-Dartmouth's Tuck School of Business, and the Thunderbird School of Global Management's (AZ) initiative to recycle the Thunderbird Veterans & Alumni Tower which was closed in 2006. The article also mentions upcoming green business school initiatives at New York University and Harvard Business School (MA).

12. South Dakota School of Mines to Host Bioenergy Research Center
The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and the National Science Foundation have partnered to create The Center for Bioenergy Research and Development. The School of Mines will be the host institution for the center, which will be a consortium of universities, industrial partners, and governmental agencies. Members of the consortium include South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, South Dakota State University, Kansas State University, North Carolina State University, State University of New York Stony Brook, and the University of Hawaii. Each university pledges, as part of the membership agreement, to bring five industry or governmental partners on-board, which yields an industry commitment of more than 30 members.

13. North Carolina State U to Host Renewable Energy Research Center
North Carolina State University has announced that it will host the National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center for Future Renewable Electric Energy Delivery and Management (FREEDM) Systems. The center will be supported by an initial five-year, $18.5 million grant from NSF with an additional $10 million in institutional support and industry membership fees. The new center will develop technology that transforms the nation's centralized power grid into an alternative-energy-friendly "smart grid" that can easily store and distribute energy produced from solar panels, wind farms, fuel cells and other energy sources. The smart grid will also allow consumers to sell energy back to the power companies when demand is low. Additionally, the center will feature an intensive education program, including a master's degree program and an undergraduate concentration in renewable energy systems.
See also: FREEDM homepage

14. DOE Awards 6 Higher Ed Biofuels Projects
The U.S. Department of Energy has selected six advanced biofuels projects in which it plans to invest up to $4.4 million, subject to annual appropriations. These awards to U.S. institutions of higher education will support research and development for cost-effective, environmentally friendly biomass conversion technologies for turning non-food feedstocks into advanced biofuels. Combined with the minimum university cost share of 20 percent, more than $5.7 million is slated for investment in these six projects. The institutions selected include the University of Toledo (OH); Steven's Institute of Technology (NJ); Montana State University; University of Georgia; University of Maine; and Georgia Tech Research Corp. By engaging these partners, the DOE is working to meet the Renewable Fuel Standard mandated by the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, which has a requirement of producing at least 36 billion gallons of U.S. renewable fuels by 2022.

15. Harvard U to Install Wind Turbines on Campus
Harvard University (MA) has announced plans to install small-scale wind turbines on top of the Holyoke Center, one of the University's administrative and student buildings. The system is not expected to generate much energy - the project's main purpose is to serve as a symbol of Harvard's commitment to sustainability.
See also: List of Campus Wind Turbines

16. Stevens Institute of Technology to Expand Solar Array
The Stevens Institute of Technology (NJ) has signed an agreement to expand the current 130 kW solar power system on campus. 3rd Rock Technologies will install, own, and operate the new array and will sell the power generated by the panels back to Stevens at a fixed price. Stevens expects the solar panels to make up 11 percent of its energy needs by the beginning of 2009.

17. U Notre Dame Commits to Energy Renovations
The University of Notre Dame (IN) has committed to heating, air conditioning, and/or lighting renovations in 24 older campus buildings during the 2008/2009 academic year. The planned renovations include installing occupancy sensors so that heating, cooling, and lighting only run when buildings are occupied; enhancing ventilation control so that the amount of outside air brought in matches the occupancy level of the building; and putting in more efficient fluorescent bulbs. Notre Dame expects the renovations, which are expected to cost about $4 million, to reduce the University’s carbon emissions by over 4,000 metric tons per year. In related news, ND's Howard Hall has installed compact fluorescent light bulbs in every dorm room.

18. U Michigan to Cut Utility Costs 10% Though Conservation
The University of Michigan has announced plans to cut utility costs by 10 percent over the next three years at its Ann Arbor campuses by reaching out to faculty, staff and students in an energy-conservation program called Planet Blue. Planet Blue's goal is to reduce costs by combining energy-saving technologies and building upgrades with behavioral changes from building occupants. The three-year education and outreach campaign will target 90 large buildings.

19. U Tennessee Knoxville Aims to Reduce Energy Use by 10%
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville has launched "Switch Your Thinking, a campaign designed to reduce campus energy consumption by 10 percent this year, a move that would save the University more than $1 million from its campus energy budget. The campaign asks faculty, staff and students to take four steps to reduce the amount of energy consumed by the campus. The four steps include turning off lights when not in the office for more than one hour; turning off computers when not in the office for more than an hour; using a power strip in the office and turning it off at the end of each day; and turning off window AC units at the end of each day.

20. U Missouri Begins Composting Program
A University of Missouri graduate student has started a composting program that serves to reduce the amount of food waste by 2,000 pounds per week and fertilize two community gardens on campus. As part of the program, Adam Saunders, the student who starting the composting program, and his class of students and volunteers collect the food scraps twice per day from a campus dining hall and tote them on a bicycle trailer to a community garden where they are mixed with manure and, eventually, turned into compost. Saunders hopes to expand the program to include more dining halls in the future.

21. U South Carolina Launches Campus Farmer's Market (link no longer available)
The University of South Carolina has partnered with the S.C. Department of Agriculture to launch a monthly farmer's market on its campus. The Healthy Carolina Farmer's Market is intended for students, faculty, and staff, but is also open to the public. The market features fresh, local produce and natural products by South Carolina farmers. In addition, university staff will offer nutrition information, recipes for seasonal produce and other materials to encourage healthy living.

22. U New Hampshire Opens Green Dairy Bar
The University of New Hampshire has opened a green Dairy Bar on campus. The Dairy Bar uses locally produced ingredients, 100 percent organic cotton employee uniforms, and compostable plastic cups and menus. All of the biodegradable material from the Dairy Bar is taken to the campus' Kingman Farm for composting.

23. Skidmore College Launches Eco-Reps Program
Skidmore College (NY) has launched a student Eco-Rep program, a peer leadership program designed to help increase environmental awareness among Skidmore students and to continue fostering environmentalism on campus. Skidmore has hired 10 paid student Eco-Rep positions that each work four hours a week in a residence hall. Five Eco-Reps will also serve as mentors to five first-year students as a service-learning project for a First-Year Experience seminar. The Eco-Reps will help the students learn about Skidmore's campus sustainability program, and also how to plan and implement sustainability initiatives and activities. To help them prepare for their new assignment, the Eco-Reps participated in a full day of training to gear up for the upcoming year of sustainability education. Training included learning about current Sustainable Skidmore initiatives, participating in peer leadership activities, setting goals, and brainstorming initiatives for the year.
See also: Skidmore's Eco-Rep Program homepage
See also: List of Peer to Peer Sustainability Outreach Campaigns

24. U Vermont Bans Kimberly-Clark Products
The University of Vermont has banned all Kimberly-Clark products from its campus due to concerns about the sourcing of paper fiber from the North American Boreal forest. UVM has stopped purchasing all products made by K-C, the parent company of Kleenex and Scott brands. 11 other universities and colleges have taken similar actions due to concerns about K-C's environmental practices.

25. UConn Partners to Protect Local Ecosystem
The University of Connecticut has joined a planning group that will discuss ways to maintain and improve the Natchaug Basin, a 114,000-acre tract of land and water that contains a diversity of aquatic and terrestrial plants and animals. It is the largest public surface drinking water supply watershed in Connecticut. More than half of UConn’s Storrs campus sits within the basin, and water from the basin’s three main rivers – the Fenton, Natchaug, and Mount Hope – supports the water needs of the University and 22,000 residents of Mansfield and Willimantic. The planning committee will be working to identify key factors that promote the integrity of the streams, wetlands, forest, and fish in the conservation area; identify and rank the primary threats affecting the overall condition of the forest and freshwater systems; define strategies to address the threats and restoration needs; and create an action plan specific to each strategy, together with a timeline for completion.

26. 3 Campus Laundry Facilities Go Carbon Neutral
Keene State College (NH), Salisbury University (MD), and Stonehill College (MA) are all participating in Mac-Gray Campus Solutions' new "Lighten the Load" program to operate carbon neutral laundry rooms. Mac-Gray Campus Solutions, a contract operator of card- and coin-operated laundry facilities in college and university residence halls, has announced a partnership with Carbonfund.org aimed at making its college and university accounts carbon neutral. The "Lighten the Load' program is offered to all of Mac-Gray's college and university accounts.

27. Florida Gulf Coast U Launches Carpooling Website
Florida Gulf Coast University has launched has launched a new carpooling website for students and staff to share rides. The goal of the website is to reduce traffic and pollution. The website allows participants to calculate their annual greenhouse gas emissions per pound.
See also: FGCU Carpooling Website

28. U New Mexico Expands U-Pass to Include Faculty and Staff
The University of New Mexico Parking and Transportation Services has expanded the free local bus pass program to include UNM faculty and staff. The program was implemented after last year's pilot program that offered free bus passes to students was a success.
See also: UNM bus pass homepage
See also: UNM Daily Lobo article
See also: List of Campus Universal Transit Passes

29. U North Texas to Launch Campaign to Promote Sustainability
The University of North Texas will soon launch "We Mean Green," a university-wide public awareness campaign to discuss and promote sustainability events and opportunities and generate a sense of responsibility and excitement about reducing, reusing and recycling. The campaign will also promote UNT's new eco-friendly filtered water system. Free reusable water bottles will be provided across campus to replace disposable, plastic ones.

30. U Victoria Building Receives LEED Gold
The University of Victoria Engineering/Computer Science (ESC) Building has received LEED Gold certification. The 8,975 square-meter, $25-million ECS building features a dual plumbing system that uses recycled water from the nearby outdoor aquatic research facility, a partial green roof planted with natural grasses, natural landscaping to promote storm water retention, and extensive use of recycled materials. Additionally, the building uses a heat recovery system from re-circulated waste water, has showers for cyclists and pedestrians, bike parking and bike lockers, and low-flow toilets and faucets. The building opened in October 2006.

31. CSU Stanislaus Science Building Receives LEED Silver
California State University, Stanislaus' Nora and Hashem Naraghi Hall of Science has received LEED Silver certification. The 115,000-square-foot building includes laboratories, classrooms, faculty and department offices, and a roof-top observatory. The structure features program controls for heating, air conditioning, venting, and air purification systems as well as programmable light-dimming switches; recycled materials and wood products from environmentally-endorsed lumber harvesting practices; and drought-resistant landscaping and a watering system with conservation features.
See also: List of Green Science Buildings (AASHE members only)

32. U Hawaii Hilo to Open Green Student Center
The University of Hawaii at Hilo will open its new Student Life Center in October. The structure, which has been built with the goal to achieve a LEED Gold rating, features skylights and dormers that allow for natural lighting, bicycle racks that will accommodate up to 20 bikes at once, and landscaping that will utilize native or adapted species which require no irrigation. Additionally, the project has reused 17 tons of scrap drywall.
See also: List of Green Student Centers (AASHE members only)

33. Santa Clara U Dedicates Green Business School
Santa Clara University (CA) has dedicated Lucas Hall, a recently completed green business building on campus. The 86,000 square-foot, $49 million structure features dual-switched and motion-sensitive lights; energy-optimized heating and air conditioning; and recycled and recyclable chairs. Lucas Hall was designed with LEED guidelines in mind.

34. Stanford U Holds Groundbreaking for Green Business School
The Stanford University (CA) Graduate School of Business has formally broken ground on its new business school campus. The 360,000-square-foot Knight Management Center campus, which will comprise eight buildings around three quadrangles, will reduce overall water usage by at least 30 percent; exceed current energy efficiency standards by at least 40 percent; recycle or salvage 50 to 75 percent of non-hazardous construction debris; and use rainwater or re-circulated gray water to reduce potable water use for building sewage conveyance by 80 percent. Stanford plans to seek LEED Platinum certification for the new school.

35. UC Irvine Breaks Ground on Green Student Housing
The University of California, Irvine has broken ground on its new $221 million green student housing project. The structure, which will include 1,763 new undergraduate and graduate beds, has been designed to optimize energy and water efficiencies; reduce light pollution, waste water and construction waste, and utilize regional materials. The building has been designed to meet LEED Gold certification and will open in the fall of 2010.
See also: List of Green Residence Halls (AASHE members only)

36. Earth Island Institute Awards Brower Youth Awards
The Earth Island Institute has awarded its 2008 Brower Youth Awards to six young environmental leaders. Marisol Becerra, Jessie-Ruth Corkins, Timothy Den Herder-Thomas, Kari Fulton, Phebe Meyers, and Ivan Stiefel were selected from 122 applicants for projects such as battling industrial polluters, stopping mountaintop coal mining, and restoring a migratory bird corridor in Costa Rica. The winners each received a $3,000 cash prize, will be honored at a formal awards ceremony in San Francisco, and will participate in skills-building and mentoring workshops geared toward furthering their leadership development.

37. U Alaska Fairbanks, U Minnesota Go Trayless
The University of Alaska, Fairbanks has eliminated trays from its dining hall in an effort to reduce food waste. UAF implemented the initiative after a successful week-long pilot program last semester resulted in eliminating 50 percent of the dining hall's food waste. The University of Minnesota has also stopped using trays in its dining halls. The UM initiative is also the result of a successful pilot program that saved an average of 1.5 ounces of food waste per person and 1,700 gallons of water.

38. Syracuse U Receives Grants for Green Projects
Syracuse University (NY) has received funds to convert waste oil from SU dining halls into biodiesel. The funds come from a $3 million, five-year grant awarded to SU in 2006. The "green energy" cooperative, created to convert the used oil, will consist of faculty support, student scientists from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, and business students from SU. The cooperative's initial goal will be to create 2,500 gallons of biodiesel per year. Profits earned from selling the biodiesel will be donated to other green campus projects. The initiative's academic partners are ESF, SU, Cayuga Community College, Le Moyne College, Morrisville State College and Onondaga Community College.

39. Brunswick Community College to Produce Biodiesel from Algae
Brunswick Community College (NC) has announced plans to begin a project to grow enough algae to produce approximately 75 pounds of oil each month. The oil will then be converted into biodiesel to power campus tractors and utility vehicles. The project is being funded by a grant that will also fund six student lab positions.

40. SUNY ESF Converts Butter Sculpture to Biodiesel
The State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry has converted a 900 pound butter sculpture from the New York State Fair into approximately 96 gallons of biodiesel. The biodiesel will be used to fuel a SUNY ESF vehicle.

41. Brigham Young U Announces Several Green Initiatives
Brigham Young University (UT) has begun a program to recycle plastics. Receptacles have been placed throughout campus. BYU has also announced that the Blue Line Deli, which will open this fall, will use biodegradable plates, utensils, and napkins for all of its meals. The dinnerware will be composted in the campus' compost piles and eventually will be used for campus landscaping. In addition, Brigham Young has purchased all Energy Star-rated appliances for its new cafeteria.

42. Smith College Eliminates Disposable Cups, Distributes Reusable Cups
Smith College (MA) has distributed reusable metal water bottles to students this year after announcing that disposable cups will no longer be available in the dining halls. The College has also eliminated paper bags at a campus store and made reusable canvas bags available for purchase.

43. U Connecticut Reduces Plastic Bag Usage on Campus
The University of Connecticut has started the Co-op Cares Bag Program, which is intended to reduce the use of plastic bags and promote environmentalism. For each customer who declines a bag, the Co-op will donate 5 cents – the average cost of a plastic bag – toward one of four charities, including the UConn Foundation’s Green Campus Fund. Customers are given a wooden token to put in collection bins for the charity of their choice.

44. U Notre Dame Launches Game Day Recycling Season
The University of Notre Dame (IN) has launched 'Game Day Recycling,' a new program designed to make recycling easier for the ND tailgating crowd. As part of the program, students pass out recycling bag in each of the tailgating lots at every game; additional bags are made available at recycling stations placed on lampposts; and recycling bins are available across campus and in the stadium. Additionally, all recyclables go in the same bin. The new program was launched after a successful pilot program during last year's football season.

45. Appalachian State U Begins Tailgate Recycling Initiative
Appalachian State University (NC) has begun a new initiative to recycle at every home football game. The Recycling at the Rock initiative will provide tailgaters with green bags to use for recycling and black bags to use for trash. ASU expects to save $60 per ton of recyclables that are recycled.

46. Emory U Named 'Conservationist of the Year'
Emory University (GA) has been named the "2008 Distinguished Conservationist of the Year" by the Georgia Conservancy. The annual award is considered the highest honor bestowed by the conservancy and is given in recognition of Emory's efforts to incorporate sustainability as a way to restore the global ecosystem, promote healthy living and reduce the University's impact on the surrounding environment.

New Resources

47. List of Campus Recycling & Waste Minimization Websites
AASHE has published a list of campus recycling and waste minimization websites on its resource center. All waste management programs listed have elements of source reduction, waste minimization or reduction, waste stream diversion, or recycling. This resource is only accessible to AASHE members.

Opportunities

48. Recycling Bin Grant Program
Coca-Cola and the National Recycling Coalition invite submissions to their Recycling Bin Grant Program. The program supports local community recycling programs by providing bins to selected grant recipients for the collection of beverage container recyclables in public settings. Grants will be provided to a limited number of applicants who can demonstrate how their proposals will lead to sustainable recycling opportunities. The grant program is open to government, civic, school, non-profit groups and for-profit companies.

Jobs & Internships

49. Sustainability Director, Harvard U
Harvard University (MA) seeks a Director of Sustainability. Reporting to the Executive Vice President, the Director of Sustainability oversees the development of Harvard University's GHG reduction/sustainability efforts. The Director coordinates the creation of sustainability standards and policies that will be implemented at an institutional level to successfully meet Harvard's climate policy goals. The Director is also responsible for developing an internal/external marketing and communications plan for Harvard to communicate how to achieve the University's GHG policy and to increase sustainability efforts at Harvard. A Bachelor's degree and 10 or more years of demonstrated experience in marketing and communications, project management, strategic planning, team management, and relationship management are required. A Master's degree is strongly preferred.

50. Sustainability Programs Manager, U Virginia
The University of Virginia is pleased to invite candidates for the position of Sustainability Programs Manager. This position will support the Energy and Utilities Department’s organizational objective to provide sustainable, economic and reliable energy, utilities and recycling services to all University facilities. The individual will be responsible for leading the recycling, energy management, and sustainability outreach teams. Qualifications include a degree from an accredited college or university in engineering or architecture. Licensure as a professional engineer or Engineer-In-Training, or Registered Architect is preferred. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

51. Sustainability & Energy/Water Conservation Coordinator, Stanford U
Stanford University (CA) seeks candidates for the position of Sustainability and Energy/Water Conservation Coordinator. The Coordinator has a highly visible role in Student Housing providing leadership and support for all sustainability and green building initiatives throughout Student Housing. S/he will plan and market outreach programs to students and staff; develop and maintain sustainability indicators for Student Housing; provide design and project management oversight for energy and water conservation projects; develop standards and specifications for sustainable design and construction; implement advanced metering and control systems for SH facilities; and provide technical assistance to other SH groups. A Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Architecture, Environmental Science or another related field plus a minimum of five years work experience in the fields of sustainability and/or education are required.

52. Sustainable Prisons Project Manager, Evergreen State College
The Evergreen State College (WA) seeks applications for a Sustainable Prisons Project Manager. The successful candidate will develop, expand and evaluate initiatives that promote sustainability of corrections facilities that will in turn, improve offender behavior, reduce recidivism, and enhance career possibilities for inmates in Washington State, and increase educational opportunities for students and faculty at the College. A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and one year of work experience in sustainability are required. The review of applications begins October 1, 2008.

53. Assist. Prof., Env'l Studies, St. Mary's College of Maryland
St. Mary's College of Maryland Environmental Studies Program invites applications for its first full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Environmental Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in August 2009, contingent upon adequate state funding support. A Ph.D. in Environmental Studies or in a related interdisciplinary field such as sustainability is required, and candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in hand or expected when the appointment begins. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2008 and continue until the position is filled.

54. Assist. Professor, Environmental Science and Policy, Drake U
Drake University (IA) seeks candidates for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Environmental Science and Policy to begin fall 2009. A Ph.D. in environmental geology, hydrology or other closely related field is preferred. Expertise in one or more of the following areas is essential: geomorphology, hydrogeology, or watershed processes. Teaching assignments will include Principles of Geology, Environmental Geology, Senior Capstone and specialty courses. Review of applicants will begin November 1, 2008 and continue until the position is filled.

55. Assist. Research Prof., Environmental Education, U Idaho
The University of Idaho seeks a full-time Assistant Research Professor of Environmental Education. The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate potential for: effective and innovative teaching at the graduate level, including the ability to advise and work with graduate student participating in teaching residency experiences; and develop an externally supported research and outreach program. A Ph.D. in natural resources, environmental education, or closely related field by the time of appointment, and significant interest, knowledge, and experience with environmental education are required. The search will be closed when a sufficient number of qualified applicants have been identified, but not prior to October 9, 2008.

56. Assist. Professor, Political Science & Env'l Studies, Western Michigan U
Western Michigan University invites applications for a tenure-track joint appointment in Political Science and Environmental Studies beginning August 2009 at the rank of Assistant Professor, pending budgetary approval. Successful candidates will have a well-defined research agenda in public law with a focus on environmental law or policy. All applicants should have a Ph.D. that will be completed by August 2009. Review of applications will begin October 20, 2008 and continue until the position is filled.

57. Faculty, Geosciences, Williams College
The Geosciences Department at Williams College (MA) invites applications for a tenure-track appointment beginning July 1, 2009. Candidates in the broad areas of paleoclimatology and climate science who are able to teach introductory and upper level courses in climate change and environmental geology are encouraged to apply. Applicants should have a Ph.D. or dissertation completed by the time of appointment, some teaching experience, and a vigorous research program suitable for undergraduate student involvement. Appointment normally is at the beginning assistant professor level, although a more senior appointment is possible under special circumstances. Deadline for applications is October 31, 2008.

Events

58. AASHE Sustainability Across the Curriculum Leadership Workshop
January 9-10, 2009; Emory University; Atlanta, GA
AASHE's Sustainability Across the Curriculum Leadership workshops are for faculty leaders of all disciplines who wish to develop curriculum change programs around sustainability on their campuses. Through an intensive two days of presentations, exercises, discussions, reflection, and planning, participants will become familiar with the philosophy of change in higher education developed through the Ponderosa Project at Northern Arizona University and adapted at Emory in the Piedmont Project. Participants will also experience of range of workshop strategies, hear local experts, enjoy outdoor place-based activities, and dialogue with faculty from around the country as they gain help in adapting this model to their own campus. The workshop leaders, Peggy Barlett and Geoffrey Chase, are editors of Sustainability on Campus: Stories and Strategies for Change and have helped more than 250 faculty revise courses in a wide array of disciplines. Workshop tuition is $420 for AASHE members and $485 for non-members. Applications to participate are due October 16, 2008.

59. CFP: NACUBO Annual Meeting - Taming the Green Monster
June 27 – 30; 2009; Boston, MA
The National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) invites proposals for its 2009 Annual Meeting, "Taming the Green Monster." Proposals for presentations that focus on issues that are important to business officers at all types and sizes of colleges and universities are encouraged. Proposals are particularly encouraged for this year's feature track, "Promoting Sustainability and Social Responsibility," which could include such ideas as: reducing campus GHG footprints and the Presidents' Climate Commitment; institutionalizing sustainability; operational issues including food/dining, grounds, and transportation; and socially responsible investing. The deadline for submissions is October 17, 2008.

60. CFP: Rocky Mountain Sustainability Summit
February 12 -13; 2009; University of Colorado at Boulder
The University of Colorado at Boulder invites proposals for the 2009 Rocky Mountain Sustainability Summit which will provide a learning and networking forum for participants from campusin the Rocky Mountain region. Presentation topics may include institutionalizing sustainability, best practices for operationalizing sustainability, creating a culture of sustainability, social and environmental justice, carbon mitigation planning, and regional sustainability strategies. Applications will be evaluated by the RMSS program committee with the following criteria in mind: overall quality and focus, organization of ideas, originality, applicability of topic, potential for interaction. Submissions are due October 27, 2008.

61. Webinar: Writing a Greenhouse Gas Action Plan - AASHE Member Discount
October 15, 2008; 1-2:30pm Eastern; Online
Environmental Health & Engineering will host a webinar entitled, "Writing a Greenhouse Gas Action Plan." The webinar will provide the tools and templates necessary to develop an effective greenhouse gas reduction plan that can be tailored to your institution. This webinar will have a particular focus on the Climate Action Plan requirements of the American College and University President’s Climate Commitment (ACUPCC). Signatories of the ACUPCC, LEED project managers, Sustainability Coordinators, Directors of Facilities, Directors of Purchasing, and Environmental Health and Safety professionals are encouraged to attend. AASHE members will receive a 25 percent discount on this webinar.
See also: Discounts and Special Offers for AASHE Members

62. 2008 Campus Sustainability Day & Streaming Webcast
October 22, 2008; 2 – 3:30pm EST; Online
The Society for College and University Planning, the Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium, and the The New York Times Knowledge Network will host a streaming live webcast for campuses to use on Campus Sustainability Day. Panelists include climate change expert Richard Moss of the World Wildlife Federation and Anthony D. Cortese of Second Nature. The New York Times science editor Andy Revkin will moderate the discussion.

63. Creating a Sustainability Office Webcast (link no longer available)
October 28, 2008; 1-2:30pm Eastern; Online
Academic Impressions will host a webcast entitled, "Creating a Sustainability Office and Hiring a Sustainability Officer." The webcast will analyze the evolution of sustainability officer positions on University of California campuses and teach the benefits and challenges of different possible institutional structures. The web conference will guide you and your institution through the first steps for organizing an office and hiring a sustainability officer that meets your needs. Facilities directors, environmental center directors, business officers, and human resource departments that are challenged with structuring and staffing a sustainability office are encouraged to attend.

64. AASHE 2008 Conference
November 9 – 11, 2008; Raleigh, NC
AASHE will host its second biannual conference, AASHE 2008: Working Together for Sustainability – On Campus and Beyond. The conference will feature keynote speakers Lester Brown, Van Jones, Peter Senge, and Vandana Shiva; a sustainability career fair; pre-conference workshops; and a two-day tradeshow focused on promoting environmentally sustainable and socially responsible products and services. Students, administrators, faculty, staff, community members, and business representatives are encouraged to attend. Discounts are available for students and AASHE members.

65. AAC&U Annual Meeting and Sustainability Symposium – AASHE Member Discount
January 21 – 24; 2009; Seattle, WA
The Association of American Colleges and Universities' (AAC&U) Annual Meeting will examine the relationship between college learning and society, with a particular focus on the tradition, language, and practice of liberal education necessary to meet the many challenges of the world today. An AASHE co-sponsored pre-meeting symposium entitled "Sustainability: Place, Responsibilities, and the Curriculum" will be held on January 21. Speakers for the Symposium include Stephanie Pfirman, Barnard College; Geoffrey Chase, San Diego State University; Jean MacGregor, The Evergreen State College; and Jeanne Narum of Project Kaleidoscope. AAC&U is offering AASHE members a special discount on the conference. Information is available on the AASHE Member Discounts page.
See also: AASHE Member Discounts page

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