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Table of Contents for 9/29/08:

NEWS
1. SEI Releases 2009 Sustainability Report Card, Launches Website
2. 40+ Higher Ed Institutions Sign Petition for Long-term Energy Security
3. Rutgers U Breaks Ground on 1.4 MW Solar Farm
4. Harvard U Offers New Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Design
5. Dominican U of California Announces Sustainable Practices Certificate
6. Furman Establishes Office of Sustainability
7. Mills College Establishes Center for Socially Responsible Business
8. Syracuse U Changes Temperature Policy to Reduce GHG Emissions
9. U Florida Passes Green Fee for Renewable Energy
10. Michigan State U Dining Hall Offers Local, Organic Foods
11. Saint Mary's College of California Establishes Campus Garden
12. U Illinois at Chicago Receives $750K Grant to Green Brownfield
13. Westminster College Offers Free Public Transit Pass
14. St. Xavier U Begins Bike Share Program
15. Purdue U to Launch Carpooling Website
16. Emory U Opens Green Residence Halls
17. Rush U Medical Center Breaks Ground on Green Hospital Building
18. Humboldt State U Announces 2 Energy Use Reduction Initiatives
19. Dixon U Center to Upgrade Energy and Building Systems
20. Stanford U Installs Solar Panels on President's House
21. Massachusetts Maritime Academy to Install Solar Lights
22. More U.S Institutions Offer Domestic Partner Benefits
23. Inside Higher Ed Publishes Article on Alternative Transportation Initiatives
24. Syracuse U, SUNY ESF Partner to Create Green Energy Coop
25. Stony Brook to Run Campus Buses Off of Vegetable Oil
26. Auburn U Montgomery Produces Biodiesel
27. Kansas Wesleyan U Receives Recycling Grant

NEW RESOURCES
28. Presidential Perspectives Chapter on Green Issues at U West Georgia

OPPORTUNITIES
29. Opportunity to be Featured in Making a Difference College Guide
30. Call for Submissions - ACUPCC Video Competition
31. 6th Annual P3 Awards – Student Design Contest for Sustainability

JOBS & INTERNSHIPS
32. Sustainability Manager, Northeastern U
33. Sustainability Education Coordinator, Dickinson College
34. Lead Web Application Developer, AASHE
35. Managing Director, Center for Sustainable Business, U Oregon
36. Dept Head & Prof, Land Resources & Env'l Sciences, Montana State U
37. Assistant Prof., Earth & Environmental Sciences, Furman U
38. Assistant Prof., Environmental Studies, Mount Holyoke College
39. Assist. Prof., Environmental/Natural Resources Policy, Utah State U
40. Assist./Assoc. Professor, Environmental Justice, Colgate U
41. Adjunct Faculty, Environmental Studies, Naropa U

EVENTS
42. Webinar: Writing Climate Action Plans – AASHE Member Discount
43. 2008 Collegiate Environmental Sustainability Conference
44. Sustainable Solutions Expo at AASHE 2008
45. CFP: 4th Annual Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference
46. Green Laboratories Webcast
47. 2008 USGBC Educators Summit

News

1. SEI Releases 2009 Sustainability Report Card, Launches Website
The Sustainable Endowments Institute has launched an interactive website for the newly released College Sustainability Report Card 2009. The new website provides sustainability profiles and grades from the Report Card for 300 schools with the largest endowments. It allows users to create side-by-side comparisons of schools, using a broad range of sustainability criteria. Users can also search for schools with specific programs, ranging from green dorms and car sharing to shareholder advisory committees and renewable energy investments. The average grade for all schools surveyed came to “C+,” with more than 75 percent of colleges and universities earning sustainability grades in the “B” and “C” range. In related news, the Sustainable Endowments Institute has announced the winners of the Sustainability Innovator Awards and the Champions of Sustainability in Communities Awards. Recipients of the Champions of Sustainability in Communities Award include: Dalhousie University (NS), University of Chicago (IL), University of Minnesota, University of New Hampshire, and University of Oregon. Recipients of the Sustainability Innovator Awards include: Green Mountain College (VT), Northland College (WI), and University of Prince Edward Island (PE).
See also: Inside Higher Ed article

2. 40+ Higher Ed Institutions Sign Petition for Long-term Energy Security
More than 40 higher education research institutions, along with several business and scientific organizations, have signed a petition, to be delivered to both Presidential campaigns calling on the next President of the United States to propose and implement a comprehensive basic energy research initiative to help lead the country toward long-term energy security. Noting that both presidential campaigns have focused on immediate steps to address the nation’s current energy crisis, the petition asserts that these measures alone are unlikely to produce energy sources that will meet the nation’s and the world’s long-term demand for abundant, environmentally friendly energy.

3. Rutgers U Breaks Ground on 1.4 MW Solar Farm
Rutgers University (NJ) has broken ground on its seven acre, 1.4MW solar farm. The farm will generate approximately 10 percent of the electrical demand of the Livingston Campus and reduce the university’s carbon dioxide emissions by more than 1,200 tons per year. Rutgers will fund approximately half the $10 million cost of the project, and the balance will be subsidized by a rebate through the Board of Public Utilities' Clean Energy Program.
See also: List of Campus Solar Panel Installations

4. Harvard U Offers New Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Design
The Harvard University (MA) School of Design has unveiled its new concentration in Sustainable Design within the school's one-and-a-half-year Master in Design Studies (MDesS) program. The new concentration focuses on strategies and technologies for constructing ecologically balanced and energy and resource-efficient design.
See also: Sustainable Design Concentration webpage
See also: List of Grad Programs in Sustainable Architectural Design (AASHE members only)

5. Dominican U of California Announces Sustainable Practices Certificate
Dominican University of California has created a new certificate program in Sustainable Practices. The new certificate is designed for professionals who want to differentiate and enhance their practice; people seeking a career change to make a positive difference on the environment; high school graduates looking for new vocational opportunities; and policy makers, community leaders, activists, and advocates. The certificate includes two Dominican courses, elective courses, and a capstone project or internship.
See also: List of Certificate Programs in Sustainability (AASHE members only)

6. Furman Establishes Office of Sustainability
Furman University (SC) has established the office of Sustainability and Environmental Education. The office will focus on curricular activities, co-curricular activities, communication and climate commitment and assessment.

7. Mills College Establishes Center for Socially Responsible Business
Mills College (CA) has established the Center for Socially Responsible Business at its Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of Business. The center plans to examine how businesses can improve social conditions in practical ways that do not harm and may even help their bottom lines. Created in part by a three-year grant from the Elfenworks Foundation, the Center aims to advance the study and practice of socially responsible business, promote its values, foster social responsibility in graduate business education, and build alliances with like-minded Bay Area companies, nonprofits, academic institutions, and government agencies.

8. Syracuse U Changes Temperature Policy to Reduce GHG Emissions
Syracuse University (NY) has changed its temperature policy to conserve energy and reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions released through the heating and cooling processes. By reducing the temperature of University-occupied spaces by two degrees in the heating season, and raising the temperature threshold one degree in the cooling season, the University will realize an annual reduction of 1,683 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions. The new temperature policy for the heating season will have a set point at 68 degrees, and the cooling season set point will be 76 degrees.

9. U Florida Passes Green Fee for Renewable Energy
The University of Florida Board of Trustees has approved a student-proposed green fee that will charge students $.50 per credit hour and will be used to support renewable energy projects. The fee, which will not go into effect until approved by the Board of Governors, would generate approximately $645,000 in revenue each year to fun such projects as solar panels and building energy upgrades. In a spring referendum, 78 percent of students voted in favor of the fee.
See also: The Independent Florida Alligator story
See also: List of Mandatory Student Fees for Renewable Energy

10. Michigan State U Dining Hall Offers Local, Organic Foods
The University of Michigan Yakeley Dining Hall has started a pilot program to offer local and organic foods. The program, which offers local and organic foods whenever possible, aims to address concerns about environmental sustainability and to teach students where their food is grown. Additionally, the University has invested in a new hoop house to grow salad greens and cooking greens for the dining halls.

11. Saint Mary's College of California Establishes Campus Garden
Saint Mary's College of California has established a half-acre student-run garden plot to grow pesticide-free food for the student dining hall. The goals of the project are to increase students' understanding of the food production process and the nutritional and environmental benefits of local, pesticide-free food.

12. U Illinois at Chicago Receives $750K Grant to Green Brownfield
The University of Illinois at Chicago's Institute for Environmental Science and Policy has received a five-year, $750,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to identify best management practices for redeveloping brownfields, gauge the benefits, and get the information to the public and policymakers. Through the grant, researchers at UIC will team up with two outside technical advisers and colleagues at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee to define what it means to turn a brownfield into a new green development and the value of doing so.

13. Westminster College Offers Free Public Transit Pass
Westminster College (UT) has begun offering a free UTA Premium Transit Pass to all students, faculty, and staff who will commit to using alternative transportation at least four days per month. The pass works for both bus and TRAX train services.
See also: UTA Transit Pass webpage
See also: List of Campus Universal Transit Passes (AASHE members only)

14. St. Xavier U Begins Bike Share Program
St. Xavier University (IL) has begun a campus bike share program, the Green Bike Program. The new initiative, which offers 65 bicycles, allows faculty, staff, and students to rent bikes from computerized docking stations by using their campus IDs or gaining a code via text message. Through the program, renting a bike is free for the first 15 minutes and costs $.60 for every 15 minutes after.
See also: List of Campus Bicycle-Share Program (AASHE members only)

15. Purdue U to Launch Carpooling Website
Purdue University (IN) has announced plans to offer a new Web-based program to help employees and students carpool. The university has signed a contract with Ecology and Environmental Inc. for implementation of a carpool/rideshare application called GreenRide. The program is designed to help faculty, staff and students find carpooling partners by searching for other Purdue employees and students who live close by or on the same commute route and who have similar work or class schedules. It is expected that the program will be available for use by the end of the fall semester.

16. Emory U Opens Green Residence Halls
Emory University (GA) has opened two new green freshman residence halls, both of which are registered for LEED Gold certification. The residence halls, which are adjoined to each other, incorporate a "Living Green: Sustainability in the 21st Century" theme and required all residents that were selected to live there to submit an application on sustainable living. Green features include a roof storm water collection system, solar panels that power water cistern pumps, regionally produced construction materials, and energy monitors that display energy consumption of the building. The two buildings, Few and Evans, encompass five-stories, 111,000 square feet and 292 beds.
See also: List of Green Residence Halls (AASHE members only)

17. Rush U Medical Center Breaks Ground on Green Hospital Building
The Rush University (IL) Medical Center has broken ground on its new green hospital. The new structure, which will be registered for LEED certification, will feature multiple green roofs, extensive use of recycled materials, and use of energy efficient systems for lighting, heating, and cooling. The 14-floor, $575 million, 806,000-square-foot building will house Rush's acute and critical care patients as well as surgical, diagnostic and therapeutic services utilizing the most advanced technology available.

18. Humboldt State U Announces 2 Energy Use Reduction Initiatives
Humboldt State University (CA) has announced two new projects, funded by the Energy Efficiency Partnership with California State University and the University of California, that are expected to save almost $60,000 and cut 253 metric tons of campus greenhouse gas emissions annually. HSU will install energy management software to power down computers when they are not in use in labs and in faculty, staff and department offices. The second initiative will tighten controls on the Wildlife Building’s heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment to reduce energy wasted by aging systems. The two projects are scheduled for completion in mid-November.

19. Dixon U Center to Upgrade Energy and Building Systems
Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education has announced that the Dixon University Center will undergo a $1.5 million energy and building system upgrade by NORESCO. The upgrade will include improved energy and water efficiency, reduced energy and operating costs, greater system reliability, and improved working and learning conditions for building occupants. Carbon dioxide emissions are expected to drop by more than 930,000 pounds each year as a result of the upgrade.

20. Stanford U Installs Solar Panels on President's House
Stanford University (CA) has installed a 40 kW solar array on the house occupied by President John Hennessy. The University received a $84,000 rebate on the $362,000 system from the California Solar Initiative.
See also: List of Campus Solar Panel Installations

21. Massachusetts Maritime Academy to Install Solar Lights
The Massachusetts Maritime Academy has announced plans to install 62 solar-powered lights around campus by the end of September. The project was largely funded with a $325,000 state energy grant. Another $34,000 came from the Massachusetts Technology Council.

22. More U.S Institutions Offer Domestic Partner Benefits
Inside Higher Ed has reported that the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources found in a recent survey that 42 percent of U.S. colleges and universities offer health care benefits for same-sex domestic partners, up from 40 percent a year ago. In addition, 34 percent of institutions offer benefits to opposite-sex domestic partners, up from 31 percent one year ago.

23. Inside Higher Ed Publishes Article on Alternative Transportation Initiatives
Inside Higher Ed has published an article on colleges' and universities' efforts to increase the use of alternative transportation options. The article reports that Augsburg College (MN) increased carpooling by moving the reserved carpooling parking spaces to the center of campus. Other campuses have created "carpool only" and "hybrid only" parking spaces. Not only do these initiatives encourage the use of greener transportation options, reports the article, they also cut down on the amount of single-use vehicles on campus, reduce the number of needed parking spaces, and count as a LEED credit. The article also mentions initiatives at De Anza College (CA), Western Michigan University, Centralia College (WA), and Ohio State University.

24. Syracuse U, SUNY ESF Partner to Create Green Energy Coop
Syracuse University (NY) and the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry have partnered to create a green-energy cooperative. The student-run project, funded by a grant from the Syracuse Campus-Community Entrepreneurship Initiative, aims to produce biodiesel by the spring 2009 semester that would be sold back to SU and SUNY ESF for use in their vehicles.

25. Stony Brook to Run Campus Buses Off of Vegetable Oil
Stony Brook University (NY) has started an initiative to convert campus bus engines to run off of used vegetable oil. The project will use leftover vegetable oil from one of the campus dining halls to fuel the buses. Once the project is up and running, the University plans to expand the program to include vegetable oil from other dining facilities on campus.

26. Auburn U Montgomery Produces Biodiesel
Auburn University at Montgomery (AL) has begun converting cooking oil into biodiesel for use in campus vehicles. The converter, known as the Freedom Fueler, will use cooking oil from the campus lunch counter to make biodiesel.

27. Kansas Wesleyan U Receives Recycling Grant
Kansas Wesleyan University has received a $26,233 grant from the Salina City Commission and a matching grant of $7,205 from the University to be used for waste reduction initiatives. The funds will be used to help purchase an electric recycling truck, multiple large recycling bins, vermin-composting units, and educational material that will be used at elementary school presentations. The group also plans to create a video of what happens to waste when it goes into the trash can.

New Resources

28. Presidential Perspectives Chapter on Green Issues at U West Georgia
The Presidential Perspectives Series has released a new chapter entitled, "Red, White, Blue, and Green – University of West Georgia," authored by Dr. Beheruz N. Sethna, President of University of West Georgia. In the chapter, Dr. Sethna discusses how sustainability is taking an increasingly prominent role on college campuses and how success with environmental initiatives ultimately requires equal parts of faculty, staff, students, alumni, and the community.

Opportunities

29. Opportunity to be Featured in Making a Difference College Guide
Miriam Weinstein, the author of "Making A Difference College Guide," is seeking colleges with a strong focus on the environment and sustainability to feature in the 11th edition. Miriam requests a sliding scale fee to be featured in her book. She is on a tight deadline so a quick response is necessary to take advantage of this opportunity. Institutions interested in being featured should contact Miriam directly at mw@sageworks.net.

30. Call for Submissions - ACUPCC Video Competition
The American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment is soliciting 3 minute videos that demonstrate creative strategies for communicating the ACUPCC across campus and beyond. Five selected videos will be highlighted and screened at the second biennial AASHE Conference in November 2008. Videos will also be made publicly available on the ACUPCC and AASHE websites. The competition is open to ACUPCC signatory institutions only. Deadline is October 1, 2008.

31. 6th Annual P3 Awards – Student Design Contest for Sustainability
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of the P3 Award Program, is seeking applications proposing to research, develop, and design solutions to real world challenges involving the overall sustainability of human society. The P3 competition highlights the use of scientific principles in creating innovative projects focused on sustainability. The P3 Awards program was developed to foster progress toward sustainability by achieving the mutual goals of economic prosperity, protection of the planet, and improved quality of life for its people. The EPA offers the P3 competition in order to respond to the technical needs of the world while moving towards the goal of sustainability. The deadline to apply is December 23, 2008 at 4:00pm Eastern.

Jobs & Internships

32. Sustainability Manager, Northeastern U
Northeastern University (MA) invites applications for a Sustainability Manager. Responsibilities include leading the development of comprehensive plans for conservation and sustainability within the Facilities Division to promote progress toward carbon neutrality; educating personnel on sustainability principles and serving as a resource for conservation, LEED standards, product and equipment selection, and other sustainability issues; and working with Facilities Directors to establish sustainability goals, policies and practices in all Facilities departments. A Bachelor's degree is required as is three to five years of experience in project management, budgeting, planning and/or policy development. The position is open until filled.

33. Sustainability Education Coordinator, Dickinson College
Dickinson College (PA) seeks a Sustainability Education Coordinator to assist the Director of the Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education with program development and support, outreach and communications, and office management. Responsibilities include assisting the Director to plan, implement and manage activities in support of the mission of the center to make study of the environment and sustainability a defining characteristic of a Dickinson education; coordinating the planning and logistical arrangements for study groups, invited speakers, conferences and other special events; and developing and maintaining a resource library and databases for the center. Minimum qualifications for the position are a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience. The position is open until filled.

34. Lead Web Application Developer, AASHE
AASHE invites applications for a Lead Web Application Developer position. The successful candidate will work with AASHE's IT Team as the lead programmer for the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) online tool. Duties include leading the development of a web application that helps universities share information and measure their progress toward meeting sustainability goals; identifying programming paradigms and design patterns most suitable for STARS’ application needs; and developing creative solutions to complex programming problems. A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Sciences or a similar curriculum with software development emphasis is required, as is proficiency in PHP5, MySQL, Zend Framework or other PHP MVC frameworks. Review of applications will begin October 13, 2008.

35. Managing Director, Center for Sustainable Business, U Oregon
The University of Oregon Lundquist College of Business is seeking a qualified candidate to direct its Center for Sustainable Business Practices. The candidate will focus on integrating research and experiential education in the areas of building and executing sustainable business strategies. The review process for applications will begin on November 1, 2008 and will continue until the position is filled.

36. Dept Head & Prof, Land Resources & Env'l Sciences, Montana State U
The Montana State University-Bozeman Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences is seeking applications and nominations for the position of Department Head and Professor. The Department Head is expected to maintain an active research program, to provide high quality teaching, and to provide quality outreach that uses professional expertise. Screening will begin November 14, 2008 and continue until a suitable candidate is hired.

37. Assistant Prof., Earth & Environmental Sciences, Furman U
The Furman University (SC) Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor rank in the field of sustainability science to begin in August 2009. Candidates should have a PhD in a field within the earth system sciences that focuses on issues of sustainability. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching an introductory course in sustainability science as well as advanced undergraduate courses in the candidate’s specialty. Applications are due December 15, 2008.

38. Assistant Prof., Environmental Studies, Mount Holyoke College
The Mount Holyoke College (MA) program in Environmental Studies invites applications for a tenure-track, entry-level position in environmental studies with a focus in political/social ecology. The successful candidate will be trained in social science and bring teaching and research strengths in the interconnections among bio-geophysical, political and social relationships, and their place in problems of sustainability, with an ability to engage issues in dialogue with ecological science, the humanities, and applied work or community projects. The application deadline is October 15, 2008.

39. Assist. Prof., Environmental/Natural Resources Policy, Utah State U
The Utah State University Department of Environment and Society invites applications for a position as Assistant Professor emphasizing Environmental and Natural Resources Policy. Areas of specialization might include: sustainable development; political economy; distribution of resources in a globalized world; relationships between policies, land uses, and environmental impacts; policy responses to climate change and reduced energy flows; post-normal science; decision-making under uncertainty; or similar related topics. This is a nine-month, tenure-track appointment. Teaching responsibilities will include: an annual undergraduate course in natural resource policy and economics; 1-2 undergraduate and/or graduate courses per year in areas related to environmental and natural resource policy; participation in delivery of distance education courses, and supervision of graduate students in our M.S. and Ph.D. programs.

40. Assist./Assoc. Professor, Environmental Justice, Colgate U
The Colgate University (NY) Environmental Studies Program invites applications for a tenure-stream position in environmental justice. The five-course teaching load will include environmental justice courses and other courses in Colgate's Environmental Studies Program, in the university's interdisciplinary core curriculum, and, depending on the successful candidate's area of expertise, in a related department or in any of Colgate's interdisciplinary programs. Completion of a Ph.D. prior to or shortly after the date of hire is required. The position is open until filled.

41. Adjunct Faculty, Environmental Studies, Naropa U
Naropa University (CO) invites applications for an adjunct faculty position in environmental studies. The course taught by the adjunct faculty member will introduce students to the basic principles of ecology and natural cycles in the earth, soil, water, air and living systems. A Master's degree in Ecology, Conservation Biology, Natural Resources, or a related area is required. The position is open until filled.

Events

42. Webinar: Writing Climate Action Plans – AASHE Member Discount
October 15, 2008; 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Eastern; Online
Environmental Health & Engineering will host a webinar entitled, "Writing Greenhouse Gas Reduction and Climate Action Plans." The webinar will provide tools and templates for developing a greenhouse gas reduction plan that can be tailored to individual institutions, with a particular focus on the Climate Action Plan requirements of the ACUPCC.. Speakers include Michael Crowley, former Assistant Director of the Harvard Green Campus Initiative and Robert Bland, the Director of the Environmental Compliance and Sustainability Office at Cornell University. AASHE members are eligible for a 25 percent discount on this webinar.
See also: Discounts and Special Offers for AASHE Members

43. 2008 Collegiate Environmental Sustainability Conference
October 23- 24, 2008; Spelman College; Atlanta, GA
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency invites participants to its 2008 Collegiate Environmental Sustainability Conference. The Conference will provide speakers, panel presentations, and exhibits, as well an on-campus tour of the Green Residence Hall at Spelman College. Speakers will discuss the importance of sustainability; presenters will give informative sessions on why and how to green your campus; and an exhibit area will showcase products, programs and services for sustainable campuses. The focus of this conference will be on how colleges and universities can save money by implementing green programs at their campuses. Registration is free.

44. Sustainable Solutions Expo at AASHE 2008
November 9 – 11, 2008; Raleigh, NC
The Sustainable Solutions Expo is hosted by AASHE and Sustainable North Carolina. Over 130 exhibitors will be showcasing products, technologies, and services that can help campuses become more sustainable and save money through resource efficiency. The Expo is being held in conjunction with the AASHE 2008 Conference. Expo access is included with conference registration, or those interested in attending the Expo only can purchase a 1- or 2-day Expo pass. More than 1,500 attendees are expected.

45. CFP: 4th Annual Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference
April 5 – 7, 2009; University of Maryland; College Park, MD
A call for presentations has been issued for the 4th Annual Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference. Conference participants will discuss a wide range of innovations and solutions associated with achieving smart and sustainable campuses. Proposals to present a 50-minute solutions-focused concurrent session or a 2-hour pre-conference workshop are requested. Proposals topics include: Institutionalizing Sustainability, Operational Challenges, Smart Growth and Planning, and Assessment and Measurement. Priority will be given to sessions that address obstacles to reaching sustainability on campus, including financing, curriculum integration, and fulfilling the obligations of the Presidents Climate Commitment. Presentation proposals are due by November 11, 2008.

46. Green Laboratories Webcast (link no longer available)
November 19, 2008; 1 – 2:45pm; 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.

47. 2008 USGBC Educators Summit
November 21, 2008; 8am – 4:30pm Eastern; Boston, MA
The United States Green Building Council invites attendees to its 2008 Educators Summit. The purpose of the Summit is to connect educators exploring topics such as climate change and sustainability. During breakout sessions, attendees will share successes, address hurdles, and explore solutions. The summit includes lunch, followed by an optional afternoon tour or workshop to delve deeper into the issues. Educators, school leaders, and representatives from organizations actively supporting curriculum implementation in schools and on campuses are encouraged to attend. Registration is limited to 300 attendees.

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