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Table of Contents for 10/6/08:

NEWS
1. New Campuses Make Climate Commitments
2. Texas A&M Expands Free Tuition Program
3. Northern Maine CC to Offer Wind Power Technology Program
4. GWU Integrates Corporate Responsibility into MBA Program
5. Montana University System Unveils Green Jobs Portal
6. 2 Schools Partner to Prepare American Indians for Green Jobs
7. Babson College Hires Clean Technology Entrepreneur-in-Residence
8. U Pennsylvania Commits to Increased National Service
9. George Mason U Opens Green Dining Facility
10. Lawrence U Serves Local Food on Campus
11. U Calgary Starts Campus Farmers' Market
12. Chronicle of Higher Ed Covers Sustainable Food Movement
13. UConn Develops Faculty & Staff Green Guide
14. Emory & Henry College Opens Green Building
15. Sierra College Opens Eco-Friendly Campus
16. U Western Ontario Breaks Ground for Green Building
17. Sarah Lawrence, Princeton, & Swarthmore Install Green Roofs
18. Maharishi U of Management Begins Geothermal Pilot Project
19. Santa Clara U Purchases Renewable Energy
20. Eastern Kentucky U Expands Energy Efficiency Contract
21. Stevens IT to Establish Clean Energy Technology Institute
22. Power Vote Campaign Launches Debate Tour
23. UW Madison Book Store Sells Fair Trade Apparel
24. NY Times Article Features Columbia U Service Learning Initiative
25. U Kansas Engineering Students Design Hybrid Car
26. Ohio U to Hold Eco-Homecoming
27. SHU Moves to Single-Stream Recycling, Distributes Reusable Mugs
28. U Nebraska Omaha Expands Recycling Program
29. California State U Monterey Bay Receives 2 Energy Awards
30. UCSB Receives 'Go Beyond' Environmental Lab Award

NEW RESOURCES
31. Aspen Institute Releases Guide to Socially Responsible MBA Programs

OPPORTUNITIES
32. Green Corps Field School for Environmental Organizing
33. P3 Awards: Student Design Competition for Sustainability

JOBS & INTERNSHIPS
34. Campus Sustainability Coordinator, Loyola Marymount U
35. Prof. & Director, Ctr for Sustainable Environments, Northern Arizona U
36. Postdoctoral Fellowship, Sustainable Development, Columbia U
37. Asst Prof, Sustainable Community Development, Northland College
38. Assist Professor, Env'l Studies & Sustainability, Drew U
39. Assist Prof, Env'l Studies, St. Mary's College of Maryland
40. Assist/Assoc Prof, Env'l Policy, U Maryland Baltimore County
41. Lecturer, Environmental Sciences, Northern Arizona U
42. Intern, AASHE

EVENTS
43. AASHE Sustainability Across the Curriculum Leadership Workshop
44. CFP: National Farm to Cafeteria Conference
45. Webinar: Financial Mechanisms for Campus Sustainability
46. Audio Conference on Sustainable Food Service
47. AASHE 2008 Conference
48. Designing & Constructing Sustainable Housing Webcast
49. CFP: IDEA Campus Energy Conference

News

1. New Campuses Make Climate Commitments
17 new institutions have signed the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment since the last update in AASHE Bulletin. In doing so, these campuses have committed to develop comprehensive plans for achieving climate neutrality. The new signatories are: Al Bowman of Illinois State University, Jay Gouge of Auburn University (AL), Brian W. Casey of De Pauw University (IN), Larry L. Earvin of Huston-Tillotson University (TX), Dr. Bruce Leslie of the Alamo Community Colleges System (TX), Dr. Jackie Claunch of Northwest Vista College (TX), Dr. Ana Guzman of Palo Alto College (TX), Dr. Adena Loston of St. Philip’s College (TX), Dr. Eric Reno of Northeast Lakeview College (TX), Dr. Robert Zeigler of San Antonio College (TX), Betsy Boze of Kent State University Stark Campus (OH), David Beyer of Everett Community College (WA), Felix A. Zamora of Mountain View College (TX), Gregory DeCinque of Jamestown Community College (NY), Ronald H. LaFayette of North Seattle Community College (WA), Kathleen Nelson of Lake Superior College (MN), and Cheryl Frank of Inver Hills Community College (MN). 582 college and university presidents and chancellors have now signed the Commitment. Dartmouth College (NH) has also made a climate commitment. Dartmouth President James Wright has announced that the College will cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent by 2015, 25 percent by 2020, and 30 percent by 2030. At each milestone, the goal for the upcoming milestone will be reviewed and made more aggressive if possible. Additionally, The Dartmouth Board of Trustees has approved a $12.5 million investment to improve the energy efficiency of current facilities.
See also: Dartmouth College news release

2. Texas A&M Expands Free Tuition Program
Texas A&M has expanded its free tuition program to include families with incomes of $60,000 or less, up from the previous $40,000 limit. The "Aggie Assurance" program applies to Texas residents entering A&M as freshman who maintain a grade-point average of at least 2.5. The expanded program is retroactive to the current year, making more than 1,500 students eligible among the freshman class.

3. Northern Maine CC to Offer Wind Power Technology Program
Northern Maine Community College has announced plans to offer a new program that will train wind power technicians to operate, maintain, and repair wind turbine generators. College officials expect to have the program ready as early as January 2009. NMCC hopes to bring the full program online by the fall of 2009.

4. GWU Integrates Corporate Responsibility into MBA Program
The George Washington University (DC) School of Business has launched a curriculum imbued with theories and practical applications on ethical leadership, corporate responsibility, and globalization. The new Global M.B.A. and World Executive M.B.A. programs incorporate values, theory, and international residencies aimed at producing ethical leaders.

5. Montana University System Unveils Green Jobs Portal
The Montana University System has unveiled a new web portal aimed at helping college students study and find jobs in an alternative energy field. The new website, called "Montana Green Campus," was developed by the state Commerce Department and the University System and provides opportunities for students to study, work, and live green. The site offers a list of the more than 50 online degrees and 500 internet classes available through the university system.
See also: Montana Green Campus Website

6. 2 Schools Partner to Prepare American Indians for Green Jobs
The University of North Texas has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Haskell Indian Nations University and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to work together to increase the number of American Indian students pursuing professional careers in environmental fields, including policy, economics and science. The agreement establishes a direct track for graduates of Haskell to continue graduate studies in environmental sciences at UNT, where they will have the opportunity to earn Master's and doctoral degrees. The EPA will provide guidance on student employment and volunteer programs, collaboration on research opportunities, lectures and seminars on environmental issues, and outreach to local, tribal, national and international communities. In addition to preparing American Indians for careers in environment sciences, the memorandum seeks to familiarize the communities about American Indian concerns, improve the environmental conditions, support cultural preservation and promote economic development.

7. Babson College Hires Clean Technology Entrepreneur-in-Residence
Babson College (MA) has appointed Mart T. Donohue as its first Clean Technology Entrepreneur-in-Residence. Donohue will help design and teach Babson’s Clean Technology, sustainability and social entrepreneurship programs. Donohue will also teach in the MBA and Executive Education programs, as he conducts research in the Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship. His research will focus on developing a breadth of case studies on the key lessons learned from the Cleantech sector. The case study series intends to be a tool for colleges and executive education programs.

8. U Pennsylvania Commits to Increased National Service
University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann has announced that during the next four years Penn will fund an additional 400 community-service opportunities for its students. The President's announcement took place at the Service Nation Summit, a gathering of national leaders to mobilize a campaign for a new era of service and civic engagement in which all Americans will work together to solve the country’s most persistent societal challenges.

9. George Mason U Opens Green Dining Facility
George Mason University (VA) has opened a new 35,000-square-foot Southside Dining Facility. The vendors for the new facility will be local suppliers and farmers who will be providing fresh produce. Other green features of the dining hall will include tray-free dining, biodegradable products, bulk napkin and condiment dispensers, and a dishwasher that will save 100,000 gallons of water per year.

10. Lawrence U Serves Local Food on Campus
Lawrence University (WI) has started a program to serve food grown in the Sustainable Lawrence University Garden in dining halls on campus. The University also has signed an agreement with a local family-owned dairy company to serve milk in both campus dining halls.

11. U Calgary Starts Campus Farmers' Market
The University of Calgary has started a monthly farmers' market on campus. On the first Tuesday of every month, the market provides a space for local vendors to sell local and organic produce, crafts, handmade goods, and garage sale items.

12. Chronicle of Higher Ed Covers Sustainable Food Movement
The Chronicle of Higher Education has published an article on the sustainable food movement currently taking place on campuses in the U.S. The article highlights Emory University's (GA) community gardens, farmers' markets, and goal to have 75 percent of the 25,000 meals served each day feature regional or sustainable sources of food by 2015, and Cornell University's (NY) 30 percent to 50 percent local food initiative.

13. UConn Develops Faculty & Staff Green Guide
University of Connecticut Student Sustainability Coordinator Alissa Becker has developed the University of Connecticut Sustainable Office Guidelines: A Guide to Working Green at the University of Connecticut. The 30 page booklet features tips, ideas, photos, and charts to help UConn faculty and staff reduce the University's ecological footprint. Topics include recycling, energy use, meetings, purchasing, transportation, and water conservation.
See also: UConn Sustainable Office Guidelines

14. Emory & Henry College Opens Green Building
Emory & Henry College (VA) has opened the recently renovated Byars Hall, which houses the Division of Visual and Performing Arts. The LEED certified building features sustainable site development, water saving and energy efficient materials, and high indoor environmental quality.

15. Sierra College Opens Eco-Friendly Campus
Sierra College (CA) has opened a new 28,000 square-foot one-building campus. The new building features natural lighting and was built using recycled materials. It was designed to achieve LEED Silver certification.

16. U Western Ontario Breaks Ground for Green Building
The University of Ontario has held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new green building at its Research and Development Park. The 75,000 square-foot office building will include natural lighting, energy efficient design, local materials and products, and recycled products. The $20-million building is designed to achieve a LEED certification. Construction is scheduled to be complete in early 2010.

17. Sarah Lawrence, Princeton, & Swarthmore Install Green Roofs
Sarah Lawrence College (NY) has installed a green roof on campus. The new roof, which is the second of its kind on campus, was paid for by the student engagement fund and features modular trays that contain sedums, succulent plants that retain water. Princeton University (NJ) has also installed a green roof on its campus. The new roof, located on its newest building, Sherrerd Hall, aims to reduce water pollution, energy costs, and greenhouse gas emissions that result from heating and cooling. Likewise, Swarthmore College (PA) has installed its third green roof on its campus. Swarthmore planted 15 different types of sedums and 7 other types of plants on the roof of the new dorm, Kemp Hall.
See also: Princeton press release
See also: Swarthmore blog

18. Maharishi U of Management Begins Geothermal Pilot Project
Maharishi University of Management (IA) has begun a pilot project to install geothermal technology for heating and cooling older campus buildings. The electricity for the geothermal heat pumps will be provided by solar panels and wind turbines. Following the pilot, the University plans to assess any possible installation problems associated with the retrofits and budget for campus-wide installation. The initiative is part of a broader plan to make the University carbon neutral in order to comply with the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment.

19. Santa Clara U Purchases Renewable Energy
Santa Clara University (CA) has purchased 11,256 MWh of Green-e certified renewable energy certificates from newly constructed wind farms located within the western United States. The purchase represents 1/3 of the campus's annual electricity use and makes the University a member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Leadership Club.

20. Eastern Kentucky U Expands Energy Efficiency Contract
Eastern Kentucky University has expanded its contract with Siemens Building Technologies to further increase energy efficiency through additional upgrades. An energy audit of EKU facilities revealed an additional $5 million in possible upgrades to energy-intensive systems would yield significantly higher savings. The new $27 million performance-based sustainability contract guarantees EKU will save 24,665,190 kWh of electricity, 1,729 tons of coal, 102,585 cubic feet of water and 138,584 cubic feet of seweage.

21. Stevens IT to Establish Clean Energy Technology Institute
Two professors of Mechanical Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology (NJ) have received $149,934 from the New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology to establish the New Jersey Innovation Partnership Institute in Clean Energy Technology (IPI-CET) at Stevens. The main goal of the IPI-CET is to develop educational and training programs and curricula at various levels that are needed in response to workforce challenges within the energy industry. The Institute - a partnership between Stevens, Bergen Community College, Public Service Electric & Gas Co., Erin Engineering Co., and PJM Interconnection - will establish a Technician's Certificate at Bergen, a Nuclear Power Engineering Concentration at Stevens, a high-school level program to lead students to a certificate or undergraduate degree with concentration in nuclear power engineering, and a continuing education program for professionals interested in a career in nuclear power.

22. Power Vote Campaign Launches Debate Tour
The Campus Climate Coalition's Power Vote campaign, a nonpartisan youth voter campaign to elevate the issue of climate change in the 2008 election, has launched its debate tour with a 39 foot tall windmill installation on the site of the University of Mississippi campus, the site of the first presidential debate between candidates John McCain and Barak Obama. As part of the tour, the windmills will travel the country for 22 days, hoping to be installed on each of the Presidential and Vice Presidential debate sites. The remaining sites include Belmont University (TN) and Hofstra University (NY). The windmill installation is part of Power Vote's larger campaign to mobilize 1 million young Americans to pledge their vote for clean and just energy.
See also: Power Vote Homepage

23. UW Madison Book Store Sells Fair Trade Apparel
The University of Wisconsin-Madison University Book Store has begun selling eco-friendly and fair trade UW hooded sweatshirts. The University is purchasing the 100 percent organic certified cotton sweatshirts from a local firm that specializes in fair trade apparel. If the new item sells successfully, the line will be expanded to include sweatpants, t-shirts, and zip-up jackets.

24. NY Times Article Features Columbia U Service Learning Initiative
A recent article in the New York Times covered Columbia University's (NY) effort to integrate service into the curriculum. The article mentions the Columbia Engineering Department's recent service learning initiative in which students volunteer in Harlem for credit. As part of the program, the undergraduate students have helped to design swings for people in wheelchairs, helped build an environmentally sustainable greenhouse at a local high school, worked with high school students to install a wind turbine on a high-school roof, and tutored students in the "Let's Get Ready" program to help improve SAT scores. The story also mentions Tulane University's (LA) new program that requires all students to complete service work.

25. U Kansas Engineering Students Design Hybrid Car
Students enrolled in the University of Kansas Mechanical Engineering Senior Design Project class have used a 1974 Volkswagon Beetle to develop a hybrid car as part of a project called "EcoHawks." The students started by redesigning the engine to be able to use gasoline, biodiesel, and ethanol. This year's group used biodiesel that was produced in a chemical engineering laboratory on campus. The EcoHawks projects will continue after this academic year, choosing a different primary fuel source each year.

26. Ohio U to Hold Eco-Homecoming
Ohio University's 2008 homecoming weekend has been given the theme, "Get Your Green On." Participants in the homecoming parade were encouraged to construct floats using recyclable materials, and the Recycling and Refuse Office provided reusable float materials to float makers. Additionally, OU's Office of Sustainability created the "Adopt-a-Game" program where student groups are recruited to collect trash and recyclables during timeouts during the football game.
See also: Ohio U Green Homecoming page

27. SHU Moves to Single-Stream Recycling, Distributes Reusable Mugs
Seton Hill University (PA) has moved to a single-stream recycling system on its campus. The new system allows faculty, staff, and students to recycle cardboard, paper, plastics numbered one and two, aluminum, and bi-metal cans all in the same bins. SHU also gave away free reusable mugs to students who signed the Green Commitment, a document that lists ten things students can do to reduce waste. The University allows the "Drink to the Earth" mug to be used in campus dining halls to reduce the use of Styrofoam to-go cups.

28. U Nebraska Omaha Expands Recycling Program
The University of Nebraska at Omaha has launched a new recycling program on campus. The new programs will use a single-stream system to recycle paper products, cardboard, water bottles, pop cans, and other various types of plastic and metal containers.

29. California State U Monterey Bay Receives 2 Energy Awards
California State University, Monterey Bay has received two awards for its work in energy conservation. The University was honored with the Monterey County Business Council's Public/Private Partnership award for projects implemented in the last three years which include lighting retrofits, heating and ventilation retrofits and controls upgrades. These projects resulted in an annual savings of 16 percent of the University's electricity consumption and 11 percent of natural gas consumption.

30. UCSB Receives 'Go Beyond' Environmental Lab Award
The University of California, Santa Barbara Laboratory Research and Technical Staff (LabRATS) has received the "Go Beyond" Award, an award that honors individuals, organizations, projects, and laboratory manufacturers that "go beyond" the status quo to minimize the environmental impacts of laboratory and other high-technology facilities and laboratory equipment. The LabRATS won the award due to initiatives such as creating a free surplus chemicals website, using natural lighting in the lab, implementing fume hood management, and exchanging hazardous thermometers for less hazardous ones.

New Resources

31. Aspen Institute Releases Guide to Socially Responsible MBA Programs
The Aspen Institute has released its 2008-2009 Guide to Socially Responsible MBA Programs. The guide provides an overview of how global MBA programs bring environmental, social, and ethical issues management into their curricular and extracurricular programs.

Opportunities

32. Green Corps Field School for Environmental Organizing
Green Corps invites applicants for its year-long Field School for Environmental Organizing to begin in August 2009. Students who are serious about saving the planet, have taken initiative on their campus or community, and are willing to roll up their sleeves and work for change are encouraged to apply. The early application deadline is January 18, 2009.

33. P3 Awards: Student Design Competition 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. Approximately $950,000 in grants will be awarded as part of the program. Degree-granting public and private institutions located in the U.S. are encouraged to apply. The solicitation closing date is December 23, 2008.

Jobs & Internships

34. Campus Sustainability Coordinator, Loyola Marymount U
Loyola Marymount University (CA) seeks a Campus Sustainability Coordinator to encourage environmental stewardship and promote campus sustainability efforts. This position will be responsible for integrating, coordinating, and reporting sustainable principles, goals, and standards into operation, academic and outreach functions, including specific areas of the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment. A Bachelor's degree is required and a Master's degree or MBA is preferred.

35. Prof. & Director, Ctr for Sustainable Environments, Northern Arizona U
The Center for Sustainable Environments at Northern Arizona University invites applications for a tenured position as Professor and Director of the Center to start in August 2009. This is a fiscal year appointment where the Director is expected to work full time during the academic year and one-third time during the summer. The successful candidate will ideally co-teach two or more interdisciplinary core courses, such that the combined teaching effort is the equivalent of one course per year. Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in an environmentally related field, and experience in educational, research and outreach activities in environmental science, natural sciences or natural resources. Review of applications begins on November 1, 2008 and will continue until the position is filled or closed.

36. Postdoctoral Fellowship, Sustainable Development, Columbia U
The Columbia University Earth Institute seeks applications from innovative postdoctoral candidates or recent Ph.D., M.D., and J.D. recipients interested in a broad range of issues in sustainable development. The Postdoctoral Fellows Program in Sustainable Development provides scholars who have a foundation in one of the Institute's core disciplines the opportunity to acquire the cross-disciplinary expertise and breadth needed to address critical issues in the field of sustainable development, including reducing poverty, hunger, disease, and environmental degradation. Fellowships will ordinarily be granted for a period of 24 months. Applications submitted by December 1, 2008 will be considered for fellowships starting in the summer or fall of 2009.

37. Asst Prof, Sustainable Community Development, Northland College
Northland College seeks an Assistant Professor of Sustainable Community Development. A Ph.D. in political science, development, sociology, economics, or a closely related field is required. Additional requirements are: teaching experience at the college level; an active research or community-based program that will engage students in sustainable community development; and the ability to contribute to liberal arts program. The teaching load is typically 7 courses per year in a 4-4-1 calendar system.

38. Assist Professor, Env'l Studies & Sustainability, Drew U
Drew University (NJ) seeks applications for a non-tenure-track, two-year Teaching Post-Doctorate Assistant Professor position in humanities or social sciences to help build a new major in Environmental Studies and Sustainability. Candidates should have completed the Ph.D. by September 2009 with a research and teaching focus on environmental issues, particularly sustainability. Responsibilities include two courses per semester and mentoring undergraduate projects in an environment where thoughtful and creative teaching is valued. The application deadline is November 1, 2008.

39. Assist Prof, Env'l Studies, St. Mary's College of Maryland
The Environmental Studies Program at St. Mary's College of Maryland 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.

40. Assist/Assoc Prof, Env'l Policy, U Maryland Baltimore County
The University of Maryland Baltimore County Department of Geography and Environmental Systems seeks a faculty member with research and teaching interests in Environmental Policy. The ideal candidate should have broad knowledge of regional and international issues, and an interest in the law, economics, politics, and/or history related to the evolution and development of current policies and future solutions. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2008 and will continue until the position is filled.

41. Lecturer, Environmental Sciences, Northern Arizona U
Northern Arizona University Center for Sustainable Environments is seeking a full time, non-tenure track Lecturer, with an appointment beginning in August 2009. The nine month position is not tenure eligible, but may be renewable based on satisfactory performance and department needs. Requirements include a Master's degree in Environmental Science or a related field and one year of demonstrated teaching experience at the undergraduate level. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2008 and will continue until the position is filled or closed.

42. Intern, AASHE
AASHE seeks an intern to assist with providing support to American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) signatory campuses, help contribute to the development of the AASHE Resource Center, and to assist in various other duties in the Lexington, KY office. Responsibilities will include performing research for the development of resources related to campus sustainability; providing support to ACUPCC campuses; providing outreach and membership support; and supporting the AASHE Conference Team. Desired skills and qualifications include interest and experience in campus sustainability; strong written and oral communication skills; and strong internet research skills. The successful candidate should be able to work out the Lexington, Kentucky office. The position is open until filled.

Events

43. 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.

44. CFP: National Farm to Cafeteria Conference
March 19-21, 2009; Portland, OR
The National Farm to School Network seeks proposals for workshops, short courses, and posters at its fourth National Farm to Cafeteria Conference. Topics can include distribution, processing, and infrastructure development; farm to school as a "green" issue; experiential education, curriculum development; youth-led initiatives; food service-led initiatives; and grassroots voices, community initiatives. Submissions are due October 24, 2008.

45. Webinar: Financial Mechanisms for Campus Sustainability
October 29, 2008; 1-2:30pm Eastern; Online
Environmental Health & Engineering will host a webinar entitled, "Financial Mechanisms for Campus Sustainability." The webinar will show participants how to establish a revolving loan fund for sustainability and will cover government and utility tax incentives and rebates; renewable energy grants; student self-assessed fees; sustainability endowments; life cycle costing and real value engineering; and third-party financing of energy conservation and renewable energy. The event is intended for signatories of the ACUPCC, LEED Project Managers, Sustainability Coordinators, Directors of Facilities, Directors of Purchasing, and Environmental Health and Safety professionals. AASHE members will receive a 25 percent discount on this webinar.
See also: Discounts and Special Offers for AASHE Members

46. Audio Conference on Sustainable Food Service
October 29, 2008; 2 - 3:30pm Eastern; Online
PaperClip Communications invites campuses to join its Audio Conference entitled "Sustainable Food Service: Why and How Campuses Make it Happen." Those who attend will learn a step-by-step process, will identify the financial benefits, and will understand the full range of benefits of building a sustainable food program on campus. Participants will also learn how to educate staff and customers to be environmental sensitive, appreciative, and proactive.

47. 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.

48. Designing & Constructing Sustainable Housing Webcast (link no longer available)
November 12, 2008; 1 – 3pm EST; Online
Academic Impressions will host a webcast on Designing and Constructing Sustainable Housing. The webcast will teach participants how to make informed design choices, manage project costs, involve key stakeholders throughout the process, and use sustainable housing for living and learning opportunities. Professionals in facilities services, student housing, and campus sustainability, and other stakeholders with a vested concern in sustainable residential facilities are encouraged to attend.

49. CFP: IDEA Campus Energy Conference
February 10 – 13, 2009; UNC Chapel Hill; Durham, NC
The International District Energy Association (IDEA) invites proposals for its 22nd annual Campus Energy Conference. Presentation topics may include: sustainable campus initiatives; campus carbon strategies; biomass, waste wood, and fuel alternatives; master planning – infrastructure design and system expansion; combined heat and power/cogeneration; caste studies of central plants; building energy efficiency; and campus cooling and thermal storage systems. Final presentations are due December 5, 2008.

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