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Table of Contents for 10/27/08:

NEWS
1. MacArthur Foundation Commits $15M for Sustainable Dev Master's Prgms
2. New York Times Features Campus Bike Programs
3. Northwestern U Launches Sustainability Initiative
4. Lewis & Clark CC Opens Institute for Environmental Sustainability
5. 3 Institutions Establish LED Research Center
6. Colorado State U Names Managing Director of Climate Initiatives
7. Yale U Releases 2008 GHG Reduction Strategy
8. DOE Awards $4.4M to U.S. Universities for Biofuels Research
9. 3 Institutions Receive EPA Env'l Justice Achievement Awards
10. UT Arlington Completes Sustainability Curriculum White Paper
11. Carnegie Mellon U Announces Fellowships for Data Center Efficiency
12. U Maine Unveils Green Supercomputer
13. U Florida Dedicates Pilot Ethanol Plant
14. Virginia Commonwealth U Dedicates Env'l Research Pier
15. U Texas to Offer Free Electronic Textbooks
16. Saint Michael's College Launches Yellow Bike Program
17. Purdue U Students to Build Green Habitat for Humanity Home
18. Johns Hopkins U Secures Funding for Campus Sustainability Initiatives
19. U Rhode Island Dining Facility Awarded LEED Silver
20. UC San Diego Dedicates Green Building Extension
21. SUNY Cobleskill Breaks Ground for Green Technology Center
22. U Memphis Renovates Climate Control System
23. SUNY Cobleskill Receives $250K for Energy Conservation
24. Saint Xavier U Purchases Renewable Energy Credits
25. UW Madison Holds Carbon Neutral Homecoming Game
26. UW Madison Creates Video on Being a Sustainable Public Institution
27. Maharishi U of Mgmt Holds Energy Conservation Competition
28. Fort Lewis College Switches to Compostable Food Trays

NEW RESOURCES
29. Clean Air Cool Planet Online Campus Climate Action Toolkit
30. List of Sustainability Research Inventories

OPPORTUNITIES
31. Climate Crews Challenge

JOBS & INTERNSHIPS
32. Sustainability Coordinator, Green Mountain College
33. Director, Sustainability Programs, Iowa State U
34. Distinguished Professorship, Sustainable Enterprise, Concordia U
35. Program Director, Environmental Studies, U Winnipeg
36. Faculty, Sustainable Agriculture; Evergreen State College
37. Faculty, Sustainable Design, Evergreen State College
38. 2 Faculty, Environmental Studies, Soka U of America
39. Assoc Specialist, Sustainable Agrifood Systems, UC Santa Cruz
40. Assistant Prof, Sustainable Materials Science, The New School
41. Assist/Assoc Professor, Environmental Science, U Hartford
42. Assist Prof, Atmospheric & Environmental Science, CU Boulder
43. Assistant Professor, Earth & Environmental Science, Mercer U
44. Assistant Professor, Environment & Development, Boston U
45. Assist Prof, Social Dimensions of Energy Dev, CU Boulder
46. TN Valley Campus Coordinator, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy

EVENTS
47. Webinar: A Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality for Signatories of the ACUPCC
48. Power Vote Live Webcast Featuring Al Gore
49. CFP: Rocky Mountain Sustainability Summit
50. CFP: 4th Annual Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference
51. Webinar: Financial Mechanisms for Campus Sustainability
52. Waste Reduction Online Workshop
53. Sustainable Solutions Expo ''08
54. Designing & Constructing Sustainable Housing Webcast
55. Global Forum for Responsible Management Education
56. CFP: The New University's Reclaiming Higher Ed Symposium

News

1. MacArthur Foundation Commits $15M for Sustainable Dev Master's Prgms
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has announced a $15 million commitment to seed the creation of Global Master’s in Development Practice (MDP) programs at up to twelve universities worldwide over the next three years. The two-year MDP programs will provide professional training for future leaders in the field of sustainable development, with an emphasis on practical, cross-disciplinary knowledge from the health, natural, and social sciences and a strong focus on leadership and management skills. Courses will cover topics such as agronomy, climate change, and tropical diseases and will be supplemented by two summers of field training. The first program to be announced will begin at Columbia University in the fall of 2009.

2. New York Times Features Campus Bike Programs
The New York Times has published an article entitled, "With Free Bikes, Challenging Car Culture on Campus." The article mentions the University of New England's (ME) and Ripon College's (WI) bike give-away programs, Mercer University's (GA) and Emory University's (GA) bike rental programs, and Saint Xavier University's (IL) computer-driven bike sharing program. The goal of campus bike programs, according to the article, is to reduce the number of parking spaces needed on campus and to promote a healthier and greener transportation method.
See also: List of Campus Bike Sharing Programs (AASHE members only)

3. Northwestern U Launches Sustainability Initiative
Northwestern University (IL) has launched the Initiative for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern (ISEN), an organization that will support research, teaching, and outreach in the areas of sustainability and energy. ISEN will also provide startup funds for pilot or seed research projects, matching funds for post-doctoral, graduate and undergraduate fellowships, and for major equipment purchases and maintenance. Additionally, four new undergraduate- and graduate-level courses on global issues related to energy and sustainability will be offered starting in the spring quarter. In the longer term, ISEN plans to establish an energy and sustainability minor at the undergraduate level across several schools and to create a master’s degree program in energy and sustainability studies.
See also: ISEN homepage

4. Lewis & Clark CC Opens Institute for Environmental Sustainability
Lewis and Clark Community College has opened a new Institute for Environmental Sustainability. LCCC created the IES in conjunction with the statewide efforts of other colleges involved in a pilot program to establish the Illinois Community College Sustainability Network. These colleges include Kankakee, Wilbur Wright, and Heartland community colleges.

5. 3 Institutions Establish LED Research Center
The National Science Foundation has announced plans to establish a new Engineering Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (NY) to supplant the common light bulb with next-generation lighting devices that are smarter, greener, and ready for innovation. The NSF-funded Smart Lighting Center, which is supported by University of New Mexico and Boston University (MA), will investigate and develop light-emitting diode (LED) technologies. Twenty faculty researchers from Rensselaer, along with 10 researchers from BU and UNM, will staff the new center.

6. Colorado State U Names Managing Director of Climate Initiatives
Colorado State University President Larry Edward Penley has appointed Aaron Levi, formerly his chief of staff, as managing director of Climate Initiatives and Carbon Assets to manage the University's plan to reach carbon neutrality by 2020 and to oversee other university-wide environmental efforts. As operations manager, he'll work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and students to develop a long-term strategy and track the University's sustainability and energy management plans. He also will ensure the University completes its prior sustainability commitments, including the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment and the AASHE STARS pilot project.

7. Yale U Releases 2008 GHG Reduction Strategy
Yale University (CT) has released its 2008 Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategy executive summary. The summary illustrates Yale’s progress to date and outlines the University’s strategy for reaching its target to reduce emissions by 43 percent below 2005 levels by 2020.
See also: Yale Brochure

8. DOE Awards $4.4M to U.S. Universities for Biofuels Research
The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded 6 U.S. Universities a total of $4.4 million to 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 following schools received awards: the University of Toledo (OH), Stevens Institute of Technology (NJ), Montana State University, the University of Georgia, the University of Maine, and the Georgia Tech Research Corporation.

9. 3 Institutions Receive EPA Env'l Justice Achievement Awards
The Environmental Protection Agency has announced the winners of its first annual Environmental Justice Achievement Awards. The Awards recognize organizations for their success in addressing environmental justice issues or by adopting the goals of environmental justice to positively impact their community. Out of 12 winners, 3 were from the higher education community. The Children’s Environmental Health Initiative at Duke University (NC) was recognized for its efforts to reduce childhood lead exposure. The Deep South Center for Environmental Justice at Dillard University (LA) was recognized for its work to help residents of New Orleans, Louisiana, address environmental contamination and return home after Hurricane Katrina. Finally, the Medical University of South Carolina was recognized for its efforts to incorporate environmental justice into its community-based activities.

10. UT Arlington Completes Sustainability Curriculum White Paper
The University of Texas at Arlington President's Sustainability Committee's has issued a white paper providing an analysis of sustainability as a focal point in the undergraduate and graduate curriculum, university research, and the university’s academic engagement in the North Texas community. The paper includes several recommendations including establishing a center devoted to urban environmental studies; developing an undergraduate degree program in environmental studies and following up on an existing proposal for an undergraduate degree program in environmental science; creating an “environmental literacy” requirement for all undergraduates; and establishing a colloquium series on sustainability.

11. Carnegie Mellon U Announces Fellowships for Data Center Efficiency
Carnegie Mellon University (PA) and APC by Schneider Electric have announced the establishment of the APC Fellowships for Data Center Efficiency Research. The APC Research Fellowships, which are intended to increase the number of students engaged in data center efficiency research, support Ph.D. students at Carnegie Mellon with research foci in the area of data center efficiency.

12. U Maine Unveils Green Supercomputer
The University of Maine has unveiled a green supercomputer on its campus. The new computer has uses minimal space, has an energy-efficient design, and is accessible in the lab where researchers work. A team of bicyclists powered the 72-processor machine, which uses less than 300 watts of power, during the unveiling ceremony.

13. U Florida Dedicates Pilot Ethanol Plant
The University of Florida has dedicated a pilot ethanol plant on its campus. The plan will research using genetically modified E. coli bacteria to convert plant waste into ethanol. Funded as part of a $4.5 million state grant, the plant will also be used to train graduate students.

14. Virginia Commonwealth U Dedicates Env'l Research Pier
The Virginia Commonwealth University Rice Center for Environmental Life Sciences has opened and dedicated its new 5,100-square-foot research pier that gives scientists direct access to James River. The pier was developed in partnership with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, and sits on an ecologically rich, 343-acre parcel of land located on the north bank of the river. The site also serves as a science educator training facility and a place for local K-12 students to participate in various activities.

15. U Texas to Offer Free Electronic Textbooks
The University of Texas has announced plans to offer free electronic textbooks as a pilot project during the Spring 2009 semester. The e-book initiative will provide electronic copies of textbooks, which UT will pay for, for students in chemistry, biochemistry, marketing and accounting classes. Initially, students in those classes will use the e-books for free. If the program is successful, students would pay $25 to $40 a book in licensing fees.

16. Saint Michael's College Launches Yellow Bike Program
Saint Michael's College (VT) has launched a Yellow Bike Program on campus. The program, which started with a fleet of 25 bikes, rents bicycles to students for a yearly fee of $10. $5 is used for bike maintenance, and the remaining $5 is returned to the program members at the year's end as long as the fleet remains in good condition. The program was started by three Saint Michael's seniors.

17. Purdue U Students to Build Green Habitat for Humanity Home
Students in Purdue University's (IN) Engineering Projects in Community Service program has announced plans to partner with the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity to build a home in a nearby town that uses standards for environmentally friendly and energy efficient buildings. The project is being funded by a $100,000 grant from the Ford Motor Company Fund. As part of the project, students and Habitat personnel will identify and analyze green building strategies, build the home, and design training for other Habitat affiliates to use in building similar green homes. The design will use best practices for building a green home that can be followed by a volunteer work force.

18. Johns Hopkins U Secures Funding for Campus Sustainability Initiatives
The Johns Hopkins University (MD) associate financial deans have authorized funding for the campus' Sustainable Hopkins Infrastructure Program (SHIP). SHIP will offer funding for students and employees who have ideas for practical green projects on campus. Projects may receive funding as long as they reduce environmental impacts, do not interfere with ongoing projects, and do not require any ongoing maintenance. The funding will be allocated by the SHIP executive board, which consists of five students, and an evaluations committee.

19. U Rhode Island Dining Facility Awarded LEED Silver
The University of Rhode Island's newest dining facility, Hope Commons, has been awarded LEED Silver certification. The structure, which cost $18 million to build, features a reflective roof coating; 75 percent local construction materials; and energy efficient lighting and food service equipment. The 42,500 square-foot building opened in August of 2007.

20. UC San Diego Dedicates Green Building Extension
The University of California, San Diego has dedicated a new, energy-efficient building extension on the San Diego Supercomputer Center. The new extension increased the existing supercomputer center to 160,000 square-feet, and officials say it was built to standards equivalent to LEED Silver. The structure features a natural hybrid displacement ventilation system; a solar reflecting roof; building sensors to measure energy consumption and thermal effectiveness; and a rack system called CoolFlex that encloses traditional cold aisles in the data center, completely separating the cold air supplying equipment from the hot air exhausted from the gear.
See also: Chronicle of Higher Ed blog post

21. SUNY Cobleskill Breaks Ground for Green Technology Center
The State University of New York Cobleskill has broken ground on its new Center for Environmental Science and Technology (CEST). The new structure will be a center for teaching, learning and research in green technology. SUNY Cobleskill’s CEST will house research in the conversion of agricultural and municipal waste to clean energy through gasification. The college has been allocated nearly $4 million from the US Departments of Defense and Energy for the research.

22. U Memphis Renovates Climate Control System
The University of Memphis (TN) has conducted extensive renovations of its campus climate control system to reduce energy usage on its main campus. At a cost of approximately $3.3 million, the University estimates that the system will pay for itself in 15 years and will provide a total savings of over $6 million over its predicted lifespan. Additionally, the University of Memphis earned the Trane Energy Efficiency Leader in Education Awards for its sustainable energy and operational efficiency building designs and practices.

23. SUNY Cobleskill Receives $250K for Energy Conservation
The State University of New York Cobleskill has received a $250,000 grant for energy conservation and facility upgrades throughout campus. The award was based on an energy audit performed by the New York Power Authority covering 19 of the college’s buildings. The audit identified eight separate energy saving measures. These include “occupancy based” controls in the college’s 10 dormitories to provide more efficient lighting; the replacement of existing windows with energy efficient ones; and the replacement of campus greenhouses with more efficient structures to meet research and teaching needs.

24. Saint Xavier U Purchases Renewable Energy Credits
Saint Xavier University (IL) has signed an agreement to purchase 1.2 million kilowatt-hours of “Clean Source” alternative energy over the next two years to power its new eco-friendly student residence hall. The energy used to power Mother Agatha O'Brien Hall will prevent the emission of more than 817,000 pounds of CO2. SXU’s clean energy producers include: The New Hope Power Partnership, a biomass cogeneration facility; Belleville Hydroelectric, a run of river operation that does not obstruct fish migration; Elk River Wind Farm; and the Mass Hill Wind Farm.

25. UW Madison Holds Carbon Neutral Homecoming Game
This year's University of Wisconsin, Madison homecoming football game against the University of Illinois has been designated carbon neutral. UW Madison has planted thousands of trees at a nearby farm and purchased carbon credits through the Chicago Climate Exchange to offset the carbon dioxide emissions generated directly by activities surrounding the game. The event also provided information on ways fans can take action in their daily lives to become more environmentally friendly.

26. UW Madison Creates Video on Being a Sustainable Public Institution
The University of Wisconsin, Madison has created a video entitled, "Being a Responsible and Sustainable Public Institution." The video is the third installment in a weekly video report showcasing major ideas for the UW Madison 2009 Reaccreditation Project. Each video features interviews with leaders of the six reaccreditation “theme teams,” which were built around the top priorities for UW-Madison’s future, as identified through input from faculty, staff, students, alumni, and the public.
See also: UW Madison Video

27. Maharishi U of Mgmt Holds Energy Conservation Competition
Maharishi University of Management (IA) has inaugurated a campus-wide energy conservation competition, The M.U.M. Energy Challenge. During most of October, MUM students and faculty will complete daily spreadsheets to add up personal energy use, calculate the amount of carbon dioxide produced, and estimate how many pounds of greenhouse gas emissions they can prevent through simple conservation methods. Winning participants will be those with the largest percentage decrease in energy use over the month. The competition and spreadsheets were designed by a MUM student.

28. Fort Lewis College Switches to Compostable Food Trays
Fort Lewis College (CO) has switched to using compostable food trays in its dining halls and café. The College hopes to see a significant reduction in refuse as a result of the trays, which will be will be composted on site.

New Resources

29. Clean Air Cool Planet Online Campus Climate Action Toolkit
Clean Air Cool Planet has released the newest version of its online Campus Climate Action Toolkit (CCAT). It is intended to model what an actual published Campus Climate Action Plan might look like and provide direction for creating a new plan. It consists of guidance for every aspect of "campus climate action" along with hyperlinks to technical resources and examples/case studies that will help people understand, plan, and execute or implement the CCAP's various elements.

30. List of Sustainability Research Inventories
AASHE has released a list of Sustainability Research inventories. The list highlights institutions that have identified their sustainability research activities. The resource is available to AASHE members only.

Opportunities

31. Climate Crews Challenge
The People Speak.org invites proposals for its Climate Crews 2008/2009 competition. Students are invited to submit a proposal on how their school could improve its Sustainable Endowments Coalition College Sustainability Report Card grade. Submissions will be accepted from non-Report Card schools as well. The top 10 Climate Crew submissions will win $500 to help pay for the submitted campus project; an invitation to a Washington, DC training to meet leading climate, energy, and sustainability experts; and an on-campus sustainability and endowment seminar from SEI. Proposals are due November 24, 2008.

Jobs & Internships

32. Sustainability Coordinator, Green Mountain College
Green Mountain College (VT) invites applications for the position of Sustainability Coordinator. Responsibilities will include monitoring, publicizing, and enhancing institutional progress toward sustainability in curriculum, operations, and facilities; leading GMC's efforts to fulfill the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment, engaging multiple stakeholders to develop a climate action plan and meet institutional targets for carbon neutrality; and facilitating connections between community sustainability efforts and academic offerings. A Master's degree in an environmental related field and job experience in an environmental or sustainability field are required. The position is open until filled.

33. Director, Sustainability Programs, Iowa State U
Iowa State University seeks a Director of Sustainability Programs to work with university units to develop and coordinate a process leading to creation of sustainability standards and policies that can be implemented at an institutional level; serve as a member of the President's Advisory Committee on Energy Conservation and Global Climate Change and act as a liaison to decision making bodies, such as the ISU Council on Sustainability and student groups to provide information about sustainability issues and initiatives that will promote sustainability at Iowa State; and serve as the coordinator of the Sustainability Program's Revolving Loan Fund. A Bachelor's degree and a minimum of five years experience implementing environmental or sustainability programs are required. Applications are due October 26, 2008.

34. Distinguished Professorship, Sustainable Enterprise, Concordia U
The John Molson School of Business of Concordia University (NY) invites applications for the newly established David O’Brien Distinguished Professorship in Sustainable Enterprise. The search is open to candidates at the senior Associate Professor or Full Professor level. The ideal candidate will have a background in strategic management, international business, and/or organization theory. The incumbent will be expected to assume leadership of the recently endowed David O’Brien Centre for Sustainable Enterprise and exercise a leadership role within the John Molson School of Business in spearheading program development, research agenda, and community outreach in sustainability. This appointment will be in effect starting June 1, 2009. All applications and supporting documentation must be received by January 15, 2009.

35. Program Director, Environmental Studies, U Winnipeg
The University of Winnipeg (MB) Environmental Studies Program invites applications for a Program Director, who will serve for an initial five-year term with the possibility of reappointment. The successful appointee will be expected to oversee the development of new undergraduate and graduate degree programs, foster and mentor faculty, teach, and manage day-to-day operations of the program. Applicants should hold a PhD in an appropriate discipline; postdoctoral experience is preferred. The ideal candidate will have a strong record of research and teaching excellence and be able to demonstrate a passion and commitment towards working in an interdisciplinary program. The position is tenure stream at either the Associate or Full Professor level depending on experience and qualifications. The closing date for applications is January 31, 2009, with a starting date of July 1 or September 1, 2009.

36. Faculty, Sustainable Agriculture; Evergreen State College
Evergreen State College (WA) seeks a broadly trained agroecologist with demonstrated expertise in organic agriculture in the Pacific Northwest for a faculty position in Sustainable Agriculture. This full-time position involves planning and teaching sixteen-credit, team-taught, interdisciplinary programs and carries the expectation of teaching applied agriculture on a regular basis. The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in the agricultural sciences and hands-on small farm, marketing, and business experience. Review of applications begins January 8, 2009 and will continue until the finalists are selected.

37. Faculty, Sustainable Design, Evergreen State College
Evergreen State College (WA) seeks a broadly capable designer, artist or design-oriented engineer to teach sustainable design. This faculty member in Sustainable Design should have a Master's degree or higher in a 3D art form, architecture or landscape architecture, sustainable design, engineering, or an environmental studies related field. S/he should be prepared to lead an undergraduate design studio and to teach sustainable design. Review of applications begins January 5, 2009 and will continue until the finalists are selected.

38. 2 Faculty, Environmental Studies, Soka U of America
Soka University of America (CA) seeks to fill 2 open rank positions in Environmental Studies. These openings may be filled by candidates from diverse backgrounds or specialties within environmental studies, including but not limited to ecology, geology, atmospheric sciences, geography, and/or policy and planning. The successful candidates will play a formative role in a new interdisciplinary concentration in Environmental Studies. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in the appropriate area.

39. Assoc Specialist, Sustainable Agrifood Systems, UC Santa Cruz
The University of California, Santa Cruz Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Agrifood Systems (CASFS) is accepting applications for a Sustainable Agrifood Systems Associate Specialist. Under the general direction of the CASFS Director, the Associate Specialist will investigate models and methods for sustainable agrifood development, including innovative economic models, collaborative projects, and educational programs. Qualifications include a Ph.D. in a relevant social-science field; experience conducting research projects and organizing collaborative projects among academics and practitioners; and experience writing proposals and obtaining funding. Appointment is for one year with potential for reappointment, contingent upon the availability of funding and a positive performance review. Applications are due November 14, 2008.

40. Assistant Prof, Sustainable Materials Science, The New School
The New School (NY) seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Sustainable Materials Science to play an integral role in supporting the teaching, research, and program development needs of a new innovative Environmental Studies degree program that integrates design, the social sciences, and the natural sciences with a focus on the urban environment. Applicants should have a strong research background in one or more of the following areas: industrial ecology, life cycle assessment, green engineering, and sustainable materials or product design. A PhD in physics, chemistry, materials science, environmental engineering or other relevant engineering field or other closely allied discipline is required. The position is open until filled.

41. Assist/Assoc Professor, Environmental Science, U Hartford
The University of Hartford (CT) Department of Biology invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor of Environmental Science beginning in the fall of 2009. Applicants should have Ph.D. and prior teaching experience in environmental science and/or biology. The successful candidate will be expected to establish an independent research program that includes training opportunities at the undergraduate level. Primary teaching responsibilities will include an interdisciplinary introduction to environmental science, an upper level course in environmental science with laboratory, and introductory biology. Applications are due December 16, 2008.

42. Assist Prof, Atmospheric & Environmental Science, CU Boulder
The University of Colorado at Boulder invites candidates to apply for an assistant professor position with a research focus on areas including, but not limited to, air and water quality, landscape ecology, climate impacts, wind energy, biogeochemistry, biodiversity, and/or conservation. Position requirements include a Ph.D. in a relevant field, commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching, and promise of excellence in research and ability to work in interdisciplinary teams. The initial review of the applications will begin on December 1, 2008 and will continue until a candidate is identified.

43. Assistant Professor, Earth & Environmental Science, Mercer U
The Mercer University (GA) Department of Earth and Environmental Science in the College of Liberal Arts announces its search to fill a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The primary instructional responsibilities will be introductory environmental science, geology, environmental geology, Geographic Information Systems, and an upper-division course in the candidate's specialty. An earned doctorate from an accredited university/college in the fields of Geology or Environmental Science is required. The position is open until filled.

44. Assistant Professor, Environment & Development, Boston U
The Department of Geography and Environment at Boston University (MA) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in environment and development, with a fall 2009 start date. The department is particularly interested in a scholar with The ideal candidate will be a development scholar pursuing applied, policy-relevant and environmentally-related research, and who is looking to work in an interdisciplinary setting. Research interests may include, but are not limited to: the environmental impacts of economic growth in developing countries; the impacts of changes in environmental quality on the economic and social characteristics of developing areas; or the interactions between development and markets for energy and non-energy resources. Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2008 and will continue until the position is filled.

45. Assist Prof, Social Dimensions of Energy Dev, CU Boulder
The University of Colorado at Boulder invites candidates to apply for a tenure-track assistant professor position with a research focus in social dimensions of energy development including, but not limited to, environmental or energy economics, energy policy, geopolitics of energy, land/water resource management policy, the political economy of energy development, consumer behavior, and/or firm behavior. Position requirements include a Ph.D. in a relevant field, commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching, and promise of excellence in research and ability to work in interdisciplinary teams. The initial review of the applications will begin on December 1, 2008 and will continue until a candidate is identified.

46. TN Valley Campus Coordinator, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy seeks a Tennessee Valley Campus Coordinator to be responsible for working within the Tennessee Valley College Program. Responsibilities will include assisting in the long-term campaign plan to continue the growth of renewable energy and energy efficiency campaigns at campuses that are currently engaged in this work and on campuses that have significant interest; supporting growth of state network of campuses to support each other’s campaigns and leverage campus victories to create statewide change; and providing training to student leaders in the areas of organizational and leadership development and campaign planning. Applicants should have excellent planning and project management skills; experience working with students and youth; and knowledge of climate change, renewable energy, and energy efficiency issues. Review of applications will begin October 31, 2008 and will continue until the position is filled.

Events

47. Webinar: A Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality for Signatories of the ACUPCC
October 30, 2008; 12 – 1pm EST; Online
Johnson Controls invites signatory institutions of the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment to participate in a webinar entitled, "A Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality for Signatories of the ACUPCC." The webinar aims to help ACUPCC signatories develop an accurate greenhouse gas inventory; identify, assess and prioritize the most cost-effective high-impact strategies to reduce GHG emissions; learn from actual energy efficiency and renewable energy project examples that help higher education institutions reduce GHG emissions; and verify, track and report GHG emission reductions to comply with ACUPCC requirements.

48. Power Vote Live Webcast Featuring Al Gore
October 29, 2008; 8pm Eastern; Online
The Campus Climate Coalition's Power Vote campaign will host a webcast featuring former Vice President and Nobel Peace Laureate Al Gore to kick off its 6-day "Get Out the (Power) Vote" campaign. Power Vote is a nonpartisan youth voter campaign to elevate the issue of climate change in the 2008 election.

49. CFP: Rocky Mountain Sustainability Summit
February 11 -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 campuses in 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. Proposal submissions are due November 3, 2008. Registration is now open. The deadline for registration is January 26, 2009. AASHE members will receive a 10 percent discount on registration.

50. 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.

51. 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

52. Waste Reduction Online Workshop
October 30, 2008, 10:45am EST; Online
APPA will host an online workshop entitled, "Learning to Lean: Value creation, Improve Staff Morale and Experience the Approach Toward Waste Reduction." The workshop will review a case study of how Cape Cod Community College (MA) applied lean to a sustainability challenge that cut across their entire community.

53. Sustainable Solutions Expo '08
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.

54. 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 an interest in sustainable residential facilities are encouraged to attend.

55. Global Forum for Responsible Management Education
December 4 – 5, 2008; New York, NY
Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) invites attendees to its first Global Forum for Responsible Management Education. Participants will discuss how business schools and management-related academic institutions can get involved in the global agenda and learn from their peers and from experts about how business schools can provide real-world learning opportunities to create globally responsible business leaders. The Forum is intended for Deans, Administrators, and Directors of business schools and management-related academic institutions who are interested in sharing views and experiences concerning sustainability, corporate citizenship and corporate social responsibility in the curriculum, research, and learning methodologies of management education.

56. CFP: The New University's Reclaiming Higher Ed Symposium
January 30 – February 2, 2009; Tatamagouche Centre, Nova Scotia
The New University is pleased to announce a call for proposals for its Reclaiming Higher Education Symposium. The symposium's theme consists of the examination of the role that the university and the university education plays in society and the development and analysis of a pedagogy that responds in an integrated fashion to the ecological crisis and social justice. While open to all proposals dealing with these themes, the program committee suggests the following sub-themes: organization and curriculum based on ecological sustainability and social justice; cooperative organization; corporatization of universities; progressive or alternative higher education models; and inclusivity and accessibility of educational programs. The symposium will inform the development of a curriculum for the New University. The final deadline for proposals is December 15, 2008.

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