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Table of Contents for 11/3/08:

NEWS
1. Over 200 Campuses Submit Public GHG Reports
2. CSU to Install 8MW of Solar, HSU to Install 300 kW of Solar
3. Green Mountain College to Install Biomass Co-Generation Plant
4. John Brown U Announces New B.S. in Renewable Energy
5. George Mason U, Smithsonian Partner for New Conservation Program
6. Allegheny College Hires Sustainability Coordinator
7. Campuses Celebrate Campus Sustainability Day
8. AASHE Announces Sustainability Leadership Award Winners
9. Pomona, San Francisco State U Launch Sustainability Websites
10. Paradigm Group Launches Campus Sustainability Blog
11. Pomona Announces Sustainability Action Fellows Program
12. Cornell U Announces Funding for Sustainability Research Projects
13. Babson College to Establish Institute for Social Entrepreneurship
14. Arizona State U Partners to Establish Solar Testing Facility
15. Highland CC Breaks Ground for Wind Turbine Technology Ctr
16. Oregon State U, U Oregon Receive Grant for Green Materials Ctr
17. U Guelph to Establish Centre for Ag Renewable Energy & Sustainability
18. Macomb CC to Establish Center for Green Auto Technology
19. Virginia Commonwealth U Unveils New Green Building
20. Rice U Breaks Ground on Green Residential College
21. Bronx CC Breaks Ground for Green Building
22. U Maryland, College Park Completes Green Roof
23. Whitman College Receives Grant for Solar Array
24. Penn State Solar Home Opens on Campus
25. Auburn U Replaces Servers with Green Virtualization Software
26. Suffolk U Law School Joins Climate Challenge
27. UC Berkeley Launches Bike Share Program
28. Notre Dame Completes Dorm Energy Challenge
29. Syracuse U Launches Energy Conservation Competition
30. U New Hampshire Dining Halls Serve Local Squash
31. EPA Awards 2 Institutions with Green Power Leadership Awards
32. El Paso CC Completes Energy Upgrades, Receives Award
33. EKU Uses Campus Vegetable Oil to Power Recycling Truck
34. U New Mexico Adds 4 Biodiesel Buses to its Fleet
35. Whitman College Debate Team Goes Paperless
36. Rowan U Moves to Single-Stream Recycling, Receives Award
37. SUNY Albany Launches Change a Light Campaign

NEW RESOURCES
38. U Maryland Campus Sustainability Report 2008

OPPORTUNITIES
39. NWF Chill Out Competition
40. AASHE Member Discount on PC Power Reduction Software

JOBS & INTERNSHIPS
41. Sustainability Coordinator, Colgate U
42. Dir/Prof, Ctr for Sustainable Environments, Northern Arizona U
43. Faculty, Sustainable Agriculture, Sterling College
44. Prof, Env'l Policy, Sewanee: The University of the South
45. Assist/Assoc Prof, Env'l Education, Florida Golf Coast U
46. Assistant Prof, Environmental Science, U Wisconsin Oshkosh
47. Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies, Elon U
48. Campus Field Coordinator, National Wildlife Federation
49. VA Campus Organizer, Chesapeake Climate Action Network

EVENTS
50. Facilities Management Strategies for Campus Sustainability
51. Green Laboratories Webcast
52. Second Annual National Teach in on Global Warming Solutions

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News

1. Over 200 Campuses Submit Public GHG Reports
Over 200 signatory campuses of the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) have submitted public greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories through the ACUPCC's online reporting system. The GHG inventory is the first major reporting requirement of the Commitment, and is due within a year of signing. Signatories reported on emissions from on-site combustion, mobile combustion (fleet), purchased electricity, student, faculty and staff commuting, and institution-funded air travel, among other things. Over the next year, these signatories will work to create a plan for reducing their emissions.
See also: Statistics from the Initial Submissions of Greenhouse Gas Reports
See also: Christian Science Monitor article
See also: The Chronicle of Higher Education (Chronicle subscribers only)
See also: Inside Higher Ed article

2. CSU to Install 8MW of Solar, HSU to Install 300 kW of Solar
California State University, the state of California, and SunEdison have partnered to install 8 MW of solar power on 15 Cal State campuses and the CSU chancellor's office. The power-purchase agreement allows CSU to buy renewable power at or below current retail rates, while avoiding the cost of installing the system. Under the agreement, SunEdison will finance, build, operate, and maintain the solar panels for 20 years. The new solar panels will be installed on rooftops, atop parking canopies, and in ground-mounted arrays. In related news, Humboldt State University has established two solar energy initiatives as part of a joint program with California State University and the California Department of General Services to generate eight megawatts of solar photovoltaic power. HSU will install 300 kW of solar panels on the roof of the University Library and has issued a contract to install a demonstration 12.5 kilowatt photovoltaic panel system on the roof of the Old Music Building. HSU expects to derive $36,000 in cost savings each year from the energy conservation effort. Construction is scheduled to begin in a few months.
See also: HSU press release
See also: List of Campus Solar Installations

3. Green Mountain College to Install Biomass Co-Generation Plant
Green Mountain College (VT) has announced plans to construct a biomass co-generation facility. The College estimates that the biomass plant will save GMC over $250,000 per year in heating costs, and will meet about 20 percent of GMC's power needs. The wood chips will be harvested in an environmentally friendly way from local sources, with the intention of encouraging the growth of a local, sustainable wood chip market and the emerging bio-energy economy. GMC intends finance the $3.6 million project through loans and grants, and plans call for the new biomass facility to begin generating heat and electricity by January of 2010.

4. John Brown U Announces New B.S. in Renewable Energy
John Brown University (AR) has announced the addition of a Bachelor of Science degree in Renewable Energy to begin in the fall of 2009. The new program will include courses in wind, solar and biomass energy; practical experience in designing, construction, monitoring renewable energy generators; and possible related study abroad opportunities. Students will choose between one of three focuses within the renewable energy degree: design, management and international development. The program will be an interdisciplinary program that builds on some of JBU’s established programs, including science, engineering, intercultural studies, and business.
See also: JBU Renewable Energy program homepage

5. George Mason U, Smithsonian Partner for New Conservation Program
George Mason University (VA) and the Smithsonian’s National Zoological Park have signed an agreement to develop a comprehensive academic program for undergraduates, graduates, and practicing conservationists. Multidisciplinary faculty members from Mason’s Center for Conservation Studies and the Zoo’s Center for Conservation Education and Sustainability have launched Smithsonian-Mason Global Conservation Education Studies, a program that will provide academic opportunities for up to 50 undergraduate students per semester and accommodate an additional 60 participants in the professional training and certificate programs that the partnership will offer. The program will offer students an opportunity to live and study at the Zoo’s 3,200-acre Conservation and Research Center, where it cares for and conducts research on more than 30 critically endangered species.
See also: Smithsonian-Mason Semester homepage

6. Allegheny College Hires Sustainability Coordinator
Allegheny College (PA) has hired Kelly Boulton to fill its newly created full-time position of Sustainability Coordinator. Boulton will support Allegheny's efforts to coordinate and strengthen stewardship programs already in place, work to implement new sustainability projects, and use the College's baseline greenhouse gas inventory to develop a comprehensive action plan outlining in detail the steps necessary to achieve climate neutrality.
See also: Directories of Campus Sustainability Officers (AASHE members only)

7. Campuses Celebrate Campus Sustainability Day
Several hundred campuses participated in this year's Campus Sustainability Day, October 22, 2008. The Society for College and University Planning (SCUP), in conjunction with the Higher Education Associations' Sustainability Consortium, organized a web cast with The New York Times Knowledge Network to discuss "Climate Realities, Challenges, and Progress in Higher Education." SCUP's Campus Sustainability Planning Network homepage lists several press releases and news stories about CSD events that took place across the country. In related news, Aramark Higher Education, in honor of Campus Sustainability Day, began a plan to work with its campus partners to incorporate Zero Waste practices into their sustainability plans.
See also: SCUP Campus Sustainability Planning Network
See also: Aramark press release

8. AASHE Announces Sustainability Leadership Award Winners
AASHE has announced the winners of its annual Campus Sustainability Leadership Awards. The winners are: Tulane University (LA), Ithaca College (NY), Northland College (WI), and College of Menominee Nation (WI). The awards recognize institutions that have demonstrated an outstanding overall commitment to sustainability in their governance and administration, curriculum and research, operations, campus culture, and community outreach. AASHE has also announced the Student Sustainability Leadership Award, which went to Sarah E. Brylinsky, a senior at Ithaca College. The award honors an undergraduate from an AASHE member institution who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in promoting campus sustainability. Ryan Graunke, a recent graduate of the University of Florida, won the Student Research on Campus Sustainability Award for his paper: "Food and Fuel: Biogas Potential at Broward Dining Hall." The student research award recognizes outstanding student research that advances the field of campus sustainability.
See also: Campus Sustainability Profiles
See also: Student Sustainability Leadership Stories (AASHE members only)
See also: Graunke's Food for Fuel Paper

9. Pomona, San Francisco State U Launch Sustainability Websites
Pomona College has launched a Sustainability Website. The site was created by the Sustainability Coordinator's Office and it is intended to provide information about current sustainability efforts, opportunities to get involved, and how the campus community can reduce its environmental impact. The Pomona Sustainability website also features an "input page," where students, faculty, and staff can provide input or ask questions about the College's sustainability efforts. San Francisco State University has also launched its Sustainability Website. The new site highlights university initiatives, academic opportunities, and recent news related to SFSU sustainability.
See also: Pomona Sustainability Website
See also: SFSU Sustainability Website
See also: List of Campus Sustainability Websites (AASHE members only)

10. Paradigm Group Launches Campus Sustainability Blog
Paradigm Group, a Commercial and Institutional supply chain service provider, has launched the "Green College Ambassador Program." The goal of the program is to create an information highway on the Paradigm website to facilitate that exchange of green ideas and current initiatives on college campuses throughout the United States and the world. The website will be in a blog format, whereby questions and responses can be posted about how to make colleges across the country more environmentally friendly. Professors and students are invited to have “guest blogs”, citing examples of green initiatives on their own campuses as models for others. Paradigm has chosen a select group of colleges that have already establishes sustainability programs on campus to participate in the "Green Blog" as part of the Green College Ambassador Program.
See also: Paradigm's Green Blog
See also: List of blogs on campus sustainability

11. Pomona Announces Sustainability Action Fellows Program
Pomona College (CA) has announced the creation of the Sustainability Action Fellows program. The new program will allow for a group of 29 students to participate in the creation of the College's Sustainability Action Plan. Each Fellow will be responsible for seeking out sustainability strategies in one of six areas: energy, water, purchasing, education/communication, waste and recycling, or environmental justice.
See also: Sustainability Action Fellowship homepage
See also: Sustainability Action Plan homepage

12. Cornell U Announces Funding for Sustainability Research Projects & Workshops
Cornell University's (NY) Cornell Center for a Sustainable Future has announced its inaugural Academic Venture Fund awards. This year's awards granted funding to seven sustainability research projects and five sustainability workshops for Cornell faculty. The seven projects include improving the stability and productivity of algal bioreactors for biofuels production; integrated digital design environment for sustainable architecture; forecasting disease and economic consequences of climate change; environmental, energetic, and economic potential of biochar; understanding aflatoxin accumulation in maize; vibro-wind technology as alternative wind energy systems for buildings; and how plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and electrifying transportation affects energy use and emissions. The projects are funded by the Center's 2008 budget of almost $3 million. The five workshop topics include large-scale wind-generated power; managing sources of uncertainty for sustainable resource management; building social networks for biological inventories and information; urban trees for sustainable cities to develop an integrated social-ecological sciences research agenda in New York City; and environmental sustainability in an aging society.

13. Babson College to Establish Institute for Social Entrepreneurship
Babson College (MA) has received a $10.8 million gift from the Lewis Charitable Foundation for the establishment of an institute to support teaching, research, and outreach in social entrepreneurship. The Institute will address opportunities to create societal value in the areas of education, healthcare, communications and infrastructure, poverty, economic development, security, sustainability, energy, the environment, and quality of life.
See also: Lewis Institute homepage

14. Arizona State U Partners to Establish Solar Testing Facility
Arizona State University has partnered with TUV Rheinland Group to create TUV Rheinland Photovoltaic Testing Laboratory. The collaboration, which will be based in Tempe, will allow the two entities to test and certify PV panels and electrical components for Europe, Asia, and North America. Additionally, Arizona Public Service, one of Arizona's electricity providers, will provide five acres of outdoor testing space at its Solar Test and Research (STAR) Center for use by the venture to conduct outdoor endurance testing. TUV Rheinland will be the principal investor in the new company and will develop a new facility near ASU’s Tempe campus.

15. Highland CC Breaks Ground for Wind Turbine Technology Ctr
Highland Community College (IL) has broken ground for a 5,500 square foot Wind Turbine Technology Center. The Center will be fully available for students beginning in the fall 2009 semester and will provide space to house an Associate's of Applied Science in Wind Turbine Technology. Additionally, the new center will be fitted with specialized tools and supplies through a partnership with Greenlee Textron, Inc.

16. Oregon State U, U Oregon Receive Grant for Green Materials Ctr
Oregon State University and the University of Oregon have received a three-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to form a new Center for Green Materials Chemistry. The goal of the new center is to create more efficient production and fabrication methods, use green materials, and reduce environmental impacts, particularly in the area of electronics.

17. U Guelph to Establish Centre for Ag Renewable Energy & Sustainability
The University of Guelph has announced plans to establish the Centre for Agricultural Renewable Energy and Sustainability (CARES). The centre will have an agricultural focus, with the objectives of strengthening the agriculture sector, improving sustainability and development, increasing alternative energy and energy conservation, and leveraging education, training and research.

18. Macomb CC to Establish Center for Green Auto Technology
Macomb Community College (MI) has begun work on an Advanced Technological Education Center that will focus on advanced automotive technology as part of the college’s effort to help steer the region toward the economy of the future. The center will focus on the growing fields of hybrid electric, alternative fuel, and fuel cell technology as they relate to all aspects of the automotive product life cycle: design, development, manufacturing, service, and recycling. The college, working with a consortium that includes Wayne State University, Henry Ford Community College, and Kalamazoo Valley Community College, was awarded a $150,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop an implementation plan for the new center, which would be based at Macomb’s South Campus in Warren.

19. Virginia Commonwealth U Unveils New Green Building
Virginia Commonwealth University has unveiled its new $2.6 million research and education building at the Rice Center, VCU’s 343-acre living laboratory on the James River. The building was constructed with a goal of achieving LEED Platinum. The 4,900-square-foot Walter L. Rice Education Building houses lecture and laboratory rooms for classes, a conference room and administrative offices as well as an outdoor classroom pavilion. The building incorporates features such as geothermal heating and cooling, solar electrical power generation, an advanced water recycling and wastewater treatment systems; high-efficiency interior and exterior lighting; high insulation levels that rely on soy-based products and recycled denim; and ventilation via operable windows.

20. Rice U Breaks Ground on Green Residential College
Rice University (TX) has broken ground for its new residential college, Duncan Hall. The student residential-housing building is registered for LEED Gold certification. Duncan College’s green features will include smart lights, a green roof, a classroom with sustainable materials and furnishing, and air-conditioners that shut off automatically when windows are open.
See also: List of Green Residence Halls (AASHE members only)

21. Bronx CC Breaks Ground for Green Building
Bronx Community College of the City University of New York has broken ground for a 98,000-square-foot green academic building and library. The new structure, expected to cost $102-million, is designed to achieve LEED Silver certification.

22. U Maryland, College Park Completes Green Roof
The University of Maryland, College Park has completed the installation of a green roof on Cumberland Hall. The $350,000 green roof features extra insulation and 15 species of plants. UMD also plans to install a green roof on the Stamp Student Union in the near future.

23. Whitman College Receives Grant for Solar Array
Whitman College (WA) has received a $51,750 grant from Pacific Power’s Blue Sky renewable energy program to support the college’s proposed 23kW photovoltaic solar array. The project would place approximately 20 solar panels with a 23kW electricity potential on the roof of Jewett Residence Hall. In addition to providing solar electricity, the proposed demonstration project would be used as an educational tool for the Whitman and Walla Walla communities. The remaining cost of the array will be funded by a student and alumni group dedicated to promoting renewable energy on campus and the campus's Sustainability Revolving Loan Fund.

24. Penn State Solar Home Opens on Campus
Penn State University has opened MorningStar, an 800-square-foot solar house that was designed and constructed by Penn State students and faculty as Penn State's entry in the 2007 Solar Decathlon, an international competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy. MorningStar will serve as a laboratory to develop a better understanding of the best technologies and systems for the Pennsylvania climate and as a center for green outreach, where students can receive training to give public tours and raise awareness about energy-efficient building and living.

25. Auburn U Replaces Servers with Green Virtualization Software
The Auburn University (AL) Office of Information Technology (OIT) has begun a project to replace campus servers with virtualization software. The virtualization software acts like hardware and when it is installed on a computer, it allows additional operating systems to run virtually on the physical host computer. OIT has begun installing virtualization on the university servers and run, in some cases, up to twenty virtual serves within one physical server. So far, the University has replaced 140 servers with 7 virtual clusters. As a result, Auburn has experienced a decrease in energy costs.

26. Suffolk U Law School Joins Climate Challenge
The Suffolk University (MA) Law School has joined the American Bar Association-Environmental Protection Agency Law Office Climate Challenge. The program, which has over 100 participants, is open to law offices and law-related entities that adopt best practices for office paper management or participate in one or more of three EPA voluntary partnership programs. The Climate Challenge is designed to encourage the conservation of energy and resources, as well as to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and other pollutants. Suffolk's Law School is the third in the country to participate in the program.

27. UC Berkeley Launches Bike Share Program
Students at the University of California, Berkeley have instituted a bike-share program on campus. Green Bike Share, a student-run non-profit organization, seeks to increase environmental, social, and economic sustainability by renting out bicycles to the UC Berkeley and city community. Through the program, students are able to rent bikes for two days for $2 and for three days for $3 dollars. The program has been running on the internet since this summer, and introduced its fleet of 20 bikes to its new rental stand this month.
See also: List of campus bike share programs (AASHE members only)

28. Notre Dame Completes Dorm Energy Challenge
The University of Notre Dame (IN) has completed its first campus-wide Dorm Energy Competition. During the competition, UND conserved a total of 93,674 kWh, reducing the university’s carbon emissions by 56 metric tons and saving over $4,000 in electricity costs. The winner, Walsh Hall, reduced its electricity use by 31 percent by turning off the bathroom and basement lights during the day, unplugging the vending machines and exercise equipment when they were not in use, and sharing loads in the washing machines and driers. Walsh Hall will receive $500 and an Energy Champion banner.

29. Syracuse U Launches Energy Conservation Competition
Syracuse University's (NY) Office of Residence Life, Residence Hall Association, and Sustainability Division in the Office of Energy and Computing Management have launched the second annual Saving Juice in the 'Cuse contest. The competition between campus residence hall communities runs through the month of November and is designed to increase the sustainable behavior of the on-campus student population through energy reduction and by increasing recycling tonnage in the residences halls.

30. U New Hampshire Dining Halls Serve Local Squash
University of New Hampshire dining halls have begun serving butternut squash grown and developed by UNH researchers. A UNH farm manager and a UNH professor worked with UNH Dining to plant a large plot of butternut squash this summer. UNH sells the squash to a distributor that peels, chops and processes them into an easily-used format then sells them back to UNH Dining to steam, mash, and serve to its diners. The squash may go to other customers if quantity allows. The squash is labeled in the serving area so diners can learn about its local pedigree and scientific service.

31. EPA Awards 2 Institutions with Green Power Leadership Awards
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the Center for Resource Solutions have announced the winners of the 2008 Green Power Leadership Awards. Oregon State University and the University of Pennsylvania both received Green Power Purchaser Awards for Green Power Purchasing and Green Power Partner of the Year respectively. Additionally, the Energy Action Coalition won the Green Power Pilot Award for market development. The Awards recognize the actions of individuals, companies, and organizations that are significantly advancing the development of renewable electricity sources through green power markets. Awards were given in the areas of purchasing, supplying, and market development.

32. El Paso CC Completes Energy Upgrades, Receives Award
El Paso Community College (TX) has completed energy upgrades to 4 buildings on campus. The College expects to save $250,000 annually as a result of the upgrades. In addition, the College earned the Trane Energy Efficiency Leader in Education Award for its sustainable energy and operational efficiency building designs and practices.

33. EKU Uses Campus Vegetable Oil to Power Recycling Truck
Eastern Kentucky University has announced a plan to renovate its campus recycling truck to run on vegetable oil. EKU plans to obtain the vegetable oil from the Powell Student Center dining hall.

34. U New Mexico Adds 4 Biodiesel Buses to its Fleet
The University of New Mexico has purchased four new biodiesel buses for its campus. 100 percent of UNM's buses run on either biodiesel or compressed natural gas.

35. Whitman College Debate Team Goes Paperless
The Whitman College (WA) Debate Team has stopped using paper to prepare for and attend debates. The team made the decision was motivated by the desire to reduce paper use, printing costs, and the airline industry’s implementation of higher fees for luggage.

36. Rowan U Moves to Single-Stream Recycling, Receives Award
Rowan University has switched to single-stream recycling. In addition, the University has received recognition from the state Department of Environmental Protection for being New Jersey's first higher education institution to switch to the single-stream recycling.

37. SUNY Albany Launches Change a Light Campaign
The State University of New York at Albany has launched its "Change a Light" campaign by distributing compact fluorescent light bulbs in residence halls. Old incandescent bulbs were collected as material for an art exhibit at the University Museum this spring.

New Resources

38. U Maryland Campus Sustainability Report 2008
The University of Maryland, College Park Office of Sustainability has released its Campus Sustainability Report 2008. The Report relates some of the progress the University has made over the past 18 months and includes a Campus Sustainability Metrics section, which chronicles the campus's progress in sustainability.

Opportunities

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

40. AASHE Member Discount on PC Power Reduction Software
Living Life Green is offering AASHE members a special discount of 10% on their CarbonWise Software, which can reduce PC energy costs by enabling institutions to manage the power states of individual PCs from a centralized location. AASHE members can also participate in the UniGreen program, in which you pay for CarbonWise with the savings it provides. Contact Burt Smith at burt.smith@carbon-wise.com about the special AASHE discount.

Jobs & Internships

41. Sustainability Coordinator, Colgate U
Colgate University (NY) seeks a full-time Campus Sustainability Coordinator to develop, coordinate, and administer sustainability initiatives on campus and to facilitate communication and progress toward sustainability among various campus and community constituencies. The Coordinator will be responsible for helping the University to consider and implement a range of environmental sustainability initiatives. Applicants should have a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science, Engineering, Sustainable Design and Planning, or a related field. A Master's degree is desirable, as is relevant experience.

42. Dir/Prof, Ctr for Sustainable Environments, Northern Arizona U
The Center for Sustainable Environments at Northern Arizona University invites applications for Professor and Director of the Center, to begin in August 2009. 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. Preferred qualifications include a recognized record in teaching and research in environment and natural resources; demonstrated leadership in successful development and management of interdisciplinary environmental science, natural science, or resources programs; and experience in creating synergy between university programs and outside activities.

43. Faculty, Sustainable Agriculture, Sterling College
Sterling College (VT) invites applications for a full-time Sustainable Agriculture faculty position. Responsibilities for this position will begin in July 2009. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong background in Agroecology or a related field. Teaching responsibilities will consist of courses in content areas such as plant and soil science, agricultural techniques, permaculture, and organic crop production. Preference will be given to applicants with a Ph.D. at the time of appointment. Applications are due December 12, 2008.

44. Prof, Env'l Policy, Sewanee: The University of the South
The Environmental Studies Program of Sewanee: The University of the South (TN) invites applications for a tenure-track position in Environmental Policy. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in economics, political science, public administration, environmental studies, or an environmentally-associated discipline with a strong social science foundation. He or she will offer courses in social science/interdisciplinary environmental studies that will complement other offerings on campus. Experience in academic leadership in a liberal arts college environment is desirable, as is concern for local environmental issues and sustainability. Review will begin January 15, 2009 and will continue until the position is filled.

45. Assist/Assoc Prof, Env'l Education, Florida Golf Coast U
The Florida Golf Coast University College of Arts and Sciences invites applications for a position in Environmental Education at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor in the Department of Marine and Ecological Sciences. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Natural Sciences, Environmental Education, or a related field. The position includes a joint appointment with the Conservancy of SW Florida. With the Conservancy, the chair in Environmental Education will help fulfill its commitment to region-wide environmental education including support of local elementary science education. The candidate should be able to teach undergraduate courses in the Environmental Studies, Human Ecology, or Marine Sciences programs, and graduate programs in Environmental Science and Environmental Studies. Applications are due January 11, 2009.

46. Assistant Prof, Environmental Science, U Wisconsin Oshkosh
The University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh seeks an Assistant Professor of Environmental Science to begin September 1, 2009. Applicants should have a Ph.D. and a commitment to research and publication. Teaching responsibilities will include interdisciplinary introduction to environmental studies, lower and upper-level environmental science, and field studies courses. The application deadline is December 30, 2008.

47. Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies, Elon U
Elon University (NC) invites applications for a continuing track assistant professor position in the Department of Environmental Studies with a secondary appointment in the Department of Biology, beginning mid-August 2009. The successful applicant will teach Introduction to Environmental Science lecture and laboratory, environmentally-focused upper-level courses, and must be willing to teach in Elon's interdisciplinary general studies program. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Applications must be received by November 25, 2008 to be assured of consideration.

48. Campus Field Coordinator, National Wildlife Federation
National Wildlife Federation is seeking a regional Campus Field Coordinator in the Ann Arbor, MI area. This person will be responsible for building regional networks to support campus climate action, campus outreach and site visits, climate advocacy, and resource and program development. Necessary qualifications include a college degree with demonstrated interest in environment, climate organizing, and practical solutions to global warming, especially in a campus setting.

49. VA Campus Organizer, Chesapeake Climate Action Network
The Chesapeake Climate Action Network invites applications for the position of Virginia Campus Organizer. Utilizing organizational and coalition resources, the Virginia Campus Organizer will serve as the ground support for the Campus Climate Challenge on campuses across Virginia, outreaching and training students, planning events and actions, and educating and mobilizing youth to speak out about clean energy and climate change to political leaders. Requirements include a Bachelor's degree and a passion to work on global warming issues. The job starts as soon as possible. The application deadline is November 7, 2008.

Events

50. Facilities Management Strategies for Campus Sustainability
January 18 - 22, 2009, Tampa, FL
APPA invites participants to its Special Programming: Facilities Management Strategies for Campus Sustainability. The program will explore the emergence of campus sustainability principles, policies, positions, organizations, and communications strategies. Creative and innovative practices related to green building design and energy management will be discussed and attendees will have a several courses to choose from to tailor their learning experience. These will include sustainable building design, green cleaning, recycling and food composting, introductions and current state of campus sustainability, sustainable landscape management, sustainable transportation systems, managing campus energy, strategic sustainability communications, coordinating campus sustainability efforts, and renewable energy.

51. 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.

52. Second Annual National Teach in on Global Warming Solutions
February 5, 2009, United States
The Second Annual National Teach-In invites campuses across the nation to sign up for the 2009 event. This year's event will feature a webcast featuring David Orr, Hunter Lovins, Ray Anderson, Betsy Taylor and Billy Parish; an Engage the Nation Teach-In around 4 policy recommendations; a climate dialogue involving key decision-makers; and 100 Days of Action to hold the new Congress accountable.

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