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Table of Contents for 11/23/08:

NEWS
1. AASHE Holds Largest Campus Sustainability Gathering
2. Middlebury College Building Awarded LEED-NC Platinum
3. Green Mountain College Receives $250,000 for Biomass Facility
4. Pace U to Reduce Emissions by 30%, Announces Masters of Env'l Law
5. U Chicago, Unity College, U Iowa Hire Sustainability Officers
6. SFSU, UCSB Establish Sustainability Committees
7. Peterson's Begins Survey of Sustainability Efforts in Higher Education
8. Notre Dame, Syracuse U Compete to Reduce Energy
9. U Arkansas Holds Student Contest for Campus Sustainability Plan
10. Washington U Phases out Bottled Water
11. Princeton U Announces New Transit System
12. Bucknell U Launches Bike Share Program
13. Marshall U Students Approve Green Fee
14. Wright State U Laboratory Awarded LEED NC-Gold
15. U Illinois Breaks Ground for Supercomputer Center
16. UC Merced Redesigns Construction Plans to Increase Green Space
17. O.A.R. Launches Campus Sustainability Tour
18. Indiana U, Purdue U Partner for Energy Research
19. UM Morris Receives Energy Grant
20. MSU & USU Receive Grant to Study Biofuel Sourced from Algae
21. Ithaca College Dining Hall Implements Trayless Tuesdays
22. Auburn U Begins Converting Vegetable Oil into Biodiesel
23. College of William & Mary Funds Projects with Green Fee
24. UC Boulder, Skidmore College Launch Energy Conservation Competitions
25. U Mass Dartmouth Begins Energy Use Reduction Campaign
26. Dalhousie U Receives Green Purchasing Award
27. Marlboro Colg Accepted into Co-op America's Green Business Network
28. LaGrange College Earns Energy Star Rating
29. U Georgia Receives Green Cleaning Certification
30. UC Santa Barbara, Colorado College Win Green Cleaning Awards

NEW RESOURCES
31. New Guide on Funding Mechanisms for Campus Sustainability Initiatives
32. ACUPCC Voluntary Carbon Offset Protocol
33. Whitepaper on Writing a Climate Action Plan
34. USGBC Higher Education Update

OPPORTUNITIES
35. NWF Chill Out Competition
36. Green Chemistry Fellowship Program

JOBS & INTERNSHIPS
37. STARS Program Manager, AASHE
38. Sustainability Director, Boston U
39. Director of Campus Sustainability Programs, U North Texas
40. Asst Prof, Env'l Mgmt & Policy, Southern New Hampshire U
41. Asst Prof, Earth & Env'l Science, U Wisconsin Eau Claire
42. 5 Positions, Energy Action Coalition

EVENTS
43. Webinar on Establishing a Campus Sustainability Program
44. Transportation Demand Management Toolkit Conference
45. NWF Campus Ecology's Greener Campus Web Conference Series

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News

1. AASHE Holds Largest Campus Sustainability Gathering
AASHE recently held its second biannual conference, "Working Together for Sustainability – On Campus and Beyond." With over 1,700 registrants from over 400 colleges and universities in 48 states and 15 countries, the conference was the largest gathering focused on campus sustainability to date in North America. The conference featured over 300 presentations, more than 100 posters, and over 120 exhibitors. Blog posts, photos, and podcasts from the event can be found on the Live at AASHE 2008 webpage. The Chronicle of Higher Education and the National Wildlife Federation's Campus Ecology Program posted a series of blog posts on the event as well.
See also: Live at AASHE 2008 webpage

2. Middlebury College Building Awarded LEED-NC Platinum
Middlebury College’s (VT) Franklin Environmental Center has been awarded LEED-NC Platinum certification. The Center, which is used for classes, seminars, faculty offices and student study areas, features locally supplied slate, stone, granite, and Forest Stewardship Council certified hardwood.

3. Green Mountain College Receives $250,000 for Biomass Facility
Green Mountain College has received a $250,000 grant from the Vermont Clean Energy Development Fund to install 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 electricity needs. GMC plans to have the new plant operational online by January 2010.
See also: Local newspaper article

4. Pace U to Reduce Emissions by 30%, Announces Masters of Env'l Law
Pace University has accepted New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s challenge to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent within the next ten years. As a 2030 Challenge Partner under the City’s PlaNYC initiative, Pace University will conduct comprehensive carbon inventories on all its campuses, devise a plan to attain the reductions, and begin implementing and supplementing measures to reduce its carbon footprint. Pace has also announced plans to launch a climate change track in its Master's of Environmental Law curriculum. The new track will be available to students in the spring of 2009 and will provide students the opportunity to focus their studies on climate topics such as eco-markets and trading, climate and insurance, disaster management, and coastal adaptive management. Pace has also joined the Clinton Climate Initiative, a program that helps implement large scale energy saving building retrofits.
See also: List of Campus Global Warming Commitments

5. U Chicago, Unity College, U Iowa Hire Sustainability Officers
The University of Chicago (IL) has hired Ilsa Flanagan as the University's first Sustainability Director. Flanagan will work to develop a program to help the University incorporate sustainability into its academic pursuits. She will also work with the campus's Sustainability Project Manager, Associate Vice President, and the Sustainability Council to establish a campus-wide definition of sustainability. Unity College (ME) has announced the hiring of Rob Beranek as the campus's new Sustainability Coordinator. Beranek was the Managing Director of the Unity Center for Environmental Education, and he holds an undergraduate degree in physics and a Master's of Science in Environmental Studies. The University of Iowa has named Liz Christiansen, currently the deputy director of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, as its Director of the Office of Sustainability. In her new role, Christiansen will coordinate and develop programs to promote sustainability and resource conservation; lead or coordinate efforts to formulate institutional goals, policies, practices and measure progress; seek grants and other funding to financially support campus sustainability efforts; and work to enhance and enlarge the UI community's understanding of the importance and feasibility of sustainability initiatives from an ecological and financial perspective.
See also: U Chicago press release and U Chicago Chronicle article
See also: Unity article
See also: U Iowa article
See also: Directory of Campus Sustainability Officers (AASHE members only)

6. SFSU, UCSB Establish Sustainability Committees
San Francisco State University (CA) has formed a committee to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and work towards environmental sustainability. The 14-member committee is made up of students, faculty, and staff. Similarly, the University of California, Santa Barbara has formed a new Sustainability Committee. The group, which will meet for the first time later this month, will work to enable the campus to reduce its environmental impact. The Committee's goals include uniting existing sustainability efforts on campus, finding new ways to promote energy conservation, and transitioning the campus to employ alternative energy sources.
See also: UCSB article

7. Peterson's Begins Survey of Sustainability Efforts in Higher Education
Peterson's is conducting an online survey of sustainability efforts in higher education. The survey, which is not intended for ranking purposes, gives institutions an opportunity to present profiles of their ongoing green initiatives to prospective students online on the Peterson's website. In addition, the profiles will be included in a new print publication in 2009. For more information, contact sustainability@petersons.com.

8. Notre Dame, Syracuse U Compete to Reduce Energy
The University of Notre Dame (IN) and Syracuse University (NY) have begun a competition to reduce energy consumption as part of NBC Universal's "Green is Universal" consumer campaign. The two teams, comprised of students, faculty, alumni, and fans from each university, are competing during the month of November in a variety of eco-challenges posed by Carbonrally.com. NBC Universal will donate $10,000 to the rival who can build the largest Carbonrally team. The winnings will support green campus initiatives.
See also: ND and Syracuse Carbonrally homepage

9. U Arkansas Holds Student Contest for Campus Sustainability Plan
The University of Arkansas has announced a sustainability contest for its campus. The Students First Sustainability Competition offers student teams the opportunity to win up to $15,000 in prizes for submitting the winning plan to make UA more sustainable. Students will form teams to develop practical innovations that will provide the UA campus with financial and energy savings, reduce the negative environmental impacts of campus activities, and develop policies and business plans that will improve UA's energy and environmental performance. The competition will be judged based on students' ability to prescribe energy savings, water savings, recycling improvements, policy improvements and business strategies that will make the campus more sustainable.

10. Washington U Phases out Bottled Water
Washington University in St. Louis (MO) has begun phasing out all bottled water sales on campus. The University's beverage dispenser, Coco-Cola Co., has agreed to stop selling bottled water in most campus locations by the end of the fall semester. The company will eliminate bottled water sales in all remaining locations by the end of the spring semester.

11. Princeton U Announces New Transit System
Princeton University (NJ) has announced the TigerTransit system, a new addition to the campus's current shuttle system. The new system will have three major lines and a campus circulator. The three main lines will run between graduate housing and main campus, while the circulator will focus on transportation on main campus and along Nassau Street and Washington Road.

12. Bucknell U Launches Bike Share Program
Bucknell University (PA) has launched Bison Bikes, a community-bike share program. The goal of the pilot program is to promote the use of bicycles as a safe, efficient, and environmentally sound campus transportation option. The program provides bikes to undergraduate students for a one-time non-refundable fee of $10 and attendance at a bicycle safety seminar. The student can then check out a bike for the remainder of the academic year. Bison Bikes has begun with a fleet of 30 bicycles.
See also: List of Campus Bike-Sharing Programs (AASHE members only)

13. Marshall U Students Approve Green Fee
Students at Marshall University (WV) have approved a mandatory fee to fund green projects on campus. The $5 per semester fee was approved by approximately 69 percent of students who voted. The new fee could generate up to $90,000 per year. The fee still awaits approval by the Board of Governors.

14. Wright State U Laboratory Awarded LEED NC-Gold
The Wright State University (OH) Matthew O. Diggs III Laboratory for Life Science Research has been awarded LEED NC-Gold. The laboratory building, which received features a white roof, white concrete, water-efficient landscaping, waterless urinals, low-flow plumbing fixtures, designated parking spaces for car-pooling and fuel-efficient vehicles, and the use of green cleaning methods and recycled paper products.
See also: List of Green Science Buildings (AASHE members only)

15. U Illinois Breaks Ground for Supercomputer Center
The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign has broken ground for its new 88,000 square foot building that will house a new petascale supercomputer, which will be online in 2011. UI plans to keep the new machine cool by routing chilled water into the frame that holds the computer’s processors, which should reduce energy use by approximately 40 percent. The facility is expected to earn LEED Gold.

16. UC Merced Redesigns Construction Plans to Increase Green Space
The University of California, Merced has redesigned its plans to construct student housing, a sports complex, and a research and development park to incorporate more green space and reduce environmental damage. The University decreased the size of the new campus and accompanying student neighborhoods from 3,025 to 2,766 acres. In addition, buildings have been relocated within the plan to reduce wetland impact by one third. The University also plans to undertake mitigation measures for the damage the new construction will cause.

17. O.A.R. Launches Campus Sustainability Tour
Reverb, an environmentally focused non-profit, has announced O.A.R. as the featured band of its third annual Campus Consciousness Tour. The Tour aims to promote environmental sustainability among students and administrators at each college campus they visit. Each stop on the tour has an "interactive Eco-Village" featuring campus environmental groups. In addition, O.A.R. has begun using buses than run on biodiesel.
See also: Campus Consciousness Tour homepage

18. Indiana U, Purdue U Partner for Energy Research
Indiana University and Purdue University have partnered to form the Indiana Consortium for Research in Energy Systems and Policy to spur development and research in energy solutions. The Consortium aims to advance interdisciplinary research related to energy systems as well as environmental and energy policy issues. The Consortium joins the efforts of IU's new Center for Research in Energy and the Environment, Purdue's Center for Research in Energy Systems and Policy, and IUPUI's Richard G. Lugar Center for Renewable Energy. Its primary goals include facilitating the formation of interdisciplinary and multi-institution research teams; securing funding for research team projects; and conducting objective research focused on meaningful solutions to challenges resulting from increased demand for energy resources.

19. UM Morris Receives Energy Grant
The University of Minnesota, Morris has received one of eight Next Generation Energy Grants, awards given by the Minnesota Governor to accelerate the development of renewable energy projects and advanced biofuels in the state. UMM, in partnership with the University's College of Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS), received $50,000 to study the economics of businesses that store and supply biomass to energy facilities such as the one on the Morris campus. In addition, the University's CFANS Forestry Department received $100,000 to study the sustainability of the state's forests as a source of woody biomass for energy.

20. MSU & USU Receive Grant to Study Biofuel Sourced from Algae
Montana State University and Utah State University have received a $900,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to study the oil produced by algae, which could be a renewable source of biodiesel. The MSU and Utah State project will screen different kinds of algae to learn which species produce the most oil and which can produce those oils most efficiently.

21. Ithaca College Dining Hall Implements Trayless Tuesdays
Towers Dining Hall at Ithaca College (NY) has announced Trayless Tuesdays, a program in which the hall forgoes trays each Tuesday. The weekly program is an effort to reduce the amount of food being wasted in the dining hall.

22. Auburn U Begins Converting Vegetable Oil into Biodiesel
Auburn University (AL) has begun a program to convert used vegetable oil from campus fryers into biodiesel fuel. The AU Biosystems Engineering Department collects the oil from the new Student Center and converts it into fuel. The biodiesel is then used in trucks that transport materials to and from one of the college's rural studios.

23. College of William & Mary Funds Projects with Green Fee
The Committee on Sustainability at the College of William and Mary (VA) has awarded the first round of green fee funding to campus projects. Initial projects include additional funding for the campus recycling program, seed money for student and faculty research on solar cell development and storm water runoff, and facility improvements such as the installation of occupancy sensors and electric metering.

24. UC Boulder, Skidmore College Launch Energy Conservation Competitions
The University of Colorado at Boulder's Baker and Libby residence halls have also begun a competition to reduce electricity use. The Power Showdown, which began in October and will last three weeks, features a website that shows electricity usage in the two halls in real time, in historical time, and by a per person average. The website also contains a list of ways students can reduce their electricity use in their dorm room. Twenty prizes will be awarded to students in the winning hall that registered for the competition. Similarly, Skidmore College (NY) has launched Skidmore Unplugged, a 3 week energy conservation competition between its eight residence halls. In preparation for the competition, a Communications Design class designed a logo, brochures, a "Skidmore Unplugged" page on Facebook, a ‘Captain Kill-a-Watt’ costume, and a website that reports in real time each residence hall’s consumption of electricity.
See also: Power Showdown dashboard
See also: Skidmore article, Skidmore Unplugged dashboard, and Skidmore Unplugged homepage

25. U Mass Dartmouth Begins Energy Use Reduction Campaign
The University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth Sustainability Office has launched a new campaign to encourage the campus community to reduce the amount of energy used on campus. To launch the five month campaign, the Office of Sustainability held an event at which it announced tips on how students, staff, and faculty can reduce the amount of energy they use in dorms, offices, and on campus.

26. Dalhousie U Receives Green Purchasing Award
Dalhousie University (NS) has received the EcoLogo Environmental Stewardship Award, an award that recognizes organizations for their commitment to environmental protection through green purchasing. Dalhousie is the first university in North America to receive this award from the EcoLogo program.

27. Marlboro Colg Accepted into Co-op America's Green Business Network
Marlboro College (VT) has announced that it has been accepted into the Co-op America Green Business Network. The application was initiated by the program coordinator for Marlboro’s MBA in Managing for Sustainability. A screening committee investigated Marlboro’s familiarity with and commitment to social and environmental responsibility, looking for significant evidence of this commitment in its practices and policies.

28. LaGrange College Earns Energy Star Rating
Three residence halls at LaGrange College (GA) have earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star rating. So far, only 16 dormitories in the country, including LaGrange’s three dorms, have received the Energy Star. To earn it, a professional engineer must perform an audit on a building, measuring the energy-efficient products and practices on a 1 to 100 scale. Facilities achieving a score of 75 or higher are eligible for the award.

29. U Georgia Receives Green Cleaning Certification
The University of Georgia has become one of only two universities in the country to earn ISSA's Cleaning Industry Management Standard Certification with Honors. The University received the award for the Physical Plant Building Services Department's work in the 28 buildings on North Campus which comprise UGA's new "green corridor." The University of Michigan is the other school which has obtained this distinction.

30. UC Santa Barbara, Colorado College Win Green Cleaning Awards
Custodians at the University of California, Santa Barbara and Colorado College have received the Grand Award for their green cleaning practices as part of a contest sponsored by American School & University magazine, The Green Cleaning Network, and the Healthy Schools Campaign. The campuses will be featured in AS&U magazine's December edition.
See also: Press Release about Colorado College

New Resources

31. New Guide on Funding Mechanisms for Campus Sustainability Initiatives
AASHE has posted a new guide in its Resource Center entitled "Raise the Funds, A Student and Administrator's Guide to Funding Mechanisms for Campus Sustainability Initiatives." The new guide, which includes information on student fees, ESCO and university partnerships, endowments and internal campus banks, administrative funds, outside grants, alumni funds, and revolving loan funds. The guide was published by Campus InPower in partnership with AASHE, Breakthrough Generation, Wild Gift, and Big Ideas at Berkeley.

32. ACUPCC Voluntary Carbon Offset Protocol
The American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment has released a Voluntary Offset Protocol to guide ACUPCC institutions and others through the process of evaluating and investing in the voluntary carbon offset market. The 73 page document offers a set of 10 principles characterizing high-quality offsets.
See also: Inside Higher Ed article
See also: Chronicle of Higher Education blog post

33. Whitepaper on Writing a Climate Action Plan
EH&E has released a free whitepaper entitled “Striving for Climate Neutrality on Campus: 7 Steps to Writing a Climate Action Plan for a Reduced Carbon Footprint.” The paper describes seven distinct steps to creating a university planning document that provides a roadmap for achieving a greenhouse gas reduction target.

34. USGBC Higher Education Update
The U.S. Green Building Council has launched a new newsletter on green buildings at higher education institutions. The Higher Education Update's first issue features an introduction from the USGBC's Higher Education Sector Manager, an interview with a student from St. Mary's College of Maryland, and information on Harvard University's Green Building Resource.

Opportunities

35. 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.

36. Green Chemistry Fellowship Program
Beyond Benign invites U.S. graduate and undergraduate college and university students to apply for its Green Chemistry Outreach Fellow Program. Selected Fellows will serve as "Beyond Begign Outeach Ambassadors." As an Ambassador, the student will be the link between green chemistry and their community. They will learn about green chemistry and green chemistry applications in society; receive training on how to demonstrate green chemistry technologies to a K-12 audience through hands-on activities; engage in at least 4 outreach activities per year by visiting local schools and/or working with local community groups; and document every outreach activity according to Beyond Benign protocols.

Jobs & Internships

37. STARS Program Manager, AASHE
AASHE seeks a Program Manager to lead the development, launch, and operation of the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS). The STARS program is a broadly participatory effort to develop a system for gauging the sustainability performance of colleges and universities in the United States and Canada. The STARS Program Manager will continue to enhance collaboration among stakeholders engaged in the development, refinement, and strategic positioning of STARS; lead communications and marketing efforts for the program; work collaboratively to develop and implement a governance structure for the program; and develop and oversee STARS programs and partnerships, including training, verification, and professional development programs. A Bachelor's degree is required and 5 years of experience managing programs is preferred. Review of applications will begin December 12, 2008 and will continue until the position is filled.

38. Sustainability Director, Boston U
The Boston University (MA) Facilities Management and Planning department seeks a Sustainability Director to develop and implement a strategy to integrate sustainability principles into the operational functions of the University. S/he will communicate, inform, and promote sustainability principles and programs throughout the University, act as the campus spokesperson on sustainability, and provide outreach to local and national organizations as well as funding agencies. Qualifications include a Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Environmental Sciences, or a related field. A Master's degree is preferred.

39. Director of Campus Sustainability Programs, U North Texas
The University of North Texas invites applications for a Director of Campus Sustainability Programs to build and oversee UNT’s new Office of Sustainability. The successful candidate will provide leadership for sustainable practice efforts on campus and will report to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Director will work with faculty, staff, and students in conjunction with the Sustainability Council and will focus on the goals and objectives of the campus sustainability initiative. Qualifications include a master’s degree in a field related to sustainability. A doctoral degree is preferred. Review of applications will begin December 12, 2008.

40. Asst Prof, Env'l Mgmt & Policy, Southern New Hampshire U
The Southern New Hampshire University Department of Environment, Politics, and Society invites applications for a full-time position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Environmental Management and Policy. The ideal candidate will have an interdisciplinary environmental background with strong natural and social science components. The successful candidate will teach introductory-level courses in the natural or social sciences as part of the undergraduate general education program, and interdisciplinary undergraduate courses related to environmental management and policy. The teaching load is 7 courses per year, with an average of 3 preps per semester.

41. Asst Prof, Earth & Env'l Science, U Wisconsin Eau Claire
The Department of Geology at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Earth and Environmental Science, with an appointment that begins August 24, 2009. The primary responsibility will be to develop a laboratory and field intensive lower division Earth and Environmental Science course for general education and education students. The successful applicant will be expected to develop interdisciplinary Earth and Environmental Science curricula that will integrate with the newly developed Watershed Institute for Collaborative Environmental Studies and the Freshmen Gateway Colloquia. A completed Ph.D. in geology, environmental science or a closely related discipline is required at the time of appointment. Review of applications will begin January 15, 2009 and will continue until the position is filled.

42. 5 Positions, Energy Action Coalition
The Energy Action Coalition is seeking a Managing Director, an Online Organizer, an Outreach and Environmental Justice Director, 6 Fellows, and a Power Shift 2009 Coordinator. The Managing Director will be responsible for overseeing all staff support and management systems, managing the Washington, DC office administration, and will work closely with the Executive Director and Coalition Coordinator as a leadership team for the Energy Action Coalition. The Online Organizer will be responsible for working with the online team in developing and implementing online strategies for campaigns. The Outreach and Environmental Justice Director will provide direct support to the environmental justice and economic justice organizations within the coalition. The Power Shift 2009 Coordinator will manage a team of staff, contractors, interns and volunteers to plan power Shift 2009. Available Fellowships include a Green Jobs Fellow, a Media and Communication Fellow, Power Shift 2009 Fellows, Power Vote Fellows, a Diverse Materials Fellow, and an Anti-Oppression Fellow. Desired skills and qualifications vary. Candidates are encouraged to apply immediately; interviews will take place on a rolling basis.

Events

43. Webinar on Establishing a Campus Sustainability Program
December 3, 2008, 12:00pm and 5:00pm Eastern; Online
EH&E will offer a free webinar entitled, "Leadership's Role for Administrators in Establishing a Campus Sustainability Program." The webinar will demonstrate how responding to the challenges of climate change creates opportunities to foster a shared vision for promoting engagement of sustainability among the varied institutional stakeholders; build a management system that creates a supporting infrastructure to ensure programmatic goals can be achieved given available resources and incentives; and promote the campus as a living laboratory for sustainability by incorporating curriculum development and experiential learning. The webinar is intended for college and university Presidents, Vice Presidents, Provosts, Chancellors, Business Officers, Signatories of the ACUPCC, Directors of Facilities and Energy Management, Environmental Health and Safety Directors, and Sustainability Directors.

44. Transportation Demand Management Toolkit Conference
Feb 9 – 11, 2009; Atlanta, GA
Academic Impressions invites participants to its conference on Transportation Demand Management. Conference participants will develop a toolkit for managing traffic demand on their campuses through effective planning and implementation of transportation demand management techniques. Topics covered will include accurately assessing parking demand and campus transportation behaviors; alternative transportation and incentive programs; models for planning a pedestrian-friendly campus; tactics for cooperating with municipal agencies and integration with the municipal master plan; and criteria for choosing the most effective programs for an institution. All registrants will receive a complimentary copy of "Transportation and Sustainable Campus Communities: Issues, Examples, Solutions" by Will Toor and Spenser Havlick.

45. NWF Campus Ecology's Greener Campus Web Conference Series
February 12, February 19, March 12, 2009; Online
The National Wildlife Federation's Campus Ecology Program invites participants in its Greener Campus Conference Series. The upcoming web conference series includes "Climate and Global Warming Policy – What Role can Higher Education Play?," "Habitat Restoration and Protection – How Campuses Can Support Healthy Habitats and Conserve Resources," and "Onsite Renewable Energy – Wind, Solar, and Geothermal." Each conference features three to four speakers and provides a question and answer session to encourage discussion among the participants and speakers.

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