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Table of Contents for 1/12/09:

NEWS
1. Ithaca College to Launch Sustainability Major and Minor
2. Arizona State U Graduates First Master's in Sustainability Candidate
3. Louisiana State U Hires Campus Sustainability Manager
4. U Michigan, UW La Crosse Launch Sustainability Websites
5. Illinois State U Dedicates Center for Renewable Energy
6. SUNY Canton Implements 4-Day Academic Schedule
7. U Colorado Boulder Campaign Collects 40 Tons of Recycling
8. Bristol CC Partners on Renewable Energy Workforce Development
9. Philadelphia Inquirer Covers College Programs for Laid-off Workers
10. U Kentucky Dining Halls Offer More Local Foods
11. Northland College Eliminates Cafeteria Trays
12. Saint Xavier U Res Hall Receives LEED Gold
13. U Hawaii at Manoa Medical School Receives LEED Certification
14. MUM Sustainable Living Center Receives Kresge Foundation Grant
15. Plymouth State U Residence Hall Wins Award for Green Design
16. U Arkansas Signs Energy Performance Contract
17. Nicholls State U Implements Energy Conservation Measures
18. U Denver Begins Green Vehicle Incentive Program
19. Pace U Converts Fleet to Use Extended Performance Oil Filter
20. Western State College Receives Grants for Solar Projects
21. Dalhousie U to Receive Grant for TDM
22. Loras College Receives Energy Efficiency Rebates
23. Saint Augustine's College Wins Bin Grant, Begins Recycling Initiative
24. Dalhousie U Launches Electronics Recycling Program
25. U New Haven Receives Biodiesel Grant

NEW RESOURCES
26. New Issue of Sustainability: The Journal of Record
27. Best Practices for College Unions & Student Activities
28. New Issue of The Journal of Ecopedagogy

OPPORTUNITIES
29. Course: Sustainability - The Challenge of Changing Our Institutions
30. Green Chemistry Outreach Fellow Program

JOBS & INTERNSHIPS
31. Several Positions, Sustainability Programs, Portland State U
32. Sustainability Coordinator, Unity College
33. Faculty, Sustainability Initiative, Kean U
34. Scholar, Sustainability of Human-Env Interactions, Dickinson College
35. Professor, Sustainable Design, Philadelphia U
36. Program Mgr, Advancing Green Building Initiative, Second Nature
37. Fellowship, Environmental Studies, Furman U
38. Fellowship, Environmental Studies, Centre College
39. Fellowship, Environmental Studies, Centenary College of Louisiana
40. Assoc/Full Prof, Intl Energy and/or Env'l Policy, Johns Hopkins U
41. Assist/Assoc Prof, Env'l Science, Richard Stockton College of NJ
42. Internships, Second Nature

EVENTS
43. Transportation Demand Management Toolkit Conference
44. Webcast: Three Simple Steps to a Carbon Neutrality Plan

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News

1. Ithaca College to Launch Sustainability Major and Minor
Ithaca College (NY) has received a $500,000 grant from a New York based bank to support the development of a new sustainability major and minor at the College. The two new programs are tentatively scheduled to begin in fall 2009. The grant will also subsidize scholarships and fellowships, an internship and research fund for projects, and a scholar-in-residence program.
See also: List of Bachelor's Degree Programs in Sustainability (AASHE members only)
See also: List of Minors in Sustainability (AASHE members only)

2. Arizona State U Graduates First Master's in Sustainability Candidate
Arizona State University awarded its first ever master’s degree in sustainability at its fall commencement ceremonies. The new graduate, Brigitte Bavousett, received her degree from the university’s School of Sustainability, the first degree-granting institution of its kind in the nation.
See also: List of Master's Degree Programs in Sustainability (AASHE members only)

3. Louisiana State U Hires Campus Sustainability Manager
Louisiana State University has hired Denise Scribner as the institution's first Campus Sustainability Coordinator. Housed within LSU's Department of Facility Services, the new hire will be responsible for cataloging existing eco-friendly initiatives around campus and spearheading new ways to cut back on waste and carbon emissions. Scribner will also research grant opportunities relating to sustainability and coordinate campus and community relations in order to communicate LSU’s ongoing efforts to the faculty, students, staff and Baton Rouge area.
See also: Directory of Campus Sustainability/Environmental Officers (AASHE members only)

4. U Michigan, UW La Crosse Launch Sustainability Websites
The University of Michigan has launched a campus sustainability website. Links on the site provide information about on-campus recycling, energy-conservation, green student groups, and sustainability-related research projects and academic offerings. The Graham Institute and the Department of Occupational Safety and Environmental Health co-sponsored the project, which took about a year to complete and involved more than 20 people. The University of Wisconsin, La Crosse has also launched a new sustainability website, which will serve as a clearinghouse for news, events, campus projects, resources, and information relating to sustainability and environmental literacy both on and off campus. The new site features a blog, podcasts, and information on UW-L's Joint Committee on Environmental Sustainability.
See also: UM Campus Sustainability Website
See also: UW-L Story
See also: UW-L Sustainability Website
See also: List of Campus Sustainability Websites (AASHE members only)

5. Illinois State U Dedicates Center for Renewable Energy
Illinois State University has dedicated its new Center for Renewable Energy. The Center coordinates education, outreach, and research efforts on wind, solar, bio-fuel and other alternative energy sources. In addition, the Center brings together faculty from several academic disciplines and colleges at ISU to support the University’s renewable energy major, provide the public with objective research-based information on renewable energy, and facilitate applied research through collaborations with other universities. The Center was established through a grant awarded by the Department of Energy.

6. SUNY Canton Implements 4-Day Academic Schedule
The State University of New York at Canton has switched to a 4-day academic schedule in an effort to cut operating costs and increase sustainability across campus. Portions of College’s workforce will also work on a four-day schedule, but buildings such as the library, fitness center, and admissions office will remain open on the fifth day.

7. U Colorado Boulder Campaign Collects 40 Tons of Recycling
The University of Colorado at Boulder's "Ralphie's Green Stampede," a home football game recycling campaign, resulted in 40 tons of recyclable and compostable materials in 2008 season. More than 800 people in 11 organizational units helped to cut waste by 30 percent during the six home games. During the last 4 games of the season, over 80 percent of the stadium's waste was composted or recycled. Additionally, 300 gallons of used vegetable oil was converted into biodiesel by the University.
See also: New York Times blog post

8. Bristol CC Partners on Renewable Energy Workforce Development
Bristol Community College (MA) has partnered with a local business to begin teaching potential workers about renewable energy and the processes used to produce it. A total of 15 students will be taught operational functions for turbine prototypes and tidal turbine technology in a course that looks at how tidal power can be harnessed to create energy. Overseen by BCC's Center for Business and Industry, the green jobs program is supported through a $5,000 training grant from the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts and the Southeastern Environmental Education Alliance. The six-week training is being marketed to women, minorities, and blue collar workers who live nearby.

9. Philadelphia Inquirer Covers College Programs for Laid-off Workers (link no longer available)
The Philadelphia Inquirer has published an article on the increasing number of Pennsylvania and New Jersey colleges waiving tuition for laid-off workers. The article mentions programs at Burlington County College (NJ), Montgomery County Community College (PA), Delaware County Community College (PA), Bucks County Community College (PA), Camden County College (NJ), Gloucester County College (NJ), and the Community College of Philadelphia (PA).

10. U Kentucky Dining Halls Offer More Local Foods
The University of Kentucky has announced plans to expand its partnership with Kentucky food producers in 2009. UK aims to expand the amount of locally grown produce purchased from $60,000 in 2007-2008 to $500,000 in 2009. Additionally, UK has partnered with a local diary provider to purchase fresh milk from pasture grazing cows that are not supplemented with hormones to increase milk production to be used in campus dining facilities.

11. Northland College Eliminates Cafeteria Trays
Northland College (WI) has eliminated the use of trays in its cafeteria. The new initiative aims to cut down on food waste and to save water, energy, time, and dish soap. In the fall semester, the College began Tray-less Tuesdays, an initiative that saved 138 gallons of water each Tuesday by not offering trays to students. Now, Northland is extending the policy for the other six days of the week.

12. Saint Xavier U Res Hall Receives LEED Gold
Saint Xavier University's (IL) Agatha O'Brien Hall has received LEED Gold certification. The new 36,664 square foot residence hall features natural and mechanical ventilation, a 50-foot high circular glass stair tower that draws tempered air to assist in summer night pre-cooling and winter heating, and a solar reflection system on the roof. In addition, 100 percent of the building's energy use is being offset by renewable energy sources.
See also: List of Green Residence Halls (AASHE members only)

13. U Hawaii at Manoa Medical School Receives LEED Certification
The John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa has received LEED certification. The building features low-flow fixtures, occupant sensors, green cleaning products, and light shelves over windows that reflect sunlight inside the building.

14. MUM Sustainable Living Center Receives Kresge Foundation Grant
The Maharishi University of Management (IA) has received a $50,000 grant from the Kresge Foundation Green Building Initiative to help plan the Sustainable Living Center on campus. Construction for the Sustainable Living Center is already underway, and the structure is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2009.

15. Plymouth State U Residence Hall Wins Award for Green Design
Plymouth State University’s (NH) newest residential life building, Langdon Woods, has earned the Judges’ Choice recipient in the ‘Building as a Teaching Tool’ category in College Planning and Management’s ‘2008 Green Education Design Showcase.’ The award is published in the November 2008 editions of both "College Planning and Management" and "School Planning and Management." The judges noted that because of Langdon Woods environmental sustainability features, it is more than a campus building. Langdon Woods is also a LEED Gold certified building.

16. U Arkansas Signs Energy Performance Contract
The University of Arkansas has awarded a $20.9 million contract to Energy Systems Group of Evansville, Indiana to design and install facility improvements that reduce energy consumption and address deferred maintenance issues in 56 buildings on the Fayetteville campus. The contract marks the first phase of a campus-wide energy savings and facility modernization program. The energy performance agreement between ESG and the University guarantees that energy savings over a 13-year period will cover the cost of building improvements. ESG will reduce the university’s total annual energy consumption on campus by 30 percent. ESG will make key energy conservation improvements to the buildings over a two-year period, beginning in early 2009. Renovations will include the installation of more efficient lighting, heating and cooling systems, water conservation equipment, and a solar-powered heater for the swimming pool in the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building. In addition, ESG will work with university relations to provide a campus-wide communications campaign about initiatives to save energy.

17. Nicholls State U Implements Energy Conservation Measures
Nicholls State University (LA) has implemented several new policies in an effort to conserve energy and cut costs. New measures include no longer lighting tennis courts, turning off the campus fountain and campus monument, and turning off Christmas lights on campus.

18. U Denver Begins Green Vehicle Incentive Program
The University of Denver (CO) has begun a pilot program to designate 12 premium parking spots as parking for environmental friendly vehicles only. The new program aims to reward commuters who purchase environmentally friendly cars, serve as a reminder to those who are not driving fuel-efficient cars, and provide LEED certification points for the nearby residence hall.

19. Pace U Converts Fleet to Use Extended Performance Oil Filter
Pace University (NY) has converted its fleet of campus vehicles to use an extended performance oil filter. The new filter allows the vehicles to travel 24,000 miles before needing an oil change, saving an estimated 650 gallons of motor oil and over 30% in oil-related maintenance costs within a 12 to 18 month period. Campus cars, vans, and buses were all included in the conversion.

20. Western State College Receives Grants for Solar Projects
Western State College (CO) has received a $15,000 and a $7,500 grant to support the installation of solar panels for electricity and hot water in the College’s Kelley Hall. The solar electricity system will provide between 5 to 10 percent of building’s electrical requirements and the solar thermal system will be used to heat the boiler. WSC received the funding from the Governor's Energy Office Solar Rebate Program.
See also: List of Campus Solar Installations

21. Dalhousie U to Receive Grant for TDM
Dalhousie University (NS) will receive a contribution of up to $15,000 for a project to reduce single car occupancy travel to and from campus, and to identify ways to increase the use of bicycles. The funding is the result of the "Moving on Sustainable Transportation" program implemented by the government of Canada.

22. Loras College Receives Energy Efficiency Rebates
Loras College (IA) has received a $327,000 rebate from Alliant Energy for energy conservation in the College's new Athletic and Wellness Center. The structure features energy efficient heating and cooling systems, a lighting system that optimizes natural light, glazed windows, and roof and wall insulation. The College reduced expected electricity consumption by more than 72 percent, saving more than 2,340,599 kWh of electricity in one year.

23. Saint Augustine's College Wins Bin Grant, Begins Recycling Initiative
Saint Augustine's College (NC) has implemented a new recycling initiative on campus. The “Falcons Go Green” project seeks to reduce waste on campus, promote the recycling of materials, and maintain and promote a clean and environmentally conscious campus through a comprehensive education campaign. The initiative is the result of a grant awarded to Saint Augustine's by the National Recycling Coalition. The NRC's Bin Grant Program seeks to jump-start or expand recycling programs.

24. Dalhousie U Launches Electronics Recycling Program
Dalhousie University (NS) has launched a new electronics recycling program, dubbed, "e-recycling." Dalhousie departments can arrange for pick-up of electronic products— such as old or broken desktop computers, monitors, laptops, printers, and televisions— that no longer have reuse potential. The service is offered free of charge and is activated by filling out an online form. Once the material is collected, Information Technology Services erases the memory to ensure privacy. Then, the old and out-of-date materials are transported to a depot where metals, glass, and plastic are separated and recycled into new products.

25. U New Haven Receives Biodiesel Grant
The University of New Haven (CT) has received a $135,276 grant from the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology to expand its biodiesel research. The main objective of the UNH study is to identify species of algae from Long Island Sound that could be harvested or cultivated to produce biodiesel. A professor and a group of students plan to collect phytoplankton, identify and analyze the species collected, and attempt to find a viable algae source.

New Resources

26. New Issue of Sustainability: The Journal of Record
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc has released the December 2008 issue of Sustainability: The Journal of Record. This month's issue features an editorial by L. Hunter Lovins, President of Natural Capitalism Solutions; a roundtable on integrating sustainability into the higher education curriculum; the AASHE Student Award-Winning Paper, "Converting Food Waste to Biogas;" and an interview with David Kepler, the Chief Sustainability Officer at Dow.

27. Best Practices for College Unions & Student Activities
The Association of College Unions International (ACUI) has released a new online publication entitled, "Sustainability Smarts: Best Practices for College Unions and Student Activities." The publication covers green cleaning, fair trade, car-sharing programs, sustainability ratings and rankings, and using technology to connect with students about sustainability.
See also: ACUI press release

28. New Issue of The Journal of Ecopedagogy
The Ecopedagogy Association International has published its latest issue of Green Theory & Praxis: The Journal of Ecopedagogy. The scholarly journal presents research papers and essays on ecological politics and culture, ecocriticism, the critique of social structures, and sustainability education. The current issues includes such papers as, "Toward an Ecopedagogy of Children's Environmental Literature," "Understanding the Ideology of the Earth Liberation Front," and "Capitalist Discipline and Ecological Discipline."

Opportunities

29. Course: Sustainability – The Challenge of Changing Our Institutions
The Harvard Green Campus Initiative invites participants in its spring 2009 course, "Sustainability – The Challenge of Changing Our Institutions." The course aims to address the real life challenges of environmental sustainability by building change agent capacities of students who operate within a myriad of institutional and other contexts. The course, which begins January 28, 2009, can be taken in the classroom or online via the Harvard Extension School Distance Learning Program.

30. Green Chemistry Outreach Fellow Program
Beyond Benign invites undergraduate and graduate students in the U.S. to apply for its 2008-2009 Green Chemistry Outreach Fellows Program. Students will work as "Ambassadors" and will talk about green chemistry to a wide range of audiences and express the importance and necessity of a sustainable world through science. As an Ambassador, the student will be the link between green chemistry and their community. Ambassadors do not have to be scientists, but should be energetic and be able to talk to a wide audience with enthusiasm.

Jobs & Internships

31. Several Positions, Sustainability Programs, Portland State U
Portland State University (OR) is recruiting internationally recognized scholars committed to sustainability scholarship for tenure-track positions beginning fall 2009. Successful faculty candidates will receive a tenure-track appointment in the most appropriate department or program and will also become an affiliated member of the University's interdisciplinary Center for Sustainable Processes and Practices. Open faculty positions include Architecture and Sustainable Design, Ecohydrologic Systems/Green Infrastructure, Education and Sustainability, Energy Efficiency and Green Buildings, Green Transportation: Energy Infrastructure, and Social Health and Sustainability. Open leadership positions include Director of the PSU Center for Sustainable Processes and Practices and Director of Development for Sustainable Initiatives.

32. Sustainability Coordinator, Unity College
Unity College (ME) is seeking a Sustainability Coordinator to identify and then oversee the implementation of key activities and technologies that will advance carbon neutrality as one major piece of a comprehensive campus sustainability program. In addition, the Coordinator will further develop, implement, and supervise ongoing sustainability initiatives that demonstrate a “best practices” sustainable community. This includes organic agriculture and animal husbandry, composting, recycling, sustainable building, and green design. Qualifications include an advanced degree in sustainability, environmental policy or a related field, and an understanding of and experience in the field of environmental studies. Training in energy and climate emissions accounting is highly desirable. Review of applications will begin January 19, 2009 and will continue until the position is filled.

33. Faculty, Sustainability Initiative, Kean U
Kean University (NJ) seeks candidates for a full time, tenure-track faculty position for the Sustainability Initiative within the College of Natural, Applied and Health Sciences. Responsibilities include teaching; coordinating a new Bachelor of Science degree program in Sustainability Science; planning the Sustainability Initiative; overseeing the hiring and evaluation of faculty; and leading program evaluation. The anticipated start date is September 1, 2009. A Ph.D. in an environmental field related to sustainability and experience in resource conservation and sustainability are required. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

34. Scholar, Sustainability of Human-Env Interactions, Dickinson College
Dickinson College (PA) invites applications for an 18-month Visiting Postdoctoral Scholar in Sustainability of Human-Environment Interactions to begin August 2009. The successful candidate will carry out a research project using spatial concepts and geographic information science methods (e.g. GIS) to explore questions about human interactions with the environment and implications for sustainability. The research project should be broadly interdisciplinary and address questions at the interface of at least two of the following: humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. Projects are sought with a focus on problems related to food systems and sustainable agriculture or land use change impacts on biogeochemical cycles and other ecosystem goods and services of watersheds, but proposals of projects on other aspects of human-environment interactions will also be considered. To be eligible, candidates should have received a doctoral degree in 2004 or later, or expect to successfully defend a dissertation no later than August 2009. Candidates should also have demonstrated expertise with geographic information systems (GIS), a record of research that applies spatial analysis to problems of human-environment interactions, and teaching experience. Applications received by February 2, 2009, will receive full consideration. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

35. Professor, Sustainable Design, Philadelphia U
Philadelphia University (PA) seeks a Professor of Sustainable Design. S/he will be responsible for co-teaching graduate studios in sustainable Design with a focus on integrated design, teaching lecture/lab courses in an area of expertise, and pursuing research and/or practice. A degree in Architecture and/or a degree in Engineering is required and candidates with direct experience with sustainable buildings and LEED accreditation are preferred. The position is open until filled.

36. Program Mgr, Advancing Green Building Initiative, Second Nature
Second Nature seeks a Program Manager of the Advancing Green Building Initiative. Under the leadership of the President and Vice President and reporting to the Director of Strategic Initiatives, the Program Manager for the Advancing Green Building initiative will manage Second Nature’s involvement in outreach and education to advance green building in higher education across the United States. In particular, the Program Manager – working with other Second Nature staff and its partners – will build new outreach and education activities and manage the implementation of these activities. Qualifications include a graduate degree in Sustainability, Sustainable Development, Environmental Studies, Architecture, Communications, Management, or a related field. Desired fields of expertise include higher education, sustainability, and education for sustainability.

37. Fellowship, Environmental Studies, Furman U
Furman University (SC) seeks candidates for a two-year, full-time Post-Doctoral Fellowship in its interdisciplinary Center for Sustainability. The appointment will be for the academic years 2009-2010 and 2010-2011. The starting date is August 2009. The successful candidate will have a research agenda that supports Furman's developing primary thematic areas for our Center for Sustainability: nature-society dynamics, ecological design and planning, and place-based documentation of environmental change and human response. The candidate will teach up to three courses per year and be mentored by senior environmental studies faculty. A Ph.D. earned within the last five years is required. Priority will be given to applications received by February 4, 2009.

38. Fellowship, Environmental Studies, Centre College
Centre College (KY) seeks candidates for a two-year teaching post-doctoral fellowship in environmental studies beginning August 2009. The successful candidate will be trained in either environmental policy or ethics and, each year, will team-teach an interdisciplinary introductory course, an upper-level course in an area of the fellow's expertise, and a third course of the fellow's choosing. A Ph.D. with specialization in environmental policy, environmental ethics, or environmental studies awarded within the last five years is required. Review of applications will begin January 31, 2009.

39. Fellowship, Environmental Studies, Centenary College of Louisiana
Centenary College of Louisiana invites applications for a two-year post-doctoral fellowship position in Environmental Studies beginning fall 2009. Responsibilities will include teaching 3 courses per academic year, working with existing faculty to improve environmental studies offerings, and conducting research. A Ph.D. in Environmental Studies or in a related field, a strong interest in teaching, and a commitment to scholarship are required. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, with review beginning February 2, 2009.

40. Assoc/Full Prof, Intl Energy and/or Env'l Policy, Johns Hopkins U
The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of the Johns Hopkins University (DC) is seeking to fill a tenured position at the level of associate or full professor of international energy and/or environmental policy studies. The ideal candidate will have a record of outstanding academic research and excellence in teaching, and a PhD in an appropriate field. Preference will be given to applicants with an interest in traditional and alternative energy technologies, the geopolitics of energy, or the environment. The successful candidate will direct a program in energy, environment, and other related areas at SAIS. The application review period will begin on February 1, 2009 and will remain open until the position is filled.

41. Assist/Assoc Prof, Env'l Science, Richard Stockton College of NJ
The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor position in Environmental Science/Land Use Planning. The successful candidate will direct a new Professional Science Master's degree program. A Ph.D. is required and post-doctoral experience is desirable. Screening will begin in early February 2009.

42. Internships, Second Nature
Second Nature is seeking students from minority backgrounds to work on multiple projects involving sustainability in higher education as part of its Diversity Interns Program. Interns will conduct research, gather information, and assist with the development of several new national programs focused on advancing green building at under-resourced colleges and universities (including minority-serving institutions and community colleges). This work may also include assisting with Second Nature’s other strategic initiatives, including the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) and the Higher Education Association’s Sustainability Consortium (HEASC). Graduate students are invited to apply, and very capable seniors and recent graduates will also be considered. This invitation is only open to minority students, including African American, Hispanic, or Native American students. Minority women are especially encouraged to apply.

Events

43. 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.

44. Webcast: Three Simple Steps to a Carbon Neutrality Plan
February 26, 2009; 1:00 – 2:30 pm Eastern; Online
Academic Impressions will host "Three Simple Steps to a Carbon Neutrality Plan." During the webcast, Dave Newport, Director of the Environmental Center at University of Colorado, will discuss specific tools and concepts that will help you determine a carbon neutrality action plan for individual campuses. Attendees will learn how to create an accurate carbon inventory; evaluate carbon mitigation options; quickly project future emissions; and determine a carbon neutral action plan and date quantitatively.

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