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Table of Contents for 2/9/09:

NEWS
Buildings 1. 3 Vanderbilt U Res Halls Receive LEED Gold
2. Dickinson College Science Complex Receives LEED Gold
3. Case Western Reserve U Residence Hall Earns LEED Silver
4. U Georgia Plans 'World’s Most Sustainable Teaching & Research Lab'
Campus Sustainability in the Media 5. Chronicle of Higher Ed Posts Blog Series on Campus Sustainability
Co-Curricular Education 6. Dalhousie U Competes with Acadia U & Trent U in Green Challenge
Community Engagement 7. Michigan State U Partners to Promote Green Efforts
8. Notre Dame Helps the Poor with New Recycling Program
Curriculum 9. Baldwin Wallace College Launches Sustainability Major
Dining Services 10. UW Eau Claire Donates Unused Food, Replaces Trays with Plates
Energy 11. Lee College Signs Energy Contract under Clinton Climate Initiative
12. Princeton U Installs Solar System on Library Roof
13. Ball State U Saves Energy by Turning Off Lights
Faculty and Staff Development 14. Dickinson Offers Sustainability Curriculum Dev Grants & Workshop
Grounds 15. U Delaware Creates Sustainable Landscapes Website
Planning 16. Boston College Master Plan Features Sustainability
Policy and Legislation 17. Sustainability Named a Top State Policy Issue for Higher Ed
Sustainability Institutionalization 18. U Kentucky Approves Sustainability Policy
19. St. Petersburg College Opens Office for Sustainability
Sustainability Staffing 20. U Michigan Names Dir of Graham Env'l Sustainability Institute
21. George Washington U Hires Sustainability Director
22. U Wisconsin Oshkosh Names Director of Sustainability
Transportation 23. Western Washington U Opens Sustainable Travel Information Desk
24. U Idaho Purchases 5 Electric Vehicles
25. U New Hampshire Buys Electric Vehicle
Other News 26. MUM Students Build/Install Several Green Projects
27. Campus Sustainability Leader Earns Rhodes Scholarship

NEW RESOURCES
28. Webcast: Solutions for the First 100 Days
29. EPEAT Electronic Purchasing Policies
30. AASHE Interview Series: Green Fees Coord, Southern Energy Network

JOBS & INTERNSHIPS
31. Manager, Env'l Stewardship & Sustainability Office, U Washington
32. Coordinator, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State U
33. Chair, Masters of Arts in Env'l Studies, Prescott College
34. Canada Research Chair, Sustainable Dev, Thompson Rivers U
35. Postdoc Fellow, Env'l Studies & Sustainability, Washington & Lee U
36. Visiting Fellow, Energy, Drexel U
37. Assistant Professor, Sustainability, Slippery Rock U
38. Adjunct Instructor, Sustainability, St. Petersburg College
39. Director of Development, Solar College Initiative

EVENTS
40. Transportation Demand Management Toolkit Conference
41. Lean and Green: The Sustainability Path in a Tough Economy

News

Buildings

1. 3 Vanderbilt U Res Halls Receive LEED Gold
Vanderbilt University's (TN) Stambaugh, Hank Ingram, and Murray Houses have received LEED Gold certification. Totaling more than 175,000 square-feet, and costing approximately $40 million, the new structures feature a green housekeeping program, a free ride to work program with Nashville's Metro Transit Authority, 26.4 percent recycled content in construction, and a diversion rate of over 74 percent of demolition and construction waste from landfills.
See also: List of Green Residence Halls (AASHE members only)

2. Dickinson College Science Complex Receives LEED Gold
The Dickinson College (PA) Rector Science Complex, Stuart and James halls, have achieved LEED Gold certification. Completed last spring, Stuart and James halls feature a 30 percent reduction in water use, high-efficiency windows, exterior sun shading, interior light harvesting, occupancy sensors, and interior sunshades. The 90,000 square-foot building also contains four enthalpy heat wheel recovery mechanical systems.
See also: List of Green Science Buildings (AASHE members only)

3. Case Western Reserve U Residence Hall Earns LEED Silver
Case Western Reserve University's (OH) Village at 115 residence hall complex has received LEED Silver certification. The residence hall, which opened in 2005, features efficient heating, lighting, and water systems; energy-efficient windows, walls, and roof systems; and recycled and regionally manufactured building materials. The structure uses 40 percent less energy annually than a similar conventional building.

4. U Georgia Plans 'World’s Most Sustainable Teaching & Research Lab'
The University of Georgia has begun planning what it anticipates will be the "World’s most Sustainable Teaching and Research Laboratory." The building, which will house the Odum School of Ecology, is being designed with the following elements in mind: pedagogy, biodiversity, livability, energy, water, and nutrient cycling. The building will feature indoor greenhouses, terrariums, aquariums, and eco-machines for wetland ecologies; rainwater collected from the roof and purified water from the eco-machine will feed the stream and be used for on-site irrigation; and a green roof will be planted in conjunction with lab curriculum to attract desired species. In addition, the structure is designed to face solar south, 100 percent of all interior spaces will be naturally daylit, and solar panels will be the primary energy source for the school.

Campus Sustainability in the Media

5. Chronicle of Higher Ed Posts Blog Series on Campus Sustainability
The Chronicle of Higher Education has posted four guest blogs by Steve Bellona, Hamilton College's (IA) Associate Vice President for Facilities and Planning. Posts include, "How to Help Sustainability Survive the Downturn," "Justifying Energy-Saving Projects as Energy Prices Tumble," "Education and Feedback are Keys to Sustainability," and "Are Sustainability's Costs Prohibitive? No."
See also: Justifying Energy-Saving Projects as Energy Prices Tumble
See also: Education and Feedback Are Keys to Sustainability
See also: Are Sustainability's Costs Prohibitive? No.

Co-Curricular Education

6. Dalhousie U Competes with Acadia U & Trent U in Green Challenge
Acadia University (NS) and Dalhousie University (NS) issued a challenge to each other to perform the same number of acts of green as the number of students enrolled at each institution through the One Million Acts of Green program, an initiative that aims to mobilize Canadians to perform one million acts of green collectively. An "act of green" is described as an opportunity to help the environment. This include tasks such as doing laundry in cold water, using a refillable coffee mug, walking to school, recycling electronics, buying a hybrid vehicle, or installing a solar panel. The Acadia and Dalhousie challenge began in January and was supposed to last until April 15, but both Universities reached their goal on the first day of the competition. As a result, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and The Hour, the two entities that created the program, proposed a new challenge between Dalhousie and Trent University (ON), two of the most active groups on the One Million Acts of Green website. Dalhousie is aiming for 55,000 acts and Trent, at about half the size of the Dalhousie, is aiming for 30,000. The first school to reach its goal will be declared the winner.
See also: Dalhousie U Press Release
See also: Dalhousie U Press Release 2

Community Engagement

7. Michigan State U Partners to Promote Green Efforts
Michigan State University, News/Talk 760 WJR, and MLive.com have begun a partnership to more broadly communicate sustainability efforts in the Great Lakes region. MSU and Detroit radio station WJR are currently collaborating on “Greening of the Great Lakes,” a Web site and a radio program that focus on all aspects of sustainability. The new partnership includes direct links to MLive.com’s environmental page. Topics range from the construction of green buildings to the development of energy-efficient automobiles to the creation of the biofuels.

8. Notre Dame Helps the Poor with New Recycling Program
The University of Notre Dame (IN) has begun a new recycling program on campus that aims to help the environment and the poor. The Miraculous Metals recycling program allows ND students to collect aluminum cans and donate them to the Catholic Worker House, a shelter that takes in the homeless on freezing nights during the winter. The shelter then exchanges the scrap aluminum for funds. The new recycling program has been launched in the dorms, and the University hopes to expand it to off-campus housing and to the South Bend community in the near future.

Curriculum

9. Baldwin Wallace College Launches Sustainability Major
Baldwin Wallace College (OH) has launched a new undergraduate major in sustainability. The new interdisciplinary major has six components: a mandatory introductory course; introductory core courses in the natural sciences, social sciences, and the humanities or business administration; an upper-level track in those same areas; an experiential component such as an internship with a corporation; a capstone course; and assignment and interaction with a local professional mentor.
See also: B-W Sustainability Program Requirements
See also: List of Bachelors Degree Programs in Sustainability

Dining Services

10. UW Eau Claire Donates Unused Food, Replaces Trays with Plates
The University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire has begun a program to donate unused food to the local homeless shelters. All non-self-serve or publically accessible food is given to the Campus Kitchens Project which donates the food to local shelters. In addition, UW-Eau Claire has replaced cafeteria trays with regular-sized plates in an effort to reduce food waste.

Energy

11. Lee College Signs Energy Contract under Clinton Climate Initiative
Lee College (TX) has signed an Energy Performance Contract with Johnson Controls under the Clinton Climate Initiative's Energy Efficiency Building Retrofit Program. The program brings together many of the world's largest cities, real estate firms, financial institutions, and energy service companies in an effort to reduce energy consumption in existing buildings. Signatories of the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment are eligible to participate in the program thanks to a partnership between the Commitment and Clinton Climate Initiative. Officials believe that Lee College is the first higher education institution to sign a contract in the CCI program. When complete, all 35 of Lee College's facilities will be retrofitted. Specific improvements include adding a building management system and installing energy efficient heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and lighting products. Upon completion, the College expects to reduce its total electric consumption by approximately 35 percent and its energy and water costs by 32 percent.
See also: ACUPCC and CCI Partnership Description and FAQs

12. Princeton U Installs Solar System on Library Roof
Princeton University (NJ) has installed a solar system on the roof of the building that houses the Research Collections and Preservation Consortium. Princeton, Columbia University (NY), and the New York Public Library are serving as hosts for the system, which features 5,000 photovoltaic panels that have the capacity to produce 370 kW of power.
See also: List of On-Campus Solar Installations

13. Ball State U Saves Energy by Turning Off Lights
Ball State University (IN) custodians have begun turning off lights after their nightly cleanings in an effort to reduce energy use and spending. The initiative began after a 4 percent budget cut by the Indiana State Government.

Faculty and Staff Development

14. Dickinson Offers Sustainability Curriculum Dev Grants & Workshop
The Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education (CESE) at Dickinson College (PA) has announced an internal sustainability curriculum development program, the Environmental Education Fund (EEF), now available to all teaching staff. Curriculum, professional, and student-faculty development grants are competitively available to assist faculty in enhancing and creating environmentally and sustainability-related course content with emphasis on transdisciplinary, co-curricular, farm/biodiesel, watershed, global education, and community service projects. Projects will be funded based on their scholarly or creative merit and potential to advance knowledge about the effects of humans' actions on the environment. In addition, Dickinson College has announced an internal faculty development workshop that will allow a select group of faculty from across the curriculum to discuss the integration of the environment into college courses. Participants will explore methodologies by which the Dickinson community can meaningfully integrate sustainability through a variety of approaches, including place-based study, experiential learning, and multi-disciplinary team teaching.
See also: List of Sustainability Faculty Development Workshops (AASHE members only)

Grounds

15. U Delaware Creates Sustainable Landscapes Website
The University of Delaware Botanic Gardens has launched a new website on sustainable landscapes. The new site explains why sustainable landscaping is beneficial and is divided into five categories: soils, hydrology, vegetation, human wellness, and materials. The website is based on the document, "Sustainable Landscape Practices," which was created by the UD Botanic Gardens Advisory Board's Green Initiatives subcommittee.
See also: UD Botanic Gardens Sustainable Landscapes Website
See also: UD Report on Sustainable Landscape Practices

Planning

16. Boston College Master Plan Features Sustainability
Boston College (MA) has dedicated a chapter of its Institutional Master Plan (IMP) to sustainability issues. The IMP lists several campus sustainability goals, including seeking LEED certification for all new buildings and developing and adopting a Sustainability Policy and Plan within one year. The IMP has not yet been approved, but the University is already moving forward with its goals. Retrofits have begun in several campus buildings.
See also: BC IMP – Chapter 10: Environmental Sustainability (link no longer available)
See also: List of Master Plans that Incorporate Sustainability

Policy and Legislation

17. Sustainability Named a Top State Policy Issue for Higher Ed
The American Association of State Colleges and University listed sustainability as a top state policy issue for higher education in its recent publication titled, "Top 10 State Policy Issues for Higher Education in 2009." The paper discusses the impact of gas prices on commuter students and institutions, the increase in renewable energy installations, and the possibility of 2009 federal and state policy actions that could accelerate campus sustainability projects and fund campus-based research endeavors.

Sustainability Institutionalization

18. U Kentucky Approves Sustainability Policy (link no longer available)
The University of Kentucky has approved a University Sustainability Policy, committing the institution to take steps towards reducing its carbon emissions and corresponding socio-economic problems. The policy calls upon all levels and constituencies of the University to participate in a continuous and on-going effort to institute the teaching, research, and practice of sustainability and to establish an institutional culture of sustainability. The document discusses sustainability in the areas of leadership, research, education, community engagement, administration, operations, unit planning, funding, accountability, and reporting.
See also:
UK Statement on Sustainability Policy
See also: List of Campus Sustainability/Environmental Policies (AASHE members only)

19. St. Petersburg College Opens Office for Sustainability
St. Petersburg College (FL) has opened an Office for Sustainability. The new Office aims to provide assistance and direction as SPC implements environmental education programs, student activities, and corporate training. The Office will also work on projects related to energy and natural resource conservation, green buildings, carbon emissions, and recycling. SPC has also begun offering several new sustainability-focused courses and has integrated sustainability-focused tracks in its Parks and Leisure Services program, Management Technology A.S. degree, Architectural Design and Construction Technology Associates A.S. degree, and Environmental Science Technology A.S. degree. In 2009, the College of Technology and Management plans to offer a Bachelors of Science degree in Sustainability Management, which will focus on sustainable business strategies, legal aspects of sustainability, and sustainability in built and natural environments.

Sustainability Staffing

20. U Michigan Names Dir of Graham Env'l Sustainability Institute
University of Michigan aquatic ecologist Donald Scavia, an internationally recognized expert on coastal "dead zones," has been named the new director of the University's Graham Environmental Sustainability Institute. Scavia, a professor of natural resources and environment and director of the Michigan Sea Grant Program, has studied the Great Lakes and other coastal ecosystems for more than three decades. He joined the U-M faculty in 2004 after serving as chief scientist for the U.S. National Ocean Service. The Graham Environmental Sustainability Institute was launched in 2005 and supports multidisciplinary research and education related to environmental sustainability. It awards research grants, fellowships and scholarships, and it sponsors academic programs. The institute focuses on six key issues: energy; freshwater and marine resources; human health and the environment; biodiversity and global change; sustainable infrastructure, built environment and manufacturing; and environmental policymaking and human behavior.

21. George Washington U Hires Sustainability Director
George Washington University (DC) has hired Meghan Chapple-Brown as the University's first Director of the Office of Sustainability. Chapple-Brown will coordinate operational activities university-wide under a collaborative plan that aims to maximize GW’s environmental efficiency at its two campuses in Washington, D.C. and Ashburn, VA. The new Director will also work with the GW Office of Planning and Environmental Management to help create a comprehensive climate neutrality plan, which will target the reduction of greenhouse gases, and work with an academic task force looking at innovative curriculum in sustainability.
See also: Directory of Campus Sustainability/Environmental Officers (AASHE members only)

22. U Wisconsin Oshkosh Names Director of Sustainability
The University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh has appointed Almut Beringer as the University's first Director of Sustainability. Dr. Beringer will lead the effort to carry out goals outlined in the Campus Sustainability Plan, which was unveiled in April 2008, and will also work with the provost on incorporating sustainability into the curriculum. She will report jointly to the Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services and the Interim Provost. Dr. Beringer previously served as a senior research fellow for the Sustainable University Project at the University of Lüneburg in Germany.

Transportation

23. Western Washington U Opens Sustainable Travel Information Desk
Western Washington University has introduced a new travel desk that aims to help students find cheaper and more sustainable travel options regionally and locally. The desk, which is staffed by WWU's Sustainable Transportation program, provides information about how students can travel around the Bellingham and Puget Sound area via the bus system, biking, walking, or hiking.

24. U Idaho Purchases 5 Electric Vehicles
The University of Idaho has purchased 5 new electric vehicles for its campus fleet. The two cars and three trucks will be used by Facilities Services, Housing, and Parking and Transportation Services staff. The fully electric-powered vehicles can drive distances of 40-50 miles on a single charge and can reach a top speed of 25 miles per hour.

25. U New Hampshire Buys Electric Vehicle
The University of New Hampshire Housing Department has purchased an electric truck. The new truck replaces a gas vehicle that was previously used by the department. The truck has a top speed of 25 miles per hour and can go from zero to 20 in five seconds. It can travel upwards of 60 miles before the battery, which is good for 25,000 miles, needs recharging. The vehicle has zero tailpipe emissions, does not require any gas, and needs 90 percent less maintenance than gas-fired cars.

Other News

26. MUM Students Build/Install Several Green Projects
A group of Maharishi University of Management (IA) Sustainable Living students have constructed and/or installed several green projects on campus. The projects include a wood-fired brick oven capable of making 20-30 loaves of bread at a time, a solar collector that is circulated into the classroom to provide warmth without the use of fossil fuels, a website the monitors the energy performance of their classrooms, a solar hot water heater, and a "living machine" that illustrates how a natural, living system can filter waste water. The system is a small-scale model of the sort of living machine that could be used to purify a home, office complex, or an entire city.

27. Campus Sustainability Leader Earns Rhodes Scholarship
Oberlin College (OH) senior and environmental activist, Lucas Brown, has received a Rhodes Scholarship. Brown, along with two other students, designed and financed the SEED (Student Experiment in Ecological Design) house at Oberlin, an Oberlin-owned duplex that a group of students renovated to be more environmentally friendly. As a result of the changes made to the house, the students cut energy costs in half. Brown will begin a Masters in Economics program at Oxford University this fall.

New Resources

28. Webcast: Solutions for the First 100 Days
The National Teach-In has posted "Solutions for the First 100 Days," a 50 minute webcast that focuses on the recommendations from The Presidential Climate Action Project, an initiative based out of the University of Colorado that lays out an agenda for the first 100 days of the new administration to put the U.S. on a path to stabilizing the climate. There are two versions of the webcast: one for campuses and one for faith audiences. The campus version of the production includes a discussion of the National Wildlife Federation's "Chill Out" competition. The National Teach-In has also posted a list of discussion questions to supplement the webcast.

29. EPEAT Electronic Purchasing Policies
AASHE has posted a new resource that highlights higher education institutions that have adopted formal purchasing policies which incorporate the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) into the requirements for new computer purchases. EPEAT, which was developed by the Zero Waste Alliance with a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, evaluates computers on criteria related to energy efficiency, the reduction and elimination of environmentally sensitive materials, materials selection, design for end-of-life, product longevity and life cycle extension, end-of-life management, corporate performance, and packaging characteristics.

30. AASHE Interview Series: Green Fees Coord, Southern Energy Network
AASHE has posted a new installment of its sustainability leaders Interview Series. The latest interview is with Zachary Keith, a University of Florida alum who is working with the Southern Energy Network to get a student green fee passed for the University System in Florida. In the interview, Keith discuss the setbacks, challenges, and lessons learned he and other have encountered in the process towards getting a green fee approved.

Jobs & Internships

31. Manager, Env'l Stewardship & Sustainability Office, U Washington
The University of Washington is seeking a temporary, full-time employee responsible for managing the UW Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability Office. The Manager will oversee the day-to-day operation of the Office, the development and completion of the Climate Action Plan, the preparation and completion of reports, the creation and responses to inquiries, and the implementation of decisions and activities arising from the Environmental Stewardship Advisory Committee. The Manager should have experience managing and leading in a diverse environment, have excellent project management skills, have knowledge and experience with use of quality improvement methods, and be highly effective in working with many different people and functions. The successful applicants should also have a Bachelors degree in a relevant field or equivalent experience. An MBA is preferred. The position is open until filled.

32. Coordinator, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State U
The Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University seeks a Coordinator for the Sustainable Business Practices office. Under general supervision, the Coordinator is responsible for facilitating the implementation of several campus sustainability projects, including but not limited to the coordination of sustainability efforts at all four University campuses, the advancement of a network linking and enhancing opportunities to integrate academic work and applied campus sustainability, the development and implementation of goals related to carbon neutrality and zero waste for the campuses, and the assessment of campus sustainability efforts. Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment and 3 years of related experience or any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities have been achieved. Applications are due February 10, 2009.

33. Chair, Masters of Arts in Env'l Studies, Prescott College
Prescott College (AZ) seeks to fill a full-time graduate faculty position in Environmental Studies pending budget authorization. The area of disciplinary expertise is open, but preference will be given to candidates whose work demonstrates the ability to apply quantitative and/or natural science methodologies within the interdisciplinary field of critical Environmental Studies. The successful candidate should have the administrative and academic experience required to serve as the Chair of Environmental Studies in the Master of Arts Program. General responsibilities include overseeing academic aspects of the graduate program in Environmental Studies including overseeing the work of Associate Faculty in a collegial atmosphere; serving as Core Faculty, overseeing the work of graduate students and their advisors; and designing workshops, seminars, online learning environments, and other educational opportunities for students and faculty. Qualifications include a minimum of 3 years of teaching experience at a post secondary level, a demonstrated ability to develop and implement innovative educational programs, and an earned doctorate in an area relevant to the interdisciplinary field of Environmental Studies. Review of applications will begin February 15, 2009 and will continue until position is filled.

34. Canada Research Chair, Sustainable Dev, Thompson Rivers U
Thompson Rivers University (BC) is seeking expressions of interest for a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in sustainable development. The Chair will be an associate professor or professor in an appropriate academic department, play a vital leadership role in stimulating interdisciplinary research among colleagues at TRU, and will guide student research. Review of applications will begin March 1, 2009 and will continue until the position is filled.

35. Postdoc Fellow, Env'l Studies & Sustainability, Washington & Lee U
Washington & Lee University (VA) announces an opening for an Environmental Studies and Sustainability Post-Doctoral Fellowship. The area of expertise is open, but applicants with interests in the social sciences and humanities with an interest in interdisciplinary approaches to sustainability are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will teach core courses and electives related to their expertise in the Environmental Studies curriculum. The role of the Postdoctoral Fellow will be to enhance the treatment of sustainability in the Environmental Studies curriculum and to further integrate the Environmental Studies program with our other interdisciplinary programs. The Fellow position is funded by a grant to the Associated Colleges of the South from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the starting date is July 1, 2009. Applications will be accepted until February 15, 2009.

36. Visiting Fellow, Energy, Drexel U
Drexel University (PA) invites applications for a Visiting Fellow in Energy. The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. or other appropriate terminal degree in the humanities, social sciences, or public policy with expertise in the following areas: energy and environmental sustainability; energy policy, U.S. and global; energy markets and regulation; and alternative energy sources and technologies. The Visiting Fellow will serve as part of a teaching team for three courses over the 12-month appointment, and will provide part-time administrative assistance to the Director of the program. The position will begin August 31, 2009. The review of applications will begin March 1, 2009 and will continue until the position is filled.

37. Assistant Professor, Sustainability, Slippery Rock U
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania seeks an Assistant Professor of Sustainability in the Department of Geography, Geology, and the Environment. The selected candidate will be responsible for teaching introductory environmental courses, upper division courses in her/his area of expertise, and contributing to the department’s newly developed Master of Science in Sustainable Systems. Preference will be given to candidates who also demonstrate the ability to teach one or more of the following courses: Principles of Sustainability, Energy and Society, Green Building Design, and Planning for Sustainable Communities. A Ph.D. at time of appointment is required. Review of complete application materials will begin on March 13, 2009 and will continue until the position is filled.

38. Adjunct Instructor, Sustainability, St. Petersburg College
St. Petersburg College (FL) invites applications for an Adjunct Instructor position in Sustainability. A Masters or Doctorate degree with 18 credits hours in management with a focus on sustainability, construction, and/or environmental management coursework is required. Responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate level courses in the Technology Management Program and developing both classroom and online courses. The position is open until filled.

39. Director of Development, Solar College Initiative
The Solar College Initiative seeks an immediately available, experienced, mission-driven, and dynamic Director of Development to lead all aspects of fund-raising for the organization. The successful applicant will design and drive development efforts to meet revenue goals from a variety of sources including foundations, corporations, individuals, government, and events. Working closely with the Senior Management Team to build the organization’s growth strategy, the Director of Development will ensure that fund-raising strategies align with the goals and direction set forth in the strategic plan and guarantee organization-wide financial sustainability. Qualifications include at least 7 years of demonstrated success building and leading the development function in fast-paced, entrepreneurial nonprofit organizations; substantial experience designing and implementing comprehensive fund-raising plans; and a Bachelors degree or equivalent. An advanced degree is preferred. The deadline to apply is February 15, 2009.

Events

40. 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.

41. Lean and Green: The Sustainability Path in a Tough Economy
May 27 - 29, 2009; Boston, MA
Academic Impressions will host "Lean and Green: The Sustainability Path in a Tough Economy," a conference that will offer sustainability coordinators and those charged with organizing sustainability efforts across campus the skills to create a roadmap for promoting a culture of sustainability on campus. The conference will teach participants how to develop and increase sustainability efforts, think and plan strategically for carbon neutrality, develop creative financing strategies for sustainability initiatives, implement innovative strategies for engaging students, faculty, and staff, and track the progress of sustainability efforts on campus.

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