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NEWS
Buildings 1. Unity U House Achieves LEED Platinum
2. Yale U Med School Earns LEED Gold
3. U Rhode Island Opens Science Building
4. CSU Monterey Bay Opens Green Library
5. Drexel U Commits to Green Globes Building Rating System
6. Mars Hill College Receives Grant for Green Building
7. Bunker Hill CC Building Receives Green Design Award
Climate 8. UBC, UCSD Partner to Reduce Emissions with Green IT
9. Yale U School Purchases Carbon Offsets
Co-Curricular Education 10. North Carolina State U Names Sustainability as Spring Semester Theme
Community Engagement 11. South Dakota State U Installs Wind Turbines for K-12 Schools
Curriculum 12. U South Florida to Offer Ph.D.s Focused on Sustainable Communities
13. Central Carolina CC Launches Biofuels Degree Program
Dining Services 14. Bethel College Opens Fair-Trade Coffee Shop
15. UW Whitewater Goes Trayless
Energy 16. Oregon State U Students Exercise to Generate Power
17. Connecticut College Offsets 100% of Energy Usage with Wind
18. Emory Installs Solar Panels on Graduate Housing
19. Brevard College Receives 5K Grant for Solar Thermal Installation
20. Saginaw Valley State U Students Build Wind & Solar Charging Station
Funding 21. U North Carolina Approves Green Fee Renewal
Grounds 22. 29 U.S. Colleges Named 'Tree Campus USA'
Planning 23. Montana State U Long Range Plan Features Sustainability
Purchasing 24. U Western Ontario Switches to FSC-Certified Paper
Research 25. Yale Announces First Grants for Sustainability Research
26. U Maryland Helps Fund Portable Wind Turbine Development
27. Humboldt State U Expands Solar Radiation Data Collection Site
Sustainability Institutionalization 28. Illinois State U Releases Sustainability Report
29. Portland State U Announces EcoWiki
30. NMSU Launches Green Challenge, Online Sustainability Guide
Sustainability Staffing 31. Georgia Tech Hires Institute for Sustainable Systems Director
32. Indiana U Libraries Names Sustainability Officer
33. Agnes Scott College Hires Sustainability Fellow
Trademark Licensing 34. U Wisconsin Drops Apparel Contract Due to Poor Labor Practices
Transportation 35. Luther College Purchases 3 Electric Vehicles
36. U Central Florida Adds Solar-Powered Electric Vehicle to Campus Fleet
Waste 37. U Calgary Starts Waste Reduction Campaign & Composting Prgm

NEW RESOURCES
38. AASHE Interview Series: Dir of Sustainability, U Calgary
39. World Watch Magazine – Free Online Access for Professors & Students

OPPORTUNITIES
40. Opportunity for Campuses to Host a Climate Corps Fellow
41. AASHE Member Discount on Campus Rideshare System Set-up
42. Dell Social Innovation Competition
43. Power Down for the Planet
44. Sustainable Practices Summer Program
45. Experiential Education & Sustainability – Faculty Workshop in Thailand

JOBS & INTERNSHIPS
46. Director, Office of Sustainability, U Florida
47. Director, Pollution Prevention Inst, Rochester Inst of Technology
48. Director, Center for the Environment, Mount Holyoke College
49. Prof, Design for Sustainability, Savannah College of Art & Design
50. Visiting Professor, Environmental Studies, Williams College
51. Lecturer, Environmental Policy, U Southern California
52. Spring Sustainability Internships, Sustainable Endowments Institute

EVENTS
53. Become a Carbon Zero Hero Webinar
54. AASHE Sustainability Across the Curriculum Leadership Workshop
55. CFP: Greening of the Campus VIII: Embracing Change
56. Urban Sustainable Design Workshop

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News

Buildings

1. Unity U House Achieves LEED Platinum
Unity House, the home for the President of Unity College (ME), has received LEED Platinum certification. The 1,930 square foot home features a passive solar design, solar panel heating, high-efficiency appliances, and low-flow water fixtures.

2. Yale U Med School Earns LEED Gold
The Yale University (CT) Amistad Street Building has been awarded LEED Gold certification. The structure, which houses the School of Medicine, features bike racks and showers, locally produced and recycled content construction materials, a storm water collection system, ultra low-flow lavatories, dual flush water toilets, and occupancy sensors.
See also: List of Green Science Buildings

3. U Rhode Island Opens Science Building
The Center for Biotechnology and Life Sciences at the University of Rhode Island has officially opened. The 140,000 square-foot facility, which is registered for LEED Silver certification, features a green roof, a rain garden, a stormwater treatment system, daylight harvesting technologies, and an energy efficient heating and cooling system.

4. CSU Monterey Bay Opens Green Library
California State University, Monterey Bay has opened a new $64 million library that was designed to achieve LEED Silver certification. The 136,151 square-foot building features natural daylighting and a rainwater collection system that irrigates nearby plants.
See also: List of Green Campus Libraries

5. Drexel U Commits to Green Globes Building Rating System
Drexel University (PA) has announced that it has become the first university in the country to commit to using the Green Globes green building rating system for all new construction and existing campus buildings. The system assesses existing buildings and construction projects for energy efficiency and effects on the environment. The third-party independent assessment process is usually completed one year after occupancy, and will result in a ranking based on Green Globes metrics. The results of all assessments will be posted on the website of Drexel’s sustainability program, “Drexel Green,” and will be available to the public for inspection.

6. Mars Hill College Receives Grant for Green Building
Mars Hill College (NC) has a received a $60,000 Green Building Initiative grant from the Kresge Foundation to be used toward design and planning costs for Day Hall. The College plans to seek LEED Platinum certification for the 36,000 square-foot multi-purpose building, which is currently in the planning stages.

7. Bunker Hill CC Building Receives Green Design Award
The 48,000-square-foot Health and Wellness Center under construction at Bunker Hill Community College (MA) has received a 2008 Green Design Concept Award from the Education Design Showcase, which will be featured in the College Planning & Management Magazine. The awards go to buildings under construction that will meet or exceed high standards of sustainability. The new structure, at an estimated cost of $22.7 million, will feature large south-facing windows, natural daylighting, a stormwater management system, a white roof, and recycled content containing materials.

Climate

8. UBC, UCSD Partner to Reduce Emissions with Green IT
The University of British Columbia, the University of California, San Diego, and Prompt, Inc, a non-profit corporation that fosters research and development, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together to reduce greenhouse gas emissions on their campuses while developing information technology that improves energy efficiency and reduces the impact of emissions on climate change. The MOU stipulates that signatories will explore a system whereby “carbon offsets earned through a variety of GHG reduction mechanisms” would be traded between participating institutions in exchange for access to cyber-infrastructure resources, including, for example, grid computational cycles, wide area network bandwidth, other virtual services and even research funding. The initial collaboration focuses on university emissions, but signatories believe it will set the stage for longer-term initiatives that will have an impact well beyond their campuses.

9. Yale U School Purchases Carbon Offsets
The Yale University (CT) School of Forestry and Environmental Studies has purchased carbon offsets to compensate for the air miles traveled by FES students on school-related trips in 2008. The offsets purchased will fund two carbon offset projects: a Pennsylvania family farm that captures methane gas released by manure, and uses it to generate electricity and heat and a New York landfill that traps and destroys methane gas. The two projects will compensate for 1.25 million pounds of carbon dioxide.

Co-Curricular Education

10. North Carolina State U Names Sustainability as Spring Semester Theme
North Carolina State University has announced that its spring semester theme will focus on sustainability. Called "S.E.E. NC State," the semester will feature events that focus on the three dimensions of sustainability: society, economy, and environment. Events will include e-waste recycling, an environmental movie series, an Energy Fair, a Lake Raleigh clean up, and a concert featuring local and regional bands.

Community Engagement

11. South Dakota State U Installs Wind Turbines for K-12 Schools
South Dakota State University faculty members and students have begun providing technical assistance to the Wind for Schools program which places wind turbines at K-12 schools throughout the state. The program provides K-12 schools with residential-sized wind turbines to use as working laboratories and college-level students with the opportunity to obtain hands-on engineering experience.

Curriculum

12. U South Florida to Offer Ph.D.s Focused on Sustainable Communities
The University of South Florida Board of Governors has approved new doctoral programs in history, government, and sociology. The three programs are linked and will focus on sustainable healthy communities in a global context. The programs will discuss global security, population growth, land-use development, and the international financial crisis.

13. Central Carolina CC Launches Biofuels Degree Program
Central Carolina Community College (NC) has launched a new Associate's in Applied Sciences Degree program in Alternative Energy Technology. The biofuels degree curriculum includes biofuels analytics, biofuels waste management, bioprocessing practices, chemistry, math, and renewable energy technology. Its interdisciplinary approach also requires students to take courses in electrical control systems, welding, pumps and piping systems, and small business development.
See also: CCCC Biofuels Program homepage

Dining Services

14. Bethel College Opens Fair-Trade Coffee Shop
Bethel College (KS) has opened a coffee shop in the lounge of one of its residence halls. The shop features fair trade coffee, tea, and hot chocolate. The shop was initiated and is run by two Bethel students in an effort to increase a sense of student community within the building.

15. UW Whitewater Goes Trayless
The University of Wisconsin, Whitewater has stopped offering trays at Esker Dining Hall, Drumlin Market, and the eateries in the James R. Conner University Center. The dining halls implemented the initiative after the successful pilot program, Trayless Tuesdays. The University estimates that it will save approximately 192,000 gallons of water.

Energy

16. Oregon State U Students Exercise to Generate Power
Oregon State University has begun converting the energy generated by exercise machines into electricity. The University has retrofitted 22 elliptical machines to generate electricity that is fed back into the power grid. The effort will produce an estimated 3,500 kilowatt hours of electricity in a year. The initiative was funded by an $8.50 per semester student green fee.

17. Connecticut College Offsets 100% of Energy Usage with Wind
Connecticut College has purchased wind renewable energy certificates to compensate for 100 percent of the College´s annual electricity consumption. This marks the third year the College has offset energy consumption by nearly 100 percent.

18. Emory Installs Solar Panels on Graduate Housing
Emory University has installed a 2 kW solar array on the roof of a nearby graduate housing complex. The complex will open in the fall of 2009.
See also: List of Solar Panels on Campus

19. Brevard College Receives 5K Grant for Solar Thermal Installation
Brevard College (NC) has received a $5,000 grant from the Katherine Preyer Foundation for the installation of a solar thermal heating system in its dining hall. The grant will be used to attract matching funds to finance the remainder of the project.

20. Saginaw Valley State U Students Build Wind & Solar Charging Station
A group of four Saginaw Valley State University (MI) students have built a wind and solar charging station for an electric golf cart on campus. The mobile station consists of a small wooden shed that features solar panels, a wind turbine, and 6-volt batteries to store the energy when it's not in use. To charge the cart, users plug it into an outlet in the shed overnight, which gives the cart sufficient energy needed to make its normal runs of two to three hours per day.

Funding

21. U North Carolina Approves Green Fee Renewal
Students at the University of North Carolina have approved the renewal and expansion of the existing $4 per semester renewable energy student fee. 83 percent of students voting approved the fee and fee expansion, which allows funds to be used for energy efficiency projects on campus.
See also: List of Mandatory Student Fees for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

Grounds

22. 29 U.S. Colleges Named 'Tree Campus USA'
Twenty-nine schools from across the United States have earned Tree Campus USA status from the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation for their dedication to campus forestry management and environmental stewardship. The 29 schools recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation make up the initial Tree Campus USA class. Tree Campus USA is a new national program launched by the Arbor Day Foundation and aims to honor colleges and universities that engage in best tree-care and sustainability practices. To receive Tree Campus USA recognition, schools are required to meet five core standards of tree care and community engagement. Those standards are: establishing a campus tree advisory committee; evidence of a campus tree-care plan; verification of dedicated annual expenditures on the campus tree-care plan; involvement in an Arbor Day observance; and the institution of a service-learning project aimed at engaging the student body.

Planning

23. Montana State U Long Range Plan Features Sustainability
Montana State University has released its Long Range Campus Development Plan, and sustainable practices, principles, and strategies are woven throughout the document. Specifically, sustainability is included as a Guiding Principle and is also incorporated into architecture, open space, land use, landscape, and signage principles. The Plan also describes MSU’s current sustainability initiatives, activities, and memberships, and includes a section on how sustainable practices will be included with implementation of the Plan.
See also: List of Master Plans that Incorporate Sustainability

Purchasing

24. U Western Ontario Switches to FSC-Certified Paper
The University of Western Ontario has switched to Forest Stewardship Council-certified paper. The Purchasing Department tested the new paper last May within the Graphic Services Department and expanded the initiative to the entire campus this spring.
See also: List of Paper Procurement Policies

Research

25. Yale Announces First Grants for Sustainability Research
The Yale University (CT) School of Architecture has selected five projects to receive the inaugural grants from the Hines Research Fund for Advanced Sustainability in Architecture. The winning proposals fall into three thematic areas: constructional methods and materials, particularly in terms of reducing both embodied energy and the energy consumed by building systems; development of climate responsive building types; and analysis/optimization of energy behaviors in buildings. All proposals are committed to expanding academic research and educational opportunities for students.

26. U Maryland Helps Fund Portable Wind Turbine Development
The University of Maryland's Maryland Industrial Partnerships Program is providing $1.4 million, with participating companies donating a total of $3.4 million, to support research in the laboratories of participating University System of Maryland faculty who work with company researches. As part of the Program, $51,000 has been allocated to help ProParts LLC of Baltimore to develop low-wind, low-cost wind turbines that can be mounted in residential or urban markets and portable turbines for military applications.

27. Humboldt State U Expands Solar Radiation Data Collection Site
Humboldt State University (CA) has purchased a third Eppley Precision Spectral Pyranometer to add to its Solar Radiation Monitoring Station project, making the site one of the primary data-collecting locations for solar radiation. HSU partnered with the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to become a data-collecting site for solar radiation in 2006.

Sustainability Institutionalization

28. Illinois State U Releases Sustainability Report
Illinois State University has released its first ever Sustainability Progress Report. The report covers fiscal year 2008 and highlights various campus efforts in the areas of energy efficiency, water conservation, waste reduction, recycling, and grounds and facilities operations. Academic initiatives are also covered, including sustainability-themed courses in various academic departments, faculty research, and campus-wide efforts to promote civic engagement by students.
See also: ISU 2008 Sustainability Progress Report

29. Portland State U Announces EcoWiki
Portland State University (OR) has launched "EcoWiki," a website that aims to help students, faculty, and staff form connections and share news related to sustainability on the PSU campus. Participants can ask questions, network, and brainstorm on the new site.
See also: PSU EcoWiki homepage

30. NMSU Launches Green Challenge, Online Sustainability Guide
Northwest Missouri State University has begun the "Reduce Your Paw Print Challenge," an initiative that challenges students to reduce their environmental footprint on campus. As part of the initiative, students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to recycle and to reduce their energy usage on campus. NMSU has also launched an online Sustainability Guide that provides advice on how to save energy, reduce waste, reuse items, and recycle on and off campus.
See also: NMSU Online Sustainability Guide

Sustainability Staffing

31. Georgia Tech Hires Institute for Sustainable Systems Director
Georgia Institute of Technology has hired John C. Crittenden, Ph.D., as a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Sustainable Systems and Director of the Brook Byers Institute for Sustainable Systems. In addition, he is also slated to fill the Hightower Chair in Sustainable Systems pending Board of Regents approval. Dr. Crittenden has received multiple awards for his research in the treatment and removal of hazardous materials from drinking and groundwater. He also has designed and received copyrights on computer software programs that analyze various pollution and absorption methods.

32. Indiana U Libraries Names Sustainability Officer
The Indiana University Library System has named Kathy McCarnes to the newly formed position of Sustainability Officer. The System also plans to form a permanent task force that would promote the use of recycled paper and aid the transformation to more efficient technologies to eliminate wasted energy. McCarnes is tasked with heading the committee and encouraging sustainable practices within the IU Libraries System.

33. Agnes Scott College Hires Sustainability Fellow
Agnes Scott College (GA) has hired Lies Van Bekkum as its first Sustainability Fellow. Van Bekkum’s role as Agnes Scott’s Sustainability Fellow is shared with the city of Decatur where she works closely with the city’s new Environmental Sustainability Board. Van Bekkum, born and raised in the Netherlands, graduated from ASG in 2008 with a degree in Psychology.

Trademark Licensing

34. U Wisconsin Drops Apparel Contract Due to Poor Labor Practices
The University of Wisconsin has announced that it will not renew an apparel contract with Russell Athletic due to questions concerning labor practices at the company's Honduras factory. UW requires that its suppliers agree to a code of conduct that includes provisions for freedom of association, which is meant to protect worker rights.

Transportation

35. Luther College Purchases 3 Electric Vehicles
Luther College (IA) has added three new electric vehicles to its campus fleet. The purchases are part of the campus's plan to reduce its carbon emissions by 50 percent.

36. U Central Florida Adds Solar-Powered Electric Vehicle to Campus Fleet
The University of Central Florida has purchased its second eco-friendly vehicle. The new electric car, which can travel up to 15 miles per day, has been retrofitted to run on solar power alone. Three solar panels were installed on the roof of the vehicle and produce the needed 72V to run it.

Waste

37. U Calgary Starts Waste Reduction Campaign & Composting Prgm
The University of Calgary (AB) has begun the Erase the Waste challenge. As part of the program, students and staff are being encouraged to reduce their waste by 200 grams per week. The University estimates that if each person on campus reduces his/her garbage by that much, six tons of waste will be prevented from going to the landfill each week. To achieve the reduction, the University has launched its first campus-wide composting program. 17 new multi-purpose collection bins have been placed throughout campus. In addition, 200 new recycling bins for beverage containers and paper have been added to the campus. Throughout the campaign, the Office of Sustainability is also offering free workshops for staff and faculty on sustainable procurement, recycling, and ways to reduce waste in the office.

New Resources

38. AASHE Interview Series: Dir of Sustainability, U Calgary
AASHE has posted a new interview as part of its Interview Series with campus sustainability professionals. In this installment, Joanne Perdue, the Director of Sustainability for the University of Calgary (AB), offers advice to new Sustainability Officers and discusses how U of C is integrating sustainability into the curricula, incorporating the social dimension of sustainability into its procurement plan, and funding sustainability efforts on campus.

39. World Watch Magazine – Free Online Access for Professors & Students
The World Watch Institute is offering free online access to the World Watch magazine to professors and students so that they can easily integrate the magazine articles into course studies. The magazine covers environmental events and sustainability issues. To obtain access, email Juliane at jdiamond@worldwatch.org.

Opportunities

40. Opportunity for Campuses to Host a Climate Corps Fellow
The Environmental Defense Fund and Net Impact are seeking campus hosts for the 2009 Climate Corps Fellows program. Fellows are MBA students with a strong background in finance or engineering who spend their summers on-site at host organizations, conducting detailed analyses of energy reduction opportunities in lighting, computer equipment, heating and cooling systems, and datacenters. They work to produce a detailed, actionable investment and implementation plan that helps hosts cut costs and reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. Last year, the Climate Corps Fellows identified 110 million kilowatt hours of electricity savings at companies like Yahoo!, Cisco, and Intuit.

41. AASHE Member Discount on Campus Rideshare System Set-up
RideShark is offering AASHE members a 20 percent discount on the set-up of any new campus rideshare system for their college or university. RideShark's ridematching system allows students, staff, and faculty to find compatible carpool or vanpool matches, as well as walking, cycling, and transit ‘buddies’. Additional modules are available to enable users to track their commuting emissions and to monitor carpool or vanpool participation.

42. Dell Social Innovation Competition
Dell, in partnership with the University of Texas at Austin, invites students from any college or university in the world to enter their ideas to change the world to its Social Innovation Competition. The venture should exist primarily to address a significant social problem, incorporate a quantifiable social return, and be financially viable. The grand prize is $50,000, and all entries addressing environmental sustainability are eligible to win a special $10,000 prize.

43. Power Down for the Planet
Climate Savers Computing, in collaboration with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star program, invite higher education institutions to take part in "Power Down for the Planet," a challenge program designed to encourage universities and their campus communities to reduce their own IT power consumption and get their students, faculty, and staff involved in the fight against climate change. The challenge includes a month long competition to see which university can recruit the largest percentage of their campus community to pledge support to Climate Savers Computing. The pledge challenge will kick off on March 23 and conclude on April 17, 2009. The challenge winner and the collective results of all participants will be announced on Earth Day, April 22, 2009. In addition to the pledge challenge, students have the opportunity to create and submit a video that tells the Climate Savers Computing story. The winning videos will be selected based on a combination of content and relevance, as judged by Climate Savers Computing representatives. The winners of the student viral video challenge will receive technology prizes.

44. Sustainable Practices Summer Program
The Audubon Expedition Institute invites applications for its Sustainable Practices Summer Program, to take place June 1 – 22, 2009. Participants will explore sustainable practices and how they relate to their individual lives, to the greater society, and ecological systems. Topics of discussion will include alternative fuels for vehicles, composting and the basics of biologically active soil, agricultural seed diversity, gray-water systems, and passive solar design. All participants will grow and cook organic food, use sustainable technologies, and live out of doors for the duration of the program. Students will be expected to complete reading and writing projects one week before and one week after the program.

45. Experiential Education & Sustainability – Faculty Workshop in Thailand
The International Sustainable Development Studies Institute invites faculty to participate in a 7 day summer workshop entitled, "Experiential Education and Sustainability." The workshop will focus on using case studies from the experience of ISDSI and other organizations to give participants practical experience with and a solid working knowledge of the key issues involved in teaching experiential field-based courses.

Jobs & Internships

46. Director, Office of Sustainability, U Florida
The University of Florida seeks a Director of its Office of Sustainability. The Director is responsible for the overall management of the Office of Sustainability including the supervision of its staff, the development of reports, programs, and policies related to operational sustainability for university facilities and infrastructure; funding initiatives; and the development and execution of an outreach program and strategic communication plan. The Director will work in close conjunction with Academic Affairs, which is responsible for the development of programs and policies relating to sustainability in teaching and research on campus, as well as the Joint Sustainability Committee. A Master's degree in an appropriate area of specialization and six years of appropriate experience are required. The deadline for applications is May 4, 2009.

47. Director, Pollution Prevention Inst, Rochester Inst of Technology
Rochester Institute of Technology seeks a Director for its New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (P2I) at the Golisano Institute for Sustainability. The Director will supervise research and analysis of targeted industry sectors, Direct P2I staff to conduct research and direct assistance projects, edit and provide guidance to reports and presentations, and evaluate proposed projects to ensure alignment with P2I priorities. A minimum of five years of experience in a technical P2 position and ten years of related work experience is required. The position is open until filled.

48. Director, Center for the Environment, Mount Holyoke College
Mount Holyoke College (MA) invites applications for the position of Leslie and Sarah Miller Director of the Center for the Environment. Reporting to the Dean of Faculty, the Director will head the Center and will be tasked with overseeing and expanding the College's curricular and programmatic initiatives in environmental education and campus sustainability. The Director will play a leadership role in helping to build upon and highlight the College's long-standing commitment to environmental awareness and engagement. A Ph.D. is required. Review of applications will begin on February 25, 2009.

49. Prof, Design for Sustainability, Savannah College of Art & Design
The Savannah College of Art and Design (GA) seeks candidates for a full-time faculty position to teach graduate level courses in the newly established interdisciplinary program: Sustainability Design. Qualified candidates should have a terminal degree or its equivalent in one or more of the following disciplines: Industrial Design, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Architecture, Environmental Science, or related fields. The successful applicant will have demonstrated substantial teaching experience at the college level, strong written and verbal communication skills, and experience in the coordination, organization, and implementation of innovative programs. Primary teaching responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: sustainable practices applied across the disciplines; product, systems and building developments; sustainable materials; and applications and processes used in manufacturing and across disciplines. The position is open until filled.

50. Visiting Professor, Environmental Studies, Williams College
The Williams College (MA) Center for Environmental Studies is looking for candidates to fill the Class of 1946 Visiting Professorship in Environmental Studies for 2009-10. The position will ideally be year-long, with the candidate offering a class in U.S. environmental law during one semester and a class in international environmental law in the following semester. Applications are due March 27, 2009.

51. Lecturer, Environmental Policy, U Southern California
The University of Southern California is seeking applicants for a non-tenure-track Lecturer position on the policy side of Environmental Studies. The successful candidate will teach both undergraduate courses and graduate courses in a developing MA degree program. The candidate will also serve as Graduate Advisor. A Ph.D. in a field related to environmental policy and planning is required.

52. Spring Sustainability Internships, Sustainable Endowments Institute
The Sustainable Endowments Institute is seeking highly motivated and reliable individuals for part-time spring internships. Interns will help lay the groundwork for producing the College Sustainability Report Card 2010. The internship will last approximately 12 weeks, starting in March 2009. Flexible scheduling arrangements would be considered in certain circumstances. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Full-time Summer Research Fellowships are also available.

Events

53. Become a Carbon Zero Hero Webinar
March 11, 2009; 2 – 3 pm Eastern
EYP is offering "Become A Carbon Zero Hero," a free webinar in which EYP experts will explain energy efficiency initiatives that can result in significant greenhouse gas emissions reductions and have a positive impact on an institution’s budget. Participants will discover easy-to-implement, cost-effective initiatives that can reduce a campus's carbon footprint; learn how to create a pilot action plan that can result in immediate energy cost savings; and take away the right tools to begin the process productively and cost effectively.

54. AASHE Sustainability Across the Curriculum Leadership Workshop
June 11-12, 2009; San Diego State University
AASHE's Sustainability Across the Curriculum Leadership workshops are for faculty leaders of all disciplines who wish to develop curriculum change programs around sustainability on their campuses. Through an intensive two days of presentations, exercises, discussions, reflection, and planning, participants will become familiar with the philosophy of change in higher education developed through the Ponderosa Project at Northern Arizona University and adapted at Emory in the Piedmont Project. Participants will also experience of range of workshop strategies, hear local experts, enjoy outdoor place-based activities, and dialogue with faculty from around the country as they gain help in adapting this model to their own campus. The workshop leaders, Peggy Barlett and Geoffrey Chase, are editors of Sustainability on Campus: Stories and Strategies for Change and have helped more than 250 faculty revise courses in a wide array of disciplines. Workshop tuition is $420 for AASHE members and $485 for non-members. Applications to participate are due March 20, 2009.

55. CFP: Greening of the Campus VIII: Embracing Change
September 20 -23; 2009; Indianapolis, IN
Ball State University (IN), in partnership with AASHE, announces a Call for Papers for Greening of the Campus VIII: Embracing Change. Abstracts for conference papers, posters, workshops, panels, forums, special activities, and pre- or post-conference events are invited. Topics may range from the practical day-to-day management of the physical plant to green curriculum development and green utilization of campus resources. The deadline for submissions is March 30, 2009.

56. Urban Sustainable Design Workshop
June 16 – August 12, 2009; Chicago, IL
The Foresight Design Initiative is offering a summer workshop called the Urban Sustainable Design Studio. The workshop is designed to empower participants to become better sustainable innovators through a unique, experiential learning program. Through an intensive mix of weekly readings, field trips, guest speakers, and hands-on project work, attendees will learn about the sector and delve into the innovation process. Graduates of the program will leave with a deeper understanding of sustainability, the potential of design to analyze and address systemic issues, and the many opportunities for, and barriers to, influencing change. The program is for students, recent graduates and young professionals. The early decision application deadline is April 13, 2009.

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