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Table of Contents for 5/18/09:

NEWS
Buildings 1. Pennsylvania State U Student Fitness Ctr, Ball Park Earn LEED Awards
2. Stetson U Opens Environmental Learning Center
Campus Sustainability in the Media 3. New York Times Covers Campus Green Fees
Climate 4. 27 New Campus Greenhouse Gas Inventories Released
5. Johns Hopkins U Releases Climate Change Report
6. U Kansas Students Complete Campus Climate Action Plan
7. Mount Allison U Adopts Carbon Emission Reduction Policy
8. U Minnesota Morris Partners for Carbon Neutrality
Co-Curricular Education 9. U Iowa Opens Student Garden
Curriculum 10. Ivy Tech CC Lafayette to Offer Degrees in Sustainable Energy Technology
Diversity, Access, and Affordability 11. Arizona State U Expands Student Financial Aid
Energy 12. Delta College Switches to 4 Day Schedule
13. Northland College Class Install Solar Panels on Library
14. College of the Atlantic Class Installs Wind Turbine
15. Humboldt State U to Improve Stadium Lighting Efficiency
16. Ithaca College Kitchen to Undergo Student-Designed Green Upgrade
17. Louisiana State U Reduces Dorm Energy Use 18%
Funding 18. Southern Illinois U Approves Green Fee
Grounds 19. U North Carolina Installs Reclaimed Water System
20. Anne Arundel CC Installs Rain Garden
Policy and Legislation 21. WA State Mandates State Colleges to Purchase 100% Recycled Paper
Public Engagement 22. Wayne State U Works to Revitalize Surrounding Neighborhoods
23. Maharishi U Mgmt Students Build Community Greenhouse
Research 24. Georgia Tech, Caltech Partner Globally for Sustainability
25. U Michigan, GM Announced Automotive Research Institute
26. U Illinois Chicago Receives Grant to Study Benefits of Green Housing
27. Portland State U Receives Grant to Study Rooftop Solar Energy
Sustainability Institutionalization 28. U North Carolina Begins Eco-Newsletter
Sustainability Staffing 29. Northland College Student Association Names Dir of Sustainability
Transportation 30. Western Illinois U to Pilot Bike Share Program
31. Truman State U Receives Biofuels Grant
32. U Victoria Purchases 2 Electric Trucks, Hybrid SUV
Waste 33. 6 Colleges Test Electronic Book Reader
34. St. John's U Pilots Composting Program
35. Lafayette College Installs Water Refilling Stations
36. Western State College of Colorado Saves Paper with Printing Quota

NEW RESOURCES
37. New Publication on Education for Climate Neutrality & Sustainability
38. New Book on Sustainability at U New Hampshire
39. AASHE Interview Series: Dir of Sustainability, Los Angeles CC District

OPPORTUNITIES
40. AASHE Student Research on Campus Sustainability Award
41. Opportunity to Contribute Ideas for Campus Sustainability Day Webcast
42. Student Training for Environmental Protection
43. People, Ecology, and Development Study Abroad Program
44. Rural Heritage Institute

JOBS & INTERNSHIPS
45. Sustainability Coordinator, Luther College
46. Campus Sustainability Coordinator, Denison U
47. Asst Prof, Environmental Science, West Texas A&M U
48. Adjunct Faculty, Env'l Science, Scottsdale Culinary Institute

EVENTS
49. Webinar on Fulfilling the Presidents' Climate Commitment
50. Webinar on Education for the Green Economy: Opportunities, Resources, & Models
51. Local Carbon Offsets 101 Webcast
52. Webcast: Measuring the Real Cost of Parking & Alternative Transportation Options

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News

Buildings

1. Pennsylvania State U Student Fitness Ctr, Ball Park Earn LEED Awards
Pennsylvania State University's Recreation Hall Wrestling and Student Fitness Center 26,800 square feet addition and 19,800 square feet renovation has earned LEED Gold certification. The Rec Hall features natural lighting, minimal site disturbance, re-use of existing facilities, recycled rubber in the fitness-area floor, and use of low-flow fixtures for all plumbing. In addition, PSU's Medlar Field at Lubrano Park, which Penn State shares with minor-league State College Spikes of the New York-Penn League, has earned LEED certification. The 5,500-seat field exceeded the standard ratio for undisturbed land to building site, exceeded the required energy-efficiency code by as much as 10 percent, and made use of recycled and local materials.

2. Stetson U Opens Environmental Learning Center
Stetson University (FL) has opened its new Marshall and Vera Lea Rinker Environmental Learning Center. The 2,800-square-foot building features a geothermal loop system, a rainwater collection system, a gray-water flush system, roofing made of recycled metal, wood harvested from certified sustainable forests, and double-pane windows with Low-E glass, which admits light while reducing heat gain in summer and reducing heat loss in winter. The structure is registered for LEED Gold certification.

Campus Sustainability in the Media

3. New York Times Covers Campus Green Fees
The New York Times has published a blog post on the increasing number of colleges and universities that are implementing student-imposed green fees. The article mentions current or upcoming fees at Northland College (WI), Portland State University (OR), and Texas A&M, as well as green fee initiatives within the state legislature in Texas and Florida.

Climate

4. 27 New Campus Greenhouse Gas Inventories Released
26 signatory campuses of the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) have submitted public greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories since the last update in the AASHE Bulletin. The GHG inventory is the first major reporting requirement of the Commitment and is due within a year of signing. New inventories were submitted by: Oregon State University; University of Southern Mississippi; University of North Texas; Sewanee: The University of the South (TN); Brandeis University (MA); University of Alaska, Anchorage; University of Minnesota-Rochester; Oregon Institute of Technology; New England Institute of Technology (RI); Xavier University (OH); University of Baltimore (MD); St. Mary's College of Maryland; Life University (GA); Loras College (IA); Temple University (PA); Illinois College; Roger Williams University (RI); The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey; Bergen Community College (NJ); Lewis and Clark Community College (IL); SUNY Rockland Community College; Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MN); The Community College of Baltimore County (MD); Manchester Community College (NH); Durham Technical Community College (NC); and Bristol Community College (MA). In related news, Elon University (NC) has also published a greenhouse gas inventory.
See also: Elon Student Newspaper Article

5. Johns Hopkins U Releases Climate Change Report
Johns Hopkins University (MD) Task Force on Climate Change has released its final report. The document recommends that the University reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 51 percent by the year 2025. The report also calls for the University to expand its focus on the student experience, ensuring that students have more opportunities to get involved in climate change research activities, community-based learning, and sustainability-related social activities. Likewise, the report recommends that academic leadership find creative ways to match interested professors with meaningful sustainability projects on the Johns Hopkins campuses and in the surrounding communities. During the next several months, the University plans to develop an implementation plan based on the report.
See also: JDU President's Task Force on Climate Change Final Report (pdf)

6. U Kansas Students Complete Campus Climate Action Plan
A class of 12 University of Kansas graduate students has completed a Climate Action Plan for the campus. The students spent one semester collecting data on the University's carbon footprint and researched ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The report suggests that the University monitor buildings’ temperatures when they are not in use, place solar panels on suitable surfaces, replace light fixtures with more efficient ones, and upgrade storm windows and awnings. The plan also recommends that student conduct energy audits of campus facilities as part of their course work and that the University should better educate incoming freshmen on alternative transportation options and offer more public transportation to commuters.
See also: KU CAP (pdf
See also: List of Campus Climate Action Plans

7. Mount Allison U Adopts Carbon Emission Reduction Policy
Mount Allison University (NB) has adopted a campus-wide Carbon Emission Reduction Policy. The Policy concentrates on three major areas responsible for most of the University’s emissions: heating, electricity, and transportation. Reduction strategies include fuel-switching to lower emission sources as they become available and represent viable options, priority purchasing of high efficiency model appliances and computer hardware, and creating a central accounting system to monitor travel distances and mode of all university expensed travel.
See also: MAU Carbon Emission Reduction Policy

8. U Minnesota Morris Partners for Carbon Neutrality
The University of Minnesota, Morris has partnered with McKinstry, a design/build construction, engineering, energy services, and facilities management firm, to help attain its goal to become carbon neutral. McKinstry has completed an energy analysis of UMM; developed a Carbon Management Tool that demonstrates impacts and interactions between a multitude of conservation, energy storage, and supply side options; and created a plan for managing energy production, storage, and consumption. The new plan seeks to reduce UMM's carbon emissions by more than 80 percent by 2010. The University plans to purchase offsets for the remaining carbon emissions.

Co-Curricular Education

9. U Iowa Opens Student Garden
The University of Iowa Environmental Coalition and the Office of Sustainability have opened a student garden on campus. The 1/3 acre garden will produce "field to market" vegetable crops for the student union. Students from the UI Environmental Coalition will manage the garden and will be responsible for preparing the ground, installing structures, and maintenance.

Curriculum

10. Ivy Tech CC Lafayette to Offer Degree, Certif in Sustainable Energy Technology
Ivy Tech Community College in Lafayette (IN) has announced plans to begin offering an Associate of Applied Science and a Certificate in Sustainable Energy Technology this fall. The programs will require courses in solar energy installation, turbine construction and maintenance, and green construction.

Diversity, Access, and Affordability

11. Arizona State U Expands Student Financial Aid
Arizona State University has established the Barack Obama Scholars Program to help students from low-income families afford tuition. The program, an expansion of an already existing program, will provide funding for direct costs to all academically qualified Arizona freshmen from families that earn less than $60,000 per year. It more than doubles qualifying family income from $25,000 to $60,000 and more than triples the number of scholars from 500 first-year students this year to more than 1,600 students entering ASU in fall 2009.

Energy

12. Delta College Switches to 4 Day Schedule
Delta College (MI) has begun Green Fridays, a new schedule in which the campuses closes on Fridays. The campus extended its hours Monday through Thursday for students, faculty, and staff to perform their usual activities. The initiative seeks to reduce campus emissions without decreasing the level of education and services provided.

13. Northland College Class Install Solar Panels on Library
Students in a "Sustainable Living: Photovoltaics" course at Northland College (WI) have selected and installed a 38 solar panel array on the campus library. The new photovoltaic system, which employs bifacial panels, can capture direct sunlight and light reflected by the building’s white roof. It is expected to produce 14 kilowatts of power, approximately the amount used by the library’s geothermal heating and cooling system.
See also: List of Campus Solar Electric Installations

14. College of the Atlantic Class Installs Wind Turbine
Students in the College of the Atlantic's (ME) Practicum in Wind Power course have installed a wind turbine on the campus' Beech Hill Farm. The College hopes that the wind turbine will provide enough electricity to power the farm.
See also: List of Campus Wind Power Installations

15. Humboldt State U to Improve Stadium Lighting Efficiency
Humboldt State University (CA) has announced plans to upgrade the Redwood Bowl stadium lighting. The Relight the Redwood Bowl project, which began with a student proposal, will finance the purchase of new fixtures that focus light directly on to the field. The number of light fixtures will drop by 40 percent, and the University estimates a savings of $186,221 and a reduction of 1,525,000 kilowatt-hours over a 25-year period.

16. Ithaca College Kitchen to Undergo Student-Designed Green Upgrade
A group of Ithaca College (NY) students have developed a plan reduce energy consumption in the campus dining hall. Working in partnership with the Sodexo, the College's food service provider, the students conducted a water and energy audit, examined every piece of equipment for energy efficiency, and developed a baseline estimate of dining-service energy consumption and carbon emissions. The team then identified short and long range ways to curb energy use that included installing energy-efficient exhaust fans, making employees more aware of energy use, and adding light sensors. The team's plan will cut the energy bill by nearly $140,000 per year via low-cost or no-cost projects. Investments in energy-efficient equipment will cost just over $215,000 and will pay for themselves in 19 months.

17. Louisiana State U Reduces Dorm Energy Use 18%
Louisiana State University has completed its UNPLUG Competition, a contest to reduce energy consumption in nine campus dormitories. As part of the competition, students were asked to make small adjustments in their daily routines in an effort to impact overall energy consumption. These adjustments included using task lighting and natural light whenever possible, adjusting the temperature in dorm rooms, unplugging nonessential electrical devices whenever possible, taking the stairs rather than the elevator, and taking shorter showers. Residents collectively reduced their energy use by 18 percent, saving the University $13,763 over the month of March.

Funding

18. Southern Illinois U Approves Green Fee
The Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees has approved a new green fee for the campus. The $10 per semester fee will provide funding for university efforts to conserve energy and explore further sustainability projects.
See also: Text of the Fee Increase Proposal
See also: List of Mandatory Student Fees for Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency

Grounds

19. U North Carolina Installs Reclaimed Water System
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has constructed a reclaimed water system that serves facilities on the University’s main campus. The reclaimed water system provides non-potable water which has received advanced treatment at the nearby Wastewater Treatment Plant including filtration and disinfection with ultraviolet light and chlorine. The new system will enable the University to reduce its use of drinking water for make-up water at cooling towers by about 660,000 gallons per day in Fiscal Year 2010. The University also plans to extend the reclaimed water system in the near future to serve additional cooling tower, toilet flushing, and irrigation needs on the main campus.

20. Anne Arundel CC Installs Rain Garden
Anne Arundel Community College (MD) has installed several rain gardens on its campus. More than 600 plants were installed near storm water drains to slow rushing water and filter out impurities. The project, which was funded by a $24,000 grant from the nonprofit Chesapeake Bay Trust, was initiated by a student in an Environmental Science course.

Policy and Legislation

21. WA State Mandates State Colleges to Purchase 100% Recycled Paper
The State of Washington has approved the Paper Recycling and Conservation Act, which requires all state agencies and state colleges to purchase paper containing 100 percent post-consumer recycled content by the end of the year. In addition, the law requires all state buildings with 25 or more employees to reduce their printing and copying use by 30 percent by July 2010 and to recycle 100 percent of the copy and printing paper used in the office.

Public Engagement

22. Wayne State U Works to Revitalize Surrounding Neighborhoods
Wayne State University (MI) has begun refurbishing run-down buildings in surrounding neighborhoods for campus use. WSU has opened a new police department, academic buildings, apartments, and a welcome center in renovated buildings in an effort to help the downtown Detroit economy.

23. Maharishi U Mgmt Students Build Community Greenhouse
A group of Maharishi University of Management (IA) students have helped to construct a greenhouse on a nearby farm. The students participated in a workshop held by the nonprofit organization Practical Farmers of Iowa in which the students, along with several members of the community, installed the 35 by 96 foot hoop house. The students' participation was part of the curriculum for MUM's Sustainable Living program.

Research

24. Georgia Tech, Caltech Partner Globally for Sustainability
The Georgia Institute of Technology and the California Institute of Technology have joined with five international technological universities to form the Global Alliance of Technological Universities. The Alliance brings together these engineering-based universities in the belief that one of the best ways to address global societal issues is through the joint and concerted development of technological solutions based on top class research in science and technology. “Grand Challenges” identified by the Alliance include biomedicine and health care, sustainability and global environmental change, security of energy, water and food supplies, and changing demographics/ population.

25. U Michigan, GM Announced Automotive Research Institute
The University of Michigan and General Motors have announced the formation of the GM/U-M Institute of Automotive Research and Education. The institute will be dedicated to clean and efficient vehicle technologies that address challenges such as energy diversity, sustainable mobility, and technology innovation. It will link U-M faculty and GM in projects and research questions, as well as enable an efficient exchange of technical personnel and knowledge. The projects will supplement ongoing work within GM and will provide U-M faculty and students with research focused on real-world challenges.

26. U Illinois Chicago Receives Grant to Study Benefits of Green Housing
The University of Illinois at Chicago has received nearly $1 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to study the benefits of green housing. UIC researchers will evaluate the health and monetary benefits when 300 low-income residents move from distressed, unhealthy public housing into green, affordable, healthy housing.

27. Portland State U Receives Grant to Study Rooftop Solar Energy
A team of researchers at Portland State University (OR) has received over $600,000 to study the integration of solar panels and eco-roofs on rooftops to assess how combining these green technologies might boost overall photovoltaic energy production and green roof function. The researchers want to know if shading provided by the solar panels might benefit green roof vegetation, which often suffers during hot, dry months. As part of the study, a set of solar arrays will be installed over a series of 12-by-15 foot stainless steel trays simulating green roof conditions. Each set of solar panels installed above the green roof trays will have a corresponding set installed in a separate array without the trays. Installation for both projects is tentatively set for early summer 2009.

Sustainability Institutionalization

28. U North Carolina Begins Eco-Newsletter
The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill has published its inaugural issue of "Act Today" a chronicle of sustainability at UNC. The new publication, which is published by the UNC Sustainability Office to inform the campus community about academics, research, public service, and operations that promote campus sustainability, is available in print and as an e-newsletter. The first issue focuses on solar energy.
See also: First Issue of 'Act Today'

Sustainability Staffing

X. Northland College Student Association Names Dir of Sustainability
The Northland College (WI) Student Association has named Byron Emmons as its first Director of Sustainability. Emmons will coordinate project selection for the use of the Renewable Energy Fund and will create a sustainability award for students who have shown exceptional efforts towards sustainability. The new Director will also work to facilitate general advances in the practices, policies, and projects of NCSA and Northland College.
See also: Directory of Campus Sustainability Officers (AASHE members only)

Transportation

30. Western Illinois U to Pilot Bike Share Program
Western Illinois University has begun collecting bike donations and abandoned bikes on campus in preparation for its pilot bicycle share program to be launched this fall. The program, which is being implemented by the Transportation Subcommittee of the WIU Campus Sustainability Committee, will allow students to check out bikes for up to 72 hours.
See also: List of Bicycle-Share Programs (AASHE members only)

31. Truman State U Receives Biofuels Grant
Truman State University (MO) has received a $34,000 grant from the Northeast Missouri Solid Waste District to fund a student group's project to convert waste vegetable oil into biodiesel. Bulldog Biodiesel, formed in 2007, collects oil waste from area restaurants and campus cafeterias and converts it into a clean-burning fuel used in several vehicles on Truman’s farm. In 2008, the group purchased a processor which can convert 50 gallons of fuel every 48 hours. The grant will allow the group to continue through June 2010.
See also: List of Campuses that Use Biodiesel (AASHE members only)

32. U Victoria Purchases 2 Electric Trucks, Hybrid SUV
The University of Victoria has purchased 2 new electric trucks. In addition, UVic's Parking Services and Facilities Management department has replaced one of its SUVs with a hybrid counterpart.

Waste

33. 6 Colleges Test Electronic Book Reader
Case Western Reserve University (OH), Pace University (NY), Princeton University (NJ), Reed College (OR), Arizona State University, and the Darden School at the University of Virginia have partnered with Amazon and major publishers to supply a portion of the student population with the Kindle e-book reader this fall. Case Western has announced plans to give students the large-screen Kindle with textbooks for chemistry, computer science, and a freshman seminar already installed. Case hopes to compare the experiences of students with and without the new device.
See also: Wall Street Journal Article

34. St. John's U Pilots Composting Program
St. John's University (NY) has begun a pilot composting program on campus. The University is currently leasing, with the intent to purchase, a large-scale compost tumbler that breaks down food scraps in a manner that passes health safety standards. Earth Club members, with support from the University's team of Sustainability Coordinators, will oversee the operation.
See also: List of Campus Composting Programs (AASHE members only)

35. Lafayette College Installs Water Refilling Stations
Lafayette College (PA) has installed seven "refilling stations" in high student traffic buildings on campus. The new installations, which work faster than a normal water fountain, aim to promote using reusable water bottles over disposable ones.

36. Western State College of Colorado Saves Paper with Printing Quota
The Western State College of Colorado has saved 90,968 sheets of paper through a new print management policy implemented at the beginning of the spring semester. The College implemented a 600 page printing quota in the computer labs for each student and only 1 percent of the student body went over the quota. The goal of the new policy was to raise awareness of unnecessary printing and to reduce the amount of paper waste in campus computer labs.

New Resources

37. New Publication on Education for Climate Neutrality & Sustainability
The American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment has published, "Education for Climate Neutrality and Sustainability: Academic Guidance for ACUPCC Institutions" to assist ACUPCC signatory institutions in implementing the educational component of the Commitment. The document is designed to clarify the spirit and intent of the Commitment, identify some of the best practices across higher education, and provide resources to assist signatories in creating their own strategies. The intended audience is higher education leaders, including presidents, provosts, deans, faculty, ACUPCC Implementation Liaisons and others that are working on the implementation of the ACUPCC.
See also: AASHE Blog Post

38. New Book on Sustainability at U New Hampshire
The University of New Hampshire Press has published The Sustainable Learning Community, a book that describes ten-years of sustainability initiatives at UNH, including using organic farming techniques to train and feed students; constructing a 12.7 mile pipeline to bring landfill gas to a new co-generation plant; and fostering engagement in public policy.

39. AASHE Interview Series: Dir of Sustainability, Los Angeles CC District
AASHE has posted a new installment of its interview series in which Bharat Patel, the Director of Sustainability for the Los Angeles Community College District, discusses the projects he is currently working on, offers advice to others getting started as sustainability officers, and talks about how LACCD is working to incorporate sustainability into its curriculum.

Opportunities

40. AASHE Student Research on Campus Sustainability Award
AASHE invites undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled at U.S. or Canadian institutions of higher education to submit research papers of any length on campus sustainability that have not been previously published, are written in English, and were completed after July 1, 2008. The winning paper will receive priority review for possible publication in Sustainability: The Journal of Record. Longer papers will be edited to meet the Journal's length standards. Papers are due July 1, 2009.

41. Opportunity to Contribute Ideas for Campus Sustainability Day Webcast
The Society for College and University Planning invites members of the campus sustainability community to submit ideas for the next Campus Sustainability Day webcast, which will be broadcast in October 2009. Suggestions are sought for topic(s), speaker(s), and format. The deadline for suggestions is June 1, 2009.

42. Student Training for Environmental Protection
George Mason University (VA) will host "Student Training for Environmental Protection," a weeklong summer course facilitated by youth environmental organizers in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. During the week participants will learn how to create or extend strong and successful groups that will be able to run effective environmental campaigns on their campuses and communities. The workshop will cover topics such as recruiting, leadership development, coalition building, campaign planning, event planning, public speaking, how to get media attention, message development, and lobbying.

43. People, Ecology, and Development Study Abroad Program
The International Sustainable Development Studies Institute (ISDSI) is now accepting applications for its Spring 2010 People, Ecology, and Development study abroad semester in Thailand. Designed in partnership with local communities, courses will focus on the link between culture, ecology, and sustainable development and will include learning from local activists and village elders, paddling one of the last undammed rivers in Thailand, backpacking into remote Karen villages, and sea kayaking and skin diving the reefs and mangroves of Southern Thailand. Summer internships with Thai NGOs are also available for spring semester participants. The deadline for applications is October 12, 2009.

44. Rural Heritage Institute
Sterling College (VT) will host "Food, Farms, and Community: Rural America's Local Food Renaissance." The program will include three days of discussions, field trips, and hands-on workshops that connect participants with practitioners at the leading edge of sustainable food systems, organic agriculture, and working communities. The workshop is designed for undergraduate and graduate students, teachers, community members, scholars, and practitioners who are passionate about solidifying the connections between community, academic scholarship, and meaningful work in the field. Undergraduate and graduate credits are available.

Jobs & Internships

45. Sustainability Coordinator, Luther College
Luther College (IA) announces a position opening for a full-time Sustainability Coordinator. The successful applicant will be responsible for helping the college achieve its specific sustainability goals and reducing the environmental impact of the institution as a whole. S/he will engage students, faculty, and staff in sustainability initiatives related to campus operations, student life, and teaching and research; promote a culture of conservation on campus; and implement strategies to achieve reductions in solid waste disposal, campus energy usage, and recycling. A Bachelor's degree is required and a Master's degree is preferred. The review of applications will begin May 25, 2009 and will continue until the position is filled. The position will start mid-summer 2009 with a negotiable start date.

46. Campus Sustainability Coordinator, Denison U
Denison University (OH) seeks a Campus Sustainability Coordinator to identify and steward sustainability initiatives on behalf of the University and act as a resource for other university departments in the pursuit of sustainability initiatives. The successful candidate will also be charged with implementing the University's sustainability mission and mitigating the University's environmental impact by managing both resource consumption and the production of waste. A Bachelor's degree and three years of experience with successful management of sustainability programs are required. A Master's degree is preferred. Applications are due June 30, 2009.

47. Asst Prof, Environmental Science, West Texas A&M U
The Department of Life, Earth, and Environmental Science at West Texas A&M University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Environmental Science, at the assistant professor level to begin in August 2009. Primary responsibilities will include teaching and oversight of undergraduate and graduate courses; developing a dynamic research program that will attract grants and undergraduate and graduate research opportunities; and assisting in the advising of graduate students with the goal of increasing graduate program enrollment. A Ph.D. in one of the physical or natural sciences is required. The position is open until filled.

48. Adjunct Faculty, Env'l Science, Scottsdale Culinary Institute
Scottsdale Culinary Institute (AZ) is seeking an Adjunct Faculty to teach Environmental Science courses as assigned by the Program Director. The successful candidate will provide fully prepared current instruction that meets desired learning outcomes; give academic advising and career related counseling to students; actively engage in retention activities; identify and assist at-risk students; and provide support for program and institutional initiatives. A Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science and 2-4 years of work experience are required. The position is open until filled.

Events

49. Webinar on Fulfilling the Presidents' Climate Commitment
May 19, 2009; 10am – 12pm Central; Online
The Los Angeles Community College District (CA) and TAC by Schneider Electric invite participants to a webinar entitled, "The Impact of Fulfilling Your Climate Commitment vs. the Cost of Doing Nothing." Topics covered will include: partnering with an energy services company to utilize financing through guaranteed energy savings to reach ACUPCC requirements; making renewable investment more cost-effective by reducing energy use; performing measurement and verification in relation to tracking greenhouse gas emissions; and creating an action plan to get started on your campus. There is no charge for participation, but registration is required.

50. Webinar on Education for the Green Economy: Opportunities, Resources, & Models
May 20, 2009; 1 – 2pm Pacific; Online
Cisco will host a webinar entitled, "Education for the Green Economy: Opportunities, Resources, and Models." The event will cover different types of green jobs; professional development, certification, and curricular material; and partnership models.

51. Local Carbon Offsets 101 Webcast
June 30, 2009; 1 -2:30pm Eastern; Online
Academic Impressions will host "Local Carbon Offsets 101," a webcast that will teach participants how to evaluate the quality of local offsets, find and use local offsets, expand the benefits of local offsets for maximum added value, and integrate local offsets into a broader campus sustainability initiative. The instructor, Dave Newport, is the Director of the Environmental Center at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Early bird registration ends June 12, 2009.

52. Webcast: Measuring the Real Cost of Parking & Alternative Transportation Options
July 28, 2009; 1-3pm Eastern; Online
Academic Impressions will host "Measuring the Real Cost of Parking and Alternative Transportation Options." The webcast will include lessons on assessing current parking demand and transportation behaviors; measuring the impact of transportation demand management; determining future parking demand and costs of new parking; assessing the most cost-effective mix of investments in parking, transit, bicycle, and pedestrian facilities; gathering ideas for how to accommodate future growth on campus; and gathering ideas for multiple sources of revenue to finance transportation program. The webcast is designed for professionals from parking and transportation, campus security/public safety, campus planning, sustainability coordinators and advocates, and facilities management.

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