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Table of Contents for 6/29/09:

NEWS
Buildings 1. Warren Wilson College Dorm Awarded LEED-EB Platinum
2. St. Petersburg College Student Building Receives LEED Gold
3. Baylor U Earns LEED-EB Certification for Seminary Building
4. UCLA Building Receives LEED-EB Certification
5. Northern Arizona U Building Receives Intl Award
Campus Sustainability in the Media 6. NY Times Covers Colleges Cutting Costs w/ Sustainability Initiatives
Co-Curricular Education 7. Philadelphia U Chooses 'Cradle to Cradle' for Reading Program
Curriculum 8. Chatham U Establishes School of Sustainability, Master's of Food Studies
9. Northeastern Junior College Announces Wind Training Program
10. Chatham U Offers Env'l Track in Biology Program
11. U Missouri Kansas City, U Denver Launch Sustainability Minors
12. Red Rocks CC Receives $850K for Green Curriculum
Energy 13. Colorado State U Installs Biomass Boiler
14. Colorado State U Installs Solar Panels
15. Washington U St. Louis Installs Rooftop Wind Turbines
16. Pomona College Students Outfit Trailer w/ Solar Panels
17. U Denver Raises A/C Temperature to Save Energy
18. U Illinois Urbana Champaign Reduces Energy by Almost 10%
19. Northern Michigan U Cancels Plans to Burn Coal
Grounds 20. U Idaho Partners to Restore Campus Creek
Public Engagement 21. Unity College Home Helps Launch Carbon Neutral Housing Line
22. St. John's U Partners to Educate the Homeless
23. U Illinois Chicago Opens Urban Farm
Research 24. San Diego State Establishes Center for Regional Sustainability
25. Cornell U Opens New Biofuels Research Laboratory
26. Alliant Intl U Partners for Green Development
27. U Connecticut Partners for Green Chemistry Solutions
28. McGill U Receives Funding for Green Chemistry Project
29. Ohio State U Students Win 1st Phase of EcoCAR Competition
Sustainability Institutionalization 30. Pomona College Updates Env'l Policy, Establishes Sustainability Office
31. Meredith College Approves Sustainability Plan
32. Unity College Announces New Sustainability Website
33. U New Hampshire Receives New England Env'l Business Council Award
Transportation 34. Alfred U to Open Bicycle Library
Waste 35. U Wisconsin Madison Begins Composting Initiative
36. U Vermont Announces Waste Reduction Policy

NEW RESOURCES
37. AASHE Annual Review of Campus Sustainability
38. New AASHE Resource on Campus Car Bans
39. AASHE Interview Series: Chief Info Officer, George Washington U
40. Webinar: Making IT a Key Part of the Campus Sustainability Effort

OPPORTUNITIES
41. AASHE Awards Programs – Deadline Extended
42. Opportunity for Intl Colleges to Submit News Articles to AASHE Bulletin
43. Focus Roots Fellowships

JOBS & INTERNSHIPS
44. Resource Center Manager, AASHE
45. Environmental Sustainability Analyst, U Georgia
46. Instructor, Sustainable Sciences, Maui CC
47. Faculty, Environmental Science, Zane State College
48. Membership Coordinator, AASHE

EVENTS
49. Local Carbon Offsets 101 Webcast
50. Webinar on Eliminating Phantom Loads
51. Webcast: Measuring the Real Cost of Parking & Alternative Transportation Options
52. Registration Open - Conference on Sustainable Laboratories
53. GreenBuild 2009 Conference & Expo

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News

Buildings

1. Warren Wilson College Dorm Awarded LEED-EB Platinum
Warren Wilson College's (NC) EcoDorm, which opened in 2003, has become the first building on a college campus to achieve LEED Platinum certification in the Existing Buildings (EB) category. EcoDorm is a two-story residence hall that houses 36 students each semester. Warren Wilson students were heavily involved in the planning, research and design of the building, which initially had four priorities as a “green dorm”: energy efficiency, water conservation, healthy indoor air quality and use of local and recyclable materials. The structure features energy-saving technologies such as solar hot water and photovoltaic panels, high-efficiency boilers, radiant floor heating, and a 10,000-gallon salvaged train tanker car that holds rainwater used to flush toilets and to irrigate the dorm’s permaculture landscape. A web-based energy-monitoring system also is in place.
See also: List of Green Residence Halls (AASHE Members Only)

2. St. Petersburg College Student Building Receives LEED Gold
The St. Petersburg College (FL) Student Services Building has received LEED Gold certification. The two-story building, which opened in January 2009, features Energy Star product specifications, an energy-efficient industrial ceiling fan that reduces air temperature by 8-16 degrees, and reflective roofing and paving materials. The building will also use green cleaning products and provides preferred parking for fuel-efficient vehicles and carpools and bicycle storage and shower facilities.
See also: List of Green Student Centers (AASHE Members Only)

3. Baylor U Earns LEED-EB Certification for Seminary Building
Baylor University has become the first university in Texas to earn LEED-EB certification. The award was given to Baylor's George W. Truett Theological Seminary which was completed in 2002. The 66,000-square-foot structure features efficient water usage, recycling programs, bike racks, tightened air-conditioning schedules, and environmentally friendly cleaning procedures.
See also: Local Newspaper Article

4. UCLA Building Receives LEED-EB Certification
The Public Affairs Building at the University of California, Los Angeles has received LEED-EB certification. Recent upgrades to the building include a new heating, cooling, and ventilation system; occupancy sensors; and ultra-low-flush urinals. The Facilities Management staff has calculated down to the minute when they can turn off air-conditioning or heating, saving at least 40 hours of electricity every week. UCLA officials expect a 20 percent annual reduction in energy use as a result of the upgrades.

5. Northern Arizona U Building Receives Intl Award
Northern Arizona University’s Applied Research and Development building has received the Royal Institute of British Architects' 2009 International Award, which recognizes the work done by its members around the world. The university’s LEED Platinum-rated, environmentally friendly research facility is among 15 designs by international architects to receive the award. Judges felt the architects’ ability to “reshape their designs to take on board the need for more sustainable construction and lower energy consumption” was impressive.

Campus Sustainability in the Media

6. NY Times Covers Colleges Cutting Costs w/ Sustainability Initiatives
The New York Times has published an article on the growing number of colleges and universities that are cutting costs by implementing sustainability initiatives on campus. The article mentions the University of Washington, Dickinson College (PA), Bryn Mawr College (PA), the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Oberlin College (OH), Pitzer College (CA), Carleton College (MN), Whittier College (CA), Whitman College (WA), Davidson College (NC), Susquehanna University (PA), Cornell College (IA), Rhodes College (TN), College of Wooster (OH), and Washington & Jefferson College (PA).

Co-Curricular Education

7. Philadelphia U Chooses 'Cradle to Cradle' for Reading Program
Philadelphia University (PA) has selected William McDonough’s book, Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things, as the 2009 First Year Experience Summer Reading Program book. Cradle to Cradle is a manifesto that calls for a radical change in the relationship of human industry to the environment using a model of “lifecycle development.” The model advocates for a regenerative stance and uses manufactured products that have exhausted their primary function as the material to create subsequent products. New students at PU will receive a copy of the book when they attend orientation. Students will discuss the book in orientation with faculty, staff, and upper division students; the University will offer forums to engage additional discussions; and the book will be used in many courses taken by first year students.

Curriculum

8. Chatham U Establishes School of Sustainability, Master's of Food Studies
Chatham University (PA) has announced the creation of the School of Sustainability and the Environment (SSE). The new School will provide interdisciplinary education and research opportunities for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students to better prepare them to identify and solve challenges related to the environment and sustainability. The first program offered through SSE will be the University’s newest graduate program, the Master of Arts in Food Studies. The program, which will begin in the spring of 2010, is designed to provide students with a deep understanding of the issues surrounding food such as the environmental costs of food production and distribution, cultural issues, sustainability of communities, and safety of the food supply.

9. Northeastern Junior College Announces Wind Training Program
Northeastern Junior College (CO) has announced plans to launch a Wind Technician Training Program this fall. The College is creating the new program to provide trained technicians for the local wind turbine farms. Between private industry contributions and a grant from the Department of Local Affairs, nearly $900,000 has been raised to help pay for the opening of this new program. The two-year associate of applied science degree will require completion of 60 credits and will offer technical electronics courses as well as training in programmable logic controllers, basic fluid power, airfoils and composites, power distribution and control systems, and maintenance welding and power mechanics.

10. Chatham U Offers Env'l Track in Biology Program
Chatham University (PA) has announced plans to add a track in Environmental Biology to its Master of Science in Biology program this fall. The new track includes classroom, laboratory, and field work experiences designed for students who want to pursue careers in environmental services, research, education, or advocacy. Course topics will include Plant Development, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Soil Science, Field Ecology, Wetlands Ecology, and Biostatistics. Students will also participate in internships and field seminars.

11. U Missouri Kansas City, U Denver Launch Sustainability Minors
The University of Missouri, Kansas City and University of Denver (CO) have launched Sustainability Minors. At UMKC, the 18-hour program of study integrates geosciences, engineering, ethics, urban planning and design, economics, history, philosophy, political science, and public administration. To complete the minor, a student must complete an applied project or internship and take one three-hour course in each of the following areas: Earth Systems and Resources, Sustainable Thinking, Sustainable Planning and Policy, Sustainable Design, and Analytical Tools. At DU, undergraduates from most fields of study will be able to complement their major with a minor in sustainability tailored to work with their selected major. Students entering the program, which starts in fall 2009, will take a common “gateway” course then branch off to customize the degree with four courses selected from the three themes of sustainability. Students complete the program by taking a final capstone seminar that will bring them together to work as a team on a service-learning or research project focused on a problem related to sustainability.
See also: U Denver Press Release
See also: List of Minors in Sustainability

12. Red Rocks CC Receives $850K for Green Curriculum
Red Rocks Community College (CO) has received a grant from the National Science Foundation's Advanced Technological Education Program in response to a proposal submitted by the college, “Sustaining a Green Collar Workforce: An Interdisciplinary Approach.” The award has been approved as a continuing grant for a period of three years, totaling $850,000. The grant project has two primary objectives: to expand the preparation of the workforce for careers in renewable energy, and to develop sustainability curriculum that will be integrated throughout career and general education courses. RRCC will work closely with multiple industry and education partners that include the Colorado School of Mines, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Jefferson County Schools, Jefferson County Workforce Center, and others to expand industry-aligned curriculum that prepares students for career opportunities in energy and environmental technology.

Energy

13. Colorado State U Installs Biomass Boiler
Colorado State University has partnered with the Colorado State Forest Service to install a biomass boiler heating plant on the Foothills Campus to reduce the university's greenhouse gas emissions and cut energy costs. The heating plant will burn wood chips rather than rely solely on natural gas to provide hot water for the Judson M. Harper Research Complex. The wood chips will be obtained from forest restoration and management efforts such as forest fire mitigation projects, which typically supply about 10 tons of wood chips per acre. CSU officials estimate that it will save approximately $60,000 in utility costs annual as a result of the new biomass boiler.

14. Colorado State U Installs Solar Panels
Colorado State University has installed photovoltaic cells on the roof of its Engineering Building. The 18.9-kilowatt solar array is expected to produce more than 25,000 kilowatt hours per year and will reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of the Engineering Building by 18.3 metric tons per year. The Governor's Energy Office provided $35,000 in matching funds for a PV project grant as part of the state's 2009 Solar Rebate Program.
See also: List of Campus Solar Installations

15. Washington U St. Louis Installs Rooftop Wind Turbines
Washington University in St. Louis (MO) has begun a project to install seven wind turbines on top of a historic building on campus. The new turbines will provide energy for the 16 apartments that are contained within the structure.
See also: Chronicle of Higher Ed Blog Post
See also: List of Wind Power Installations on Campus

16. Pomona College Students Outfit Trailer w/ Solar Panels
Students in a Farm and Gardens class at Pomona College (CA) have installed three 200-watt photovoltaic panels that charge six 12-volt batteries on a trailer. The outfitted trailer, known as the "rover," also features a charge controller that helps avoid battery overcharging and an inverter that converts the battery's DC current into AC. Students in the course planned and raised funds for the solar project, which will primarily be used at the campus farm. The trailer will also be available for campus events.

17. U Denver Raises A/C Temperature to Save Energy
The University of Denver (CO) has announced plans to cut back on air conditioning in an effort to conserve energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Facilities management expects to boost the temperatures in centrally controlled buildings by about four degrees to an average room temperature of 76 degrees.

18. U Illinois Urbana Champaign Reduces Energy by Almost 10%
The University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign has reduced its energy by 9.6 percent and saved approximately $5 million over the last 10 months as a result of several energy upgrades. Renovations include a Lighting Retrofit Project, which entailed replacing more than 80,000 outdated fixtures and ballasts in the 44 buildings that use the most energy, and the installation of 250 occupancy sensors in classrooms. The University is currently undergoing a Retrocommissioning Project that aims to replace and repair HVAC and other building systems to improve energy efficiency. Programmable controls have already been installed in several older structures as part of the project.

19. Northern Michigan U Cancels Plans to Burn Coal
Northern Michigan University’s request to void the State of Michigan permit for its proposed cogeneration heating and steam plant has been granted by the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). The permit, which was issued May 12, 2008, would have enabled NMU to burn coal as a backup fuel source in the proposed multi-fuel steam and heating plant. The primary fuel source was to be wood and wood byproducts. Construction on the cogeneration plant had not started, in part, due to a stay on the DEQ permit by the Sierra Club, which opposes the burning of coal. NMU is currently working on a permit application that would allow wood to be the sole fuel source.

Grounds

20. U Idaho Partners to Restore Campus Creek
The University of Idaho and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, have signed a project partnership agreement to move forward with a Paradise Creek Ecosystem Restoration project. Design work will include new channel construction and development of access pathways for a portion of the creek that runs through the campus. Restoration aims to improve in-stream habitat, rebuild a continuous habitat corridor, and improve wildlife habitat along the identified sections of Paradise Creek. This work will provide future research opportunities and student learning experiences in bioremediation strategies for storm water run-off, planning, bioregional planning, landscape architecture, and long-term study of impacts and riparian habitats.

Public Engagement

21. Unity College Home Helps Launch Carbon Neutral Housing Line
Unity College (ME) has helped to develop a line of carbon neutral housing through Bensonwood Homes. The "Unity Collection" of homes evolved from Unity House, the LEED Platinum home that Unity built for its President.
See also: Unity Collection Photo Gallery

22. St. John's U Partners to Educate the Homeless
St. John's University has partnered with the New York State Department of Homeless Services establish the Advantage Academy, a program that will provide more than 40 homeless and formerly homeless individuals the chance to obtain an associate degree in the fields of Information Technology and Business. While enrolled in the two-year program, students will receive free housing and support services from DHS and academic curriculum and life skills training from St. John’s. The Advantage Academy strives to prepare participants for independent lives and career paths and ultimately, to break the cycles of poverty and homelessness through higher education.

23. U Illinois Chicago Opens Urban Farm
The University of Illinois at Chicago has opened an organic farm near its Jane Adams Hull-House Museum. The half-acre Hull-House Urban Farm will provide ingredients for the museum's gourmet soup kitchen and food education programming such as workshops on gardening techniques, sustainable practices, cooking, and preserving.

Research

24. San Diego State Establishes Center for Regional Sustainability
San Diego State University (CA) has established the SDSU Center for Regional Sustainability. The Center will be a forum through which a range of stakeholders can come together to work collaboratively to implement comprehensive sustainable solutions to pressing problems in San Diego and Imperial counties, and in Northern Baja, Mexico. Identifying and tackling particular issues, such as water resource management, climate change, transportation, energy, air quality, health, social equity, and sustainable workforce development, the center will build on its capacity to conduct basic and applied research while sponsoring regional and community forums to further define and identify pressing issues.

25. Cornell U Opens New Biofuels Research Laboratory
Cornell University (NY) has opened a new Biofuels Research Laboratory. The new $6 million facility will study and research ways to convert sugars from nonfood crops, such as grasses and wood, into fuel. The lab will provide educational opportunities for students.
See also: Local News Story

26. Alliant Intl U Partners for Green Development
Alliant International University (CA) has partnered with EcoDynamics, LLC to advance renewable energy production, environmental conservation, and sustainable business development. As part of each of its projects, EcoDynamics will create an Alliant Sustainability Center that will house research, educational, and outreach activities related to energy production, resource management, sustainable development, and conservation. These Centers will provide further opportunities for Alliant’s faculty and students to participate in research, planning, and educating the public about these topics.

27. U Connecticut Partners for Green Chemistry Solutions
The University of Connecticut and VeruTEK Technologies, Inc has entered into an agreement to jointly develop, formulate, and distribute green chemistry solutions and implementation technologies that remedy and eliminate the toxic effects of chemical waste in the environment. The partnership seeks to develop Environmental Catalysis and Photocatalysis of Pollutants.

28. McGill U Receives Funding for Green Chemistry Project
McGill University has received a total of $63 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation and the Quebec government. The funds will support five research projects, one of which will help discover new chemical reactions which allow chemists to switch from harmful petrochemicals and solvents to environmentally sound alternatives. $16 million has been allotted for green chemistry research.

29. Ohio State U Students Win 1st Phase of EcoCAR Competition
A team of Ohio State University Engineering students have won the first phase of EcoCAR: The Next Challenge, a competition run by the U.S. Department of Energy that is challenging student teams to re-engineer a 2009 Saturn Vue to achieve improved fuel economy and reduced emissions while retaining the vehicle’s performance and consumer appeal. 17 teams competed in the competition. In this first year of the EcoCAR competition, each team received $10,000 to begin developing their vehicle designs. During years two and three, students will build the vehicle and continue to refine, test and improve vehicle operation. At the end of years two and three, the re-engineered student vehicle prototypes will compete in a week-long competition of engineering tests.

Sustainability Institutionalization

30. Pomona College Updates Env'l Policy, Establishes Sustainability Office
The Pomona College (CA) Board of Trustees has approved an update to the College's Statement of Environmental Policy. The new policy explicitly states the College's commitment to sustainability and sets new standards and requirements for decision-making in four key areas: capital projects, budgetary and financial planning, education and research, and assessment and review. It also formally creates the Sustainability Integration Office, headed by Pomona's Director of Sustainability, Bowen Patterson.
See also: Pomona State of Env''l Policy
See also: List of Campus Sustainability/Environmental Policies (AASHE Members Only)

31. Meredith College Approves Sustainability Plan
Meredith College (NC) has approved a plan for integrating sustainability into the College's practices in education and daily operations. Known as the College's "Greenprint," the new plan includes three main goals: to educate the campus community about sustainability; to model environmental responsibility in daily operations; and to integrate sustainability into campus administrative structure. Each of the goals include several desired outcomes, including weaving sustainability into the curriculum where applicable; minimizing the amount of waste generated by the campus; and using sustainability to inform financial decisions on campus. Students, faculty, staff, administrators and alumnae participated in the development of the plan, led by Meredith Sustainability Coordinator Laura Fieselman.
See also: Meredith College Greenprint
See also: List of Sustainability/Environmental Plans (AASHE Members Only)

32. Unity College Announces New Sustainability Website
Unity College (ME) has updated its sustainability website. The new content, developed by former interim sustainability coordinator, Aaron Witham, highlights Unity’s sustainability education initiatives, current and past sustainability achievements, and personal sustainability stories from campus community members.
See also: List of Campus Sustainability Websites (AASHE Members Only)

33. U New Hampshire Receives New England Env'l Business Council Award
The University of New Hampshire has received the Environmental Merit Award from the Environmental Business Council of New England (EBC) in recognition of its sustainability leadership and programs. Among other reasons, UNH received the award for its landfill gas-to-energy project that was launched in May 2009 that uses purified methane gas from a nearby landfill as the campus's main energy source. Each year in June, the EBC recognizes companies, organizations and individuals for outstanding accomplishments in the promotion of a sustainable, clean environment. Its annual awards were created to encourage environmental companies, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and environmental professionals to serve as models for others to emulate.

Transportation

34. Alfred U to Open Bicycle Library
Alfred University (NY) has announced plans to open a bicycle lending program this fall. The program will make 20 hybrid bicycles, which were purchased with $10,000 in funding from the AU Student Senate, available to AU students, faculty, and staff for a nominal fee. The AU Bicycle Lending Program will also offer a bike shop that will be staffed with a work study position. In addition, a University trustee made an anonymous donation of $2,000 per year to help cover ongoing costs of the program.
See also: List of Bicycle Sharing Programs (AASHE Members Only)

Waste

35. U Wisconsin Madison Begins Composting Initiative
The University of Wisconsin, Madison has launched a project to collect and compost food waste from campus eateries. Organized by We Conserve, a university-wide program that promotes environmental stewardship practices, the project aims to compost more than 400 tons of food waste annually when fully implemented. Food collection reservoirs are set up at two locations on campus, and waste from both sites is taken to a nearby research station run by the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences for composting.
See also: List of Campus Composting Programs (AASHE Members Only)

36. U Vermont Announces Waste Reduction Policy
The University of Vermont has announced a new policy that aims to reduce costs and waste on campus. The University has purchased a six inch high plastic trash can, known as the "mini-bin," for each employee. Under new procedures, custodial staff will no longer empty wastebaskets in individual offices — a task which they do daily now. Instead, faculty and staff will store trash in their mini-bins and dispose of it themselves in a receptacle centrally located near their offices. Employees will also be responsible for carrying their recyclable material such as paper, bottles and cans to a central bin.
See also: List of Campus Recycling and Waste Minimization Policies (AASHE Members Only)

New Resources

37. AASHE Annual Review of Campus Sustainability
AASHE has announced the release of AASHE Digest 2008. The 356-page report, available as a free download on the AASHE website, includes over 1,350 stories that appeared in the weekly AASHE Bulletin last year. Initiatives from nearly 700 institutions are organized into 28 chapters, spanning education and research, campus operations, and administration and finance. In addition, the publication contains over 90 new campus sustainability resources that were released in 2008.
See also: AASHE Press Release

38. New AASHE Resource on Campus Car Bans
AASHE has posted a new resource on campus car bans. The resource provides a list of institutions that prohibit first year students from bringing cars to campus and a list of campuses that have wider bans that include sophomores, residents in general, or some other category of student. The resource is available to the public.

39. AASHE Interview Series: Chief Info Officer, George Washington U
AASHE has posted a new interview as part of its Campus Sustainability Professionals Interview Series. In this installation, David Steinour, Interim Chief Information Officer at George Washington University (DC), discusses the work he and his colleagues have done to green GWU's IT department, the role information technology plays in campus sustainability efforts, and the steps being taking in procurement and purchasing decisions that affect sustainability and IT at GWU. Steinour also offers some advice to those just getting started in a position similar to his.

40. Webinar: Making IT a Key Part of the Campus Sustainability Effort
Educause has posted a webinar on its website entitled, "Making IT a Key Part of the Campus Sustainability Effort." The session focuses on Indiana University's approach to making IT a key component of its sustainability initiatives. In the presentation, IU staff give a model for such activities, describe lesions learned, and discuss the future roles of IT in sustainability.

Opportunities

41. AASHE Awards Programs – Deadline Extended
AASHE has extended the deadline for its Campus Sustainability Leadership Awards, Student Sustainability Leadership Award, and Student Research on Campus Sustainability Award to July 8, 2009. The Campus Sustainability Leadership Award recognizes the institutions that have made the greatest overall commitment to sustainability as demonstrated in their governance, curriculum and research, operations, campus culture, and community outreach. The Student Sustainability Leadership Award honors an undergraduate student from an AASHE member institution who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in promoting campus sustainability. This award includes a $750 prize a feature article in Sustainability: The Journal of Record. The Student Research on Campus Sustainability Award recognizes an undergraduate or graduate student currently enrolled at a U.S. or Canadian institution of higher education who has completed a research paper on campus sustainability that has not been previously published. The winning paper will receive priority review for possible publication in Sustainability: The Journal of Record.

42. Opportunity for Intl Colleges to Submit News Articles to AASHE Bulletin
In an effort to help its members learn from campus sustainability leaders across the globe, AASHE is starting AASHE Bulletin: Global Edition, a semi-annual newsletter that will cover sustainability stories from higher education institutions located outside of the U.S. and Canada. AASHE invites press release and news article suggestions for inclusion in the first issue, which it hopes to release this summer. Topics will include green buildings; climate and energy initiatives, new educational programs, waste reduction efforts, and more. To submit an item for consideration, email a hyperlink to the news story or press release that is posted online to bulletin@aashe.org with the subject line, "global edition." The deadline for submissions for the first issue is July 15, 2009.

43. Focus Roots Fellowships
Focus the Nation has announced the second year of the Focus the Roots Fellowships: "Coal and the Road to Copenhagen." The program seeks applicants between the ages of 18 and 29 who have innovative, creative ideas to accelerate their communities past coal. This year, two Fellows will be selected and one $10,000 grant will be awarded in each of the following community action categories: Sport and Art. In addition, from September 26th through 30th, recipients will participate in a bicycle ride from NYC to DC called Climate Ride to share their progress with 200 other riders. Then in December, the recipients will travel to Copenhagen, Denmark to present their projects to the international communities participating in the COP15 climate treaty negotiations. The deadline to apply is July 15, 2009.

Jobs & Internships

44. Resource Center Manager, AASHE
AASHE is hiring a Resource Center Manager to lead the ongoing development and operation of its interactive, online Resource Center. The successful applicant will ensure that the Resource Center meets members' needs and provides membership value, oversee implementation of technical tools and online resources that will facilitate member interaction and allow members to contribute content to the site (including interactive forums, blog posts, and existing and planned resources); assist in the production of AASHE publications, including the AASHE Bulletin, AASHE Digest, and how-to guides; develop metrics to measure member value and communicate the impact of the Resource Center; and transition the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment Reporting System to a broader reporting system that allows all higher education institutions in the U.S. to report their greenhouse gas emissions and climate planning efforts. A Bachelor's degree and experience developing and publishing content are required. Review of applications will begin on July 3, 2009, and will continue until the position is filled.

45. Environmental Sustainability Analyst, U Georgia
The Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia invites nominations and applications for the position of Environmental Sustainability Analyst. The position will work closely with the Environmental Policy Program Director to evaluate the sustainability of Georgia's natural resources through analysis of existing and proposed environmental policies, especially those relating to water use, energy, and biofuels. A Master's degree is required. Applications received by July 6, 2009 are assured consideration.

46. Instructor, Sustainable Sciences, Maui CC
University of Hawaii Maui Community College seeks an instructor to be responsible for developing a new program in Sustainable Sciences that focuses on alternative energy applications and solutions. S/he will also be tasked with teaching lower division and upper division courses in multiple areas of Energy, Environmental Sciences, Natural Resource and Environmental Management, Natural Science, and/or Engineering. A Ph.D. in Engineering, Natural Science, Natural Resources and Environmental Management or a related field is required.

47. Faculty, Environmental Science, Zane State College
Zane State College (OH) seeks a faculty position in Environmental Studies to: facilitate learning through providing learner-centered classroom and web-based instruction; advise students and evaluate their performance; participate in curriculum development; assess learning outcomes; and maintain records. A Master's degree with emphasis in environmental biology, field biology, wildlife biology, conservation biology, ecology, fisheries science, or closely related field of study is required. The position is open until filled.

48. Membership Coordinator, AASHE
AASHE seeks a Membership Coordinator to carry out a range of membership duties from communication and recruitment to data processing and analysis. Responsibilities will include processing new and renewing memberships, coordinating communications related to membership, managing all membership-related data, responding to member inquiries and requests, generating and distributing scheduled membership reports, and updating and enhancing AASHE's membership web pages. An Associate's or Bachelor's degree is preferred, as is a background and interest in sustainability in higher education. The Membership Coordinator will work in AASHE's business office in Lexington, Kentucky.

Events

49. Local Carbon Offsets 101 Webcast
June 30, 2009; 1 -2:30pm Eastern
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 will June 12, 2009.

50. Webinar on Eliminating Phantom Loads
July 15, 2009; 2 – 3:30pm Eastern; Online
EYP will host "Become a Carbon Zero Hero: Vanquish the Phantom Load Villain," a webinar on decreasing the energy consumed by plug-in electronic devices that use electricity while not in operation. The online seminar will summarize power-management strategies for reducing phantom-loads based on comprehensive on-site audits of more than 15 college campuses and will use audit data to analyze specific phantom-load usage by key higher education constituents and programs, such as staff, faculty, dormitories, and computer labs and libraries. The presentation will also feature examples of student-led energy conservation campaigns, including the University at Buffalo’s “Do It In the Dark” campaign.

51. 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.

52. Registration Open - Conference on Sustainable Laboratories
September 22-24, 2009; Indianapolis, IN
The International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories has opened registration for its Labs21 2009 Annual Conference. The event will include a parallel reception with Ball State University's and AASHE's "Greening of the Campus VIII: Embracing Change" conference; keynote speaker John C. Lechleiter, CEO of Eli Lilly; open discussion, and presentations on laboratory operations and maintenance, research and development campuses' sustainability efforts and the need for investors/developers, laboratory security, and combined heat and power. A discounted registration is available for those attending Greening of the Campus VIII. Early registration ends July 20, 2009.

53. GreenBuild 2009 Conference & Expo
November 11-13, 2009; Phoenix, AZ
The U.S. Green Building Council invites attendees to GreenBuild 2009 International Conference and Expo. Speakers will include Daniel Wildcat, the Director of the Haskell Environmental Research Studies Center and the American Indian Studies Program at Haskell Indian Nations University; Sylvia Earle, Explorer-in-Residence for the National Geographic Society; Peter Gleick, Co-Founder and President Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment, and Security; Aurther Rubinfeld, President of Global Development for Starbucks; and Josh Berstein, International Explorer and TV host for the Discovery Channel's 'Into the Unknown.' The conference will also include workshops, tours, and concurrent sessions.

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