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Table of Contents for 8/10/09:

NEWS
Buildings 1. U Washington Theater Receives LEED Gold
2. Bowdoin College Ice Arena Receives LEED Certification
Climate 3. 21 New Campuses Complete Greenhouse Gas Inventories
Curriculum 4. Keene State College Establishes Env'l Studies Department
5. St. Petersburg College Partners to Offer LEED Training
6. UNESCO, Microsoft Announce Partnership for Green Training
Energy 7. Florida State U Partners to Build 5 MW Solar Thermal Plant
8. Colorado State U to Install Solar Power Plant
9. Drexel U Adopts Smart Grid Technology
10. U Iowa 15th in Nation for On-site Green Power
Funding 11. Portland State U Students Pass Green Fee
Grounds 12. Washington State U Installs Smart Sprinklers
Policy and Legislation 13. Campuses Urge Senate to Support Obama's Energy Education Plan
Public Engagement 14. U System of Ohio Partners for Green Jobs
Sustainability Staffing 15. Luther College Names Sustainability Coordinator
16. U Saskatchewan Appoints Chair in Env & Sustainability
17. George Washington U Hires Green Stakeholder Engagement Coord
Waste 18. Grand Rapids CC Bookstore Rents Textbooks
Other News 19. Princeton Review Releases Green Ratings, Honor Roll

NEW RESOURCES
20. Survey Report on Sustainability in Collegiate Athletic Departments
21. Critical Path Issues on the Way to Carbon Neutrality
22. Mother Nature Network's Top 10 Env'l Scholarships
23. List of Campus Bottled Water Bans & Use Reduction Campaigns
24. Climate Change Reference Guide for Students
25. Interview with U North Texas Sustainability Director
26. Students' Guide to Sustainable Living at Stanford
27. Bioneers Radio Show on Eco Schools
28. Editorial on Sustainability in Higher Education

OPPORTUNITIES
29. Interdisciplinary Climate Change Research Symposium
30. Champions of Sustainability in Communities Award
31. oikos Student Entrepreneurship Award
32. Suggest a Question for AASHE's Sustainability Staffing Survey
33. Volunteer at Greenbuild 2009

JOBS & INTERNSHIPS
34. Executive Director, Sustainability Network, Illinois CC
35. Sustainability Manager, U California, San Francisco
36. Sustainability Coordinator, Colby-Sawyer College
37. Research Chair, Carbon Capture and Storage, U Calgary
38. Climate Scientist, School of Forestry & Env'l Studies, Yale U
39. Faculty, Global Environmental Politics, American U
40. Asst Professor, Environmental Studies, U Illinois, Springfield
41. Planner, Transportation Department, North Carolina State U
42. Coordinator, Ohio Student Environmental Coalition
43. Membership Intern, AASHE

EVENTS
44. Registration Extended - Greening of the Campus VIII
45. Leading for a Sustainable Future: Green Work Force Training
46. Pre-Conf Workshop: How Higher Education Can Lead Restoration
47. Conf: Sustainability in Business: Vision, Practice, & Education

News

Buildings

1. U Washington Theater Receives LEED Gold
The University of Washington Drama Department has received LEED Gold certification for its Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse Theater. The Theater, which seats over 200 people, features natural ventilation; hydronic floor heating; an under-floor air displacement system; water conservation technologies; low VOC paints, sealants, carpets, and theater scenery; recycling of construction waste; and use of regional materials.
See also: Playhouse Theater Sustainability Page
See also: Theater Photos

2. Bowdoin College Ice Arena Receives LEED Certification
The Sidney J. Watson Area at Bowdoin College (ME) has become the first US ice area to receive LEED certification. The $20 million ice arena, which opened in January, uses 17 percent less energy than a comparable facility and contains energy efficient refrigeration and dehumidification systems. The structure, which offers a 90 by 200 square foot ice surface and seating for 1,900 spectators, also features a storm water management system; low-flow showers, faucets, toilets, and urinals; local building materials; and low VOC adhesives, sealants, paints, coatings and carpeting.
See also: Chronicle of Higher Education blog post

Climate

3. 21 New Campuses Complete Greenhouse Gas Inventories
20 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: University of California, Berkeley; University of Minnesota-Twin Cities; University of Illinois at Chicago; Furman University (SC); University of Wyoming; University of South Carolina, Sumter; University of Minnesota-Duluth; State University of New York at Albany; Franklin College (IN); Castleton State College (VT); Cabrillo College (CA); Fairfield University (CT); University of Saint Thomas (MN); San Joaquin Delta College (CA); Springfield College (MA); Gateway Community College (AZ); Lake Superior College (MN); Washtenaw Community College (MI); Coppin State University (MD); and Johnson County Community College (KS). In related news, Michigan Technological University has also published a greenhouse gas inventory.
See also: MTU Press Release

Curriculum

4. Keene State College Establishes Env'l Studies Department
Keene State College (NH) has created a Department of Environmental Studies. The courses in the new department will focus on how people interact with the environment, incorporating the natural world as well as social and political systems.

5. St. Petersburg College Partners to Offer LEED Training
St Petersburg College’s (FL) Corporate Training Office has announced a partnership with the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council to provide a sustainable building operations training course based on the LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance rating system. The collaboration will make the training available beyond the local area.

6. UNESCO, Microsoft Announce Partnership for Green Training
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and Microsoft Corp. have announced a joint task force to help higher education institutions worldwide meet the growing challenge of supporting economic stimulus efforts and work-force development strategies. The UNESCO-Microsoft Task Force on Higher Education and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) will create a strategic plan of action to identify how ICT can be used by governments as a catalyst for change. The Task Force will also seek to ensure that students are equipped to drive and support economic growth and to address major development challenges such as those related to the environment.

Energy

7. Florida State U Partners to Build 5 MW Solar Thermal Plant
Florida State University has announced plans to build a 5 MW power plant that uses solar thermal energy and biomass to generate electricity. The plant will use thermal aluminum panels that capture and store heat and will use biomass to make up for hours of the day when the sun isn't out. Construction is set to start in the fall and is expected to be completed in 18 months.

8. Colorado State U to Install Solar Power Plant
Colorado State University has announced plans to install a 2 MW solar power plant on its Foothills Campus. The 15 acre solar array will generate enough solar power to meet more than 10 percent of the University’s electric energy needs. In exchange for hosting the solar panels, Colorado State has secured a 20-year contract for solar power to keep costs low.
See also: List of Campus Solar Installations

9. Drexel U Adopts Smart Grid Technology
Drexel University (PA) has deployed an energy monitoring system on its main campus. The system will provide real-time measurements of Drexel's power usage and eventually allow the University to sell energy back to the larger public grid. Using real-time pricing technology, the system will also allow the University to purchase power at times of the day when demand is low and sell excess power back to the larger power grid. The Power Resources Department at Drexel’s College of Engineering will use the campus smart grid as a working laboratory to advance its study of urban power systems.

10. U Iowa 15th in Nation for On-site Green Power
The University of Iowa has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as one of the Top 20 On-site Green Power Users, with a rank of 15th in the nation. As the only college campus on this list, the UI has an on-site power plant that uses oat hulls to generate nearly 9 million kilowatt-hours of biomass power annually, equivalent to 3 percent of its electricity use.
See also: EPA's Top 20 On-site List

Funding

11. Portland State U Students Pass Green Fee
Portland State University will institute a $5 per term green fee starting this fall. The referendum was passed by 72 percent of voting students this spring, and is expected to generate more than $500,000 in funding for green projects. The allocated funds will subsidize a $10-$15 transit pass for students, create a student-run special sustainability projects fund to support small student-led sustainable projects, and establish a green revolving loan fund to finance energy and water conservation projects.
See also: List of Student Fees for Renewable Energy (AASHE Members Only)

Grounds

12. Washington State U Installs Smart Sprinklers
Washington State University has installed a new water management irrigation system that turns off when it is raining. The University expects the evapotranspiration controller system to reduce water consumption by 30 percent.

Policy and Legislation

13. Campuses Urge Senate to Support Obama's Energy Education Plan
A group of over 100 universities, professional associations, and student groups joined the Breakthrough Institute in submitting a letter urging the U.S. Senate to fully support the Obama administration's national energy education initiative. The initiative, named "RE-ENERGYSE" (REgaining our ENERGY Science and Engineering Edge), aims to produce thousands of highly-skilled U.S. energy workers and develop new energy education programs at American universities and K-12 schools. The program would develop between 5,000 and 8,500 highly educated scientists, engineers, and other professionals to enter the clean energy field by 2015, which would rise to 10,000 -17,000 professionals by 2020. The Technical Training and K-12 Education subprogram would create between 200 to 300 community college and other training programs to prepare thousands of technically skilled workers for clean energy jobs.
See also: The Letter (pdf)

Public Engagement

14. U System of Ohio Partners for Green Jobs
The Ohio Board of Regents has announced the launch of Ohio Green Pathways, a collaboration of the University System of Ohio and the Ohio Environmental Council that is designed to link education and training with green industry jobs in the state. The program aims to demonstrate career pathways for students in green education programs, increase enrollment in these programs, and help ensure that the state's workforce demands are met. Goals of the program include creating a database of green programs in the University System of Ohio, identifying current best practices in green education and training programs in Ohio and across the nation, and meeting anticipated workforce demand through new and expanded development of workforce training in the University System of Ohio's adult career-technical education sites and community colleges.

Sustainability Staffing

15. Luther College Names Sustainability Coordinator
Luther College (IA) has named Dan Bellrichard to the position of Sustainability Coordinator. Bellrichard will be tasked with assisting the College in achieving its sustainability goals and reducing the environmental impact of the institution by engaging students, faculty, and staff in sustainability initiatives related to campus operations, student life, and teaching and research. The new Coordinator will also supervise student work-study sustainability employees, serve as a liaison between campus and community sustainability groups, and design and implement strategies to achieve reductions in solid waste disposal, campus energy usage, and recycling.
See also: Directory of Campus Sustainability Officers (AASHE Members Only)

16. U Saskatchewan Appoints Chair in Env & Sustainability
The University of Saskatchewan has appointed Douglas A. Clark as Centennial Chair in the School of Environment and Sustainability. The Chair, a five-year appointment effective August 1, 2009, will provide leadership and vision in establishing an interdisciplinary research program and promote excellence in graduate student training. Clark earned a Bachelor's degree in Biology from the University of Victoria (BC), a Master’s in Zoology from the University of Alberta, and a PhD in Geography and Environmental Studies from Wilfrid Laurier University (ON). Since 2007, Clark has served as a scholar-in-residence at Yukon College, building the college’s research capacity and providing strategic advice on a new undergraduate environmental studies program.

17. George Washington U Hires Green Stakeholder Engagement Coord
George Washington University (DC) has hired Sophie Waskow as its new Stakeholder Engagement Coordinator for the Office of Sustainability. Waskow will be contributing to sustainability analysis, communications, reporting, and outreach of GW's sustainability efforts. Waskow previously worked at SustainAbility, a corporate social responsibility consulting firm, working with energy sector clients on their sustainability strategies, and is currently the co-chair of the Washington D.C. chapter of StartingBloc, a fellowship program dedicated to social entrepreneurship, corporate sustainability, and international development.

Waste

18. Grand Rapids CC Bookstore Rents Textbooks
Grand Rapids Community College (MI) has announced plans to begin renting textbooks to students starting this fall. GRCC's bookstore provider is testing the rental system at six of its 860 campus stores during the upcoming semester.

Other News

19. Princeton Review Releases Green Ratings, Honor Roll
The Princeton Review has released its second annual "Green Rating" of colleges, a measure of how environmentally friendly the institutions that filled out its survey. The company tallied its Green Ratings for 697 institutions based on data it collected from the colleges in 2008-09 concerning their environmentally related policies, practices, and academic offerings. The ratings are reported in some college profiles on the Princeton Review website and in its college guides. The Princeton Review also named 15 colleges to its "2010 Green Rating Honor Roll," a list that salutes the institutions that received the highest possible score – 99 – in this year's rating tallies. Institutions listed on the Honor Roll include: Arizona State University, Bates College (ME), Binghamton University (NY), College of the Atlantic (ME), Colorado College, Dickinson College (PA), Evergreen State College (WA), Georgia Institute of Technology, Harvard College (MA), Middlebury College (VT), Northeastern University (MA), University of California, Berkeley, University of New Hampshire, University of Washington, and Yale University (CT).
See also: Green Honor Roll

New Resources

20. Survey Report on Sustainability in Collegiate Athletic Departments
AASHE has released the 2009 Collegiate Athletic Department Sustainability Survey Report. The survey, which was distributed to the 119 athletic departments at National Collegiate Athletic Association Football Bowl Subdivision universities, found that while sustainability efforts appear to be growing within collegiate athletics, commitment to sustainability is lower among athletic departments than compared to their institutions as a whole and to professional sports teams. Nearly three out of four athletic departments reported that sustainability initiatives are a “very high” or “high” priority for their institution as a whole, and less than half (44 percent) of respondents said that sustainability was a very high or high priority for the athletic departments themselves. In addition, almost 75 percent of respondents expect the emphasis on environmental programs in the Athletic Department to increase in the future.
See also: AASHE Press Release

21. Critical Path Issues on the Way to Carbon Neutrality
The National Association of College and University Business Officers has published "Perspectives... Presenting Thought Leaders' Points of View: Critical Path Issues on the Way to Carbon Neutrality." In the document, author Wendell C. Brase gives "an overview of tools, resources, and public policies that colleges and universities need to markedly reduce, or neutralize, their carbon emissions."

22. Mother Nature Network's Top 10 Env'l Scholarships
Mother Nature Network has published an article on its top 10 environmental scholarships. The funding opportunities include: Annie's Homegrown Sustainable Agriculture Scholarship, Brower Youth Awards, Department of Natural Resources' Environmental Education Scholarship, Dr. W. Wesley Eckenfelder Scholarship, Garden Club of American Scholarships, National Environmental Health Association Scholarship, Middlebury Fellowship in Environmental Journalism, Morris K. Udall Scholarship, Switzer Foundation Fellowship, and Windstar Environmental Studies Scholarship.

23. List of Campus Bottled Water Bans & Use Reduction Campaigns
AASHE has released a new resource that lists institutions that have banned bottled water from campus or have active campaigns to reduce their sale and consumption. The page, which is available to AASHE members only, also lists non-profit organizations that have resources available to students and institutions who wish to reduce bottled water use on campus.

24. Climate Change Reference Guide for Students
The Worldwatch Institute's "Climate Change Reference Guide" is now available as a free download for students. The Guide contains sections on sources of climate change, measuring climate change, consequences of greenhouse gas buildup, food and agriculture, health, and coasts, and climate diplomacy.

25. Interview with U North Texas Sustainability Director
Bike Denton, a blog on cycling in Denton, Texas, has published an interview with Todd Spinks, the Sustainability Director at the University of North Texas. In the post, Spinks discusses the trend of sustainability at UNT, upcoming UNT initiatives, how bicycling ties into the University's goals, and collaboration between operations and academia on campus.

26. Students' Guide to Sustainable Living at Stanford
Students at Stanford University (CA), in partnership with the Office of Sustainability, have created the "Students' Guide to Sustainable Living at Stanford." The guide, which will be presented at the new student orientation events, contains information on greening dorm rooms and apartments, how to conserve water and electricity while doing laundry, how to make study habits more sustainable, eating sustainably on campus, using alternative transportation options, and where and what to recycle.

27. Bioneers Radio Show on Eco Schools
The Bioneers 2009 Radio Series has recorded and posted a free podcasting of a show entitled, "Eco Schools." During the program, Fritjof Capra, co-founder of the Center for Ecoliteracy, and environmental educators Cheryl Charles and David Orr explore what is working for the schools that are successfully integrating ecological awareness, understanding, and practices through the curriculum and the community.
See also: Bioneers 2009 Radio Series Homepage

28. Editorial on Sustainability in Higher Education
The Spring/Summer 2009 Issue of Sustainability: Science, Practice, & Policy features an editorial entitled, "Higher Education: the quest for the sustainable campus." In the piece, author Leith Sharp, Founding Director of the Harvard Green Campus Initiative, discusses the history of the campus sustainability movement and advocates for teaching and demonstrating sustainability on campus.

Opportunities

29. Interdisciplinary Climate Change Research Symposium
The Dissertations Initiative for the Advancement of Climate Change Research invites applications for its week-long symposium which will be held in March 2010. During the event, participants will present and discuss their research, hone interdisciplinary communication and team skills, and discuss emerging research, societal and professional issues with each other and with established researchers invited to serve as mentors. Participation will be limited to thirty-four early career scholars identified by an interdisciplinary committee of research scientists based on review of submitted applications. Applicants should have completed their Ph.D.'s between April 1, 2007 and July 31, 2009. The application deadline is August 31, 2009.

30. Champions of Sustainability in Communities Award
The Sustainability Endowments Institute invites nominations for the Champions of Sustainability in Communities Award. Champion Awards will be presented to U.S. colleges or universities with exemplary community partnerships that demonstrate the impact of collaboration in achieving sustainability goals. Those selected will be recognized in the College Sustainability Report Card 2010 scheduled for release this fall. Nominations are due September 4, 2009.

31. oikos Student Entrepreneurship Award
oikos invites applications for its Student Entrepreneurship Award which recognizes outstanding entrepreneurial student projects in the field of Higher Education for Sustainable Development. The award honors projects in areas of Sustainable Campus and Curricula Change. The Sustainable Campus category recognizes student initiatives that help universities become beacons of sustainability by integrating it into the campus operations. The Curricular Change category recognizes student initiatives that provide tomorrow’s leaders with knowledge on sustainable economics and management and with action-oriented skills to make a difference in practice. Applications are due September 30, 2009.

32. Suggest a Question for AASHE's Sustainability Staffing Survey
AASHE is preparing to update its 2008 Higher Education Sustainability Officer Position and Salary Survey and is soliciting suggestions for additional survey questions or improvements to questions that have been used in the past. Suggestions may be posted as comments on the blog post.

33. Volunteer at Greenbuild 2009
The U.S. Green Building Council – Arizona Chapter invites full-time students and professionals age 25 and younger to receive free admission to Greenbuild 2009 in exchange for a minimum of 8 hours of volunteer time. Volunteer activities will include helping to education conference attendees on the conference recycling program; assisting at conference general sessions and specific session tracks; helping with off-site educational sessions; assisting on green tours; helping with outdoor activities; and preparing for pre-conference activities.

Jobs & Internships

34. Executive Director, Sustainability Network, Illinois CC
Illinois Community College seeks an Executive Director to provide leadership and coordination for its Sustainability Network. The Executive Director will oversee and coordinate operations throughout the statewide network and will serve as the primary contact person on all issues related to the development and implementation of programs and services designed to address critical issues related to energy efficiency, energy conservation and sustainability. The Executive Director will also work with regional, state, and national leaders in addressing the current and future needs of the Illinois "green jobs" workforce. A Master's degree in Environmental Studies or a related field and significant leadership experience in a community college, not-for-profit, or corporate entity are required. Applications are due August 21, 2009.

35. Sustainability Manager, U California, San Francisco
The University of California, San Francisco Capital Programs and Facilities Management Department invites applications for a position as Sustainability Manager. The successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating all UCSF initiatives related to sustainability in accordance with the Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Sustainability mission and vision and updating initiatives to keep current with institutional capacity and developing technologies. Requirements include a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Studies or a related field with an environmental focus; a minimum of seven years experience implementing environmental or sustainability programs, resource management, environmental initiatives, or equivalent; and experience with energy, water, and waste conversation in buildings.

36. Sustainability Coordinator, Colby-Sawyer College
Colby-Sawyer College (NH) is looking for a Sustainability Coordinator to provide guidance and advice to the President, Senior Officers and the college community on ways to make the institution a leader in campus sustainability and to direct and lead CSC in a cultural change toward sustainability. Other responsibilities will include collecting the information and compiling the reports to meet the reporting requirements of the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment and teaching the development of a "Sustainable Living" course and an interdisciplinary "Pathway" course with a strong sustainability emphasis. A Master's Degree in an appropriate discipline and at least three years in sustainability-related positions are strongly preferred. The position is open until filled.

37. Research Chair, Carbon Capture and Storage, U Calgary
The University of Calgary (AB) invites applications for a Canada Excellence Research Chair in Carbon Capture and Storage. The successful candidate will work to advance the pursuit of the University's academic mission in innovative leadership in energy and the environment.

38. Climate Scientist, School of Forestry & Env'l Studies, Yale U
The Yale University (CT) School of Forestry and Environmental Studies seeks a scientist who has research credentials in processes governing Earth's climate and expertise in the environmental impact of climate change. The opening is for either a tenure-track junior level position or for an exceptional senior-level scholar. Ideal candidates will demonstrate potential for collaborating with the School's natural and social scientists on the study of relationships between climate change and other environmental issues of societal importance, such as the condition of forest and freshwater resources, food security, biodiversity, emerging disease, and pollution. The successful candidate is expected to develop an internationally recognized research program that involves graduate students, to work across disciplinary boundaries in a collegial environment, and to teach in both the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and in Yale College. Applications received by 30 September 2009 will receive full consideration.

39. Faculty, Global Environmental Politics, American U
The School of International Service at American University (DC) seeks an open rank professor of Global Environmental Politics. Responsibilities will include teaching and research supervision at the undergraduate and graduate levels, mentoring students, and participating in university governance. A Ph.D. or highest equivalent degree in a relevant discipline and record of teaching and research excellence are required. The successful candidate will specialize in sustainable development, international environmental cooperation, climate change, corporate sustainability, transnational environmental justice, global sustainability, and/or geopolitics of environmental protection. Applications will be reviewed beginning September 15, 2009, and continue until the position is filled.

40. Asst Professor, Environmental Studies, U Illinois, Springfield
The University of Illinois, Springfield is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies. Candidates should have expertise in environmental policy, administration, and law, and should be able to teach Environmental Policy and Analysis, Natural Resources Policy and Administration, NEPA, Environmental Law, and Environmental Ethics. A Ph.D. in Environmental Policy/Administration, Environmental Law, Environmental Studies, or a related discipline is required. Review of applications will begin September 21, 2009 and continue until the position is filled.

41. Planner, Transportation Department, North Carolina State U
North Carolina State University has a professional staff planner position available in its Transportation Department. The successful candidate will perform technical and data analysis; program and project management; and systems operations support to the department. S/he will also work with the transportation demand management program and help develop alternative transportation programs such as bicycle and vehicle sharing. A Bachelor's degree in Urban and Regional Planning, Transportation Planning, or a closely related field is required. A Master's degree is preferred. The position is open until filled.

42. Coordinator, Ohio Student Environmental Coalition
The Ohio Student Environmental Coalition seeks a Coordinator to be responsible for face-to-face field organizing visits followed by regular organizing guidance; supporting the operations of the Steering Committee; some fundraising; and being the primary support for gatherings and actions. Candidates should be located in Ohio during the 2009-2010 school year, have community organizing experience, and have a deep commitment to environmental and social justice. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

43. Membership Intern, AASHE
AASHE seeks a fall semester intern for 30-40 hrs/week who can assist with membership renewals and recruitment of new members. Candidates should be extremely detail-oriented and capable of meeting deadlines and deliverables without a great deal of supervision. Tasks will include general communication with campuses and businesses about membership issues; emailing and calling prospective and renewing members; working with membership information in an Access database; and compiling AASHE membership data for reports using Excel spreadsheets. Prior office experience and data management skills are also highly desired, including proficiency with Access and Excel. The position is open until filled.

Events

44. Registration Extended - Greening of the Campus VIII
September 20-23, 2009; Indianapolis, IN
Ball State University and AASHE invite registration for Greening of the Campus VIII: Embracing Change. Keynote speakers will include Frances Moore Lappé, author of Diet for a Small Planet; Geoff Chase, Dean of Undergraduate Studies at San Diego State University (CA); and Jerome Ringo, President of the Apollo Alliance. Other conference features will include pre-, post-, and in-conference workshops; a two-day tradeshow focused on promoting environmentally sustainable and socially responsible products and services; panels, forums, and posters; and a networking reception with the Labs 21 conference. Early registration has been extended to August 14, 2009. Discounts are available for students and AASHE members.

45. Leading for a Sustainable Future: Green Work Force Training
September 21, 2009; 9:30am – 12:30pm Eastern; Indianapolis, IN
The National Wildlife Federation and Jobs for the Future will host, "Leading for a Sustainable Future: Green Work Force Training," a workshop that will be held at Ball State University and AASHE's Greening of the Campus Conference. The workshop will offer college and university leaders the opportunity to learn more about successful practices and funding opportunities for green work force training. Highlights will include innovative models for youth work force programs, the unique role of community colleges as youth employment partners, and opportunities for funding.

46. Pre-Conf Workshop: How Higher Education Can Lead Restoration
October 15, 2009; 9am – 5pm Pacific; San Francisco, CA
Second Nature, AASHE, and the California Student Sustainability Coalition will host "Education for Action in the Age of Climate Change: How Higher Education Can Lead Restoration In and Out of the Classroom," a pre-conference workshop at Bioneers 2009. The workshop, which is designed for students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the general public, will challenge participants to rethink the purpose of formal education related to solving the complex problems we face, while demonstrating breakthrough examples of leadership and successful innovations. Keynote speakers will include David Orr, leading environmental educator and Bioneers board member; Dr. Anthony Cortese, founder and President of Second Nature; and Julian Keniry, Senior Director of Campus and Community Leadership for the National Wildlife Federation.

47. Conf: Sustainability in Business: Vision, Practice, & Education
January 8-9, 2010; Argosy University, Eagan, Minnesota
The graduate business program at Argosy University invites participants to its conference, "Sustainability in Business: Vision, Practice, and Education." The conference will provide an opportunity for presentation and dialogue between businesses and educators to successfully develop leaders able to compete and manage the change brought about by the current global trend. Papers relating to four major topics are invited: business knowledge and skills, best practices, resources and information, and sustainability in a global world. The deadline for abstracts is August 15, 2009. The conference welcomes participants from academia, business, government, and nonprofit organizations.