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Table of Contents for 9/7/09:

NEWS
Buildings 1. Monroe CC Building Receives LEED Silver
2. U Evansville University Center Awarded LEED Certification
3. Washington U St. Louis Opens 2 Green Residence Halls
4. Renovated Hotel Opens for Student Housing in Michigan
5. Syracuse U Opens Green Residence Hall
6. Saint John's U to Open Green Building
Co-Curricular Education 7. U Albany Launches 2 Green-Themed Res Halls, Local Food Dining Option
8. U Pennsylvania Offers Green Pre-Orientation
9. U California, San Diego Begins Several Green Initiatives
10. Bates College Assigns Summer Reading on Climate Change
11. Lafayette College Students Take Top Honors in Green Building Contest
Curriculum 12. NCSE to Create Climate Solutions Learning Community
13. Ithaca College Launches New Dept of Env'l Studies & Science
14. Metropolitan CC Partners with IBM for Green Data Ctr Degree
15. Idaho State U to Offer 2 Associate Degrees in Renewable Energy
Energy 16. Georgian Court U Offsets 100% of its Energy w/ RECs
17. Virginia Commonwealth U Installs 6.6 kW Solar Array
18. U Hawaii Mānoa Unveils Solar Testbed
19. 3 MA Campuses Install Walk-In Cooler Energy-Reduction Systems
20. California State U San Bernardino Installs Green Fitness Machines
21. Central College Receives $25K Rebate for Energy Reduction
22. Western State College to Install Biomass Boiler
Funding 23. 3 Schools Receive DOE Funding for Carbon Capture Training Projects
Grounds 24. Purchase College Announces Green Landscaping Project
Sustainability Institutionalization 25. Stony Brook U Hospital Pledges to Reduce Env'l Impact
Sustainability Staffing 26. Luther College Names Assistant Sustainability Coordinator
Transportation 27. Portland State U Opens Cycle Track
28. Western Carolina U Launches Yellow Bike Project
29. U Alabama Launches Car-Share Program
30. U New Mexico Unveils Veggie Bus
Waste 31. U Pennsylvania Graduation to Feature Recycled-Plastic Caps & Gowns
32. U Kansas Launches Litter Reduction Campaign
33. Northwest Missouri State U Introduces Reusable Shopping Bag Prgm
34. U Delaware Expands Recycling

NEW RESOURCES
35. Climate Neutral Campus Report
36. New Issue of Sustainability: The Journal of Record

OPPORTUNITIES
37. Opportunity to Become Power Shift Campaign Coordinator

JOBS & INTERNSHIPS
38. President, Prescott College
39. Dean, School for Sustainability and the Env, Chatham U
40. Safety and Sustainability Coordinator, Frostburg State U
41. Multiple Faculty Positions, Sustainable Energy, U Connecticut
42. Academic Specialist, Energy, U California Berkeley
43. Asst/Assoc Professor, Climate Change Science, Cornell U
44. Asst Prof, Env'l Science/Biology, West Virginia Wesleyan College
45. STARS Intern, AASHE

EVENTS
46. Green IT Webinar
47. Registration Deadline Approaching - Greening of the Campus VIII
48. Pre-Conf Workshop: How Higher Education Can Lead Restoration

News

Buildings

1. Monroe CC Building Receives LEED Silver
Monroe Community College’s (NY) Louis S. and Molly B. Wolk Center for Excellence in Nursing structure has received LEED Silver certification. The building includes low-flow plumbing, a highly reflective roof, and a building envelope that optimizes energy performance. The 22,000-square-foot facility also contains at least 20 percent overall recycled content that has been manufactured, harvested, and/or recovered within 500 miles of the college.

2. U Evansville University Center Awarded LEED Certification
The University of Evansville's (IN) Ridgway University Center has received LEED certification. The 92,000 square-foot structure, which opened in November 2008, features a stormwater management system, lighting controls, and use of renewable resources such as bamboo and recycled rubber.
See also: UE Ridgeway University Center Construction Announcement
See also: List of Green Student Centers (AASHE Members Only)

3. Washington U St. Louis Opens 2 Green Residence Halls
Washington University in St. Louis (MO) has opened South 40 House and Umrath House, two new residence halls that were designed to meet LEED Silver standards. All equipment in South 40 House dining facilities, including stoves, hoods, and refrigerators, has an Energy Star label, and food waste will be sent to a pulper, which is similar to a composter. Umrath Hall will house 99 first-year students and three resident advisors (RAs). Three RAs and 126 students will live in South 40 House.
See also: List of Green Residence Halls (AASHE Members Only)

4. Renovated Hotel Opens for Student Housing in Michigan
Riverfront Residence Hall, a 340,000-square-foot structure that was formerly a hotel in Flint, MI, has opened to provide housing for students attending the University of Michigan, Flint; Mott Community College; and Baker College. The first phase of the $20 million renovation will provide housing for 250 students.The second phase, which is expected to be complete in 2010, will open space for 550 students on the top eight floors. The building originally opened in 1981 as the Hyatt Regency Hotel and was operating as the Riverfront Character Inn when it was bought by Uptown Reinvestment Corp.

5. Syracuse U Opens Green Residence Hall
Syracuse University (NY) has opened Ernie Davis Hall, a residential and dining facility that is registered for LEED Silver certification. The structure includes low-flow faucets and showerheads, efficient lighting, and a stormwater management system.

6. Saint John's U to Open Green Building
Saint John's University (MN) has announced plans to open the McKeown Center, the community center for the lower campus of SJU. Designed to meet LEED Silver standards, the McKeown Center features a rain garden; pervious sidewalk pavers; local materials; energy efficient lighting, heating, and air conditioning systems; and plumbing fixtures that will help reduce water consumption.

Co-Curricular Education

7. U Albany Launches 2 Green-Themed Res Halls, Local Food Dining Option
University at Albany (NY) has opened two new sustainability-themed residence halls and has introduced local food in one of its dining halls. Students living in the sustainability-themed residences will learn about sustainable living, help raise awareness among the student body about the importance of environmental conservation, and model best practices towards sustainability. Prior to the fall semester, students signed contracts agreeing to calculate their carbon footprint; initiate sustainability-themed programming for faculty, staff, and students; and attend meetings of the campus group UAlbany Students for Sustainability. The local food options will include produce, grass-fed beef, and cage-free eggs, which will be prepared and cooked to order.

8. U Pennsylvania Offers Green Pre-Orientation
The University of Pennsylvania has begun PennGreen, an environmentally focused pre-orientation program offered to select incoming first-year students. The four-day program provides students with an environmental introduction to the University and to Philadelphia and offers them a chance to form relationships with peers interested in environmental activism. Participants will meet faculty, learn about campus recycling and Penn building projects that are designed to meet LEED standards, volunteer at a local urban farm, partake in and learn about how the community participates in the sustainable food and living movement, and take an ecological river tour, among other activities.

9. U California, San Diego Begins Several Green Initiatives
The University of California, San Diego has launched several sustainability initiatives to start the new school year. UCSD has hired seven student “Econauts” to provide peer-to-peer sustainability education. The students will work with the campus residential life staff to educate students and dining customers about ways to reduce their carbon footprint and help UC San Diego meet sustainability goals. The University has also installed bioswales - landscape elements designed to wash water through rocks so that it can be absorbed into the land and minimize the need for irrigation - around new buildings. The bioswales contain native plants. In addition, students moving into the transfer student housing on campus will receive individual electricity bills (to give them an incentive to keep energy consumption low) and a reusable recycling bag in which they can deposit plastic and glass bottles and jars, paper and newspaper, metal containers, and cardboard to take to central recycling locations. UCSD has also instituted a policy to serve only cage-free eggs and fair trade coffee, tea, and sugar in campus dining facilities, and all dining locations will begin regularly featuring farmers' markets where students will have the opportunity to buy locally grown, organic produce directly from local food businesses.
See also: List of Student Sustainability Educator Programs

10. Bates College Assigns Summer Reading on Climate Change
In an effort to encourage arriving first-year students to participate in researching and taking action on carbon emissions and climate change, Bates College (ME) has made climate change the focus of its 2009 summer reading program. The list of books included: With Speed and Violence: Why Scientists Fear Tipping Points in Climate Change by Fred Pearce; Climate Code Red: The Case for Emergency Action by David Spratt and Philip Sutton; and Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future by Bill McKibben. As part of the same effort, the institution's annual orientation will feature a presentation by Franke James, an artist known for her environmental activism, and on October 24, Bates students will take part in an international day of action advocating for real progress in curtailing climate change.

11. Lafayette College Students Take Top Honors in Green Building Contest
A group of civil engineering graduates at Lafayette College (PA) have won third place, trailing two teams of professional architects, in the U.S. Green Building Council's Natural Talent Design Competition in New York City. The Lafayette team designed a complex that includes a middle school and affordable housing for a 7,500-square-foot lot along Adam Clayton Boulevard in Harlem. The contest provides an applied learning experience in integrated design, sustainability, innovation, and social consciousness.

Curriculum

12. NCSE to Create Climate Solutions Learning Community
The National Science Foundation has awarded the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) a $1.7 million grant to build CAMEL (Climate, Adaptation, and Mitigation E-Learning), a nationwide learning community that will engage educators and scholars to develop curriculum at the undergraduate level based on the best available research and most effective teaching methods. It will also focus on faculty development, community building, and the cyberinfrastructure to disseminate innovative strategies. The three-year project will focus initially on expanding the curricular materials on climate science and solutions available to undergraduate students. Content will include an interdisciplinary treatment of climate change causes and consequences and solutions relevant to regional, national, and global scales. Once the project is completed, a virtual tool chest of teaching and learning resources on climate solutions will be freely available online for use by universities and colleges nationwide.

13. Ithaca College Launches New Dept of Env'l Studies & Science
Ithaca College (NY) has announced the creation of the Department of Environmental Studies and Science, which will house its degree programs in environmental studies and environmental science. The two majors were previously under the umbrella of the environmental studies program.

14. Metropolitan CC Partners with IBM for Green Data Ctr Degree
Metropolitan Community College (NE) has partnered with IBM to develop a green data center management degree. The two-year, associate degree in Information Technology - Data Center Management includes courses to help students gain technical and business skills to prepare them for careers in the design and management of energy-efficient data centers. Students will have the opportunity to learn virtualization and server consolidation, energy efficiency, business resiliency, and security and compliance skills. The program will officially launch in the spring of 2010.
See also: MCC Data Center Mgmt Degree Webpage

15. Idaho State U to Offer 2 Associate Degrees in Renewable Energy
The Idaho State University Energy Systems Technology and Education Center (ESTEC) has announced plans to begin offering two new Associate of Applied Science degree programs this fall — Energy Systems Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) and Energy Systems Wind Engineering Technology (WET). The Mechanical Engineering Technology program is a two-year program that will train engineering technicians to work in the mechanical portions of a power plant. Graduates will be able to work in fossil, nuclear, and renewable energy sources. The Wind Engineering Technology program, also a two-year program, will train technicians to install, maintain, and service wind turbines. The Wind Engineering Technology program provides coursework in electrical and mechanical engineering as well as necessary training to climb towers safely and develop the specialized skills and training needed for the growing wind industry.
See also: ISU ESTEC Homepage

Energy

16. Georgian Court U Offsets 100% of its Energy w/ RECs
Georgian Court University (NJ) has purchased more than 5.6 kWh of Renewable Energy Credits (RECs). The purchase, which offsets 100 percent of the University's energy usage, includes 5 million kWh of biomass energy and 665,280 kWh of wind energy from national wind farms.

17. Virginia Commonwealth U Installs 6.6 kW Solar Array
Virginia Commonwealth University has installed a 6.6 kW solar array on its campus steam plant. The system of 30 solar panels will help VCU offset about 7,000 metric tons of CO2 each year.
See also: List of Campus Solar Installations

18. U Hawaii Mānoa Unveils Solar Testbed
The University of Hawai'i, Mānoa has installed a renewable energy demonstration and testing site on the roof of a campus building, Saunders Hall. The “Kumu Kit” solar panel system will provide an opportunity for students to study the potential of solar energy and test different technologies for turning sunlight into electricity. The first project for the testbed will evaluate micro-inverter technology that improves the efficiency of solar power arrays. The micro-inverters communicate real-time power production data from each solar panel to a central web site that archives historical data.

19. 3 MA Campuses Install Walk-In Cooler Energy-Reduction Systems
Smith College has installed 20 "CoolTrol" systems on campus. The system reduces the amount of time a walk-in cooler's compressor runs, thereby maximizing the energy efficiency and minimizing operational costs. After an up-front cost of $50,000, the technology will save Smith about $17,000 a year in electricity. Smith also received a rebate from National Grid to invest in the energy-saving project. The installation project is the result of a class assignment undertaken by a Smith undergraduate student. The coolers will also be installed at Amherst College and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

20. California State U San Bernardino Installs Green Fitness Machines
California State University, San Bernardino has installed 20 elliptical fitness machines in the student recreation and fitness center that generate energy from exercise. Each machine generates about 100 watts of power per hour when in use and features a sign that explains that the machine generates energy that is converted to electricity. A digital banner on several television monitors also shows the generated electricity.

21. Central College Receives $25K Rebate for Energy Reduction
Central College (IA) has received a custom rebate check for $25,789.27 from Interstate Power and Light Company for its efforts in reducing the College’s energy usage. When constructing its education and psychology building, Central College installed energy-efficient insulation, energy-efficient windows, and a heat recovery system. The installation resulted in a gas usage reduction of 19,746 therms, which will avoid more than 98.7 metric tons of carbon dioxide. In addition to the rebate, Central College will realize an estimated savings on its annual energy bill of more than $13,000.

22. Western State College to Install Biomass Boiler
Western State College of Colorado has announced plans to install a boiler system that relies on woody biomass for fuel. A local source does not currently exist for the wood chips necessary to fuel the system, so Western plans to produce its own.

Funding

23. 3 Schools Receive DOE Funding for Carbon Capture Training Projects
The U.S. Department of Energy has announced that the University of Illinois, the University of Texas at Austin, and the University of Wyoming will each receive a portion of its $8.4 million in funding to develop sequestration technology training projects. The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois will create the Midwest Geological Sequestration Consortium Sequestration Technology Training Center; the University of Texas at Austin will create an alliance for Sequestration Training, Outreach, Research and Education, as part of the Gulf Coast Carbon Center, to promote the transfer of scientific knowledge and applied engineering technologies related to CO2 storage in the Gulf Coast region; and the University of Wyoming will develop the Wyoming Carbon Capture and Storage Technology Institute to implement training and technology transfer in the Wyoming and Rocky Mountain regions.

Grounds

24. Purchase College Announces Green Landscaping Project
Purchase College (NY) has announced plans to renovate its central plaza. The renovation will reduce the amount of pavement by 25 percent and increase the thermal properties for the occupied spaces below the plaza. Plants will include a variety of native and adapted trees, shrubs, grasses and ground cover planted in soils specifically engineered to promote infiltration and plant health. In addition, about 4,000 linear feet of existing granite paving will be re-used as curbing around the perimeter of the new planting beds. The project seeks to reduce the amount of current surface runoff, slow the infiltration rate of rainwater, and act as a bio-filter to improve the water quality of runoff conveyed to the existing storm system. The work is scheduled for completion by August 2012.

Sustainability Institutionalization

25. Stony Brook U Hospital Pledges to Reduce Env'l Impact
Stony Brook University (NY) Hospital has become the first hospital in the U.S. to pledge to reduce its environmental impact through an agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The agreement signed by the two entities outlines goals and strategies for energy and water conservation, solid waste management, green design and the use of environmentally-friendly products. Stony Brook University Hospital will track the results of these efforts and submit reports to EPA every six months.

Sustainability Staffing

26. Luther College Names Assistant Sustainability Coordinator
Luther College (IA) has named Maren Stumme-Diers to the position of assistant sustainability coordinator. Working with Daniel Bellrichard, Luther's sustainability coordinator, Stumme-Diers will help facilitate Luther’s sustainability programs and initiatives with the goal of reducing the environmental impact of the institution. She will help engage students, faculty, and staff in sustainability initiatives related to campus operations, student life, and teaching and research. She will assist Bellrichard in his work as a liaison between campus and community sustainability groups and in implementing strategies to achieve reductions in solid waste disposal and campus energy use.
See also: Directory of Campus Sustainability/Environmental Officers (AASHE Members Only)

Transportation

27. Portland State U Opens Cycle Track
Portland State University and the City of Portland have opened a “cycle track” – a bike path physically separated from the road – on a high-traffic street running through campus. The primary advantage of the cycle track design is that it provides a more protected and comfortable space for cyclists than a conventional bike lane. Bicyclists on the cycle track will be separated from moving motor vehicle traffic by parked cars and a 3-foot, striped “buffer-zone” that will protect them from car doors.
See also: City of Portland Cycle Track FAQ

28. Western Carolina U Launches Yellow Bike Project
Western Carolina University (NC) has launched the Yellow Bike Project, a bike-share program on campus. The fleet of 14 bicycles, which were donated by the campus police impound and by individuals, are available for students to ride as needed and will be repaired and maintained by the WCU Cycling Club. The program received a $300 grant for paint, tubes, stickers, racks, and advertising to help it get started.
See also: List of Campus Bike-Share Programs (AASHE Members Only)

29. U Alabama Launches Car-Share Program
The University of Alabama has signed an agreement with Zipcar to offer a car-sharing program on campus. The program, which rents six, self-service vehicles to UA faculty, staff, and students ages 18 and older, is available 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. Members who are 21 and older will have access to all of Zipcar's vehicles in North America and the U.K. in addition to the cars located on campus.
See also: UA Zipcar Homepage
See also: List of Campus Car-Share Programs (AASHE Members Only)

30. U New Mexico Unveils Veggie Bus
The University of New Mexico has unveiled its Veggie Bus, a shuttle powered by waste vegetable oil. The vehicle, which would have otherwise been retired, was overhauled to run on used oil that is collected from UNM dining facilities and converted to B-100 vegetable fuel.
See also: List of Campuses with Biodiesel in Fleet Vehicles (AASHE Members Only)

Waste

31. U Pennsylvania Graduation to Feature Recycled-Plastic Caps & Gowns
The University of Pennsylvania has announced that all caps and gowns at the 2010 commencement ceremony will be made of 100 percent, post-consumer, recycled plastic bottles. The fabric will be spun from molten plastic pellets, with an average of 23 bottles needed to make each gown. For every gown purchased, the company producing the outfits will make a contribution to the University's green fund.

32. U Kansas Launches Litter Reduction Campaign
University of Kansas Recycling, the Center for Sustainability, and Facilities Operations and Housekeeping have launched the Campus Litter Reduction Campaign, a pilot program that aims to reduce the amount of trash on campus and to limit extra work for campus housekeeping. The initiative places a newspaper recycling bin, a plastic and aluminum bin, and a trash bin outside of nearly every classroom in three buildings on campus. All of the bins were relocated from other places on campus.

33. Northwest Missouri State U Introduces Reusable Shopping Bag Prgm
The Northwest Missouri State University Recycling Committee has introduced a cloth shopping bag program in an effort to reduce the volume of paper and plastic shopping bags that end up in landfills. The University plans to give away approximately 15,000 Bearcat-green bags to students, faculty, and staff during the 2009-10 academic year.

34. U Delaware Expands Recycling
The University of Delaware has expanded its single-stream recycling program to include the entire campus. Blue recycling containers marked with a "single-stream" logo are being placed next to every trash can on campus, in every residence hall, and in each office area. The new bins join the 2,300 that were added last fall when single-stream recycling was launched on the Laird and South campuses.

New Resources

35. Climate Neutral Campus Report
The American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) has released Climate Neutral Campus Report, a collection of white papers, case studies, and interviews that address how the higher education sector is fighting the climate crisis. The Report includes ideas on topics ranging from the reorientation of student education to the re-design of campus operations, from the policy reforms that will enable colleges and universities to switch to renewable energy, to the emerging competition for carbon reduction in college sports.
See also: ACUPCC Press Release

36. New Issue of Sustainability: The Journal of Record
A new issue of Sustainability: The Journal of Record is now available. Volume 2, Number 4 features an editorial entitled "Carbon Neutrality and Athletic Tape," a roundtable discussion on how religious institutions can foster sustainability, an article on sustainable dining, and a sustainability program profile of Colorado State University.

Opportunities

37. Opportunity to Become Power Shift Campaign Coordinator
The Energy Action Coalition (EAC) has launched the Power Shift Campaign and is inviting students to sign-up to become campaign coordinators and host campaign kick-off events on their campuses. EAC has created a Campaign Launch HQ website for students and coordinators to find resources and materials related to the event.
See also: Power Shift Campaign Kick-Off HQ

Jobs & Internships

38. President, Prescott College
Prescott College (AZ) is seeking a president. The successful candidate should have a passion to inspire and support all its stakeholders in preserving and improving environmental sustainability and social responsibility and should excel in the areas of leadership, communication, fiscal management, short-term and strategic planning, human resources management, and trustee and faculty relationships. The president will be tasked with continuing to build a greener campus, fundraising, and increasing ethnic and national diversity.

39. Dean, School for Sustainability and the Env, Chatham U
Chatham University (PA) is seeking a founding dean to provide academic and institutional-building leadership for the newly created School for Sustainability and the Environment (SSE). The founding Dean will be the senior academic and administrative officer of the SSE. The successful candidate will be expected to provide vision and leadership, administer and generate support for the SSE’s varied programs, build a sense of community within the school, and collaborate with other entities both within and outside the University. Candidates should have a leadership record of success in raising significant funds from a range of sources, demonstrated skill in directing both internal organizational management, and a national level of prominence and track record in development and implementation of educational curriculum.

40. Safety and Sustainability Coordinator, Frostburg State U
The Frostburg State University (MD) Physical Plant Department seeks applications for a full-time position with responsibilities for Institutional Sustainability and Safety and Risk Management Programs. Responsibilities will include developing, implementing, and administering the University's safety and risk management programs; supporting FSU's commitment to climate neutrality through implementation of the University's Climate Action Plan; and serving as chair of the campus Learning Green, Living Green steering committee. A bachelor's degree in sustainability, environmental management, industrial hygiene, safety, or a related field is required.

41. Multiple Faculty Positions, Sustainable Energy, U Connecticut
The School of Engineering at the University of Connecticut invites applications and/or nominations for multiple faculty positions that will form an interdisciplinary, integrated team which will conduct research, education, and outreach in the strategic areas of sustainable energy. These areas include, but are not limited to, fuel cells, novel energy conversion, energy storage, advanced batteries, wind energy, solar energy, biofuels, advanced combustion, carbon sequestration, waste-to-energy, biomass conversion, hydrogen production, catalysis, electrochemistry, energy harvesting, power electronics, power systems, and smartgrid technologies. The team will comprise qualified faculty at all ranks. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in engineering or a related physical science discipline by the time of appointment, as well as a demonstrated record of research in sustainable energy and related technologies. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.

42. Academic Specialist, Energy, U California Berkeley
The California Institute for Energy and Environment, University of California, Berkeley is recruiting an Associate or Full Academic Specialist to develop and conduct technical research on energy-related topics such as energy efficiency, demand response, renewable energy, and climate change; organize and conduct meetings and workshops; manage research projects; and review, evaluate and present research results. Research will include, but not be limited to, the evaluation of energy-related technologies, behavior of individuals and organizations, market effects and market transformation, and barriers to the introduction of energy-efficient technologies. Applicants should hold an MA or PhD in a discipline such as Engineering, Economics, Sociology, Political Science, Geosciences, or Human Ecology or a related field. Other requirements include 2-5 years of experience working in collaborative, energy-related research and a demonstrated ability to conduct independent research. The position will be for one year beginning approximately October 1, 2009, with reappointment contingent upon funding availability at the Associate or Full Academic Specialist level. The deadline to apply is September 12, 2009.

43. Asst/Assoc Professor, Climate Change Science, Cornell U
Cornell University (NY) seeks an assistant or associate professor in climate change science with a focus on terrestrial biogeochemistry. The appointee will focus on the interaction of climate-related terrestrial surface processes with global environmental change. The position comprises 50% research and 50% teaching responsibilities including the development of an internationally recognized and externally funded research program in Climate Change Science. A Ph.D. in a relevant field is required. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2009, and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

44. Asst Prof, Env'l Science/Biology, West Virginia Wesleyan College
The Department of Biology and Environmental Science at West Virginia Wesleyan College seeks a broadly trained environmental scientist to help build its environmental science program, teach introductory and upper level biology and environmental science courses, and contribute to a collaborative research program in ecology and systematics, focused on Appalachian watersheds. The successful candidate will be expected to establish an ongoing research program involving undergraduate students in field and laboratory studies focused on the ecology or biodiversity of the local watershed. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory courses in environmental science and biology, and upper-level courses such as Ecosystem Management, Environmental Analysis, and Natural Resource Conservation. A Ph.D. and teaching and research experience relevant to the study of watersheds are preferred. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2009, and continue until the position is filled.

45. STARS Intern, AASHE
AASHE is seeking an intern for its Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS). The intern will perform various writing and editing tasks to help supplement the STARS 1.0 Technical Manual and develop corresponding support materials. In performing these tasks, the intern will work closely with the STARS Technical Developer. Desired skills and qualifications include very strong writing and editing skills, attention to detail, self-motivated, and ability to work with limited supervision. For ease of coordination, a very strong preference will be given to candidates located in or near Ann Arbor, Michigan. Review of applications will begin Wednesday, September 23, and will continue until the position is filled.

Events

46. Green IT Webinar
September 10, 2009; 2 – 3pm Eastern; Online
University Business will offer a webinar entitled "Green IT: Saving Money, Saving the Environment." Attendees will learn about equipment buy-back and "e-cycling" programs that put technology in user hands and keep toxins out of the landfill. Participants will also hear about a data center cooling system that recycles waste heat for electricity and produces a return on investment in just three months.

47. Registration Deadline Approaching - 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 include Frances Moore Lappé, author of Diet for a Small Planet; Ray Anderson, founder, chairman, and chief operating officer of Interface, Inc., Geoffrey Chase, Dean of Undergraduate Studies at San Diego State University (CA); and Jerome Ringo, President of the Apollo Alliance. Other conference features include pre-, post-, and in-conference workshops; a two-day tradeshow focused on environmentally sustainable and socially responsible products and services; plenary panels, forums, and posters; field trips; and a networking reception with the co-located Labs 21 conference. Registration ends September 14, 2009. Discounts are available for students and AASHE members.

48. 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 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.

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