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NEWS
Buildings 1. Bowdoin College Health & Fitness Center Awarded LEED Silver
2. Emory U Structure Receives LEED Gold
3. Goucher College Opens Green Anthenaem
4. Harvard U Lab Achieves LEED Gold for Commercial Interiors
5. Rochester Institute of Technology Building Receives LEED Platinum
6. U Central Florida Science Building Receives LEED Gold
7. Young Harris College Opens LEED Silver-Seeking Residence Hall
Climate 8. Cornell U Collaborates to Launch Campus Carbon Reduction Website
Co-Curricular Education 9. U Florida Students Make Soap with Used Vegetable Oil
Coordination and Planning 10. Wilfrid Laurier U Opens Sustainability Office, Hires Coordinator
Curriculum 11. 2 North Carolina CCs Complete Weatherization Training Pilot Prgms
12. Olympic College to Train Energy Auditors
13. Riverland CC Offers Solar Installer Certificate
14. Sweet Briar College Students Build Biodiesel Processing Plant
15. U Buffalo Class Designs Local Walking & Biking Plan
Diversity and Affordability 16. Weber State U Launches Free Tuition Program
Energy 17. Chronicle of Higher Ed Covers Pressure Faced by Coal Campuses
18. Cornell U Sets Goal to Become Coal-Free
19. Southwestern U to be Powered 100% by Wind
20. Yale U Installs Thin Film Solar System
Funding 21. Agnes Scott College Receives Grant for Green Initiatives
22. Gustavus Adolphus College to Increase Green Energy Lab Projects
23. Kean U Receives EPA Grant for Emissions Reduction Trainings
24. U Vermont Ctr for Rural Studies Receives Sustainable Foods Grant
Research 25. Stony Brook U to Host Renewable Energy Research Center
26. U Delaware to Establish Energy & Env'l Policy Ctr in South Korea
27. U Kansas Receives $12M Grant to Build Green Technologies Facility
Transportation 28. 5 Campuses Announce New Ride-Sharing Programs
29. California Polytechnic State U Recognized for Commuting
30. Georgetown U Fuels Fleet with Biodiesel
31. Santa Clara U Brings Car-Sharing to Campus
Waste 32. Albion College Recycles & Reuses International House Materials
33. California State U Bakersfield Hosts E-Waste Event
34. Grand Valley State U Begins Composting Program
35. Humboldt State U Installs 2 Hydration Stations
36. Mississippi State U Completes Successful Trial Recycling Program
37. U Florida Increases Recycling During Football Season
38. U Wisconsin Madison Students Work to Increase Composting

NEW RESOURCES
39. AASHE Interview: Director of the Ctr for Sustainability, Furman U
40. New Book: Sustainability at Universities
41. Santa Clara U Video on Sustainable Living Project

OPPORTUNITIES
42. Campus Green Building Technical Assistance Grants

JOBS & INTERNSHIPS
43. Dir, Alternative Energy & Power Technology Prgm, Palm Beach CC
44. Energy Manager, Meredith College
45. Environmental Program Coordinator, U South Carolina
46. Research Chair, Oil Sands Env Sustainability, Northern Alberta IT
47. Summer Research Fellowships, Sustainable Endowments Institute

EVENTS
48. STARS Webinar: Measuring Campus Sustainability
49. Beyond Grades: The College Sustainability Webinar Series
50. CFP - Environmental Education Conference
51. Northeast Real Food Leadership Training
52. Save the Date - Campus Sustainability Day 2010

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News

Buildings

1. Bowdoin College Health & Fitness Center Awarded LEED Silver
The Buck Center for Health and Fitness at Bowdoin College (ME) has earned LEED Silver certification. The building contains several green performance elements, including energy-efficient lighting and water fixtures, certified wood, and eco-friendly furniture and carpeting, as well as water-efficient landscaping.

2. Emory U Structure Receives LEED Gold
The Emory University (GA) Goizueta Foundation Center, a classroom and administration building for the business school, has received LEED Gold certification. The 101,920-square-foot building contains low-flow fixtures that reduce water use by 20 percent, an underground cistern to capture storm water that will be used to irrigate campus plantings, and a protective tree save area. 50 percent of the building material used during construction was made from recycled content, and 86 percent of the construction waste was diverted from local landfills.

3. Goucher College Opens Green Anthenaem
Goucher College (MD) has opened its 103,000-square-foot, four-story Anthenaem, which is seeking LEED Silver certification. Features include two green roofs, a rain garden, high-performance glass, recycled materials, and innovative mechanical systems of optimal efficiency.

4. Harvard U Lab Achieves LEED Gold for Commercial Interiors
The Harvard University (MA) Faculty of Arts and Sciences’ Schreiber Lab has achieved LEED Gold for Commercial Interiors version 2.0. A renovation of the 1,700-square-foot chemistry lab was completed in the summer of 2008. Energy-saving features include: high-performance, variable air volume fume hoods; occupancy sensors that will turn off the overhead lighting and setback ventilation rates and temperature setpoints when a space is unoccupied; and commissioning of mechanical and electrical systems by a third-party. In addition, the project utilized salvaged office and classroom furniture from storage areas within the Cabot Chemistry Complex. 38 percent of the total value of materials used in the project came from materials with recycled content and 80 percent of the construction waste was diverted from landfills to recycling facilities.  
See also: List of Green Science Buildings

5. Rochester Institute of Technology Building Receives LEED Platinum
Rochester Institute of Technology's (NY) new University Services Center has been certified LEED Platinum. The three-story and 54,000-square-foot structure opened last summer and serves as the administrative hub for various RIT support services. Green highlights include: a 48.6 percent energy cost reduction over industry standards for heating and cooling efficiency; a 43 percent reduction in water usage over national requirements for fixture performance; and 35 percent of the building’s electricity is supplied from renewable sources, including on-site solar photovoltaic panels. The University Services Center is located on a previously developed site on campus that is accessible from existing parking and multiple public transportation lines. To encourage alternative transportation, the facility offers secure bicycle racks and changing rooms that feature showers. In an effort to promote biodiversity, the project restored 50 percent of the site with native and adapted vegetation that is indigenous to the region.

6. U Central Florida Science Building Receives LEED Gold
The University of Central Florida Physical Sciences I building has received LEED Gold certification. Completed this year, Physical Sciences I was constructed on a parking lot, so no untouched land or natural habitat was eliminated. Native landscaping covers 5,500 square feet around the building, providing shade and habitat for animals. Other green features include high-efficiency water fixtures resulting in a 30 percent reduction in potable water consumption; an air system that brings only fresh air into the building; and reflective roofing material that keeps the building cooler. Native vegetation will also be installed on the roof to provide additional cooling benefits, new habitat, and water runoff reduction.  

7. Young Harris College Opens LEED Silver-Seeking Residence Hall
Young Harris College (GA) has opened Enotah Hall, a $16 million, 200-bed facility whose design offers green features. The 62,500-square-foot, three-story building, which is targeting LEED Silver certification, contains natural daylighting, regional and recycled construction materials, FSC-certified wood, and low-VOC paints and sealants. The residential wings are oriented so that windows are within 15 degrees of due south or due north, maximizing daylighting while minimizing late afternoon glare. Deep roof overhangs help shade the upper terrace, and the two-story porch provides coverage at the building’s west-facing curtainwall openings. Rainchains direct water from the terrace into the planters at the base of the porch’s masonry columns. The closed water loop that serves the mechanical unit passes through 72 geothermal wells, each 400 feet deep, where heat from the water is dissipated into the earth.  
See also: List of Green Residence Halls

Climate

8. Cornell U Collaborates to Launch Campus Carbon Reduction Website
Cornell University (NY) and the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory have launched a website to help campus-based institutions develop clean energy and carbon-reduction strategies. The Climate Neutral Research Campuses website provides campuses with a process to establish a baseline carbon inventory and develop and implement their own climate action plans. The core of the website is a resource center that describes 24 specific climate action options. For each action, the website provides a leading example of the related technology and reference links. It also offers guidance on selecting the right technology options for an individual campus.
See also: Climate Neutral Research Campuses

Co-Curricular Education

9. U Florida Students Make Soap with Used Vegetable Oil
Two University of Florida students have begun making organic, UF-themed bars of soap to promote sustainable fuel and biodiesel production, after UF's biodiesel plan to was forced to halt its operations last spring. The soap, called Gator Gylss, is made using glycerin, a byproduct of biodiesel production, and essential oils made from fruit peels collected from campus eateries.  

Coordination and Planning

10. Wilfrid Laurier U Opens Sustainability Office, Hires Coordinator
Wilfrid Laurier University (ON) has opened an office on campus devoted to environmental sustainability initiatives and has hired a sustainability coordinator. The office, which was created with funding from the student green fee, will work with students, faculty, staff, and alumni to improve Laurier's environmental impact. The University has hired Sarah English to head the new office. As the campus' first sustainability coordinator, English will seek to enable communication and foster collaboration between student, staff, and faculty environmental initiatives on campus. English is a recent graduate from the University of Waterloo where she received a BES in Environmental Planning, led a student alternative transportation group, and sat on the board of the UW Sustainability Project.
See also: Directory of Campus Sustainability Officers

Curriculum

11. 2 North Carolina CCs Complete Weatherization Training Pilot Prgms
Central Carolina Community College and Wilson Community College have completed pilot programs to train weatherization crew members at the request of the Weatherization Office and the North Carolina Community College System. Results of the pilots were reviewed, and a draft outline of a new curriculum was developed. "Weatherization Assistance Program Crew Basics" will be offered through North Carolina community colleges' Continuing Education Departments. The program will consist of 24 hours of training over three days in areas such as duct sealing, installing insulation, base-load measurements of electricity and water usage, air sealing, and safety.  

12. Olympic College to Train Energy Auditors
Olympic College (WA) has received a $3.9 million grant in federal funds to help create green jobs. The College will use the funds to train individuals to conduct energy audits and weatherize homes and businesses. There are nearly a dozen other organizations partnering with the College to help carry out this training.

13. Riverland CC Offers Solar Installer Certificate
Riverland Community College (MN) has begun offering new classes for students interested in solar installation. The new solar installer certificate will train students in the electrician program to specialize in installing, repairing, and evaluating sights for solar panels.

14. Sweet Briar College Students Build Biodiesel Processing Plant
Two students from Sweet Briar College (CA) have designed and constructed a biodiesel processing plant for their senior capstone project. Dining Services donates approximately 50 gallons of used vegetable oil each month, 95 percent of which will become biodiesel. The 40 gallons of biodiesel produced each month will be mixed with the standard diesel used in physical plant vehicles at a ratio of approximately 20 percent biodiesel to 80 percent conventional diesel. The College is expected to save $120 per month in fuel costs.

15. U Buffalo Class Designs Local Walking & Biking Plan
A University at Buffalo (NY) graduate-level Urban and Regional Planning class has designed a safe walking and bicycling map and plan for the Williamsville Central School District (WCSD). The plan discusses the reasons for encouraging active commuting, cites existing barriers to walking and makes a series of policy, program and physical recommendations directed to the town and district to help get the students to walk to school. The report notes that at this time, only 7.8 percent of the 7,017 K-8 students in the WCSD walk or bike to school, although 48.8 percent live within a one-mile radius of their schools.

Diversity and Affordability

16. Weber State U Launches Free Tuition Program
Weber State University (UT) has launched a program to provide free tuition to Utah residents whose annual household income is equal to or less than $25,000 and who are Pell Grant eligible. The goal of "Dream Weber" is to make higher education accessible to students from socioeconomic backgrounds that wouldn’t typically pursue higher education because of a lack of financial resources. The program is made possible through private donations designated for scholarships for under-served populations with acute financial need. These private donations, combined with federal and state financial aid funds, will finance the program, which will begin in the fall of 2010.

Energy

17. Chronicle of Higher Ed Covers Pressure Faced by Coal Campuses
The Chronicle of Higher Education has published an article on the pressure faced by coal-burning campuses to convert to renewable fuels. Higher education institutions mentioned include: Pennsylvania State University; University of Wisconsin, Madison; Binghamton University (NY); University of Minnesota-Twin Cities; University of Southern California; University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Duke University (NC); Virginia Tech; Ohio State University; University of Manitoba; and Ball State University (IN).

18. Cornell U Sets Goal to Become Coal-Free
Cornell University (NY) has finished a new Combined Heat and Power Plant, which uses mainly natural gas, that will help the institution move away from using coal by mid-2011. The plant will not only provide electricity, but the extra heat will be used to keep buildings warm. The new plant is expected to reduce the University's carbon footprint by almost 30 percent.
See also: Cornell U Sustainability Website

19. Southwestern U to be Powered 100% by Wind
Southwestern University (TX) has signed an agreement with the City of Georgetown that will enable the institution to meet all of its electric needs with wind power for the next 18 years. Wind-generated power will be provided by the City of Georgetown through an agreement with AEP Energy Partners, a subsidiary of American Electric Power. The electricity will come from the Southwest Mesa and South Trent Wind Farms in West Texas. These two wind farms have a total of 151 wind turbines, each of which can generate between 0.7 to 2.3 megawatts of electricity.

20. Yale U Installs Thin Film Solar System
Yale University (CT) has installed a 22 kw thin film solar system on one of its dormitories. Traditional solar cells are made from silicon and are usually flat-plated and bolted to the roof at a 45 degree angle. Second generation solar cells are called thin-film solar cells because they are made from amorphous silicon or non-silicon materials such as cadmium telluride. Yale will gather data over time and compare the new system's energy yield to conventional panels already in place on campus to better assess the technology’s fit for the campus. The brand new system is expected to provide roughly three to five percent of the building’s annual electricity consumption.
See also: List of Campus Solar Installations

Funding

21. Agnes Scott College Receives Grant for Green Initiatives
Agnes Scott College (GA) has received a $150,000 grant from the Jessie Ball duPont Fund to continue and expand its efforts to become more sustainable. The grant will be used to fund a sustainability fellow position, install real-time utility trackers in several residence halls, and an energy audit that will provide a detailed assessment of the College’s energy use.

22. Gustavus Adolphus College to Increase Green Energy Lab Projects
Gustavas Adolphus College (MN) has received a $155,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to incorporate sustainable and renewable energy into the science programs. The grant will allow the college to set up new lab programs that focus on renewable energy from sources such as wind and biofuels. Equipment to be purchased includes solar thermal collectors, a demonstration model of a small wind turbine, demonstration fuel cells, solar panels, and a hydroelectric generator.    

23. Kean U Receives EPA Grant for Emissions Reduction Trainings
Kean University (NJ) and the New Jersey Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability have received a three-year grant for $179,655 to help carry out a series of seminars and workshops for colleges and universities in New Jersey on how to become more sustainable. The 18 training sessions will focus on reducing and preventing energy use and greenhouse gas emissions; improving environmental performance; and quantifying and reporting the resulting reductions or avoided emissions use.

24. U Vermont Ctr for Rural Studies Receives Sustainable Foods Grant
The University of Vermont’s Center for Rural Studies has received a grant for $228,410 to address program goals in the study of local and regional food system issues, community problem-solving, entrepreneurship assistance, and community-level information resources for Vermonters. A number of workshops will be held to provide technical assistance to food entrepreneurs, as well as to help set up local networks.

Research

25. Stony Brook U to Host Renewable Energy Research Center
Stony Brook University and the New York Power Authority (NYPA) has announced that SBU will host the Advanced Energy Center (AEC), which will support efforts to advance innovative energy research, education, and technology deployment with a focus on efficiency, conservation, and renewable energy. The commitment by NYPA includes $500,000 to support the operations of the AEC. Construction of the AEC building is expected to be completed by fall 2010.

26. U Delaware to Establish Energy & Env'l Policy Ctr in South Korea
The University of Delaware has signed an agreement with the Daegu-Gyeongbuk Free Economic Zone Authority to establish the UD Center for Energy and Environmental Policy campus in Daegu, South Korea. The agreement will allow for the development of multilateral relations and an exchange of scientific ideas. Collaborative research in the field will be conducted at the new campus.

27. U Kansas Receives $12M Grant to Build Green Technologies Facility
The University of Kansas School of Engineering has received a $12.3 million from the National Institute of Standards and Technology Construction Grant Program to build a green technologies research facility. The 34,600-square-foot Measurement, Materials, and Sustainable Environment Center, which will aim for LEED certification, will house research projects on the development of biofuels; remote sensing technologies used to monitor polar ice and glaciers; and development and testing laboratories for commercial avionics, sustainable materials, and advanced research in materials fracture and fatigue. The University must raise $6.5 million in matching funds for the project, which will total $18.8 million.  

Transportation

28. 5 Campuses Announce New Ride-Sharing Programs
The University of California, Irvine; University of California, Berkeley; University of San Francisco (CA); University of Maryland; and George Mason University (VA) have launched an integrated car and ride sharing application on their campuses. The integrated Zipcar-Zimride application allows members to share a ride by posting the date, time, and destination of the trip to the Zimride campus community. Once posted, Zimride's route algorithm finds and notifies users looking for a ride to the same or nearby destination. Zimride members also may find and share a local Zipcar if a posted ride is not available or does not exist. The campuses hope to reduce congestion, parking demand, and CO2 emissions while at the same time providing a cost-saving and convenient alternative to car ownership for faculty, staff, and students.  
See also: List of Campus Car-Sharing Programs

29. California Polytechnic State U Recognized for Commuting
The California Polytechnic State University has been awarded a gold medal for Best Workplace for Commuters. Amenities such as 11 vans for van pooling, showers for bike commuters, and car-share programs like Zipcar were all part of the University winning the award. The University of Southern Florida’s National Center for Transit Research awarded 27 companies, institutions, and individuals around the country for their commuting efforts. Also recognized was Stanford University (CA) and Virginia Tech.

30. Georgetown U Fuels Fleet with Biodiesel
Georgetown University (DC) has begun to use blended biodiesel in its fleet of GU Transportation Shuttle buses and other staff vehicles in an effort to reduce its carbon foot print 50 percent by 2020. The University currently uses a B20 blend.
See also: List of Campus Fleets with Biodiesel

31. Santa Clara U Brings Car-Sharing to Campus
Santa Clara University (CA) students, faculty, and staff will now be able to choose from two communal cars provided by Zipcar on campus. The vehicles are available to those in need of transportation 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Gas, insurance, 180 free miles, reserved parking spots at SCU, and roadside assistance are included in the rates.

Waste

32. Albion College Recycles & Reuses International House Materials
Albion College (MI) has announced that, before Gerstacker International House was demolished, a significant amount of recyclable and reusable material was removed from the building. Along with recycling metals and plastics, the College's Facilities department salvaged materials that may be used elsewhere on campus, and gave other building materials to community groups such as Habitat for Humanity. The I-House site will be developed into green space and a garden, which will retain the I-House's courtyard sculpture and many of the current plantings.  

33. California State U Bakersfield Hosts E-Waste Event
California State University, Bakersfield is hosting an e-waste event at the end of January to collect electronic waste from the surrounding community. Electronic items often contain hazardous elements, such as lead or mercury, and providing an event for citizens to recycle these items, helps keep them from landfills.

34. Grand Valley State U Begins Composting Program
Grand Valley State University (MI) has implemented a composting program to help the campus reduce its landfill waste. Two of Grand Valley's dining locations now offer guests the opportunity to compost food waste, serviceware, and packaging. Posters hang above receptacles to indicate items that can be placed into "landfill" and "composting" bins. The collection receptacles are lined with biodegradable bags. Bags are transferred to separate collection points for recycling, composting, and landfill.
See also: List of Campus Composting Programs

35. Humboldt State U Installs 2 Hydration Stations
Humboldt State University (CA) has unveiled two hydration stations to help reduce the campus' dependency on disposable water bottles. The hygienic, hands-free stations filter local tap water and operated by a sensor. One hydration station was funded by a grant from the HSU Energy Independence Fund, and the other was donated by a manufacturer of the units.

36. Mississippi State U Completes Successful Trial Recycling Program
Mississippi State University has completed a recycling trial with three local companies that was determined a success, and a full scale program will begin soon. Over the three-month period, 75,000 pounds of recyclables were collected from the 27 campus buildings where the trial was conducted.  

37. U Florida Increases Recycling During Football Season
The University of Florida has completed its 2009 Tailgator Green Team Recycling effort. This year, the stadium added more Green Team volunteers and increased access to recycling, with a recycling bin for each trashcan within the stadium. The program captured nearly four tons of recyclables per game. Over 190 volunteers donated more than 600 hours over the seven home games.  

38. U Wisconsin Madison Students Work to Increase Composting
Students in University of Wisconsin, Madison’s School of Business are taking a class that focus on environmentally sound business practices. A recent project focused on increasing the amount of composting being done in the School’s dining hall by educating diners. Students in the course also work with local businesses to help them become more sustainable.

New Resources

39. AASHE Interview: Director of the Ctr for Sustainability, Furman U
AASHE has posted a new installments of its interview series. This week’s interview is with Angela Halfacre, Director of the David E. Shi Center for Sustainability and Professor of Political Science at Furman University (SC). In her interview, Dr. Halfacre discusses the many ways she is involved in advancing sustainability on Furman’s campus and surrounding community, advice she has for others in similar positions, and the area she views as having the largest potential for growth in the field.

40. New Book: Sustainability at Universities
The new book, Sustainability at Universities - Opportunities, Challenges, and Trends, produced as Volume 31 of the award-winning "Environmental Education, Communication and Sustainability" series on sustainable development, provides a concrete contribution towards the goal of fostering sustainability at universities, by especially focusing on opportunities, challenges, and trends. It contains a wide range of papers written by university lecturers, professors, students, and practitioners, as well as practical projects, which illustrate some of the latest trends and future perspectives related to sustainability in higher education. The book is meant to inform, inspire, and engage all members of the university community in the wide debate on how the principles of sustainable development may be implemented into practice.  

41. Santa Clara U Video on Sustainable Living Project
Eco Company has posted a video of the Santa Clara University (CA) Sustainable Living Undergraduate Research Project (SLURP). The dorm floor composts, recycles, and completes a research project. This year's SLURP students are researching where SCU can place solar panels on campus, if compostable plates are better than reusable plates, and how to decrease the amount of lost reusable plates in campus dining halls.

Opportunities

42. Campus Green Building Technical Assistance Grants
As part of the Advancing Green Building in Higher Education Program, Second Nature will award 15 technical assistance grants of up to $2000 each to provide building professionals that work with under-resourced higher education institutions with green building training opportunities. Schools that have received Title III/V designation from the Department of Education and that are in states with relatively low numbers of green building projects are invited to apply. The deadline for application is February 12, 2010.

Jobs & Internships

43. Dir, Alternative Energy & Power Technology Prgm, Palm Beach CC
Palm Beach Community College (FL) invites applications for the director of the alternative energy and power technology program. The position is responsible for the oversight and administration of the Alternative Energy and Power Technology programs. Duties will include, but are not limited to, developing and coordinating alternative and sustainable energy programs and courses, working with subject matter experts for the development of curriculum, scheduling courses, dealing with lab safety issues, taking inventory, planning equipment and facilities, managing textbooks and materials, and advising students. Additional responsibilities will include managing the departmental budget, identifying and supervising staff and instructors, and adhering to and monitoring program accreditation requirements. A master's degree in electrical engineering, a master's degree in engineering and 18 graduate semester hours in electrical engineering, or a master's degree in environmental sustainability with experience in higher education program development is required. The position is open until filled.  

44. Energy Manager, Meredith College
Meredith College (NC) is seeking applicants for the energy manager position. The manager will monitor the energy use of the campus and assess and analyze the energy performance of each building through energy audits, reviewing the efficiency of electrical and mechanical systems, and developing energy management action plans in cooperation with the Facility Services Department, Sustainability Office, and the campus community. The manager will also seek to achieve energy savings, promote indoor air and environmental quality, and minimize the overall environmental impact of campus buildings and infrastructure. A bachelor's degree in a related technical, scientific or engineering discipline or equivalent is required, as is a minimum of three years experience in energy management, facility mechanical systems design, construction and/or maintenance.

45. Environmental Program Coordinator, U South Carolina
The University of South Carolina is seeking applicants for the position of environmental program coordinator. The position is responsible for advancing and providing overall leadership for Sustainable Living for University Housing. Principal duties include environmental programs and analysis, conducting environmental conservation researches, grant development, promotion of conservation efforts, development of educational materials, and advisement for resident student organizations. The position will develop and implement educational and communication opportunities for audiences both on and off campus, to include student, faculty, staff, and community organizations. The position will also raise awareness of sustainability initiatives and accomplishments, and foster a culture of collaboration and sustainability. A bachelor's degree or a high school diploma with four years of program experience is required. The position is open until filled.

46. Research Chair, Oil Sands Env Sustainability, Northern Alberta IT
The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology is seeking applicants for an applied research chair in oil sands environmental sustainability. The position will provide scientific investigation and leadership in seeking solutions in oil sands operations, production, resource management, and conservation through the utilization of green chemistry and sustainable process technologies. The successful candidate will bring a strong record of achievement in applied research in the field and will have attained recognition for making a major impact in this field. Experience creating and directing research teams and excellent interpersonal and communication skills are needed to develop the role to its full potential. A doctoral degree in a relevant field or the equivalent in education and experience is required.

47. Summer Research Fellowships, Sustainable Endowments Institute
The Sustainable Endowments Institute is seeking highly motivated and reliable individuals for full-time summer research fellowships. Research Fellows will collaborate on surveying and analyzing sustainability initiatives at hundreds of colleges and universities in the United States and Canada to help produce the College Sustainability Report Card 2011. The fellowship positions will last approximately 12 weeks, starting in June 2010. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Events

48. STARS Webinar: Measuring Campus Sustainability
January 19, 2009; 12pm Eastern; Online
AASHE will host a webinar, “Measuring Campus Sustainability: Reaching for the STARS,” to celebrate the full, formal launch of STARS 1.0, which will include the new website and on-line Reporting Tool. The webinar will address how STARS will help meet the needs of the campus sustainability community and feature Dr. Paul Rowland, AASHE's Executive Director; Dave Newport, Director of the University of Colorado at Boulder Environmental Center; Nan Jenks-Jay, Dean of Environmental Affairs at Middlebury College (VT); and Chris O'Brien, Director of Sustainability at American University (DC). For those who are unable to attend, of the webinar will be made available for viewing on the STARS website after the event.

49. Beyond Grades: The College Sustainability Webinar Series
January - April 2010; Online
The College Sustainability Report Card will host "Beyond Grades: The College Sustainability Webinar Series." The eight webinars have been designed to create a space for sharing knowledge to advance sustainability in campus operations, policies, and endowment practices. Each event will focus on one or two of the main Report Card categories and will include detailed information and trends from the Report Card 2010 research findings, presentations from a panel of knowledgeable speakers, and an interactive question and answer session. Each panelist will share their professional and personal insight into how students, faculty, staff, and administrators are working to build sustainable campus communities. Topics will include administration, climate change and energy, food and recycling, green building, investment priorities, endowment transparency and shareholder engagement, student involvement, and transportation.  

50. CFP - Environmental Education Conference
September 29 - October 2, 2010; Buffalo-Niagara, New York
The New York State Outdoor Education Association will host the 39th Annual Conference of the North American Association for Environmental Education, "Building Connections - Bridging Gaps." Presentation proposals should be linked to the following conference threads: business and industry, diversity, early childhood, K - 12 formal education, research and evaluation, service-learning, and water. Topics may include: arts, culture, and spirituality; conservation education; energy education and green technology; innovative programs and practices; network and leadership development; place-based education; socio-ecological justice and community engagement; teaching and learning sustainability; and urban and rural interface. The call for presentations closes February 1, 2010.  

51. Northeast Real Food Leadership Training
February 12 - 14; 19 - 21; 26 - 28; University of Vermont, Boston College, City College of New York
The Real Food Challenge will host three leadership trainings in the northeast. The trainings will provide opportunities for students to meet other students doing great work, gain concrete organizing skills to propel your real food campaign, and connect with the Real Food Challenge Network. The trainings will be geared towards students who are working (or intend to work) on shifting school purchasing practices to fair, ecologically-sound, humane, and community-based foods. Participants will attend interactive workshops covering skills and issues at the core of the Real Food Challenge, like campaign planning, engaging with dining services, and tackling injustices in the food system. Students in both high school and college are also encouraged to apply. The deadline to register is February 1, 2010.

52. Save the Date - Campus Sustainability Day 2010
October 20, 2010; Everywhere
The Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) has announced plans to celebrate Campus Sustainability Day with a live webcast. The general theme for the day is likely to be a mash-up of "How do you know your campus is sustainable?" and "If you don't measure it, you can't manage it." The supporting webcast produced by SCUP will feature what has been learned by campuses engaging with AASHE's Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS).  

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