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Table of Contents for 2/1/10:

NEWS
Buildings 1. Georgian Court U Wellness Center Awarded LEED Gold
2. U North Florida Building Receives LEED Gold Certification
3. U Wisconsin Superior Opens Student Center
4. Princeton U Bogle Hall Features Green Roof
Climate 5. Austin College Purchases Carbon Offsets for Study Abroad Trips
Coordination and Planning 6. U Notre Dame Publishes First Annual Sustainability Report
7. Western Illinois U Hires Sustainability Coordinator
Curriculum 8. 10 Los Angeles CCs Receive Green Training Scholarship Funds
9. Dartmouth College to Offer Sustainability Minor
10. Matanuska-Susitna College Offers Certificate in Renewable Energy
11. Norwalk CC to Offer Green Building & Technology Certificate
Dining Services 12. Austin College Introduces Reusable To-Go Containers
13. U North Carolina Chapel Hill Opens Local Foods Dining Option
14. Western Washington U Commits to Local Food
Energy 15. Colorado State U Dedicates 2 MW Solar Farm
16. U Arizona Tops Parking Garage with Solar Panels
17. U Illinois Receives Energy Efficiency Funding
18. Central College Receives $250K for 25KW Solar Array
19. Bristol CC, Gordon College Receive Grants for Wind Energy
Funding 20. U Georgia Approves Student Green Fee
Public Engagement 21. U Idaho Partners to Teach Local Students About Climate Change
22. Warren Wilson College Trains City Employees in Energy Efficiency
Research 23. Dept of Energy Announces 5 University Wind Research Grants
Transportation 24. Agnes Scott College Prohibits Idling
25. Washington U in St. Louis Announces Carpool Incentive Program
26. U Alaska Fairbanks Police ATVs Converted to Electric
Waste 27. U Idaho Establishes Electronic Waste Guidelines
28. Luther College Begins Vermicomposting Program
29. Suffolk U Buys Biodegradable Cutlery, Begins Composting Program
30. U Idaho Dining Services Starts Composting
31. Washington U in St. Louis Moves to Single-Stream Recycling
Other News 32. U King's College Student Named Rhodes Scholar

NEW RESOURCES
33. New Book: Teaching Environmental Literacy
34. Audio Recording of AASHE Focus Call: Campus Energy Conservation
35. AASHE Resource on Surplus Property Recycling Programs

OPPORTUNITIES
36. 2010 Green Building in Higher Education Fellowships
37. Chance to Join SustainUS Youth Delegation to CSD-18
38. Call for Papers - Journal of Sustainability Education
39. People, Ecology and Development Study Abroad Program - Thailand
40. Discount on Mattress Recycling

JOBS & INTERNSHIPS
41. Sustainability Coordinator, U Calgary
42. Coordinator, Community Carbon Fund Project, Yale U
43. Sustainability Lecturer, Arizona State U
44. Adjunct Instructor, Sustainability, Rosemont College
45. Visiting Professor, Environmental Science, Allegheny College
46. Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies, Southern Oregon U
47. Sustainability Graduate Fellow, U Vermont

EVENTS
48. Greening of the Curriculum: Classroom, Co-op, and Career

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News

Buildings

1. Georgian Court U Wellness Center Awarded LEED Gold
Georgian Court University (NJ) has been awarded LEED Gold certification for its newly constructed athletics and academic building, the Wellness Center. The 66,000-square-foot, $26-million facility uses wood from forests grown specifically for harvest; incorporates a heating, venting, and air conditioning system that lowers the structure's energy use; includes radiant floor systems, natural daylighting, and a storm water management system that features a retention pond, more than 4,500 feet of underground drainage pipes to channel runoff, and a lightweight, vegetated roof system that also mitigates storm water runoff. The center was completed in 2008.  

2. U North Florida Building Receives LEED Gold Certification
The University of North Florida's newest building on campus has received LEED Gold certification. The 107,000-square-foot College of Education and Human Resources building utilizes natural light, energy efficiency, and recycled materials to make it more sustainable than traditional buildings. The $18 million project includes teaching labs, faculty offices, meeting rooms and support spaces.    

3. U Wisconsin Superior Opens Student Center
The University of Wisconsin, Superior has opened its new student center, the Yellowjacket Union. The 90,000-square-foot $22 million building incorporates a green roof, large south-facing windows, and a rain garden. The University is seeking LEED Silver certification on the building.
See also: Photos of Yellowjacket Union
See also: List of Green Student Centers

4. Princeton U Bogle Hall Features Green Roof
Princeton University (NJ) has completed a new dormitory in its Butler College. The new building, Bogle Hall, houses 20 undergraduate and four graduate students and features a green roof planted with succulent sedum to reduce stormwater runoff and improve heating and cooling efficiency.  
See also: Press Release on Green Roof
See also: List of Green Residence Halls

Climate

5. Austin College Purchases Carbon Offsets for Study Abroad Trips
Austin College (TX) has announced plans to offset 39 percent of the estimated carbon dioxide emissions from upcoming study abroad trips. Seven of the College's off-campus January Term courses elected to purchase offsets, encompassing travel to Peru; Ecuador; Galapagos; Costa Rica; South Africa; Berlin; Tokyo; Washington, DC; and New York. In total, carbon emissions for 124 students, seven faculty, and three alumni will be offset. One on-campus course also purchased credits to offset van travel. Participants are voluntarily paying the additional costs of the carbon offsets, purchased in partnership with NativeEnergy, which will be used to build a new wind farm in Greensburg, Kansas.

Coordination and Planning

6. U Notre Dame Publishes First Annual Sustainability Report
The University of Notre Dame (IN) has released "Sustainability at Notre Dame 2008-2009," its first annual sustainability report. The report describes initiatives undertaken in each of the seven focus areas of the Office of Sustainability: power generation, design and construction, waste reduction, transportation, procurement, food services, and water. Highlights include a 7.5 percent reduction in total carbon emissions from energy usage and a 2.5 percent reduction in total electricity usage, the $4 million Energy Conservation Measures program, construction of the first campus buildings expecting LEED certification, a campus-wide shift to recycled-content paper, and the initiation of a comprehensive Game Day Recycling program.  
See also: Sustainability at Notre Dame 2008-2009

7. Western Illinois U Hires Sustainability Coordinator
Western Illinois University has named Mandi Green as its first ever sustainability coordinator. In her role as sustainability coordinator, which began December 7, 2009, Green develops and implements initiatives involving energy, transportation, waste management, recycling, green purchasing, and more, as well as prepares the required sustainability reports for the state of Illinois. Green will also work with student and other university groups to promote and raise awareness of Western's sustainability initiatives.  
See also: Directory of Campus Sustainability Officers

Curriculum

8. 10 Los Angeles CCs Receive Green Training Scholarship Funds
The Los Angeles Times has published a blog post on the $1 million initiative launched by California community colleges to help train financially-needy students for green jobs. The funds, which were donated by Southern California Edison, a local utility company, will be segmented into $2,000 scholarships for students at 10 area colleges offering education and job training in solar panel installation, water and waste water management, transportation and alternative fuels, biofuels production and farming, green building and energy efficiency, and environmental compliance, such as air quality and pollution prevention. The 10 institutions that will provide the training include: Cerritos College, Cerro Coso Community College, El Camino College, Golden West College, Long Beach City College, Los Angeles Southwest College, Los Angeles Trade-Technical College, Rio Hondo College, San Bernardino Valley College, and Ventura College.

9. Dartmouth College to Offer Sustainability Minor
Dartmouth College (NH) will offer a new minor focused around sustainability starting fall 2010. The minor will include classes on the social, economic, and environmental sides of sustainability. Administrators want students that pursue the minor to participate in team inquiry and problem solving projects that require them to work with people from many different disciplines. The minor will incorporate contemporary issues by challenging students with real-world cases and encouraging them to interact with experts. Students involved in the minor will potentially meet with speakers and have the opportunity to travel outside the classroom as a component of their study.  
See also: List of Minors in Sustainability

10. Matanuska-Susitna College Offers Certificate in Renewable Energy
Matanuska-Susitna College (AK) has received accreditation for its occupational education certificate in renewable energy. Students in the program will graduate with knowledge of installation, design, and maintenance of various renewable energy systems.  

11. Norwalk CC to Offer Green Building & Technology Certificate
Norwalk Community College (CT) has announced plans to offer a new Building Efficiency and Sustainable Technology (BEST) Certificate program beginning with the Spring 2010 semester. The BEST Certificate Course curriculum is designed for displaced workers and job-changers, as well as those looking to expand their knowledge and skills to become employable in the green energy field. Certificate program courses will include: Building Technology, Blueprint Reading, Alternative and Renewable Energy, Composition, Introduction to Environmental Science, Building Efficiency Auditing, and Sustainable Energy for Residences, Businesses and Environmental Systems. The program is being funded by a $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor that was given to Connecticut community colleges to prepare a green collar workforce. Eight sustainable operation certificates will be created as a result of the grant.  

Dining Services

12. Austin College Introduces Reusable To-Go Containers
Austin College (TX) has partnered with Aramark dining services to replace disposable polystyrene to-go boxes with reusable containers. Beginning February 1, diners will be able to purchase a reusable to-go container for $3. The containers are the same size as the foam boxes they are replacing, and are dishwasher safe. The used container can be rinsed, returned to the dining hall, and exchanged for a clean container. The returned containers will be washed, sanitized, and then made available for reuse. As long as a diner brings in a used container, there is no additional cost to the diner for the next box. Disposable boxes no longer will be available.

13. U North Carolina Chapel Hill Opens Local Foods Dining Option
The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill has opened a new eatery in one of its dining halls that serves local food. The new dining option, 1.5.0, gets its name from its commitment to only serve food from within 150 miles. Dining services hoped the new eatery would break even in sales, but so far it has exceeded those expectations. Students have been excited to try the new option with items such as sweet potato fries with local honey. The restaurant features a chalkboard menu that will change weekly according to produce and meat availability.  
See also: 1.5.0 at Lenoir Mainstreet Homepage
See also: Student Newspaper Article
See also: List of Campus Sustainable Dining Initiatives

14. Western Washington U Commits to Local Food
Western Washington University has joined the Real Food Challenge, a group that encourages universities to increase the amount of ethically produced food on campus, and has made a commitment to increase the amount of Northwest-grown, fair-trade, organic, and humanely produced food on campus by 20 percent. To help meet this goal, Dining Services is working with Growing Washington to dedicate land to specifically grow food for the University. Dining Services also plans to freeze or preserve summer produce to be used during the winter months.  

Energy

15. Colorado State U Dedicates 2 MW Solar Farm
Colorado State University has dedicated a two-megawatt operation that will help keep the University’s utility rates stable and affordable during the next 20 years. The solar power plant, owned and operated by Fotowatio Renewable Ventures, features more than 8,000 panels that cover 15 acres of the University’s Foothills Campus. The panels rotate to track the sun’s movement. The project received a rebate to offset construction costs.  
See also: Chronicle of Higher Ed Story
See also: List of Campus Solar Installations

16. U Arizona Tops Parking Garage with Solar Panels
 The University of Arizona has topped one of its main parking structures with 1,150 solar panels. The installation of the panels, which were attached at a 10-degree slant on a recycled steel framework, will provide the University with 200 kilowatts of electricity and will also provide shade to vehicles parked under the panels. The panels cost the University nothing to install and are owned and maintained by the local utility company under the condition that the University will purchase all the electricity produced.  

17. U Illinois Receives Energy Efficiency Funding
The University of Illinois has received more than $848,000 from Governor Pat Quinn to increase energy efficiency on campus. The funding will be used to install energy wheels to stop warm air from leaving many new and renovated buildings; insulation on steam pipes; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning controls; exhaust controls; and geothermal systems. The University expects to save $1 million annually as a result of the energy investments. The $848,000 is a portion of the $100 million federal stimulus dollars allocated to the state of Illinois by the Department of Energy.  

18. Central College Receives $250K for 25KW Solar Array
Central College (IA) has received a $250,000 State Energy Program grant to assist the College with its technology demonstration category project to install a 25 kilowatt photovoltaic array, which will be located on top of the education and psychology building. The array is expected to provide approximately four percent of the building's energy needs. Renewable energy information will be described on the building’s kiosk.  

19. Bristol CC, Gordon College Receive Grants for Wind Energy
Bristol Community College and Gordon College have received grants to study the feasibility of wind energy on their campuses. BCC received $65,000 to investigate the possibility of installing a 1.5 MW turbine generator to help offset energy costs for the College. Gordon College received $53,000 to evaluate the feasibility of installing a one MW turbine. The study will include an analysis of turbine performance at the site including wind resource assessment, financial analysis, and site feasibility analysis and a permitting plan. The funds were distributed by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center.  
See also: List of Campus Wind Installations

Funding

20. U Georgia Approves Student Green Fee
University of Georgia President Michael Adams has announced the approval of a student green fee to begin next fall. The $3 fee will help to fund a campus sustainability office, support efforts to coordinate environmental programming, address energy efficiency, and interlace sustainability efforts on campus with university academics.  
See also: List of Mandatory Student Fees for Renewable Energy

Public Engagement

21. U Idaho Partners to Teach Local Students About Climate Change
The University of Idaho has announced a new program that aims to educate Idaho seventh through twelfth graders about the impacts of climate change and how it affects their everyday lives. McCall Outdoor Science School (MOSS) programs consist of five- to 10-day expeditionary science learning experiences that will occur in students' classrooms, in natural areas in close vicinity to their schools, and in the mountains and forests of central Idaho near the MOSS campus. Each outreach program module is divided into four sessions. Topics include watersheds, exploring local rivers, mapping and GIS, invasive species, fire ecology, and landforms. The program received a seed grant from the University of Idaho's National Science Foundation Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) program a $25,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation.

22. Warren Wilson College Trains City Employees in Energy Efficiency
Warren Wilson College (NC) has partnered with the City of Ashville to help train its employees to evaluate and improve building energy efficiency. WWC held a week-long Home Energy Rating Systems training program, during which 20 employees learned how to utilize diagnostic equipment and software to conduct energy analyses. Participants also learned practices for increasing energy efficiency. The 16 building inspectors who participated in the training can now serve as energy efficiency ambassadors and the four building maintenance employees who participated will be able to help reduce municipal energy expenditures.
See also: Local News Story

Research

23. Dept of Energy Announces 5 University Wind Research Grants
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory and DOE’s Wind and Hydropower Technologies Program announced the selection of five additional states to each receive approximately $60,000 in funding per year for three years for activities supporting Wind Powering America's Wind for Schools project. These awards will provide universities, state institutions, and non-governmental organizations funding and technical support that will be used to develop educational programs to improve understanding of wind technology and its implementation using the Wind for Schools model. The university leads on the selected projects are Appalachian State University (NC), James Madison University (VA), Northern Arizona University, Pennsylvania State University, and University of Alaska.

Transportation

24. Agnes Scott College Prohibits Idling
Agnes Scott College (GA) has announced a new policy that prohibits trucks and service vehicles on campus to turn off their engines while making deliveries. “No Idle Zone” signs will be placed in the three areas where service and delivery vehicles frequently operate while on campus. The new policy excludes safety and emergency vehicles, electric vehicles, and trailer engines used solely to control freight temperatures. The “No Idle” policy was created to reduce wasted fuel; improve air quality on campus and in the region; and to protect campus workers, students, and visitors from potentially harmful emissions.  
See also: List of Campus Anti-Idling Policies

25. Washington U in St. Louis Announces Carpool Incentive Program
Employees on the Danforth, North, and West Washington in St. Louis (MO) campuses now have access to a carpool incentive program. Through the "Bearly Drivers" program, full-time employees can save money, get access to priority parking, and win prizes. Carpool participants will receive two free daily yellow parking permits each month via campus mail to use when their schedules might make carpooling difficult. In addition, all carpoolers will be automatically enrolled in the Guaranteed Ride Home Program, a service that reimburses members the price of a taxi home in case of an emergency or for unscheduled overtime.  

26. U Alaska Fairbanks Police ATVs Converted to Electric
At University of Alaska, Fairbanks, two ATVs used by campus police for patrolling have been converted from running on gasoline to electricity. A mechanical engineering class that teaches students how to convert cars to electric power carried out the project of transforming the two ATVs. While they may be slightly less powerful than the gasoline-powered ATVs, the new electric engine will provide campus police with what they need. They will be able to travel up to 30 miles at 20 mph.  
See also: List of Campus Fleets with Electric Vehicles

Waste

27. U Idaho Establishes Electronic Waste Guidelines
The University of Idaho has developed a process for eco-friendly electronics disposal. E-waste must now be sent to recycling centers or put back into the market for reuse. All e-waste from the university’s main campus will be sent to a vendor, who will recycle the materials and certify that they are handled in the most environmentally-friendly manner possible.  
See also: U Idaho E-Waste Guidelines

28. Luther College Begins Vermicomposting Program
Luther College (IA) students have started disposing of food waste in worm composting bins installed in seven residence halls by students from the Luther Sustainability program. The process, known as vermicomposting, allows students to place their fruit and vegetable food waste, as well as shredded newspapers, paper receipts, and old class notes in the compost bins where red worms will convert it to organic matter. Once the waste is converted to vermicompost, it will be used to fertilize the Luther Gardens.
See also: List of Campus Composting Programs

29. Suffolk U Buys Biodegradable Cutlery, Begins Composting Program
The Suffolk University (MA) Sustainability Committee has worked with its dining company to purchase biodegradable cutlery and straws and has launched a composting program in its dining hall. Student volunteers will be available to raise awareness about how to participate. The organics will be stored in air-tight containers and regularly delivered to an area farm to be turned into compost and sold.  

30. U Idaho Dining Services Starts Composting
The University of Idaho has introduced a composting program in its dining halls.  The new initiative seeks to reduce waste.  

31. Washington U in St. Louis Moves to Single-Stream Recycling
Washington University in St. Louis (MO) has implemented single-stream recycling throughout the Danforth, West, North and South campuses. Waste bins are now labeled either "Recycling" or "Landfill." Comingled recyclable items will be sorted off-campus by a vendor. The University hopes this new, simpler way to recycle waste will improve recycling in general.  

Other News

32. U King's College Student Named Rhodes Scholar
A University of King's College (NS) student, Rosanna Nicol, has been named a Rhodes Scholar. As a scholar she will spend at least two years at Oxford University in England conducting post-graduate study. Nicol has always been interested in refugee and sustainability issues and plans to focus her thesis on how socially responsible investing can create capital flow to areas in need.

 

New Resources

33. New Book: Teaching Environmental Literacy
The Indiana University Press has published Teaching Environmental Literacy - Across Campus and Across the Curriculum. The book covers what an environmentally literate citizen should know; what teaching and learning strategies are most effective in helping students think critically about human-environment interactions and sustainability; and the critical content, skills, and affective qualities essential to environmental literacy.  
See also: List of Books on Campus Sustainability

34. Audio Recording of AASHE Focus Call: Campus Energy Conservation
The audio recording of AASHE's Focus Call on "Effective Campus Energy Conservation" (1.26.10) is now available. The call featured two experts in the field of energy conservation and management: Walter Simpson, former energy manager at the University at Buffalo (NY) for 26 years, and Bob Kennedy, energy director at Einhorn Yaffee Prescott (EYP). The audience was under-resourced institutions, but content is applicable to all institutions. Part 1 (28 mins) contains the two talks, and Part 2 (25 mins) contains Q&A and discussion. Additional learning materials are available on the website.

35. AASHE Resource on Surplus Property Recycling Programs
AASHE has released a new resource that lists institutions that have programs in place to reuse old material goods, whether through the sale, re-distribution, or donation of the items. The new resource is only available to AASHE members.  

Opportunities

36. 2010 Green Building in Higher Education Fellowships
The Kresge Fellowship Program within the Advancing Green Building in Higher Education Initiative will provide free registration, accommodations, and travel expenses (up to $2000/fellow) for fellows to attend one national green building-related conference. As part of the program, Second Nature will award fellowships to 25 university executives who will learn the skills and technical information they need to be effective champions for green building at their own under-resourced campuses. Schools that have received Title III/V designation from the Department of Education are invited to apply. Senior Managers of colleges and universities including campus planners, facilities directors, or vice presidents of finance and business are eligible for the fellowships through which they will take part in learning and networking opportunities, such as AASHE's 2010 Conference and the U.S. Green Building Council’s Greenbuild Conference 2010. Applications are due March 15, 2010.  

37. Chance to Join SustainUS Youth Delegation to CSD-18
Agents of Change (AoC) is now accepting applications to join the SustainUS youth delegation to the Eighteenth Session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD-18), which will be held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City from May 3 – 14, 2010. Selected delegates will have the opportunity to work with government officials, scientists, civil society representatives, and youth from around the world to review progress on issues related to sustainable development. Applicants are required to be between the ages of 18 and 26 as of April 2010. Applications are due February 6, 2010.  

38. Call for Papers - Journal of Sustainability Education
The Journal of Sustainability Education invites paper submissions for its inaugural issue, "Emerging Themes in Sustainability Education." Workers from any discipline with a connection to sustainability and education are encouraged to submit. The deadline for submissions is February 15, 2010.  

39. People, Ecology and Development Study Abroad Program - Thailand
The International Sustainable Development Studies Institute is now accepting applications for its Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 People, Ecology and Development study abroad semester in Thailand. Designed in partnership with local communities, courses focus on sustainable development by experientially studying the link between culture and ecology. Students will be learning from local activists and village elders, backpacking into remote Karen villages, and sea kayaking and skin diving the reefs and mangroves of Southern Thailand. Summer internships with Thai NGOs are also available for spring semester participants. The Fall 2010 semester deadline is March 15, 2010, and the spring 2011 semester deadline is September 15, 2010.  

40. Discount on Mattress Recycling
Ohio Mattress Recovery and Recycling is extending a 5 percent discount on their services to AASHE members. In addition, they will rebate 10 percent of the recycling proceeds back to the school. Offer applies to AASHE members only (code available at the member-only link above.)    

Jobs & Internships

41. Sustainability Coordinator, U Calgary
The University of Calgary (AB) is seeking an experienced sustainability coordinator. The ideal candidate will come from an interdisciplinary educational background with proven work experience that is directly relevant to sustainability program development and facilitating organizational change. Position requirements include: exceptional communication and engagement skills, knowledge and clear understanding of green building practices, corporate sustainability opportunities, and related technical expertise. Applications are due February 5, 2010.  

42. Coordinator, Community Carbon Fund Project, Yale U
Yale University (CT) is seeking applicants for the position of Yale Community Carbon Fund (YCCF) project coordinator. YCCF makes investments in local carbon offset projects within the City of New Haven and across the state of Connecticut. The coordinator will be directly responsible for managing, implementing, developing, and promoting YCCF in its second year. A bachelor's degree in a related field and a minimum of two years professional experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience in the energy and/or carbon area are preferred.  

43. Sustainability Lecturer, Arizona State U
The School of Sustainability at Arizona State University invites applications for a lecturer position. Applicants should be committed to building a program in sustainability. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching four courses per semester, as well as participating in the internship program. Candidates should have an earned doctorate at the time of appointment in a physical, life, or social science or engineering with specialization relevant to the teaching of sustainability at the community college or university level. Applications are due February 14, 2010.    

44. Adjunct Instructor, Sustainability, Rosemont College
Rosemont College (PA) invites applications for adjunct instructors to develop and teach new general education courses in the accelerated bachelor's degree programs.  One instructor is sought in the area of sustainability.  Desired qualifications include a doctorate in the field of the specific courses proposed and experience teaching and designing courses both online and on the ground to adult learners at the college level. The position is open until filled.  

45. Visiting Professor, Environmental Science, Allegheny College
Allegheny College (PA) is accepting applications for the position of visiting assistant professor of environmental science. Applicants should have interdisciplinary teaching and research interests in environmental science and/or studies and a strong commitment to undergraduate education. A Ph.D. and previous teaching experience is preferred and the teaching load is between 5.5 and 6 courses a year depending on senior project advising. Applications must be submitted by February 15, 2010.  

46. Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies, Southern Oregon U
Southern Oregon University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in the Department of Environmental Studies. Candidates in the geosciences, earth sciences, environmental sciences or related fields are encouraged to apply. The University seeks a scholar excited by problem-driven field-based research, committed to interdisciplinary undergraduate education, and enthusiastic about joining a department faculty that spans the natural and social sciences. A scientist with a comprehensive knowledge of surficial processes: geomorphology, soils, slope stability, hydrology, water quality, and watershed science, with applied skills and facility with geospatial technologies is preferred. The position is open until filled.  

47. Sustainability Graduate Fellow, U Vermont
The University of Vermont is hiring a sustainability graduate fellow. The sustainability education and outreach work involved in this position will be conducted under the supervision of the Director of the Office of Sustainability. The fellow's primary responsibility is to coordinate and manage the UVM Eco-Reps Program. The fellow will train previously hired students and update the program's curriculum and organize related activities, utilizing student help whenever possible. Applicants should be an enrolled graduate student with two to four years academic study or experience in sustainability-related field. Applications are due March 31, 2010.  

Events

48. Greening of the Curriculum: Classroom, Co-op, and Career
February 18, 2010; 9am - 3pm Eastern; Sinclair Community College; Dayton, OH
Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education (SOCHE) is pleased to offer its first conference addressing the topic of sustainability. This conference is designed for faculty, administrators, staff, and students that have an expressed interest in the dialog on sustainability, as well as for those on the sidelines that will be impacted by changes resulting from an adoption of sustainable practices on campus. Featured speaker Dr. Michele Morrone, director of environmental studies at Ohio University, will share her extensive knowledge and work on environmental literacy. The conference is open to a national audience.

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