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Happy Earth Week from AASHE! While we celebrate, we are happy to announce that on the heels of receiving our 1,000th member, we now have at least one member in all 50 U.S. states. South Dakota School of Mines and Technology was the membership that completed the map! Thanks again to all of our supporters!

Table of Contents for 4/19/10:

NEWS
Buildings 1. George Washington U Res Hall Certified LEED Gold
2. Northern Arizona U Building Earns LEED Gold
3. Bucks County CC Completes Green Campus Building
Campus Sustainability in the Media 4. CNN Posts Video on Sustainability at U Colorado Boulder
Co-Curricular Education 5. RecycleMania Announces 2010 Final Results
6. U Michigan Releases New Sustainability Website
7. U Idaho Unveils Energy Audit Internship Program
8. Rice U Announces Green Dorm Initiative
9. Austin College Launches Green Effort
Coordination and Planning 10. St. Bonaventure U Appoints Sustainability Committee
11. Portland State U Names Sustainability Center Director
12. College of William & Mary Hires 5 Summer Sustainability Interns
Curriculum 13. Ramapo College Announces MA in Sustainability Studies
14. Edgewood College Introduces Grad Certificate in Sustainability
15. Grand Rapids CC to Offer Wind Farm Safety Certification
16. Stanford U Students Campaign for Sustainability in the Curriculum
Grounds 17. Dickinson College Receives Grant for Watershed Protection
Public Engagement 18. U Wisconsin Madison to End Nike Licensing Contract
Research 19. Bowdoin College Awarded NASA Grant for Climate Change Research
20. Dept of Energy Announces Teams to Compete in Solar Decathlon
Transportation 21. Chatham U Employees Now Eligible for Bicycle Benefits
22. U Dayton Launches Alternative Transportation Website
23. U Idaho Installs Bike Racks, Boosts Bike Parking Awareness
Waste 24. Pomona College Installs Compost Bins
25. Champlain College Aims to Reduce E-Waste
Other News 26. Dept of Energy Releases Video Encouraging Students to Save Energy
27. Stony Brook Southampton to Scale Back Sustainability Programs

NEW RESOURCES
28. New Issue of Intl Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education

OPPORTUNITIES
29. AASHE Seeks Technical Advisors for STARS
30. Discount on Bioneers Conference Broadcast & Educational Materials

JOBS & INTERNSHIPS
31. STARS Content Specialist, AASHE
32. STARS Reporting Coordinator, AASHE
33. Director, Institute for Env'l Studies, U Southern California
34. Director, Sustainability, Broward College
35. Farm Manager & Director of Educational Prgms, Paul Quinn College
36. Junior Fellow, Environmental Studies, Bennington College
37. Part-Time Instructor, Env'l Technologies, Ventura County CCD
38. Adjunct Instructor, Environmental Science, Everest College
39. Intern, Program Assistant, Lucid Design Group

EVENTS
40. Engaging Students in STARS: A Student & Staff Perspective
41. Webinar: Does Green Jobs Programming Make Sense for Your Campus?
42. Regional Symposium: Stewardship of Campus Resources
43. Regional Symposium: Leadership for Energy & Sustainability
44. AASHE 2010 - Call for Presentations
45. Green School & University Virtual Conference & Expo
46. Save the Date - ACUPCC Climate Leadership Summit

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News

Buildings

1. George Washington U Res Hall Certified LEED Gold
The George Washington University's (DC) newest residence hall has received LEED Gold certification. South Hall opened in September 2009 and houses 474 fourth-year students in single-bedroom apartment-style living. Design and construction of the residence hall incorporated strategies for sustainable site development, water conservation, energy efficiency, materials selection, and indoor environmental quality. South Hall offers students bike storage, fuel efficient vehicle parking, and recycling facilities on each floor of the ten-story building. Prior to occupancy, rigorous air quality testing was completed. Low VOC paints were used throughout the building to reduce odor and irritation for indoor air contaminants. Highly insulated wall systems, energy efficient windows with double pane, low-e glass, and an Energy Star white roof improves energy performance of the building by 24.5 percent over the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) standards for residential buildings.
See also: List of Green Residence Halls (AASHE Members Only)

2. Northern Arizona U Building Earns LEED Gold
The facility housing in Northern Arizona University’s Extended Campuses has been awarded LEED Gold certification. The 23,000-square-foot extension to the School of Communication houses classrooms, offices, and production studios to support NAU’s Extended Campuses programs. The building uses about 43 percent less energy than a typical building of the same size through passive ventilation, solar-preheating of outside heating air, an HVAC system called “active chilled beams,” and sophisticated lighting and environmental controls. Water use is reduced more than 60 percent through low-water use plumbing fixtures and irrigating with municipal reclaimed water. More than 30 percent of building materials have significant recycled content and were attained and manufactured locally.

3. Bucks County CC Completes Green Campus Building
Bucks County Community College (PA) has unveiled its expanded Upper Bucks Campus. The $15 million, 28,000-square-foot project features solar-powered hot water, geothermal heating and air conditioning, and a vegetation-covered roof to reduce storm water runoff.

Campus Sustainability in the Media

4. CNN Posts Video on Sustainability at U Colorado Boulder
CNN has posted a video on sustainability initiatives at the University of Colorado, Boulder. "The Greenest University in America" covers the UC Boulder's composting program, zero-waste football games, biodiesel buses, hybrid campus vehicle, solar farm, water-bottled refill stations, the Campus Environmental Center, recycling center, and the University's effort to teach students to live more sustainably.

Co-Curricular Education

5. RecycleMania Announces 2010 Final Results
Over 600 colleges and universities participated in RecyleMania this year, recycling or composting over 84 million pounds of material during the course of the 10-week competition. California State University, San Marcos won the Grand Champion spot, barely nudging out New Mexico State University. The US Coast Guard Academy (CT) claimed the Per Capita Classic award; North Lake College (TX) received its third Waste Minimization title; and Ursinus College (PA) and Johnson & Wales University-Denver (CO) each claimed their first awards with the Bottles and Cans and Food Waste Organics categories respectively. Rounding out the list, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering (MA) won the Paper category and Kalamazoo College (MI) won the Cardboard category.

6. U Michigan Releases New Sustainability Website
The University of Michigan has launched a new U-M Sustainability Website to showcase its ongoing achievements in sustainability research, teaching, and university operations, as well as to raise campus awareness of — and engagement in — related issues and activities. Designed as a central portal, the site provides a comprehensive overview of sustainability news, information, events, and activities from across the entire campus. It will highlight the work being done to set campus goals for sustainable operations, and will communicate new operational milestones, such as the purchase of renewable energy credits. Further, the site offers an events calendar, a collection of facts about U-M sustainability, and featured initiatives.
See also: U-M Sustainability Website
See also: List of Campus Sustainability Websites (AASHE Members Only)

7. U Idaho Unveils Energy Audit Internship Program
The University of Idaho Sustainability Center and Environmental Science Program are partnering with the Idaho Small Business Development Center at Boise State University to fund student internships to conduct energy audits in nearby towns. Paid interns will work in teams to evaluate energy usage in at least 40 regional businesses. Based on their findings, teams will make recommendations for increasing energy efficiency, thereby reducing costs and energy-related carbon emissions.

8. Rice U Announces Green Dorm Initiative
Rice University (TX) has announced the Green Dorm Initiative, a program which encourages students to reevaluate their living habits by rating the environmental friendliness of their dorm rooms. When students register, they complete a questionnaire about their laundry habits, appliance and lighting usage, water consumption and recycling practices. For the next two weeks, participants complete a daily log about their energy and water usage. After the program finishes on April 22, students' rooms will be certified as bronze, silver, or gold and participants will receive prizes.

9. Austin College Launches Green Effort
Austin College (TX) has launched a new sustainability initiative - Thinking Green. The initiative has been designed by students, faculty, and staff to encourage “greener” practices on campus and in the community. As part of the project, students are distributing free energy-efficient light bulbs, picking up garbage off-campus, and doing cleanup and landscape work for several area social service organizations.

Coordination and Planning

10. St. Bonaventure U Appoints Sustainability Committee
A new Sustainability Coordinating Committee has been appointed at St. Bonaventure University (NY) to focus university-wide efforts in the critical areas of sustainability and environmental issues. The committee, which includes faculty, staff, and student representatives, will be responsible for coordinating university community sustainability efforts with regard to academic and co-curricular activities, university policies and standards, development, land use, and go-green initiatives. The committee has already established six priorities and subcommittees: Education for Sustainable Development, Sustainable University Standards and Policies Committee, University Land Use Practices Committee, Go-Green Practices, Sustainability Resource Development, and Student Co-curricular Sub-committee.

11. Portland State U Names Sustainability Center Director
Portland State University (OR) has announced that Robert Costanza will lead its Center for Sustainable Processes and Practices, the hub for interdisciplinary research, teaching, and engagement in sustainability at PSU. The Center administers the ten-year, $25 million challenge grant for sustainability made by the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation to PSU in September 2008. Costanza is currently the Gund Professor of Ecological Economics and director of the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics at the University of Vermont. He will join the University this fall.
See also: Directory of Campus Sustainability Officers (AASHE Members Only)

12. College of William & Mary Hires 5 Summer Sustainability Interns
The College of William and Mary (VA) Committee on Sustainability has announced the funding of five awards for sustainability internships for the summer of 2010. Summer internships are awarded annually in a competitive process and are intended to provide students with independent research opportunities that contribute to W&M's progress in achieving a sustainable campus environment. Internships are supported with funds from the Student Green Fee, which generates more than $200,000 annually.

Curriculum

13. Ramapo College Announces MA in Sustainability Studies
Ramapo College of New Jersey has announced a new Master of Arts in Sustainability Studies degree. Beginning in Fall 2010, the College will welcome its first class to the program, which will equip students to work in a diverse range of fields, including planning, policy, and design. Students will learn how to apply sustainability in a variety of institutional, organizational, cultural, commercial, professional, and geographical contexts. The two-year program is based exclusively on evening classes. Prospective students include those from the fields of social science, business, science, engineering, and liberal and fine arts.
See also: MA in Sustainability Studies Homepage
See also: List of Master's Degree Programs in Sustainability

14. Edgewood College Introduces Grad Certificate in Sustainability
Edgewood College (WI) is pleased to announce its new Sustainability Leadership Graduate Certificate Program. Participants in the program will join a cohort of working professionals in non-profit, government and corporate management, economic development, planning and design, education, facilities management, public health, and energy and utilities to explore systems thinking, ethical leadership, ecological design, natural capitalism, and sustainability indicators. Students will work with instructors and mentors to apply these concepts to real-world projects in their organizations and communities. The first cohort in the Program will begin coursework in August 2010.
See also: Sustainability Leadership Grad Certificate Program Homepage

15. Grand Rapids CC to Offer Wind Farm Safety Certification
Grand Rapids Community College (MI) has signed a licensing agreement with Spain-based Ynfiniti Engineering Services (YES) and United Kingdom-based Safety Technology authorizing GRCC to become the first United States training center to offer the globally recognized YES/ Safety Technology (YST) safety certification program for the wind energy industry. GRCC will serve as the North American training hub for YST program instructors and the Great Lakes hub for individuals seeking certification. GRCC will begin offering the 80-hour certification program in May. Students will learn fall protection, OSHA rules regarding working in confined spaces, and what they need to do to rescue themselves and others if they get in trouble on the site.

16. Stanford U Students Campaign for Sustainability in the Curriculum
A group of students at Stanford University (CA) have begun a campaign to include sustainability as a topic area in Stanford's "Education for Citizenship" (EC) general education requirement. EC mandates that undergraduates take classes in two of four designated areas: ethical reasoning, global community, American cultures, and gender studies. Students for a Sustainable Stanford (SSS), the group that has helped develop the initiative, is working to develop a proposal and plans to present it to faculty for feedback.

Grounds

17. Dickinson College Receives Grant for Watershed Protection
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has awarded Dickinson College’s (PA) Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring (ALLARM) a grant of $30,000 for its ongoing watershed protection efforts. Through the grant, ALLARM provides technical assistance in the form of training, resources, mentoring, and quality control laboratory analysis for watershed organizations.

Public Engagement

18. U Wisconsin Madison to End Nike Licensing Contract
The University of Wisconsin-Madison has announced plans to end its licensing agreement with Nike as a result of the company's failure to adequately address the problems caused by the closing of two Honduran factories. At issue is the non-payment of severance to workers at two apparel factories, both of which were under contract with Nike to produce collegiately licensed apparel. Since the factories were closed without notice in January 2009, their owners have allegedly failed to pay workers a combined total of more than $2 million in legally mandated severance. While Nike did not own the factories in question, the company is obligated under the University's Code of Conduct for the actions of its subcontractors. The code addresses workers' wages, working hours, overtime compensation, child labor, forced labor, health and safety, nondiscrimination, harassment or abuse, women's rights, freedom of association, and full public disclosure of factory locations.

Research

19. Bowdoin College Awarded NASA Grant for Climate Change Research
Bowdoin College (ME) has been awarded a $1.5 million grant from The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to conduct multidisciplinary climate change research in the Gulf of Maine. The grant will fund a team of Bowdoin scientists and their colleagues at Michigan Tech, U.S. Geological Survey, Yale University (CT), and the University of New Brunswick using NASA satellite imagery to assess the flux and processing of dissolved organic carbon and nutrients from three major river systems draining into the Gulf of Maine. The project will incorporate historical data sets to develop a baseline of land use and climate change over the past century, and will include models for predicting how hydrology and carbon cycling is likely to be altered with projected changes in land use and climate change over time.

20. Dept of Energy Announces Teams to Compete in Solar Decathlon
The U.S. Department of Energy has announced the 20 collegiate teams selected to compete in the next U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, which will be held on the National Mall in Washington, DC in the Fall 2011. For two weeks, teams of college and university students from across the United States and the world will compete to design, build, and operate the most affordable, attractive, effective, and energy-efficient solar-powered house. Hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy, the competition will highlight affordable homes that combine energy-efficient construction and appliances with renewable energy systems that are available today. U.S. and Canadian teams include Appalachian State University (NC); the Research Foundation of CUNY (NY); Florida State University, The University of Central Florida, The University of Florida, and The University of South Florida; Stevens Institute of Technology (NJ) and the New School (NY); Massachusetts College of Art and Design and University of Massachusetts at Lowell; Rutgers the State University of New Jersey and New Jersey Institute of Technology; Middlebury College (VT); Florida International University; The Ohio State University; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Old Dominion University (VA) and Hampton University (VA); University of Maryland, College Park; Purdue University (IN); University of Calgary (AB); University of Tennessee; University of Hawaii; and The Southern California Institute of Architecture and California Institute of Technology.

Transportation

21. Chatham U Employees Now Eligible for Bicycle Benefits
As part of its effort to promote sustainable practices and healthy living, Chatham University (PA) will now offer full-time employees the opportunity to receive a bicycle commuter benefit. Included as part of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, this benefit will reimburse full-time employees who commute to work by bicycle for reasonable expenses up to $20 a month. The reimbursements will be excludable from an employee’s gross income and not subject to federal income tax. According to IRS guidelines, employees who sign up for this benefit will not be permitted to have a campus parking permit as they are required to certify that cycling is their primary mode of transportation to and from work during the time frame in which they receive the reimbursement.

22. U Dayton Launches Alternative Transportation Website
Students in a University of Dayton (OH) Politics of Alternative Transportation class have designed "Beyond Brown," a website that offers students an alternative transportation guide to the sights and activities outside of Brown Street, one of the main streets that runs through campus. The sight is expected to launch soon.
See also: List of Campus Alternative Transportation Websites (AASHE Members Only)

23. U Idaho Installs Bike Racks, Boosts Bike Parking Awareness
The University of Idaho's Parking and Transportation Services (PTS) will install 23 new bike racks on campus. In addition, PTS will place warning tags on bikes parked outside of designated racks with increased enforcement levels on bikes that are impeding access or posing safety concerns.

Waste

24. Pomona College Installs Compost Bins
Pomona College (CA) has installed compost bins across campus to supplement ongoing efforts at the campus organic farm. The initiative was launched with funds from the President's Advisory Committee on Sustainability (PACS). Items that can be composted include produce, vegan food scraps, biodegradable paper, and thin paper products, such as tissues. If students begin to use the bins regularly, the committee plans to purchase four more. PACS has already purchased 20 smaller compost buckets that students can keep in their rooms or halls. The compost collected in the bins will ultimately be taken to the campus organic farm.
See also: List of Campus Composting Programs (AASHE Members Only)

25. Champlain College Aims to Reduce E-Waste
Champlain College's (VT) Information Services and Sustain Champlain, a group of faculty, staff and students dedicated to monitoring and reducing the college's environmental impact, have launched the "E-waste not for Landfills" campaign. As part of the initiative, there are now five blue cylinder bins located around campus to provide a way for people to properly dispose of their smaller electronics. Physical Plant workers will collect the recycled items until a local-based company picks them up. Acceptable materials for the recycling program include: CDs, DVDs, diskettes, printer cartridges, any handheld electronic device (cell phones, pagers, PDAs, iPods), batteries, chargers, and related cords and cables. In related news, Champlain will also host an electronic swap in which students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to swap or donate unwanted usable or unusable electronics.

Other News

26. Dept of Energy Releases Video Encouraging Students to Save Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy has released a new video encouraging college students to help America save energy, save money, and cut pollution. The video highlights the work of students at the University of Central Florida, who launched a dorm-based competition called "Kill-a-Watt" to reduce energy use and energy bills on campus with easy steps like unplugging your electronics, raising the air conditioning temperature when in class, and taking the stairs instead of an elevator. Students in different campus residence halls compete against each other to achieve energy savings with residents from the winning dorm earning up to $200 in scholarships.

27. Stony Brook Southampton to Scale Back Sustainability Programs
The State University of New York at Stony Brook Southampton has announced plans to shut down large portions of its campus due to a budget crisis. A marine-science program and a writing program will remain open at Southampton, and all other programs will be moved to the West campus. No new students will be admitted and all residence halls will be closed. Acquired in 2006, the Southampton campus focuses on sustainability.
See also: Chronicle of Higher Ed Story
See also: Inside Higher Ed Story

New Resources

28. New Issue of Intl Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education
The International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education has released a special issue on "Sustainability in Higher Education in the Asia-Pacific Region: Developments, Challenges and Prospects." The new issue includes stories on Japan, the South Pacific Island nations, India, China, Taiwan, and the Philippines.

Opportunities

29. AASHE Seeks Technical Advisors for STARS
AASHE seeks individuals with expertise related to campus sustainability to serve as Technical Advisors for STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System). STARS Technical Advisors are the primary source for input and insight regarding the content of STARS credits. Technical Advisors will be drawn from higher education institutions, non-profit organizations, and businesses, with a preference given for AASHE members. The application deadline is May 7, 2010.
See also: Application Form

30. Discount on Bioneers Conference Broadcast & Educational Materials
Bioneers is offering AASHE members a 20 percent discount on its Beaming Bioneers Conference program and all Bioneers educational products. Conference partners will receive a live satellite broadcast of the keynote presentations and are invited and encouraged to wrap their own local programming around the broadcast. Educational products available in the Bioneers Store include books, DVD’s, and 30-minute presentations from leading speakers.
See also: Special Discount Offers for AASHE Members (AASHE Members Only)

Jobs & Internships

31. STARS Content Specialist, AASHE
AASHE is seeking a STARS Content Specialist to lead the ongoing refinement of the STARS credits. This work will involve researching best practices and relevant standards, preparing draft versions of credits for public review, and coordinating Technical Advisors across many disciplines. In addition, the Content Specialist will work with IT and other staff to enhance the online Reporting Tool. Requirements include at least 3 years of related successful work experience, strong organizational and communication skills among many others. AASHE has offices in Denver, CO, and Lexington, KY. The STARS Content Specialist may work remotely from a home office anywhere in the continental United States. Preference will be given to candidates located in the same community as other STARS staff members (the Boston to Philadelphia corridor) or AASHE offices in Lexington and Denver. Review of applications will begin on April 16, and will continue until the position is filled.

32. STARS Reporting Coordinator, AASHE
AASHE is seeking a STARS Reporting Coordinator’s to identify ways to improve the STARS Reporting Tool and use the data submitted by STARS Participants. This work will involve responding to detailed questions on STARS credits, designing data views with the information submitted through the STARS Reporting Tool, responding to questions about STARS credits, and developing resources and publications for STARS users and the public. In addition, the Reporting Coordinator will work with the STARS Content Specialist and other staff and volunteers on refining the STARS credits. Requirements include at least 3 years of related successful work experience, strong writing, reviewing, and technology skills among many others. AASHE has offices in Denver, CO, and Lexington, KY. The STARS Reporting Coordinator may work remotely from a home office anywhere in the continental United States. Preference will be given to candidates located in the same community as other STARS staff members (the Boston to Philadelphia corridor) or AASHE offices in Lexington and Denver. Review of applications will begin on April 16, and will continue until the position is filled.

33. Director, Institute for Env'l Studies, U Southern California
The University of Southern California College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences is seeking an inspirational, energetic, and entrepreneurial leader to be the next Director of the USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies (WIES). The Director of WIES will lead the research, education, and outreach missions of WIES on USC's main campus in Los Angeles as well as at its Santa Catalina Island facility, the Philip K. Wrigley Marine Science Center, the George and MaryLou Boone Center for Science and Environmental Leadership (both on Catalina Island), and the USC Sea Grant program. Additionally, the Director will play a leadership role in planning and implementing an expansion of academic and research programs in environmental studies at USC including tighter integration among WIES, an enhanced Environmental Studies program, and emerging initiatives across the University. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

34. Director, Sustainability, Broward College
Broward College (FL) seeks a director of sustainability to help integrate sustainability into all aspects of the College's teaching and operational goals. A bachelor's degree in environmental studies or a related degree is required. Applications are due April 20, 2010.

35. Farm Manager & Director of Educational Prgms, Paul Quinn College
Paul Quinn College (TX) seeks a farm manager and director of agricultural programs to help build a sustainable food/social entrepreneurship program at the oldest historically black college or university (HBCU) west of the Mississippi River. The director of agricultural programs will be responsible for: (1) managing the production and education gardens; (2) overseeing volunteers, interns, and apprentices working on the farm; (3) coordinating the distribution of farm products to Paul Quinn’s various constituencies; and (4) servicing the relationship with the College's corporate partner. Qualifications include experience managing an organic farm, managing the distribution and sale of farm products, and educating and supervising workers on the farm. The position is open until filled.

36. Junior Fellow, Environmental Studies, Bennington College
Bennington College (VT) seeks a full-time junior fellow in environmental studies (ES) to closely work with the program director on further developing the new and growing program. The junior fellow will assist with developing research projects, coordinate the ES Colloquium and other speaker series, mentor ES students, coordinate internships, serve as liaison with other campus groups and the local community, and provide general continuity within the program. The position requires a bachelor's degree in environmental studies or a related area with a preference for candidates with a familiarity with Bennington College.

37. Part-Time Instructor, Env'l Technologies, Ventura County CCD
Ventura County Community College District (VA) seeks a part-time instructor to teach environmental technology courses. The successful candidate will teach concepts of applied solar technology in the classroom and laboratory; prepare students with the qualifications, knowledge, and skills to demonstrate industry competencies and meet growing energy management needs; and collaborate with the College's department and staff as well as local industry partners to promote student learning and participate in educational facility planning related to solar technology and photovoltaic systems. A bachelor's degree and two years of experience or an equivalent combination of school and experience is required. The position is open until filled.

38. Adjunct Instructor, Environmental Science, Everest College
Everest College (VA) invites applications for an adjunct instructor position in environmental science. General duties include maintaining a teaching assignment for class, planning course instruction based upon approved syllabus/outline, and distributing a copy of the class calendar to all students at the first class meeting. A Master's degree in environmental science is required. The position is open until filled.

39. Intern, Program Assistant, Lucid Design Group
The Lucid Design Group invites applicants for its summer 2010 program assistant internship. The intern will be responsible for assisting the customer programs manager with the development and launch of the Campus Conservation Nationals (CCN), a national college and university residence hall electricity and water reduction competition. This will involve creating guides and documents that outline best practices for campus organizing and executing a residence hall resource challenge; assisting the development of campus organizing webinars; tracking and managing content on the participant’s Dashboards; updating the CCN website with materials and information about the competition process; helping to develop promotional materials and press kits; answering questions from participating schools about the competition process; and creating and managing social networking sites for promoting the competition to participating schools. Qualifications include strong research and writing skills, ability to work independently on assigned tasks, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and a strong personal interest in sustainability and clean technology. Applications are due April 30, 2010.

Events

40. Engaging Students in STARS: A Student & Staff Perspective
April 20, 2010; 2 - 3pm Eastern; Online
AASHE invites participants to "Engaging Students in STARS: A Student and Staff Perspective." The webinar will give a detailed overview of how to engage students in the STARS program on your campus, including: a first-hand experience from a student perspective, lessons learned and best practices, connecting students with stakeholders, and having fun while getting valuable work done.

41. Webinar: Does Green Jobs Programming Make Sense for Your Campus?
April 23, 2010 from 1 - 2:30pm Eastern; April 28, 2010 from 1 - 2:30pm Eastern; Online
Academic Impressions will host a two-part webinar series titled, "Does Green Jobs Programming Make Sense for Your Campus?" In the first session, attendees will learn about the opportunities emerging for higher education in environmental/sustainability areas and how existing programs can be made more sustainable. Participants in the second part will explore techniques for assessing local/regional markets for needs and trends, learn how to gauge the level of interest in specific markets; and understand how to report findings and move forward in program development. Instructors will include Susan Jennings, director of the Office of Campus and Community Sustainability at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth; and Victoria Matthew, director of program development in the Continuing and Professional Education Division at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

42. Regional Symposium: Stewardship of Campus Resources
May 7, 2010; 8 - 3pm; Chicago, IL
The Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) will host "Stewardship of Natural Resources: Best Practices to Safeguard our Natural and Built Assets," SCUP's 2010 North Central Regional Symposium. Presentations will include Creating a Sustainable Campus by the director of sustainability at the University of Chicago; Facilities Stewardship-Program at the University of Wisconsin System; Coming Back Stronger: Re-Imagining and Rebuilding After Disaster by University of Iowa staff; and Stewardship and Transformation of the City Fabric by the vice president of campus environment at Columbia College, Chicago. The advanced registration deadline is May 6, 2010.

43. Regional Symposium: Leadership for Energy & Sustainability
May 12, 2010; 8 - 4pm; Duquesne University; Pittsburgh, PA
The Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) will host "Urban Campuses: Leadership for Energy and Sustainability," the 2010 SCUP Mid-Atlantic Regional Symposium. The plenary speaker will be Vivian Loftness, professor and head of the School of Architecture at Carnegie Mellon University (PA). Other presentations will include Campus Planning for Sustainability by Duquesne University faculty and staff; Point Park University Dance Studio-Sustainable Studio; Sustainable Building Practices; and Co-generation Plant at Duquesne University. The deadline for registration is May 6, 2010.

44. AASHE 2010 - Call for Presentations
October 10 - 12, 2010; Denver, CO
AASHE is pleased to invite submissions of abstracts for AASHE 2010: Campus Initiatives to Catalyze a Just and Sustainable World. Preference will be give to presentations that focus on the conference theme with emphasis placed on economy and funding, curriculum, collaboration, the global campus, social justice, and climate protection. Session types will include concurrent session workshops, dialogues and discussions, field reports, panels, papers, and posters. The submission deadline is June 15, 2010.

45. Green School & University Virtual Conference & Expo
June 24, 2010; Online
American School & University (AS&U) presents its Green School & University Virtual Conference & Expo. Registrations will be able to attend education sessions; visit vendors for the latest in sustainable products and services; stop by the resource center to download whitepapers, presentations, and other data; and network with fellow colleagues and AS&U editors. Speakers will include Stephen P. Askin, executive director of the Green Cleaning Network; Emily Knupp, education sector associate of the USGBC; Rachel Gutter, senior manager of the USGBC; and Ken Sidebottom, program manager for sustainable building solutions at Johnson Controls.

46. Save the Date - ACUPCC Climate Leadership Summit
October 12 - 13, 2010; Denver, CO
The American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment has announced the dates of its 2010 Climate Leadership Summit. The event, which will follow the AASHE 2010 conference, will feature a keynote address by James Woolsey, former CIA director.

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