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Table of Contents for 5/3/10:

NEWS
Buildings 1. Furman U's Cliff's Cottage Receives LEED Gold
Campus Sustainability in the Media 2. NY Times Publishes Article on EPA's Energy Star Label for Dorms
3. Washington Post Covers Earth Day on College Campuses
4. Christian Science Monitor Covers Green College Graduation Gowns
Climate 5. 10 Campuses Complete Climate Action Plans
Co-Curricular Education 6. NWF Announces 2010 Chill Out Competition Winners
7. College of the Holy Cross Releases Sustainability Video
8. Humboldt State U to Hold Green Graduation
9. U Florida Commencement to be Carbon Neutral
10. Western Michigan U Completes Res Hall Energy Competition
11. Boston U Sustainability Website Receives International Award
12. Florida International U Garden Named 'People's Garden' By USDA
13. U Massachusetts Medical School Student Invention Wins Grand Prize
Coordination and Planning 14. U California Merced Releases Sustainability Plan, Website
15. Washington U in St. Louis Releases Sustainability Plan
Curriculum 16. U Idaho Launches Grad Prgm in Natural Resources & Env'l Science
17. Ecotech Institute Announces College Focused on Renewable Energy
18. Gateway CC Launches Sustainability Studies Certificate
19. U Michigan, Harvard U Profs Awarded for Green Business Curriculum
Dining Services 20. Northeastern U Unveils Green Dining Facility
Diversity and Affordability 21. College Fraternity Partners with Env'l Defense Fund for Diversity
Energy 22. U Massachusetts Medical School Opens Green Data Center
23. New Mexico State U Restores Solar-Powered Furnace
24. Syracuse U Receives International Award for New Green Data Center
Funding 25. St Mary's College, U Kansas to Start Green Revolving Loan Funds
26. Western Michigan U Trustees Approve Student Green Fee
Human Resources 27. 7 Colleges & Universities Make Canada's Greenest Employers List
Other News 28. Haverford College Student to Study Sustainable Living Worldwide
Public Engagement 29. Temple U Ambler Partners to Plant Trees at Local Park
Research 30. Columbia U Partners with IBM for Green Jobs
31. Northeastern U Awarded $9.9M for Research on Environmental Health
32. U.S. EPA Awards $1M+ to Colleges for Environmental Innovation
Transportation 33. U Albany Partners with Local Bus Service, Car-Share Program
34. Franklin College Converts Fryer Oil to Biodiesel
Waste 35. U Guelph Ridgetown Receives $2.3M for Anaerobic Digester
36. Unity College Switches to Online Course Evaluations
37. U Massachusetts Medical School Reduces Printers on Campus
38. Michigan State U Unveils Recycling Initiative

NEW RESOURCES
39. AASHE Webinar Recording on Higher Ed & COP15

OPPORTUNITIES
40. Student Scholarship to Summer Study on Efficiency in Buildings

JOBS & INTERNSHIPS
41. Campus Sustainability Director, Prescott College
42. Publications Coordinator, AASHE
43. Staff Assistant, Green Program, Harvard U
44. Projects Coordinator, Strategic Energy Innovations
45. Instructor, Environment and Sustainability, Bowling Green State U
46. Instructor, Chemistry & Env'l Science, Davis & Elkins College

EVENTS
47. Infusing Sustainability into the Curriculum
48. North American Council for Organizational Development Conference
49. Summer Sustainability Institute for Curriculum Integration
50. ACPA Institute on Sustainability

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News

Buildings

1. Furman U's Cliff's Cottage Receives LEED Gold
Furman University's (SC) Cliffs Cottage has been awarded LEED Gold certification. Built on the Furman campus in 2008, Cliffs Cottage was Southern Living magazine’s first “green” Showcase Home. From its bamboo flooring and insulated windows to the solar panels in the roof, the 3,400-square-foot cottage has served as a model of how to design and build an energy-saving house using environmentally responsible techniques and materials.

Campus Sustainability in the Media

2. NY Times Publishes Article on EPA's Energy Star Label for Dorms
The New York Times has published an article on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Energy Star labels for college and universities dormitories. The article mentions two green residence halls at Ithaca College (NY) and one green residence hall at Hamilton College (NY).

3. Washington Post Covers Earth Day on College Campuses
The Washington Post has published an article on how college students celebrated Earth Day this year. The article mentions St Mary's College of Maryland; University of Georgia; American University (DC); Texas State University; University of Denver (CO); Gustavus Adolphus College (MN); Georgetown University (DC); Hamilton College (NY); University of Maryland, Baltimore County; Salisbury University (MD); Susquehanna University (PA); Dickinson College (PA); Harper College (IL); Sewanee: The University of the South (TN); and University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

4. Christian Science Monitor Covers Green College Graduation Gowns
Christian Science Monitor has published an article on the growing number of colleges and universities that are switching to green graduation caps and gowns and are implementing green initiatives such as offering diplomas made from recycled paper and taking sustainability pledges as part of the ceremony. Most green gowns are made from recycled plastic bottles. The article mentions California Western School of Law, University of Texas at Austin, Harper College (IL), and the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

Climate

5. 10 Campuses Complete Climate Action Plans
10 new campuses have submitted Climate Action Plans (CAP) as part of the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) since the last update in the AASHE Bulletin on March 22, 2010. The plans illustrate the specific steps schools are taking to reach climate neutrality. The CAP is the second major reporting requirement of the Commitment and is due within two years of signing. The new submission are: New York University, University of Oregon, Northern Arizona University, Northeastern University (MA), Antioch University New England (NH), Framingham State College (MA), New Mexico State University Dona Ana Branch, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Northern Essex Community College (MA), and Naropa University (CO).

Co-Curricular Education

6. NWF Announces 2010 Chill Out Competition Winners
Five colleges and universities from across the United States have won national recognition in National Wildlife Federation’s annual competition Chill Out: Campus Solutions to Global Warming. This award program is a campus competition to promote sustainability and honor U.S. schools that are advancing creative approaches to reducing the carbon footprint on campuses. This year's winners are: Western State College of Colorado (Students in Action category), Central Florida Community College (Green Jobs and Education category), University of Arkansas (Campus-Wide Actions category), Georgia Institute of Technology (Best Video), and Boston Latin School (MA) (Innovative Research, Design, and Technology category). The Chill-Out webcast is available for viewing on-demand.
See also: Chill-Out Webcast

7. College of the Holy Cross Releases Sustainability Video
The College of the Holy Cross (MA) has released "Don't Go Green," a video in which campus leaders urge the community to think seriously about their impact on the environment. The video, sponsored by the Presidential Task Force on the Environment, is designed to help enhance the culture of sustainability on campus.

8. Humboldt State U to Hold Green Graduation
Humboldt State University (CA) has announced plans to hold a green commencement ceremony. The event has banned disposable plastic water bottles and will instead be offering chilled filtered water in compostable cups. In addition, all 1,400 graduate and undergraduate gowns sold by the HSU Bookstore have been made from 100 percent recycled plastic bottles. The campus will also print fewer Commencement programs per graduate this year, with an eye toward reducing the amount of paper used.

9. U Florida Commencement to be Carbon Neutral
The University of Florida has announced that its graduation ceremonies will be carbon neutral this year. The University plans to offset the utilities of the three facilities that will be used during commencement. Additionally, more than 350 graduating students signed the Green Graduation Pledge, committing to carry the values of sustainability with them as they move on from the University of Florida.

10. Western Michigan U Completes Res Hall Energy Competition
Western Michigan University has completed a competition to see which residence hall can save the most electricity. Eco-thon ran during the entire month of February and tracked which dorm could reduce electricity usage by the greatest percentage during the month. The competition used last fall's average electricity consumption as a baseline. The Grand Prize winner, Valley II, received $500 for reducing its consumption by 7.97 percent. Overall, campus residence halls reduced their energy use by 3.08 percent.
See also: Eco-thon Homepage
See also: Eco-thon Results

11. Boston U Sustainability Website Receives International Award
Boston University's (MA) sustainability@BU website has been selected as a 2010 “Webby Honoree” in the Green category for the 14th Annual Webby Awards. Nearly 10,000 entries were received from all 50 states and over 60 countries. The Official Honoree distinction is awarded to the top 15 percent of all work entered that exhibits remarkable achievement.

12. Florida International U Garden Named 'People's Garden' By USDA
Florida International University's Organic Garden, located on campus and run by faculty, staff, and students, has been named a "People's Garden" by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The special recognition is accorded to community gardens across the United States, an initiative started by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack last year to promote sustainable, healthy, and local community food production in the country.

13. U Massachusetts Medical School Student Invention Wins Grand Prize
Max Fraden, a University of Massachusetts Medical School student, and project partner Charles Ishimwe, a business student at the Adventist University of Central Africa in Rwanda, recently won a global social entrepreneurship competition with their idea to replace dangerous kerosene with human pedal power. Based on advanced hand-crank technology, the Nuru Light uses a pedal generator similar to an incumbent bike to generate electricity, which is then stored in batteries. These batteries can be used to power lights, and eventually small household electronics, such as radios and cell phones. Currently, 90 percent of residents in Rwanda use expensive kerosene fuel to light their homes, exposing them to toxic fumes and other dangers. The two students will take home the $10,000 Grand Prize in the 6th annual Global Social Entrepreneurship Competition (GSEC). Awarded by the Global Business Center at the University of Washington’s Michael G. Foster School of Business, the GSEC is a business plan competition in which students from around the world—and across fields of study—develop creative, commercially sustainable solutions to problems of poverty in the developing world.

Coordination and Planning

14. U California Merced Releases Sustainability Plan, Website
The University of California, Merced has released its inaugural Sustainability Strategic Plan and formally unveiled its sustainability website. The Sustainability Strategic Plan, developed by the Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Sustainability — which has been meeting monthly since late 2007 — includes environmental goals in 12 areas, such as energy use and "green" construction, and lists objectives and milestones for each. The UC Merced sustainability website is organized much like the plan, with objectives and achievements for each listed goal. It also includes a list of sustainability-related awards the university has received and detailed LEED scorecards for each of the buildings on campus. There are also links for students who want to get involved in environmental stewardship, as well as links to all of the university's major planning documents — including the Sustainability Strategic Plan — and sustainability-related podcasts and other outside links.
See also: UC Merced Sustainability Strategic Plan (pdf)
See also: List of Campus Sustainability Plans (AASHE Members Only)
See also: List of Campus Sustainability Websites (AASHE Members Only)

15. Washington U in St. Louis Releases Sustainability Plan
The University of Washington in St. Louis has released its Strategic Plan for Environmentally Sustainable Operations. The Plan details the University’s sustainability achievements, aspirations, and challenges in terms of energy and water use, food sources, recycling, and transportation, among others. Goals included in the plan are: to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020 without purchasing carbon offsets; to build more sustainably by meeting at least LEED Silver qualifications and pursuing LEED Gold when appropriate; and to decrease solo-occupancy vehicles coming to campus by 10 percent by 2012. The plan was developed by the Sustainable Operations Leadership Council.
See also: Washington U's Sustainability Strategic Plan

Curriculum

16. U Idaho Launches Grad Prgm in Natural Resources & Env'l Science
The University of Idaho has launched a new Professional Science Master’s program in natural resources and environmental science. The PSM, which is designed for completion in 18 months, combines advanced science and math skills with training in areas like project management, communications, ethics and leadership. Students will enroll in one of nine program tracks related to topics like sustainability science, fire ecology, water resources management and climate change. In addition to this focused science curriculum, students will take a series of transferable skills courses, and complete both an internship and research project to gain hands-on experience applying what they have learned.
See also: PSM Program Homepage

17. Ecotech Institute Announces College Focused on Renewable Energy
The Education Corporation of America, an owner of private higher education institutions in the U.S., has announced the launch of Ecotech Institute, a college focused entirely on preparing America's workforce for careers in renewable energy and sustainable design. Ecotech Institute launched its first campus in Aurora, Colorado, offering seven associate's degrees and a certificate program for people seeking careers in the emerging cleantech economy. Once its flagship campus is fully established, Ecotech plans to expand across the U.S. to help fuel rapidly-growing industries in the clean energy sector.
See also: Ecotech Institute Homepage

18. Gateway CC Launches Sustainability Studies Certificate
Gateway Community College (CT) has launched a new certificate in sustainability studies. The new professional development courses may be taken together to earn a certificate, or individually. Available courses include sustainable business and economic development, green technologies for the new economy, understanding green employment and living, and home energy savers career awareness program.
See also: List of Certificates in Sustainability

19. U Michigan, Harvard U Profs Awarded for Green Business Curriculum
The University of South Carolina Darla Moore School of Business has awarded its second annual D. Alfred N. and Lynn Manos Page Prize for Sustainability Issues in Business Curricula. The competition is designed to encourage and support efforts to introduce or substantially upgrade sustainability courses and/or associated coursework into the curriculum of business schools, both nationally and internationally. Dr. Andrew J. Hoffman of the University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business and Dr. Michael W. Toffel and Dr. Forest L. Reinhardt of the Harvard University Business School were each noted as Grand Prize winners. Hoffman's course syllabus, “Green Construction & Design,” was selected for the innovative way in which it examines sustainability from the perspectives of design, construction, and environment. Toffel's and Reinhardt's graduate-level course, “Business and the Environment,” was selected because it represents an exemplary case-based curriculum for educating future business leaders on the impact of environmental considerations on business strategy.

Dining Services

20. Northeastern U Unveils Green Dining Facility
Northeastern University (MA) has unveiled International Village, a 20,000-square-foot, LEED Gold-certified dining facility. The dining hall and retail space are both 3-Star Certified Green Restaurants. The all day breakfast station uses cage-free eggs, milk without artificial growth hormones, and Fair Trade Certified coffee and tea. The dedicated vegetarian and vegan platform uses locally purchased produce, and pork and poultry produced without the use of routine antibiotics is prepared in a variety of dishes. Furthermore, all seafood is purchased in accordance with the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch guidelines for sustainability to protect our oceans and their inhabitants. Integrated green building solutions include high performance, energy-efficient foodservice equipment from HVAC to exhaust hoods, to water consumption and automated lighting controls. Low VOC paints, eco-friendly carpeting, and the integration of recycled content were used throughout the entire facility. In addition, 90 percent of the build-out waste was diverted from landfills and an air quality monitoring system was implemented during construction.

Diversity and Affordability

21. College Fraternity Partners with Env'l Defense Fund for Diversity
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., the nation's oldest black fraternity, and Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) are launching a transformational partnership to increase the number of diverse environmental leaders on university and college campuses and in communities of color. The Alpha and EDF partnership will educate the fraternity's student and alumni chapters about climate change, environmental justice, energy efficiency, clean energy, and green jobs. Sustainability projects designed by students and alumni will help African American and other populations become more involved in public health and environmental issues caused by air and water pollution and social inequity. The fraternity has 5,000 student members on more than 350 US campuses and 95,000 alumni members.

Energy

22. U Massachusetts Medical School Opens Green Data Center
The University of Massachusetts Medical School has opened its new data center on campus that promises to reduce energy use by 40 percent over the current data center. The 7,400-square-foot facility will house all Medical School servers, plus those used by the University President’s office. Energy savings will come from a range of carbon emission-reducing features, including a high-efficiency cooling system, a clean flywheel backup electricity storage system, and no need for lights inside the center. Energy savings will also come from using “air-side economizing” technology, which brings in outdoor air for cooling the indoor space.

23. New Mexico State U Restores Solar-Powered Furnace
A group of New Mexico State University students, faculty, and staff have restored a university solar-powered furnace that was constructed in 1979 and has since fell into disuse and disrepair. Rather than electricity, the furnace produces heat, a type of energy production known as solar thermal energy. Graduate student Kyle Glenn and undergraduate Mike Dehmlow operate the furnace. They conduct demonstrations for visiting students to peak their interest in engineering and help them better understand how renewable energy installations, such as a solar furnace, operate.

24. Syracuse U Receives International Award for New Green Data Center
Syracuse University has been named one of the 2010 Green 15 by GDC’s InfoWorld for the University’s new Green Data Center (GDC). The annual Green 15 award recognizes the 15 most innovative IT initiatives of organizations around the world that have embraced green technology to drive projects and develop products aimed at boosting energy efficiency, trimming waste, and reducing or eliminating the use or the production of harmful substances.

Funding

25. St Mary's College, U Kansas to Start Green Revolving Loan Funds
The St. Mary's College of Maryland and the University of Kansas have announced plans to start revolving loan funds for campus sustainability projects.  St. Mary's College Student Government Association will allocate roughly $100,000 to a new fund for creating or implementing sustainable, energy-saving technologies and systems on campus. The majority of the money saved will then go back into the fund. Students will be able to propose and modify projects using the fund. KU's Revolving Green Fund will finance sustainability projects aimed at reducing energy costs and consumption starting with $10,000.
See also: U Kansas Student Newspaper Article
See also: List of Campus Sustainability Revolving Loan Funds (AASHE Members Only)

26. Western Michigan U Trustees Approve Student Green Fee
Responding to a student-led initiative and vote, Western Michigan University trustees have approved a new $8 per-semester fee that will begin in fall 2010 and fund campus efforts to sustain a campus culture focused on sustainability. The fee was approved by students who voted in a campus-wide general election this spring. The initiative will generate an estimated $440,000 annually and will be used to support a Sustainability Office, a green jobs program for students, and student research.

Human Resources

27. 7 Colleges & Universities Make Canada's Greenest Employers List
The editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers project have announced the 2010 winners of Canada's Greenest Employers competition, and among the winners are seven colleges and universities. Thie designation recognizes the employers that lead the nation in creating a culture of environmental awareness in their organizations. These employers have developed exceptional earth-friendly initiatives -- and are attracting people to their organizations because of their environmental leadership. The 2010 college and university winners are: British Columbia Institute of Technology, Georgian College (ON), Kwantlen Polytechnic University (BC), McGill University Health Center (ON), Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, University of Alberta, and University of Victoria (BC).
See also: List of Winners

Other News

28. Haverford College Student to Study Sustainable Living Worldwide
Haverford College (PA) student Tim Richards has received one of 41 2010 Watson Fellowships. As part of his project, "Holistic Environmentalism: Community Approaches to Sustainability," Richards will explore sustainable living across five continents. Richards will travel to Argentina, Australia, India, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Scotland, and Thailand, and will live in three types of communities that have emerged as international movements aimed at achieving sustainable lifestyles. They are: permaculture communities, human settlements that mirror the relationships found in natural ecologies; ecovillages, international communities of people who strive to live environmentally low-impact lives; and Transition Towns, pre-existing communities that address environmental issues by reducing their carbon emissions and use of fossil fuel.

Public Engagement

29. Temple U Ambler Partners to Plant Trees at Local Park
The Temple University, Ambler (PA) Arboretum and the Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture has partnered with the Philadelphia Zoo, among other institutions, to plant thousands of trees and native plants in Fairmount Park as part of the Zoo's Footprints conservation program. The project, which over the course of the next few years will involve 40 - 50 students, aims to reduce global warming by absorbing carbon dioxide through reforestation, restore native wildlife and habitat and improve forest connectivity in Fairmount Park, and increase local appreciation of wildlife and understanding of climate change effects.

Research

30. Columbia U Partners with IBM for Green Jobs
Columbia University's (NY) Department of Engineering and IBM have formed a joint initiative to provide technology resources to prepare students for the emerging green economy. The Smarter Cities Skills Initiative will provide Columbia faculty and students access to IBM software either on premise or in the cloud; technical support for green technology courses that show students how to build energy efficient IT infrastructures for smart buildings, smart grids, and smart water systems; and energy efficiency and open standards software development tools on IBM developerWorks. Additionally, Columbia faculty and students can have the opportunity to learn from and collaborate with IBM Research scientists on projects related to the future of smarter cities and sustainability.

31. Northeastern U Awarded $9.9M for Research on Environmental Health
Northeastern University (MA) has received a $9.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the impact of exposure to environmental contamination on preterm birth rates and to develop sustainable solutions. Led by Akram Alshawabkeh, professor of civil and environmental engineering at Northeastern, the team will explore whether exposure to commonly found environmental contaminants and chemicals, such as phthalates and trichloroethylene, contribute to the high incidence of preterm births in Puerto Rico. They will pursue new sustainable technologies to identify and remove harmful chemicals from contaminated groundwater. Researchers from Northeastern’s College of Engineering and the Bouvé College of Health Sciences will collaborate with the University of Puerto Rico and University of Michigan on this interdisciplinary research project.

32. U.S. EPA Awards $1M+ to Colleges for Environmental Innovation
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded more than $1 million in grants to 14 college teams across the country who participated in the 6th Annual National Sustainable Design Expo on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Winners of the EPA’s People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) awards developed sustainable projects and ideas that protect the environment, encourage economic growth, and use natural resources more efficiently. The national P3 award competition encourages college students to create sustainable solutions to worldwide environmental problems through technological innovation. Each P3 award winner receives up to $75,000 to further develop a design, implement it in the field, or move it to the marketplace. Winners of this year’s awards are Harvard University (MA), Clemson University (SC), Texas A&M University, Humboldt State University (CA), Appalachian State University (NC), Clarkson University (NY) (two teams), Cornell University (NY), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Roger Williams University (RI), Virginia Tech, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, and Drexel University (PA). The EPA has posted Science Works Podcasts with its Sustainable Design Competition Winners.
See also: Podcasts with Winners

Transportation

33. U Albany Partners with Local Bus Service, Car-Share Program
The University at Albany has partnered with a local bus company to offer students, faculty, and staff more options for eco-friendly traveling around campus and in the community. Capital District Transportation Authority buses will be available to ride for free with a single swipe of a SUNY card by members of the university community. In related news, UAlbany has also launched a new car-share program. Connect by Hertz will give faculty, staff, and students access to four fuel-efficient rental vehicles.
See also: List of Campuses with Universal Transit Passes (AASHE Members Only)
See also: List of Campus Car-Share Programs (AASHE Members Only)

34. Franklin College Converts Fryer Oil to Biodiesel
A group of Franklin College (IN) students, faculty, and staff have converted a gallon of used fryer oil from the campus cafeteria into biodiesel fuel and successfully powered a college-owned tractor on campus. The idea for the project, sparked by the winter term class "Going Green Matters," came from two freshmen students. Students are now refining the process they implemented, trying to find the most efficient technique possible. Business students are also working on calculating the cost of savings from recycling and converting the college's used cooking oil.
See also: List of Campuses that Use Biodiesel in Campus Fleet (AASHE Members Only)

Waste

35. U Guelph Ridgetown Receives $2.3M for Anaerobic Digester
The University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus has received more than $2.3 million for the construction of an anaerobic digester and demonstration lab through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario. The digester, which will generate approximately 250 kilowatts, has been nicknamed the "legless cow" because it takes in organic matter and churns out heat, carbon dioxide, and methane, which is burned to produce power. The anaerobic digester will use manure from the livestock operations on campus as well as other material gathered from local farms and processors. The operation and management of the machine will become part of the curriculum.
See also: Local News Story

36. Unity College Switches to Online Course Evaluations
Unity College (ME) has announced plans to replace its paper course evaluations with an online version starting this spring. The College, which has around 540 students, expects to reduce annual paper use by 8,000 sheets through this measure. In addition to saving paper, online course evaluations are expected to be more comprehensive, more accurate, and more expedient. They’ll also be less time intensive for staff processing, and will take place out of the classroom, giving faculty more instructional time at the end of the semester.

37. U Massachusetts Medical School Reduces Printers on Campus
The University of Massachusetts Medical School has begun a pilot program to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions attributed to the use of desktop printers. Launched in March, the program has already found a 1:1 ratio between employees and printers in at least two school departments. Since the industry standard calls for one printer for every 10 employees, these early results point to a significant opportunity for increasing efficiency and lowering energy costs across the school. The institution seeks to switch to offering multi-function devices positioned in common areas.

38. Michigan State U Unveils Recycling Initiative
Michigan State University has unveiled "Going Green," a campus-wide recycling initiative. As part of the initiative, 210 recycling stations will be placed throughout campus enabling MSU faculty, staff, students, and visitors an opportunity to place unwanted paper, plastic, and aluminum in a recycling bin rather than a trash can.

New Resources

39. AASHE Webinar Recording on Higher Ed & COP15
AASHE has posted the recording of a recent webinar entitled, "Higher Education and COP15 - What Happened, and Now What?" The webinar focused on the implications for higher education from the 2009 U.N. Climate Change Conference and 15th “Conference of the Parties” (COP 15). An interdisciplinary team of Dickinson College students and faculty who attended the climate negotiations as part of a 'Kyoto to Copenhagen' course presented. In the webinar, the students discuss how higher education and its community members can show climate leadership on campus as individuals and as an industry, and the importance of using our success in climate change reporting and emissions reductions plans to strengthen national and international progress on these issues.

Opportunities

40. Student Scholarship to Summer Study on Efficiency in Buildings
The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy is proud to announce that scholarship applications for the Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings are now open and may be submitted online. The Student Scholarship award to the 2010 ACEEE Summer Study will pay for the conference registration fee, housing and meals, and a portion of transportation costs. To be eligible, the applicant must be an undergraduate or graduate student in an accredited college or university whose course work is related to energy/energy efficiency, climate change, environmental science, or a related field of study, and who is considering a career in energy/energy efficiency. Applications are due June 2, 2010.

Jobs & Internships

41. Campus Sustainability Director, Prescott College
Prescott College (AZ) invites applications for a campus sustainability director position. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing, coordinating, documenting, and communicating sustainability initiatives at the College. S/he will also facilitate conversations across the college constituencies related to sustainability, including the integration of on-the-ground projects with the academic curriculum. Serving as liaison to the co-chairpersons of the Sustainability Exploration and Education Development (SEED) Committee, the director is responsible for the general administration of the Committee, and serves as the Committee’s executive secretary. The director will report to the executive vice-president of Prescott College and sits on the Administrative Council. At least five years of direct experience in the higher education sustainability sphere is required, as is knowledge of sustainability issues and best perspectives and practices, including comprehensive understanding of ecological, social, and economic aspects of sustainability, particularly at the interface between higher education and society. A graduate degree in a sustainability-related field is also required. The position is open until filled.

42. Publications Coordinator, AASHE
AASHE invites applications for its publications coordinator position. The publications coordinator will research information, compile, write, edit, produce, and distribute publications including the AASHE Bulletin, AASHE Digest, and AASHE Bulletin: Global Edition. The successful candidate will also receive, analyze, and coordinate the implementation of sponsorship agreements related to publications. Excellent writing and editing skills, strong analytical skills, attention to detail, professional writing work experience, and an associate's or bachelor's degree with additional relevant work experience are required. Review of applications will begin May 21, 2010, and continue until the position is filled.

43. Staff Assistant, Green Program, Harvard U
The Harvard University (MA) Green Program invites applications for a position as a staff assistant. The successful candidate will be responsible for the coordination of the greenhouse gas reduction program in administrative and academic buildings, the development of engagement campaigns for administrative staff, the management of student interns, and the creation of outreach resources to keep the community appraised of environmental efforts and achievements. A Bachelor's of Science is required, as is one to two years of direct experience in campus sustainability, institutional change, and community engagement campaigns.

44. Projects Coordinator, Strategic Energy Innovations
Strategic Energy Innovations (SEI) is seeking a Project Coordinator to support its programs focused on working with schools, municipal governments, and housing providers. Candidates should be able to work with one or more of the program areas: Eco-smart K-12 Schools, Eco-Smart Colleges and Universities; Sustainable Communities; or Green Housing. The higher education component consists of planning and implementing campus-based greening and workforce training efforts with students, staff, and program partners. The candidate will also support the effort to expand SEI's college/university models to other institutions within and beyond California. A bachelor's degree in a quantitative discipline, environmental studies, or related field or equivalent work experience is required. Applications should be submitted as soon as possible.

45. Instructor, Environment and Sustainability, Bowling Green State U
Bowling Green State University (OH) seeks an instructor of environment and sustainability. The fall semester will include teaching an upper-division course on inquiry-based investigations of local environmental data using Globe based techniques. Instruction of a second upper-division environmental education course on curriculum design, service learning, and field experience investigation is anticipated. The spring semester will include teaching an introductory course on environmental health science. Responsibilities also will include instruction in an introductory environmental studies course both semesters. A master's degree in an environmentally related field providing multidisciplinary expertise is required. Applications are due June 1, 2010.

46. Instructor, Chemistry & Env'l Science, Davis & Elkins College
Davis and Elkins College (WV) seeks an instructor to teach courses in chemistry and environmental science. The candidate will also teach courses in physical chemistry, environmental toxicology, and develop a new course in environmental chemistry. A Ph.D. in chemistry with a strong background in physical chemistry and an interest and background in environmental science required.

Events

47. Infusing Sustainability into the Curriculum
May 25 - 26, 2010; University of Wisconsin, Stout
The University of Wisconsin, Stout will host "Infusing Sustainability into the Curriculum," a workshop aimed at exploring how teachers can integrate the environment - broadly defined - into their course syllabi. The event will include presentations, discussions, outdoor time, and workshop materials that highlight connections among environmental dimensions of the surrounding area, the campus, and broader national and international issues of sustainability. Early registration ends May 4, 2010.

48. North American Council for Organizational Development Conference
October 27 - 29, 2010; Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
The annual North American Council for Staff, Program and Organizational Development invites presentation proposals for its annual conference. This year's event, "Many Faces, Many Voices: Learning and Development in a Changing World," will include a mix of stimulating presentations and engaging activities which facilitate individual problem-solving and networking. A variety of session formats will be available within the conference’s broad themes of inclusiveness/ diversity, leadership, sustainability, and technology. The Keynote speaker is Angaangaq Angakkorsuaq, an Eskimo-Kalaallit Elder whose family belongs to the traditional healers of the Far North from Kalaallit Nunaat, Greenland. Uncle, as he is frequently called, bridges the boundaries of cultures and faiths in people young and old. Proposals are due May 9th, 2010.

49. Summer Sustainability Institute for Curriculum Integration
July 12 - 16, 2010; Portland Community College; Portland, OR
Portland Community College will host the Summer Sustainability Institute 2010 which will offer training to a selected group of 30 instructors to help them integrate sustainable concepts and practices into their courses. Experts on sustainability, integrated design planning, residential green building, and energy efficiency from Earth Advantage, Energy Trust of Oregon, PCC, and architectural and design firms in Portland will co-lead the institute. High school, community college, and university instructors are invited to apply for this free professional development opportunity to improve their knowledge of sustainable design and construction issues, trends, technologies, and industry best practices. The application deadline is May 21, 2010.

50. ACPA Institute on Sustainability
June 23 - 25, 2010; University of Washington, Seattle
The third annual ACPA Institute on Sustainability will again bring together students, staff, and faculty from colleges and universities across the country. The goal of the Institute is to provide individuals and institutional teams with a plethora of knowledge about sustainability so that they can return to their campuses prepared to contribute to the development of sustainable policies and practices and the education of campus community members. Session topics will cover: green building and renovation, integrating sustainability into the fabric of campus, assessing student learning, sustainability and student activism, and sustainability in the academy. Speakers will include Judy Walton, the membership and outreach director of AASHE; Joe Whinney, an expert in the global realm of cacoa; and Chris Jordan, a Seattle-based photographic artist. AASHE members can register at the member rate.  Early bird registration ends May 23, 2010.

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