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NEWS
Buildings 1. U New Mexico Building Seeks Platinum Status
2. Denison U Renovation Earns LEED Gold
3. Bunker Hill CC Dedicates Green Health & Wellness Center
4. U New Hampshire Unveils First Building to Seek LEED Certification
5. Rochester Inst of Tech Inn Receives Green Leaf Certification
Campus Sustainability in the Media 6. USA Today Writes About Green Graduation Gowns
Co-Curricular Education 7. Loyola U Chicago Students Travel to DC on Biodiesel
8. Loyola U Chicago Wins Arbor Day Video Challenge
Coordination and Planning 9. Cornell U Forms New Groups to Advance Sustainability Efforts
Curriculum 10. Wayne State U Approves Electric Car Engineering Programs
11. U Idaho Expands Sustainable Distance Education
12. Creighton U to Create Renewable Energy Prgm, Install Solar & Wind
Dining Services 13. Kenyon College Announces Food Co-Op
Energy 14. Green Mountain College Debuts Biomass Plant
15. Duke U Converts Coal Steam Plant to Natural Gas
16. American U Switches to 100% Green Power
17. Mercyhurst College to Become 100% Wind-Powered, Install Composter
18. Kansas State U Implements Energy & Water Saving Plan
19. Kent State U Stark Receives Funding for Energy Plan
Funding 20. 25 Institutional Fellowships Awarded for Green Building
21. U Arizona Approves Green Fee
22. Western Washington U Students Vote to Expand Green Energy Fee
Grounds 23. Maharishi U Mgmt Course Plants Edible Forest on Campus
Research 24. Massachusetts Institute of Technology Opens Solar Research Center
25. Montclair State U Launches Institute for Sustainability Studies
26. Mount Hood CC Opens Biodiesel Lab
27. Stanford U Wins MIT Clean Energy Prize
Transportation 28. Prescott College Launches Bicycle Safety Campaign
29. California State U Northridge Builds Safe Place for Bikes
30. U Cincinnati Starts New Bike Share Program
31. Delta College Continues Green Fridays
Waste 32. Central Michigan U Students Reduce Waste to Improve Soil
33. Wilmington U Starts Composting Program
Water 34. U of Oklahoma Introduces Green Roof
35. U Southern Maine Installs Green Roof
36. U Washington Students & Faculty Construct Rooftop Garden
Other News 37. Furman U Student Wins Fellowship for Sustainability Studies

NEW RESOURCES
38. Report on College Env'l Management Systems
39. Webinar Recording: Enhancing Energy Conservation

OPPORTUNITIES
40. Green Your Campus Contest for Students

JOBS & INTERNSHIPS
41. Manager, Office of Sustainability, Northwestern U
42. Director, Business and Env Initiative, Harvard U
43. Environmental Educator, Eastern Kentucky U
44. Faculty, Renewable Energy & Sustainability, Tidewater CC
45. Asst Prof, Biology & Env'l Sciences, Western Connecticut State U
46. Instructor, Environmental Science, Everest College
47. Instructor, Environmental Science, Truckee Meadows CC

EVENTS
48. STARS & Community Colleges: Two Campus Perspectives
49. Webinar: Energy Sustainability on Campus
50. Workshop - Crafting Your Climate Action Plan: Sharing Best Practices
51. Education in a Changing Climate Faculty Workshop
52. Using the Campus Carbon Calculator for your Climate Action Planning

CAMPUS SUSTAINABILITY DISCUSSION FORUMS HIGHLIGHTS
53. Local Food on Campus Survey
54. Sustainability in University Hospitals

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News

Buildings

1. U New Mexico Building Seeks Platinum Status
University of Mexico has debuted its new College of Education building. The structure, which is registered for LEED Platinum status, is the second building on campus to adhere to the Governor of New Mexico’s Executive Order requiring new buildings to acquire a minimum of Silver certification under the LEED rating system.

2. Denison U Renovation Earns LEED Gold
Denison University (OH) has received LEED Gold certification for its Bryant Arts Center. The 105-year-old building, which was originally constructed as a gymnasium named Cleveland Hall, underwent a $14 million three-year renovation and reopened in fall 2009 as the Bryant Arts Center. The Center earned nine points for sustainability of the building site, four points for water efficiency, 12 points for energy and atmosphere considerations (including the maximum possible score for optimized energy performance), five points for the use of green materials, nine points for indoor environmental quality, and five points for innovation and design.

3. Bunker Hill CC Dedicates Green Health & Wellness Center
Bunker Hill Community College (MA) has dedicated its new Health & Wellness Center. The two-story structure is registered for LEED Gold certification and houses classrooms, laboratories, a gymnasium, and a fitness center.
See also: List of Green Athletic Centers (AASHE Members Only)

4. U New Hampshire Unveils First Building to Seek LEED Certification
The University of New Hampshire has unveiled its first campus building to seek LEED certification.  The newly renovated James Hall is expected to obtain LEED Silver designation for its environmentally responsible use of materials and its efficient energy and water system.  Renovations include a gray water system that captures rainwater for use in toilets and urinals; sensors to turn off electrical fixtures when natural light is adequate; a heat wheel recovery system; and a green roof to clean and conserve water.  In addition, 20 percent of materials used in the renovation were recycled, and 30 percent of the materials were extracted and manufactured within 500 miles of the institution. In addition, visitors to James Hall can monitor energy use live via an energy kiosk in the building.

5. Rochester Inst of Tech Inn Receives Green Leaf Certification
The Rochester Institute of Technology Inn and Conference Center has received Green Leaf certification from Audubon International’s eco rating program. The inn received a three out of a possible five Green Leaf rating, which signifies that the organization has: undertaken a comprehensive eco-purchasing program, established policies for and use of eco-certified products, established policies for communicating environmental practices to employees, and provided baseline data to the New York State Energy and Research Development Agency for energy benchmarking.

Campus Sustainability in the Media

6. USA Today Writes About Green Graduation Gowns
USA Today has published an article on the recent increase in the number of colleges and universities that have switched to graduation gowns that are either made from plastic bottles or made to be biodegradable, replacing petroleum-based polyester gowns used in the past. Institutions mentioned included University of New Hampshire, Colby College (ME), and University of Vermont. Other institutions wearing "green" gowns at graduation ceremonies this year include Southern Connecticut State University, Quinnipiac University (CT), and Wake Forest University (NC).
See also: Southern Connecticut State U, Quinnipiac U Story
See also: Wake Forest U Press Release

Co-Curricular Education

7. Loyola U Chicago Students Travel to DC on Biodiesel
A group of Loyola University, Chicago students recently traveled to Washington D.C. in a van powered 100 percent by biodiesel, which was made by the students themselves. The students showcased their Mobile Green Energy Show (MGES), a mobile deep fryer and a generated powered through a closed-loop system, on the National Mall. The waste vegetable oil from the deep fryer is used to power the generator that provides energy for the deep fryer.

8. Loyola U Chicago Wins Arbor Day Video Challenge
Loyola University, Chicago (IL) has won the Arbor Day Foundation's Video Challenge to create a compelling video to convince people to plant trees. Loyola received $2,500 in free trees to plant on campus or in the local community.

Coordination and Planning

9. Cornell U Forms New Groups to Advance Sustainability Efforts
Cornell University (NY) has introduced two organizations to promote sustainability initiatives on campus: the President’s Sustainable Campus Committee (PSCC) and the Energy and Sustainability Department. The new 13-member PSCC, which includes representatives from operations and academic staff, students, and faculty, will oversee all aspects of sustainability in campus operations and facilities.  The Energy and Sustainability Department, formed by Facilities Services, will provide energy for campus and coordinate the implementation of PSCC initiatives. Sustainability Coordinator Dan Roth will continue to oversee coordination and communication support for campus sustainability initiatives through the Sustainability Office.

Curriculum

10. Wayne State U Approves Electric Car Engineering Programs
Wayne State University (MI) has approved three academic programs to train electric car engineers. The new programs, scheduled to launch in fall 2010, include a bachelor of science in Electric Transportation Technology, a master of science in Electric-Drive Vehicle Engineering, and a graduate certificate program in Electric-Drive Vehicle Engineering, a subset of the master's degree. Students in the programs will learn how to power, put together, design, develop, and promote electric hybrid engines. The new curriculum additions were funded by a $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy.
See also: List of Sustainability Programs in Engineering

11. U Idaho Expands Sustainable Distance Education
Five faculty members from University of Idaho will receive grants totaling $20,000 from the Sustainable Idaho Strategic Initiative to assist in the development of new online courses related to sustainability. The Sustainable Idaho Strategic Initiative is an interdisciplinary group of faculty, staff, and students whose goal is to infuse sustainability into academic and operational activities at the University of Idaho. Courses will include: The History of Energy, Water-Energy Connections, Principles of Sustainability, and Case Studies in International Environmental Justice.

12. Creighton U to Create Renewable Energy Prgm, Install Solar & Wind
Creighton University (NE) has received $1.4 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to begin assembling a solar array and four wind turbines across campus. The solar panel installation, which is expected to produce 110 kW, and the construction of the 30-foot wind turbines will be part of a new degree program that will allow students to study the policy, ethics, and science surrounding alternative energy. Students will have opportunities to research the solar array and assist with construction. An additional $1.2 million will fund the development of the curriculum for the degree program. The electricity generated from the solar panels and the wind turbines will be used in the institution's Lied Education Center.
See also: List of Campus Solar Installations
See also: List of Campus Wind Installations

Dining Services

13. Kenyon College Announces Food Co-Op
Kenyon College (OH) has announced that, beginning next year, students will be able to participate in a Food Co-Op. The local food cooperative will serve as a sustainable living center, which has room for six student residents, and provide an alternative to the student dining hall. The Co-Op plans to provide a meal made of local ingredients once a week. There are plans to incorporate farming, composting, and hosting guest speakers at the cooperative.

Energy

14. Green Mountain College Debuts Biomass Plant
Green Mountain College (VT) has opened a wood-chip-burning plant. The plant will supply 85 percent of the College’s heat and generate 20 percent of its electricity. By next year the College expects to cut emissions by 56 percent. Green Mountain College hopes the biomass plant will assist the college in achieving carbon neutrality.
See also: Local News Story

15. Duke U Converts Coal Steam Plant to Natural Gas
Duke University (NC) has completed a $25 million renovation of its East Campus Steam Plant. The University replaced the coal-fired boilers with gas-fired steam boilers, which will provide 35 percent more steam capacity to campus, while simultaneously helping to reduce the University's environmental footprint. The steam plant is part of Duke’s goal to become a climate-neutral campus.

16. American U Switches to 100% Green Power
American University (DC) has purchased wind-generated renewable energy credits (RECs) equivalent to 100 percent of the University’s annual electricity usage.

17. Mercyhurst College to Become 100% Wind-Powered, Install Composter
Mercyhurst College (PA) has announced plans to become 100 percent wind-powered by this summer. The price of wind has dropped since the College first began purchasing wind power in 2003.  In 2008, the College paid $35,000 for wind power equaling 20 percent of its total power.  Mercyhurst now pays $28,000 for 100 percent wind power.  In addition, this summer the College will install a compost system, which is expected to take in 200 pounds of waste a day, and a green roof. The cost of converting the conventional roof to a green roof is being funded through the 2010 Senior Class Gift and the Student Green Energy Fund.

18. Kansas State U Implements Energy & Water Saving Plan
Kansas State University has begun a project with Johnson Controls to reduce the University’s impact on the environment. Projects include switching to more-efficient light bulbs, which is expected to save $61,000 per year; building campus wells from which non-potable water for irrigation and the campus' steam systems will be drawn, which will reduce KSU's water bill by around $367,000 annually; turning off computers, which is expected to save $4,400 annually; and expanding recycling facilities.

19. Kent State U Stark Receives Funding for Energy Plan
Kent State University, Stark (OH) has received $1.3 million in financing for its Energy and Conservation Master Plan. The funding will be used for lighting retrofits, HVAC upgrades, and the installation of solar fountains. The University expects to save at least $182,000 within ten years and to reduce energy consumption and emissions by 37 percent.
See also: Local News Story
See also: List of Campus Energy Plans (AASHE Members Only)

Funding

20. 25 Institutional Fellowships Awarded for Green Building
Second Nature has presented 25 under-resourced colleges and universities with 2010 Kresge Green Building Fellowship Awards. With funding from The Kresge Foundation, Second Nature presented these fellowships as a way to provide under-resourced institutions with information and networking opportunities that will develop champions for green building on their campuses. The Kresge Fellowship Program within the Advancing Green Building in Higher Education Initiative will provide free registration, accommodations, and travel expenses for fellows to attend one national green building-related conference.
See also: List of Awardees

21. U Arizona Approves Green Fee
University of Arizona Board of Regents has allotted $24 of each student’s annual tuition for campus sustainability efforts. The additional funds will allow the University to implement changes to reduce the school’s carbon footprint. Support from the student fee could allow for the creation of a formalized campus office of sustainability and a full-time sustainability coordinator. Other ideas include investing in environmental research and projects related to energy and water conservation.

22. Western Washington U Students Vote to Expand Green Energy Fee
Western Washington University students have voted to approve an expanded green fee which will continue to finance the University’s renewable energy certificates. More than 80 percent of the student body was in favor of increasing the fee from $4 to $9 per academic quarter. The green fee was first approved in 2005 and has been used to purchase renewable energy credits and finance student projects devoted to increasing energy efficiency, decreasing consumption, and generating renewable energy. The fee will need to be approved by the Associated Students Board of Directors and the WWU Board of Trustees before it can go into effect.
See also: List of Mandatory Student Fees for Renewable Energy

Grounds

23. Maharishi U Mgmt Course Plants Edible Forest on Campus
A Permaculture and Design course at Maharishi University of Management (IA) recently crafted and planted an edible food forest on campus. The students planted raspberries, two Asian pear trees, a hedge of service berries and hazelnuts, two paw paw trees, an elderberry tree, comfrey, Egyptian walking onion, and edible perennial flowers.

Research

24. Massachusetts Institute of Technology Opens Solar Research Center
Massachusetts Institute of Technology has opened a new solar research center. The Eni-MIT Solar Frontiers Center is funded by Italian energy company, Eni. The Center, which aims to transform how the world produces and consumes energy, promotes research in advanced solar technologies through projects ranging from new materials to hydrogen production from solar energy.    
See also: List of Campus Renewable Energy Research Centers (AASHE Members Only)

25. Montclair State U Launches Institute for Sustainability Studies
Montclair State University (NJ) has opened its PSEG Institute for Sustainability Studies. Established by a $400,000 three-year grant from the PSEG Foundation, the Institute will conduct sustainability science research, education, public policy development, and outreach. The grant will allow the University to examine issues affecting long-term environmental practices and sustainability issues in New Jersey. The University will also research the management of urban watershed-coastal ecosystems. The program will begin with an international conference on sustainability this fall.

26. Mount Hood CC Opens Biodiesel Lab
Mount Hood Community College has announced plans to open a new biodiesel training lab. The lab will offer classes to students and members of the community who are interested in making biodiesel at home. The biodiesel lab is part of the College’s plans to create a green training center.

27. Stanford U Wins MIT Clean Energy Prize
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has announced that a team from Stanford University (CA) has been named the top winner of the MIT Clean Energy Prize for their design that will increase the efficiency of solar photovoltaic panels. The team of PhD chemical engineering students developed a carbon nano-based transparent electrode that will increase the efficiency of thin film photovoltaic solar panels by allowing up to 12 percent more sunlight to penetrate the panels. The other four finalists in the competition included a team from MIT which won the Energy Efficiency & Infrastructure Category, the University of Maryland which took first place in the Deployment Category, Georgia Institute of Technology which was the overall winner in the Transportation Category, and a combined MIT/Harvard University (MA) team that won the Clean Non-Renewables category. The competition is free and open to all US graduate and undergraduate students, with the condition that prize funds be used exclusively towards the launch of a new business established in the United States. Each of the finalists was rewarded $15,000, and the winning Stanford team received the $200,000 Grand Prize.
See also: News Story 2

Transportation

28. Prescott College Launches Bicycle Safety Campaign
The Prescott College (AZ) Bicycle Ambassadors have started a campaign to improve the bicycling environment around campus. The campaign, Prescott College Bicycle Solutions, is a campaign and program to transform the college campus and surrounding area into a safer environment for cyclist and pedestrians. The Bicycle Ambassadors created a list of goals in various phases starting with a comprehensive street and intersection improvement plan and improved bike parking facilities.

29. California State U Northridge Builds Safe Place for Bikes
California State University, Northridge has partnered with the local police department to unveil a bicycle complex. The new Matador Bicycle Compound located in a parking structure is secure and fully-enclosed by fences. To access the bike compound, students must pay a one-time $7 administration fee. There are 20 to 25 available spaces. By providing a safe place to park, the University hopes it will encourage students to commute by bicycle. If successful, the University will build more parking structures.

30. U Cincinnati Starts New Bike Share Program
University of Cincinnati (OH) has unveiled the Bearcat Bike Share program. The new pilot program includes 30 bicycles that students, staff, and faculty are allowed to check out for use on or off campus. Upkeep and repair of the loaner bikes will be conducted by university engineering students. The University will also hold bicycle repair and safety workshops to encourage students to take advantage of the new program. The pilot program will initially last for six months.
See also: List of Campus Bike-Share Programs (AASHE Members Only)

31. Delta College Continues Green Fridays
Delta College (MI) has announced that the institution will be closed on Fridays during the summer. Green Fridays, first piloted in 2008, is a campus sustainability initiative to reduce the College’s carbon footprint. Campus operating hours will be extended Monday through Thursday.

Waste

32. Central Michigan U Students Reduce Waste to Improve Soil
The Central Michigan University Student Environmental Alliance has begun collecting food scraps from student dining services in order to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills. More than 1,000 pounds of waste have been collected for compost since the program began. The Student Environmental Alliance hopes to save money for the institution and create nutrient rich soil. Food produced in the gardens is donated to local food pantries and soup kitchens.
See also: List of Campus Composting Programs (AASHE Members Only)

33. Wilmington U Starts Composting Program
Wilmington University (DE) has begun a new composting program in its Cafe. Containers for compostable waste will be provided in the kitchen and lobby. The waste collected will be taken to the Wilmington Organic Recycling Center for compost.

Water

34. U of Oklahoma Introduces Green Roof
University of Oklahoma has debuted a green roof on top of one of its research buildings. The new installation has 160 trays measuring a combined 1,280 square-feet that will hold plants, grasses, sand, and organic material. The green roof is designed to reduce both storm water runoff and energy use and cost. Depending on the conditions, the University could save 25 to 75 percent of its annual air conditioning costs.

35. U Southern Maine Installs Green Roof
University of Southern Maine has installed an 880-square-foot green roof on the Wishcamper Center, an academic building that houses the School of Public Service and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Eight different varieties of plants now grow in 110 trays on the structure's roof in a mixture of sand, gravel, and mineral. The green roof is designed to reduce water runoff, extend roof lifespan, and reduce heating and cooling needs.

36. U Washington Students & Faculty Construct Rooftop Garden
University of Washington students and faculty have constructed a rooftop garden on an existing greenhouse to demonstrate the various uses of a green roof. Three trays with different planting areas will be used to explore different ways to grow food in an urban environment. Students are interested in demonstrating that green roofs not only provide a habitat for plants and animals, but also help to alleviate potential water-flow issues. The roofs help reduce the rate at which water enters the storm system and also reduce the storm-water runoff overall.

Other News

37. Furman U Student Wins Fellowship for Sustainability Studies
Furman University (SC) student Cameron Tommey has received a Compton Mentor Fellowship that will allow him to pursue a yearlong project related to the environment following graduation. Tommey, who majored in Earth and Environmental Science with a concentration in Latin American Studies, will use his $35,000 fellowship to implement a one-year project entitled, “Sustainability and Reforestation in the Comotan Region of Guatemala: A Community-Based Approach.” The Compton Fellowship is a post-graduate fellowship focusing broadly on issues of sustainability.

New Resources

38. Report on College Env'l Management Systems
The Campus Consortium for Environmental Excellence (C2E2) has released its 2010 Survey of Environmental Management Systems (EMS) at Colleges and Universities. The report found that EMS implementation at U.S. colleges and universities has increased over 300 percent since 2006 when a similar survey was conducted. Other findings include: the overwhelming EMS priority continues to be compliant with applicable environmental regulations, such as hazardous waste requirements; accountability and management review – based on the establishment of formal objectives and targets – was seen as the single most important factor leading to positive changes; and more than 40 percent of respondents reported that sustainability is being addressed within the scope of their EMS. More than 150 individuals from 133 colleges and universities responded to the 2010 survey.

39. Webinar Recording: Enhancing Energy Conservation
Pulse Energy has posted a recording of its recent webinar, "Enhancing Energy Conservation and Efficiency with Occupant Engagement." The webinar gives an overview of approaches to enabling occupancy engagement on energy conservation in commercial and institutional buildings, discusses the role energy information systems can play to support your employee and student engagement, and offers tips and practical suggestions for supporting your constituents in changing their energy consumption.

Opportunities

40. Green Your Campus Contest for Students
The University of Pennsylvania Green Campus Partnership and the T.C. Chan Center invite students to participate in the "Green Your Campus" Competition. Participants may enter by creating a blog post with their best idea to green their campus. The idea should be creative, new, and cost-effective. The title of the blog post should be "Content Entry: My Best Idea to Green The Campus." Winners will be determined by popular vote of the registered members of the T.C. Chan Center Portal. Voting ends June 25, 2010.

Jobs & Internships

41. Manager, Office of Sustainability, Northwestern U
Northwestern University (IL) seeks a manager for its Office of Sustainability. The manager will develop, coordinate, and administer programs and policies within the area of sustainability at the institution, and will facilitate cost savings, fundraising, and grant awards in the area of sustainability. The successful candidate will evaluate the needs of the university community, lead a team effort to create the strategy to integrate sustainability into both the operational and academic functions of the university, and network with and facilitate internal and external resources to accomplish that goal. The successful applicant should have a bachelor's degree along with a minimum of five years of demonstrated experience managing sustainability programs and sustainability best practices in a college or university.

42. Director, Business and Env Initiative, Harvard U
The Harvard University Business School is now accepting applicants for the role of director of the Business and the Environment Initiative. Working with Business School faculty, the director of the Business and the Environment Initiative (BEI) will help establish the overall BEI strategy and program portfolio. The director will be responsible for developing and managing a series of new education and research projects that will involve interaction with academics and practitioners, and that are intended to define the central impact of BEI. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to the issues facing business and the environment, in addition to significant management experience. An MBA is preferred, but not required.

43. Environmental Educator, Eastern Kentucky U
Eastern Kentucky University invites applications for an environmental educator. The successful candidate, in collaboration with the director of the Center for Environmental Education, will plan and implement environmental education experiences for a variety of audiences including in-service and pre-service teachers, University students and faculty, and K-12 students as designated by the grant from the Kentucky Environmental Education Council. The incumbent will also assists with outreach projects, research, and grant writing. A bachelor's degree in education, environmental science, biology, geography, chemistry, or a related field is required.

44. Faculty, Renewable Energy & Sustainability, Tidewater CC
Tidewater Community College (VA) seeks applications for a full-time, grant-funded teaching faculty position in renewable energy and sustainability. In addition to being full-time faculty with the college, this position will serve as program head for the Sustainability/Renewable Energy Technologies program. This position will be expected to establish a new program in Sustainability/Renewable Energy Technologies for the college and all that will entail accreditation, curriculum development, course development, establishing relationships with employers, and developing a curriculum advisory committee. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and teaching courses in the areas of renewable energy (solar, wind, hydro, geothermal energy systems), fuel cells, and other sustainable energy and related topics. A bachelor's or associate's degree in electrical or mechanical engineering technology or a related field with demonstrated competency and a minimum of two years of industrial/professional employment experience in a relevant setting are required. Review of application materials will commence June 21, 2010, and will continue until the position is filled.

45. Asst Prof, Biology & Env'l Sciences, Western Connecticut State U
Western Connecticut State University is pleased to announce the availability of a one semester position at the rank of Assistant Professor for fall 2010 in the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences. Responsibilities will include teaching multiple sections of introductory biology labs, assisting in the set up of lab materials, and supervising student workers associated with the course. Prior college-level teaching experience is desirable.

46. Instructor, Environmental Science, Everest College
Everest College (TX) seeks an instructor of environmental science. The instructor will maintain a teaching assignment for class; plan course instruction based upon an approved syllabus/outline; and design, administer, and examinations to assess achievement of course objectives as identified in the syllabus. A bachelor's degree with an emphasis on environmental science is required, as is two years of practical experience in the field. The position is open until filled.

47. Instructor, Environmental Science, Truckee Meadows CC
Truckee Meadows Community College (NV) is seeking applicants for a temporary full time non-tenure track, environmental science instructor. The successful candidate will have sufficient training and teaching experience in order to develop and teach a variety of environmental science and physical geography courses, including the following: Introductory Environmental Science, Environmental Pollution, and Ecohydrology. The candidate will also manage part-time instructors and laboratory needs related to the Introductory Environmental Science course. A master's degree in environmental science or a related discipline is required, as is teaching experience in higher education. The position is open until filled.

Events

48. STARS & Community Colleges: Two Campus Perspectives
May 25, 2010; 2 - 3pm Eastern; Online
AASHE's Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System will host "STARS & Community Colleges: Two Campus Perspectives," a webinar that will feature representatives from two community colleges that are participating in STARS. Webinar highlights will include: using STARS to encourage the adoption of a campus-wide sustainability initiative, how STARS has helped break down silos and foster connections across campus, and lessons learned from the STARS pilot and best practices for participation. The event is free to anyone interested.

49. Webinar: Energy Sustainability on Campus
May 27, 2010; 11am - 12pm Pacific; Online
Pulse Energy will host "Energy Sustainability on Campus," a webinar on reducing energy consumption on campus. The event will include an overview of the University of British Columbia's ECOTrek project and the keys to its success in reducing energy consumption across the campus, an explanation of the role of EMS (Energy Management Systems) in ensuring the persistence of energy savings, and an outline of UBC’s future energy sustainability projects.

50. Workshop - Crafting Your Climate Action Plan: Sharing Best Practices
July 13, 2010; Boston, MA
The American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment will host "Crafting Your Climate Action Plan: Sharing Best Practices," a pre-conference workshop at APPA's 2010 Annual Conference. Participants will learn how two institutions have produced their climate action and sustainability plans and lessons gained from their experiences. The workshop will also cover who needs to be involved, how to engage them, and the elements of a successful process. The workshop is aimed at institutions that have completed their greenhouse gas inventories and are preparing their climate action plans. Early bird registration ends June 13, 2010.

51. Education in a Changing Climate Faculty Workshop
August 1 - 4, 2010; Unity College; Unity, ME
Unity College will offer a workshop that will offer attendees practical ways to educate themselves, their students, and the public about climate change. The event will provide a climate change primer on basic climate science; likely effects on ecosystems and people; some ethical, literary, and artistic responses; and a sampling of potential solutions that range from political to personal and technological to philosophical. Registration ends July 16, 2010.

52. Using the Campus Carbon Calculator for your Climate Action Planning
July 24, 2010; 12:30pm - 5pm Pacific; San Francisco, CA
The American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment and Clean Air-Cool Planet will host "Solutions Module Boot-Campus: Using the Campus Carbon Calculator for your Climate Action Planning," a half-day workshop that will focus on how to effectively compare climate mitigation projects, their carbon reductions, and financial returns using the Projects and Solutions Module of the Campus Carbon Calculator. Learning how to use these modules of the Calculator can provide an important tool for more effective communication and collaboration between financial officers and sustainability coordinators during the Climate Action Planning process. This workshop is particularly well-suited to teams.

Campus Sustainability Discussion Forums Highlights

Answers to the forum questions below can be read by clicking on the question's title.

53. Local Food on Campus Survey
I work with the Office of Sustainability at Appalachian State University, and we are looking at putting together a survey to quantify the demand for local food on campus, and how much people would be willing to pay for it to be integrated into Food Services. Does anyone have any experience, helpful advice/suggestion, or resources with this at your own school?

54. Sustainability in University Hospitals
I work at the University of Kentucky, which has been in the process of a major change in its hospital. Our staff would like to know what institutions of higher education have been models for sustainability in the area of hospital services. Since the University of Kentucky's hospital is on campus and shares resources with the campus at large, we are most interested in other campuses of this type, but if the majority of institutions who utilize sustainable practices in hospital services have a different setup, that is something we would like to know as well.

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