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Table of Contents for 01/31/2011:

NEWS
Buildings 1. Columbia U Alumni Center Earns LEED Gold
2. Allegheny College Residence Hall Achieves LEED Gold
Campus Sustainability in the Media 3. NY Times Profiles Social Entrepreneurship in Higher Education
4. New York U Power Plant Featured in NY Times Green Blog
Climate 5. 128 New Campuses Complete Greenhouse Gas Inventories: Part Two
Co-Curricular Education 6. Iowa State U Students Open Campus Food Pantry
7. Students Initiate Compost Program at Auraria Higher Ed Center
Coordination and Planning 8. San Francisco State U Debuts Center for Sustainable Business
9. Yale U Launches Green Certification Program for Labs
Curriculum 10. Renewable Energy Trade School Opens Doors of New Campus
11. Owens CC Introduces Alternative Energy Degree
12. Sterling College Launches Farm-to-Table Curriculum
Energy 13. Higher Ed Research Examines Viability of Renewable Energy Future
14. Pennsylvania State U to Transition from Coal to Natural Gas
15. Coppin State U Develops 500 kW Solar Installation
16. U Wisconsin Madison Exceeds Energy Conservation Goals
17. Clatsop CC Installs Solar Panels
Funding 18. College of Southern Idaho Receives $4.4 Mil for Alt Energy Center
19. Brandeis U Funds Green Student Initiatives
Public Engagement 20. U California Santa Barbara Sends Solar Lamps to Ghana, Haiti
21. U Arizona Supports Local Homeowner Water Conservation Program
Transportation 22. North Carolina State U, Meredith College Partner with Zipcar
23. Oklahoma State U Transportation Converts Buses to Natural Gas
Waste 24. U Chicago Institutes Policy on Bottled Water
Water 25. U Oklahoma Establishes New Water and Sustainability Institute

NEW RESOURCES
26. Earthscan 'Sustainability Education & Training' Webinar

OPPORTUNITIES
27. Call for Articles - AASHE Bulletin: Global Edition
28. AASHE Seeks STARS Technical Advisors
29. USDA 1890 National Scholars Program for HBCUs
30. Call for Proposals: CRS Fair Trade 'Solutionaries' Program
31. Call for Abstracts: Future of Food Grad Student Research Conf.

JOBS & INTERNSHIPS
32. Education Manager, AASHE
33. Communications Assistant, AASHE
34. Resource Center Program Assistant, AASHE
35. Director of Sustainability, College of Charleston
36. Environmental Sustainability Director, Loyola U Chicago
37. Assistant Professor, Sustainability Science, Florida Gulf Coast U
38. Director of Sustainability, GreenerU
39. Project Manager, Sustainable Values, Case Western Reserve U

CAMPUS SUSTAINABILITY DISCUSSION FORUMS HIGHLIGHTS
40. Defining Sustainable Research (STARS)


News

Buildings

1. Columbia U Alumni Center Earns LEED Gold
Columbia University's (NY) McVickar Hall, home to the university's Alumni Center, has earned LEED Gold certification. Historically preserved, sustainable features of the 1908 building include a recycled heating system, water filtration system and lighting that automatically adjusts to natural light and uses occupancy sensors to maximize energy efficiency.

2. Allegheny College Residence Hall Achieves LEED Gold
Allegheny College (PA) has received LEED Gold certification for its North Village II residence hall, which opened in fall 2010 and houses 230 students. Sustainable building strategies include Forest Stewardship Council-certified wood, construction materials with high recycled content that were produced within 500 miles of the building site, open spaces with vegetation to reduce water run-off, an energy-efficient heating and cooling system fed by on-site geothermal wells and energy-saving motors in all mechanical equipment.
See also: List of Green Residence Halls (AASHE Members Only)

Campus Sustainability in the Media

3. NY Times Profiles Social Entrepreneurship in Higher Education
"Today's business students are far more socially aware than their predecessors," Hult International Business School's London president Stephen Hodges tells The New York Times in a recent article. The school's plan to debut a new master's degree in social entrepreneurship at its London location in September 2011 is the focus of the article that reveals student interest as the motivation behind expanded social enterprise business curriculum. While the article names a number of American universities that offer social entrepreneurship programs, London's School for Social Entrepreneurs' director of policy, Nick Temple, says that he is concerned that social entrepreneurship education in the U.S. seems to be embedded in universities: "...we feel that social justice is also about addressing inequalities. If you're limiting yourself to people who've passed exams or can afford the cost of private university fees you limit yourself to a relatively small pool."

4. New York U Power Plant Featured in NY Times Green Blog
The $125 million effort to open a natural gas power plant on the New York University campus was recently profiled in The New York Times' Green blog. The plant, now in the final stages of development, will provide electricity for the university's lights, elevators and computers, and steam for heating and cooling water. At nearly 90 percent efficiency, the new plant gets almost three times as much useful energy out of a unit of fuel as a typical utility power plant does and its carbon dioxide output is 23 percent smaller than the university's old system. While the university has been generating its own electricity since the 1970s, the switch to natural gas was spurred by air pollution regulators that told the university that it must reduce emissions of the conventional pollutants that resulted from its old power plant.

Climate

5. 128 New Campuses Complete Greenhouse Gas Inventories: Part Two
More than 100 signatory campuses of the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) have submitted public greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories since the last update in the AASHE Bulletin on November 22, 2010. The GHG inventory is the first major reporting requirement of the Commitment and is due within a year of signing. In the January 24 issue, AASHE listed the first 65 of 128 institutions that submitted new inventories in alphabetical order. The remaining 63 campuses that have submitted new inventories include: Mount St. Mary's University (MD); New Mexico State University at Carlsbad; North Lake College (TX); Northern Arizona University; Peninsula College (WA); Plymouth State University (NH); Point Loma Nazarene University (CA); Portland State University (OR); Quinsigamond Community College (MA); Radford University (VA); Rosemont College (PA); Saint John's University (MN); Saint Norbert College (WI); Salisbury University (MD); Scottsdale Community College (AZ); Shoreline Community College (WA); Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania; Springfield College (MA); Southern New Hampshire University; St. Clair County Community College (MI); St. Louis Community College at Meramec (MO); State University of New York at Albany; The City College of New York; Transylvania University (KY); The New School (NY); The Evergreen State College (WA); University of California, Merced (2009); University of California, Riverside; University of California, San Diego; University of Central Florida; University of Colorado at Colorado Springs; University of Colorado at Denver; University of Denver (CO); University of Maine at Farmington; University of Maine at Fort Kent; University of Maryland Baltimore; University of Maryland University College; University of Massachusetts, Amherst; University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth; University of Minnesota-Morris; University of Missouri, Columbia; University of Montana, Missoula; University of Mount Union (OH); University of New Mexico; University of North Carolina at Charlotte; University of North Dakota; University of Oregon; University of South Carolina Aiken; University of South Carolina Columbia; University of Pennsylvania; Washington College (MD); Washington and Lee University (VA); Washington State University, Spokane; Washington State University, Tri-Cities; Washington State University, Vancouver; Weber State University (UT); West Los Angeles College (CA); Western Washington University; Westminster College-Utah; Wheelock College (MA); Wilson Community College (NC); Winona State University (MN); and Yeshiva University (NY).

Co-Curricular Education

6. Iowa State U Students Open Campus Food Pantry
Students at Iowa State University have launched a campus food pantry that evolved from a fall semester learning community project that looked at food assistance needs in their community. After volunteering at local food pantries to learn more about who is using them and who is not, the students found that college students are not using food assistance programs in noticeable numbers even at a time that the number of federal, need-based financial aid recipients at Iowa State rose from about 4,300 in the 2008-2009 school year to 5,300 in 2009-2010. Between 20 and 30 students have joined the new student organization that will oversee the SHOP (Students Helping Our Peers), which will be stocked with donations.

7. Students Initiate Compost Program at Auraria Higher Ed Center
Members of the student group Compost Auraria have recently expanded composting outreach efforts at the Auraria Higher Education Center in Colorado, home to the Community College of Denver, Metropolitan State College of Denver and The University of Colorado at Denver. As part of the new student fee-funded campaign "Auraria Composts!" the group has placed composting bins in the food court of the center's Tivoli Student Union. In an effort to change the habits of their classmates, Compost Auraria members are standing near the bins to personally talk with students about how composting food waste, paper and napkins can create fertilizer, conserve irrigated water and prevent the erosion of soils.
See also: List of Campus Composting Programs (AASHE Members Only)

Coordination and Planning

8. San Francisco State U Debuts Center for Sustainable Business
San Francisco State University's (CA) College of Business has launched the Center for Ethical and Sustainable Business, a clearinghouse for sustainable and ethical business education that will incorporate research and expertise from disciplines across the college. The center will work to build long-term partnerships with local organizations and businesses interested in ethical and sustainable business practices and help facilitate career opportunities for the university's graduate business students, among other efforts.

9. Yale U Launches Green Certification Program for Labs
Fifty-five of Yale University's (CT) laboratories have stepped up to the challenge of making their everyday operations more sustainable as part of Yale Environmental Health and Safety's Green Laboratory Certification program. The program, which offers four levels of certification based on points awarded for various action items, also encourages laboratories to innovate their own strategies for reducing waste, energy use and material consumption, such as a solvent recycling system or the reuse of packing materials. It is complemented by the Yale Office of Sustainability's Green Workplace Certification program, which pursues a similar goal of institutional sustainability in university offices and departments.
See also: More About Green Laboratory Certification
See also: More About Green Workplace Certification

Curriculum

10. Renewable Energy Trade School Opens Doors of New Campus
The Ecotech Institute (CO), a trade school focused entirely on renewable energy, sustainable design and green technology recently welcomed about 200 students to its new campus. The 620,000-square-foot campus, which features photovoltaic solar panels, wind turbines and motion-triggered light controls, is offering two-year associate degrees in electrical engineering technology, energy and environmental paralegal, energy efficiency, environmental technology, renewable energy technology, solar energy technology and wind energy technology, as well as a certificate program in sustainable interior design.

11. Owens CC Introduces Alternative Energy Degree
Owens Community College (OH) has announced its new Alternative Energy and Sustainable Systems Technology Program, which will offer an associate degree in alternative energy. Students enrolled in the program will use the campus' wind turbine, solar panels and geothermal heating systems to learn the technology behind alternative energy sources.
See also: List of Associate Degree Programs in Sustainability

12. Sterling College Launches Farm-to-Table Curriculum
Sterling College (VT) will launch a new academic farm-to-table food studies program in summer 2011. "Vermont's Table: Farming, Cooking and the Rural Experience" will expose students to Vermont's farms, cheesemakers and agricultural businesses including the opportunity to shadow agricultural students on the campus farm. Students will also receive culinary training using locally sourced ingredients during the five-week sessions. Courses include "Whole Farm Thinking" and "Farm-Scale Production of Value-Added Products."
See also: More About 'Vermont's Table'

Energy

13. Higher Ed Research Examines Viability of Renewable Energy Future
The complete world switch to power from only the wind, sun, waves and heat from the Earth in a matter of a few decades is both possible and affordable, say two researchers from the University of California, Davis and Stanford University (CA) who are profiled in a recent National Geographic News special series. Their study tallies the build-out that would be required to supply renewable energy for all the world's factories, homes and offices, as well as cars, planes and ships. Some estimations toward 100 percent renewable energy include four million, five-megawatt wind turbines and 90,000 large-scale solar plants for which, the pair says, there is no significant economic or environmental constraints on the production of the bulk materials like concrete and steel that this would require. The main bottleneck could be the production of rare earth materials like neodymium for which the worldwide production would have to more than quintuple. However, the researchers suggest the recycling of rare earth metals. No such recycling program exists today, says the article.

14. Pennsylvania State U to Transition from Coal to Natural Gas
The Board of Trustees at Pennsylvania State University has approved a plan to convert its coal plant to natural gas, reports the Chronicle of Higher Education. Because forthcoming federal regulations on coal burning would have required expensive upgrades and the expectation that coal emissions could be subject to stricter regulations in the future, the university will spend $25 to $35 million on the conversion. Cornell University (NY), Duke University (NC) and the University of North Carolina are also among the major institutions that have started switching to natural gas.

15. Coppin State U Develops 500 kW Solar Installation
Coppin State University (MD) has initiated a contract with Constellation Energy that will produce 500 kilowatts of on-site solar power for the university. The energy products supplier will own, operate and finance the project, which, in turn, will produce electricity that the university will purchase at a reduced rate over a 20-year period. Approximately 2,040 roof-mounted crystal photovoltaic panels will supply more than 600,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity annually. Production is scheduled to begin in spring 2011.
See also: List of Solar Installations on Campus

16. U Wisconsin Madison Exceeds Energy Conservation Goals
The University of Wisconsin, Madison has announced its achievement of a 25 percent annual energy reduction relative to 2006 levels as a result of its We Conserve campaign. Implemented in April 2006, the environmental stewardship program has exceeded its goal of a 20 percent annual energy reduction by 2010. The program tackled projects like updates in heating and cooling systems, lighting upgrades in buildings and parking ramps and the retro-commissioning of older campus buildings. The university will now shift its focus to the "Be the We" campaign that aims to foster conservation and sustainability as a state of mind.

17. Clatsop CC Installs Solar Panels
Clatsop Community College’s (OR) Towler Hall can now generate 42.5 kilowatts of its own energy with the recent installation of rooftop solar panels. Through its Power Purchase Agreement with SolarCity, the college is able to purchase power generated by the panels to service Towler Hall. If the panels produce more than Towler Hall consumes, the solar provider will pay the college for the energy it produces. The college will monitor the energy production of the solar panels on its website.
See also: List of Campus Solar Installations

Funding

18. College of Southern Idaho Receives $4.4 Mil for Alt Energy Center
The College of Southern Idaho will receive a $4.4 million federal grant for its planned Applied Technology and Innovation Center. With the objective to train Idaho's growing alternative energy sector workforce, the 29,600-square-foot center will feature solar photovoltaic and wind energy components, exposed mechanical systems, geothermal heat, and measurement and verification equipment to be used in its curriculum.

19. Brandeis U Funds Green Student Initiatives
Five student-initiated sustainability ideas at Brandeis University (MA) have been awarded financing through the university's new Sustainability Fund. The fund was established last year by a campus-wide referendum that received the required two-thirds student votes. The vote authorized an increase of $15 a year in student activity fees to be dedicated to student-proposed environmentally friendly projects. The $47,000 collected this year will be spent on Smart Meters to monitor electricity use at select campus buildings; cold frames to increase the size and utility of the campus garden; the installation of a micro-turbine to be part of an energy-efficient lighting pole system; an extension of the campus bike program to allow for semester-long rentals and the expansion of the bike repair shop; and the installation of vermiculture bins in a residence hall.
See also: List of Student Fees for Sustainability

Public Engagement

20. U California Santa Barbara Sends Solar Lamps to Ghana, Haiti
Engineers at the University of California, Santa Barbara have partnered with nonprofits to send solar-powered LED lights to thousands of people in Ghana, Haiti and other developing countries without plentiful electricity by the end of this year. Spearheaded by the director of the university's Institute for Energy Efficiency, the project received $19 million from the U.S. Department of Energy.

21. U Arizona Supports Local Homeowner Water Conservation Program
The University of Arizona's Water Resources Research Center is backing a new water conservation program. Conserve to Enhance, also known as C2E, plans to offer $500-$1,000 subsidies to help local homeowners install 2,400-gallon cisterns to harvest rainwater. The university is reviewing applications to determine whether applicants qualify for these subsidies. The pilot program is looking for ways to engage the university's Campus Sustainability Group in the near future.

Transportation

22. North Carolina State U, Meredith College Partner with Zipcar
North Carolina State University and Meredith College (NC) have partnered with Zipcar, Inc. to provide both campuses with the car sharing service. The alternative transportation option will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to faculty, staff and students at both campuses for $8 per hour and $66 per day with a $35 annual membership fee. Four Zipcars will be located on the North Carolina State University campus and two cars available on the Meredith College campus. Members of either campus will have access to cars at both locations.
See also: List of Carsharing on Campus (AASHE Members Only)

23. Oklahoma State U Transportation Converts Buses to Natural Gas
With money from a federal grant, the Department of Parking and Transit Services at Oklahoma State University recently converted 18 buses to run on compressed natural gas. A natural gas station recently opened near campus and the university plans to convert more vehicles to natural gas in the future.

Waste

24. U Chicago Institutes Policy on Bottled Water
The University of Chicago's (IL) Facilities Services has implemented a policy on bottled water that eliminates plastic water bottles in Facilities Services buildings, meetings and events. Instead, the department is providing reusable pitchers, cups and trays for serving water at meetings and events, and supplying each staff member with a reusable aluminum water bottle. The department will also promote the continued installation of water bottle filling stations in all Facilities staff locations.
See also: U Chicago Policy on Bottled Water
See also: List of Campus Bottled Water Elimination and Reduction (AASHE Members Only)

Water

25. U Oklahoma Establishes New Water and Sustainability Institute
The University of Oklahoma has announced plans to establish an Institute for Water and Sustainability. Funded by a $2 million gift from Corix, the institute will include the new Oklahoma Water Survey, patterned on the Oklahoma Geological Survey, which is also housed at the university. The institute will also consist of the Water Technologies for Emerging Regions Center and a future program focused on water and sustainability in critical regions. The university plans to begin its search for the institute's leader immediately.

New Resources

26. Earthscan 'Sustainability Education & Training' Webinar
Part of its Earthcast webinar series, Earthscan's archived "Sustainability Education & Training" highlights ideas and strategies for embedding sustainability in curricula and professional development. Sustainability authors Stephen Sterling, Cheryl Desha and Paul Murray look at the response of higher education and training to the sustainability agenda, the challenges that remain and innovations that are working in this free resource.

Opportunities

27. Call for Articles - AASHE Bulletin: Global Edition
AASHE Bulletin is gearing up for the fourth edition of its semi-annual Global Edition and wants to hear about the sustainability efforts of institutions outside the U.S. and Canada. From building solar cars in Palestine to adopting fair trade campus policies in New Zealand, the AASHE Bulletin: Global Edition covers the continued strides made by college and university campuses around the globe toward sustainability. Institutions from more than 15 countries were represented in the August 2010 issue. We invite press releases and news article suggestions for inclusion in the upcoming issue, slated for a late-February release. Topics include green buildings, climate and energy initiatives, new educational programs, waste reduction efforts and more. To submit an item for consideration, email a hyperlink to the news story or press release that is posted online to bulletin@aashe.org with the subject line, “global edition.” The deadline for submissions is Feb. 21, 2011.
See also: AASHE Bulletin: Global Edition August 2010 issue

28. AASHE Seeks STARS Technical Advisors
AASHE seeks individuals with expertise related to campus sustainability to serve as technical advisors for the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS). STARS Technical Advisors provide input and insight regarding the content of STARS and its ongoing development. Technical advisors are organized into work groups associated with the STARS subcategories (co-curricular education, curriculum, research, buildings, climate, dining services, energy, grounds, purchasing, transportation, waste, water, coordination and planning, diversity and affordability, human resources, investment and public engagement). STARS is seeking applicants for all technical advisor work groups. Applications will be reviewed through Feb. 25, 2011.
See also: STARS Technical Advisor Online Application Form

29. USDA 1890 National Scholars Program for HBCUs
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for its 1890 National Scholars Program. A partnership between the USDA and Historically Black Land Grant institutions, the program awards scholarships to students pursuing a bachelor's degree in agriculture, food, natural resource sciences or a related academic discipline and who are willing to work full-time with the USDA upon graduation. Each award provides annual tuition, employment and other benefits like the use of a laptop computer. Applications are due by Feb. 1, 2011.

30. Call for Proposals: CRS Fair Trade 'Solutionaries' Program
As an active participant in the U.S. Fair Trade marketplace, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is seeking to invest up to $50,000 each year for a period of two years in action-oriented research and/or pilot initiatives to help tackle persistent questions in the fair trade movement. The higher education community is invited to submit proposals that are tailored to specific issues raised in the fair trade movement, outlined below in the CRS Fair Trade "Call for Proposals." Interested applicants should submit an initial concept paper by Feb. 15, 2011.
See also: CRS Fair Trade 'Call for Proposals'

31. Call for Abstracts: Future of Food Grad Student Research Conf.
The Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University (MA) invites students to submit abstracts for its fifth annual graduate research conference, "The Future of Food and Nutrition," slated for April 2, 2011 in Boston, Mass. The conference attracts students interested in any component of the interactions between food, the environment, nutrition, human well-being and society. Abstract submission forms can be submitted electronically by Feb. 4, 2011.

Jobs & Internships

32. Education Manager, AASHE
AASHE seeks an education manager to lead the ongoing development and implementation of its Education for Sustainability EfS programs. During the past year, AASHE has received input and advice on how to proceed in meeting its responsibilities to assist faculty and staff to provide students with education for a sustainable society. With AASHE's executive director, the manager will be responsible for formulating and carrying out an action plan for ensuring the goals and objectives of the organization related to higher education curriculum are met. Candidates should have a master's degree and at least three years of full-time experience as a faculty member at a higher education institution. Experience in faculty development activities including workshop development is preferred. This position will be based in the Denver, Colo. AASHE office. The review of applications will begin on Feb. 14, 2011.

33. Communications Assistant, AASHE
AASHE seeks a communications assistant to oversee AASHE's email publications and certain website content. This position will work with AASHE staff to collect and organize items for AASHE Announcements, AASHE Events and one-off mailings; format HTML and plaintext newsletters within Constant Contact and Vertical Response; maintain up-to-date records of newsletter subscribers and coordinate retrieval and updating of addresses for mass mailing; handle bounced email addresses; and proofread, fact check and edit newsletters and other member communication as needed. Candidates should have excellent writing and editing skills, strong analytical skills and attention to detail. A bachelor’s degree or associate’s degree with additional relevant work experience is required. This position requires up to 10 hours per week and may be based in one of AASHE’s offices in Denver, Colo. and Lexington, Ky., or remotely from a home office in any of the following states: Kentucky, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, Oregon, North Carolina, Michigan and Vermont. Review of applications will begin on Feb. 15, 2011.

34. Resource Center Program Assistant, AASHE
AASHE is reopening its search for a Resource Center program assistant to assist in the ongoing development and operation of its interactive, online Resource Center. Through the Resource Center, AASHE strives to provide up-to-date information about how colleges and universities are pursuing sustainability and to help illuminate best practices via how-to guides and other publications, discussion forums, wikis, and databases. The program assistant will be assisting with streamlining the resource development and maintenance process and enabling members to contribute to resources and interact directly with each other. Among other duties, the program assistant will conduct research to develop campus sustainability resources; respond to member questions via email and phone; contribute to AASHE’s blog and forums (writing articles and responding to questions); and assist in AASHE’s support to the Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium (HEASC). The ideal candidate will have an associate or bachelor's degree; strong written and oral communication skills; knowledge of and experience using information technology, content management systems and website editing tools; an extremely strong attention to detail; and an interest in campus sustainability. This full-time position may work from our Lexington, Ky. office, Denver, Colo. office or remotely from a home office in any of the following states: Kentucky, Colorado, Oregon, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, Rhode Island, Massachusetts or North Carolina. Review of applications will begin Feb. 7, 2011.

35. Director of Sustainability, College of Charleston
The College of Charleston (SC) seeks a director of sustainability to develop the mission, vision and strategic plan for the college's sustainability program. The position will develop and oversee implementation of policies and practices that preserve natural resources and reduce campus resource consumption and waste generation. Among other activities, the director will organize and publicize sustainability seminars, conferences workshops and public events, and assist student groups in coordinating large-scale projects focused on enhancing the college's sustainable practices. Candidates should have a minimum of a bachelor's degree in environmental science, planning, policy, engineering or related field, and five years of experience implementing environmental or sustainability programs. Applications will be reviewed through Feb. 13, 2011.

36. Environmental Sustainability Director, Loyola U Chicago
Loyola University Chicago (IL) and the Center for Urban Environmental Research and Policy invite applications for an environmental sustainability director. The director will be involved in all aspects of developing and implementing the university's sustainability plan including working with the Facilities Department on sustainable infrastructure and working with the academic side of the university on developing sustainable practices and policies. Duties will include the enrichment and support of student organizations, the support of the university mission of social responsibility and possibly teaching a course related to sustainability. Candidates should have a master's degree in a related field and three to five years of related experience.

37. Assistant Professor, Sustainability Science, Florida Gulf Coast U
Florida Gulf Coast University invites applications for a professor of sustainability science at the assistant/associate level to contribute to the environmental sustainability mission of the university through collaborative development of a new and growing environmental studies program. With an emphasis such as climate change, water resources and impacts on terrestrial coastal ecosystems, the position will include teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels; course and curriculum development; research/scholarship; and involvement on college and university committees or initiatives.

38. Director of Sustainability, GreenerU
Massachusetts-based GreenerU seeks a director of sustainability to lead the company's sustainability and behavioral change team on college campuses. Working closely with the company's energy efficiency staff, the director will manage, support, assess and report on the delivery of services to client colleges. The director will work with GreenerU's management team to help refine program offerings and develop sales strategies and presentations to potential client colleges. GreenerU is a sustainability and energy efficiency company that partners with colleges and students to assist with energy, sustainability, climate and facilities challenges. A master's degree in a related field with five years of experience in campus or corporate sustainability, or environmental management is desirable.

39. Project Manager, Sustainable Values, Case Western Reserve U
Case Western Reserve University's (OH) Information Systems Department is looking for a project manager for its Manage by Design and Sustainable Values Initiatives. The position will develop and maintain a network of contacts with potential partner companies and institutions; build and maintain relationships with prospective and current students, companies and collaborative institutions; and serve as managing editor of the initiative's Design Issues and The Journal of Corporate Citizenship publications. The manager will also serve as secretariat of the U.S. network of the U.N. Global Impact. Candidates should have a bachelor's degree in management, design or related field.

Campus Sustainability Discussion Forums Highlights

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40. Defining Sustainable Research (STARS)
This post is about STARS, AASHE's Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System.

I am looking for several examples of definitions used to define sustainable research on campus. I understand research covering topics such as alternative energies, environmental impacts, and even perhaps activism to be considered sustainable research. However, I am looking for more of an institution-adopted definition to aid in our process of defining sustainable research at our institution (HCC). Thank you in advance...

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