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The item, "U California Berkeley Residence Hall Achieves LEED Gold," is not included in this archived issue because the original story mistakenly identifies the location of the building as part of the University of California, Berkeley campus.

Table of Contents for 05/17/2011:

NEWS
Buildings 1. City College of San Francisco Building Earns LEED Gold
2. U Victoria Building Awarded LEED Gold
3. Dalhousie U Announces Green Building Policy
Campus Sustainability in the Media 4. AP Covers Student Emphasis on Sustainable Food
Co-Curricular Education 5. U Central Florida Students Propose Campus Solar Farm
6. Youngstown State U Students Participate in Green Energy Challenge
Coordination and Planning 7. U California Santa Barbara Releases Development Plan
8. York U Adopts Sustainability Policy
9. North Carolina State U Presents Sustainability Awards
Curriculum 10. U Florida Announces New Sustainability Studies Program
11. Colorado Mountain College Creates Sustainability Studies Degree
12. Washington State U Vancouver to Offer Renewable Energy Option
Dining Services 13. U British Columbia Becomes a Fair Trade Campus
Energy 14. MIT Grad Students Win MIT Clean Energy Prize
15. California State U Fullerton to Install 5,000 Solar Panels
16. U Richmond to Implement Solar Energy Pilot
17. U Illinois Urbana-Champaign Scraps Wind Turbine Plans
Funding 18. U New Mexico Sustainability Studies Program Receives $1.6 Mil
19. U Alaska Fairbanks Approves Student Sustainability Projects
Grounds 20. U California Berkeley Debuts Native Plant Nursery
21. Trevecca Nazarene U Raises Chickens to Supply Eggs to Campus
22. Luther College Constructs Hoop House
Human Resources 23. Ithaca College Sodexo Employees to Earn Living Wage
Other News 24. SEI Green Report Card on Hiatus; Collaborative Effort Underway
Policy and Legislation 25. NWF Blog: Youth Speak Out Against Climate Change Inaction
Public Engagement 26. Austin College Earns Community Environmental Project Grant
Purchasing 27. New San Diego State U Bookstore Promotes 'Sweat-Free' Products
Research 28. U Kansas Awarded USDA Grant for Green Cleaning Research
Waste 29. Southern Oregon U Students Approve Ban on Bottled Water Sales
30. U Oregon Creates Reusable Office Supply Exchange
31. Oregon State U Offers Campus Compost Options
32. Temple U Offers Graduation Gown Recycling

NEW RESOURCES
33. AASHE Releases 2010 Annual Report
34. Inside Higher Ed 'Academic Minute': Sustainability & Business Ed

OPPORTUNITIES
35. Call for Applications: AASHE 2011 Awards Program
36. Deadline Extended: AASHE Cover Art Contest
37. Keynote Contest: Campus Progress National Conference
38. U.S. Dept of Energy Seeks Energy Literacy Stakeholders
39. AASHE Members: Sustainability Workforce Survey

JOBS & INTERNSHIPS
40. Temporary IT Employee, AASHE
41. Director, University Sustainability Practices, Arizona State U
42. Sustainability Ed Coordinator, College of Menominee Nation
43. Recycling Coordinator, Western Kentucky U
44. Visiting Assistant Prof, Enviro Science and Policy, Clark U

EVENTS
45. STARS Webinar: Sustainable Investing
46. ACPA Institute on Sustainability
47. Fairly Educated Conference
48. 8th International Convention on Environment and Development

CAMPUS SUSTAINABILITY DISCUSSION FORUMS HIGHLIGHTS
49. Earth Tub Composting
50. Financing Energy Projects: Potential Problem


News

Buildings

1. City College of San Francisco Building Earns LEED Gold
The City College of San Francisco’s (CA) newest building has earned LEED-NC Gold certification. The 110,000-square-foot academic facility showcases many green features including a passive cooling system. A louvered central atrium and skylight system, driven by wind power, takes advantage of natural ventilation by allowing airflow from the perimeter classrooms to be exhausted through glazed skylights at the roof level. The building’s Central Utility Plant is supported by a 400-well ground loop geothermal exchange system.

2. U Victoria Building Awarded LEED Gold
The University of Victoria's (BC) Administrative Services Building has earned LEED Gold certification from the Canada Green Building Council. The $16.3 million project incorporated a number of sustainable design features including a glass atrium, natural ventilation, an aggressive waste management plan and plumbing fixtures that use recycled water from the university’s aquatic research facility. The building is the fourth campus facility to achieve LEED Gold certification.

3. Dalhousie U Announces Green Building Policy
Dalhousie University (NS) has announced a new green building policy that recommends all new buildings be built to LEED Gold standards or higher. The policy also calls for Facilities Management and Office Sustainability staff to incorporate annual green building training for the campus community including green building tours, videos, fact sheets and other communications products.
See also: Dalhousie U Built Environment Website

Campus Sustainability in the Media

4. AP Covers Student Emphasis on Sustainable Food
Higher education students' leanings toward sustainable, locally produced foods is highlighted in a recent article by the Associated Press that was picked up by media outlets nationwide including The Washington Post, MSNBC Today, Boston Globe and the San Francisco Examiner. “I think our generation or just people in general are becoming more conscious about the quality of what they eat, where it comes from and if it’s sustainable,” says a Wesleyan University (CT) sophomore in the article. Bon Appetit Management Co., Wesleyan’s food service provider, lets students use university-issued dining points toward its student-run cheese co-op, as it also does for students on other campuses for farmers’ markets, says the article. The piece also features student demand for seasonable produce at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of California, Berkeley's Student Food Collective, "the flagship example in a national effort to train collegians to start their own food co-ops emphasizing healthy, local food in student-run storefronts, campus cafes and other spots."

Co-Curricular Education

5. U Central Florida Students Propose Campus Solar Farm
Engineering students at the University of Central Florida have presented an idea for an on-campus solar farm that would help make the campus climate neutral by 2050. Presented at the Progress Energy Senior Design Symposium, the three-acre farm would eventually produce 15 percent of the campus' power requirements. Upcoming seniors will have the chance to work on the solar farm project this fall semester, but whether the project is realized depends on potential funding sources.

6. Youngstown State U Students Participate in Green Energy Challenge
A team of Youngstown State University (OH) students have completed an energy audit of a campus dormitory as part of the National Electrical Contractors Association Green Energy Challenge. The students will begin drafting potential solutions and will present their proposals with cost estimates and possible funding sources to a panel of contractors. The national competition challenges teams to identify residence halls on their campuses that need energy-efficiency improvements.

Coordination and Planning

7. U California Santa Barbara Releases Development Plan
The University of California, Santa Barbara and representatives of Sustainable University Now (SUN) have announced the adoption of the campus' Long Range Development Plan. Highlights of the plan include more effective mitigation of potential environmental impacts; striving to reduce car trips to campus by reducing the number of future parking spaces by 650 from the original campus plan and increasing the number of bicycle paths and bicycle parking spaces; replacing its car and truck fleet with ultra fuel-efficient vehicles; monitoring and reporting on greenhouse gas emissions; and implementing energy reduction strategies.

8. York U Adopts Sustainability Policy
Building on the recent release of its 2010 Sustainability Report, York University (ON) has announced a new sustainability policy. Approved by the Board of Governors in April, the policy provides the framework for sustainable and responsible practices, activities and operations on campus.
See also: List of Campus Sustainability Policies

9. North Carolina State U Presents Sustainability Awards
The Campus Environmental Sustainability Team at North Carolina State University recently presented its Earthwise awards for faculty, staff and students in recognition of championing environmentally sound practices on campus. This year's honorees made strides in the areas of sustainable construction, alternative energy and waste reduction.

Curriculum

10. U Florida Announces New Sustainability Studies Program
The University of Florida has announced a new sustainability studies major that will start in fall 2011. The interdisciplinary program will investigate the means to maintain environmental health, create economic welfare and pursue social justice. Students will gain an understanding of how these goals are interdependent and explore how they best can be pursued over the long term on local, national and global scales. Students will also be required to take part in internships or service learning projects.
See also: List of Bachelor's Degree Programs in Sustainability

11. Colorado Mountain College Creates Sustainability Studies Degree
Colorado Mountain College has announced the creation of a bachelor's degree in sustainability studies. The program will focus on the economy, environment and social equity. Faculty studied programs offered at 30 colleges before designing coursework that will incorporate business, science and literature studies.
See also: List of Bachelor's Degree Programs in Sustainability

12. Washington State U Vancouver to Offer Renewable Energy Option
Washington State University, Vancouver has received a $250,500 grant from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust to develop curriculum in renewable energy. The program will develop and combine eight courses from mechanical engineering, computer science and electrical engineering. Students majoring in any of the programs will have the opportunity to complete the renewable energy option. Solar energy and wind power will be the primary focus of the course work. The grant will also be used to equip an energy systems laboratory and radio frequency communications laboratory. Courses will begin in spring 2012.

Dining Services

13. U British Columbia Becomes a Fair Trade Campus
As a result of the collaboration between its Engineers Without Borders chapter and Fair Trade Canada, the University of British Columbia has been named a fair trade campus. The university has committed to purchasing fair trade coffee, tea, chocolate and tropical fruit from producers who guarantee higher social, environmental and pay standards for farmers and workers. The university also worked with students to develop sustainable purchasing principles, a code of conduct for suppliers and has added fair trade products to the menus of more than 20 campus food outlets.
See also: List of Campus Fair Trade Practices and Policies (AASHE Members Only)

Energy

14. MIT Grad Students Win MIT Clean Energy Prize
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has announced that Cool Chip Technologies, made up of three graduate students from MIT's Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Sloan School of Management, has been named the top winner of the $200,000 MIT Clean Energy Prize. The group developed an improved cooling system for the processor chips used in data centers that it says could lead to savings of $6 billion a year for industry and the military. MIT student teams also swept the rest of the competition, winning in the clean non-renewables, transportation and renewables (MIT/Harvard University student team) categories. Now in its fourth year, the competition is open to teams from any U.S.-based institution. Each of the finalists received $15,000.

15. California State U Fullerton to Install 5,000 Solar Panels
California State University, Fullerton has announced the installation of 5,000 solar panels. The system will have a combined rating greater than one megawatt of power and will be installed at four sites around campus. The university expects to reduce its electricity costs by $8 million.
See also: List of Solar Installations on Campus

16. U Richmond to Implement Solar Energy Pilot
The University of Richmond (VA) has announced new pilot solar projects that will hopefully lead to the expansion of solar energy on campus. Two campus apartment buildings have been chosen for new photovoltaic and water-heating solar panels to be installed this summer. The panels will be used to collect data from electricity and hot water usage. Two other apartments without panels will also be monitored for comparison.

17. U Illinois Urbana-Champaign Scraps Wind Turbine Plans
Due to an estimated cost that rose to $5.2 million and opposition to its proposed location, the University of Illinois has decided to put an end to a plan to build a wind turbine on its Urbana-Champaign campus. The school had planned to erect the 400-foot-tall electricity-generating turbine just south of the Urbana, Ill. city limits.

Funding

18. U New Mexico Sustainability Studies Program Receives $1.6 Mil
The Sustainability Studies program at the University of New Mexico has received two grants totaling more than $1.6 million from the W.K. Kellogg foundation. The U.S. Department of Agriculture also gave the program $290,000 to pay faculty salaries, hire a graduate assistant for a year and a half and provide travel grants and stipends for minority students to take part in the summer field program. The Kellogg grants were invested in the stock market to pay dividends and help keep the program running.

19. U Alaska Fairbanks Approves Student Sustainability Projects
The University of Alaska, Fairbanks has approved nine student-led sustainability projects totaling $128,140. Grant proposals were reviewed by the Office of Sustainability and Student RISE (Review of Infrastructure, Sustainability and Energy) Board and preference given to projects that invest in energy efficiency programs and renewable energy projects. Projects selected for funding include a glass pulverizer; local shopping/restaurant guide; student CSA share plan; interactive dashboard; and a carbon emissions inventory.

Grounds

20. U California Berkeley Debuts Native Plant Nursery
Financed by students through the Green Initiative Fund, the University of California, Berkeley has launched a new native plant nursery. With the goal of restoring California ecology to more historical ecological functions, the starts in the nursery will be used to repopulate three designated natural areas alongside Strawberry Creek on campus. With the nursery, an adjoining demonstration garden-in-progress and student-taught classes on Strawberry Creek restoration, the university plans to educate students about restoration and recruit converts for labor-intensive projects.
See also: List of Sustainable Landscaping on Campus
See also: List of Student Fees for Sustainability

21. Trevecca Nazarene U Raises Chickens to Supply Eggs to Campus
Trevecca Nazarene University (TN) has begun raising free-range chickens. The eggs produced will be sold to campus dining services. The university hopes to have a flock of 120 chickens by August 2011, capable of producing up to 500 eggs a week. The university will also partner with Vanderbilt University (TN), which operates a mobile pantry that delivers fresh, healthy, organic produce at reasonable prices to nearby neighborhoods. Remaining eggs will be offered for sale to local restaurants.
See also: List of Sustainable Dining Initiatives on Campus (AASHE Members Only)

22. Luther College Constructs Hoop House
Luther College (IA) has constructed a hoop house on the grounds of its college gardens to extend the growing season and serve as a teaching tool about seasonal extension of garden operations. Funded by a donation from the college's director of facilities services, the hoop house was completed almost entirely using recycled or reclaimed materials.

Human Resources

23. Ithaca College Sodexo Employees to Earn Living Wage
Food service provider Sodexo has announced that it will increase wages for all dining hall employees at Ithaca College (NY) who earn less than the living wage. Employees will now earn at least $11.11, the living wage in Tompkins County, N.Y. While the students and Ithaca residents who make up the Labor Initiative in Promoting Solidarity are pleased that their demonstrations over the past year helped create the change, they are disappointed that the initiative's entire all-campus living wage proposal was not adopted, which also included changes to employee health care packages and grievance policies.
See also: List of Campus Living Wage Policies (AASHE Members Only)

Other News

24. SEI Green Report Card on Hiatus; Collaborative Effort Underway
AASHE, the Princeton Review, Sierra Magazine and the Sustainable Endowments Institute (SEI) have launched a collaborative effort to improve the process of collecting sustainability data from higher education institutions, it was announced in a joint statement released recently. In an effort to reduce the college and university staff time required for data collection and survey completion, the organizations will work together to develop common sustainability survey language. It was also announced that SEI will take a sabbatical this fall from publishing the College Sustainability Report Card in order to have adequate time to plan and revise the survey process.

Policy and Legislation

25. NWF Blog: Youth Speak Out Against Climate Change Inaction
Advocating that today's generation of leaders act as trustees for future generations, youth climate activists recently held a series of iMatter marches and demonstrations around the globe. The iMatter organization - targeted at elementary- to college-aged youth - has also announced plans to sue the U.S. government, calling for a drastic reduction in emissions immediately. "We do have a legal right to insist that the planet is protected for our future and for generations to come," says the iMatter website. "We need our government to protect the atmosphere by reducing carbon dioxide emissions and put an end to our unhealthy reliance on fossil fuels."

Public Engagement

26. Austin College Earns Community Environmental Project Grant
Austin College (TX) has received a grant from the Constellation Energy Foundation’s EcoStar competition. The grant will be used to finance the college’s Center for Environmental Studies Sneed Prairie Field Trip Program. This program allows college students to teach elementary and middle school students about ecology and environmental issues on the college's 100-acre prairie.

Purchasing

27. New San Diego State U Bookstore Promotes 'Sweat-Free' Products
The new San Diego State University (CA) bookstore will sell clothes made by Alta Gracia, a company that guarantees its clothes are not made in sweatshop conditions. The university student movement, “Bring ‘Sweat-Free’ Clothes to SDSU Bookstore,” encouraged the bookstore to offer sweatshop-free products. Alta Gracia pays its workers in the Dominican Republic more than three times the nation's minimum wage.

Research

28. U Kansas Awarded USDA Grant for Green Cleaning Research
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded a research team at the University of Kansas a $5.6 million grant to find ways to green many household products. The research will look to replace petroleum-based chemicals used in products like plastics and laundry detergents with biomass products like nonfood crops and agriculture leftovers.

Waste

29. Southern Oregon U Students Approve Ban on Bottled Water Sales
Southern Oregon University’s student government has passed legislation banning the sale of bottled water on campus. Under the provisions of the bill, bottled water would be removed from vending machines and Sodexo operations on campus. Reusable water bottles will be given to incoming freshmen at orientation and several spigots and water purifiers will be installed across campus. The goal of the bill is to have the campus completely water bottle-free by June 2012. The administration has shown support for the ban.
See also: List of Campus Bottled Water Elimination and Reduction Programs (AASHE Members Only)

30. U Oregon Creates Reusable Office Supply Exchange
The University of Oregon’s Campus Recycling office has created a Reusable Office Supply Exchange, available to all departments, faculty, administrators and student groups. The self-service program brings together surplus supplies from around campus including pens, notebooks, staplers and calculators. The university hopes to reduce the purchase of new office supplies and prevent old supplies from being sent to landfills.
See also: List of Campus Surplus Property Recycling Programs (AASHE Members Only)

31. Oregon State U Offers Campus Compost Options
Oregon State University has started offering several options for university departments to compost organic waste. Worm bins are now available for those who would like to manage their own composting and keep the finished compost. Buckets will be provided to those who would like to collect organic waste and then dump it at one of three compost drop points around campus. A trial collection route has also been created for larger departments. Limited to 15 participants, the initiative will investigate whether the new service could become permanent.
See also: List of Campus Composting Programs

32. Temple U Offers Graduation Gown Recycling
Temple University (PA) has announced that graduates this year will be able to recycle their gowns after the graduation day. The university has offered graduation gowns made from 100 percent recycled plastic since January 2010, but this year sustainability ambassadors will also be on hand to collect the gowns to be made into new fabrics and other products. Since adopting the Greenweaver gown, made from roughly 23 recycled plastic bottles, the university has saved more than 276,000 plastic bottles from entering the waste stream.

New Resources

33. AASHE Releases 2010 Annual Report
AASHE has released its AASHE 2010 Annual Report, an annual summary of highlights from the association's national efforts to make higher education institutions more sustainable. Of note in 2010 was AASHE's increased emphasis on working with the academic side of campuses to address education for sustainability in the curriculum. Also notable, AASHE's Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS) awarded its first STARS rating, and by the end of the year had recognized two STARS Bronze institutions, two STARS Silver institutions and one STARS Gold institution. The report is available free from the AASHE website.

34. Inside Higher Ed 'Academic Minute': Sustainability & Business Ed
"My mantra this entire year has been that before long, all competent management will be sustainability management, and all competent managers must be sustainability managers," says Columbia University's (NY) Earth Institute Executive Director Steven Cohen in this Inside Higher Ed Academic Minute. Addressing the necessity of incorporating an environmental sustainability component into all business and public policy degrees, Cohen says: "One only needs to think about the challenges facing BP last summer in the Gulf of Mexico to acknowledge that sustainability is central to business management. And in the larger picture, government and business leaders will have to develop energy sources that look beyond fossil fuels, otherwise we just can't compete."

Opportunities

35. Call for Applications: AASHE 2011 Awards Program
The expanded 2011 AASHE awards program is now accepting applications in six categories that will be presented at the "AASHE 2011: Creating Sustainable Campuses and Communities" conference. New this year are the Faculty Sustainability Leadership and Innovation in Green Building awards. These join the existing Student Sustainability Leadership and Student Research on Campus Sustainability awards, and the "Best" and "Oops!" categories of the Campus Sustainability Case Study award. The deadline for applications is June 17, 2011.

36. Deadline Extended: AASHE Cover Art Contest
AASHE has extended the cover art contest deadline of its upcoming publication, "2010 Campus Sustainability Review," to May 19. We invite photo, illustration and graphic design submissions that represent a higher education sustainability initiative, and creative takes on this theme are encouraged. The winning entry will be featured on the cover of this publication and the initiative will receive a 50- to 100-word write-up on the inside cover page. Submissions will also be considered for inclusion in sections of this publication and future AASHE publications. Submissions should be print quality resolution of at least 300 dpi in a .pdf, .jpeg, .eps or .tiff format. For questions, email bulletin@aashe.org.

37. Keynote Contest: Campus Progress National Conference
This year's Campus Progress National Conference is holding a Keynote Contest. The national organization that works with and for young people to promote progressive solutions to key political and social challenges is asking youth to grab a video camera, cell phone, laptop or technology of choice and answer the question, "In your own life, how are you changing the rules of our race conversation, and creating real solutions for racial and social justice?" Winners will get the chance to address attendees at the conference with a free trip to Washington, D.C. Last year's winners included an undocumented student activist, a young man once caught up in gang violence who now advocates for peace, and a first-generation college student working to bring young people to the table in discussions about policies that impact their lives. Submissions will be accepted through May 22, 2011. Themed "Turning Truth to Power," this year's conference will take place July 6-7, 2011.

38. U.S. Dept of Energy Seeks Energy Literacy Stakeholders
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has started the Energy Literacy Initiative, a collaborative effort to define and promote energy literacy. DOE's energy literacy efforts bring together stakeholders from federal agencies, universities, community colleges, professional societies, national labs, power utilities, museums, community organizations, business and industry, and interested members of the public through public meetings and online collaborative tools. Stakeholder input helped inform a guiding document on energy literacy titled "Energy Literacy: The Essential Principles of Energy Education," slated for a fall 2011 completion. DOE is also exploring the possibility of establishing an "Energy 101" course at colleges and universities nationwide. DOE is calling on educators and academic institutions, among others, to increase support for energy education.
See also: Energy Literacy Wiki

39. AASHE Members: Sustainability Workforce Survey
California Community Colleges and the California Employment Development Department invite AASHE members located in California to provide input as part of their research on the sustainability and environmental compliance workforce. This survey will help community colleges and workforce developers prepare the present and future labor pool for working with sustainability issues. The survey addresses what types of tasks and job functions related to sustainability and environmental compliance are performed; what skills and knowledge are needed to accomplish these tasks; and the necessary training and education pathways. The 10-minute survey should be completed by May 25, 2011 and participants will have the chance to win an iPod Nano.

Jobs & Internships

40. Temporary IT Employee, AASHE
AASHE is looking for a temporary IT employee to work with its IT team on various projects from June 2011 until August 2011. Projects include developing and leading training programs tailored to staff team needs; building a library of recorded training videos for quick reference by staff; improving the AASHE Salesforce user interface; and assisting in the creation of AASHE newsletters and social media campaigns. Candidates should be enrolled in or have completed a bachelor's or master's degree program. Preference will be given to students and degree-holders in an IT-related field including computer science, computer engineering, information systems, information technology, information security, management and information systems or security and risk analysis. The position can work from a home office but will need to be available for in-person meetings in the Durham/Chapel Hill, N.C. area on a weekly basis. Pay is $10-15 per hour depending on experience.

41. Director, University Sustainability Practices, Arizona State U
Arizona State University's University Business Services and Global Institute of Sustainability is accepting applications for a director of the Office of Sustainability Practices. The position will be responsible for planning and directing all activities of the department including strategic planning; program management, administration and development; and community engagement and relationship building. This position works closely with student organizations and the campus community to educate and implement sustainability programs that further advance the university's sustainability goals. Successful candidates will have a bachelor's degree in a related field (environmental science, engineering or a field related to environmental issues/sustainability) and five years of experience managing a sustainability program including three years supervisory experience. Applications will be accepted through June 6, 2011. To apply, click on the title link above and enter job posting number 26381 into the advanced search option.

42. Sustainability Ed Coordinator, College of Menominee Nation
College of Menominee Nation (WI) seeks a sustainability education coordinator. This position will take a lead role advancing sustainability principles and practices through education and providing on-going support for educational programs and activities for the Sustainable Development Institute. This position also serves as project coordinator to the institute's educational projects and programs, specifically the Place-Based Opportunities for Sustainable Outcomes and High-Hopes project. Successful candidates will have a master's degree in education, environmental education, sustainability or a closely related field and at least two years of experience working in sustainability or environmental issues. Applications will be accepted through May 31, 2011.

43. Recycling Coordinator, Western Kentucky U
Western Kentucky University's Department of Facilities Management is seeking applicants for a recycling coordinator to operate and coordinate its recycling program. Among other duties, the position will administer waste reduction, recycling and potentially surplus operations in the future; develop recycling education and awareness programs and projects; and collect and maintain recycling and solid waste data records. To ensure full consideration, applications should be submitted by May 22, 2011.

44. Visiting Assistant Prof, Enviro Science and Policy, Clark U
The Department of International Development, Community, and Environment at Clark University (MA) seeks to fill a one-year position as visiting assistant professor in environmental science and policy for the 2011-2012 academic year. Qualified candidates must demonstrate a transdisciplinary background at the intersection of environmental science, policy and management, and be able to teach courses and advise students in the environmental science and policy master's program. The applicant may have background and experience in either natural science or environmental engineering with some policy orientation; or environmental policy or another field of environmental social science with some natural science or environmental engineering background. Priority will be given to candidates who have demonstrated skills, experience and preparation to teach some combination/selection of courses in the following areas: water resource management, water quality science and policy, air quality science and policy, applied environmental science field methods, and/or environmental law and policy.

Events

45. STARS Webinar: Sustainable Investing
May 24, 2011; 2:00 p.m. Eastern; Online
This STARS webinar will explore ways that institutions can support sustainability by investing in companies and funds that, in addition to providing a strong rate of return, are committed to social and environmental responsibility. The webinar will include an overview of why sustainable investing is important, approaches to the STARS Investment credits, perspectives on research and implementation of sustainable investing by the STARS Technical Advisors and strategies to assist institutions with sustainable investing.

46. ACPA Institute on Sustainability
June 12-14, 2011; Boulder, CO
Hosted by the University of Colorado at Boulder, the fourth annual ACPA (College Student Educators International) Institute on Sustainability will 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. AASHE members can register at the member rate.

47. Fairly Educated Conference
July 2-3, 2011; Sydney, Australia
Fairly Educated, a global movement to make universities fair trade, is hosting its first Fairly Educated Conference. Hosted by the University of Sydney, the two-day event will bring together university fair trade movements from around the world for a series of speeches, workshops, panel discussions and networking with some of the world leaders of fair trade university movements.

48. 8th International Convention on Environment and Development
July 4-8, 2011; Havana, Cuba
Addressed to researchers, educators and other professionals involved in sustainability, the 8th International Convention on Environment and Development is designed to provide a fluid and comprehensive exchange of ideas and criteria about methodological, theoretical and practical aspects related to the environment and sustainable development. Themed “For the respect and rights of our Earth,” the conference will include symposia, roundtable discussions and special sessions in areas of climate change, environmental education, protected areas, ecosystem management and biodiversity, environmental land planning, as well as hazard, vulnerability and risk assessment. This conference is hosted by the Republic of Cuba's Environment Agency, together with other entities from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment. For information in English, email eventos@solways.com.

Campus Sustainability Discussion Forums Highlights

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49. Earth Tub Composting
The University of Maine system is considering Earth Tubs for a number of our locations. While I think we might go ahead and proceed with a trial tub at one of our locations, I would love to hear about other colleges or universities who may have tried this method already. Thank you.

50. Financing Energy Projects: Potential Problem
Please note the following message I received from Nelda Mesa at Columbia. If adopted as a final rule, this would have a big impact on higher ed planning for energy projects.

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