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Table of Contents for 11/8/2011:

NEWS
Buildings 1. U Central Florida Wins EPA's 'Battle of the Buildings'
2. U California Davis Awarded Third LEED Platinum Certification
3. New Portland CC Building to Seek LEED Platinum
4. U Calif Santa Barbara Faculty Housing Earns LEED Certification
5. Birmingham-Southern College Dorms Achieve LEED Certification
6. Calif State U San Bernardino Health Science Bldg Earns LEED Gold
7. U Mass Amherst Debuts Green Public Safety Building
Climate 8. 40 Campuses Complete Greenhouse Gas Inventories
Co-Curricular Education 9. Appalachian State U Expands Sustainable Teaching Farm
10. Syracuse U Student Creates Sustainability Group
11. U Michigan Students Place Third in Int'l Solar Car Challenge
12. Johns Hopkins U Students to Create Community Garden
Coordination and Planning 13. Campus Sustainability Planning: A November Update
Curriculum 14. Fanshawe College to Create Renewable Energy Technician Program
Dining Services 15. U North Texas Debuts Vegan Dining Hall
16. Yale U Promotes Sustainable Food Choices
Diversity and Inclusion 17. U Winnipeg Earns National Recognition for Indigenous Scholarship
Energy 18. Portland CC Debuts Twin Fuel Cell Project
19. North Carolina State U Introduces Online Energy Conservation Tool
20. Duke U Installs Solar Thermal Panels
Funding 21. Louisiana Tech Wins $1.1 M Grant for Green Technology Center
22. North Carolina CCs Receive Greenforce Initiative Grants
23. NSF Awards Lansing CC $727K for Green Building Training
24. U South Florida Announces Student Green Fee Projects
Public Engagement 25. 12 Nebraska Institutions Create Civic Engagement Group
Research 26. SMU Research Reveals 3 M MW of Geothermal Resources in U.S.
Transportation 27. Duke U Acquires 2 New Hybrid Buses
28. U Delaware Powers Buses with Biodiesel
Waste 29. Cal Poly Pomona Horse Center to Incorporate Recycled Tires
30. U Colorado Colorado Springs Debuts E-Waste Recycling
31. U North Alabama to Roll Out Recycling Program
Water 32. Temple U Highlights Water Conservation through Theater

NEW RESOURCES
33. New Issue of Int'l Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education

OPPORTUNITIES
34. AASHE Member Opportunity: GLAD Waste Diversion Grant
35. Higher Education Policy Advocacy Workshop

JOBS & INTERNSHIPS
36. Faculty, Environmental Policy and Human Dimensions, U Washington
37. Professor, Environmental Planning, U Texas Arlington
38. Professor, Sustainable Business Practices, U Wyoming
39. Professor, Sustainable Resource Management, Chatham U
40. Assistant Professors, Sustainable Development, Columbia U
41. Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies, Westminster College
42. Course Developers, Business Sustainability, Algonquin College

EVENTS
43. AASHE Webinar: Large-Scale Campus Solar Projects
44. AASHE Webinar: 'Moving to Deep Green'
45. Academic Impressions Webinar: Greening Athletics Operations
46. ACUPCC Webinar: What to Expect in Submitting Progress Reports
47. NWF Campus Ecology Webinar: Sustainability in the Curriculum
48. EPA Green Power Partnership Webinar

CAMPUS SUSTAINABILITY DISCUSSION FORUMS HIGHLIGHTS
49. 'True Cost' of Completing a STARS Submission
50. Broad Scope Sustainability Strategic Planning

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News

Buildings

1. U Central Florida Wins EPA's 'Battle of the Buildings'
The University of Central Florida has been named the winner of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's 2011 Energy Star National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings. The university decreased the energy use in a parking garage on its main campus by 63.2 percent. In its second year, the competition featured teams from 245 buildings across the country in a battle to save energy, reduce costs and protect people's health and the environment. Together, competitors cut their energy costs by $5.2 million.

2. U California Davis Awarded Third LEED Platinum Certification
The University of California, Davis's new Conference Center and Maurice Gallagher Jr. Hall has received the university’s third LEED Platinum certification. The 83,000-square-foot complex was designed to consume 30 percent less energy than a typical office building.

3. New Portland CC Building to Seek LEED Platinum
Portland Community College (OR) has opened a new center designed to LEED Platinum standards. Newberg Center's sustainable features include bi-facial solar panels, bicycle racks and showering facilities, low-flow fixtures, and a reflective white roof. The $7.2 million facility is anticipated to become carbon neutral once additional solar panels capable of producing up to 75 kilowatts are installed later this year.

4. U Calif Santa Barbara Faculty Housing Earns LEED Certification
Created to provide affordable housing for faculty, the first 22 homes of the University of California, Santa Barbara's Ocean Walk faculty housing project have been awarded LEED for Homes certification. Located less than a mile from the beach, extensive steps were taken to maintain a clean environment during construction including erosion controls, water management and mitigation of debris entering waterways. Each home features Energy Star-rated appliances, high-efficiency water fixtures and smart irrigation systems.

5. Birmingham-Southern College Dorms Achieve LEED Certification
Birmingham-Southern College’s (AL) Lakeview North and Lakeview South residence halls have achieved LEED certification. A 15,000-gallon water storage cistern buried between the buildings captures rainwater from the roof to use for landscape irrigation. Additional sustainable features include low-flow plumbing, high performance windows, heavily insulated walls and passive solar design.
See also: AASHE Resource: Green Residence Halls (AASHE Member Resource)

6. Calif State U San Bernardino Health Science Bldg Earns LEED Gold
California State University, San Bernardino’s Health Science Facility has earned LEED Gold certification. The building’s sustainable strategies include on-site drainage basins to recharge the aquifer; controllable day lighting and automated lighting controls; cool roofs and reflective paving; and an interactive kiosk that displays the building’s sustainable features.
See also: AASHE Resource: Green Science Buildings (AASHE Member Resource)

7. U Mass Amherst Debuts Green Public Safety Building
The University of Massachusetts Amherst’s new 27,000-square-foot campus police station has been designed to achieve LEED certification. The $12.5 million facility uses 43 percent less energy than a standard building and at least 90 percent of the construction waste was diverted from landfills. A kiosk in the lobby of the station provides visitors with educational information about the building’s sustainable features and will exhibit live data regarding the building’s energy consumption.

Climate

8. 40 Campuses Complete Greenhouse Gas Inventories
Thirty-eight 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 June 21, 2011. The GHG inventory is the first major reporting requirement of the Commitment and is due within a year of signing. In alphabetical order, new inventories were submitted by: Arizona State University; Bentley University (MA); Carleton College (MN); Cedar Valley College (TX); Centre College (KY); College of Charleston (SC); College of Saint Rose (NY); Colorado State University; Hampshire College (MA); Heartland Community College (IL); Labette Community College (KS); Loyola University New Orleans (LA); Massachusetts Maritime Academy; Milwaukee Area Technical College (WI); Montgomery County Community College (PA); New Mexico State University Dona Ana Branch; Pomona College (CA); Pratt Institute (NY); Rochester Institute of Technology (NY); Rogue Community College (OR); Santa Clara University (CA); Southern Connecticut State University; State University of New York College at Cortland; State University of New York College at Geneseo; State University of New York at Stony Brook; The Ohio State University - Columbus Campus; The Universities at Shady Grove (MD); Truckee Meadows Community College (NV); University of Central Missouri; University of Louisville (KY); University of Minnesota-Duluth; University of Southern Maine; University of Southern Mississippi; University of Tennessee, Knoxville; University of Wisconsin-Green Bay; University of Wisconsin-River Falls; Virginia Commonwealth University; and Western Connecticut State University. In related news, Yale University (CT) and Bowdoin University (ME) have released greenhouse gas reduction progress reports.

Co-Curricular Education

9. Appalachian State U Expands Sustainable Teaching Farm
Appalachian State University (NC) students now have the chance to live and work at the university's new Sustainable Development Teaching and Research Farm. The program has relocated to the larger property with a three-bedroom residence and turkeys and cattle, giving students the opportunity for around-the-clock livestock research. The student caretakers have also received a grant to make their residence 90 percent solar-powered with the installation of solar thermal and solar photovoltaic panels on the roof.
See also: AASHE Resource: Campus Supported Agriculture and Farms (AASHE Member Resource)

10. Syracuse U Student Creates Sustainability Group
After being turned away from the faculty-only Sustainability Division of Syracuse University’s (NY) Energy Systems and Sustainability Management department, a freshman policy studies major recently started her own sustainability student group. Fourteen students from different majors including geography, international relations and civil engineering have signed up to get involved in campus issues like food waste, recycling, consumption and plastic water bottle waste. The group will kick off its efforts with the proposal of one pilot water refill station to test student reaction.

11. U Michigan Students Place Third in Int'l Solar Car Challenge
A team of engineering students at the University of Michigan took third place in the World Solar Challenge competition with their solar car, Quantum, which was the first American car to the finish line. The 20-member team, which raced across the Australian continent, included a meteorologist whose forecasts, made possible by a satellite link, predicted cloud cover and helped develop strategies for power supply management.
See also: NY Times Pre-Race Feature on Quantum Team

12. Johns Hopkins U Students to Create Community Garden
Johns Hopkins University’s (MD) student-run group, Real Food Hopkins, will plant a 4,000-square-foot garden this fall to serve as a model for urban gardening and sustainable agriculture. Students, staff and faculty will be able to sign up for individual plots or work with a neighborhood community group beginning next spring. Plot managers can keep what they produce as well as donate a portion of the crops to the university’s Campus Kitchen, which donates surplus food to those who are in need in the Baltimore area.
See also: AASHE Resource: Campus and Campus-Community Gardens (AASHE Member Resource)

Coordination and Planning

13. Campus Sustainability Planning: A November Update
The University of Maryland has updated its Facilities Master Plan to include a more detailed environmental stewardship and sustainability section. The plan's nine new sustainability targets include carbon neutral building design; energy and water consumption reduction strategies; and an outdoor teaching plan to maximize the use of campus space.

The University of California, Berkeley has released its 2011 Sustainability Report. Noteworthy achievements in the last year include a reduction of electricity usage by 14 million kilowatt-hours since 2006; the completion of six LEED-certified buildings; and a student vote to end the sale of bottled water on campus.

North Carolina State University's Campus Environmental Sustainability Team has released its 2010-2011 Annual Sustainability Report. Highlights include the completion of an award-winning rain garden designed and installed by students, and the launch of Certified Wolfpack Green, a formal process for recognizing efforts to "green" campus events.

Curriculum

14. Fanshawe College to Create Renewable Energy Technician Program
Fanshawe College (ON) has received a $405,000 donation to help kick-start a renewable energies technician program. Students will have an opportunity to receive hands-on training in the renewable energy industry. The program is set to launch in September 2012.

Dining Services

15. U North Texas Debuts Vegan Dining Hall
Emphasizing environmental sustainability and a sustainable lifestyle, the University of North Texas has opened a completely vegan cafeteria. Meals are made from scratch to reduce packaging and the university's main vendor uses local food sources.
See also: AASHE Resource: Sustainable Dining Initiatives on Campus (AASHE Member Resource)

16. Yale U Promotes Sustainable Food Choices
Yale University (CT) recently hosted several events for Sustainable Food Month, a campus-wide campaign to promote healthy and ethical food choices. Events included meet-and-greets with local farmers that supply food to the cafeterias and a fall harvest market.

Diversity and Inclusion

17. U Winnipeg Earns National Recognition for Indigenous Scholarship
A 2011 ranking of institutions by Maclean's magazine has recognized the University of Winnipeg (MB) as one of Canada's most innovative and successful campuses in fostering indigenous scholarship. The university, which saw a 24 percent leap in indigenous student applications from the last academic year, offers a graduate degree in development practice with a focus on indigenous development, and an urban studies program with courses that examine the urban indigenous, immigrant and refugee experience.

Energy

18. Portland CC Debuts Twin Fuel Cell Project
Portland Community College (OR) recently unveiled twin fuel cells at its Sylvania Campus that, by converting natural gas into electricity and heat, are providing power and heat to the campus' Health Technology Building. The U.S. Department of Energy covered the bulk of the $162,037 project, which is estimated to save the college 3 percent of its total annual utility bill.

19. North Carolina State U Introduces Online Energy Conservation Tool
North Carolina State University's Sustainability Office has introduced a new web-based tool that allows students to see the energy being consumed in various settings around campus including residence halls, classrooms, kitchens and laboratories. Students can manipulate 360-degree virtual rooms to determine the energy consumption of various appliances and other devices. The project was developed by Springleaf Strategies, a marketing and sustainability consulting firm, as part of a campaign to reduce campus energy consumption by 5 percent.
See also: AASHE Resource: Campus Building Energy Dashboards (AASHE Member Resource)

20. Duke U Installs Solar Thermal Panels
Duke University (NC) has installed 45 solar thermal panels to heat up to 40 percent of the water at its Bryan Center. Through a partnership with Holocene, the university's only financial commitment to the project is to purchase the solar thermally heated water from the renewable energy company, which will own and operate the installation for seven years. After that, the university will own the solar panels and not have to pay an outside source for hot water.

Funding

21. Louisiana Tech Wins $1.1 M Grant for Green Technology Center
Louisiana Technical University has been awarded a $1.1 million grant from the Economic Development Administration to create a Proof of Concept Center for green technologies. The new program, LA_i6, will foster relationships with regional businesses and help expedite the introduction of green technology innovations into regional and national markets. LA_i6 will also work to amplify and promote the social, environmental and economic benefits of green technologies produced through its center.

22. North Carolina CCs Receive Greenforce Initiative Grants
The Greenforce Initiative has awarded grants of $3,000 to five projects organized by community colleges in North Carolina to promote green career pathways while advancing campus sustainability. Haywood Community College will restore and enhance the native plant communities and hydrology of its campus. Nash Community College will construct and house a mobile solar thermal hot water heater for class use. Southeastern Community College will introduce an area on campus to serve as a learning laboratory, emphasizing native plants and water retention methods. Stanly Community College’s Project Green Up-Reach Up effort will support a group of lower-income students to prepare for the national Building Analyst certification. Wake Technical Community College will hire a researcher to identify a local business willing to partner on the development of green technology classes.

23. NSF Awards Lansing CC $727K for Green Building Training
In response to Michigan's expanding green building industry, the National Science Foundation has awarded Lansing Community College (MI) a grant of $727,000 to launch a new program to develop education and training in integrated building science. The program will identify career pathways for building science-related fields, develop curricula with input from industry partners, and increase the number of secondary and post-secondary students receiving education in building science.

24. U South Florida Announces Student Green Fee Projects
The University of South Florida's Student Green Energy Fund council has allotted $277,000 toward four projects this semester. The projects include a solar installation that will save $4,000 annually; energy-efficient lighting upgrades that will save $1,500 annually; the addition of solar umbrellas to covered picnic table benches that include solar docking stations and USB ports; and an update of a campus electric vehicle charging facility.
See also: AASHE Resource: Student Fees for Sustainability (AASHE Member Resource)

Public Engagement

25. 12 Nebraska Institutions Create Civic Engagement Group
Twelve Nebraska colleges have formed Nebraska Campus Compact in an effort to integrate service learning and civic engagement into campus and academic life. Nebraska is the 35th state to affiliate with the national organization, Campus Compact.

Research

26. SMU Research Reveals 3 M MW of Geothermal Resources in U.S.
New research from Southern Methodist University's Geothermal Laboratory (TX) has revealed significant geothermal resources across the U.S. capable of producing more than 3 million megawatts of green power, equal to 10 times the installed capacity of coal power plants today. Funded by a grant from Google.org, the research confirms and refines locations capable of supporting large-scale commercial geothermal energy production under a wide range of geologic conditions.

Transportation

27. Duke U Acquires 2 New Hybrid Buses
Duke University (NC) has purchased two new hybrid-electric buses to join its transit fleet. Ridership capacity will increase by 30 passengers for each bus.
See also: AASHE Resource: Campus Hybrid Vehicle Fleets (AASHE Member Resource)

28. U Delaware Powers Buses with Biodiesel
The University of Delaware has begun using biodiesel produced by undergraduate engineering students to power its bus fleet. The project was inspired by the donation of a biodiesel processor capable of recycling 130 to 150 gallons of used cooking oil per batch to produce 100 gallons of fuel. Students currently process one partial batch per week, producing 42 gallons of fuel.
See also: AASHE Resource: Biodiesel in Campus Fleets (AASHE Member Resource)

Waste

29. Cal Poly Pomona Horse Center to Incorporate Recycled Tires
California Polytechnic State University, Pomona's Arabian Horse Center will use about 34,000 old tires as pavement and rubber mats for its horse stalls. The university will recycle the tires with a $150,000 grant from CalRecycle.

30. U Colorado Colorado Springs Debuts E-Waste Recycling
The University of Colorado Colorado Springs has announced plans to expand its recycling program to include battery and electronic waste. Five-gallon containers will be placed throughout the campus and collected materials will be sent to Blue Star Recyclers of Southern Colorado. A variety of electronics will be accepted including computers, calculators, laptops and microwave ovens.
See also: New AASHE Resource: E-Waste Programs, Policies and Events (AASHE Member Resource)

31. U North Alabama to Roll Out Recycling Program
The University of North Alabama has received a $113,000 grant from the Alabama Department of Environmental Management to strengthen ties between the City of Florence Recycling Center and the university. Part of the grant will be used to help purchase 18-gallon containers for every classroom, 96-gallon rolling carts for every building, aluminum can and plastic bottle receptacles, and a trailer for the Grounds Department to haul recyclables off campus. The grant will also be used for outreach to help increase campus-wide recycling awareness.
See also: AASHE Resource: Campus Recycling and Waste Minimization Policies (AASHE Member Resource)

Water

32. Temple U Highlights Water Conservation through Theater
Temple University's (PA) recent production of "Urinetown" served as a musical platform to incite a campus dialogue about water conservation. Exploring themes of water shortage and over-consumption in society, the musical was chosen to raise awareness and encourage personal responsibility for water usage.

New Resources

33. New Issue of Int'l Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education
The latest issue of Emerald Group Publishing Limited's International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education includes an analysis of higher education institutions as partners in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Partnership. The issue also explores how to communicate the sustainability message in higher education institutions, and different philosophies toward achieving campus sustainability.

Opportunities

34. AASHE Member Opportunity: GLAD Waste Diversion Grant
The Glad Products Company has announced a collaboration with AASHE to provide a series of grants to AASHE college and university members that are designed to help reduce game day waste during football season. Applications will be accepted through Dec. 15, 2011.

35. Higher Education Policy Advocacy Workshop
Antioch University New England is organizing a policy advocacy workshop that will focus on how to translate higher education research into policy and build the capacity of the science community to engage in the policy process. The workshop is part of the twelfth annual National Conference on Science, Policy and the Environment: Environment and Security, to be held Jan. 18-20, 2012. Conference attendees will explore the policy and governance needed to address security risks from a rapidly changing environment.

Jobs & Internships

36. Faculty, Environmental Policy and Human Dimensions, U Washington
The School of Marine and Environmental Affairs at the University of Washington seeks applicants for two new faculty positions: assistant professor of marine and environmental policy and an associate professor of human dimensions of the environment. The assistant professor of marine and environmental policy should have demonstrated expertise in marine and natural resource policy or economics, quantitative approaches to policy research and analysis, science-policy integration and environmental policy studies. The associate professor of human dimensions of the environment should have demonstrated expertise in developing a coastal ecosystem management and conservation research program. A Ph.D. in a relevant field is required for positions. The review of applications will begin in January 2012.

37. Professor, Environmental Planning, U Texas Arlington
The School of Urban and Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Arlington seeks an assistant professor of environmental planning. The position will contribute to the green cities and transportation emphasis area of the master’s program and supervise theses in the master’s and doctoral planning programs. The review of applications will begin Nov. 15, 2011.

38. Professor, Sustainable Business Practices, U Wyoming
The Department of Management and Marketing at the University of Wyoming seeks an open rank position in marketing and sustainable business practices. Successful applicants will have undergraduate and graduate teaching and research experience in sustainable business practices, and a documented ability to publish research in journals. A Ph.D. in marketing or a related field is required.

39. Professor, Sustainable Resource Management, Chatham U
Chatham University (PA) seeks an assistant or associate professor of sustainable resource management. Applicants are expected to have strong technical backgrounds and demonstrated interest in sustainable water and energy management, planning and assessment. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop a research agenda that includes design, construction and use of the planned carbon-neutral Eden Hall Campus. The review of applications will begin on Dec. 15, 2011.

40. Assistant Professors, Sustainable Development, Columbia U
Columbia University’s (NY) Earth Institute and School of International and Public Affairs seek two assistant professors in the economics or political economy of sustainable development. Successful candidates will be expected to sustain an active research and publication agenda, as well as teach interdisciplinary approaches to sustainable development. A Ph.D. in a relevant field is required. The review of applications will begin immediately.

41. Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies, Westminster College
Westminster College (UT) seeks an environmental studies assistant professor to begin in fall 2012. The position will teach a range of courses from introductory environmental studies courses to upper-division specialty courses and senior seminars. Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in environmental studies or a closely related field. The review of applications will begin Nov. 28, 2011.

42. Course Developers, Business Sustainability, Algonquin College
Algonquin College (ON) is seeking part-time course developers for a new bachelor's degree in business sustainability from January to May 2012. Successful candidates will have a graduate degree in business or a closely related field and experience with one or more concepts related to: organizational sustainability; corporate social responsibility; environmental sustainability; systems thinking; change management; sustainability measurement tools and methods; and green marketing and green supply chains.

Events

43. AASHE Webinar: Large-Scale Campus Solar Projects
Nov. 17, 2011; 2:00 p.m. Eastern; Online
This webinar will detail the process of a 25-year Power Purchase Agreement between AMSOLAR and the University of San Diego, which is expected to generate up to 15 percent of the university’s peak energy needs. In relation to Power Purchase Agreements, participants will learn strategies to overcome the challenges of implementation; different ways to implement a large-scale solar project on campus; and the importance of utilizing partnerships to educate students and engage the broader community. This webinar is sponsored by AASHE Business Leader member AMSOLAR. The event is free, but attendees must register.

44. AASHE Webinar: 'Moving to Deep Green'
Nov. 10, 2011; 2:00 p.m. Eastern; Online
"Moving to Deep Green: Case Studies in Shifting Thinking and Expectations" will examine the specific design strategies used in educational building projects ranging from LEED-certified to net zero, and discuss the lessons learned from both a technical and organizational standpoint. Presenters will also look at the roles of behavioral and organizational change within the educational environment by exploring Ithaca College's (NY) experience with occupying and maintaining sustainable facilities. This webinar is sponsored by AASHE Business Supporter member Ashley McGraw Architects P.C. The event is free, but attendees must register.

45. Academic Impressions Webinar: Greening Athletics Operations
Jan. 26, 2012; 1:00 p.m. Eastern; Online
Athletic directors and other campus sustainability professionals are invited to a webinar that will describe ways to bridge disparate campus operations and design result-oriented approaches to environmentally sustainable athletic activities and facilities. The program will explore how to work with campus sustainability offices, tailor campus efforts to available resources, and maximize the community and public effects of green progress.

46. ACUPCC Webinar: What to Expect in Submitting Progress Reports
Nov. 17, 2011; 2:00 p.m. Eastern; Online
More than 400 American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) signatories are due to submit a Climate Action Plan (CAP) progress report in January 2012. In preparation, this Second Nature webinar will share the process and rationale in creating the progress report form, and walk through the content and data fields to ensure that institutions are prepared to report their CAP progress.

47. NWF Campus Ecology Webinar: Sustainability in the Curriculum
Nov. 17, 2011; 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.; Online
As part of its Greener Campus Conference series, National Wildlife Federation's Campus Ecology program will host the webinar, "Sustainability in the Curriculum: successful strategies for integrating sustainability into the curriculum." The series invites leading practitioners to speak on conservation and other sustainability topics, with a forum for questions and discussion. Each webinar features three to four speakers.

48. EPA Green Power Partnership Webinar
Nov. 10, 2011; 1:00 p.m. Eastern; Online
Colleges and universities that are interested in working with a renewable energy project developer are encouraged to attend the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's "Aligning Green Power Partners with New Renewable Energy Projects" pilot webinar. With nine short project presentations from renewable energy developers, the webinar will provide a forum for attendees to learn about new, not-yet-built renewable energy projects that may align with their energy, environmental and financial objectives.

Campus Sustainability Discussion Forums Highlights

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49. 'True Cost' of Completing a STARS Submission
This post is about STARS, AASHE's Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System.

AASHE has received questions about how institutions are completing the STARS process particularly from a financial perspective. With so many diverse institutions participating in STARS, we are hoping to hear from many of you on a) how many staff hours did it take for you to complete STARS and b) besides the registration fee, did you find that your institution is spending funds internally on STARS that you wouldn't have spent otherwise? We greatly appreciate your thoughts!

50. Broad Scope Sustainability Strategic Planning
Has anyone from a large, research university facilitated or coordinated a broad sustainability strategic planning process that engaged every college? I'm looking for those with experience that goes way beyond operations.

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