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Table of Contents for 1/10/2012:

NEWS
Affordability and Access 1. 5 Private Institutions Profiled for Tuition Cost Cuts
Buildings 2. U Calgary Lab to Seek LEED Platinum
3. Texas Tech U Debuts Green Business Building
Climate 4. 19 Campuses Complete Climate Action Plans
Coordination and Planning 5. Stanford U Unveils New Campus Energy Improvements Plan
Curriculum 6. Bainbridge Graduate Institute Offers New Sustainable Programs
7. U South Dakota Offers New Sustainability Degrees
8. U Maryland Launches Sustainability Studies Minor
9. Metro State College to Create Water Studies Minor
10. Illinois Central College Announces New Solar Technology Program
Dining Services 11. U Colorado Boulder Signs Fair Food Pledge
Energy 12. Evergreen Valley College Breaks Ground on 1.5 MW Solar Project
13. U Wisconsin-Waukesha Undergoes Energy Audit
Funding 14. Cornell U Named Winner of New NYC Science School
15. Clarkson U Receives Grant for Energy-Efficient Food Facility
16. Mass College of Liberal Arts Awarded Co-Gen Feasibility Grant
17. Fanshawe College Receives Donation for Renewable Energy Program
Public Engagement 18. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Conducts Hunger Assessment
19. U Southern California Students Host Community Skillshare
Research 20. Yale U Researches Advance Solar Power Efficiency, Affordability
21. U North Dakota Researchers Convert Coffee Waste into Energy
Transportation 22. McMaster U Makes Canadian List of Top Bicycling Campuses
Waste 23. Harvard U Labs Save Waste, Money with Reusable Glass Bottles
24. Long Island U C.W. Post Installs Hydration Stations

NEW RESOURCES
25. ACUPCC 'Campus Climate Leadership: Reports from the Field'
26. New Issue of Sustainability: The Journal of Record
27. SEI Green Revolving Fund Case Study Series: U Colorado Boulder

OPPORTUNITIES
28. Limited-time AASHE Membership and STARS Discounts
29. Call for Entries: AASHE's 'Higher Education Occupation' Project
30. Ithaca College Online Sustainability Leadership Certificate
31. Call for Proposals: CA Higher Education Sustainability Conference
32. Call for Articles: Int'l Student Journal for Social Change
33. Call for Submissions: Student Peace Conference
34. Odebrecht Sustainable Development Award for Students

JOBS & INTERNSHIPS
35. Membership Coordinator, AASHE
36. Chief Sustainability Officer, Alfred State College
37. Sustainability Manager, McGill U
38. Faculty, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State U
39. Assistant Professor, Sustainability, Birmingham-Southern College
40. Assistant Professor, Sustainability, U Louisville
41. Assistant Professor, Sustainability, Virginia Tech
42. Sustainability Communications Manager, U Massachusetts Amherst
43. Sustainability Coordinator, Southern Illinois U Carbondale
44. Southeast Campus Field Coordinator, National Wildlife Federation
45. Program Advisor, Diversity & Inclusion Programs, U Wisconsin

EVENTS
46. Creating Institution-Wide Sustainability in Higher Education Webinar
47. USGBC International Green Schools Day of Service

CAMPUS SUSTAINABILITY DISCUSSION FORUMS HIGHLIGHTS
48. Farm to School Programs for Large Institutions
49. Researching Campus Sustainability History
50. Sample Transportation Surveys


News

Affordability and Access

1. 5 Private Institutions Profiled for Tuition Cost Cuts
“A stagnant economy and declining attendance has prompted some colleges and universities to cut tuition costs for the first time in many years,” reports a recent article on Investopedia.com. The article profiles the affordability measures of five private institutions across the country including Cabrini College (PA), which cut tuition and fees by 12.5 percent; Lincoln College (IL), which cut tuition by 24 percent; Seton Hall University (NY), which cut tuition by 61 percent; Sewanee: The University of the South, which cut tuition by 10 percent; and the University of Charleston (WV), which cut tuition for new students by 22 percent.

Buildings

2. U Calgary Lab to Seek LEED Platinum
The University of Calgary (AB) has debuted its Energy Environment Experiential Learning laboratory building, which will seek LEED Platinum certification. Sustainable features include the redistribution of sunlight using reflective surfaces, high-efficiency light fixtures controlled by a computerized system using occupancy sensors and smart time scheduling, fixed and moving sunshades, and cooling towers.
See also: AASHE Resource: Green Science Buildings (AASHE Member Resource)

3. Texas Tech U Debuts Green Business Building
Texas Tech University has opened its newest green building, designed to meet LEED requirements. Sustainable features of the Rawls College of Business building include recycling stations and four detention ponds to capture stormwater. Seventy-five percent of construction waste was diverted from landfills.

Climate

4. 19 Campuses Complete Climate Action Plans
Nineteen new campuses have submitted Climate Action Plans (CAPs) as part of the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) since the last update in the AASHE Bulletin on Nov. 1, 2011. CAPs illustrate the specific steps that institutions are taking to reach climate neutrality and are the second major reporting requirement of the Commitment, due within two years of signing. The new submissions are, in alphabetical order: Antioch University Seattle (WA); Castleton State College (VT); Community College of Baltimore County (MD); Edmonds Community College (WA); Gateway Technical College (WI); Lorain County Community College (OH); Montana State University – Bozeman; Northeast Lakeview College (TX); Northwest Vista College (TX); Palo Alto College (TX); San Antonio College (TX); School of the Art Institute of Chicago (IL); St. Philip's College (TX); University of Arizona; University of California, Santa Cruz; University of Maryland Baltimore; University of Wisconsin-Green Bay; and University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. In related news, Emory University (GA) has announced carbon reduction goals in a new Climate Action Plan.

Coordination and Planning

5. Stanford U Unveils New Campus Energy Improvements Plan
Stanford University’s (CA) Board of Trustees has given concept approval for the Campus Energy System Improvements project, designed to meet the university’s energy needs through 2050. Under the proposed $438 million plan, the university will purchase electricity via direct access to the energy market; build a new central energy facility that recovers waste heat from the campus chilled water system to meet the bulk of campus heating needs; build a new and expanded electrical substation; and decommission the current aging power plant and the existing electrical substation. The largest component of the university's Energy and Climate Plan, the initiative is expected to reduce campus greenhouse gas emissions to less than half of what they are today.

Curriculum

6. Bainbridge Graduate Institute Offers New Sustainable Programs
The Bainbridge Graduate Institute (WA) has announced three new certificate programs for working executives seeking to develop skills in the areas of the sustainable built environment, sustainable food and agriculture, and sustainable energy solutions. The new programs are expected to provide students with a deeper understanding of the sustainability landscape and further prepare them to offer smart and sustainable business solutions.
See also: AASHE Resource: Graduate Certificates in Sustainability

7. U South Dakota Offers New Sustainability Degrees
The University of South Dakota has announced a new Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Arts in sustainability starting in fall 2012. The programs are designed to train students in wind energy, hydroelectric power, geothermal energy technologies, biofuels and green construction practices.
See also: AASHE Resource: Baccalaureate Degree Programs in Sustainability

8. U Maryland Launches Sustainability Studies Minor
The University of Maryland has launched a new sustainability studies minor for students looking to learn about green practices and how to address issues including decreasing energy consumption and water runoff. Students can begin taking classes to complete the 15-credit minor this spring. The first introductory course is designed to familiarize students with the concept of sustainability and encourage them to examine global issues in the field.
See also: AASHE Resource: Minors in Sustainability

9. Metro State College to Create Water Studies Minor
Metro State College (CO) has received an anonymous gift of $1 million to implement a minor in water studies. The program, which will begin in fall 2012, will enhance water stewardship on and beyond the campus by promoting the effective use of water resources. Classes will explore issues including urban waterway restoration, water law, hydro-philanthropy, conflict resolution, conservation and stream reclamation.
See also: AASHE Resource: Minors in Sustainability

10. Illinois Central College Announces New Solar Technology Program
Illinois Central College has announced plans to offer courses in solar photovoltaic and solar thermal technology as part of a new energy-efficiency and renewable energy program. Working closely with local members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers to craft the program, the college aims to train students to become certified to install and maintain solar panels.

Dining Services

11. U Colorado Boulder Signs Fair Food Pledge
In response to student enthusiasm, the University of Colorado Boulder has signed a pledge to provide healthy food for students and buy food from sources that have safe and fair agricultural practices. The university has pledged to have 25 percent of its food offerings be organic, 25 percent be natural and 25 percent be locally grown by 2015. The statement also says that the university will buy from vendors that are curbing their use of pesticides.
See also: AASHE Resource: Sustainable Dining Initiatives on Campus (AASHE Member Resource)

Energy

12. Evergreen Valley College Breaks Ground on 1.5 MW Solar Project
Evergreen Valley College (CA) has started construction on a ground-mounted solar panel system with a capacity of about 1.5 megawatts of power. Expected to be completed in early 2012, the system will meet 33 percent of the college's energy requirements.

13. U Wisconsin-Waukesha Undergoes Energy Audit
The University of Wisconsin-Waukesha has begun an in-depth energy analysis of all campus facilities to identify opportunities for energy savings and infrastructure improvements. The viability of various renewable energy opportunities on campus will also be examined through the audit. All costs incurred for the implementation of any energy conservation measures will be funded by the state’s performance contracting program for energy efficiency.

Funding

14. Cornell U Named Winner of New NYC Science School
Named as a top contender during the year-long international competition, Cornell University (NY) has been chosen by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to partner with Technion-Israel Institute of Technology to create a new high-tech graduate science school. Cornell's proposed campus includes 2.1 million square feet of building space and a range of sustainable features including a heavy use of solar energy and geothermal wells. With the plan to make New York City a world leader in computer engineering and transform the city’s economy, Bloomberg announced that the $2 billion plan will include a $150 million venture capital fund for start-up companies that agree to remain in the city for three years, as well as math and science education support for 10,000 city children. With plans to complete 300,000 square feet of space on Roosevelt Island by 2017 and more than 2 million square feet by 2037, the campus is estimated to create 20,000 construction jobs and spin off 600 new businesses over the next generation.
See also: Cornell Receives $350 M Gift to Build Science School

15. Clarkson U Receives Grant for Energy-Efficient Food Facility
Clarkson University (NY) has received a $40,000 Educational Partnership grant from the Dominion Foundation to support the university’s Local Energy Efficient Food Facility. The grant will be used to integrate a pilot greenhouse that will grow plants year-round utilizing a biomass-solar thermal heating system and an anaerobic digester. Real-time data generated for analysis and system monitoring will be used in classrooms across campus.

16. Mass College of Liberal Arts Awarded Co-Gen Feasibility Grant
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts has been awarded $120,000 to determine what it will take to renovate its power plant with a co-generation unit and update its boilers to provide additional steam to heat the campus. The feasibility study, which will determine the savings derived from the biomass project, is the result of a previous energy study by the state's Division of Capital Asset Management that looked at what renewable energy sources that college might use.

17. Fanshawe College Receives Donation for Renewable Energy Program
Fanshawe College (ON) has received $95,000 from the Alma College Foundation and $405,000 from the Dorothy Palmer estate to create a renewable energies technician program. Renovations to the college’s old theater area and the equipment needed to sustain the program are to be funded entirely by the two donations. The program is expected to launch in fall 2012.

Public Engagement

18. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Conducts Hunger Assessment
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo's STRIDE (Science through Translational Research in Diet and Exercise) Center has partnered with the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County to survey more than 600 low-income residents for data on how many people go hungry in the county. Funded by a $100,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, students are helping collect data that will be used to create a "hunger map" of food availability in the county, including price differences and food desert zones. The research will be used to create a countywide plan to combat hunger.

19. U Southern California Students Host Community Skillshare
Student groups at the University of Southern California recently hosted a Community Skillshare for local neighborhoods. Community members and students showcased specific skills and activities including planting vegetable seedlings in recycled containers and screen-printing. Leftover sandwiches from the event were passed out to the homeless.

Research

20. Yale U Researches Advance Solar Power Efficiency, Affordability
A team of researchers at Yale University (CT) has developed improvements in basic solar power technology that could result in lower-cost, higher-efficiency photovoltaic systems. The research has yielded a new way of guiding and channeling electrons within hybrid organic-inorganic photovoltaic devices by better controlling the structure and alignment of the materials in the system. This improves efficiency by maximizing the amount of light that is successfully converted into electricity. Support for the research was provided by the National Science Foundation.

21. U North Dakota Researchers Convert Coffee Waste into Energy
The University of North Dakota’s Environmental Research Center has partnered with bioenergy firm Wynntryst LLC and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters to develop a gasification power system powered by coffee residue, plastic packaging, textiles and single-serve plastic cups. The research center has already developed small gasifier systems powered by a variety of feedstocks including forest residues, railroad tie chips, turkey litter and other biomass.

Transportation

22. McMaster U Makes Canadian List of Top Bicycling Campuses
With 37 percent of students who walk or cycle to campus, Maclean's magazine has named McMaster University (ON) as one of Canada's top five bicycle-friendly schools. The university promotes sustainable travel by focusing on initiatives aimed at reducing single-occupancy vehicle use; promoting sustainable alternatives modes of transportation; and by responding to requests from the campus community for a better cycling environment.

Waste

23. Harvard U Labs Save Waste, Money with Reusable Glass Bottles
Two labs in the Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology Department at Harvard University (MA) recently switched from using disposable plastic bottles to reusable glass bottles for filtering media for tissue culture. The conversion has saved over $9,500 in the first seven months and prevented 2,600 plastic bottles from going into the waste stream.

24. Long Island U C.W. Post Installs Hydration Stations
In an effort to reduce plastic bottle waste, Long Island University - C.W. Post Campus has installed three hydration stations on campus. The initiative was approved after students in the geography department presented a cost benefit analysis to the Provost. Students and faculty are campaigning to have hydration stations installed in every main building on campus and residence halls.
See also: AASHE Resource: Bottled Water Elimination and Reduction on Campus (AASHE Member Resource)

New Resources

25. ACUPCC 'Campus Climate Leadership: Reports from the Field'
Released by the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), "Campus Climate Leadership: Reports from the Field (October 2008 - December 2010)" is a compilation of articles drawn from issues of its monthly newsletter, the ACUPCC Implementer, and other organizations implementing sustainability strategies. Articles written by experts and practitioners include examples, best practices and relevant stories from the education for sustainability movement over the past two years.

26. New Issue of Sustainability: The Journal of Record
The latest issue of Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.'s Sustainability: The Journal of Record includes a Q&A with Majora Carter, the founder of an economic consulting firm and nonprofit Sustainable South Bronx, who talks about instilling real change through group collaboration. AASHE's Niles Barnes takes a look at the innovations and sustainability champions honored during the annual Sustainability Awards at the AASHE 2011 conference. Part two of a roundtable discussion, "Race, Environment, and Sustainability," addresses the politics of race and urban environments and the movement of localization and global solidarity.

27. SEI Green Revolving Fund Case Study Series: U Colorado Boulder
The ninth installment of the Sustainable Endowments Institute's new series, Green Revolving Funds in Action: Case Studies of 10 Colleges, features the University of Colorado Boulder's green revolving fund. In partnership with AASHE and other organizations, the series takes a look at how innovative green revolving funds save energy and "grow money" at higher education institutions.
See also: AASHE-Partnered Publication: 'Greening the Bottom Line'

Opportunities

28. Limited-time AASHE Membership and STARS Discounts
AASHE is offering discount packages for both first-time AASHE members and STARS Participants through Feb. 15, 2012. New members that sign up for an AASHE membership will receive a 10 percent discount and one free AASHE 2012 conference pass. First-time STARS Participants will receive a $250 discount on STARS registration. New institutions that sign up for both AASHE membership and STARS will receive a 20 percent discount on AASHE membership and a $400 discount on STARS registration, plus one free AASHE 2012 conference pass.

29. Call for Entries: AASHE's 'Higher Education Occupation' Project
AASHE is soliciting the thoughts of the higher education community to better understand the relationship between the Occupy movement and the establishment of a just and sustainable society. Students, faculty, staff and administrators: we invite you to submit a photo and statement of about 200 words on what the Occupy movement means to you in the context of higher education sustainability. Examples include access to affordable education and an end to mounting student debt. AASHE will compile the results into a photo essay that will appear in AASHE's Campus Sustainability Perspectives blog, be announced in the AASHE Bulletin, and be included in the upcoming "2011 Higher Education Sustainability Review." Please submit a high-resolution photo of yourself or a photo related to your experience in the Occupy movement. The tentative deadline is Jan. 10, 2012, but we will accept later submissions for those still returning from holiday break. Contact Margo Wagner at margo@aashe.org with any questions.

30. Ithaca College Online Sustainability Leadership Certificate
Ithaca College's (NY) online professional certificate program offers practitioners the ability to credential their work as sustainability coordinators or advocates on college campuses and in other organizations across professions. With the option to register for a single course or a six-course certificate, participants will learn to assess their institution's green policies and practice, communicate sustainability initiatives and evaluate best practices. New classes begin 11 times each year. Each online class is 16 days long, but work can be completed anytime on any schedule. Next two session start dates: Jan. 26, 2012 and Feb. 23, 2012. Discounts are available to AASHE members. Next courses include "A Systems Approach to Sustainability" (LEED-certified for 15 GBCI CE hours), "The Sustainability Coordinator as Organizational Change Agent" and "How Green is Your Organization: Sustainable Policy and Practice."

31. Call for Proposals: CA Higher Education Sustainability Conference
Hosted by the University of California, Davis, the California Higher Education Sustainability Conference invites campus staff, faculty, students and administrators to submit proposals on case studies, pilot programs and replicable best practices. The conference seeks speakers who have crossed silos within their institutions to create sustainable change, infuse concepts of sustainability into curriculum, and/or pursue research questions related to sustainability. Submissions are due by Jan. 20, 2012.

32. Call for Articles: Int'l Student Journal for Social Change
Columbia College's (SC) International Undergraduate Journal for Service-Learning, Leadership, and Social Change invites articles from undergraduate students. Case studies of a service-learning project; reflection on service-learning and the development of personal leadership; or articles that discuss the development of a service-learning project and the impact of the project on the community served will be considered. Articles will be accepted through Feb. 15, 2012.

33. Call for Submissions: Student Peace Conference
Organized by students at the University of Notre Dame (IN), the Notre Dame Student Peace Conference invites submissions for this year's theme, "Strategies of Peace: Transforming Conflict in the Modern World." The conference committee is seeking undergraduate and graduate student papers, presentations and media displays including photography, performances and films that explore the various approaches to building sustainable peace in the modern world. Suggested presentation topics include sustainable development, global citizenship, social entrepreneurship, education and cultural understanding, social networking and Arab Spring. Submissions are due by Jan. 23, 2012. The conference will take place March 30-31, 2012.

34. Odebrecht Sustainable Development Award for Students
Engineering and construction services company Odebrecht USA and thermoplastic resin manufacturer Braskem invite entries for the Odebrecht Organization's inaugural U.S. sustainable development award. Open to undergraduate students who are studying engineering, architecture, building and construction management or chemistry, the award will recognize innovative practices, methods and ideas in the areas of new building techniques, new chemical and petrochemical processes and alternative uses of sustainable materials. The first place project will receive a total of $40,000 ($20,000 to the student(s), $10,000 to the faculty adviser and $10,000 to the university). Entries will be accepted from Jan. 2, 2012 to May 31, 2012.

Jobs & Internships

35. Membership Coordinator, AASHE
AASHE is seeking a membership coordinator to support the membership team and AASHE membership in a sales and marketing role. This full-time position will be responsible for soliciting membership renewals, processing membership applications, updating member information in the database and on the website, and producing membership-related reports. Successful candidates will have an associate or bachelor's degree with at least two years of experience in member recruitment, sales or marketing. A background or interest in higher education sustainability is a plus. The screening of applications will begin Jan. 23, 2012.

36. Chief Sustainability Officer, Alfred State College
Alfred State College, State University of New York invites applications for a chief sustainability officer. The position will assist in the development of sustainability-related projects; foster an enabling environment for sustainability-related innovation; serve on the Alfred State College Green Team; and coordinate the college's AASHE STARS program. Successful candidates will have a master's degree in any discipline, collaborative planning and project management experience and a strong commitment to enhancing the capacity of higher education institutions for promoting sustainability through education, outreach and internal organizational change.

37. Sustainability Manager, McGill U
McGill University (QC) is seeking a sustainability manager to lead its Office of Sustainability and play a major role in the development and implementation of strategic efforts to enhance the sustainability of the university. Guided by the university's Sustainability Policy, the position is responsible for the delivery of clear actions, priorities, milestones, benchmarks and symbols in support of the sustainability program. Successful candidates will have a minimum of a bachelor's degree in business administration, environmental sciences, engineering, economics or a related field and five years of related experience with the ability to communicate in English and French.

38. Faculty, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State U
The School of Sustainability at Arizona State University seeks up to three faculty positions either at tenure-track assistant professor level or tenured associate professor level. Responsibilities will include teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses, seeking external funding, conducting interdisciplinary sustainability research, publishing in sustainability journals and performing appropriate university, professional and community service. Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in a related discipline and demonstrate rigorous qualitative or quantitative methodological expertise relevant to sustainability scholarship. The review of applications will begin Jan. 8, 2012.

39. Assistant Professor, Sustainability, Birmingham-Southern College
Birmingham-Southern College (AL) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in urban environmental studies. Teaching responsibilities will include a course on environmental problems and policy, senior seminars and electives in the professor's area of expertise. Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in political science, sociology, economics or a related field with expertise in urban environmental issues and environmental policy. The review of applications will begin Feb. 1, 2012.

40. Assistant Professor, Sustainability, U Louisville
The Department of Urban and Public Affairs at the University of Louisville (KY) seeks a tenure-track position in sustainability at the assistant professor level. Primary responsibilities will be in support of a new undergraduate major in sustainability. In addition to teaching two courses per semester, the position will have the opportunity to contribute to the graduate urban planning and public administrations programs. Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in a relevant social or environmental science field. The review of applications will begin Jan. 16, 2012.

41. Assistant Professor, Sustainability, Virginia Tech
The Department of Geography at Virginia Tech seeks an assistant professor in environmental sustainability. Human geographers specializing in the theory, analysis and application of sustainable practices in human-environment interaction are strongly encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in geography, environmental sustainability or a closely related field. To apply, click on the title link above and search for posting number: 0111247.

42. Sustainability Communications Manager, U Massachusetts Amherst
The University of Massachusetts Amherst is seeking a sustainability communications and marketing manager to implement its UMass Amherst Green Visibility Campaign, a three-year effort to establish the university as a national leader in sustainable-related teaching, research and campus life. Successful candidates will have a master's degree with two years of experience in communications and marketing and three years of experience directly related to issues of sustainability. To apply, submit a letter of interest, resume and the names and contact information of three professional references via mail to: Search #R43131, Employment Office, 167 Whitmore Administration Building, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003-8170.

43. Sustainability Coordinator, Southern Illinois U Carbondale
Southern Illinois University Carbondale seeks a sustainability coordinator to provide leadership for sustainable practice initiatives. The coordinator will work closely with the university’s Sustainability Council, other campus departments and the external community. The successful candidate should have a master’s degree in environmental science, public administration or a related field, as well as three years of experience in coordinating, organizing and implementing programs and events. The review of applications will begin Feb. 15, 2012.

44. Southeast Campus Field Coordinator, National Wildlife Federation
The National Wildlife Federation is seeking a Southeast campus field coordinator to support climate leadership and sustainability among colleges and universities in the Southeast. The position will work with campus leaders to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, advance sustainability goals, develop green jobs training programs at community colleges and engage college students in climate and sustainability issues at all levels. Successful candidates will have a college degree with demonstrated interest in environmental and climate organizing, sustainability and practical solutions to global warming, especially in a campus setting.

45. Program Advisor, Diversity & Inclusion Programs, U Wisconsin
The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh seeks a program advisor to coordinate and implement diversity and inclusion programs through the Student Leadership and Involvement Center. The advisor will work closely with student organizations and partners with the Multicultural Education Coalition to develop and advise organizations for students that have been traditionally underrepresented. Successful candidates will have a bachelor’s degree and significant full-time experience working in multicultural affairs, diversity programs and campus programming or leadership development. The review of applications will begin Feb. 24, 2012.

Events

46. Creating Institution-Wide Sustainability in Higher Education Webinar
Jan. 18, 2012; 1:00 p.m. Eastern; Online
Featuring Loyola Chicago and MIT as case studies, "A Sea Change II: Creating Institution-Wide Sustainability in Higher Education" will focus on how to create culture change for sustainability in higher education. Massachusetts Institute of Technology's deputy director for environmental sustainability and Loyola University Chicago's (IL) Department of Environmental Sciences chair are featured in this free Spheres of Influence virtual roundtable discussion.

47. USGBC International Green Schools Day of Service
Sept. 29, 2012; Worldwide
Higher education institutions are invited to participate in the inaugural International Green Schools Day of Service, hosted by the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) Center for Green Schools. Participating campuses will commit one day to acts of service such as planting school gardens or building rainwater harvesting sculptures. Participants are encouraged to share their commitments through the USGBC website, where they can also find nearby projects already taking place.

Campus Sustainability Discussion Forums Highlights

Click on the titles below to view the full discussion thread.

48. Farm to School Programs for Large Institutions
I've been tasked to looking into ongoing Farm to School Programs within the context of a large organization. Here at Penn State's University Park Campus there is interest in developing a program. However we are running into supply issues. It makes more sense for local farmers to sell to say 100 different families than one large institution at a reduced rate. I'm wondering how others have handled this supply/demand issue and what other alternatives may be. Any information or direction to other sources would be greatly appreciated

49. Researching Campus Sustainability History
I am working on my thesis literature review and part of it is a snapshot of the history of campus sustainability. I would love to include who established the first office of sustainability. I know that UC Boulder established their student-led center in 1970, and I have read that the University of New Hampshire has the first endowed office of sustainability. However, I was hoping to verify they are the front runners for these titles. Can anyone share any additional information or point me towards some resources that may help me?

50. Sample Transportation Surveys
We are calculating our carbon footprint at the American University in Cairo and need to do a transportation survey, particularly of those who commute by car. Can anyone point me to some good sample transportation surveys?

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