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Table of Contents for 2/14/2012:

NEWS
Affordability and Access 1. Kentucky Students Go Barefoot in Protest of Tuition Hikes
2. Owens CC Opens Student Food Pantry
3. Canadian Students Protest Tuition Hikes
4. Temple U Pilots Alternative Textbook Project
Buildings 5. U Washington Tacoma Renovation Awarded LEED Platinum
6. Johnson County CC Health Education Center Receives LEED Gold
7. McGill U Science Complex Earns LEED Gold
Co-Curricular Education and Student Organizing 8. Boise State U Students Aim to Break Veggie-Power Speed Record
9. Purdue U Student Art Exhibit Supports Campus Renewable Energy
10. Southern Polytechnic State U Launches USGBC Student Organization
Coordination and Planning 11. Antioch U New England Sets Up Sustainability Blog, Facebook Page
12. Temple U Launches Green Rooms Rating System for Students
13. U South Carolina Green Dorm Initiative Goes Campus-wide
Curriculum 14. Rhode Island College Launches Sustainable Communities Initiative
15. U California Berkeley to Debut Energy Engineering Major
Dining Services 16. Marietta College Dining Announces Waste Reduction Efforts
17. Paul Smith’s College to Serve Local Food Year-round
Energy 18. North Carolina State U to Install 5.5 MW Heat Recovery Generators
19. Austin College Reports $43K Savings in Energy Costs
20. U Wisconsin River Falls Leads UW System in Energy Efficiency
Funding 21. U Vermont Commits $13 M to Billion Dollar Green Challenge
22. Sault College Awarded $1.8 M for Renewable Energy Education
Public Engagement 23. Kauai CC Partners with Community for Sustainable Living Institute
Transportation 24. Bowling Green State U Students Initiate Eco-Friendly Bike Racks
Waste 25. U Colorado Colorado Springs Implements Composting Program
26. Tufts U Implements Recycling Rewards Machine

NEW RESOURCES
27. AASHE Releases STARS 1.2

OPPORTUNITIES
28. Call for Applications: AASHE 2012 Awards Program
29. Opportunity to Shape the Vision of STARS 2.0
30. Student Opportunity: MobilizeU Competition
31. Climate Studies Course for Minority-Serving Institutions
32. Call for Abstracts: Sustainability in Higher Education Conference
33. Global Sustainability Initiative International Project Teams
34. Student Opportunity: Focus the Nation 'Forums-to-Action' Program
35. SJR Call for Papers: Green Workforce Development
36. Environmental Leadership Program 2012 Fellowship
37. American Wind Energy Conference Scholarships

JOBS & INTERNSHIPS
38. Events Assistant, AASHE
39. Web Application Developer, AASHE
40. Dean, College of the Environment, Western Washington U
41. Director, Energy Management, Yale U
42. Director, Sustainable Business, U Illinois Urbana-Champaign
43. Professor, Food Production Systems, U Wisconsin-Madison
44. Professor, Sustainability Studies, Lenoir-Rhyne U
45. Energy Outreach Coordinator, Cornell U
46. Sustainability Consultant, U Calgary

EVENTS
47. STARS Webinar: STARS 1.2 and STARS Reporting Tool Enhancements
48. AACC Annual Convention
49. Academic Impressions Integrated Sustainability Planning Institute
50. Resources and Support for Greening Your Campus Webinar
51. 2012 Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference
52. NWF Campus Ecology Webinar: Green Jobs, Safe Jobs
53. Incorporating Sustainability into the Student Experience Webinar

CAMPUS SUSTAINABILITY DISCUSSION FORUMS HIGHLIGHTS
54. Recycling Bins/Signs Inventory


News

Affordability and Access

1. Kentucky Students Go Barefoot in Protest of Tuition Hikes
Hundreds of students from Kentucky's eight universities went barefoot at the state capitol in protest of proposed spending cuts to higher education. With the inevitable higher tuition and increased fees that these cuts represent, "we're going to end up being the barefoot state everyone makes fun of," said one of the student protestors. Students from the University of Louisville are taking the protest one step further by helping to write a resolution that redefines college affordability as "monetarily obtainable by prospective students regardless of background, socioeconomic status, or family or personal income."

2. Owens CC Opens Student Food Pantry
Owens Community College (OH) has announced that it will open a food bank for students this month. With donations from the Toledo Seagate Foodbank, the college's Perrysburg Township and Findlay campuses will offer the Harvest Food Pantries program to students in need.

3. Canadian Students Protest Tuition Hikes
The Canadian Federation of Students recently organized a National Day of Action in protest of the rising cost of higher education. Students at Lakehead University (ON) held a companion event on their campus, calling for the federal government to extend the 30 percent tuition grant to all students instead of what they call an "unfair" amount of students that are actually eligible.

4. Temple U Pilots Alternative Textbook Project
In response to frustration over college textbooks costs among students and faculty, Temple University (PA) has launched an alternative textbook project that saved students $107 each in its pilot year. The university provided $1,000 grants to 11 faculty members to build their own mix of digital learning materials in place of a textbook. Alternative methods include readings that students can access through their phones and voiced-over PowerPoint presentations for students to review on their own time.

Buildings

5. U Washington Tacoma Renovation Awarded LEED Platinum
The University of Washington, Tacoma has achieved LEED Platinum certification for the renovation of its Joy Building, providing more classroom space for the university. Eighty-four percent of the building structure was reused and 95 percent of construction waste was recycled. Built near public transportation, the building features an electric vehicle recharging station and 56 secure bike storage locations.

6. Johnson County CC Health Education Center Receives LEED Gold
Johnson County Community College’s (KS) Olathe Health Education Center has received LEED Gold certification. Featuring a geothermal heat pump and passive solar design, the building consumes 48 percent less energy than a comparable new building. The center was also completed $1 million under budget.

7. McGill U Science Complex Earns LEED Gold
McGill University's (QC) Life Sciences Complex has been awarded LEED gold certification by the Canada Green Building Council. The two-facility complex features a heat recovery system, innovative management of fume hoods, lighting efficiency, and heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems with variable speed drives. Rainwater captured from the building's reflective roof is stored in a cistern for toilet and urinal use, cutting potable water consumption by 50 percent. Ninety-six percent of construction-related waste was diverted from landfills.
See also: AASHE Resource: Green Science Buildings (AASHE Member Resource)

Co-Curricular Education and Student Organizing

8. Boise State U Students Aim to Break Veggie-Power Speed Record
A Boise State University (ID) student team has announced plans to break the land speed record of 215 miles per hour for a vegetable oil-powered truck. The Greenspeed team broke the record for a truck in its class last year, and now has its sights on a modified 1998 Chevrolet S-10 pick-up truck. The team will compete during Speedweek at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah this August.

9. Purdue U Student Art Exhibit Supports Campus Renewable Energy
Students at Purdue University (IN) have created a windmill art installation to represent student support for renewable energy on campus. The exhibit is designed to encourage students to comment on the university’s Comprehensive Energy Master Plan. Officials are asking for public comment on the plan, which proposes cutting coal use and increasing reliance on natural gas for heating and cooling.
See also: AASHE Resource: Campus Energy Plans (AASHE Member Resource)

10. Southern Polytechnic State U Launches USGBC Student Organization
Southern Polytechnic State University (GA) has formed its first U.S. Green Building Council student organization. Membership is open to all students interested in new technologies, systems and materials that aid in sustainable design and construction. The organization provides members with opportunities to build and foster relationships both on campus and in local communities.

Coordination and Planning

11. Antioch U New England Sets Up Sustainability Blog, Facebook Page
Educating for Sustainability (EfS) faculty in the Department of Education at Antioch University New England (NH) have launched a new blog and Facebook site. Resources include videos, links, curriculum resources and discussions about issues in teaching, learning and sustainable practices.

12. Temple U Launches Green Rooms Rating System for Students
Temple University's (PA) Office of Sustainability has partnered with residential advisers in a campus residence hall to unveil a Green Rooms Rating System. Designed to motivate residents to adjust their living habits in accordance with LEED standards, students can reach silver, gold or platinum certification for their room depending on the number of points accumulated. Points are awarded for energy-conscious measures with kitchen appliances, laundry methods, lighting, transportation, air conditioning and heating units, water usage, electronic usage and waste management.

13. U South Carolina Green Dorm Initiative Goes Campus-wide
The University of South Carolina has launched a campus-wide Green Dorm Room initiative, which awards certifications of varying levels to students for green living habits. Launched as a pilot program by campus Eco Reps last fall, a university representative tells the Bulletin that a total of 70 rooms have submitted checklists of their green habits so far.

Curriculum

14. Rhode Island College Launches Sustainable Communities Initiative
Rhode Island College will launch the Sustainable Communities Initiative this spring. Featuring a series of eight lectures and two courses, the program will facilitate dialogue and civic engagement related to sustainability on campus and in the community.

15. U California Berkeley to Debut Energy Engineering Major
The University of California, Berkeley has announced a new energy engineering major beginning in fall 2012. The major will focus on energy generation and policy principles with classes in chemistry, mathematics, physics and engineering. Students will also be able to declare an energy engineering minor.
See also: AASHE Resource: Baccalaureate Degree Programs in Sustainability

Dining Services

16. Marietta College Dining Announces Waste Reduction Efforts
Marietta College’s (OH) Dining Services has partnered with Future Organics, Inc. to launch a new composting initiative on campus. The college will aim to divert 195 cubic yards of waste per year. To minimize waste further, the college has also debuted reusable mugs and to-go containers, introduced cage-free eggs and sustainable seafood, and eliminated dining trays.
See also: AASHE Resource: Sustainable Dining Initiatives on Campus (AASHE Member Resource)
See also: AASHE Resource: Campus Composting Programs (AASHE Member Resource)

17. Paul Smith’s College to Serve Local Food Year-round
Paul Smith’s College (NY) has partnered with a local food distributor to provide at least one local food item per day to the campus year-round. The college will work to grow its list of local foods over time.
See also: AASHE Resource: Sustainable Dining Initiatives on Campus (AASHE Member Resource)

Energy

18. North Carolina State U to Install 5.5 MW Heat Recovery Generators
North Carolina State University has announced plans to renovate its Cates Utility Plant with two 5.5-megawatt heat recovery generators in August. Using waste heat from the combustion reaction, the new units are expected to reduce energy consumption by 30 percent and reduce greenhouse gas production by 8 percent. The university has entered into a performance contract for the $61 million project, and expects energy savings of $4.3 million in the first year.

19. Austin College Reports $43K Savings in Energy Costs
Austin College (TX) has announced a savings of $43,603 over a six month period in 2011 with minor energy efficiency improvements around campus. The college raised building temperatures two degrees during the summer; installed a more efficient chilling system, and students participated in an energy reduction challenge in the residence halls. The college is aiming to use 100 percent renewable energy resources by 2015.

20. U Wisconsin River Falls Leads UW System in Energy Efficiency
The University of Wisconsin-River Falls has been named the most energy-efficient four-year campus in the University of Wisconsin system during the 2010-2011 academic year. Energy efficiency was measured by the number of British thermal units (Btu) of fossil fuels, electricity and overall energy used per gross square foot.

Funding

21. U Vermont Commits $13 M to Billion Dollar Green Challenge
The University of Vermont has announced a $13 million commitment to the Sustainable Endowment Institute's Billion Dollar Green Challenge, bringing the to-date total of the challenge to nearly $80 million. Launched in October 2011, the program invites colleges to invest a total of one billion dollars in energy efficiency upgrades delivered through self-managed revolving funds. Potential projects at the university include the installation of demand-controlled ventilation systems in buildings and the upgrade of external lighting across campus with energy-efficient LED fixtures.
See also: AASHE Resource: Campus Sustainability Revolving Loan Funds (AASHE Member Resource)

22. Sault College Awarded $1.8 M for Renewable Energy Education
Sault College (ON) has received $1.79 million to establish programs that will provide aboriginal students with employment skills in renewable energy. Through partnerships with First Nations communities, participants will receive accreditation and certification through a selection of green training initiatives.

Public Engagement

23. Kauai CC Partners with Community for Sustainable Living Institute
Kauai Community College (HI) has opened Ho'ouluwehi: The Sustainable Living Institute of Kauai to build upon the campus’ current sustainable programs including a community garden and the Farm to Table project. Through partnerships with the community, the institute will provide training for sustainability workers, entrepreneurs and interested residents.

Transportation

24. Bowling Green State U Students Initiate Eco-Friendly Bike Racks
Bowling Green State University’s (OH) Undergraduate Student Government and Office of Campus Sustainability have announced plans to purchase 20 new bicycle racks made from recycled plastic. The group hopes that more bicycle racks will result in more bike commuters to campus.

Waste

25. U Colorado Colorado Springs Implements Composting Program
The University of Colorado Colorado Spring's Office of Sustainability has partnered with Waste Management to introduce a new large-scale composting program. Two containers have been installed to encourage students, faculty and staff to properly dispose of food waste and other compostable materials. If successful, the university will place additional compost receptacles around campus.
See also: AASHE Resource: Campus Composting Programs (AASHE Member Resource)

26. Tufts U Implements Recycling Rewards Machine
Tufts University (MA) has installed a recycling machine that will accept empty bottles and cans in exchange for five cents worth of JumboCash or a charitable donation for every unit recycled. Compensation for the items will immediately be transferred electronically to student or pay pal accounts.
See also: AASHE Resource: Campus Recycling and Waste Minimization Policies

New Resources

27. AASHE Releases STARS 1.2
AASHE has released STARS 1.2, a version of STARS with minor substantive changes to the previous version, STARS 1.1. Minor changes include changing reporting fields associated with a credit; modifying criteria or definitions within a credit; and modifying how points are calculated for individual credits. Changes were recommended by Technical Advisor Work Groups and STARS staff in response to STARS participants’ questions and comments regarding STARS 1.1. All institutions registering after Feb. 8, 2012 will be required to use STARS 1.2.

Opportunities

28. Call for Applications: AASHE 2012 Awards Program
AASHE invites applications for its 2012 sustainability awards. AASHE will present four Campus Sustainability Case Study Awards, one Student Sustainability Leadership Award, two Student Research on Campus Sustainability Awards and one Faculty Leadership Award. All winners will be announced at the AASHE 2012 Conference and will be featured in Sustainability: The Journal of Record. Applications will be accepted through July 2.

29. Opportunity to Shape the Vision of STARS 2.0
AASHE's STARS Steering Committee is inviting comments on the draft version of STARS 2.0, the first major update of STARS since the release of STARS 1.0 in 2010. The draft vision is intended to respond to the many comments and suggestions that AASHE's STARS staff and committee members have heard from the campus sustainability community. While public comments are encouraged in the interest of transparency and to facilitate dialogue among interested parties, comments sent to stars@aashe.org are also welcome.

30. Student Opportunity: MobilizeU Competition
AASHE has partnered with Earth Day Network for the launch of MobilizeU, an international collegiate competition calling upon students to mobilize their campus communities around four weeks of environmental activism surrounding Earth Day 2012 (March 29 - April 29). Students worldwide are encouraged to join the movement as a regional coordinator or school coordinator and organize activities including campus clean-ups, new voter registration drives and Earth Day events. Coordinators will share a photo or video documenting their efforts on the MobilizeU Facebook page.

31. Climate Studies Course for Minority-Serving Institutions
The National Science Foundation is supporting a long-term partnership between the American Meteorological Society (AMS) and Second Nature to introduce the AMS Climate Studies course to 100 minority-serving Institutions nationwide. Faculty members will attend an expenses-paid, five-day course implementation workshop in Washington, D.C. to learn the latest in climate science. The implementation workshop, offered annually for a four-year period beginning in May 2012, will leverage the climate expertise of scientists from NASA, NOAA and many other D.C.-area educational and research institutions. Applications will be accepted through March 20 for the upcoming May workshop.

32. Call for Abstracts: Sustainability in Higher Education Conference
Webster University's (MO) Sustainability Coalition invites abstract submissions for its first annual sustainability conference. Themed "The State of Sustainability in Higher Education and our Role in Society," the conference will feature AASHE Executive Director Paul Rowland as the keynote speaker. Submissions for presentations and posters from St. Louis-area universities and colleges are encouraged in areas including environmental sustainability, social sustainability, economic sustainability, cultural sustainability and human rights. The deadline for submissions is Feb. 24, 2012.

33. Global Sustainability Initiative International Project Teams
The College of Natural Resources and Environment at Virginia Tech's Global Sustainability Initiative is inviting applications for a series of international projects designed to provide graduate students and professionals with hands-on experience exploring sustainability challenges around the world. Participants are organized into consulting teams to examine the complexities and solutions for sustainable development in a variety of international contexts. Applications to join a project team in China, South Africa and Russia are currently being accepted.

34. Student Opportunity: Focus the Nation 'Forums-to-Action' Program
Designed to develop new student leaders to drive solution oriented clean energy collaborations between their campuses and communities, Focus the Nation invites students to launch a Forums-to-Action (F2A) team on their campus. Requiring a weekly time commitment of four to 10 hours, the F2A program engages students in a rigorous, experiential learning, multidisciplinary curriculum that culminates in a student-led project that addresses local clean energy needs.

35. SJR Call for Papers: Green Workforce Development
Sustainability: The Journal of Record is looking for manuscripts and best practice case studies on the role community colleges are playing in green workforce development. Success stories with tangible results from green workforce programs, and partnership stories between community colleges and the private sector, and between community colleges and universities are encouraged. The manuscript deadline is April 1, 2012.

36. Environmental Leadership Program 2012 Fellowship
The Environmental Leadership Program is accepting applications for its 2012 Fellowship Program. Geared toward emerging environmental and social change practitioners who are looking to connect their specialized work to larger environmental and social concerns, the program offers intensive leadership and skill training, and regional networking opportunities. Three retreats and additional optional trainings help participants improve their strategic communications and strengthen outreach tactics to diverse constituencies. The application deadline is April 2, 2012.

37. American Wind Energy Conference Scholarships
The American Wind Energy Association is offering scholarships to attend its Windpower 2012 Conference & Exhibition, to be held June 3-6, 2012 in Atlanta, Ga. Those looking to enhance their knowledge of the wind industry are invited to apply. Applications will be accepted through March 16.

Jobs & Internships

38. Events Assistant, AASHE
AASHE is seeking a part-time events assistant to help with the development of AASHE's yearly conference and other events. Duties will include creating conference comparison reports; overseeing and formatting a contact database of multiple audiences; gathering and creating content for AASHE conference announcements, mass emails and website; and promoting and planning portions of the conference including the AASHE Student Summit. Successful candidates will have a minimum of two years of experience with event-planning, communications, hospitality and/or project management. This position will be based out of the AASHE office in Denver, Colo. Applications will be accepted through Feb. 24, 2012.

39. Web Application Developer, AASHE
AASHE is accepting applications for a full-time web application developer. This position will build web-based software that helps AASHE’s members, colleges and universities to collaborate, share information and measure progress toward sustainability goals. Successful candidates will a have a bachelor’s degree in computer science, software engineering, information sciences or similar curriculum with a software development emphasis and three years of combined relevant post-secondary education or work experience. This position will be based out of a home office in Pennsylvania, Ohio or North Carolina. The review of applications begins Feb. 15, 2012.

40. Dean, College of the Environment, Western Washington U
Western Washington University invites applications and nominations for dean of its Huxley College of the Environment. Starting September 2012, the position will provide academic and administrative leadership for all programs within the college, which focuses on teaching and applied research that crosses the natural and social sciences to address complex environmental issues. Successful candidates will be nationally recognized leaders in environmental science and/or studies with a Ph.D. and administrative experience that includes budget development and personnel supervision. The review of applications will begin Feb. 15, 2012.

41. Director, Energy Management, Yale U
Yale University (CT) seeks a director of energy management to develop, oversee and monitor comprehensive energy programs and initiatives in support of the university’s energy and sustainability goals and objectives. Successful candidates will have a bachelor's degree in engineering and at least 10 years of related experience.

42. Director, Sustainable Business, U Illinois Urbana-Champaign
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks a project manager to serve as director of its energy and sustainable business programs. The director will develop systems-based programs, methods and training to help businesses become more sustainable in terms of energy, water and materials usage. Successful candidates will have a master's degree in an appropriate field and at least 10 years of experience helping organizations become more sustainable. The review of applications will begin Feb. 15, 2012.

43. Professor, Food Production Systems, U Wisconsin-Madison
The Department of Horticulture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks an assistant professor to develop a nationally recognized program of outreach, research and teaching in the area of urban food production systems. The position will be responsible for teaching a course in a related subject, mentoring students and performing community service as appropriate. Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. and the ability to design and conduct field-based research leading to advances in urban and regional food systems. The review of applications will begin March 15, 2012.

44. Professor, Sustainability Studies, Lenoir-Rhyne U
Lenoir-Rhyne University (NC) seeks an assistant professor to teach and coordinate its new interdisciplinary Master of Science program in sustainability studies. The position will carry an 18-hour teaching load each year including graduate courses. Successful candidates will have a degree in a closely related field and evidence of exemplary college teaching experience. The review of applications will begin March 19, 2012.

45. Energy Outreach Coordinator, Cornell U
Cornell University (NY) seeks an energy outreach coordinator to educate and promote conservation behaviors to the campus community. Duties will include coordinating laboratory and lighting behavior conservation initiatives; managing content on the department, division and university websites and social media; and developing new interactive features to promote conservation. Successful candidates will have a bachelor's degree in a field that would support energy conservation communications, outreach, and project management and coordination.

46. Sustainability Consultant, U Calgary
The University of Calgary's Office of Sustainability seeks an experienced sustainability consultant to support the continued development and implementation of campus sustainability programs related to campus building operations and business systems. The primary areas of focus for this position include existing buildings (LEED EBOM); energy (user demand reduction initiatives), water and greenhouse gases reporting. An undergraduate degree in engineering and/or architecture is required, along with three to five years of work experience in sustainability program development and implementation focusing on existing building operations and sustainability management systems. To apply, click on the title link above and search for job number: 2047. Applications will be accepted through Feb. 22, 2012.

Events

47. STARS Webinar: STARS 1.2 and STARS Reporting Tool Enhancements
Feb. 28, 2012; 2:00 p.m. Eastern; Online
This webinar will give an overview of the changes to the STARS Reporting Tool, highlight its new functions and explain how it is different from the Campus Sustainability Data Collector. Attendees will see new functionalities for documenting the institutional boundary, submitting Innovation Credits and working in the newly added and optional supplemental section, where institutions are able to report additional data and share it with The Princeton Review, Sierra magazine and the Sustainable Endowments Institute.

48. AACC Annual Convention
April 21-24, 2012; Orlando, FL
"A Green Campus" and "Building an Engaged Citizenry" are a couple of sustainability topics that will be covered at the 92nd American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Convention. This year's gathering of community college presidents and senior administrators, international educators, representatives of business/industry and federal agencies is themed "Igniting Innovation."

49. Academic Impressions Integrated Sustainability Planning Institute
June 25-27, 2012; Atlanta, GA
Higher education professionals charged with initiating sustainability programs on their campuses are invited to attend this Academic Impressions workshop covering the basics of integrated sustainability planning. Supported by AASHE, this event will explain how to streamline and integrate disparate initiatives occurring across campus, and what core components must be tackled to create integrated and comprehensive sustainability at any institution.

50. Resources and Support for Greening Your Campus Webinar
Feb. 14, 2012; 2:00 p.m. Eastern ; Online
Hosted by USGBC Colorado, this webinar will introduce participants to resources and support for integrating sustainability into campuses including AASHE and the Center for Green Schools. Email Devon Bertram at
dbertram@yrgxyz.com to RSVP for this webinar.

51. 2012 Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference
April 16-17, 2012 ; College Park, MD
Registration is open for the 2012 Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference at the University of Maryland. The conference will look at defining, understanding and creating solutions to sustainability issues facing campuses. Conference tracks include: life cycle of the built environment, community connections, the campus as a learning laboratory, fostering behavior change, and strategic implementation. The early bird registration rate ends March 2.

52. NWF Campus Ecology Webinar: Green Jobs, Safe Jobs
Feb. 28, 2012; 2:00 p.m.; Online
As part of its Greener Campus Conference series, National Wildlife Federation's Campus Ecology program will host the webinar, "Green Jobs, Safe Jobs." The series invites leading practitioners to speak on conservation and other sustainability topics, with a forum for questions and discussion. This webinar will cover occupational safety and health hazards within the green jobs movement; national goals for moving forward with safe, green jobs; and what is being done in the wind industry to make jobs safe.

53. Incorporating Sustainability into the Student Experience Webinar
Feb. 24, 2012; 9:00 a.m. Eastern; Online
Giselle Weybrecht, author of "The Sustainable MBA: The Manager's Guide to Green Business," will explain the role of management education in increasing sustainability and present best practice examples of how to embed sustainability into the student experience in this webinar. Presented by the Global Business School Network, this event will provide ideas for increasing an institution's attractiveness to top students and strengthening its programs.

Campus Sustainability Discussion Forums Highlights

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54. Recycling Bins/Signs Inventory
Has anyone ever compiled an inventory of recycling bins/signs for their school? What were your categories, and how did you gather/organize the information?

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