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Table of Contents for 6/07/2011:

NEWS
Buildings 1. U Chicago Renovates Building to Incorporate Sustainable Practices
2. Harvard U Dormitory Earns LEED Existing Buildings Certification
3. Harvard U Custodial Services Achieves Green Seal Certification
4. U Minnesota Twin Cities Bldg Earns LEED Gold
5. Meredith College Student Housing Receives LEED Silver
Climate 6. 22 Campuses Complete Climate Action Plans
Co-Curricular Education 7. Tufts U Students Win Dow Sustainability Innovation Award
8. Babson College Eco Reps Create Freshman Sustainability Class
9. Morgan State U Students Design App to Encourage Recycling
10. Syracuse, SUNY ESF Students Hold Sustainability Showcase
Coordination and Planning 11. U Tennessee Knoxville to Develop Campus Energy Management Program
12. Delta College Announces Green Fridays
Curriculum 13. U California Berkeley Announces Energy-Related Law Degree
14. Indiana U Announces Sustainability Course Development Fellowships
15. Clackamas CC Students Will Construct Wind Turbines
Dining Services 16. U Winnipeg Local Food Initiative Influences City Food Scene
Diversity and Affordability 17. Yale U Announces Return of ROTC
Energy 18. Marshall U Evaluates Wind Energy Potential on Former Mining Sites
19. Case Western Reserve U to Create Solar Energy Center
20. U Texas Austin Celebrates Solar Power System Completion
21. Penn State U Invests in PC Power Management Software
22. U California San Diego Boosts Solar Energy Portfolio
23. St. Lawrence College to Install 1,200 Solar Panels
Funding 24. U Illinois Chicago Receives $15K Federal Grant for Seed House
Grounds 25. Aquinas College Plants Community Garden
Research 26. U Buffalo Creates Framework for Modeling Sustainable Agriculture
Transportation 27. Stetson U Replaces Public Safety Dept SUV with Electric Vehicle
28. Temple U Debuts Car Sharing, Water Refilling Station Initiatives

NEW RESOURCES
29. Environmental Paper Network RePaper Challenge
30. New Journal of Sustainability Education Content

OPPORTUNITIES
31. Ithaca College Online Sustainability Leadership Certificate
32. USGBC Students Program Seeks Regional Chairs
33. Call for Applications: Focus the Nation Recharge! Retreat
34. Antioch U New England Conservation Psychology Institute
35. Call for Submissions: Australasian Campuses Sustainability Conf
36. American Public Power Student Research Grants
37. Outdoor Nation Regional Youth Summits

JOBS & INTERNSHIPS
38. STARS Program Analyst, AASHE
39. STARS Program Assistant, AASHE
40. Temporary IT Employee, AASHE
41. Director of Parking and Transportation, U Colorado Boulder
42. Faculty, Sustainable Cropping and Food Systems, Cornell U
43. Adjunct Faculty, Environmental Science, U Wisconsin-Stout
44. Associate Editor, Sustainability Communications, U Iowa

EVENTS
45. AASHE Sustainability Officers Retreat
46. Academic Impressions Sustainable Dining Webinar
47. ACPA Institute on Sustainability
48. Academic Impressions Sustainability Investments Event

CAMPUS SUSTAINABILITY DISCUSSION FORUMS HIGHLIGHTS
49. Seeking Suggestions for Student-Focused Keynote Speaker
50. Sustainability Reporting Structure

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News

Buildings

1. U Chicago Renovates Building to Incorporate Sustainable Practices
The University of Chicago (IL) has renovated its Young Memorial Building to make it a more sustainable place to work. The extensive renovation not only considered ways to reduce its environmental footprint, but also ways to promote complementary individual action. Water fountains have a water bottle-filling feature to encourage the community to use reusable bottles and bike racks are mounted on the wall and a shower room installed to support bike commuters. Reusing rather than replacing the building and its fixtures was strongly emphasized during the renovation. Other sustainable features include a cork floor, low-flush plumbing, recycled and reclaimed ceiling tiles, and energy-efficient lighting.

2. Harvard U Dormitory Earns LEED Existing Buildings Certification
Harvard University’s (MA) Thayer Hall, an undergraduate dormitory, has achieved the university’s first LEED Existing Buildings certification. A team was created to identify sustainable practices that could be extended to other residential buildings. Each team member focused on a different LEED category and worked to ensure the building’s compliance with relevant prerequisites and implement operational and infrastructural changes. Sustainable modifications ranged from cleaning protocols to snow removal, lighting retrofits, temperature adjustments and landscaping services. The dormitory reduced its energy consumption by 10 percent in two years. The students of the Resource Efficiency Program also coordinated a recycling campaign and waste audit.
See also: List of Green Campus Residence Halls (AASHE Members Only)

3. Harvard U Custodial Services Achieves Green Seal Certification
Harvard University’s (MA) Facilities Maintenance Operations Custodial Services has achieved Green Seal certification. Green Seal is a nonprofit organization that certifies products and services that meet rigorous environmental safety standards. The process took several years and required the university to adjust the cleaning products and procedures as well as invest in new equipment. Custodial services customized a cleaning program to meet the specific environmental needs for each building.

4. U Minnesota Twin Cities Bldg Earns LEED Gold
The University of Minnesota's Science Teaching and Student Services Center (STSS) has achieved LEED Gold certification, the first LEED Gold building on the Twin Cities campus. The building utilized regional materials, a natural air convection system, low-flow fixtures and a high efficiency irrigation system. The exterior glass will reduce solar heat gain by 50 percent and 94 percent of the construction debris was diverted from the landfill to be reused or recycled.
See also: List of Green Student Centers (AASHE Members Only)

5. Meredith College Student Housing Receives LEED Silver
Meredith College’s (NC) student housing project, the Oaks, has achieved LEED Silver certification. Opened in August 2009, sustainable features include dual flush toilets, drip irrigation for landscaping, low-emitting materials and construction materials sourced and manufactured regionally. Approximately 89 percent of construction waste was diverted from the landfill.
See also: List of Green Campus Residence Halls (AASHE Members Only)

Climate

6. 22 Campuses Complete Climate Action Plans
Twenty-two 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 Feb. 7, 2011. The plans illustrate the specific steps schools are taking to reach climate neutrality. The CAP is the second major reporting requirement of the Commitment and is due within two years of signing. The new submissions are, in alphabetical order: Albion College (MI); Alfred University (NY); Bemidji State University (MN); Bergen Community College (NJ); Case Western Reserve University (OH); DePauw University (IN); Drury University (MO); Lake Superior College (MN); Mercer County Community College (NJ); Missouri University of Science & Technology; Pomona College (CA); Roxbury Community College (MA); St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley (MO); State University of New York Upstate Medical University; The Ohio State University - Columbus; University of La Verne (CA); University of New England (ME); University of New Mexico-Taos; University of South Carolina Upstate; Valencia Community College (FL); Wells College (NY); and Willamette University (OR).

Co-Curricular Education

7. Tufts U Students Win Dow Sustainability Innovation Award
Three teams of Tufts University (MA) graduate students have each won $10,000 from the Dow Sustainability Innovation Student Challenge Award program. The students’ research included the development of a silk-based biosensor to detect highly toxic bacterial compound in drinking water, a plan to analyze water consumption for energy-producing technologies in 177 countries, and a plan to develop a solar powered energy system for urban Pakistan.

8. Babson College Eco Reps Create Freshman Sustainability Class
Student Eco Reps at Babson College (MA) have created a sustainability class as part of the First Year Seminar (FYS) curriculum starting this fall. Designed to help entering students realize how their behaviors can make a positive impact on campus and in the world, the class gives an overall view of the college's sustainability efforts and encourages students to become change agents for a better planet. The Eco Reps developed "A Student's Guide to Sustainable Behavior," a case study, quiz and optional extra credit for the class, as well as a Teacher's Guide for FYS instructors.
See also: List of Eco Rep Sustainability Outreach Campaigns

9. Morgan State U Students Design App to Encourage Recycling
To encourage campus recycling, Morgan State University (MD) students have created a mobile phone application that sends alerts to users’ phones when they are in the proximity of recycling units on campus. Born out of the lack of emphasis and notification about where to recycle on campus, the solution also required the development of special transceivers to transmit signals from the recycling units and receive signals back from the cell phones. Funded by a U.S. Department of Homeland Security grant, the student research team that developed the app ranged from history to industrial engineering majors.

10. Syracuse, SUNY ESF Students Hold Sustainability Showcase
Syracuse University (NY), in collaboration with the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, recently organized a sustainability showcase in an attempt to engage a broader campus audience in sustainability efforts. From highway design alternatives to algae biofuel to several sustainable product prototypes and proposals for ecotourism and lifestyle changes, the Showcase 2011 Green Museum featured more than 100 graduate and undergraduate sustainability ideas.

Coordination and Planning

11. U Tennessee Knoxville to Develop Campus Energy Management Program
The University of Tennessee Knoxville, in partnership with Knoxville Utilities Board, has agreed to develop a long-term plan to enhance energy efficiency and energy management on campus. The Tennessee Valley Authority’s EnergyRight Solutions for Business program will work with the university to create a 10-year strategic energy road map. Training will be provided for campus energy managers in the areas of energy performance measuring systems, developing peak and minimum load management strategies, and the implementation of best practices for communicating energy efficiency efforts. The first phase of the plan is expected to be complete by fall 2011.
See also: List of Campus Energy Plans (AASHE Members Only)

12. Delta College Announces Green Fridays
Delta College (MI) has announced that campus will be closed on Fridays throughout the summer in an effort to reduce its campus carbon footprint. The “Green Fridays” initiative will extend hours Monday through Thursday enough to meet the needs of the campus community. The initiative is one part of a larger effort toward the development of an environmentally sustainable campus.

Curriculum

13. U California Berkeley Announces Energy-Related Law Degree
The University of California, Berkeley's Energy and Resources Group and Berkeley Law have announced a new concurrent degree program. Reflecting a growing interest in energy-related legal work and a spike in job opportunities within the field, students will now be able to earn both a J.D. and an M.S. or M.A. after four years of study. With more law students moving toward energy than ever before, says the director of Berkeley Law's environmental law program in the article, this new degree will enhance the law school's overall energy program and gives the school a competitive edge. "It was very rare five to 10 years ago," he says, "to have a student interested specifically in energy. Now it's one of the areas where law firms are hiring aggressively, even with the economic downturn."

14. Indiana U Announces Sustainability Course Development Fellowships
Two Sustainability Course Development Fellowships have been awarded to Indiana University Bloomington faculty. This year’s recipients will receive $8,000 to provide support for newly developed courses in sustainability. The two courses are “Exploring the Challenges of Sustainability: Ecology & Society” and “Sustainability Law & Policy.” The fellowship represents an instructional component of a broad-based initiative originally developed by the university’s Task Force on Campus Sustainability. It is intended to provide support for individual faculty members interested in expanding their teaching into topics related to sustainability and environmental stewardship.

15. Clackamas CC Students Will Construct Wind Turbines
Clackamas Community College (OR) has announced the creation of the Homebuilt Wind Turbine workshop that focuses on the mechanical and electronic processes of making a wind turbine. Students will have the opportunity to construct and assemble a wind turbine from scratch using everyday hand tools. Turbines constructed by students will generate approximately 20-kilowatts of electricity a day. The workshop’s $350 fee will go to creating a 12-foot wind turbine on campus.

Dining Services

16. U Winnipeg Local Food Initiative Influences City Food Scene
Two years after University of Winnipeg President Lloyd Axworthy's decision to buy out the contract of the university's large, multinational catering firm and establish its own culinary company, the university has revolutionized the local food scene in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Diversity Foods, in partnership with local nonprofit SEED Winnipeg, was mandated to serve organic, locally grown food of an ethnically diverse variety, and to employ inner-city residents as its primary labor force. As a result, the food is so popular that the university's executive chef is the city's most in-demand caterer and the school's buying power has persuaded suppliers to finally provide sustainable, organic products to the city, once deemed too small a market to justify such deliveries. Local farmers have increased production and the city's menus have changed as a result. This summer, the university will open a fine dining restaurant open to the public.
See also: List of Sustainable Dining Initiatives on Campus (AASHE Members Only)

Diversity and Affordability

17. Yale U Announces Return of ROTC
Yale University (CT) has announced the reinstatement of its Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) program with a Naval unit. The institution joins Stanford University (CA), Columbia University (NY) and Harvard University (MA) as the latest institutions to reinstate the ROTC program following Congress' repeal of a ban on gays and lesbians serving openly in the military.

Energy

18. Marshall U Evaluates Wind Energy Potential on Former Mining Sites
Marshall University’s (WV) Center for Environmental, Geotechnical and Applied Sciences has installed a wind turbine on three former mountain top removal sites (MTR). The university is using Second Wind’s satellite wind data service to evaluate the wind energy potential on former mining sites. The university’s goal is to help surface mine property owners determine whether they can make MTR sites productive again through conversion to renewable energy uses.

19. Case Western Reserve U to Create Solar Energy Center
Case Western Reserve University (OH) has been recommended for a $2.88 million grant to work with industry to improve the productive lifetime of solar energy technologies, energy-efficient lighting, roofing and building exteriors. The grant will help fund the Solar Durability and Lifetime Extension Center. The center will include a sun farm on campus and provide companies with facilities to expose and evaluate materials, components and products under solar radiation and under extremes in temperature, humidity, freezing and thawing cycles. The grant is funded by Ohio Third Frontier.

20. U Texas Austin Celebrates Solar Power System Completion
The University of Texas at Austin has completed the installation of a solar power system. The project consists of two grid-tied solar arrays. One system is a ground-mounted array of solar panels in a field and the other system is an array of panels over a newly constructed carport. A monitoring system has been installed to track the energy generated by each installation. The university hopes the project will offer instructional opportunities for academic engineering programs.
See also: List of Campus Solar Installations

21. Penn State U Invests in PC Power Management Software
Pennsylvania State University has invested in PC power management software called BigFix. The software enables IT staff to ensure computers are in sleep mode when they are not being used and remotely wakes up the machines when they are needed. The software has been installed on 20,000 computers. The university expects to reduce its utilities bill by $800,000 a year.

22. U California San Diego Boosts Solar Energy Portfolio
The University of California, San Diego has partnered with Sullivan Solar Power for the installation of an 830-kilowatt solar project. Part of a $3.53 million project made possible with a $1.2 million rebate from the California Initiative and low-interest federal Clean Renewable Energy Bonds financing, the panels will boost the university’s solar energy capacity to two megawatts and increase the total campus renewable energy portfolio to nearly five megawatts.
See also: List of Campus Solar Installations

23. St. Lawrence College to Install 1,200 Solar Panels
St. Lawrence College (ON) has announced a planned installation of more than 1,200 solar panels atop a variety of buildings on its campus. The 250-kilowatt project is expected to be completed by the end of the year. The college expects the $3 million investment to pay for itself within the next 10 years. The rooftop solar project is part of an initiative created by the Ontario government to install 10 new solar panel projects at various locations throughout the city. The government will pay 71.3 cents for every kilowatt-hour generated.

Funding

24. U Illinois Chicago Receives $15K Federal Grant for Seed House
The University of Illinois at Chicago's Hull-House Museum has received a federal grant of more than $15,000 to open a public heirloom seed library to provide free, regionally adapted seeds to urban farmers and gardeners. The public can apply for library cards to obtain seeds if they agree to plant the seeds, nurture the plants and return some seeds from the next generation at the end of the season. The museum is one of 14 national recipients of the Institute of Museum and Library Services' new Sparks! Ignition grants. The program funds innovations that use time and money most productively to expand library and museum services.

Grounds

25. Aquinas College Plants Community Garden
Aquinas College (MI) has created a community garden on campus. The garden was recently planted with a variety of fruit, vegetables, herbs and flower seeds. Volunteers will look after the new plot and no synthetic fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides will be used.
See also: List of Campus Community Gardens (AASHE Members Only)

Research

26. U Buffalo Creates Framework for Modeling Sustainable Agriculture
The State University of New York's University at Buffalo researchers have begun assessing the City of Buffalo’s capacity for sustainable agriculture. A university geographer has developed a conceptual model in the form of a map that shows how different elements within Buffalo’s urban food movement relate to one another. The map shows feedback involving land use, opportunities for urban agriculture in vacant lots, how urban agriculture can increase familiarity with local food, and how that familiarity can result in greater support for the cultivation of vacant lots into urban farms. The map addresses affordability, public health, community resilience, local economy support and the potential adoption of a “green code.”

Transportation

27. Stetson U Replaces Public Safety Dept SUV with Electric Vehicle
Stetson University’s (FL) Public Safety Department has replaced its sports utility vehicle with a MILES Electric Vehicle. The $13,000 electric vehicle is battery-fueled and has an estimated battery life of 25,000 miles. The university may buy more electric-motor-utility vehicles for its Facilities Management Department if the recently purchased vehicle is a success.

28. Temple U Debuts Car Sharing, Water Refilling Station Initiatives
Temple University (PA) recently implemented two initiatives as part of its Climate Action Plan, which aims to reduce the university's carbon footprint by 30 percent by 2030. The university has partnered with Zimride, a ride-sharing tool that uses social networking functionality to bring members of the campus community together to share commutes. The university has also installed water bottle refilling stations in the lobbies of several academic building across campus.

New Resources

29. Environmental Paper Network RePaper Challenge
Campuses across North America are invited to take part in the Environmental Paper Network's RePaper Campus Challenge. The project challenges campuses, companies and individuals to show support for increasing the paper recovery rate for recycling to 75 percent by the year 2015. The Campus Challenge will teach students, faculty and staff on higher education campuses about the impacts of paper, and how best to recover it for effective recycling. Participating campus organizations currently include the College and University Recycling Coalition (CURC), National Wildlife Federation's Campus Ecology, RecycleMania! and Recycling Organizations of North America Higher Education Program.

30. New Journal of Sustainability Education Content
The Journal of Sustainability Education, a peer-reviewed, open access interdisciplinary e-journal from the Institute for Sustainable Social Change and the Prescott College (AZ) Ph.D. Program in Sustainability Education, has posted updated content including an interview with Cloud Institute for Sustainability Founder and President Jaimie Cloud, who makes the case for the prime importance of Education for Sustainability (EfS). Also featured is the article, "Bomb Threats, Global Warming and Decision Making: An Educational Experience," which explores how statistics tells us that we must address climate change.

Opportunities

31. Ithaca College Online Sustainability Leadership Certificate
The Professional Certificate in Sustainability Leadership from Ithaca College (NY), offered in partnership with AASHE, is for practitioners who want to apply best practices in leading sustainability initiatives. The certificate catalog features 12, two-week seminars delivered online - anytime, anywhere - with open enrollment. The program currently has two upcoming seminars that will take place June 16 - July 2, 2011. "How Green is Your Organization? Sustainable Policy and Practice" will explore and apply rating tools and environmental scans that help assess an organization's level of achievement with industry standards in policy and practice. "Tools and Techniques for Planning and Managing Sustainability Projects" will help organizations create a structure for completing tasks that advance goals, timelines and key milestones while putting sustainability initiatives into practice. The registration deadline for each is June 16 and discounts are available for AASHE members.

32. USGBC Students Program Seeks Regional Chairs
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) seeks to train a small group of regional chairs for its USGBC Students program. Including the recruitment, training and facilitation of the activities of USGBC student groups, this volunteer position will assist USGBC in advancing campus sustainability and green building goals through student engagement. Ideal applicants will have experience working on sustainability initiatives in higher education and experience in grassroots initiatives and/or community engagement. Chairs should be able to donate two to three hours a week to the program for one year.

33. Call for Applications: Focus the Nation Recharge! Retreat
Focus the Nation College invites students between the ages of 18-28 who have a passion for clean energy to apply for Recharge! The organization will select and fund 20 rising clean energy leaders for the August 2011 retreat, a week-long event on Mt. Hood in Oregon where participants will explore the skills needed to stay committed to clean energy throughout the entirety of their careers through collaboration with critical counterparts and multi-sector counterparts. The organization will choose young leaders in the areas of technicians, innovators, politicos and storytellers. Applications are due by June 22, 2011.

34. Antioch U New England Conservation Psychology Institute
Antioch University New England (NH) will host a new Conservation Psychology Institute, a week-long event to bring together students, scholars and faculty to explore how the tools of psychology can be used in conservation and sustainability practices. Slated for July 25-29, 2011, participants will look at what determines environmental worldviews; effective behavior change; and the psychological benefits of restorative natural settings. The registration deadline is June 24.

35. Call for Submissions: Australasian Campuses Sustainability Conf
Australasian Campuses Toward Sustainability (ACTS) invites abstracts from the sustainability community for its 2011 conference. Themed "Sustainability as Core Business: Building the Case for Change," the September event will reflect the new direction of ACTS by moving away from a traditional conference format and creating an interactive environment to learn and engage with like-minded colleagues. Submissions are due by July 1.

36. American Public Power Student Research Grants
Students studying energy-related disciplines in the U.S. or Canada are invited to apply for one of 10 American Public Power Association student research grants/internships in conjunction with its Demonstration of Energy-Efficient Developments (DEED) Program. Provide assistance to DEED member utility sponsors, the $4,000 grants support students and increase awareness of career opportunities in public power. Applications are due by October 15 and February 15 each year.

37. Outdoor Nation Regional Youth Summits
Outdoor Nation is seeking delegates between 18 and 28 years of age to participate in multiple three-day regional youth summits in New York City, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Denver and San Francisco from June 23 through July 31, 2011. In each location, delegates will brainstorm project ideas that address regional issues and ultimately engage more young people in the outdoors by removing barriers to participation. They will vote on the top ideas in each region and receive funding and training from the Outdoor Foundation to carry out these projects.

Jobs & Internships

38. STARS Program Analyst, AASHE
AASHE seeks a full-time program analyst to contribute to the ongoing development and refinement of the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS). This position's primary responsibility will be to lead the ongoing refinement of the STARS credits through research, data analysis and discussions with experts. This work will involve researching best practices and relevant standards, preparing draft versions of credits for public review, reviewing completed STARS reports and identifying ways to showcase STARS data through the Data Displays. The successful candidate will have strong organizational skills and the ability to synthesize complex projects; experience and skill with technical report writing and editing; evidence of recent use of and comfort with mathematics and statistics; and a commitment to advancing sustainability in higher education. Review of applications will begin on June 20, 2011.

39. STARS Program Assistant, AASHE
AASHE seeks a full-time program assistant to support the ongoing development and refinement of the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS). This position's primary responsibility will be to coordinate STARS Technical Advisors, support STARS technical development, assist with customer service and identify STARS Reporting Tool enhancements. This work will involve responding to detailed questions on STARS credits, coordinating all communications with Technical Advisors, researching ways to improve STARS credits, and identifying lessons learned from the submissions to inform the technical development process. Successful candidates will have strong organizational skills and the ability to synthesize complex projects; evidence of strong writing skills and experience and comfort with reviewing documents and web content; experience and comfort working and experimenting with technology; and a commitment to advancing sustainability in higher education. Review of applications will begin on June 20, 2011.

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

41. Director of Parking and Transportation, U Colorado Boulder
The University of Colorado at Boulder is searching for a new director of parking and transportation services. The position is responsible for the oversight of the campus' parking and fleet services operations, and for development and implementation of fiscally and environmentally sustainable parking and transportation programs for the campus. Successful applicants will have at least a bachelor's degree in business administration, management, political science, public administration or a related field, and a minimum of six years of administrative or program management experience with increasing responsibility including the supervision of professional-level staff. Applications will be accepted through June 10, 2011. To apply, click on the title link above and enter job posting number 813056 in the search field.

42. Faculty, Sustainable Cropping and Food Systems, Cornell U
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University (NY) is seeking two tenure-track positions related to a new initiative in sustainable agriculture and food systems. Applicants for the sustainable cropping and food systems faculty position will be expected to teach an introductory course on sustainable agriculture and an upper-level course related to cropping systems and food production. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an internationally recognized research program involving field-based efforts in sustainable cropping systems. Applicants for the sociology of food systems faculty position will be expected to develop an externally funded research program on the social organization of food systems. Teaching responsibilities will consists of two courses per year focusing on the social organization and restructuring of food systems in the U.S. and internationally. The review of applications will begin July 15, 2011.

43. Adjunct Faculty, Environmental Science, U Wisconsin-Stout
The University of Wisconsin-Stout's Department of Biology invites applications for a renewable term adjunct faculty position in environmental science beginning fall 2011. Participation in pedagogical and content development with other faculty members and student engagement and collegial efforts supporting the environmental science program are expected. Successful candidates will have a master's degree in environmental science or a closely related field; a Ph.D. is preferred.

44. Associate Editor, Sustainability Communications, U Iowa
The University of Iowa’s newly created Office of Sustainability seeks an individual to oversee and maintain the flow of information related to sustainability efforts and initiatives on campus. Responsibilities will include the creation of public outreach and education materials to fulfill the Office of Sustainability’s strategic plan, manage and disseminate sustainability news items, edit materials written by others, write and edit news articles and develop web content. The successful candidate should have a bachelor’s degree in a related field and experience in an editorial or publications capacity.

Events

45. AASHE Sustainability Officers Retreat
July 15-17, 2011; Nebraska City, NE
Co-hosted by the Arbor Day Foundation at the Lied Lodge & Conference Center (outside Omaha, Neb.), this AASHE retreat will bring together 30 participants for an intensive two days of presentations, discussions, reflection and planning. The goal is to support the professional development of staff managing institutional transformation for sustainability in higher education. Space is limited, so register early (AASHE members can register at the member rate).

46. Academic Impressions Sustainable Dining Webinar
June 23, 2011; 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.; Online
Dining services managers, auxiliary services managers, executive chefs, sustainability coordinators, dining services marketing managers and other food services personnel are invited to attend this Academic Impressions webinar, "Prioritizing Sustainable Dining Investments." Ideal for institutions that are seriously considering large investments in "greening" their dining operations, this webinar will explore how Georgia Tech started small and grew its sustainability initiatives to a nearly $1 million investment while seeing an equal return in savings along the way.

47. ACPA Institute on Sustainability
June 12-14, 2011; Boulder, CO
Hosted by the University of Colorado at Boulder, the fourth annual ACPA (College Student Educators International) Institute on Sustainability will bring together students, staff and faculty from colleges and universities across the country. The goal of the Institute is to provide individuals and institutional teams with a plethora of knowledge about sustainability so that they can return to their campuses prepared to contribute to the development of sustainable policies and practices and the education of campus community members. AASHE members can register at the member rate.

48. Academic Impressions Sustainability Investments Event
August 1-3, 2011 ; San Diego, CA
Sustainability leaders at all types of higher education institutions are invited to attend "Prioritizing Sustainability Investments: An Institutional Road Map." Hosted by Academic Impressions, this conference will explore the vital components of sustainability in higher education and invite attendees to create unique institutional road maps based on past achievements and prioritized next steps.

Campus Sustainability Discussion Forums Highlights

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49. Seeking Suggestions for Student-Focused Keynote Speaker
Johnson County Community College is organizing a regional student sustainability conference this fall. The idea is to have students presenting and talking to students as much as possible, and therefore I am looking for ideas for an energetic and inspiring, preferably young-ish, keynote speaker, who is also capable of covering the breadth of sustainability for a crowd who may or may not be versed in all the issues. Roots or connections to the Midwest/Kansas region a bonus, but not necessary. Would appreciate any suggestions!

50. Sustainability Reporting Structure
Hello all, I have been asked to do a bit of research into how sustainability offices operate within institutes of higher education. Namely, I am looking for sustainability offices which report to both their university's facilities department and also to the Provost. If this describes your school, please let me know. Also, if you know a place where I can find this information, I would also very much appreciate that.

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