AASHE Bulletin – Sept. 19th edition

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September 19, 2017
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The deadline to register online for the 2017 AASHE Conference & Expo has been extended through Sept. 22Register today to avoid on-site registration prices.
News of the Week
SUNY New Paltz to Divest From Fossil Fuel Companies
The SUNY New Paltz Foundation board voted recently to remove endowment funds from direct investment in fossil fuel companies. The initial request to consider divestment came from a group of students who raised the issue with the college president in September 2016. The SUNY New Paltz Foundation endowment currently stands at about $20 million. Data as of June 30, 2017, show that about 4.5 percent, or $920,055, was directly invested in fossil fuel companies.
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AthleteAlly Releases Report on LGBTQ Inclusion Policies & Practices in NCAA
The Athletic Equality Index inaugural report, measuring LGBTQ inclusion policies and practices in athletic spaces, provides a comprehensive look at how member programs of the NCAA Power Five conferences are supporting their LGBTQ student-athletes, coaches, administrators, staff and fans.
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U California Merced Launches Sustainable Careers Initiative
Monroe County CC Cuts Ribbon on Geothermal System
U Nottingham Wins ‘University of the Year’ Accolade From MSC
Harvard U & U California San Diego Win 2017 Freezer Challenge
Harvard U Renovations Achieve LEED Gold Certification
American U Receives Energy Star Certification
Arizona State U to Implement Bike-Share Program
U Rochester Rolls Out Bike Sharing Service
U California Davis Pilots Energy Saving Technology to Keep Cows Cool
Planning & Administration
U Winnipeg Announces Institutional Sustainability Strategy
Duke U Raises Minimum Wage to $15 Per Hour
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Call for Proposals: AASHE 2018 Webinar Series

AASHE invites webinar proposals for 2018. Proposals at any level on topics of interest to AASHE’s diverse membership are welcome. Deadline to submit is Oct. 27.

Campus Sustainability Month Movie Screening Opportunity

Held every October, Campus Sustainability Month is an international celebration of sustainability in higher education. As part of the celebration, AASHE and Bullfrog Films are offering institutions the opportunity to screen one of four movies in October for the discounted rate of $85 (normally $100+) or purchase the DVD with a 15 percent discount.

Sustainability Across the Curriculum Workshop at the University of South Carolina

This workshop will explore how educators can utilize their unique role to inspire, inform and train today’s students to become tomorrow’s sustainability champions. Intended to support faculty of all disciplines and levels of familiarity with sustainability, this workshop will provide hands-on activities, case studies and examples of how developing sustainability curriculum can transform challenges faced by today’s environment, local economies and society. The deadline is Oct. 15. The University of South Carolina is one of 13 regional AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum.

Sponsor-A-Hive Bee Partnership

Open to universities and colleges in the U.S., the Sponsor-A-Hive program, hosted by The Honeybee Conservancy, provides free bees and equipment to help schools safely set up, maintain and observe on-site bee sanctuaries. The deadline to apply to sponsor a hive is Oct. 31.

2017 GameDay Recycling Challenge

Registration is open for the 2017 GameDay Recycling Challenge, a friendly competition for colleges and universities to promote waste reduction at home football games. Open to college football games of all divisions and conferences, the competition aims to increase awareness of sustainability and recycling on campus, create student engagement and draw a connection between athletics and sustainability.


New Resources
2017 Higher Education Sustainability Staffing Survey Report

The 2017 Higher Education Sustainability Staffing Survey Report examines the nature of sustainability positions at colleges and universities, providing insights into salaries, funding, supervision, job satisfaction and challenges. Improvements to the report include information from outside of the U.S. and Canada, and graphical data comparisons.

Campus Energy & Sustainability Podcast

Highlighting sustainability on higher education campuses, the podcast has five episodes available that have covered sustainability in laboratories, sustainable public water systems, and sustainability in curricula.

Sustainable Materials Management at Universities
Sept. 19, 2017 (1:30 p.m. Eastern) – Online
AASHE Webinar: Campus and Community Involvement in Move-Out Programs
Sept. 20, 2017 (3:00 p.m. Eastern) – Online
AASHE Webinar: Highlights From the 2017 Higher Education Sustainability Staffing Survey
Oct. 4, 2017 (3:00 p.m. Eastern) – Online
National Convening on College Food & Housing Insecurity
Oct. 23-24, 2017 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Transformative Education Summit
Nov. 2-3, 2017 – Los Angeles, California
Sustainability Student Leaders Symposium
Nov. 5, 2017 – Online
Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference
Feb. 6-8, 2018 – Portland, Oregon
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Jobs & Internships
Energy Manager
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Executive Director, Hanley Sustainability Institute
University of Dayton
Director, Institute for Sustainability
California State University, Northridge
Professor, Anthropology
Wofford College
Professor, Geography/Earth Science
Shippensburg University
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