AASHE Bulletin – October 3rd edition

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October 3, 2017
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News of the Week
AASHE Releases Value of Sustainability in Higher Education Publication
AASHE announced the release of its latest publication, “Beyond the Right Thing to Do: The Value of Sustainability in Higher Education.” This publication aims to help sustainability practitioners more powerfully articulate the value sustainability offers their institutions.
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Coordination & Planning Resources
U New Hampshire Earns STARS Platinum
The University of New Hampshire recently earned a Platinum rating in AASHE STARS, which measures sustainability achievements in academics, campus and community engagement, operations, and planning and administration. Some highlights of the university’s sustainability achievements include powering the main campus with 100 percent renewable energy and composting 25,000 pounds of food waste every month.
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Coordination & Planning Resources
U Maryland Center for Environmental Science Breaks Ground on 2MW Photovoltaic Array
National Recycling Coalition Announces 2017 Award Winners
Northwestern U Earns LEED Platinum on 63-Year-Old Building
Cleveland State U Earns LEED Silver on Medical Building
Northeastern U Dining Stops Using Trays and Plastic Bags
Cleveland State U Receives Grant to Expand Recycling Program
U Maryland Expands Campus Compost Collection
Acadia U Becomes Fair Trade Campus
Humboldt State U Introduces Bike Sharing
Planning & Administration
U North Carolina Chapel Hill Expands Food Pantry to Include Perishable Food
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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 to apply is Oct. 15. The University of South Carolina is one of 13 regional AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum.

Campus Sustainability Month

Campus Sustainability Month, sponsored by Colgate, is happening this month and is focused on water conservation. AASHE is encouraging higher education stakeholders to join the #EveryDropCountsmovement. A variety of other engagement opportunities are available, including a discounted movie screening offerProject Green Challenge and Global Climate Change Week.

AASHE Member Discount: Intentional Endowments Network Membership

AASHE members can receive a discount on membership in the Intentional Endowments Network. The discount amount is dependent upon endowment size. The discount offer expires Dec. 31, 2018.

AASHE STARS and Organizational Learning Survey

AASHE STARS liaisons and other STARS users are invited to participate in a new study by Smith College on STARS and organizational learning. The aim of the study is to assess the impacts of STARS across the U.S. and Canada. Survey participants will answer questions about institutional characteristics and history of campus sustainability on their campus, learning at their institution in general, and campus sustainability and STARS on their campus. Completion of this online survey is estimated to take less than 20 minutes. Respondents can enter to win a complimentary registration pass to the 2018 AASHE Conference & Expo.

Film Screening Opportunity: ‘An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power’

National Wildlife Federation has partnered up to offer schools a chance to host a screening on Oct. 26of An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, followed by an exclusive 30-minute live-stream Q&A with Al Gore. Participating schools will receive, among other benefits, a curriculum and discussion guide created in partnership with the National Wildlife Federation, a screening toolkit, and a one-year streaming subscription for An Inconvenient Sequel. National Wildlife Federation schools and partners receive a 25 percent discount using the code NWF1026.

EcoCareers 2018 Call for Proposals

National Wildlife Federation’s EcoLeaders Program is accepting 45-minute presentation proposals for the second annual EcoCareers Conference, held online Feb. 21-22, 2018. The EcoCareers Conference 2017 aims to prepare students and young professionals for wildlife and sustainability careers.

ACE Diversity Leadership Awards Nominations

The American Council on Education is accepting nominations for three ACE awards honoring individuals or programs that work to diversify the ranks of higher education leadership. Nominations will be accepted until Oct. 13

New Resources
New Campus Sustainability Hub Resources

The Campus Sustainability Hub is a one-stop shop for AASHE members to access toolkits and resource collections in all aspects of sustainability in higher education. With advanced search filtering, this key member benefit is designed to facilitate information sharing between campuses and organizations. Recently added publications include:

AASHE Webinar: Highlights From the 2017 Higher Education Sustainability Staffing Survey
Oct. 4, 2017 (3:00 p.m. Eastern) – Online
EcoChallenge 2017
Oct. 11-25, 2017 – Online
Working With Local Election Offices: ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge
Oct. 24, 2017 (2:00 p.m. Eastern) – Online
Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability (ACTS) 2018 Conference
Nov. 1-3, 2017 – Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Striving for Zero Waste at Colleges and Universities Workshop
Nov. 6, 2017 – Allston, Massachusetts
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Jobs & Internships
Director, Sustainability
Miami University
Assessment Program Manager
University of California, Davis
Associate Vice President, Facilities Planning and Operations
Kent State University