AASHE Bulletin – March 6th edition

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March 6, 2018
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We are now accepting submissions for the AASHE Sustainability Awards. New this year, nominations are being accepted for a new award category, the Lifetime Achievement Award! Submissions and nominations for a 2018 award will be accepted until May 11. Winners receive a complimentary pass to AASHE 2018. Check out the full prize package and consider applying!
News of the Week
George Washington U Announces a Sustainable Investment Fund
The Sustainable Investment Fund is a Student Association-driven initiative focused on responsible investment and student engagement. GW will establish the fund with an initial $2 million from the university endowment and aim to engage stakeholders on issues relevant to responsible investing, including promoting and producing innovation in sustainable practices and seeking to avoid investments in the top coal, oil and gas companies.
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Cameron U Establishes Social Change Endowed Lectureship
The establishment of the Albert Johnson Sr. and Josephine Johnson Endowed Lectureship in Social Change aims to advance the study of social justice, racial and ethnic cultures and human interaction. The funds will be used to bring distinguished lecturers and workshops to campus, to support faculty development related to civil rights and social justice, and to aid faculty and students in providing services to the community.
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QS Releases International Ranking of Environmental Sciences Programs
Mohawk College to Offer Training Certificate on Local Food Procurement
Harvard U to Construct a District Energy Facility
U California Santa Barbara Earns LEED Platinum EBOM on Bren Hall
Goshen College to Install 316KW Solar Electricity System
Southern Illinois U Carbondale Funds Campus Lake Restoration
Radford U Begins Bags for Benches Program
Cleveland State U Transitions to Compostable Tableware
U California Merced Receives Grant for Food Reduction Program
U Kentucky Offers Commute Planning Assistance
Pomona College Partners to Offer Bike Sharing Pilot Program
U Maryland Begins Using Recycled Paper for Alumni Magazine
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Infusing Sustainability Across the Curriculum Workshop at Ramapo College of New Jersey

This two-day workshop, on Friday, March 9, and Monday, March 12, will allow attendees to explore how best to permeate sustainability, very broadly defined, across the higher education curriculum while disrupting disciplinary divides. The deadline to register is March 7. Ramapo College of New Jersey is one of 13 regional AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum.

Online Sustainability Across the Curriculum Workshop

This online event is designed for higher education instructors to infuse ecological stability, social equity, and economic vitality into their curriculum regardless of the discipline. Attendees will explore effective assessment of critical thinking skills, collaboration, creativity, and the ability to analyze, discuss and create solutions to real-world sustainability problems. The deadline to register is March 19. Moraine Valley Community College is one of 13 regional AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum.

Sustainability Across the Curriculum: Integrating Undergraduate Research and Community Engagement

This workshop will introduce best practices for integrating sustainability-focused undergraduate research across the curriculum, with an emphasis on community-based research. Participants will have the opportunity to design courses with a research component (from intro-level to capstone courses) as well as non-course-based research projects, such as summer research experiences and independent student-faculty projects. The registration deadline is April 15. Central College is one of 13 regional AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum.

March for Science Open Letter Supporting Funding for Gun Violence Research

Institutions and individuals can sign onto the March for Science’s open letter to Congress, of which AASHE is a signatory, asking it to approve the research funding and support needed to make evidence-based policies to prevent gun violence.

Campus Recycling & Materials Management Practices Survey

The College and University Recycling Coalition (CURC) is encouraging schools to participate in a survey to document waste reduction initiatives and strategies. The submitted information will be compiled into a report to be released in spring of 2018, and will be used to populate a database for CURC members and survey participants to compare themselves against similar institutions.

Voter Friendly Campus Designation Application

The Voter Friendly Campus designation program is a tool to support higher education institutions fulfilling the requirements of the Higher Education Act of 1965, which necessitates that institutions distribute voter registration forms to their students. The Voter Friendly Campus designation process provides guidelines for institutions to follow in order to create a more voter-friendly campus. Voter Friendly Campus Designation Interest Forms will be accepted until 150 institutions are accepted or April 2.

SustainUS Spring 2018 World Bank Delegation Call for Applications

SustainUS invites applications to be part of a delegation of 15-20 young people that will attend the World Bank annual meetings from Oct. 9-15, 2017, in Washington, D.C. In partnership with civil society organizations, the SustainUS delegation aims to influence the World Bank Group to change its policies on climate change and equitable distribution of development finance. Applications are due by March 9.

New Resources
State Of Sustainability In Higher Education 2017: Trends In Climate Change Mitigation And Adaptation

The report, from Sightlines and The Sustainability Institute at the University of New Hampshire, explores how investments in sustainability have helped campuses to mitigate and adapt to climate change and provides a series of forward-looking recommendations across four widely-adopted strategies: fuel switching, energy efficiency, space management, and mechanical upgrades.

Earth Day 2018 MobilizeU Toolkit

The Earth Day 2018 toolkit from Earth Day Network’s higher education campaign, MobilizeU, is a teach-in guide that aims to support institutions and individuals in taking personal responsibility for plastic pollution by choosing to reject, reduce, reuse and recycle plastics. The resources also includes a plastic pollution primer and action toolkit.

Universities and Conflict: The Role of Higher Education in Peace-Building and Resistance

Using case studies from Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East, this book considers institutional responses, academic responses and student responses to situations of conflict, peace-building and resistance.

Housing Insecurity & Homelessness Webinar for Faculty
March 12, 2018 (3:30 p.m. Eastern) – Online
Using Campus and Community as Sustainability Living Learning Labs
March 13, 2018 (2:00 p.m. Eastern) – Online
One Planet Leadership: The Positive Contributions of Business Education
March 19, 2018 (2:00 p.m. Eastern) – Online
AASHE Webinar: Reducing Electricity Use in Campus Residence Halls
March 21, 2018 (3:00 p.m. Eastern) – Online
Drawdown EcoChallenge
April 4, 2018 – March 25, 2018 – Online
2018 Educational Partnerships for Innovation in Communities Network Conference
April 8-11, 2018 – Madison, Wisconsin
Sustainable Purchasing Summit 2018
May 14-16, 2018 – Minneapolis, Minnesota
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