AASHE Bulletin – April 10th edition

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April 10, 2018
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News of the Week
Northwestern U Earns Energy Star Partner of the Year Award
The award recognizes Northwestern’s achievements in energy efficiency, including its efforts to accurately track energy usage data and measure progress in reducing consumption. Northwestern recently completed a comprehensive energy audit of all 222 campus buildings in Evanston and Chicago, representing more than 14.5 million square feet of space. Northwestern is the first university in more than a decade to receive the award and the fourth university ever to be recognized. Previous higher education winners include the University of Michigan (2004), University of Virginia (2001) and University of Missouri-Columbia (1997).
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Energy Resources
U Dayton Hires Executive Director of Sustainability Institute
Ben McCall was selected to be the first executive director of the University of Dayton’s Hanley Sustainability Institute. Currently a professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, McCall helped develop a project to verify carbon credits from campus emission reductions, raising nearly $1.5 million for campus sustainability efforts. He also coordinated design of and fundraising for a biomass boiler system; advocated for the first wind energy power purchase agreement for the campus; and facilitated the initiation of a student-led program to convert used cooking oil from dining halls into biodiesel. His appointment begins in mid-August.
More Coordination & Planning News
Coordination & Planning Resources
U South Dakota to Offer MS & Doctoral Programs in Sustainability
Stetson U to Launch Minor in Sustainable Food Systems
Cornell U Students Redesign Regional Bus Signage for Accessibility, Clarity
California State U System Creates Healthy Food Working Group
Ball State U Students Create SGA Green Council
Arizona State U Hosts ‘Day Without Cars’ Event
Western U Receives $11.6M Grant for Energy Upgrades
U Richmond Receives $75K Grant for Energy Management Plan
Planning & Administration
Stetson U Students Compile ESG Stock Index
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AASHE Workshop: Sustainability Professionals Retreat

This retreat is designed to advance attendees’ vision, energy, capabilities and support system as a sustainability change agent on campus. This year’s focus is on flow, systems thinking, building your skills and strengthening relationships and community. In addition, attendees will explore important trends in the higher education and how to position sustainability as a solution driver. The deadline to apply is May 1.

Sustainability Across the Curriculum Workshop at Colorado College

This workshop, held at Colorado College from May 17-18, is designed to help faculty develop an outline or course module that broadens the sustainability course offerings at their institution. Participants engage in exercises that foster a broad and deep understanding of sustainability, including reflection, field trips, and group discussion to support the development of a greater sense of place. Faculty from all disciplines are encouraged to participate. Colorado College is one of 13 regional AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum. The deadline to apply is April 13.

Sustainability Across the Curriculum: Integrating Undergraduate Research and Community Engagement

This workshop, held at Central College from May 24-25, 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 as well as non-course-based research projects, such as summer research experiences and independent student-faculty projects. Central College is one of 13 regional AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum. The registration deadline is April 15.

Call for Earth Day Photos

To celebrate Earth Day, AASHE invites campuses to submit photographs from Earth Day activities and celebrations to the Campus Sustainability Hub. Use “Earth Day” as a tag.

March for Science

The March for Science, happening April 14, will bring people together who wish to hold U.S. political leaders accountable for passing equitable, evidence-based policies that serve all people and all communities.

Campus Sustainability Leadership Professional Certificate

The University of Vermont’s Continuing and Distance Education program is offering a five-day on-campus Campus Sustainability Leadership course from June 18-22 focusing on change through transformative and financially sustainable initiatives to help campuses become sustainability models. Participants will have the opportunity to expand their professional network and learn from leaders in the field.

Call for Applications: Future Organic Farmer Education Grant

The California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) Foundation is now accepting applications for educational grant funding from students currently enrolled in the U.S. who are pursuing a career in organic agricultural production. Applications must be submitted by May 15.


New Resources
Still Hungry and Homeless in College: Results From an Annual National Basic Needs Insecurity in Higher Education Survey

A new report out of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Wisconsin HOPE Lab summarizes survey results from a survey of 43,000 students at 66 institutions in 20 states and the District of Columbia. The report finds that 36 percent of university students and 42 percent of community college students were food insecure in the last 30 days. In the past year, 36 percent of university students and 46 percent of community college students were housing insecure, and 9 percent of university students and 12 percent of community college students were homeless. It also shows that basic needs insecurities disproportionately affect marginalized students. The report provides recommendations for what students, campuses and policymakers can do to ensure basic needs insecurities are addressed.

AASHE Webinar: Training in Environmental Policy Advocacy During Challenging Times
April 11, 2018 (3:00 p.m. Eastern) – Online
#EarthOptimism2018 Digital Event
April 16-22, 2018 – Online
AASHE Webinar: Facilitating a World Climate Negotiation Simulation
April 25, 2018 (3:00 p.m. Eastern) – Online
Toward Meeting the SDGs: From Theory to Practice
May 2-4, 2018 – Montreal, Quebec
Sustainable Purchasing Summit 2018
May 14-16, 2018 – Minneapolis, Minnesota
2018 Sustainability in Higher Education in Canada Conference
May 22-25, 2018 – Montreal, Quebec
8th Annual Green Sports Alliance Summit
June 2-27, 2018 – Atlanta, Georgia
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