April 17, 2018
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The April 10 issue of the Bulletin incorrectly listed the dates of the 8th Annual Green Sports Alliance Summit. The summit is taking place from June 26-27. We apologize for the error.
News of the Week
31 Colleges & Universities Begin Higher Education Anchor Mission Initiative The Higher Education Anchor Mission Initiative is a joint project of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities and The Democracy Collaborative aimed at developing and sharing new strategies for deploying higher education’s intellectual and place-based resources to enhance the economic and social well-being of the communities they serve. The Higher Education Anchor Mission Initiative builds on and expands the work of The Democracy Collaborative’s Anchor Dashboard Learning Cohort, in which six urban universities collaborated in a multi-year process to pilot effective metrics for tracking anchor mission impact.
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Cornell U Promotes Climate Literacy for Staff Members of the university’s Employee Assembly voted earlier this month to support staff participation in campus climate change literacy policy and programs, in an effort to ensure the success of the Climate Action Plan. Highlighting the scientific consensus of global climate change, the resolution notes the impact of climate change on employee happiness and well-being. Climate change literacy was defined in the resolution as an understanding of an individual’s influence on climate and climate’s influence on individuals.
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Wellbeing & Work Resources Engagement Indiana U-Purdue U Indianapolis Hosts Inaugural Sustainability Summit Operations DePauw U Dining Hall Receives LEED Gold Eastern Kentucky U Introduces Dockless Bike-Share System U North Carolina Asheville Earns Tree Campus USA Recognition Planning & Administration U California Davis Releases Growth Plan Alongside an Environmental Impact Report U North Carolina Wilmington Student Creates Wellness Campaign
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Opportunities AASHE Workshop: Leading Deep Change in Higher Education
Hosted by Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, this workshop will introduce participants to a leadership development program designed to enable practitioners to generate deep organizational change and establish sustainability as a strategic priority. The workshop is designed to highlight and make sense of the very broad set of topics and disciplines that are relevant for leading a transformational sustainability program. The workshop is limited to 30 participants. The deadline to register is June 15.
National Wildlife Federation Campus Pollinator Pledge
The National Wildlife Federation is asking college and university students, faculty, and staff to take action on their campus to provide healthy habitat for pollinators. By taking the Campus Pollinator Pledge, campuses are committing to protect pollinators by providing healthy habitat through creation, restoration and protection efforts. Campuses that take the pledge are also committing to engage and educate their campus community.
Call for Contributions: Competencies in Education for Sustainable Development
This special issue of Sustainability will focus on education for sustainable development (ESD) competencies. Suggested topics include the integration of ESD competencies in policies, strategies and programs, innovative pedagogical approaches to ESD competencies, processes and tools to assess ESD competencies, and professional development in ESD. The deadline for manuscript submission is Nov. 30.
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 journal articles include:
- Learning How to Understand Complexity and Deal With Sustainability Challenges – A Framework for a Comprehensive Approach and Its Application in University Education
- A Proposal of a Balanced Scorecard for an Environmental Education Program at Universities
- Assessing Sustainability in Higher Education Curricula: A Critical Reflection on Validity Issues
AASHE Webinar: Reducing Electricity Use in Campus Residence Halls April 18, 2018 (3:00 p.m. Eastern) – Online
Using Contracts to Source Sustainable Food May 1, 2018 (3:00 p.m. Eastern) – Online
AASHE Webinar: Avoided Costs From Shared Laboratory Equipment & Space at CU Boulder May 2, 2018 (3:00 p.m. Eastern) – Online
Women’s Leadership Success in Higher Education June 4-5, 2018 – Boise State University, Boise, Idaho
Integrated Network for Social Sustainability 2018 Conference June 7-9, 2018 – University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina
2018 International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN) Conference June 11-13, 2018 – Stockholm, Sweden
Net Positive Symposium for Higher Education June 25-26, 2018 – Hampshire College, Amherst, Massachusetts
AASHE Workshop: Leading Deep Change in Higher Education July 19-20, 2018 – Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario
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Director, Office of Sustainability & Environment The University of Iowa
Sustainability Program Manager California State University
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