AASHE Bulletin – September 25th edition

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September 25, 2018
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News of the Week
AASHE Announces 2018 Sustainability Award Winners
From more than 300 submissions in this year’s award program, 11 submissions were selected across four categories that include the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award. Some recipients will presenton their award-winning work at AASHE 2018.
More Coordination & Planning News
Coordination & Planning Resources
Boston U Announces 15-Year Wind PPA
The university announced plans to buy electricity from 48.6 megawatts of wind generation capacity annually through a power purchase agreement (PPA) for 15 years. Last year BU used 205,000 megawatt-hours, which is what it plans to purchase from the wind facility annually. The university will receive and retire the associated 205,000 Green-e Certified renewable energy certificates. The electricity will feed the South Dakota electrical grid, one where BU can displace more fossil fuel intense electricity production.
More Energy News
Energy Resources
New Partnership Aims to Increase Diversity of Solar Industry
With a goal of making the solar workforce more diverse, the Solar Energy Industries Association and the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Community Development Action Coalition have signed a memorandum of understanding to begin a comprehensive effort to help the solar industry recruit and employ more students from the nation’s 101 Historically Black Colleges and Universities. This will include hosting a national jobs fair and individual jobs fairs at the HBCU schools.
More Public Engagement News
Public Engagement Resources
U Hawai’i Mānoa Launches Institute for Sustainability and Resilience
Leuphana U Lüneburg Receives Funding for ‘Dilemmas of Sustainability’ Project
SUNY & UC Leaders Call on Higher Ed to Lead on Climate Action
Western State Colorado U Partners on Environmental Management Degree Expansion
U Kentucky Launches Sustainability Pitch Competition
U New Mexico Receives $20M for SMART Grid Center
Six New York City Universities Work to Reduce Water Use
Hope College Student Center Earns LEED Gold
Two Pennsylvania State U Dorms Receive LEED Silver
Princeton U Dining Diversifies Food & Reduces Plastic Use
Rice U Dining Expands Inclusive Dining Options
Planning & Administration
Insight Into Diversity Honors 2018 HEED Award Recipients
Seattle U Trustees Votes to Divest From Fossil Fuels
Submit sustainability news & information from your institution

National Council for Science and Environment (NCSE) 2019 Conference

Early bird registration is open for the National Council for Science and Environment 2019 Conference, taking place Jan. 7-10, in Washington, D.C. This year’s conference theme is Sustainable Infrastructure and Resilience. Attendees will look at the opportunities and challenges for sustainability at the convergence of built, natural, social and cyber infrastructure. Attendees will also explore examples of community resilience and discuss how to apply best practices in their community.

2019 Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit Call for Proposals

The 2019 Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit, happening Feb. 10-12 in Tempe, Arizona, is a national gathering of higher education presidents, chancellors, trustees and other senior leaders working to accelerate climate solutions through all aspects of institutional activities. Proposals are being accepted on a variety of topics from building consensus across the campus for climate action to transformational education strategies around climate education. The event is hosted by Second Nature and Intentional Endowments Institute.

Sierra Student Coalition Climate Justice League

The Climate Justice League is a 10-week-long organizing fellowship for high school and college aged students that want to learn key organizing and leadership skills, meet other youth activists from around the country, and take action for climate and social justice. The final deadline to apply is Sept. 25.

2019 Ashoka U Exchange Call for Presentations

Ashoka U encourages submissions for the 2019 Ashoka U Exchange, happening Feb. 21-23, in San Diego, California. The gathering is a platform for sharing best practices and lessons learned to transform higher education into a tool for social change and impact. This year’s theme is Beyond Boundaries and Borders: Expanding Possibilities for the Future of Higher Education. Presentation submissions are due Sept. 26.

Call for Proposals: U.S Dept of Energy Solar Decathlon

The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon is a collegiate competition comprising 10 contests that challenges student teams to design and build highly efficient and innovative buildings powered by renewable energy. This Solar Decathlon, which spans 2019 and 2020, gives teams the option to participate in one of two challenges: the Design Challenge or the Build Challenge. Whether participating in the Design or Build Challenge, all teams are evaluated across 10 contests.

AASHE Member Discount: $100 Off Sustainability Certification Through ISSP

The International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) offers students, faculty and staff from AASHE-member schools a $100 discount on the ISSP Sustainability Associate (ISSP-SA) credential exam. The program is designed to recognize the knowledge, skills and abilities of those in the sustainability field, including students with knowledge of core sustainability concepts.


New Resources
Green Guy Podcast: UCLA’s Living Laboratory for Climate Change Research

University of California Los Angeles’ Chief Sustainability Officer Nurit Katz and Deputy Chief Sustainability Officer Bonny Bentzin share why UCLA is called a “Living Laboratory” for climate change research, what is the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge and how sustainability on campus impacts the city of Los Angeles.

2018 AASHE Conference & Expo
Oct. 2, 2018 – Oct. 5, 2018 – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
AASHE Webinar: Energy Star’s Updated Module on Efficient Buildings
Oct. 10, 2018 (3:00 p.m. Eastern) – Online
A Finer Future, A Conversation With Hunter Lovins About Higher Education Climate Action
Oct. 11, 2018 (2:00 p.m. Eastern) – Online
The My Green Lab Virtual Sustainability Summit
Oct. 17, 2018 (10:30 a.m. to Noon Eastern) – Online
Visit the Sustainability Events Calendar

Jobs & Internships
Energy Specialist
University of Illinois at Chicago
Recycling Coordinator & Compost Technician
Seattle University
Sustainability Initiatives Utility Worker
Georgia State University
Assistant Professor, Environmental Sociology
Grand Valley State University
Assistant/Associate Professor, Sustainable Food Systems
Indiana University
Assistant Professor, Sustainable Infrastructure Engineering
University of Kentucky