AASHE Bulletin – November 27 edition

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November 27, 2018
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News of the Week
Cloud County CC Students to Install 200 KW Solar Array
Students enrolled in the college’s Solar Energy Technology program will install a 200-kilowatt photovoltaic array on single-axis solar trackers, which will increase electricity production efficiency. The system will be installed on campus-owned land.
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U Washington Uses E-Bikes to Deliver Campus Mail
The university’s Mailing Services now uses a fleet of electric-assist cargo bicycles to deliver nearly all mail to 455 departments on the Seattle campus. Mailing Services used a grant from the Campus Sustainability Fund to purchase five of the bikes. Since phasing out trucks, deliveries now take 10 percent less time and 30 percent fewer miles traveled.
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Academics
U New England & Two Icelandic Universities Partner on Ocean Food Systems Degree
Minnesota State College Southeast Launches Bike-Building Degree
McGill U Opens School of Retail Management Focused on Sustainable Consumption
U Massachusetts Amherst Launches Student-Run Organic Vineyard
Hope College Student Completes Campus & City Tree Inventory
Engagement
U California Los Angeles Partners to Fund Water & Energy Research
Operations
Duke U Adds Electric Buses to Fleet
Wellesley College Commits $24M to Energy Initiatives
Dalhousie U Opens Biomass Energy Plant
West Texas A&M U Enters Energy-Efficiency Contract
American College Greece Launches Plastic-Free Campaign
Central Michigan U Begins Composting Pizza Boxes
Planning & Administration
College William & Mary Announces 2019-2024 Sustainability Plan
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Opportunities
Interdisciplinary Sustainability Teaching & Research Workshop

This workshop targets faculty who participate in interdisciplinary teaching and scholarship around social-ecological systems in the natural and social sciences, and humanities. It will explore social-ecological systems (SES) challenges, identify what faculty are doing along disciplinary SES gradients, find solutions for stronger and more transparent collaboration, and establish a network of interdisciplinary SES scholars. The workshop is hosted by Furman University from Feb. 28 through March 3. Furman University is one of 13 regional AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum. The deadline to register is Dec. 15.

AASHE Member Discount: 5% Off U.S. Composting Council Conference & Tradeshow

The U.S. Composting Council offers AASHE members a 5 percent discount to its conference & tradeshow, happening Jan. 28 – 31 in Phoenix, Arizona. The discount expires on Jan. 20.

Fair Trade Campaigns 2019 National Conference Campus Partner Program

Fair Trade Campaigns encourages campuses to cover the registration for three or more students or staff to attend its annual conference, taking place from March 1 – 3 in Chicago, in exchange for being recognized as a campus partner. The Fair Trade Campaigns National Conference convenes leaders to inspire and equip attendees with practical tools to drive conscious consumerism.

Call for Chapter Proposals: Civil Society and Social Responsibility in Higher Education

Higher Education Teaching and Learning encourages chapter submissions for an upcoming book titled Civil Society and Social Responsibility in Higher Education. The editors are looking at three potential volumes under the subheadings of: International Perspectives on Curriculum and Teaching Development; International Perspectives on University Community Partnerships; and International Perspectives on Leadership and Strategies. The chapter proposal submission deadline is Jan. 15.

Events
Sustainable Culinary Strategies for Every Dining Hall Webinar
Dec. 11, 2018 (3:00 p.m. Eastern) – Online
SPSP Sustainability Psychology Pre-Conference
Feb. 7, 2019 – Portland, Oregon
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Jobs & Internships
Sustainability Director
Illinois State University
Energy Manager
Smith College & Amherst College
Campus Recycling Coordinator
Georgia Institute of Technology
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