AASHE bulletin – November 6th edition

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November 6, 2018
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News of the Week
Georgia Tech Pilots Using Wastewater to Grow Vegetables
A U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture grant totaling $5 million over five years will enable the university to pilot a hydroponic growing system using domestic wastewater extracted from the campus sewer system. The overall goal is to show that using the nutrients and water resources from domestic wastewater in an urban controlled environment agriculture system is socially, environmentally and financially sustainable and can easily be replicated in other cities.
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Virginia Commonwealth U Plants Trees in Local Community for Carbon Offset Credits
A project to plant dozens of trees this month in Richmond’s Carver area will make the neighborhood a greener and more walkable community, while offsetting the carbon footprint of the university as the trees grow. The Carver Tree Project has brought together resources from VCU, nonprofits and state agencies to plant and maintain 75 trees in the neighborhood. VCU will claim carbon offset credits for the new trees under a peer-reviewed program developed at Duke University.
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Keele U Opens ‘Institute for Sustainable Futures’
Boston U Partners With Rocky Mountain Institute on Internship
Pennsylvania State U Gets Nearly $4M Grant for Community Wellness Program
Southern Illinois U Carbondale Launches Green Office Program
Southern Illinois U Edwardsville Opens Free Store
U Manitoba Launches Single-Use Cup Reduction Campaign
Western Carolina U Students Develop Campus Tree App
Crowder College Building Earns LEED Platinum
Salem State U to Install 387 KW Solar Electric With $193K Grant
St. Thomas Aquinas College Earns Fair Trade Designation
U Queensland Diverts Cardboard From Landfill By Reusing for Horse Bedding
Purdue U Studies Best Practices for E-Scooters on Campus
U Notre Dame Installs 2-Acre Green Roof
Planning & Administration
Salem State U Receives $100K Grant for Open Textbook Resources
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EPA College & University Green Power Challenge

Throughout the 2018-19 academic year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership will track and rank U.S. collegiate athletic conferences based on combined green power usage. The program includes any collegiate athletic conference in the U.S. with at least two U.S. EPA Green Power Partners and an aggregate green power purchase of at least 10 million kilowatt-hours.

Call for Proposals: 2019 Environmental Education & Communication Conference

Taking place on May 10 – 12, 2019, at the University of Saskatchewan, conference organizers are seeking proposals for presentations, workshops and posters. The conference theme is Action on Climate Change Through Education. The conference aims is to increase action on climate change through education by bringing together educators, students, policy makers, researchers and community members. The deadline for proposals is Jan. 15.

Call for Proposals: New England Farm to Institution Summit

The New England Farm to Institution Summit, happening April 2 – 4, 2019, at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, encourages session proposals that will help participants gain inspiration to set and achieve bold goals and connect farm to institution work to the bigger picture in regional and national food system work, develop new skills, continue to build relationships, and learn about innovative farm-to-institution strategies.

AASHE Member Discount: 5% Off NCSE 2019 Conference

AASHE members can receive a 5 percent discount on registration to the 2019 National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) conference. The conference will take place Jan. 7 – 10, in Washington, D.C. The theme is Sustainable Infrastructure & Resilience. The offer expires Jan. 10.

AASHE Member Discount: 10% Discount on Tayst Coffee

Tayst Coffee, a distributor of compostable coffee k-cups, is offering AASHE members a lifetime 10 percent discount on all orders.

AASHE Member Discount: IEN Membership Discount Ends Soon

AASHE members can receive a discount on Intentional Endowments Network membership. The discount amount is dependent upon endowment size. The offer expires Dec. 31.

New Resources
Going Green: Implementing Sustainable Strategies in Libraries Around the World

This publication examines aspects of reducing the ecological footprint in libraries’ operations and the social role and responsibility of libraries as leaders in environmental sustainability. Also discussed are the theoretical background and practical applications of contributions made by worldwide libraries to the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals.

Green Guy Podcast: University of Notre Dame’s Comprehensive Sustainability Strategy

The university’s senior program director of Sustainability, Allison Mihalich, discusses UND’s Comprehensive Sustainability Strategy for campus and the impact of student engagement on the South Bend community.

AASHE Webinar: A New Way to Benchmark your Sustainable Purchasing Program
Nov. 7, 2018 (3:00 p.m. Eastern) – Online
Aiming Upstream: Waste Prevention Campaigns Webinar
Nov. 8, 2018 (1:30 p.m. Eastern) – Online
Symposium on Sustainability in University Campuses
Dec. 10 – 12, 2018 – University of Florence, Firenze, Italy
National Wildlife Federation EcoCareers Conference
Feb. 27 – 28, 2019 – Online
2019 New England Farm to Institution Summit
April 2 – 4, 2019 – Amherst, Massachusetts
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Jobs & Internships
Head of Sustainability
University of London
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Whitman College
Sustainability Programs Manager
University of California, Los Angeles – UCLA Health
Environmental Coordinator
University of Huddersfield
Facilities & Property Management Director
Portland State University
Campus Organizer
Divest Ed
Campaign Director
California Student Sustainability Coalition
Assistant Professor, School of Public Service
Boise State University
2019 Newman Civic Fellowship
Campus Compact