AASHE Bulletin – December 4th edition

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December 4, 2018
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News of the Week
Stanford U Announces 88 MW Solar-Electric Plant
A new solar generating plant will enable the university to use 100 percent renewable electricity by 2021, the anticipated year of completion for the 88-megawatt solar photovoltaic plant.
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Energy Resources
Emory U Receives $650K to Advance Climate Project
The Ray C. Anderson Foundation has awarded a $650,000 grant to Emory University to advance the Georgia Climate Project. This foundational grant will support efforts to build a network of experts who can improve understanding of climate impacts and solutions and better position Georgia to respond to a changing climate. The Georgia Climate Project is a state-wide consortium co-founded by Emory, the University of Georgia, and the Georgia Institute of Technology, and joined by Agnes Scott College, Georgia Southern University, Spelman College, and the University of North Georgia.
More Air & Climate News
Air & Climate Resources
Academics
Yale U Maps Teaching to SDGs
Operations
Cleveland State U Begins Campaign to Reduce Plastic Straw Use
U Montreal Reduces Leftover Food Waste
Planning & Administration
Silliman U Adopts Environmental Policy
U Alabama Birmingham Releases 6-Year Sustainability Plan
U California System Researchers Vote to Unionize
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Opportunities
AASHE Member Discount: Discount on Climate Change & Health Certificate

Students, staff and faculty at AASHE member institutions are eligible for a 10 percent discount off an 18-week online certificate through Yale University’s School of Public Health that teaches about tools to address the health impacts of climate change.

Call for Proposals: 2019 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo

Greenbuild organizers encourage education session proposals through Jan. 4. Greenbuild 2019 is a conference and expo dedicated to green building that includes three days of educational sessions, green building tours, special seminars and networking events. The conference will take place in Atlanta, Georgia, from Nov. 20-22, 2019.

STARS 2019 Data Quality Boot Camp Series

The STARS Data Quality Boot Camp Series is a set of webinars that will provide insights into submitting a high-quality STARS report by the deadline for the 2019 Sustainable Campus Index, Princeton Review and Sierra. There is an overview webinar, which will focus on general tips that apply across all STARS categories and credits, and one webinar for each of the STARS categories – Academics, Engagement, Operations, and Planning and Administration – that will focus data accuracy tips for credits that are commonly misinterpreted.

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:

Events
Recycling & Reuse in The UK
Dec. 6, 2018 (11:30 a.m. Eastern) – Online
Financing Energy Projects in Higher Education
Dec. 12, 2018 (3:00 p.m. Eastern) – Online
Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference
Feb. 25 – 27, 2019 – Seattle, Washington
Visit the Sustainability Events Calendar

Jobs & Internships
Sustainability Director
Babson College
Publicity Promotion Specialist, Sustainability Office
University of Illinois at Chicago
Manager, Facilities Sustainability
New Mexico State University
Associate Vice Chancellor, Facilities Management
Appalachian State University
Assistant Professor, Resource, Environmental, or Energy Economics
Arizona State University
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