Georgetown U Adopts Fossil Fuel Investments Policy + More

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February 11, 2020

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News of the Week

Georgetown U Adopts Fossil Fuel Investments Policy

Under the new policy, the university will continue to make investments that target a market rate of return in renewable energy, energy efficiency and related areas while freezing new endowment investments in companies or funds whose primary business is the exploration or extraction of fossil fuels. Georgetown will also divest from public securities of fossil fuel companies within the next five years and divest from existing private investments in those companies over the next 10 years.

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U Michigan Center to Focus on Equity in Computing Tech

A new Center for Ethics, Society and Computing will research inequality, exclusion, racism and sexism in digital media and computing technologies, such as artificial intelligence.

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Stanford U Recommends Civic Engagement During Registration
Colorado State U Pueblo Signs Solar Power PPA
U Maine Receives Grant to Recycle Greenhouse Plastic
North Carolina State U Pilots Driverless E-Shuttle
Planning & Administration
ACE Produces Series on Race in Higher Ed

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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 Nominations: 2020 ISCN Awards
The International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN) invites submissions for its Sustainable Campus Excellence Awards. The awards promote landmark projects that demonstrate how environmental, social and economic issues provide opportunities for university administrations and faculty alike to improve campus infrastructure. The deadline to apply is March 4.

2020 International Green Gown Awards
The International Green Gown Awards recognize exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by universities and colleges. Supported by U.N. Environment, the program is open to any university or college, except where there is an existing Green Gown Awards program. The deadline to apply is March 31.

RFP: Waste & Recycling Behavior Change Consultant
The University of Florida is soliciting proposals from qualified firms to develop, implement and evaluate sustainable materials management marketing and behavior change communications and messaging. In particular, UF is seeking expert advice on consistent branding across campus and best practices for waste programs based on successful examples from peer higher education institutions in the U.S.


New Resources

AASHE STARS Data Accuracy Video Series
The STARS Data Accuracy Video Series is a compilation of short videos that highlight tips and resources for submitting high-quality and accurate content for credits with high error rates. The series also contains a video describing differences between STARS 2.1 and 2.2, and a video that goes over where to find resources and support for conducting a STARS assessment.


AASHE Webinar: Focus Your Campus on Ambitious Climate Solutions on April 7
Feb. 12, 2020 (3:00 p.m. Eastern) – Online
AASHE Webinar: Welcome and Unwelcome Surprises on the Path to Carbon-Neutrality
Feb. 19, 2020 (3:00 p.m. Eastern) – Online
AASHE Webinar: Institutionalizing Environmental Justice
Feb. 26, 2020 (3:00 p.m. Eastern) – Online
Principles for Responsible Management Education Northeast Conference
March 26, 2020 – March 27, 2020 – Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey
AASHE Leadership Workshop: Sustainability Across the Curriculum
June 3, 2020 – June 4, 2020 – Online
2020 Sustainability Professionals Retreat: Accelerating your Impact
June 28, 2020 – July 1, 2020 – Online

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Jobs & Internships

Sustainability Coordinator
San Jose State University



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