September 1, 2020
News of the Week
Environment America’s newly released report, “America’s Top Colleges for Renewable Energy 2020: Who Is Leading the Transition to 100% Renewable Energy on Campus?”, catalogs the efforts of 127 colleges and universities that reported data through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership. The report lists the top 10 colleges and universities obtaining 100 percent or more of their electricity from renewable sources, with Georgetown University leading all schools, generating and purchasing more than 1.3 times as much electricity from renewable sources as it consumes. It also lists the top five schools for renewable heating, cooling, hot water and other non-electric energy produced per student, with Colby College listed first.
Planning & Administration
AASHE Member Discount: Distributed Energy Resources Savings Assessment : AASHE members are eligible to receive a free remote distributed energy resources savings assessment from GridMarket. This discount expires Dec. 31.
Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences Call for Research Articles : The Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences encourages contributions on environmental media and communication, environmental politics, policy and governance, experiential environmental education, sustainability, and the Anthropocene. Abstracts are due Sept. 10.
Investing in Racial Equity: A Primer for College & University Endowments : Released by Intentional Endowments Institute, this primer is intended to be a catalyst for conversation and action on racial equity for fiduciaries of university endowments. The resource discusses the current state of racial inequity in the U.S. as it relates to the long-term sustainability of the economy; the unique, underappreciated opportunity available to college and university endowments in racial equity investing; and the variety of tools, products, partners and best practices available.
New Issue: Sustainability: The Journal of Record : The latest issue of Sustainability: The Journal of Record features an open access article about a campus solid waste move-out program at Eckerd College, and a case study about high-impact sustainability practices at Chandler-Gilbert Community College.
Civically Engaged Universities and the Pandemic: Reflections on Action
Sept. 14, 2020 (9:00 a.m. Eastern) – Online
AASHE Webinar: Scaling the Ladder: Engagement Programs as Tools for Sustainability
Sept. 16, 2020 (3:00 p.m. Eastern) – Online
Conversation for White Admissions Leaders Who Work With POC
Sept. 17, 2020 (7:00 p.m. Eastern) – Online
Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education
Oct. 20, 2020 – Oct. 22, 2020 – Online
Jobs & Internships
Facilities & Sustainability Director : West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
Assistant Director of Sustainability, Academic Engagement & Campus as Lab Initiatives : Princeton University
Environmental Studies (Environmental Justice) Faculty : Humboldt State University
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