AASHE Bulletin – April 21 edition

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April 21, 2021

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News of the Week

ISCN Announces 2021 Award Winners
The International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN) recently announced the 2021 Excellence Award winners, which seek to recognize sustainable campus projects that demonstrate leadership, creativity, effectiveness and outstanding performance. Covenant University won the award for Whole Systems Approach; University of Leeds received the award in the Partnerships for Progress category, and National University of Singapore was selected for the award in Cultural Change for Sustainability.
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Georgetown U to Launch Bachelor’s Degree Program at Maryland Prison

U Albany to Complete 1.8 MW Photovoltaic Array
Bucknell U to Install 1.6 MW Solar Array
Northwestern U & U Chicago Receive EPA Energy Star Award
Georgetown U to Bolster Energy Efficiency Through Partnership
Central Wyoming College Adds Air Purification Technology
U Wisconsin Oshkosh Building Earns LEED Silver
U Michigan Installs Solar Charging Tables

Planning & Administration
U Virginia Health System Hires Inaugural Diversity Officer

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Virtual AASHE Workshop: Facilitation for Organizational Change
This three-hour Facilitation for Organizational Change Workshop, taking place May 6, teaches sustainability professionals about effective meeting facilitation with fun, hands-on activities. The deadline to register is May 6 at noon.

Call for Authors: Racial Equity & Social Justice Anthology
AASHE is seeking new authors to write original pieces on how racial equity, social justice and sustainability are all interconnected. No Sustainability Without Justice: An Anthology on Racial Equity and Social Justice is a living compilation of essays written by members of the higher education community that demonstrate how racial equity, social equity, diversity and inclusion are integral components to sustainability and are particularly relevant for those working within higher education. Expressions of interest are requested by May 10.

2021 AASHE Sustainability Awards: Call for Submissions
AASHE will give 12 awards across five categories to those at the forefront of higher education sustainability. The award categories recognize sustainability achievements by individuals and institutions as well as meaningful research on campus sustainability. Submissions and nominations are due on May 21.

Earth Day Photo Opportunity
In honor of Earth Day (April 22), AASHE is seeking pictures depicting sustainability in action, whether that is cleaning up a local river, planting trees, starting a compost bin or something else. Pictures shared on Twitter using @AASHENews may be retweeted, and pictures submitted to the Campus Sustainability Hub by April 30 may be included in a future blog post.


Getting to Green: The Business Office Role in Achieving STARS Success
April 23, 2021 (1:00 p.m. Eastern) – Online

USGBC + Higher Education: Strategies for Transformation
April 28, 2021 (3:00 p.m. Eastern) – Online

AASHE Course: Climate Fiction Book Club for College Educators & Sustainability Advocates
June 3, 2021 – Online

2021 Sustainability Change Leaders Retreat
June 21, 2021 – June 24, 2021 – Online

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Jobs & Internships

Sustainability Director
University of Vermont

Sustainability Director
Hawaii Preparatory Academy

Green Practices & Sustainability Manager
Carnegie Mellon University

Sustainability Program Manager
Arizona State University

Sustainability Project Manager
University of Mississippi

Sustainability Manager
University of Nebraska Medical Center

EcoLeader Community Research Fellow
NWF EcoLeaders

Zero Waste & Plastic Pollution Fellow
National Wildlife Federation


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