AASHE Bulletin – 9/22/21 edition

September 22, 2021
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We are delighted to announce the final keynote session at the AASHE Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education. It is a panel discussion on Oct. 14 featuring Dr. Tracey Osborne, director of the University of California Center for Climate Justice; Dr. Stephen Sterling, professor emeritus of sustainability education at Plymouth University; and Dr. Madhavi Venkatesan, assistant teaching professor of economics at Northeastern University. Inspired by a recent essay series titled The Pedagogy of Transition: Educating for the Future We Want, Drs. Osborne, Venkatesan, and Sterling will reflect on the shifts in educational policy and practice necessary to create a sustainable future.
We are less than three weeks away from the largest event focused on sustainability in higher education. Reserve your spot today and gain access to about 200 sessions (available through Dec. 31), over 20 networking sessions, six keynote sessions, and eight exhibitors ready to share products, services and best practices to advance your campus sustainability goals.
News of the Week
HKUST Launches Sustainable & Green Finance BS Program(Hong Kong) Jointly offered by the School of Business and Management and the Division of Environment and Sustainability at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), the new Bachelor of Science in sustainable and green finance covers multiple disciplines at the intersection of business, environmental science and technology. It is designed for those interested in ESG and impact investing, sustainable project financing, sustainable instrument and product development, and other related fields.
More Curriculum News
Curriculum Resources

U Arizona Launches Indigenous Resilience Center
8 HEIs Partner on Soil & Water Phosphorus Research
GRITS & SIMAP Partner on New Sync Feature
U Notre Dame Commits to Carbon Neutrality By 2050
U Arkansas Partners to Give 20 Students Free Bikes
Planning & Administration
U Saskatchewan & City Sign Joint Climate Commitment
Dalhousie U Earns STARS Gold
De La Salle Lipa Achieves STARS Silver
U Denver Earns STARS Silver
Public Comment Period for STARS 3.0: Transportation
As part of the development process for version 3.0 of AASHE’s Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS), public comment on the Transportation section of the framework is now open through Oct. 31.
Sign On Opportunity: Race to Zero for Universities & Colleges
The Race to Zero is a U.N.-backed global campaign rallying educational institutions and others to take immediate action to halve global emissions by 2030. All members are committed to the same overarching goal–reducing emissions across all scopes swiftly and fairly in line with the Paris Agreement, with transparent action plans and robust near-term targets. To date, over 700 universities and colleges have signed on.
Solve Climate by 2030 Teach-In Info Sessions
On Sept. 30, Bard College will host four informational sessions for faculty and teaching staff to learn more about the Worldwide Teach-In on Climate Justice, happening on March 30, 2022.
Invitation for Student Sustainability Writers
The Sustainable Age is a student journal founded by students of the North Texas Regional Center of Expertise Network. The journal is seeking volunteer student writers to submit original articles centered on the 17 U.N. Sustainable Development Goals
Social & Environmental Justice Student Recycling Scholarships
Students with a passion for social and environmental justice principles and an interest in the recycling industry are encouraged to apply for a 2021 Murray J. Fox Scholarship of $2,000. Approximately three scholarships will be awarded. Funds are provided to assist with education expenses, along with membership in the National Recycling Coalition, plus admission to the National Recycling Congress, happening virtually from Nov. 3-4. Applications will be accepted through Oct. 1.
AASHE Member Discount: 20% Off Preserve Products
AASHE members can receive a 20 percent discount on Preserve products through the online store. Preserve products range from food storage to tableware and personal care, all made from 100 percent recycled plastic or plant-based compostable materials. This discount expires Dec. 31.
AASHE Member Discount: 30% Off America East Sustainability Conference
AASHE members receive 30 percent off select registration types to attend the inaugural America East Sustainability Conference, being hosted by the University of Massachusetts Lowell from June 7 – 9, 2022. This discount expires May 6.
New Resources
Campus Sustainability Hub Resources
The Campus Sustainability Hub is a one-stop shop for AASHE members to access toolkits and resource collections about 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. There are over 3,000 publications in the Hub representing 81 countries, including the following recently published journal articles:
Sustainable Development Goals and Higher Education: Leaving Many Behind
Teaching Sustainability Practice Through Service Learning: A Case Study of Reducing Food Waste
What Makes an Effective Campus Climate Action Plan?
AASHE Webinar: Using Lean Feedback Loops to Build a Sustainable Zero Waste Program
Sept. 22, 2021 (3 – 4:00 p.m. Eastern) – Online
Educating for a Sustainable Future: Mobilizing Higher Ed for the Climate Century
Sept. 29, 2021 (Noon – 1:00 p.m. Eastern) – Online
Climate Interactive: A Tutorial on the En-ROADS Tool
Sept. 30, 2021 (2:00 p.m. Eastern) – Online
Purchasing Fire-Safe Healthier Furniture
Oct. 19, 2021 (1:00 p.m. Eastern) – Online
University Surplus Property Association Virtual Conference
Oct. 21, 2021 (11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Eastern) – Online
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Jobs & Internships
Green Labs Specialist
Johns Hopkins University
Earth Science Assistant Professor
Mount Holyoke College
Environmental & Social Equity & Justice Assistant Professor
Mount Holyoke College
Native American History Professor
Mount Holyoke College
Native American & Indigenous Poetry Faculty
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Natural Sciences (Environmental Focus) Assistant Professor
Babson College
Environmental Science & Policy Professor
Smith College