AASHE Bulletin – 9/29/21 edition

Columbia U Pledges Fossil Free Buildings
The university announced recently that it will no longer install new fossil fuel connections in any new construction, refresh or renovation projects. To support this transition, the university will evaluate how to fully electrify the campus by replacing the onsite combustion of fossil fuels with clean, renewable energy sources.
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Emory U to Establish Civil Rights & Social Justice Center With $7M Donation
The university recently received a grant from Southern Company Foundation to establish the Emory University School of Law Center for Civil Rights and Social Justice and to support other student success and access initiatives. The newly established center will serve as a hub for interdisciplinary scholarship, research, teaching, evidence-based policy reform, and community outreach that improves the lives of individuals who have experienced violations of their civil rights and been impacted by social injustice.
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SUNY Geneseo Offers Sustainability Studies Major
North Carolina State U to Lead Multi-Institutional Climate Resilience Initiative
Frostburg State U Receives $1.4M for Clean Energy Jobs
US EPA Announces 2021 Green Power Leadership Award Winners
Stanford U Initiates Scope 3 Emissions Program
Northwest Missouri State U Obtains $40K for Energy Efficiency
U Arizona Completes Dorm Carpet Recycling Project
Planning & Administration
Boston U to Divest from Fossil Fuel Industry
U Minnesota Divests From Fossil Fuels
U California Davis Publishes SDGs Report
U Maryland Medical System Implements $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage
Bennington College Earns STARS Silver
Boise State U Attains STARS Silver
U Louisiana Lafayette Earns STARS Silver
U Southern California Achieves STARS Silver
AASHE Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education
The AASHE Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education, happening virtually Oct. 12 – 14, will feature about 200 sessions that will be available via on-demand playback through Dec. 31, six keynote sessions, over 20 networking sessions, and eight exhibitors ready to share products, services and best practices to advance your campus sustainability goals. Registration is open through Oct. 14.
AASHE Governance Call for Applications
AASHE seeks candidates to serve on its Board of Directors, Advisory Council and STARS Steering Committee that can lend their time, talent and expertise. Particularly welcomed are applications from people of color. To learn more about these governance opportunities, sign up for the informational session happening on Sept. 30 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern. Interested candidates need to apply by Oct. 22.
AASHE Workshop: Just Sustainability: Curious Conversations About Equity and Sustainability
Just Sustainability: Curious Conversations is a three-hour workshop on Nov. 11 that will examine how to better integrate equity and social justice into sustainability. Topics covered include building empowering relationships with communities, learning from marginalized folks in non-exploitative ways, and overcoming the cultural biases embedded within the conventions of higher education. The registration deadline is Nov. 11 at noon Eastern.
Campus Sustainability Month
Held every October, Campus Sustainability Month is an international celebration of sustainability in higher education. The goal of Campus Sustainability Month is to raise the visibility of campus sustainability and provide advocates with a platform through which to broaden campus sustainability engagement. AASHE offers tools, tips and ideas, including a promotional toolkit, to assist in engaging the campus community.
Campus Race to Zero Waste
Campus Race to Zero Waste, formerly Recyclemania, is a friendly competition and benchmarking tool for college and university recycling programs to promote waste reduction activities to their campus communities. Over an eight-week period each spring, colleges across the U.S. and Canada report the amount of recycling and trash collected each week and are ranked in various categories.
Campus Compact’s National Webinar Series
Campus Compact’s 2021-2022 national webinar series seeks to examine issues of relevance to faculty, staff, students and their partners in education and community building by covering topics such as safeguarding voting, centering community engagement, equity, justice and movement building, building a more sustainable and democratic future after COVID -19, and re-envisioning community engagement and service, among others.
AASHE Member Discount:10% Off Reusable To-Go Containers
AASHE members can receive a 10 percent discount on Preserve 2 Go reusable to-go containers. This discount expires Dec. 31.
Personal Sustainability Practices: Faculty Approaches to Walking the Sustainability Talk & Living the UN SDGs
Personal Sustainability Practices is a collection of 19 academic and practitioner perspectives on the topic of personal sustainability among faculty. The book addresses when and how faculty who engage in academic and community service are practicing and communicating their own sustainability behaviors to students and other stakeholders.
AASHE Webinar: Academics, Equity, and Resilience: Building Pitt’s First Climate Action Plan
Sept. 29, 2021 (3 – 4:00 p.m. Eastern) – Online
Teaching Green: A Symposium on Sustainability & Interior Design Education
Oct. 8, 2020 – Oct. 9, 2021 – Online & In-Person
Carbon Footprinting 101: How to Take the First Step on the Road to Net-Zero Investment Portfolio
Oct. 13, 2021 (11:00 a.m. – Noon Eastern) – Online
Visit the Sustainability Events Calendar
Green Fund Project Coordinator
University of North Texas
Sustainability Budget & Financial Manager
Harvard University
Waste Reduction & Recycling Operations Coordinator
Johns Hopkins University
Resource Management Coordinator
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Director of Global Health
Hope College