AASHE Bulletin – 10/13/21 edition

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We hope you’re finding engaging content and creating meaningful connections at this year’s AASHE Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education (GCSHE), happening virtually right now!
You can still register for the GCSHE through tomorrow, Oct. 14, with on-demand playback through Dec. 31. This annual conference brings together sustainability leaders from around the world in a virtual format to share effective models, policies, research, collaborations and transformative actions that advance sustainability in higher education and surrounding communities.
Register today to examine the grand challenges of our time and envision a different future!
News of the Week
Rutgers U to Establish Office of Climate Action
Toward the end of September, the university’s president announced a new Climate Action Plan and the formation of a new Office of Climate Action, which will lead the university’s efforts to achieve carbon neutrality by 2040. The office will be housed in the Office of University Strategy, and will work to achieve key milestones, including ensuring that Rutgers removes more greenhouse gases than it emits by its 275th anniversary in 2041.
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AASHE ED Appointed to Times Higher Ed Advisory Board
AASHE’s executive director, Meghan Fay Zahniser, is now one of 10 Times Higher Education (THE) advisory board members who were selected to advise THE on how to improve THE’s Impact Rankings. The rankings capture higher education institutions’ impact on society based on delivery of the SDGs.
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Virginia Tech Launches Climate Action Living Laboratory
U Virginia Receives $5M Grant for Interdisciplinary Adaptation & Resilience Research Hub
College Lake County Installs 1.9 MW Solar PV System
Medical U South Carolina Building Achieves LEED Silver
Bowling Green State U Connects Solar Charging Table
Planning & Administration
California State U to Discontinue Fossil Fuel Investments
Aberdeen U Divests From Fossil Fuels
Loyola U Chicago Adopts Land Acknowledgement Statement
U Illinois Chicago Receives $5M Grant to Support Latino Humanities Studies
California State U Channel Islands Receives $5M to Diversify STEM Students
U Georgia Achieves STARS Gold
U Louisiana Lafayette Earns STARS Silver
Wege Prize 2022
Wege Prize is an annual competition challenging students to collaborate across institutional, disciplinary and cultural boundaries to redesign the way economies work. Participants contend for over $65,000 in total cash prizes. The Wege Prize is organized by Kendall College of Art and Design’s Wege Center for Sustainable Design with support from the Wege Foundation. The deadline to submit a team application is Nov. 1.
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:
Discourse of ‘Helping the Poor’: Rethinking Global Poverty and Its Pedagogical Possibilities in Higher Education
Embedding Sacred Ecology in Sustainability Solutions: The Role of Post-Secondary Environmental Science Programs
Indigenous Perspectives on Education for Sustainable Healthcare
Carbon Footprinting 101: How to Take the First Step on the Road to Net-Zero
Oct. 13, 2021 (11:30 – 12:30 p.m. Eastern) – Online
AASHE Workshop: Just Sustainability: Curious Conversations About Equity & Sustainability
Nov. 11, 2021 (2 – 5:00 p.m. Eastern) – Online
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Jobs & Internships
Sustainability Program Manager
University of Georgia
Sustainability Fellows Program & Network Stewardship Coordinator
University of New Hampshire
Sustainability, Equity & Justice Fund Grant Program Coordinator
Western Washington University
Professor in Africana Studies
University of Richmond