AASHE Bulletin – 10/6/21 edition

October 6, 2021
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News of the Week
Georgetown U Hires Inaugural VP of Sustainability
Meghan Chapple, Georgetown’s first vice president of sustainability, will oversee Georgetown’s Office of Sustainability and lead the university’s strategic sustainability actions. Chapple most recently served as sustainability director and senior advisor on sustainability at The George Washington University.
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Montclair State U Receives $425K Grant for Institute for Sustainability Studies
Weber State U Launches New BS in Energy Engineering
Cornell U Joins Finger Lakes Energy Compact
West Virginia U Establishes Campus Food Garden
U Limerick Lab Receives Platinum Green Lab Certification
Cornell U to Connect 408 KW Solar Electric System
U North Georgia Installs Solar Electric Panels
Johns Hopkins U to Convert to Electric Buses
Marquette U Installs Bike Repair Stations
Planning & Administration
Virginia Union U Adopts Endowment Policy Supporting Minority-Owned Firms
Insight Into Diversity Announces 2021 HEED Award Recipients
U Dayton Sustainability Institute Publishes Strategic Plan
Ball State U Earns STARS Silver
Auburn U Releases SDGs Report
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 Member Discount: 30% Off WOHESC
AASHE members are eligible to receive 30 percent off registration to the Washington Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC), happening March 2 – 4, 2022, at South Seattle College in Seattle, Washington. The discount expires Feb. 28.
Complimentary SIMAP Tier 1 Subscription
New or renewing GRITS Unlimited subscribers will get a complimentary subscription to the SIMAP carbon and nitrogen accounting platform through Nov. 1. Current SIMAP users are also welcome to take advantage of this opportunity to expand their access.
Compact22 Conference Call for Proposals
Campus Compact organizers are accepting proposals for the Compact22 national conference, happening March 29 – 31, 2022. The conference is focused on the role of higher education in building healthy communities and fostering a just and equal democracy. The event’s theme is A Better Way Forward: Innovation With Equity at the Center. Proposals are due Oct. 25.
Call for Proposals: Design & Implement Virtual Series on Climate Change & Sustainability
The U.S. Department of State’s USA Study Abroad team invites U.S. colleges and universities to submit a proposal to conceptualize, design and implement a new virtual seminar series on climate change and environmental sustainability for scholars and alumni of the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program. Proposals are due Oct. 28.
Call for Video Messages From Higher Education Students
Students Organizing for Sustainability International invites students at higher education institutions to submit video messages that provide a critical and solution-focused perspective on how climate education is and should be integrated into the curriculum. The five best videos will be compiled into a 4-5 minute video that will be played for ministers and delegates at U.N. Environment Program and the Times Higher Education Climate Impact Forum on Oct. 28, ahead of COP26.
New Resources
September AASHE Webinar Recordings
The following webinar recordings are now available in the Campus Sustainability Hub:
Equipping Students for Lives of Impact
Leveraging Social Media for Sustainability Campus Engagement During & Beyond COVID-19
Using Lean Feedback-Loops to Build a Sustainable Zero Waste Program
2022 Campus Race to Zero Waste Competition Overview
Oct. 7, 2021 (2:00 p.m. Eastern) – Online
Implementing DefaultVeg at Universities
Oct. 13, 2021 (11:00 a.m. Eastern) – Online
AASHE Webinar: Solve Climate, Worldwide Teach-In on 3/30/22
Oct. 20, 2021 (Noon – 1:00 p.m. Eastern) – Online
Buildings-Related Trends & Workforce Development Opportunities
Oct. 21, 2021 (1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern) – Online
AASHE Workshop: Just Sustainability: Curious Conversations About Equity & Sustainability
Nov. 11, 2021 (2 – 5:00 p.m. Eastern) – Online
Visit the Sustainability Events Calendar
Jobs and Internships
Temporary Sustainability Director
Wesleyan University
Sustainability Manager
Oberlin College
Energy Systems Director
Miami University
Sustainability Data & Market Analyst
University of Michigan
Structural Engineering Assistant Professor
Santa Clara University