AASHE Bulletin – April 6th edition

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April 6, 2022
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Tomorrow is the last day to register for a workshop on cultivating student sustainability changemakers! Facilitating Student-Driven Interventions for Sustainable Behavior Change, happening tomorrow from 1 – 4:00 p.m. Eastern, offers participants a self-paced learning experience aimed at supporting student-driven interventions that contribute to achieving the sustainability goals of their institution. Register by April 6 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern.
News of the Week

Virginia Tech Begins 2.1 MW Solar Electric Project
The new project involves 2.1 megawatts of solar arrays on seven Blacksburg campus buildings. A third party will develop and initially own and maintain the arrays and sell the power to the Virginia Tech Electric Service through a power purchase agreement for six years. After that, Virginia Tech plans to purchase and maintain the systems for the remainder of their 30-year useful lives.
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Marquette U Prohibits Direct Investments in Fossil Fuels
The university’s board of trustees recently approved an updated investment policy for the university endowment. The new socially responsible investing and sustainability language strictly prohibits direct investments in public securities whose primary business is the exploration or extraction of fossil fuels. The university’s current investment portfolio does not include any direct public investments in fossil fuels.
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Paul Smith’s College Opens Sustainable Tourism Management Program

U Minnesota Morris Launches Sustainability Careers & Pathways Webinar Series
U Nevada Reno Offers University-Grown Meat & Vegetable Through On-Campus Food Pantry

Ontario Tech U Installs 95 KW Solar Facade
Endicott College Introduces Plastic Film & Mask Recycling

Planning & Administration
Bates College Releases ‘Sustainability Roadmap’
Lehigh U Publishes Climate Action Strategy
U Richmond to Change Six Buildings’ Names Linked to Slavery
Clarkson U Library Obtains Sustainable Library Certification
Auburn U Achieves STARS Silver
Lehigh U Earns STARS Gold
U Washington Bothell Obtains STARS Gold
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AASHE Sustainability Awards Call for Submissions
Applications and nominations are encouraged for a 2022 AASHE Sustainability Award. There will be 12 award winners selected from across five categories recognizing individuals and initiatives that are advancing sustainability in higher education. The deadline to submit is May 20.

New Resources
March AASHE Webinar Recordings
The following webinar recordings in the Campus Sustainability Hub are now available to AASHE members:
Declaring a Climate Emergency: UBC’s Climate Emergency Task Force Process and Path to Implementation
Promoting Sustainable Menstruation On Campus and Beyond
Recalculating Sustainability: A Fresh Lens on Energy Efficiency, Technologies and Financing Trends
Sustainability and Climate Change Journal: Sustainability Speaker Series
The Sustainability Speaker Series is a podcast series that features authors, pioneers and practitioners of sustainability and climate change research.
Procurement Guidance for Sustainable Research Laboratory Supplies
Published by the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council, the document provides a systems-level approach to guide the purchase of more sustainable laboratory supplies and services. The guidance includes targeted strategies and supporting resources to address specific impacts within the laboratory goods and services sector. Additionally, it provides systems-level approaches to integrating these strategies into procurement processes such as RFPs, supplier sustainability performance tracking, and more.

AASHE Webinar: As Seas Rise, Can Literature Be Our Life Raft?
April 7, 2022 (4 – 5:00 p.m. Eastern) – Online
AASHE Webinar: Scaling Up Sustainability Curricular Integration
April 12, 2022 (Noon – 1:00 p.m. Eastern) – Online
Climate and Mental Health: Acknowledging Grief and Inspiring Hope
April 19, 2022 (6:00 p.m. Eastern) – Online
HESI+10 Global Forum Webinar: Transformation of Higher Education Post-COVID-19
April 27, 2022 (9 – 10:30 a.m. Eastern) – Online
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Jobs & Internships

Education Intern

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Sustainability Director
Creighton University

Sustainability Director
Miami University

Sustainability Communication & Reporting Program Manager
Santa Clara University

Waste Reduction & Recycling Manager
Elon University

Sustainability Analyst
University of Miami

Sustainability Coordinator
Endicott College

Tropical Seascape Genetics Researcher
University of Aruba

HBCU Environmental Justice & Climate Corps Internship
Deep South Center for Environmental Justice