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AASHE’s Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education, themed The Urgency of Now, began Tuesday, Oct. 18, with a bang! There’s still time to register and attend live sessions and watch on-demand sessions, as two more conference days remain–Oct. 26 and Nov. 3. Registered attendees have access to on-demand and live sessions through the end of the year. Register soon to unlock your access to innovative discussions and thought-provoking sessions.
News of the Week
The newly completed 1.76 megawatt solar array is projected to supply approximately seven percent of the university’s electricity.
The Center for Liberation, Anti-Racism and Belonging launching this fall seeks to foster research communities that are grounded in addressing issues related to race, Indigeneity and migration.
Planning & Administration
As part of the development process for the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS) 3.0, AASHE is seeking public comment on a Procurement and Waste section slated for inclusion in the new version (projected release is currently fourth quarter of 2023). AASHE encourages feedback from stakeholders who may have relevant expertise or interest in participating. Public comment is open through Oct. 31.
AASHE seeks candidates to serve on its board of directors and Advisory Council that can lend their time, talent and expertise to advance all aspects of AASHE’s mission. In particular, AASHE welcomes applications from Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) and those with expertise in racial equity and social justice, fundraising and/or corporate engagement. Interested candidates should submit an application by Nov. 4.
In collaboration with several members and networks focused on sustainability in collegiate athletics, AASHE is exploring the development of an assessment framework to rate the sustainability performance of U.S. collegiate athletic programs. This short survey seeks input from those involved in college athletics and/or sustainability to help inform such a framework.
Free and open to anyone, the Sustainable Endowment Institute will host a series of calls in November for GRITS users to share progress on projects, and learn from and network with peers. GRITS, Green Revolving Investment Tracking System, is a platform designed for tracking, planning and sharing energy, financial and carbon project data from green revolving funds.
This Google Group is a space to connect with other climate-concerned educators across disciplines who are working to foster dialogue on the climate crisis at their institution and build collective power.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency invites college students to develop and submit a compelling story about steps a company has taken to reduce toxic pollution. The story should also highlight how those practices or techniques benefit the business and positively impact communities and the environment. All entries must be submitted by Feb. 17, 2023.
Held every October, Campus Sustainability Month is an international celebration of sustainability in higher education. College and university campuses typically host events in October that increase awareness of institutional priorities, celebrate campus accomplishments and inspire sustainability. AASHE provides a toolkit to help promote Campus Sustainability Month activities on campus.
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