Call for Articles - AASHE Bulletin: Global Edition
AASHE Bulletin is gearing up for the fourth edition of its semi-annual Global Edition and wants to hear about the sustainability efforts of institutions outside the U.S. and Canada. From building solar cars in Palestine to adopting fair trade campus policies in New Zealand, the AASHE Bulletin: Global Edition covers the continued strides made by college and university campuses around the globe toward sustainability. Institutions from more than 15 countries were represented in the August 2010 issue. We invite press releases and news article suggestions for inclusion in the upcoming issue, slated for a late-February release. Topics include green buildings, climate and energy initiatives, new educational programs, waste reduction efforts and more. To submit an item for consideration, email a hyperlink to the news story or press release that is posted online to email@example.com with the subject line, “global edition.” The deadline for submissions is Feb. 21, 2011.
Call for Papers - Sustainability: The Journal of Record
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.'s Sustainability: The Journal of Record invites manuscript submissions from varied research avenues. Welcomed topics include sustainability in higher education; integration of environmental, social, human and economic goals; sustainable products, food and agriculture; design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings; development of laws and policy; government and nonprofit initiatives; and new collaborations and opportunities.
FoodCorps Recruiting First Class of Members
The brand new national service program, FoodCorps, is currently recruiting its first class of service members. The 80 men and women of at least 18 years of age who are selected will dedicate one year of full-time public service in school food systems helping to source healthful local food for school cafeterias, expanding nutrition education programs, and building and tending school gardens. The inaugural term of service begins Aug. 15, 2011 and ends August 14. 2012. The deadline to apply is April 10, 2011.
Call for Proposals: Canadian Assoc. of Food Studies Annual Mtg
Graduate students, members of the nonprofit community and researchers are among those invited to contribute works for the Canadian Association for Food Studies' Exploration Gallery as part of its sixth annual general meeting. Examples include posters, books, slide shows, video or works of art. The meeting will be held at the University of New Brunswick on May 28 - 30, 2011 in conjunction with the 2011 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. The deadline for gallery proposals is April 1, 2011.
Ithaca College Online Sustainability Leadership Certificate
The Professional Certificate in Sustainability Leadership from Ithaca College (NY), offered in partnership with AASHE, is for practitioners who want to apply best practices in leading sustainability initiatives. The certificate catalog features 12, two-week seminars delivered online —anytime, anywhere— with open enrollment. The program currently has two upcoming seminars that will take place Feb. 17 – March 5, 2011. "The Sustainability Coordinator as an Organizational Change Agent" will enhance proficiency in the use of facilitation, persuasive communication and collaboration toward sustainable business processes. "Establishing Sustainability as an Organizational Purpose" will teach organizations how to implement a sustainability branding strategy that defines their values and interactions. The registration deadline for both is Feb. 17, 2011, and discounts are available for AASHE members.
Join SustainUs Youth Delegation to CSD-19
SustainUS is now accepting applications to join the Agents of Change (AoC) youth delegation to the nineteenth session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD-19), which will be held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City from May 2-13, 2011. Selected delegates will have the opportunity to work with government officials, scientists, civil society representatives and youth from around the world to review progress on issues related to sustainable development. Applications are due by Feb. 14, 2011.
Call for Abstracts: Future of Food Grad Student Research Conf.
The Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University (MA) invites students to submit abstracts for its fifth annual graduate research conference, "The Future of Food and Nutrition," slated for April 2, 2011 in Boston, Mass. The conference attracts students interested in any component of the interactions between food, the environment, nutrition, human well-being and society. Abstract submission forms can be submitted electronically by Feb. 4, 2011.
Call for Proposals: CRS Fair Trade 'Solutionaries' Program
As an active participant in the U.S. Fair Trade marketplace, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is seeking to invest up to $50,000 each year for a period of two years in action-oriented research and/or pilot initiatives to help tackle persistent questions in the fair trade movement. The higher education community is invited to submit proposals that are tailored to specific issues raised in the fair trade movement, outlined below in the CRS Fair Trade "Call for Proposals." Interested applicants should submit an initial concept paper by Feb. 15, 2011.
USDA 1890 National Scholars Program for HBCUs
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for its 1890 National Scholars Program. A partnership between the USDA and Historically Black Land Grant institutions, the program awards scholarships to students pursuing a bachelor's degree in agriculture, food, natural resource sciences or a related academic discipline and who are willing to work full-time with the USDA upon graduation. Each award provides annual tuition, employment and other benefits like the use of a laptop computer. Applications are due by Feb. 1, 2011.
2011 Sustainable Transportation Youth Summit Delegates
The Prairie and Territories Chapter of the Canadian Urban Transit Association invites youths between 18-28 years old to apply as delegates for its "Leading the Way: 2011 Youth Summit on Sustainable Transportation" in May 2011. Delegates from Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon and Territories will share ideas, discuss issues and opportunities and explore career paths with transit and sustainable transportation industry professionals. Applications will be accepted through Feb. 18, 2011.
American School & University Magazine Ed Interiors Showcase
American School & University magazine has announced the addition of a sustainable design editorial section to its Educational Interiors Showcase issue, schedule for August 2011. All entrants are invited to contribute a green design strategy from a recent project. From classrooms to media centers, the magazine is accepting design entries in 25 category choices for pre-kindergarten through higher education institutions. Entry forms will be accepted through March 7, 2011.
Planet Forward Energy Innovation Video Contest
Whether it is a new battery technology that makes electric cars a reality, an unprecedented development in sustainable biofuels or a modification to building practices that reduces our carbon footprint, Planet Forward is looking for two- to three-minute videos that feature an idea or innovation that would improve how we use or generate energy. Approved contributions will be featured on the Planet Forward website and selected ideas will be considered for its Earth Day special on PBS in April. Planet Forward, a project of the Center for Innovative Media at the George Washington University (DC), looks to students, business leaders, scientists and policymakers for user-generated solutions to our shared climate, energy and sustainability challenges. Submissions will be accepted until Feb. 4, 2011.
Environmental Leadership Program Fellowship
The Environmental Leadership Program is now accepting applications for its 2011 New England and Eastern Regional Leadership Programs. Consisting of three retreats, a total of 10 days, the fellowship program offers intensive skill training and regional networking opportunities with curriculum that helps emerging leaders hone leadership skills, improve strategic communications and strengthen outreach to diverse constituencies. The program targets emerging environmental and social change practitioners eager to connect their specialized work to larger environmental and social concerns. Applications are due by April 1, 2011.
U Vermont Farmer Apprentice Program
The University of Vermont, in partnership with the Intervale Center, invites aspiring farmers to its seven-month Farmer Apprentice Program. The hands-on, entrepreneurial approach to sustainable farming is designed to teach the necessary skills in production, management, marketing and entrepreneurship. Participants will work alongside current Vermont farmers, learning management of a sustainable small-scale vegetable operation with relevant classroom instruction and field trips.
Call for Proposals: Community Food Security Coalition Conference
The Community Food Security Coalition is accepting proposals for its May 2011 conference, "Food Policy from Neighborhood to Nation." The conference will bring together academics, elected officials and government staff for three days of networking, information exchanging and skill building. Conference attendees will participate in the formation of a national Food Policy Network. Proposals will be accepted through Jan. 28, 2011.
Deep Ecology and Sustainable Living Short Course
Earth Education International invites applications for its 2011 summer program, Deep Ecology and Sustainable Living, in Central America. The two-week short course program will investigate personal and collective relationships with earth systems through an exploration of the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of humans as part of nature. Discussions, field activities, and individual and group exercises will address self-awareness, ecopsychology and ritual and ceremony. Academic credit is available and the deadline to apply is April 22, 2011.
Ithaca College Online Sustainability Leadership Certificate
The Professional Certificate in Sustainability Leadership from Ithaca College (NY), offered in partnership with AASHE, is for practitioners who want to apply best practices in leading sustainability initiatives. The certificate catalog features 12, two-week seminars delivered online —anytime, anywhere— with open enrollment. The program currently has three upcoming seminars that will take place Jan. 20- Feb. 5, 2011. “A Systems Approach to Sustainability” will cover awareness of sustainability as a multidimensional, dynamic interaction between interrelated and interdependent elements in an organization. “Tools and Techniques for Planning and Managing Sustainability Projects” will help organizations create a structure for completing tasks that advance goals, timelines and key milestones while putting sustainability initiatives into practice. The registration deadline for each is Jan. 20, 2011, and discounts are available for AASHE members.
National Wildlife Federation Seeks Young Leader Delegates
The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) invites applications from young leaders to serve as a delegate to its 75th anniversary annual meeting in April 2011. Young leader delegates will help strategize ways to bring young voices and energy to the conservation movement and will be charged with drafting a charter that will govern the engagement of young leaders working with NWF and its sister organizations. Applications will be accepted through Feb. 7, 2011.
Campus Green Scene Video Competition
Johnson Controls, Inc. invites university and college students, faculty and staff to submit a two-minute video describing an idea for making their campus greener. A winning video from each of the four school categories (four-year private institutions, four-year public institutions, historically black colleges and universities, and community colleges) will be selected and $5,000 awarded to each winning institution. Winning entrants will also be featured in a Johnson Controls-produced documentary filmed on their campus and highlighted at the National Energy Efficiency Forum in June 2011. Videos will be accepted through April 27, 2011.
Registration Open for 2011 RecycleMania Tournament
Registration is open for the spring 2011 RecycleMania Tournament. Set to begin in February, the nationwide competition invites colleges and universities to compete to see who can reduce, reuse and recycle the most campus waste. The tournament will run from February 6 to April 2, 2011 with two weeks of non-binding pre-season "trials" beginning January 23. Throughout the combined ten weeks, colleges will report their recycling and trash weights with rankings revealed on RecycleMania’s Results page. RecycleMania is a project of the College and University Recycling Council and is supported by Keep America Beautiful and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's WasteWise Program.
UNESCO Sustainable Development Japan-U.S. Teacher Exchange
Sponsored by Fulbright Japan, the 2011 Japan-U.S. Teacher Exchange Program for Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) is now accepting applications. The exchange will provide up to 48 U.S. teachers and administrators with the opportunity to travel to a three-day conference in the U.S. and to Japan for two weeks to learn about ESD efforts and strengthen ESD curricula in both countries. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) defines ESD as “a vision of education that seeks to balance human and economic well-being with cultural traditions and respect for the earth’s natural resources.” Applications will be accepted through Jan. 6, 2011.
The Climate Change Solution: Video Competition
Rushing, a mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering and sustainability firm in Seattle, invites submissions to its Voices of Climate Change Video Competition. College and university students are encouraged to submit an eight-minute video that captures their vision for engaging engineers to solve the climate crisis. Winners will receive $2,500 and their footage included in the firm's 2011 documentary about engineering and science as the groundwork for developing solutions to mitigating climate change, spearheaded by Rushing's Rae Anne Rushing. Rushing, who is a member of the Clinton Global Initiative, is producing the video as part of her Commitment to Action with the initiative. Submissions are due by Dec. 17, 2010.
$50K for Water Conservation Ideas: Intelligent Water Use Awards
Irrigation products manufacturer and provider Rain Bird invites institutions, students, facility managers and others to submit water conservation projects in need of funding. The interactive Intelligent Use of Water Awards program will award more than $50,000 to water conservation and environmental sustainability projects that promote green spaces. Participants log on to the awards website to describe their project and upload photos and/or YouTube videos. Winners will be announced on World Water Day: March 22, 2011.
ARAMARK Environmental Internship Program
In partnership with the Student Conservation Association (SCA), ARAMARK has launched an Environmental Internship Program for young professionals to engage in hands-on environmental initiatives at ARAMARK client locations. Full-time and part-time paid internship opportunities include energy management at Baylor University (TX); waste management in the Olympic National Forest (WA); sustainable food and beverage at the Asilomar Conference Center (CA); food carbon footprinting at New York University; sustainable eating at the University of Chicago (IL); waste management at the University of Michigan - Ross School; sustainable procurement and waste management at JP Morgan Chase and Goldman Sachs (NY); environmental marketing and communications at ARAMARK Uniform Services Headquarters (CA); and sustainable procurement and waste management at the Anaheim Convention Center (CA). Interns will be selected by February 2011 and the internships will run from March to August 2011.
Call for Grant Proposals: Sustainable Ag and Food Systems
The University of California Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program is seeking proposals for its 2010 Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Competitive Grants Program. Climate change, nutrients and water in agricultural landscapes, harnessing ecosystem services, sustainable waste management in agriculture, building regional markets, community food security, food system assessments/policy and farmworker and rural community well-being are some of the topics that will be considered. Proposals are due Dec. 13, 2010. The total available funding of $200,000 will be divided among four types of projects: planning grants, education and outreach grants, research grants, and graduate student research grants. California public and private institutions of higher education are among those eligible to apply.
Call for Proposals: Study Abroad, Service-Learning Conference
South Dakota State University is looking for proposals for its International Conference on Study Abroad, Service-Learning and Sustainability, to be held May 12-14, 2011. Designed for academics, practitioners, nonprofit staff and students, the conference will examine the inter-relationships between learning abroad, personal action and the state of the planet through the intertwined themes of studying abroad, service-learning and sustainability. Proposals from any discipline or field that address at least two of the three themes of the conference are encouraged. Proposals can be submitted for a presentation, roundtable discussion, workshop or panel. Proposals should include a title and 100-word abstract and can be sent via e-mail to South Dakota State University Director of International Affairs Karl J. Schmidt at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for proposal submissions is Jan. 15, 2011. Early bird and student registration discounts are available.
STARS Seeks New Steering Committee Members
AASHE is currently seeking two to four campus representatives to join the STARS Steering Committee. Committee members advise on program policy, finances, and strategic positioning, in addition to reviewing and approving updates and revisions to the technical content of STARS. To be considered for a position on the STARS Steering Committee, a completed application form and resume must be submitted by Dec. 15, 2010.
Study Abroad Program: Managing Transboundary Enviro Resources
The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies in Israel, in partnership with Dickinson College (PA), invites applicants for its summer 2011 "Across Borders: Managing Transboundary Environmental Resources in the Middle East and the United States" study abroad program. The four-week intensive is designed to foster a substantive understanding of how environmental, economic, social and political factors converge to influence policy and practice in the management of transboundary environmental resources, with a particular focus on the Middle East and United States. Participants will examine and evaluate connections between environment and security in the region and at home, and consider the contributions that environmental studies, economics, history, political science and policy studies can offer to resolving these issues effectively and sustainably. All participants selected will receive full funding for the program. This project is funded by the Fulbright-Hays Act under the aegis of the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational Affairs, Office of Citizen Exchanges. Applications must be received by Dec. 15, 2010.
NWF Campus Ecology 2011 Campus Climate Fellowships
The National Wildlife Federation's Campus Ecology Program is seeking applications for its 2011 Campus Climate Fellowship program. Since 2000, NWF has awarded 133 fellowships to students across the country working on projects ranging from campus-wide energy audits to implementing sustainable forestry practices. Fellows gain practical experience in the conservation field and firsthand knowledge of the challenges and opportunities inherent in conservation efforts. Applications will be accepted through Jan. 15, 2011.
Tulane U, Rockefeller Foundation Urban Innovation Fellowships
Tulane University (LA) and the Rockefeller Foundation seek urban innovators working in health, public education, urban revitalization or economic development to apply for the Urban Innovator Challenge fellowship. Four winners will receive a $45,000 stipend to research, test and further develop a social change idea geared toward a problem in New Orleans. Initial applications will include a three-page proposal for the one-year program (March 2011 to March 2012), and will be accepted through Dec. 1, 2010.
USGBC Membership Discount for AASHE Members
As a special opportunity for AASHE members, the U.S. Green Building Council is offering a 10 percent discount on its membership dues. The organization will host a members-only webcast on Dec. 2, 2010 about its recently released, "Roadmap to a Green Campus."
'Be Clean. Be Green. Be Creative.' T-Shirt Design Contest
Campus laundry provider Mac-Gray Campus Solutions invites students to design a t-shirt that promotes environmentally responsible laundry habits. The winner of the "Be Clean. Be Green. Be Creative." contest will receive $500 and have their design produced and distributed on campus. Submissions are due by Nov. 16, 2010.
NWF Chill Out Competition: Call for Entries
The National Wildlife Competition invites submissions to its 2011 Campus Chill Out Competition. College and university students, faculty and staff are encouraged to submit their projects to address global warming. Participants will create a two-minute video explaining how they are taking action. Categories include green jobs and education; innovative research, design and technology; students in action; campus action; and green sporting events and programs. Winners will be showcased in the annual webcast. The deadline to submit a video is Dec. 19, 2010.
2011 Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conf: Call for Presentations
The National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) invites presentation proposals for its 2011 Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference. Slated for March 20-22, 2011 in College Park, Md., the conference theme is "Connecting the Classroom to the Campus to the Community" with an emphasis on the importance of the relationship between the physical space of campus buildings and infrastructure, curriculum, culture, capital and community. Proposals are invited for a 50-minute solutions-focused concurrent session or a two-hour pre-conference workshop. Preference will be given to presentations that go beyond the basics and describe campus achievements, community engagement or large-scale transformation. The submission deadline is Nov. 5, 2010.
Arbor Day Tree Campus Photo Contest
Arbordaynow.org invites photographers at least 18 years old to help demonstrate why trees are a valuable and sustainable resource to a college campus. Photos must include a tree(s) and a campus landmark like a stadium, statue or well-known building. The organization is looking for photos that show the environmental value of the tree as well as its emotional significance to the campus. Entries will be accepted through Nov. 25, 2010.
Arbor Day Tree Campus USA Recognition
The deadline to apply for Tree Campus USA status is Dec. 31, 2010. The Arbor Day Foundation awards national recognition to institutions promoting healthy urban forest management and engaging the campus community in environmental stewardship.
Dartmouth College Seeks Polar Environmental Change Trainees
Dartmouth College (NH) is seeking applicants for its NSF Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program in Polar Environmental Change. The interdisciplinary graduate program in polar sciences and engineering merges expertise and facilities from science and engineering departments at the college with the U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory. Research field training in Greenland is coupled with core curriculum that focuses on three components of Arctic or Antarctic systems responding to rapid change in climate including the cryosphere, terrestrial ecosystems and human systems.
Ithaca College Online Sustainability Leadership Certificate
The Professional Certificate in Sustainability Leadership from Ithaca College (NY), offered in partnership with AASHE, is for practitioners who want to apply best practices in leading sustainability initiatives. The certificate catalog features 12, two-week seminars delivered online - anytime, anywhere - with open enrollment. The program currently has three upcoming seminars that will take place Nov. 3-16, 2010. "Marketing Sustainability Initiatives” consists of strategies and tactics for conveying the value of green business practices to customers, clients, partners, employees and the community at large. "How Green is Your Organization? Sustainable Policy and Practice” will explore and apply rating tools and environmental scans that help assess an organization’s level of achievement with industry standards in policy and practice. "Integrating Sustainability into Training and Curriculum" will explore opportunities for investigating and leveraging cross disciplinary solutions to contemporary issues through the lens of sustainability. The registration deadline for each is Nov. 3, 2010, and discounts are available for AASHE members.
Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems Seeks Peer Reviewers
The Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems and Community Development is looking to expand its pool of peer reviewers that currently includes more than 100 reviewers from around the world. The journal's inaugural issue, "Growing New Farmers," is now online, featuring articles that focus on the opportunities and challenges of assisting the next generation of farmers.
Journal of Sustainability Education: Call for Papers
The Journal of Sustainability Education invites papers for its March 2011 issue, "Learning and Leading Sustainability." Educators active in higher education, environmental, outdoor and experiential education and community organizing are encouraged to submit. The deadline for submissions is Dec. 1, 2010.
Rocky Mountain Sustainability Summit: Call for Proposals
Hosted by the University of Denver (CO), the Rocky Mountain Sustainability Summit is accepting proposals for the Feb. 17-18, 2011 event. Sessions will focus on sustainability in the Rocky Mountain region, including issues in higher education, educating on environmental and social justice issues, making the business case for sustainability and the political landscape of sustainability issues. Session proposals will be accepted through Nov. 1, 2010.
Sustainable Living Roadshow Positions
The Sustainable Living Roadshow, a caravan of educators, activists and entertainers who tour the country in a fleet of renewable fuel vehicles, currently has coordinator, intern and volunteer opportunities. Setting up off-the-grid eco-carnivals with interactive learning villages, the goal of the roadshow is to empower individuals and communities with bioregional solutions for sustainability.
Ithaca College Online Sustainability Leadership Certificate
The Professional Certificate in Sustainability Leadership from Ithaca College (NY), offered in partnership with AASHE, is for practitioners who want to apply best practices in leading sustainability initiatives. The certificate catalog features 12, two-week seminars delivered online - anytime, anywhere - with open enrollment. The program currently has three upcoming seminars that will take place Oct. 20 - Nov. 2, 2010. "Marketing Research for Sustainability Initiatives" will provide an orientation to qualitative research methods and their use in designing and implementing tools and methods for identifying high value opportunities. "How Green is Your Organization? Sustainable Infrastructure" will help sustainability coordinators apply rating tools and environmental scans to assess an organization's level of achievement with industry standards in infrastructure. Participants in "Communicating the Organization's Sustainability Efforts" will learn the technical knowledge and judgment to assure that sustainability reports highlight the documentable priorities and achievements of the organization. The registration deadline for each is Oct. 20, 2010, and discounts are available for AASHE members.
AASHE Bulletin Sustainability Student Diary: Call for Entries
Students are often the drivers behind sustainable initiatives on campus, and the AASHE Bulletin would like to feature their stories firsthand. Whether it is the creation of a student sustainability fee, a campus farmers market or a push for alternative transportation options, the Bulletin invites entries for its new feature, "Sustainability Student Diary." Students at colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada are encouraged to submit diary entries that provide a day, week, month or multi-month snapshot of a student-initiated sustainability effort. Diaries should be in written form and include pictures that highlight the experience. AASHE would like to hear about the project's initial goal, how and why it was initiated, and the successes and lessons learned. We also invite ongoing initiatives that haven't reached the completion stage and may benefit from peer feedback. The diary will be linked to AASHE's Campus Sustainability Perspectives Blog to invite comment, with a featured spotlight and picture in the AASHE Bulletin. Diaries can contain multiple entries and be up to 1,000 words. Send submissions and questions to email@example.com.
U.S. EPA National Sustainability Student Design Competition
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is now accepting applications for its 8th Annual P3 Awards: A National Student Design Competition for Sustainability Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet. College and university students are encouraged to propose research ideas and design solutions that address society's sustainability issues. In the first phase of the competition, teams are awarded a $15,000 grant to develop their idea. During the second phase, students will present the design at the National Sustainable Design Expo in April 2011 to compete for the P3 Award and a grant of $90,000 to turn their project into a real world application. Applications will be accepted through Dec. 22, 2010.
Green Building Video Contest
Architectural products company YKK AP America, Inc. invites teachers, students, engineers, architects and anyone else interested in advancing sustainable building efforts to enter its green building video contest. Themed "Building a Better Tomorrow, Today," entries should be a 120-second video about an idea, design, product or project about enhancing the built environment from an energy-saving, green building or sustainability perspective. The winner will receive $1,500 and a $1,000 donation on the winner's behalf in support of the U.S. Green Building Council's Philanthropic Programs. Entries will be accepted through Oct. 15, 2010.
Ithaca College Online Sustainability Leadership Certificate
The Professional Certificate in Sustainability Leadership from Ithaca College (NY), offered in partnership with AASHE, is for practitioners who want to apply best practices in leading sustainability initiatives. The certificate catalog features 12, two-week seminars delivered online - anytime, anywhere - with open enrollment. The program currently has three upcoming seminars that will take place Oct. 20 - Nov. 2, 2010. "Marketing Research for Sustainability Initiatives" will provide an orientation to qualitative research methods and their use in designing and implementing tools and methods for identifying high value opportunities. "How Green is Your Organization? Sustainable Infrastructure " will help sustainability coordinators apply rating tools and environmental scans to assess an organization's level of achievement with industry standards in infrastructure. Participants in "Communicating the Organization's Sustainability Efforts" will learn the technical knowledge and judgment to assure that sustainability reports highlight the documentable priorities and achievements of the organization. The registration deadline for each is Oct. 20, 2010, and discounts are available for AASHE members.
National Wildlife 'Chill Out' Competition: Call for Entries
The National Wildlife Federation invites submissions to its 2010-2011 Campus Chill Out Competition. College and universities are encouraged to produce a two-minute video that showcases how their campuses are confronting global warming. Eligible projects include green jobs, students in action, innovative design, campus actions and green sporting events. Winners will receive grant money and their video featured in a nationwide webcast. Entries will be accepted through Dec. 19, 2010.
Sustainable Global Stewardship Study Abroad Program
Earth Education International invites participants to its Sustainable Global Stewardship Program in Costa Rica. Set for spring 2011, the program will include one-day and multiple-day field trips focused on sustainable business, organic farming, watershed conservation, renewable energy and community ecotourism. The program also includes volunteer service learning work and courses including "Sustainability and Service Learning" and "Environment and Conservation in the Tropics." Applications will be accepted through Nov. 1, 2010.
USGBC Higher Education Webinar Subscription
With the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) 2010 - 2011 Webinar Subscription License for Higher Education, institutions may offer employees and students access to over 30 archived webinars focused on innovation and best practices in green building. Throughout 2010 and 2011, USGBC expects to produce two to three webinars each month to add to this library. The subscription will provide students and employees with unlimited access to the webinars through individual log-ins or as part of in-class instruction, and the opportunity to earn continuing education hours including LEED-specific hours needed by LEED APs and Green Associates.