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SFI weekly newsletter (January 20, 2007)
A weekly service of SFI – www.sfi.mtu.edu

 
SFI NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
1. MTU Vice President for Research Newsletter Now Available 
2. Wildlife Tracking Program Monday, Jan. 28, 6:30-8 p.m. at Portage Lake District Library.
3. Information Session on NSF Office of the Inspector General (OIG) Feb. 12 
4. MTU's's Clean Snowmobile Challenge at Detroit Auto Show Makes the Free Press
5. Watershed Modeling Training Seminar with LimnoTech by Web on Wednesdays
6.  World Water Day 2008 Research Poster and Art Competitions (March 24, 2008)

NEWS
1. NextEnergy lab takes 1st step to biodiesel standard
2. Analysis: Banning “Bad” Biofuels, Becoming Better Consumers
3. Vote on the top 5 priorities for action at Focus the Nation and Project Slingshot summer scholarship
4. States' emissions debate escalates     Detroit News     Thursday, January 24, 2008

SEMINARS
1. “From Lichens to Entire Watersheds: Interactions between Biology and Hydrology,”  Monday Jan. 28, 2008 
2. “Water Quality Interventions for the Prevention of Diarrhoeal Diseases in Developing Countries,” Feb 4th seminar is by Dr. Thomas Clasen,

FUNDING & AWARD OPPORTUNITIES
1. NSF  Engineering Ethics Education

JOBS & INTERNSHIPS & Ph.D. OPPORTUNITIES
1. Gloria Barron Wilderness Society Scholarship
2. Faculty positions available at Youngstown State University
3. Director of Sustainability, University of Notre Dame
4. Dir., Enviro. Mission Initiatives & Rachel Carson Inst., Chatham U
5. Postdoc. Research Fellow, Ctr for Sustainable Energy, Columbia U
6. Natural Resources and Environment 2008 Great Lakes Summer Student Fellowship Program

NEW RESOURCES
1. Tips for saving energy of electronic devices
2. "Higher Education in a Warming World: The Business Case of Climate Leadership on Campus."
3. New Resource at AASHE on Academic Programs in Sustainable Development
4. 2008 Campus Vote Initiative
5. National Science Board Releases Science and Engineering Indicators 2008
6. World Watch Institute releases State of the World 2008: Innovations for a Sustainable Economy

EVENTS & CONFERENCES 
1. CFP: Urban Transport and the Environment Newsletter Urban Transport 2008
2. USGBC Webinar Series: LEED for Homes Begins February 13
3.  6th Annual Western Great Lakes Research Conference April 1-2, 2008
4. "Climate Change in the Great Lakes Region" April 9-10, 2008
5. Global Climate Change and Sustainable Development Conference April 24-25, 2008 
6. 3rd International Symposium On Environment May 22-25, 2008
7. Call For Presenters: Upper Midwest Association for Campus Sustainability (UMACS)

Please send items for inclusion in SFI weekly newsletter to Qiong (Jane) Zhang, Operation Manager, at qiong@mtu.edu, or call (906)487-3612, or Denise Heikinen, Administrative Associate, at dmheikin@mtu.edu, or call (906)487-0044.

SFI NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

1. MTU Vice President for Research Newsletter Now Available 
The January 2008 issue of the Vice President for Research Newsletter is now available. The mailing of paper copies to departments is being limited. Please view or print a copy from the following link:
www.admin.mtu.edu/research/vpr/nwsltrs/VPNewsletter01.08.pdf .

2. Wildlife Tracking Program,  Monday, Jan. 28, 6:30-8 p.m. at Portage Lake District Library.

“Who Goes There: Wildlife Tracking,” the first in a series of six programs about Michigan forests to take place in the community room of the Portage Lake District Library.

Father-daughter tracking team, master's student Brain Rajdl (SFRES) and his seven-year-old, outdoor-enthusiast daughter, Anna, will discuss the art of reading wildlife tracks and signs. Brian is an experienced tracker, naturalist, wilderness survivalist and environmental educator. Together, they will give you a whole new appreciation for walking in the woods and will teach you to use your senses as you learn to interpret wildlife clues all around.

Following the presentation, families will have the opportunity to participate in several hands-on activities to learn more about wildlife tracking: making plaster casts of tracks, discovering track stories, going on a track search, identifying tracks, and joining in an animal walk relay race.

The Michigan Forests presentation series at the Portage District Library (calendar posted at www.wupcenter.mtu.edu ) is coordinated by the Western Upper Peninsula Center for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education and Michigan Technological University with funding from the Kinship Foundation. Library events and presentations are free and open to the public. 

3. Information Session on NSF Office of the Inspector General (OIG) Feb. 12 

What should faculty, staff and students know before NSF OIG comes knocking? The National Science Foundation’s Office of the Inspector General has a mandate to ensure universities that receive their funds are populated by researchers who understand and use good practices in the conduct of research. On Tuesday, Feb. 12, Scott Moore, from OIG, will hold a number of sessions on issues such as misconduct, plagiarism, conflict of interest, mismanagement of funds or use of human or animal subjects.

You can find more information, and sign up for sessions at 10-11:30 a.m. or 2-3:30 p.m., online at www.admin.mtu.edu/research/vpr/NSF_invitation_letter.html .

4. MTU's Clean Snowmobile Challenge at Detroit Auto Show in the Detroit Free Press

Michigan Tech's Clean Snowmobile Challenge team is featured in a story on the Detroit Auto Show by Detroit Free Press writer Tina Lam, which quotes Keweenaw Research Center director Jay Meldrum: "The students learn by doing and competing, and the companies get innovations," said Jay Meldrum of Michigan Tech, which is displaying its clean-but-mean snowmobile at the DENSO booth at the auto show. It features a 4-stroke motorcycle engine, catalytic converter to reduce emissions and two muffler systems to reduce noise.

Michigan Tech is hosting SAE's 2008 Clean Snowmobile challenge in March. Snowmobiles in the contest not only need to make sure their sleds purr softly, but they must either be electric, creating zero emissions, or run on ethanol or biodiesel fuel. Sixteen teams are competing, including four in the zero-emissions category.

Meldrum said the student snowmobile challenge started in 2000 after a controversy over a snowmobile ban at Yellowstone National Park. The ban was rescinded, but now only clean, quiet snowmobiles that are part of a guided group are allowed.

The annual student challenge has helped show companies new possibilities, Meldrum said. Federal guidelines are phasing in tougher standards for noise and emissions from snowmobiles by 2012.

The students who re-engineer stock snowmobiles for the contest must beat those standards without hurting performance. A student-designed sled built for the zero-emissions contest already has been used by researchers at the North Pole who are measuring greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and need to make sure their own vehicles don't tip the results. "These kids are proving it can be done," Meldrum said. Contact TINA LAM at 313-222-6421 or tlam@freepress.com to comment on this story.

www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080123/NEWS05/801230393

5. Watershed Modeling Training Seminar with LimnoTech by Web on Wednesdays

LimnoTech, a national consulting firm specializing in water and water quality modeling, will be hosting a Watershed Modeling seminar out of their Ann Arbor, MI office at 8:00 to 10:00 AM every Wednesday through 2/20.

To participate in these sessions via WebEx (live webcam and powerpoint) or over teleconference for the audio portion, go to 875 Dow beginning next Wednesday (1/23), even if you are unable to stay for the entire session.

Whether this is significant to your research or area of expertise, or if you have ever had a remote interest in watershed modeling, science and
hydrology, we hope that this opportunity will be of interest to you.

Please contact "Maureen Habarth" <mlhabart@mtu.edu> 852 Dow or Ed Verhamme of LimnoTech at everhamme@limno.com with any questions.


6.  World Water Day 2008
 
Center for Water and Society Research Poster and Art Competitions (March 24, 2008)
  Guidelines and Registration forms are posted at:
http://www.mtcws.mtu.edu/education.html (this site will be updated as new details are added)
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NEWS

1. NextEnergy lab takes 1st step to biodiesel standard
 
A technical subcommittee of ASTM International, the standards organization, has approved a standard for biodiesel blend vehicle fuels from 6 to 20 percent biodiesel. The work is recognition of two years of work at the National Biofuels Energy Laboratory, located in Detroit’s NextEnergy Center. This step precedes final ASTM D2 committee review, which is expected to approve the biodiesel standard in summer of 2008. 

The National Biofuels Energy Laboratory is a consortium project established in 2006 by NextEnergy that brings together a variety of partners and stakeholders. Included are the U.S Department of Energy, primary funders of NBEL; Chrysler L.L.C. and Volkswagen, automotive partners providing support for Wayne State University researchers to develop improved blends of biodiesel; Biodiesel Industries and NextDiesel, refiners of biodiesel fuel; Bosch, Delphi, Infineum, and Clean Emission Fluids Inc., automotive suppliers; the National Biodiesel Board; Monsanto; The U.S. Army Tank-Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC), representing the largest user of biodiesel in the U.S.; and Art Van Furniture, which will test biodiesel in its delivery trucks.

More at www.nextenergy.org, http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/bio_fuel, or www.astm.org.

2. Analysis: Banning “Bad” Biofuels, Becoming Better Consumers

The World Watch Institute reports that Europe is planning to ban biofuels made from crops grown on high-value conservation lands. http://www.worldwatch.org/node/5587

3. Vote on the top 5 priorities for action at Focus the Nation and Project Slingshot summer scholarship

Voting opens today! As a key part of Focus the Nation, students and citizens across the country will vote on five priorities for action. Focus teams will deliver this campus and citizen endorsed agenda to congressional offices across the nation, on February 18th, when members of congress are back in their districts for the Presidents Day recess. As a country, we can spark the clean energy revolution that will rewire the entire world. Start 2008 with a commitment to a year of green democracy that will change the future.  Educate yourself and vote.  And then February 19th, deliver your ideas to congressional offices across the country.

After you vote, apply for a Project Slingshot summer scholarship: three grants for up to $10,000 for a new generation of climate leaders. Join us Wednesday, January 23rd at 12 noon for an organizing phone-in; learn what’s happening across the country, and share your ideas. Call in to 1-218-339-7800, passcode 1312008. http://www.focusthenation.org/chooseyourfuture.php

4. States' emissions debate escalates     Detroit News     Thursday, January 24, 2008
By David Shepardson / Detroit News Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON -- The battle between Michigan and California continues today (Thurs.) when they square off at a hearing over a request by the Golden State to force stricter emissions requirements on automakers than the new federal standards signed into law last month.The regulation to limit greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent by 2016 would require automakers to average 43.7 mpg for passenger cars and small SUVs. GM Vice Chairman Bob Lutz said last week that California's regulations would require the company to stop selling 80 percent of its models. Detroit's Big Three have spent the last decade in legal battles with California over various auto regulations, including mandates to have fully electric and partial zero-emission vehicles. They've won the support of all major foreign automakers, including Honda Motor Co., Toyota Motor Corp. and Nissan Motors, who agree that state by state rules won't work.You can reach David Shepardson at (202) 662-8735 or dshepardson@detnews.com.
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SEMINARS
1. “From Lichens to Entire Watersheds: Interactions between Biology and Hydrology”


Environmental, Water Resources Engineering Graduate Seminar Monday Jan. 28, 2008  by Assistant Professor Tom Pypker (SFRES)
Dow 642         3:00 p.m.  A reception will follow in the eighth-floor atrium.

         The biology and hydrology of Pacific Northwest forests are tightly linked.  Dr. Pypker will explore two research projects that investigate the interaction of hydrology and biology at different scales.  The first project explores the effect lichens and bryophytes have on forest canopy hydrology and the second explores how changes in the ratio of 13 C:12 C in respired CO2 exiting a watershed can be used to predict canopy average stomatal conductance (gs ) and evapotranspiration from watersheds located in complex terrain.
        Project #1  Epiphytes may be of importance in old-growth Douglas-fir forests of the Pacific Northwest because they typically have large epiphyte populations. Traditionally, research in these forests has focused on the impact of microclimate on the distribution of epiphytic lichens and bryophytes; however, these species are not merely a product of their environment.   The high water-holding capacities of epiphytes likely alter the hydrology of individual branches, forest canopies and entire watersheds. 
        Project #2  Complex terrain presents formidable challenges to ecosystem studies.  Valleys, steep slopes, and windswept ridges impose wide variations in microclimate, soil properties, and plant communities; this variability greatly hinders strategies for systematic sampling and up-scaling.  Our recent work in a deeply incised watershed (20 to 33 slopes) in Oregon’s Cascade Mountains demonstrates that the 13 CO2 of ecosystem respiration (13 CER ) in mountainous ecosystems can be used a tool to monitor seasonal and interannual variations in physiological processes in vegetation of entire watersheds.  We found that changes in 13 CER were correlated to measured soil matric potential (m ) and vapor pressure deficit (VPD) measured on the same day and six days earlier, respectively, and modeled midday gs from zero and five days earlier.  To examine relationships between 13 CER and recent gs , we used models relating isotope discrimination to stomatal conductance and photosynthetic capacity at the leaf level to estimate values of stomatal conductance (“gs-I ”) and evapotranspiration that would be expected if respired CO2 were derived entirely from recent photosynthate. We compared these values with both gs and transpiration estimated from a hydraulic model and sapflow sensors, respectively.  The magnitude, range and temporal variation in the values were surprisingly similar.  If our findings hold to closer scrutiny, 13 CER potentially could be used to directly monitor basin-average variations in gs and evapotranspiration in complex terrain.

Reception follows in the 8th Floor Atrium

2. “Water Quality Interventions for the Prevention of Diarrhoeal Diseases in Developing Countries”
Feb 4th seminar is by Dr. Thomas Clasen, Senior Lecturer London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine University of London. Please contact Jim Mihelcic jm41@mtu.edu if you would like to meet Dr. Clasen
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FUNDING & AWARD OPPORTUNITIES  

To submit research proposals through the Sustainable Futures Institute, add “SFI” to the DEPT/CENTER/INSTITUTE(S) column for identifying the PI’s and co-PI’s. The transmittal sheet must then be signed by the SFI Director, John Sutherland, on page 3. (If John Sutherland is unavailable for signing transmittal sheets, Qiong (Jane) Zhang can also sign for SFI). Submitting proposals under SFI provides wider publicity and  recognition for your research as well as a 10% return on your incentive account.

1. NSF  Engineering Ethics Education
Deadline: Full proposal due April 10

The Ethics Education in Science and Engineering (EESE) program offers opportunities to develop new activities to educate engineering graduate students on ethics.  This focuses mostly on the conduct of research and issues of intellectual property.
The link to the announcement is posted on the front page of the Directorate for Engineering homepage.  And a synopsis of the program can be found at
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13338&org=ENG&from=home
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JOBS & INTERNSHIPS & Ph.D. OPPORTUNITIES

1. Gloria Barron Wilderness Society Scholarship
Deadline: Monday, March 17, 2008 at 5 p.m. eastern time.

The Gloria Barron Wilderness Society Scholarship awards $10,000 each to two graduate students for the coming academic year to support research and preparation of a paper on an aspect of wilderness. Proposals relating to climate change are strongly encouraged.  Additional funding will be provided to pay travel expenses for the recipient to work with staff members of The Wilderness Society on this project. The Society wishes to encourage the publication of this work in an academic journal or other appropriate medium and has additional funds to help cover expenses of publishing and publicizing the final paper. For more detailed information, please contact Christine Soliva, The Wilderness Society Barron_scholarship@tws.org

2. Faculty positions available at Youngstown State University

The College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics at Youngstown State University currently has five regular tenure-track assistant professor openings (Chemistry, Biology, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Engineering Technology), a tenure-track assistant professor position in proteomics that could be housed in either chemistry or  biology, and a tenured position at the rank of Associate Professor (although exceptionally well-qualified individuals could be appointed to the rank of Professor) for energy research that could be housed in several of our departments. 

The newly created College of STEM was formed by realigning all technically-relevant programs into a single academic unit, to create a dynamic opportunity for expansion in interdisciplinary areas. YSU is well-positioned to not only meet the workforce needs of local employers, but also to create interdisciplinary teams of professors and students to conduct cutting edge research and development.  Our faculty has built collaborative alliances with regional industry in several multi-disciplinary areas; our increased emphasis on research has led to substantial growth in federal, state, and industrial funding.  Our undergraduate and master’s programs are highly effective; our faculty have doctoral program access through collaboration with other area universities.
The position announcements, which provide more information about YSU and its STEM College can be found on the STEM College web page at http://stem.ysu.edu. Because Youngstown State University is committed to increasing diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, we are particularly interested in attracting qualified candidates from underrepresented groups.  We would greatly appreciate your help in this effort by directing this announcement to appropriate persons within and outside your academic community.

Thank you for your consideration.  Please note that while many of these position descriptions specify a February 1 review date, we are running behind schedule and do not expect to make candidate selections until about March 1.  Should you or anyone else have questions regarding these positions, please contact the appropriate individual listed above.
 
Martin Abraham, Dean, College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Youngstown State University 330-941-3009
 
3. Director of Sustainability, University of Notre Dame

The University of Notre Dame seeks to hire a Director of Sustainability. Reporting to the Vice President of Operations, the Director of Sustainability will build institutional learning capacities to support continuous improvement in building design and operations, landscaping, procurement, energy and water conservation, waste disposal and recycling, and service provision. Specific duties include creating a strategy to integrate sustainable principles into the operational functions of the university, interact with departments to enhance existing sustainability efforts, coordinate cross-functional efforts, and brainstorm new initiatives. Related Bachelor's and Master's degrees required. The position will be open until filled.  https://jobs.nd.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1201287521586

4. Dir., Enviro. Mission Initiatives & Rachel Carson Inst., Chatham U

Chatham University seeks a dynamic and experienced leader for its environmental mission and the Rachel Carson Institute. The candidate will be the leader of all University environmental initiatives, develop curriculum, and provide educational and co-curricular programs that will marshal University resources and interest in environmental issues by creating study sites abroad. Candidates must have an earned doctorate in a relevant field, have a substantial record of at least five years as teacher, be a scholar and an advocate, and have proven administrative and fundraising skills. Expertise in and experience with international issues and developments is preferred. This is a twelve-month, renewable term appointment with teaching responsibilities and faculty rank.  http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000540740-01&pg=s&cc=

5. Postdoc. Research Fellow, Ctr for Sustainable Energy, Columbia U

The Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy at Columbia University is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to research a reduced-emissions cement kiln. The position will report to the Director for Sustainable Energy at The Earth Institute. The candidate must have a Ph.D. in environmental engineering, chemical engineering, process engineering, or a related field and expertise in one or more of the following areas: carbon sequestration, cement production, reaction engineering, energy conversion systems, alternative energy, synthesis of engineered particles, and multiphase flow systems. Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000543609-01&pg=s&cc=

6. Natural Resources and Environment 2008 Great Lakes Summer Student Fellowship Program

The Cooperative Institute for Limnology and Ecosystems Research (CILER), administered by the University of Michigan, announces the 2008 Great Lakes Summer Student Fellowship Program.  The 2008 program is hosted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL) and Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, the U.S.Geological Survey’s (USGS) Great Lakes Science Center, and the Great Lakes Fishery Commission.
We seek to fill twenty-four (24) full-time, twelve-week positions.  Preference is given to currently enrolled or just-graduated undergraduates, although graduate student applications will also be considered.  Successful applicants will receive a stipend of $5,000 for the twelve-week fellowship.  The start dates for these positions are either 09-May or 06-June, although alternative schedules may be permitted.
 http://ciler.snre.umich.edu
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NEW RESOURCES

1. Tips for saving energy of electronic devices
Energy Vampires include all of the electronic devices that we leave in the standby mode. So, in the "What can we do?" department there are some answers at  http://www.yourguidetogreen.com/learn/articles/index.php?article=Energy-Vampires-Surround-Us  This week's featured item, the Smart Power Strip, will save you money by reducing your energy use it is perfect for your home and office: http://www.yourguidetogreen.com/shop/products/Small_Smart_Power_Strip-167-4.html

2. "Higher Education in a Warming World: The Business Case of Climate Leadership on Campus."

The National Wildlife Federation has released "Higher Education in a Warming World: The Business Case of Climate Leadership on Campus." The new publication highlights the business, educational and moral arguments for reducing greenhouse gas emissions on campus, with best practices from US colleges and universities. The report includes case examples on implementing climate action solutions in the areas of energy efficiency, renewable energy, cogeneration, transportation, green buildings, renewable energy credits, and more. The report also features case scenarios on financing climate action. http://www.nwf.org/campusecology/BusinessCase/Higher%20Education%20in%20a%20Warming%20World.pdf

3. New Resource on Academic Programs in Sustainable Development
AASHE has compiled a list of undergraduate and graduate programs in Sustainable Development. The resource also includes academic research centers on sustainable development and is available only to AASHE members. http://www.aashe.org/resources/Sustainable_Development.php

4. 2008 Campus Vote Initiative
Campus Compact has launched a new website to encourage higher education institutions to help educate and empower students to take part in the upcoming elections. The website features information on voter registration, ways to connect service with civic engagement, strategies for encouraging democratic participation, and model campus programs. The site also offers hands-on tools and templates for students, faculty, and community service staff as well as information on other nonpartisan democracy initiatives. http://www.compact.org/vote/?r=members

5. National Science Board Releases Science and Engineering Indicators 2008
 
Without more money, the competitive advantage of science in the United States is in danger of being eroded, according to “Science and Engineering Indicators 2008,” released Wednesday by the National Science Foundation. The biennial report calls not only for more funding, but for better tracking of the research enterprise in the United States, compared to those abroad. http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=110984

6. World Watch Institute releases State of the World 2008: Innovations for a Sustainable Economy

See WWI website http://www.worldwatch.org/node/5561#toc for Table of Contents of the 299 page book and downloadable chapters.
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EVENTS & CONFERENCES 

1. CFP: Urban Transport and the Environment Newsletter Urban Transport 2008


Fourteenth International Conference on Urban Transport and the Environment in the 21st Century 1 - 3 September 2008, Malta
Organised by: Wessex Institute of Technology, UK
Sponsored by: WIT Transactions on the Built Environment
Full conference information is available at:  http://www.wessex.ac.uk/urban2008rem3a.html

2. USGBC Webinar Series: LEED for Homes Begins February 13

Bring green building home with you – and to your clients. LEED for Homes, USGBC's newest education webinar series, begins this February, and is brought to you in partnership with Environmental Design + Construction. http://www.usgbc.org/DisplayPage.aspx?CMSPageID=1809

3.  6th Annual Western Great Lakes Research Conference April 1-2, 2008

Second CFP The 6th Annual Western Great Lakes Research Conference
Marquette, Michigan
http://www.cesu.umn.edu/conferences/WGLC/wglc2008/call4papers_2008.html
Abstracts due: February 15, 2008

4. "Climate Change in the Great Lakes Region" April 9-10, 2008
Abstracts due: February 15, 2008
Call For Papers, Posters, And Sessions  "Climate Change in the Great Lakes Region"
Michigan State University http://environment.msu.edu/climatechange/index.html

5. Global Climate Change and Sustainable Development Conference April 24-25, 2008 
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee at DoubleTree Hotel Milwaukee, WI  http://www.gccsdi.uwm.edu

6. 3rd International Symposium On Environment May 22-25, 2008

Abstracts due: January 24, 2008
Full papers due: April 22, 2008
2nd Call for Papers and Participation Athens, Greece
The Department of Chemical Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens
The Athens Institute for Education and Research (AT.IN.E.R.) http://www.atiner.gr/docs/Environment.htm.

 7. Call For Presenters: Upper Midwest Association for Campus Sustainability (UMACS)

UMACS hosts “Creating Sustainable Connections” April 18-19, 2008
Deadline for proposals: January 31, 2008
Topics may include but are not limited to: green building, alternative energy, campus recycling and composting, local and organic foods, environmental education, community organizing, energy efficiency, student participation, transportation, building maintenance and housekeeping, integrating sustainability into the curriculum and other subjects related to sustainable campus design, operations or living.
http://www.umacs.org/call_2008.htm
 
To save on energy--Please shut off lights, idling equipment, computers, research setups, fume hoods and exhaust fans whenever possible, and also keep windows and doors closed. Fume hoods, especially, are huge energy consumers.


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