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SFI weekly newsletter (March 3, 2008)
A weekly service of SFI – www.sfi.mtu.edu

 
SFI NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
1. ESC sponsors International Earth Day Events at MTU, March 18, 19, & 20  
2. The Graduate Student Council (GSC) Research Symposium March 25th-27th.
3. Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative formed to partner experts with local schools
4. World Water Day 2008 at Michigan Tech March 24, 2008
5. NSF Day at Michigan Tech April 10, 2008.
6. Sustainable Industries magazine-- Free Web Conference

NEWS
1. LA Community College District Plans Major Green Construction w/Clinton Foundation
2. Global Wind Power Capacity Reaches 100,000 Megawatts                              
3. March 10th proposed as "Rewire Your Life Day," a day without personal electronics
4. Focus the Nation Follow-up Activities to its January event.
5. Harvard Creates Climate Task Force

SEMINARS
1. “Impact of Tank Parameters on Energy Conservation in Municipal Water Distribution Systems” Monday, March 17
2. “The Great Lakes Water Wars” March 24 - CWS Lecture by author, Peter Annin
3. “Temperature in the Great Lakes” March 25
4. Graduate Student Council (GSC) Research Symposium March 25th-27th, 2008.
FUNDING & AWARD OPPORTUNITIES

JOBS & INTERNSHIPS & Ph.D. OPPORTUNITIES
1 Sustainability Coordinator, Meredith College
2. Director, Center for Environmental Policy, Bard C
3. Data Manager, AASHE
4. Profs., Sustainable Business & Social Justice, Bainbridge Grad. Inst.
5. Grants Coordinator, The Green Initiative Fund, UC Berkeley
6. Asst. Professor, Environmental Science, Northland College
7. Asst. or Assoc. Prof., Coastal Env. Science, Nova Southeastern U
8. Visiting Asst. Prof. or Instructor, Intl. Env. Policy/Politics, Colby C
9. Instructor, Environmental Studies, Naropa U
10. Instructor, Environmental Science, C Southern Nevada

NEW RESOURCES
1. Free One Year Subscription to YES! Magazine

EVENTS & CONFERENCES 
1. Training Workshops in EPA’s Sustainable Futurestm Hazard, Exposure and Risk Modeling
2. Corporate Climate Response – Sustainable Manufacturing Summit Apr 8, 2008        
2. The Great Energy Efficiency Debate Apr 16, 2008 in Washington DC   
3. Public Participation and Corporate Social Responsibility International Conference – 27th to 29th August 2008, Glasgow, UK
4. CFP: AASHE 2008 Conference November 9 – 11, 2008; Raleigh, NC
5.  AASHE Sustainability Across the Curriculum Leadership Workshop
6. Chill Out: Campus Solutions to Global Warming Broadcast April 16, 2008; 7pm EST; Webcast
7. CFP: National Environmental Studies and Sciences Summit May 22-24, 2008; Arkansas State University; Jonesboro, AR
8. National Conference on Student Leadership: Sustainability March 29 – April 1, Atlanta, GA
9. Education in a Changing Climate Workshop July 27 – August 1 Unity College, Unity, ME
10. News Update: The Centre for Sustainable Design (CfSD)

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. ESC sponsors International Earth Day Events at MTU, March 18, 19, & 20  

Students for Environmental Sustainability invites you to this year's Earth Week events during the week of the International Earth Day, which occurs on the Vernal Equinox (March 21 this year).  As part of our events, we will be showing two movies and featuring the internationally known wolf expert, Dr. Rolf Peterson, as our guest speaker.

Movies shown at 7 pm each night in M&M U113

   * Plant Earth: Seasonal Forests - Tuesday, March 18
   * Princess Mononoke - Wednesday, March 19

Dr. Rolf Peterson at 7 pm, Thursday, March 20 in M&M U115

   * Presenting: The Wolves of Isle Royale after 50 years
   * Trail mix provided!

At our events we will be giving away 70 copies of one of the books written by Dr. Peterson, "The Wolves of Isle Royale: A Broken Balance."

For more information, please contact Bronwynn Kelly (bbkelly@mtu.edu).

2. Graduate Student Council (GSC) is holding a Research Symposium from March 25th-27th, 2008. The main events of this symposium will be a Poster presentation and a Research Colloquium. This is a unique opportunity for students to share their research with the university community and gain experience in presenting their ideas.

The GSC invites faculty to join in the events of the symposium as well as encourage their students to submit an abstract. In addition, the GSC also invites faculty to serve as judges for the symposium. Two judges will score each poster/ presentation independently of each other. Each poster/ presentation will receive a composite score from the two judges. Your time commitment for March 25-27, 2008 will be from any two hour time slot between 10am-4pm. If you can serve as a judge, please contact us at mslaw@mtu.edu or at mel@mtu.edu. For more information, please visit http://gsc.students.mtu.edu/symposium.html

3. Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative formed to partner experts with local schools
The Western Upper Peninsula Center for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education received a $200,000 grant from the Great Lakes Fishery Trust to create a hub for the Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative that will partner 12 Copper Country schools with 15 community organizations in Houghton and Baraga counties.

Joan Chadde, education director for the center, said programs will vary from having guest presenters come into the classroom to community organizations collaborating on projects. There will also be a “dinner and dialogue” putting teachers together with community organizations at Hesterberg Hall at Michigan Technological University on Monday, at which Chadde hopes to have more than three dozen schools and community organizations. It will resemble a speed dating night, with groups getting two minutes to say what their needs are and how they can meet the other group’s need, Chadde said. http://www.mininggazette.com/stories/articles.asp?articleID=10914 t For more information about the Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative, visit http://www.wupcenter.mtu.edu/lssi.

4. World Water Day 2008 at Michigan Tech March 24
Center for Water and Society Student Research Poster and Art Competitions
Guidelines and Registration forms are posted at http://www.mtcws.mtu.edu/education.html

5. NSF Day at Michigan Tech April 10, 2008
You and your students are invited to attend this one-day workshop that will provide an introduction to and overview of the National Science Foundation, including its proposal and merit review process. There will
also be in-depth presentations about the programs administered by each of the NSF Directorates: Mathematical and Physical Sciences; Biological Sciences; Computer and Information Science and Engineering; Education and Human Resources; Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences; Engineering; and Geosciences. The presentations will include time for participants to visit informally with NSF program managers and discuss issues related to obtaining funding or conducting research on NSF-funded projects.

There is no registration fee for this workshop, but pre-registration is encouraged. Lunch will be provided (Free-Of-Charge) to all who register by Thursday, April 3, 2008. The workshop will be held at the
Memorial Union.  An agenda of the day's events, registration forms, and additional information can be found on the event website: http://www.gradschool.mtu.edu/nsfday.

For more information about the workshop, please contact Jacqui Whitman in  the MTU graduate school at: jwhitman@mtu.edu or 906-487-2327.

6. Sustainable Industries magazine-- Free Web Conference
Extra Credit: Bringing LEED to College Campuses April 7, 2008 10-11a.m., PST

Whether you are a green building or real estate professional or a college or university administrator, join this FREE one-hour Web conference to learn how to seize cutting-edge green building opportunities in higher education. Featured Speakers: Larry Eisenberg, Executive Director of Facilities Planning and Development for the LA Community College District, is implementing a $2.2 billion construction and renovation program that incorporates green building design.

Amanda Sturgeon, LEED-AP with Perkins + Will, is the Project Manager for the Husky Union Building at the University of Washington (UW) and has worked on additional green building projects at The Evergreen State College and at UW.

When you register, you will receive a conference call number and a Web link that will allow you to join the Webinar on April 7 at 10 a.m.
Contact Christina Weber, Christina@sustainableindustries.com

NEWS
1. LA Community College District plans major green construction w/Clinton Foundation


The plan includes 6,000 solar panels to produce enough energy on site to meet all daytime electricity needs. The solar panel project is one piece of a much larger (in the ballpark of $2.2 billion) construction and modernization campaign that’s underway at the 188,000-student district. Funded by voter-approved bonds, the program calls for, among other things, 40 LEED-certified buildings and dozens of retrofits. The district’s renewable energy plan leans heavily on private support, and it brings to the table the William J. Clinton Foundation.

The district spends roughly $12 million a year on energy. Through a combination of alternative-energy methods — namely solar, wind and geothermal — the idea is to generate (and store) enough on-site power for each college to eliminate power bills. From Inside Higher Ed http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2008/03/04/laccd

2. Global Wind Power Capacity Reaches 100,000 Megawatts                              

At its current growth rate, global installed wind power capacity will top 100,000 megawatts in March 2008. In 2007, wind power capacity increased by a record-breaking 20,000 megawatts, bringing the world total to 94,100 megawatts -- enough to satisfy the residential electricity needs of 150 million people. Driven by concerns regarding climate change and energy security, one in every three countries now generates a portion of its electricity from wind, with 13 countries each exceeding 1,000 megawatts of installed wind electricity-generating capacity...

For entire text and data see www.earthpolicy.org/Indicators/Wind/2008.htm  For an index of Earth Policy Institute resources related to Wind Energy see www.earthpolicy.org/Indicators/Wind/index.htm And for a plan to move rapidly to renewable energy, see Plan B 3.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization, by Lester R. Brown, posted on-line for free downloading at http://www.earthpolicy.org/Books/PB3/index.htm.

3. March 10th proposed as "Rewire Your Life Day," a day without personal electronics
According to MSU professor, research, and author, Ellen Kossek, more people than ever are unhappy with their work-life relationships and feel unfulfilled both personally and professionally, even though many are more technologically connected to work and family than ever before. To draw attention to what she sees as a growing cause of concern, Kossek has declared March 10 as "Rewire Your Life Day," where she is asking everyone to turn off their cell phones, Blackberries and laptops and reconnect with friends and family in more traditional ways. From Great Lakes IT Report--More at http://ellenkossek.lir.msu.edu/.

4. Focus the Nation sponsors Follow-up Activities to its January event.
Spring Climate Action Calendar at Focus the Nation at http://www.focusthenation.org/

5. Harvard Creates Climate Task Force
Harvard University recently announced that President Drew G. Faust will soon appoint a task force to study how to reduce the University's greenhouse gas emissions. The recommendations of the task force will form the basis of a commitment to reduce emissions that will be unveiled in June 2008. http://www.thecrimson.com/article.aspx?ref=522079
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SEMINARS
1. “Impact of Tank Parameters on Energy Conservation in Municipal Water Distribution Systems” Monday, March 17 , 2008
Mr. Santosh Ghimire—MTU Environmental Engineering Doctoral Student DOW 642     4:00 p.m.

 2. “The Great Lakes Water Wars” March 24 - CWS Lecture by author, Peter Annin 7:00 p.m.
Associate Director of the Institutes for Journalism and Natural Resources, Rozsa Center. Book signing will follow the lecture
More about Peter Annin at http://www.mtcws.mtu.edu/
 
3. “Temperature in the Great Lakes” March 25 - Environmental & Water Resources Engineering Seminar Series
Jay Austin, Assistant Professor Large Lakes Observatory, Department of Physics, University of Minnesota, Duluth
(Time and place to be announced)
 

4. Graduate Student Council (GSC) Research Symposium from March 25th-27th, 2008.
The main events of this symposium will be a Poster presentation and a Research Colloquium. This is a unique opportunity for students to share their research with the university community and gain experience in presenting their ideas.

The GSC invites faculty to join in the events of the symposium as well as encourage their students to submit an abstract. In addition, the GSC also invites faculty to serve as judges for the symposium. Two judges will score each poster/ presentation independently of each other. Each poster/ presentation will receive a composite score from the two judges. Your time commitment for March 25-27, 2008 will be from any two hour time slot between 10am-4pm. If you can serve as a judge, please contact mslaw@mtu.edu or at mel@mtu.edu.
For more information, please visit http://gsc.students.mtu.edu/symposium.html
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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.
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JOBS & INTERNSHIPS & Ph.D. OPPORTUNITIES
1 Sustainability Coordinator, Meredith College
Meredith College is seeking a Sustainability Coordinator to serve as a facilitator in the College's move towards sustainability. The Sustainability Coordinator will work with the Meredith faculty to integrate sustainability initiatives and practices into the curriculum, lead the development of a campus sustainability committee and assist in the implementation of a comprehensive sustainability plan for the College. The Coordinator will also provide training and guidance to the Meredith community and assist all College departments with the development of sustainability plans and specific resource conservation strategies as appropriate. The position requires a bachelor's degree in a related field. A master's degree is preferred. The successful candidate will start July 1, 2008. http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000550578-01&pg=s&cc=

2. Director, Center for Environmental Policy, Bard C
The Bard Center for Environmental Policy is seeking a Director who will provide dynamic intellectual and administrative leadership for the Center and its graduate program. Responsibilities include fund raising and developing collaborations with regional environmental centers, NGOs, government agencies, and private sector firms. A Ph.D. or terminal degree and distinguished record of scholarship are required. http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000548897-01&pg=s&cc=

3. Data Manager, AASHE
AASHE seeks an entry-level data manager to support the IT Director in delivering data management solutions requested by AASHE staff, members, and partners. Other duties include developing and implementing database architecture in a web-based environment, performing limited project management on small-scope projects, and developing and implementing web forms and reports requested by AASHE staff, members, and the AASHE Board. The candidate will report to the AASHE Director of IT. A minimum of a Bachelor's of Science in Computer Science, Software Engineering or similar curriculum with a software development emphasis is required, and familiarity and capability in more than one programming language preferred. The candidate will work directly with AASHE's Director of IT. The position is open until filled. http://www.aashe.org/highlights/it_jobs.php#manager

4. Profs., Sustainable Business & Social Justice, Bainbridge Grad. Inst.
The Bainbridge Graduate Institute is seeking both Core and Adjunct Faculty members for the 2008-09 school year in Sustainable Business and Social Justice. Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in an appropriate field and demonstrate a scholarly interest in Sustainable Business. The positions are open until filled. http://www.higheredjobs.com/search/details.cfm?JobCode=175297308

5. Grants Coordinator, The Green Initiative Fund, UC Berkeley
The University of California, Berkeley is seeking a Grants Coordinator to assist in the administration of a program that dispenses approximately $170,000 per year for environmental sustainability projects on campus. The incumbent will administer the day to day operations of The Green Initiative Fund and support the annually-appointed Grant Making Committee of students, faculty, and staff as they evaluate project proposals. Experience in basic accounting, budget planning and tracking, financial analysis, and report writing is required. http://bie.berkeley.edu/node/1939

6. Asst. Professor, Environmental Science, Northland College
Northland College invites applications for a full-time, tenure track, Assistant Professor in Environmental Science to begin fall 2008. The teaching load will be six courses per year, including at least two sections of General Chemistry. Teaching responsibilities will also include one other course in chemistry such as analytical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, or biochemistry. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in a related field. The position is open until filled. http://www.higheredjobs.com/search/details.cfm?JobCode=175297675

7. Asst. or Assoc. Prof., Coastal Env. Science, Nova Southeastern U
Nova Southeastern University's Oceanographic Center invites applications for a 12-month position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in Coastal Environmental Science. Applications in all areas within this field are encouraged, including applied environmental sciences, coastal policy and resource management, ecosystem modeling, eco-toxicology, remote sensing/GIS, and wetland, estuarine or coastal ecology. Responsibilities include graduate teaching, extramurally-funded research at the OC, and undergraduate teaching at the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences. Applications are due March 15, 2008. http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000548979-01&pg=s&cc=

8. Visiting Asst. Prof. or Instructor, Intl. Env. Policy/Politics, Colby C
The Colby College Environmental Studies Program and the Department of Government invite applications for a one-year leave replacement position as a visiting assistant professor or instructor, beginning September 1, 2008. The successful candidate will offer courses in the area of environmental studies and government, including a course in international environmental policy/politics and a team-taught introductory course in Colby's interdisciplinary Environmental Studies program. The college seeks an individual, broadly trained in international environmental policy, who is committed to undergraduate teaching and to scholarship. Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2008 and continue until the position is filled. http://www.colby.edu/administration_cs/humanresources/employment/env-studies.cfm

9. Instructor, Environmental Studies, Naropa U
The Environmental Studies Department at Naropa University is seeking an adjunct faculty member to teach the graduate course ENV710 Sustainability: Policy and Practice for the fall semester in 2008. The successful candidate will report to the Chair of the Environmental Studies Department. A Master's or a Doctorate in Sustainability, Natural Resources, Ecological Design, Environmental Studies, sustainable Development or a related field is required. http://www.higheredjobs.com/search/details.cfm?JobCode=175298532

10. Instructor, Environmental Science, C Southern Nevada
The College of Southern Nevada is seeking a tenure track Environmental Science Instructor to teach introductory Environmental Science classes and associated labs. The successful candidate may also be required to teach Physical geography classes and associated labs. Responsibilities include developing syllabi and course materials, evaluating student mastery of skills and competencies required by course outcomes, participating in program and division meetings and activities, and serving on department and college-wide committees. A Master's degree in Environmental Science or a related field is required. The position is open until filled. http://www.higheredjobs.com/search/details.cfm?JobCode=175297768
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NEW RESOURCES
1. Free One Year Subscription to YES! Magazine
YES! magazine, an independent, ad-free quarterly journal of solutions for building a just and sustainable world, is offering a free one-year introductory subscription to educators in the U.S. Those who take advantage of the offer by mid-April 2008 will receive the spring issue of YES!, Climate Solutions, as the first of four complementary issues. The YES! Climate Solutions issue highlights possible solutions to climate change and features writers such as Bill McKibben, Peter Barnes, and Joanna Macy. The issue also includes resources on teaching sustainability in the classroom. Faculty can request free copies of the YES! Spring 2008 Climate Solutions issue by contacting Kay Hubbard, YES! Education Manager, at khubbard@yesmagazine.org. http://www.yesmagazine.org/teachersub.asp
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EVENTS & CONFERENCES 
1. Two Upcoming Training Workshops in EPA’s Sustainable Futurestm Hazard, Exposure and Risk Modeling


The Consortium for Environmental Risk Management (CERM), the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association (SOCMA), and Purdue’s Clean Manufacturing Technology Institute (CMTI) Announce Two Upcoming Training Workshops in EPA’s Sustainable Futurestm Hazard, Exposure and Risk Modeling CERM

The first to be held March 20 - 21, 2008 at SOCMA Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
The second to be held April 29 – May 1 at the DePaul University, O’Hare campus in Chicago, IL
The workshop in Chicago has a registration fee of $660.00 and computers will be provided at no additional cost. Registration information for this workshop can be found here. http://www.socma.com/events/index.cfm?eventCat=2&articleID=839

2. Corporate Climate Response – Sustainable Manufacturing Summit Apr 8, 2008        
On April 8-9, over 250 sustainability professionals will gather at the Art Institute of Chicago to share their carbon reduction strategies at the upcoming Corporate Climate Response – Sustainable Manufacturing Summit. Joe Allen, member of SFI’s Advisory Board and Sustainable Development Director for Caterpillar  is among the presenters. David Spitzley, Product Sustainability Manager for Kimberly-Clark  is participating in a session on creating sustainable supply chains and will be discussing the company’s work with the Carbon Trust to develop the carbon footprints of two of its well-known UK brands: HUGGIES® and ANDREX.Fifty other sustainability experts are now confirmed to present at this event. The Alliance to Save Energy (ASE http://www.ase.org/) is offering subscribers of their free “News You Can Use” a 15% discount off registering for the event. Simply quote “ASE discount” when registering. The event brochure can be downloaded at http://www.greenpowerconferences.com/corporateclimateresponse/sustainable_manufacturing_summit.html . For more information, please contact: Annie Ellis, +44 207 801 6333 annie.ellis@greenpowerconferences.com

2. The Great Energy Efficiency Debate Apr 16, 2008 in Washington DC   
This year's Alliance to Save Energy Great Energy Efficiency Day, aka GEED, is April 16 in the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C. You can register at www.ase.org/geed. This popular annual event is free to the public thanks to our generous sponsors. For sponsorship information please contact Marcy Devaney at mdevaney@ase.org or 202/857-0666 NOTE—If you had already registered before March 3rd, please re-register. A computer glitch erased all records.

3. Public Participation and Corporate Social Responsibility International Conference – 27th to 29th August 2008, Glasgow, UK

 The International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) conference will be held in partnership with the Scottish Centre for Sustainable Development (SCSCD) at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. The purpose of the conference is to bring all parties associated with the citizen engagement debate together. This will include international corporations, the community and voluntary sectors, business and public authorities. The conference will be highly interactive; will present the latest in public engagement research; and will illustrate substantial numbers of case studies where public engagement has been shown to be successful. The conference will be designed to ensure that all delegates are part of an inclusive process of discussion, debate sharing and reflection. The process will ensure a balance between presentations and more interactive group discussions through a range of workshops, case studies and events. Further information and contact details. http://www.strath.ac.uk/Departments/CADISPA/conf/index.html

4. CFP: AASHE 2008 Conference November 9 – 11, 2008; Raleigh, NC
 
The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) invites submissions of abstracts for its 2nd biennial conference - AASHE 2008:  Working  Together for Sustainability – On Campus and Beyond (Nov 9-11, 2008, Raleigh, NC). Submissions should demonstrate how colleges and universities and their partners can lead the way to a sustainable future. Well over 1,000 participants are expected to attend from higher education, business, non-profit and government. Given AASHE's diverse mix of members, the event will have an impressive array of institutions and sustainability interests represented. Reflecting this year's theme, "Working Together for Sustainability – On Campus and Beyond," AASHE has partnered with Sustainable North Carolina to offer a special 2-day tradeshow -  "Sustainable Solutions Expo: Green Solutions for Campuses, Businesses, Institutions."  Admission is included with conference registration. Other special events include AASHE's awards banquet (included with registration), field trips to local campuses, a Career Fair, specialized pre-conference workshops, a pre-conference Student Summit, and engaging keynotes by Lester Brown, Peter Senge, Van Jones, and Vandana Shiva.
All proposal abstracts except posters are due by May 1 and may be submitted in three categories:  Education & Research, Operations, and Administration & Finance.  Poster submissions are due by September 1. Member registration (MTU is a member) before June 16th is $335 For more details please visit the conference website:  www.aashe.org/conference, or email conference@aashe.org.

5.  AASHE Sustainability Across the Curriculum Leadership Workshop June 12 -13, 2008; San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
AASHE's Sustainability Across the Curriculum Leadership workshops are for faculty leaders of all disciplines who wish to develop curriculum change programs around sustainability on their campuses. Through an intensive two days of presentations, exercises, discussions, reflection, and planning, participants will become familiar with the philosophy of change in higher education developed through the Ponderosa Project at Northern Arizona University and adapted at Emory in the Piedmont Project. Participants will also experience of range of workshop strategies, hear local experts, enjoy outdoor place-based activities, and dialogue with faculty from around the country as they gain help in adapting this model to their own campus. The workshop leaders, Peggy Barlett and Geoffrey Chase, are editors of Sustainability on Campus: Stories and Strategies for Change and have helped more than 200 faculty revise courses in a wide array of disciplines. Workshop tuition is $350 for AASHE members and $390 for non-members. Applications to participate are due by March 28, 2008. http://www.aashe.org/profdev/curriculum.php

6. Chill Out: Campus Solutions to Global Warming Broadcast April 16, 2008; 7pm EST; Webcast
The National Wildlife Federation will host Chill Out: Campus Solutions to Global Warming, a live webcast featuring practical solutions to global warming being implemented by higher education campuses around the country. Campuses who host the webcast on their campus will be recognized on NWF's website and in broadcast credits. http://www.nwf.org/campusecology/chillout/broadcast.cfm

7. CFP: National Environmental Studies and Sciences Summit May 22-24, 2008; Arkansas State University; Jonesboro, AR
Arkansas State University invites abstracts for contributed oral and poster presentations at the 3rd annual National Environmental Studies and Sciences Summit. Abstracts that address all aspects of environmental studies and sciences are welcome. Topics on interdisciplinary work such as communication with broad audiences and ways of teaching environmental topics at any level, especially addressing innovations in career, curricula, and research agendas are encouraged. Abstracts are due April 15, 2008. Registration lasts from March 3 – April 30, 2008. http://evs.astate.edu/summit2008.htm

8. National Conference on Student Leadership: Sustainability March 29 – April 1, 2008; Atlanta, GA
The Spring National Conference On Student Leadership will focus on promoting sustainability on campus and include topics such as social justice, student opportunity, program growth, and personal growth. The conference aims to help students recognize trends in leadership and programming, share ideas and activities that have proven successful, share methods to help prioritize and delegate responsibility, acquire skills to motivate and activate organization and campus, and learn strategies to deal with organization, advisor, and campus administration conflicts. http://www.ncslcollege.com/ncsl/spring.html

9. Education in a Changing Climate Workshop July 27 – August 1, 2008; Unity College, Unity, ME
Education in a Changing Climate is an exciting week-long workshop focused on environmental education and teaching new ways to communicate the pressing changes in the environment through dynamic presentations, field-based learning experiences, and engaging interactions with a core-and-resident faculty staff. All educators may apply. Enrollment is limited to 32 and the application deadline is April 15, 2008.  http://www.unity.edu/Academic/Workshops/Orion/OrionWelcome.aspx

10. News Update: The Centre for Sustainable Design (CfSD) Sustainable Innovation 08: 27th-28th October 2008, Malmö, Sweden
Revised deadline for abstracts
http://www.cfsd.org.uk/events/tspd13/index.html

CfSD partners with ABLE 2008 at Milan Design Week
http://worldwideable.com/Summary.html

Bio-Innovators: 7th April 2008, University of Reading, Reading, UK
http://www.cfsd.org.uk/eco-innovation_workshops/Bio-Innovators_Workshop/ind
ex.html

Network for Eco-Innovation: membership grows to over 380
http://www.cfsd.org.uk/eco-i-net

More information on CfSD
http://www.cfsd.org.uk


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