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SFI weekly newsletter (May 27, 2008)
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SFI NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
1. ESC Monthly Paper Recycling on Temporary Hold
2. NSF Emergent Frontiers in Research & Innovation (EFRI) RESIN proposal submitted
3.  Summer teacher institutes at Michigan Tech for K-12 educators Deadline: May 30
4. Associate Professor Mary Durfee (Social Sciences) in Malta
5. Christa Walck (SBE) and Kim Hoagland (Social Sciences) in Malta
6. Economicology 2008 releases final report—see attached
7. "Kids in the Woods," Monday, June 2, 6:30 to 7:30 at Michigan Tech nature trails.
8. New Publication for Joan Chadde
9. New Funding for Joan Chadde
10. New Funding for Jim Mihelcic

NEWS
1. Mine opponents speak at London meeting
2. Dow Corning opens new solar assembly center
3. Ice Cores Reveal Fluctuations In Earth's Greenhouse Gases
4. 7 Campuses Become Founding Reporters in The Climate Registry
5. Invitation to Comment on ACUPCC Carbon Offset Protocol Draft
6. How Green Is the College? Time the Showers
7. Pentagon Shift on ‘Minerva’
8. President Glenn Mroz at Mackinac Policy Conference on Macinac Island
9. URC analysis for Mackinac: Michigan can become alt-energy player
10. Mackinac panel: Renewables, nuclear must replace oil
11. Mounting Costs Slow the Push for Clean Coal
12. Under Pressure, White House Issues Climate Change Report

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FUNDING & AWARD OPPORTUNITIES

JOBS & INTERNSHIPS & Ph.D. OPPORTUNITIES
1. Five Student Scholarships: National Recycling Coalition Conference
2. Manager of Recycling & Sustainability, U Texas at Austin
3. Env'l Prgm Coord, Housing & Food Services, U Texas at Austin
4. Regional Field Coordinator, Southern Energy Network
5. Visiting Asst Professor, Environmental Studies, U Cincinnati
6. Leadership Positions, California Student Sustainability Coalition

NEW RESOURCES
1. State of the World 2008: Innovations for a Sustainable Economy
2. Call for Papers: Climate Action Planning at US Campuses
3.  Lifecycle Building Challenge Competition
4. Call for contributions:  Innovative Corporate Social Responsibility
5. Earth Outreach KML: Climate Change In Our World
6. Encyclopedia of Earth launches Climate Change Collection in EOE
7. AASHE Bulletin-- newsletter of campus sustainability news, events, and opportunities

EVENTS & CONFERENCES  
1. GLREA Gearing Up for Michigan Energy Fair June 27-29, 2008
2. Call For Papers--24th Intern’l Conf. on Solid Waste Technology and Management

The weekly newsletters are now posted at our Website (http://www.sfi.mtu.edu/) under “Press Room.” In an effort to increase recognition and enhance SFI’s image, we want to include more publicity about SFI  member achievements. Please send announcements of your publications, presentations, awards, and names of awarded proposals. Please send items for inclusion in SFI weekly newsletter to Denise Heikinen, Communications Coordinator, at dmheikin@mtu.edu, or call (906)487-0044.

SFI NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
1. ESC Monthly Paper Recycling on Temporary Hold

Submitted by Kristine Bradof

As you have probably heard by now, the monthly paper recycling program conducted by volunteers and members of Michigan Tech's Environmental Sustainability
Committee (ESC) is currently on hold. The hauler, who also spotted trailers for storage and transport, is no longer able to serve the U.P. due to transportation costs. While the ESC waits for updates about the fate of this program, it is a good time to reflect on what is involved in its day-to-day operations and what it has meant to this University and community.

First, a bit of background: it was a student petition and proposal to reinstate paper recycling that led then-President Curt Tompkins to establish the ESC in July 2001, with the charge to restore paper recycling and produce a white paper on campus sustainability, which became the "Michigan Tech Greenprint for Environmental Sustainability in Campus
Operations and Activities" (onine at www.esc.mtu.edu).

A surprising amount of effort goes into a seemingly simple program such as paper recycling, especially in an area as remote as Houghton: arranging for companies willing to pay for the paper, trucks to pick up the paper, bins and carts for paper handling, trailers and gaylord boxes to store the paper, communication about the program, etc.

ESC member Kristine Bradof (de facto coordinator of the program), Michigan Tech grounds and building operations staff, Circle K, Students for Environmental Sustainability, and the Inter-Residence Hall Council have expanded and kept this program running since its inception in April 2002. During that time, more than 600 tons of paper have been recycled, with net revenue and waste disposal savings to the University in excess of $50,000. In addition to paying program expenses, the ESC has used the revenue to support sustainability speakers, student travel to conferences, and Earth Week activities. It's been a strong and successful program to which the campus community is grateful.

Campus paper recycling will be suspended until the University has new contracts in place for both recycling and waste disposal. It's likely that we will be able to recycle even more materials, especially cardboard, later this year. For now, full recycling bins will not be emptied because we have no place to store the paper. The monthly drop-offs from home are
also suspended. Everyone directly involved with campus recycling appreciates your continuing support of the program and your patience during the transition.

2. NSF Emergent Frontiers in Research & Innovation (EFRI) RESIN proposal submitted
Development of Resilient and sustainable Celluloisic Biofuels Production Infrastructures in the Upper Midwest
If awarded the project will run from Jan 09 to Dec 2012. Cost of project is  $2,690,304


PIs and Co-PIs are David Shonnard (CM/SFI), Jaime Camelio (MEEM), Yue (Robert) Li (CE), Ann Maclean Assoc (SFRES), and Kathleen Halvorsen (SS/SFRES). Others include Jeffrey Naber (MEEM), Qiong Zhang (CEE/SFI), Barry Solomon (SS), John Sutherland (MEEM/SFI), and Phillip Merkey (Math Sciences).

The goal of this research program is to develop a comprehensive model to predict sustainability and resilience of an emerging biofuels production infrastructure in the Upper Midwest region of the United States.

3. Summer teacher institutes at Michigan Tech for K-12 educators Deadline May 30--TODAY!
--Great Lakes Watershed Investigations Teacher Institute ~ June 23-27, 2008
--Future Fuels From Forests Teacher Institute ~ July 7-11, 2008
--Global Change Teacher Institute ~ July 14-18, 2008
--Great Lakes Maritime Transportation Institute  ~ July 20-25 (Duluth, MN)

For more information: Joan Chadde at 906-487-3341 or jchadde@mtu.edu
Visit www.wupcenter.mtu.edu for brochures and application forms.

4. Associate Professor Mary Durfee (Social Sciences) in Malta
Associate Professor Mary Durfee (Social Sciences), on leave from her position as assistant provost to pursue a Fulbright in Malta, has made news on the website for the
US Embassy in Malta. Durfee read "The Birchbark House" to children at the Mqabba Primary School. To read about it and see a picture, visit
http://malta.usembassy.gov/mqabba.html

5. Christa Walck (SBE) and Kim Hoagland (Social Sciences) in Malta
Professor and Dean Christa Walck (SBE) and Professor Kim Hoagland (Social Sciences) also made Embassy news on their visit to Malta. To read about their activities, including a meeting with entrepreneurial organizations about preparing students to compete in today's global business environment, and to see a picture of their meeting with non-governmental organizations about preserving Malta's historical architectural heritage sites, visit http://malta.usembassy.gov/durfee.html

6. Economicology 2008 releases final report—see attached

The official final report from the recent Wege-sponsored Economicology 2008 conference in Grand Rapids is attached. Michigan Tech was represented by two students, Charles Workman, a Chemical Engineering undergraduate active in sustainability projects, and Heather Wright, an NSF Fellowship winner and SFI IGERT graduate student in Environmental Engineering.

Below is the concluding paragraph from the attached report:

“Economicology 2008 was noteworthy for two ways in which it differed from past meetings: the focus on interactive, small-group, peer discussions of common challenges, strategies and obstacles; and the increased participation by students from Economicology schools and other colleges and universities interested in sustainability. The energy and vitality of the discussion was enhanced by these changes and the results reflected the type of interdisciplinary, student faculty- administrator-community leader discussion emblematic of what is needed if colleges and universities are to transform themselves – and become agents for transformation of society at large – to build a sustainable world.”

7. "Kids in the Woods," the final program in the Michigan Forests series, Monday, June 2, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Michigan Tech nature trails.

All are invited to spend an evening exploring the woods. To participate, go to the Michigan Tech trailhead, off Sharon Avenue, at 6:30 p.m. Five presenters will take groups for a hike focused on one of the five Michigan Forests presentation themes—there is a limit of 20 hikers per presenter.

The presenters will explore the following: wildlife tracking, master's student Brain Rajdl (SFRES) and his seven-year-old daughter, Anna; a bug's life in the forest, entomologist Andrew Storer (SFRES); birds of the north woods, ornithologist David Flaspohler (SFRES); trees and tree ID, forester Jim Rivard (SFRES); and predator/prey relationships, Liz Valencia, Isle Royale National Park ranger. Following the hike, there will be time for questions, or participants can continue to explore on their own.

The Michigan Forests presentation series, hosted by the Portage District Library, is coordinated by the Western Upper Peninsula Center for Science, Mathematics and
Environmental Education and Michigan Technological University with funding from the Kinship Foundation. For more information, call the library at 482-4570, call Joan
Chadde or Kathy Carter at 487-3341 or email them at jchadde@mtu.edu or krcarter@mtu.edu . Library events and presentations are free and open to the public.

8. New Publication-- Stormwater Runoff: Understanding the Ecological Impacts of Changing Land Uses
by Joan Chadde, Spring 2008. Green Teacher.Issue 83. P. 9-13.
Here's a link to access the digital version of the issue:   http://www.greenteacher.com/MagsDownload/GT83    
login: subscriber password: 83rtnfg
www.greenteacher.com

9. New Funding--Family Engineering For  Parents & Elementary-Aged Children

Joan Chadde, Education Program Coordinator Center for Science Environmental Outreach Western Upper Peninsula for Science, Math, and Environmental Education, was awarded this NSF grant for $1.7M for January 2009 to January 2011. Other PIs include Neil Hutzler, (CEE) Bradley Baltensperger (Education), Doug Opplinger, Bret Hamlin, (Engineering Fundamentals).

The grant will be used to increase elementary students’ and parents/caregivers’    knowledge of engineering and potential careers, stimulate students’ interest in pursuing STEM* careers, and develop the ability of STEM majors, informal science    educators, teachers, and engineering professionals to conduct informal engineering learning experiences.

10. New Funding--Jim Milelcic
Professor James Mihelcic (CEE/SFI) has received $60,421 from the National Science Foundation for "International Workshop on Delivering Sustainable Infrastructure; Auckland, New Zealand; Dec. 15-17, 2008."

NEWS
1. Mine opponents speak at London meeting
 Marquette Monthly May, 2008
In The Outdoors
http://mmnow.com/z_current_a/b/c/iod.html

2. Dow Corning opens new solar assembly center

Demonstrating its commitment to drive solar power innovations, Dow Corning Corp. has opened a Solar Solutions Application Center in Freeland, Michigan, to collaborate with customers to develop, evaluate and pilot material solutions used to manufacture solar panels. The 27,000-square foot center represents an investment of more than $3 million and includes a laboratory, pilot equipment and testing facilities. A team of engineers and scientists will staff the center, which is designed to be expanded as needed to meet the needs of the growing solar and photovoltaic industry.
http://www.wwj.com/pages/2208889.php

3. Ice Cores Reveal Fluctuations In Earth's Greenhouse Gases

ScienceDaily (May 17, 2008) — The newest analysis of trace gases trapped in Antarctic ice cores now provide a reasonable view of greenhouse gas concentrations as much as 800,000 years into the past, and are further confirming the link between greenhouse gas levels and global warming, scientists reported May 14 in the journal Nature.

They also show that during that entire period of time, there have never been concentrations of carbon dioxide and methane as high as the current levels, said Edward Brook, an associate professor of geosciences at Oregon State University, and author of a Nature commentary on the new studies. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/05/080514131131.htm
(See also carbon sequestration news in right margin.)

4. 7 Campuses Become Founding Reporters in The Climate Registry
Cornell University (NY), Syracuse University (NY), University of Hawai'i at Ma-noa, Davidson College (NC), Saint Olaf College (MN), Northland College (WI), and Vermont Technical College have all signed up to be "Founding Reporters" in The Climate Registry, a non-profit organization established to measure and publicly report greenhouse gas emissions in a common, accurate and transparent manner consistent across industry sectors. By joining the group, the campuses have voluntarily committed to measure, independently verify, and publicly report their GHG emissions on an annual basis using The Climate Registry General Reporting Protocol. The protocol is based on the internationally recognized GHG measurement standards of the World Resource Institute and World Bank Council for Sustainable Development.

http://www.theclimateregistry.org/reporters.html

5. Invitation to Comment on ACUPCC Carbon Offset Protocol Draft

The American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) invites comments on its first Voluntary Carbon Offset Protocol draft, which it is developing to provide guidance to ACUPCC institutions on how to decide whether or not to engage in the offset markets, and if so, what are the best ways to make effective investments and reduce risks. Deadline for comments is May 27, 2008. Feedback received will be presented to ACUPCC presidents and chancellors at the 2008 ACUPCC Climate Leadership Summit in Grand Rapids, Michigan on June 5th, and will be taken into account as the Protocol is further developed. http://www.presidentsclimatecommitment.org/offsetprotocol.php

6. How Green Is the College? Time the Showers
New York Times May 26, 2008
As part of a growing campus sustainability movement, students are reducing carbon emissions in their own lives.See link


7. Pentagon Shift on ‘Minerva’
Pentagon officials are talking with the National Science Foundation about the NSF playing a major role in the peer review for a new program to promote social science research on topics that relate to key issues in U.S. foreign policy.
http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2008/05/28/minerva

8. President Glenn Mroz at Mackinac Policy Conference on Macinac Island

Matt Rousch, of WWF Radio, reported the following about Michigan Tech--

“One of my favorite places in Michigan is Michigan Technological University in Houghton, so it was a real pleasure Thursday to spend a few minutes on the Grand Hotel porch with Glenn Mroz, its president. So why is the president of a school in Houghton at the Detroit Regional Chamber's event when Detroit's 600-plus miles from Houghton? Well, first the obvious: "A lot of our students are from the Detroit area and a lot of them go back to the Detroit area to work after they graduate," he said.

Michigan Tech is also here to meet with its corporate partners, like General Electric and Ford Motor Co., both of which have recently opened development centers in Houghton that are employing lots of Michigan Tech computer science and engineering grads.”

8. URC analysis for Mackinac: Michigan can become alt-energy player
The University Research Corridor announced Thursday investments in two new energy initiatives and released an independent analysis showing Michigan is ready to "become a leader in alternative energy." Lansing's Anderson Economic Group found the URC received more than $79.5 million in alternative energy research grants in 2007, with 77 percent coming from federal grants and 11 percent from business, which currently invests $16.7 billion in Michigan R&D each year, more than any state except California. The preliminary report was made public to advance ongoing conversations at the Detroit Regional Chamber's Mackinac Policy Conference.

9. Mackinac panel: Renewables, nuclear must replace oil
Renewable energy was top of mind Thursday at the Detroit Regional Chamber Mackinac Policy Conference. In an era of skyrocketing petroleum prices, America needs to look more seriously than ever at conservation, renewable energy sources, expanding domestic oil drilling and nuclear power, panelists told a packed room in the Grand Pavilion of the Grand Hotel. "This is a tsunami," Jim Croce, CEO of NextEnergy, the state of Michigan's energy industry accelerator, said. "The world economy is being transformed by a lack of fossil fuels and rising demand." More at http://www.wwj.com/Mackinac-Panel--Renewables--Nuclear-to-Replace-Oil/2272966

10. Mounting Costs Slow the Push for Clean Coal
May 30, 2008 New York Times, A1
Matthew L. Wald

11. Under Pressure, White House Issues Climate Change Report
May 30, 2008 New York Times
Andrew C. Revkin
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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. Five Student Scholarships: National Recycling Coalition Conference

The College and University Council, a technical council of the National Recycling Council is partnering with The Coca Cola Company to sponsor five scholarships for college students to attend the NRC’s annual Congress and Exposition in Pittsburgh, PA, September 21-24, 2008. The scholarships cover travel, hotel, meals and conference registration. The scholarships are intended as a way for college students interested in a professional career in recycling to gain exposure to the field. They will have the opportunity to attend over 35 conference sessions, workshops and tours, as well as to meet and network with community, state and national recycling leaders. Applications are due July 25, 2008.

2. Manager of Recycling & Sustainability, U Texas at Austin
The University of Texas at Austin invites applicants for its Manager of Recycling and Sustainability position. The successful candidate will plan, organize, schedule, and direct the UT recycling program and sustainability effort. S/he will also work cooperatively with Campus Planning and Facilities Management (CPFM) and university personnel to carry out the mission of the recycling program and further sustainability on campus. The Manager of Recycling and Sustainability will also be responsible for directing and administering campus recycling and waste reduction activities; monitoring all campus sustainability activities; and creating a strategy to integrate sustainability principles into Facilities Services and CPFM operational functions. Qualifications include a Bachelor's degree and a minimum of two years of experience in recycling and sustainability. A Master's degree is preferred.
http://utdirect.utexas.edu/pnjobs/pnjobsvw.WBX?job_nbr=08-05-13-01-0418

3. Env'l Prgm Coord, Housing & Food Services, U Texas at Austin
The University of Texas at Austin invites applicants for the Environmental Program Coordinator in the Division of Housing and Food Services to market environmental operations and promote sustainability initiatives through the "Eco-tips" newsletter and other publications; assess the impact of implementing local food procurement on campus; and to develop nutrition education materials relating to local and sustainable foods to be distributed in DHFS locations. Qualifications include a Bachelor's degree and five years of experience in coordinating or administering programs.
http://utdirect.utexas.edu/pnjobs/pnjobsvw.WBX?job_nbr=08-04-09-01-8105

4. Regional Field Coordinator, Southern Energy Network
The Southern Energy Network (SEN) is seeking an experienced organizer and manager to take on the role of coordinating and managing its field organizing for clean energy in the southeastern U.S. This includes coordinating five state organizers and working with the following campaigns and initiatives: Power Vote, green jobs, fighting new coal and nuclear plants, Power Shift 2009, supporting campus initiatives and state youth networks. The position also includes representing SEN within the Energy Action Coalition (EAC) and working on many of the campaigns and initiatives listed above at a national and regional level in collaboration with the EAC partner organizations. The Regional Field Coordinator will also work with SEN’s Regional Director on regional program as needed. The review of applications will begin on June 9, 2008 and continue until the position is filled. http://www.climateaction.net/docs/jobs/RegionalFieldCoordinator.pdf

5. Visiting Asst Professor, Environmental Studies, U Cincinnati
The University of Cincinnati invites applications for a one-year position as Visiting Assistant Professor to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in environmental policy and law and team-teach the introductory sequence and the undergraduate senior capstone course in the Environmental Studies major. Qualifications include a PhD or terminal degree in a relevant academic field, and prior teaching experience is preferred. The position is open until filled. https://www.jobsatuc.com/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1212171809571

6. Leadership Positions, California Student Sustainability Coalition
The California Student Sustainability Coalition is pleased to invite students and recent alumni to join the leadership of its Executive Committee and Website Team. Open positions include Intern to the Executive Director, Equality Coordinator, Finance Coordinator, Fundraising Coordinator, Convergence Coordinator, Membership Coordinator, 2 Council Co-Chairs, 2 Organizing Directors, Outreach Coordinator, Digital Organizer, Communications Coordinator, Media Coordinator, Newsletter Editor, Program Coordinator, Policy Coordinator, Education for Sustainability Living Program Coordinator, and other positions. All positions require 5 – 20 hours per week. Open Web Team positions include Content Managers, News Authors, Graphic Designers, Web Development Experts, and other positions. Web Team positions require 5 – 7 hours per week. All positions are unpaid, and qualifications vary. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis.
http://sustainabilitycoalition.org/index.php?page=jobs-and-internships
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NEW RESOURCES

1. State of the World 2008: Innovations for a Sustainable Economy

January 2008  ISBN 13: 978-0-393-33031-1
Paperback  288 pages
For description and downloadable chapters see World Watch website http://www.worldwatch.org/node/5561#toc

2. Call for Papers: Climate Action Planning at US Campuses
The International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education (IJSHE) and the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) have announced a call for papers for a special issue of the Journal on climate action planning at campuses in the United States. Judy Walton, AASHE's Acting Executive Director, will guest edit this special issue. Submitted articles must be between 2,000 and 4,000 words in length. The closing date for submissions is August 29, 2008. http://www.aashe.org/highlights/ijshe.php

3.  Lifecycle Building Challenge Competition
The Lifecycle Building Challenge is a web-based competition open to students and professional architects, designers, engineers, planners, reuse professionals, contractors, builders, and educators. Lifecycle designs are sought in two categories: building and innovation. Teams of up to 5 contestants can enter, and only residents of the U.S. should apply. http://www.lifecyclebuilding.org/index.php

4. Call for contributions:  Innovative Corporate Social Responsibility: From Risk Management to Value Creation
Deadline for abstract: 30 June 2008
To be published by Greenleaf Publishing in Autumn 2009.
The submission deadline for initial expressions of interest in the form of abstracts of approximately 500-700 words is 30 June 2008. Abstracts should be sent as email attachments to Céline Louche celine.louche@vlerick.be
http://www.greenleaf-publishing.com/default.asp?ContentID=1

5. Earth Outreach KML: Climate Change In Our World

This interactive map showing current (not projected) global warming impact requires that you have Google Earth installed, but you probably have that, already.

Explore and learn about the impacts of climate change and find out how you can make a difference with Climate Change in our World. The Met Office Hadley Centre, British Antarctic Survey and UK Government have harnessed Google Earth technology to present you with an interactive animation showing how climate change and global  temperature rises could affect our world over the next 100 years.

Once you have opened this KML, click on the icons to find out more about how people around the world are already being affected by changing weather patterns and see the
predicted effects of climate change across the globe between now and 2100.

http://earth.google.com/outreach/kml_entry.html#tClimate%20Change%20In%20Our%20World

6. Encyclopedia of Earth launches Climate Change Collection in EOE
The Collection is anchored by an electronic version of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Nobel Prize-winning reports. It also includes articles by climate experts, biographies of individuals who have made important contributions to climate science and policy, a timeline of key events in the history of climate science and policy, a climate glossary, and much more. Scientists, educators, environmental professionals and concerned citizens should find the Collection to be an invaluable resource.
http://www.eoearth.org/article/Climate_Change_%28collection%29

7. AASHE Bulletin, weekly newsletter of campus sustainability news, events, and opportunities
The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) publishes the AASHE Bulletin, a free weekly e-newsletter with campus sustainability news, events, and opportunities. The Bulletin contains too much news to pass along in the SFI newsletter, but people can subscribe individually at http://www.aashe.org/publications/bulletin.php.

Below is a partial list of headlines from last  week's AASHE Bulletin:

U Central Florida Adopts Sustainability Plan
Florida Gulf Coast U to be 100% Solar
U Illinois to Cut Energy Use by 10%
Middlebury College Offers Green Study Abroad Incentives
Bemidji State U Students Approve Green Fee
Northland College Students Install Solar Panels on Campus
Stetson U Students Perform GHG Inventory
Western Carolina U, Florida Intl U Pilot 4-day Work Week
Oberlin College Offsets its Commencement Carbon Footprint
Western Washington U to Install Rooftop Solar Panels
George Washington U to Install Green Roof
UW Green Bay to Pilot Universal Bus Pass
Evergreen State College Purchases Electric Vehicle
U Waterloo to Open Eco-Cafe
Arizona State U Art Exhibitions Feature Sustainability
To subscribe,  go to http://www.aashe.org/publications/bulletin.php and write in your email address.
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EVENTS & CONFERENCES  

1. GLREA Gearing Up for Michigan Energy Fair June 27-29, 2008

The Michigan Energy Fair will soon be back for its third year at the  Manistee County Fairgrounds in Onekama.

This year, sponsors from the Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association expect 5,000 people from the Great Lakes region, who are looking to cut their energy costs, and educate themselves on green energy.

For the adults, the fair features a variety of workshops and keynote speakers. Topics for the workshops include renewable and alternative energies, policy and economics, green building, and energy efficiency.
The fair will host more than 65 workshops with more than 70 presenters. Other attractions include energy efficient home tours, regional tours, and hands on workshops.
More at www.glrea.org.

2. Call For Papers--24th Intern’l Conf. on Solid Waste Technology and Management
Philadelphia March 15 - 18, 2009
Researchers, government officials, educators, students, consultants, managers, community leaders, and others with expertise in solid waste are invited to submit papers for oral or poster presentation at the Conference. Abstracts are encouraged from all areas of solid waste technology and management.
The deadline for submission of abstracts is October 31, 2008.  Earlier submission is encouraged.  http://muse.widener.edu/~sxw0004/solid_waste.html


1Fifeteen billion batteries are produced annually worldwide.
http://www.lifehacker.com.au/tips/2007/10/15/how_to_green_your_electronics.html





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