Hawai‘i has been selected by the International Union for Conservation of Nature to host its World Conservation Congress in September 2016.
The IUCN Congress brings together several thousand leaders and decision-makers from government, civil society, indigenous peoples, business, and academia, with the goal of conserving the environment and harnessing the solutions nature offers to global challenges.
In advance of the IUCN Congress, during summer 2016, the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Summer Sessions is pleased to offer an array of programs focusing on conservation and sustainability.
The sustainability coordinator will provide leadership and coordination to Goucher’s various administrative and co-curricular sustainability efforts. Through a collaborative approach, the coordinator will connect various campus resources and the work of key stakeholders to maximize Goucher’s impact on reducing waste and supporting green initiatives. The incumbent will facilitate student involvement in sustainability initiatives; serve as an advisor to several sustainability-related student clubs; and ensure collaboration between all constituents and appropriate offices. The successful candidate will also develop intentional marketing methods, including print and social media, and update the college’s website with sustainability information.
In addition to these responsibilities, the sustainability coordinator will also serve as a resource to the chairpersons of Goucher’s Environmental Sustainability Advisory Committee (GESAC); collect data and complete annual reports, including greenhouse gas inventory and climate commitment progress reports; and serve as a campus advocate and educator around sustainability initiatives, to include consideration of curricular and co-curricular approaches to educate students about sustainability efforts.
Review of applications will begin on Monday February 15, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.
Join a leading research and health care University while pursuing your professional interest in sustainability. Reporting to the Director, this role will tap into your existing knowledge and afford you an opportunity to learn new aspects and applications of sustainability.
The Sustainability Coordinator Analyst II tasks and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, data management of sustainability data/metrics for annual/bi-annual reporting, enhancing and managing sustainability education/outreach programs, developing and managing LivingGreen certification programs, Coordinating the LivingGreen Fair, updating website content, assisting with the management of student interns and volunteers, planning regular outreach and special events, implementing a communications and outreach program.
A Christmas story we should tell more often, but don’t:
The Story of Stuff
It may not feature a spectacled 9-year old on a mission to get the Red Ryder BB gun, but this short film will also teach you something, make you laugh, and change the way you look at all the stuff in your life, forever.
Gather your loved ones and watch this fast-paced and fact-filled look at the underside of our consumption patterns. (storyofstuff.org)
3 tips for making this holiday season more meaningful to you and gentler on the planet:
Viewing stunning culinary creations and articles on the latest food trends doesn’t have to involve tree-cutting! (Check out these e-zine recommendations curated by Say Daily, Vanity Fair, and Huffington Post)
The Happy Camper
With the help of this guide and some essential oils, you can create a toxin-free formula to protect against a variety of pesky bugs.
There are many great companies offering durable, leather-free equipment made from recycles materials!
Get their creative juices flowing while making one-of-a-kind dishware that can be reused over and over again!
Cooking class in their favorite cuisine
Using whole ingredients rather than pre-packaged meals prevents waste from entering landfills.
The Beauty Guru
‘Green spa’ treatment
Relax knowing that your patronage is supporting efforts to conserve resources and minimize chemicalpollution
Emory University seeks applications for the Sustainability Distinguished Teach Fellowship, a two-year postdoctoral position beginning in August, 2016. The university is looking for a strong scholar of applied behavioral social science with experience in engaged learning. This postdoc offers a supportive teaching and research position for career development at one of the leading institutions of sustainability in higher education.