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Tag Archives: sustainability
March 25, 2014 – 12:05 pm
The second edition of the Sustainable Campus International Competition (SCIC) is open for free registration online. This is an opportunity for students worldwide to transform their academic learning into real world actions and impacts. They are invited to design and apply a tool, system or practise that addresses sustainability issues relevant to their campus.
SCIC is designed as an 18-month competition. Students are asked to develop a sustainability project they can implement within their campuses and communities within one academic year. The strongest projects will forecast tangible impacts by the end of the academic year, though the projects may and are encouraged to continue in the future. The student teams will be judged for their ability to improve sustainability impacts
based on specific metrics, the strength of their engagement strategy with stakeholders and the overall quality of the project presented.
The SCIC 2014 international jury panel will be presided by the CEO of the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC) Iain Patton, and he declares that: “Revolution is in the air and the SCIC is at the heart of the new student-driven and staff-supported sustainability mandate that is empowering students to unleash their transformative potential”.
Students will receive online support and mentorship throughout the development of their project. The top three finalist teams will participate in an online final presentation and judging session. The SCIC will award $CAN 3,000 to the team that is selected by the judges as the strongest project. All teams are encouraged to implement their projects and submit a project assessment by July 2015 for a chance to gain further recognition.
March 11, 2014 – 12:45 pm
Direct the day to day operations of the program, set goals, review performance and ensure that the team’s work is of the highest quality and administered fairly, consistently and accurately. Learn more.
March 11, 2014 – 11:57 am
The Assistant Director I works closely with the Director of UNT Sustainability to undertake and facilitate sustainability-oriented activities related to university operations, manages compliance reporting for the ACUPCC, oversees the We Mean Green Fund, and leads business/community engagement programs.
The Assistant Director will work with various stakeholders on and off campus to conduct project feasibility studies, improve data collection and analysis, identify and attain external funding, foster the development of metrics to evaluate overall efficiency and effectiveness, and build mutually beneficial relationships in the realm of sustainability.
January 29, 2014 – 1:31 pm
Who: Tufts University students, staff, and faculty
What: A contest involving selfies, sustainability, and prizes!
When: All semester long!
How: IT’S EASY! Each week on Monday, we’ll post a prompt on Facebook (“take a picture of yourself negotiating a climate change action treaty” – they’ll be a bit easier than that). Post your selfie to our Facebook page, then encourage your friends, family, colleagues, pets, etc. to like your photo. Whichever photo gets the most likes before the next prompt will win one of our weekly prizes! Plus, whoever takes the photo with the most likes over the course of the semester will win our GRAND PRIZE!
So just to reiterate: snap the selfie, post it to Facebook, accumulate likes, win big!
Why: Prizes! Glory! Plus you’ll learn a ton about sustainability at Tufts and beyond in the meantime.
Some logistics: You need to be in each photo (it’s a selfie!), but feel free to do group pics. Also, you can only win one weekly prize, but make sure to keep participating for the GRAND PRIZE!
GET STARTED NOW: Like us on Facebook for the latest info. The first prompt will be up on Monday, February 3rd! Get your polaroids/digital cameras/phones/Google Glasses ready!
Here are some of the prizes at stake:
January 21, 2014 – 2:23 pm
The Associate Sustainability Outreach Coordinator (ASOC) will assist with communications efforts, campus outreach and education programming, and campus performance reporting. The ASOC will assist the office with marketing and communications, event planning, and outreach and engagement with the Johns Hopkins Community. Additionally, the ASOC will help coordinate data collection, analysis, and reporting on campus progress, such as energy, greenhouse gas emissions, recycling and waste minimization, water, and office supplies.
December 9, 2013 – 10:48 am
Bard College is seeking an Assistant Director to support the management of the Bard MBA in Sustainability. Bard’s graduate business program fully integrates environmental sustainability, financial profitability, and social equity into a core business curriculum.
The Assistant Director is responsible for organizational and budget management; student services; and development of corporate relations and a career services program.
November 15, 2013 – 11:16 am
Deadline: Nov. 20, 2013
The University of Florida Office of Sustainability is seeking an Outreach and Communications Coordinator. This Coordinator promotes sustainability on campus through the effective and creative communication of sustainability principles, campus sustainability initiatives, and institutional best practices in ways that engage and motivate the full range of the campus community (faculty, staff, students) and the community-at-large. In addition, the Coordinator will be required to collaboratively oversee the creation of behavior change campaigns targeting all members of the campus community (faculty, staff, students) that show progress toward campus-wide sustainability goals and commitments. The Coordinator will be expected to be a strong member of a collaborative team within the Office of Sustainability working to be both a resource and inspiration for the campus community as it works to make the University of Florida a model and national leader in sustainability.
November 1, 2013 – 1:09 pm
We invite applications and nominations for an entrepreneurial and distinguished leader in the area of sustainability, as broadly defined. This is an exceptional opportunity for an academic leader with the vision, to direct the development of a world-class Master of Arts in Sustainability program at the graduate level. The position offers the possibility to join the faculty in a tenure track or renewable non-tenure track position in the appropriate Wake Forest University school, department, or discipline. Candidates are welcome from any background—academics, enterprise, or government.
October 28, 2013 – 10:07 am
REVERB is bringing our Campus Consciousness Tour to Tufts University on November 15th with the band Grouplove. As part of their Campus Consciousness program, they’re also offering a grant of $10,000 to fund a student sustainable innovation. So they need your big ideas!
October 15, 2013 – 10:06 am
UNT Sustainability at the University of North Texas seeks to hire a Marketing Specialist II to join its team. The preferred candidate will be trained in marketing concepts, tools, and strategies related to strengthening UNT Sustainability’s messaging efforts. Such a person will lead UNT Sustainability’s efforts to further develop its marketing strategy, construct and implement messaging tactics, and craft and oversee metrics of impact.
Marketing activities will promote the overall vision of UNT Sustainability, as well as ongoing and future initiatives both on and off campus. To do so, the marketing specialist will develop messaging, design marketing materials, identify target audiences, and develop & maintain marketing tools.