April 18 Webinar:
Eco-Reps – Student Sustainability Educators
Join this webinar and learn about our new guide, Student Sustainability Educators: A Guide to Creating and Maintaining an Eco-Rep Program on Your Campus
This new resource, co-published by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) and National Wildlife Federation, features more than 18 campuses and their efforts to design, implement and evaluate an Eco-Rep program. This webinar will spotlight four campus Eco-Rep programs, including Babson College, University of Pennsylvania, Western Washington University and Lehigh University. This webinar is being hosted in partnership with AASHE and facilitated by Dr. Christina Erickson from Champlain College, author of Student Sustainability Educators.
The free webinar, with Q&A, will begin at 2:00pm Eastern (NY time) and end at 3:00pm. Participants will receive instructions two days before the conference. Participants that want to participate via the phone only can request a copy of the presentation; options are available to receive audio by phone or computer.
More upcoming opportunities:
US Green Building Council Community Green Chairs – Deadline for Applications is April 13
The Center for Green Schools at USGBC seeks to recruit and train five mid-career professionals to serve as Community Green Chairs. These Volunteer Chairs will work with USGBC National to support green building education and training efforts at community colleges, and will lead the development, implementation, management and growth of Community Green program activities in their region.
This conference will include directors and staff from sustainability, facilities, health & safety, campus planning and business offices, as well as other stakeholders and partners in sustainability. The 2012 conference tracks are life cycle of the built environment, community connections, campus as a learning laboratory, fostering behavior change, and strategic implementation. National Wildlife Federation will host a workshop on campus sustainability as hands-on training and co-host a workshop on the Campus Conservation Nationals, resource use reduction competition.
The “EPA/RSC R6 Converses with Universities” webinar will focus on Sustainability. Sala Senkayi will provide a short introduction, followed by David Reazin who will go over Water Sustainability, Joyce Stubblefield will discuss Development and Redevelopment, and Eugene Thilsted (2011 RSC Chair) in addition to Stacy Murphy will both present a segment on Integrated Pest Management (aka IPM). This webinar will serve a relevant purpose of informing the general public of how EPA deals with Sustainability across the Agency’s many Divisional Programs. The webinar is on April 17 from 2:30-4:00pm CDT; click the link above to join on April 17.
The Good Jobs, Green Jobs conference will feature workshops covering topics such as workforce development, clean energy manufacturing, transportation infrastructure investments, emerging green sectors, worker safety and the financial tools needed to build the green economy. National Wildlife Federation will host a workshop on community colleges and their successful programs and partnerships for emerging green sectors.