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Meet Mayor Karl Dean at 11:00 am at the White Bridge Rd trail head and walk with him and celebrate the re-opening of the greenway that is right behind NSCC. 

Come and discover this great transportation corridor right behind the school.

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Check out the Oct. 25 issue of Newsweek magazine to find some cool ways to help save the planet.  (The Mayfield Library subscribes to this title, and it is full text in the Academic OneFile database — A Tenn. Electronic Library (TEL) database.)  The magazine’s website does not have all the articles that the paper issue has.

10 big green ideas  — One of the ideas is using CO2 to make cement! 

The greenest companies in America

The greenest companies in the world

True green

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Happy New (School) Year! 

 School’s back and ClimateEdu is back, too, with some exciting changes and new directions for 2010-2011. We have a new official facebook page, this year’s Chill Out competition is now open and we have a host of amazing events and webinars lined up!  We’re also looking for some of you (yes, you!) to share your thoughts and stories with us as guest writers for ClimateEdu and the Campus Ecology blog. So, check out the links below, make sure you’re following us on Twitter, & get ready for an amazing semester! 

 [Media & Events Coordinator]

 
    OCTOBER:  
 8-10   WHEATS Workshop 
10-12  AASHE Conference  
15-17  NCWE Conference
  20     Campus Sustainability Day 
  25     Green Communities, Green Jobs

more>>

    NOVEMBER:  
 4-5    UNCF Building Green Training
14-17 Behavior, Energy & Climate Chg
17-19  GreenBuild 2010
 23-26  Int’l Commitment to Sustainability

more>>

    DECEMBER:  
 3    World Sustainable Development
8-10 Energy Engineering Congress

more>>

 

 

STUDENTS: TAKE THE LEAD FOR GREEN – 10 WAYS TO BE AN ECO-LEADER ON YOUR CAMPUS THIS YEAR 

A new school year is a time of many changes, which makes it a perfect time to build new habits, get rid of old ones, and encourage those around us to do the same. There are many ways to be an environmental leader on campus, and some of the most effective of them are easier than might be expected. From residence halls to recreation activities, most colleges and universities (even the eco-friendly ones) are full of opportunities for increased sustainability. Here are 10 ways that students (pr faculty/staff looking for ways to motivate students) can help their campus “go green” in 2010-2011.

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REPAPER PROJECT HELPS CAMPUSES STEP UP CLIMATE PROTECTION, VIA WASTE REDUCTION AND PAPER RECYCLING

This fall, help your campus move beyond simple paper recycling and take climate and sustainability practices to the next level by considering the entire campus paper cycle, not just the disposal. The RePaper Project, an initiative of the Environmental Paper Network, has released a  new comprehensive tool designed to facilitate that process. The guide, entitled Paper Steps on Campus: 9 Steps to Protecting the Climate and Reducing Waste through Campus Paper Policies and compiled in partnership with NWF and Recycling Organizations of North America, is an essential resource even for colleges and universities that have already begun implementing sustainability initiatives on campus.

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Social Media & Campus Ecology Initiatives:

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Looking for greener pastures? Check out the National Wildlife Federation’s Career Gateway.

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This is a brand new open access (freely accessible to the general public) refereed journal.

International Electronic Journal of Environmental Education

First issue Sept. 2010

Fully searchable and browseable by issue, author and title.

Check it out.

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STRATEGIES AND TOOLS FOR BEHAVIOR CHANGE, COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT, AND LARGE-SCALE TRANSFORMATION!

The eighth Campus Sustainability Day virtual event | OCTOBER 20 | is a streaming video webcast featuring renowned social change author David Gershon and New York Times-affiliated Andrew C. Revkin.

Don’t miss it: http://www.scup.org/page/profdev/webcast/2010/csd8/content

Visit Campus Sustainability Planning Network at: http://www.campussustainability.info/?xg_source=msg_mes_network

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