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Helping high school students transition into college, and maybe into sustainability careers.

tnAchieves, the partnering organization to Governor Haslam’s TN Promise, still needs 1,000 volunteers to provide a local support system to our students.  The time commitment is small – only ONE hour per MONTH – but the impact can be life changing, especially for students who are the first in their families to consider college.  The five-minute application can be found at https://tnachieves.org/mentors/apply/.  After completing the application, tnAchieves will contact you regarding a one-hour training where you will receive a handbook.  tnAchieves will also communicate with you weekly to ensure you always feel comfortable working with your students.  The application deadline is this Friday, December 1st.  Giving back with tnAchieves is easy and impactful!

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National Wildlife Federation’s EcoLeaders.

EcoCareer Conference 2017: Building Pathways to Sustainable Careers

Wednesday, February 22nd – Conference Day from 10 – 5:30 PM ET

Thursday, February 23rd – Workshop Day from 12 – 3 PM ET

http://online.nwf.org/site/Calendar?id=108403&view=Detail

 

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As we all process and come to terms with the results of the election, the work continues and we keep on keeping on.

National Community College Sustainability Webinar

Community Colleges and the National Council for Science and the Environment

November 15th, 1:30 PM Central Time

This webinar will feature connections between the NCSE and community colleges through the NCSE’s Community College Alliance for Sustainability Education (CCASE).  Our presenters will be:

Michelle Wyman, Executive Director of the NCSE.

Wyman will discuss the growing role for community colleges at NCSE as well as the upcoming NCSE conference focusing on Environmental Health.

James Miller (Coordinator, Project Admin & Research); Kirk Sawyer (Professor, EMERGE) from Seminole State College of Florida.

The EMERGE program provides foundational, project-based learning opportunities to first- and second-year college students via a multifaceted certificate curriculum in sustainability and renewable energy that’s designed both to complement technical education degrees and to enrich liberal arts studies.  Focuses include hands-on laboratories that create certification pathways for future technicians as well as co-curricular projects that enhance engagement among non-technical students and make for a better informed, globally conscious citizenry.  Seminole State is a CCASE member and will also discuss their relationship with NCSE.

We may also have some time to discuss the impact of the election on our work.

When it’s time, join the meeting from here:
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When: Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 1:30 pm (1 hr), Central Standard Time (Chicago, GMT-06:00).
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Meeting Number:
991 827 124
 
Password:
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Audio Connection
 
913-469-2799 (JCCC Webex)

Access Code:
991 827 124

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Here are some examples of Trash Fashion shows used to promote recycling, upcycling, and sustainable living among college students.

http://green.uw.edu/promote/snapshots/trashion-show

http://www.indstate.edu/news/news.php?newsid=4157

http://wasteadvantagemag.com/wsra-recycled-fashion-show-holds-open-call-for-designers-and-models/

http://www.fiu-eco-couture.org/   It was a senior project by an architecture student.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.658254967619383.1073741840.393013250810224&type=3          Part of Eco-Mania 2015 at Lehigh University by their Eco-Reps.

 

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AASHE Presentation.

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Induction in Core Academic Skills (iCAS).

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Campus Fellowships

“Since 2000, National Wildlife Federation has awarded over 150 Campus Ecology Fellowships to students across the country working on projects ranging from campus-wide energy audits to implementing sustainable forestry practices; reaching more than 2.5 million students, faculty, staff and community members at the fellowship campuses.”

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