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 23rd Annual Call for Campus Case Studies

 Submit a case study on your campus sustainability efforts and/or green jobs training programs.

Review the submission guidelines and submit today! (template available)
Submissions are due August 3, 2012. (extensions available)

 BENEFITS TO CAMPUSES:

  • Share your efforts with campuses nationwide (NWF’s Campus Ecology case study database is accessed by hundreds of students, faculty & staff)
  • Case studies will be shared with our contact list of more than 25,000 students, faculty and staff, plus our social media networks
  • Document of your efforts in a searchable database (searchable by topic, state, year and school); the database has more than 650 case studies!
  • National press release promoting the 2012 case studies

Each year NWF’s Campus Ecology program publishes case studies contributed by its members and partners showcasing their campus sustainability practices and global warming solutions for the past school year (2011-2012). NWF will release these illustrated reports in Fall 2012 in our online searchable case study database, one of our most popular resources. Colleges and universities throughout the U.S. have made great strides toward addressing global warming and protecting wildlife and habitat. We invite you to share your success stories, and let other campuses learn from you! 

There are case study guidelines and a template (to help you begin).

***Schools are welcome to submit more than one case study if you are working on multiple projects in different areas of sustainability and green workforce development. Case studies can focus on completed projects/programs or ones still in development.

Please contact Campus Ecology with any questions:

campus@nwf.org
703-438-6000
www.CampusEcology.org

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http://www.earthday.org/MobilizeU

 AASHE has partnered with Earth Day Network for the launch of MobilizeU, an international collegiate competition calling upon students to mobilize their campus communities around four weeks of environmental activism surrounding Earth Day 2012 (March 29 – April 29). Students worldwide are encouraged to join the movement as a regional coordinator or school coordinator and organize activities including campus clean-ups, new voter registration drives and Earth Day events. Coordinators will share a photo or video documenting their efforts on the MobilizeU Facebook page.

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The statewide network of groups like Green Sleeves that we have discussed, TN Alumni and Students for Sustainable Campuses (TASSC), is actually compiling a list of possible projects for schools across the state to work on. You can access a copy of the latest (very) rough draft here: http://tinyurl.com/tasscprojectcopy

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“Project Paper” is meant to encourage students to empty their notebooks out into the green recycling bins instead of the trash cans.  The pick-up date for the Fall 2011 semester is Dec. 15.

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This is from the National Wildlife Federation — Campus Ecology

 National Wildlife Federation’s campus sustainability case study database, the only catalog of its kind, is available online now at www.nwf.org/campuscasestudies.

Close to 100 new case studies were added for 2011, highlighting efforts to dramatically reduce pollution, waste and costs, including recycling, energy efficiency improvements, alternative transportation systems and green jobs training programs.

In addition to the 2011 submissions, the database includes more than 650 case studies from campuses across the U.S. spanning more than a decade.

Browse by topic or school.

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http://www.aashe.org/resources/student-fees-sustainability

“Student fees are a popular source of funding for sustainability because there are usually clear and straightforward processes in place for accessing them. Moreover, when they have been proposed, dedicated student fees for sustainability are generally approved by large majorities in student elections.”

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September 22 at 2:00pm Eastern
Student Perspectives – Green jobs education and training and perspectives from current students and recent graduates
This webinar will feature students and recent graduates from across the U.S. sharing their experiences on topics such as:
~ What training programs are most appealing and why?
~ How do students find out about programs?
~ What types of hands-on training opportunities were available?
~ Was there direct employer engagement in your program?
~ What skills are most valued and in demand?
~ How did you find a job?
~ Are there recommended resources or networks for job seeking?More Upcoming Webinars:
October 20 at 2:00pm Eastern
Green Credentials – Examing diverse certifications and other credentials and their role in facilitating green career pathways for lower-skilled adults and others

November 17 at 2:00pm Eastern
Sustainability in the Curriculum –
Successful strategies for integrating sustainability into the curriculum at 2 and 4-year schools

Check out the full schedule for Fall 2011.

The free webinars, with Q&A, will begin at 2:00pm Eastern (NY time) and end between 3:00pm and 3:30pm. Participants will receive dial-in and URL information two days before the conference. Participants that want to participate via the phone only can request a copy of the presentation.

                   

             Keep Dirty Oil Out of Whooping Crane HabitatNebraska’s central Platte River valley is a critical stopover that allows endangered whooping cranes to rest and eat before they migrate to northern breeding grounds. But right now, these birds are facing a huge threat — the proposed Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline — which would pump nearly one million barrels per day of dirty tar sands oil right through Nebraska and five other heartland states, putting the whooping crane at risk of a devastating oil spill and extinction.

Right now, the Obama Administration is deciding whether or not to grant the permit for this dangerous pipeline — and they need to hear from you by October 9th! Comment Today! 

Learn more about the Keystone XL Pipeline.

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