Online Sustainability Leadership Program

Interested in getting certification yourself? or pass this along to your patrons!  Check out the  Professional Certificate in Sustainability Leadership Online Certificate. It’s designed for practitioners who want to improve their skills and knowledge of “best practices” in order to lead effective sustainability initiatives in their university, corporation, community, or municipality.  This  online professional certificate program combines the strengths of Ithaca College’s School of Business, Roy H. Park School of Communications, Department of Environmental Studies and Science, and their campus Sustainability Initiatives (awarded the 2008 Campus Leadership Award by the  AASHE – Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education)

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Think Green Live Clean

With young, involved, educated, eco conscious writers from all over the globe, Think Green Live Clean offers environmental news, tips, and guides –  short, simple info and ideas to help anyone find a way to start being green. Check out their Green Guides of categories Households (lighting, water, etc), College Students (books, school supplies, etc), Shopping (organic, meats, etc), and Business (jobs, lunch, etc).  Visit their website, find them on facebook, or twitter.  Have something to say? you can request to write for them as well. Right now, Think Green Live Clean has a contest for the Greenest Student (w/ an iPad giveaway!)

AASHE Webinar: Higher Education & COP 15

Webinar: Higher Education and COP15: What Happened, and Now What?

On April 5, 3-4 pm EDT

Registration is free, but you must register in advance
Tune in to an engaging webinar sponsored by AASHE on the implications for higher education from the 2009 U.N. Climate Change Conference and 15th “Conference of the Parties” (COP 15). Learn about the proceedings and takeaways from an interdisciplinary team of Dickinson College students and staff who attended the climate negotiations as part of a ‘Kyoto to Copenhagen’ course. The students and their instructor will discuss how higher education can show climate leadership, both as individuals (professors, administrators, students) and as an industry, and the importance of using our success in climate change reporting (GHG inventories) and emissions reductions plans to strengthen national and international progress on these issues. All are invited to attend this important event. For more information contact Niles Barnes, webinar moderator and AASHE Projects Coordinator, at niles@aashe.org or 859.940.2888.

P.S.  Save the Date –  AASHE 2010: Campus Initiatives to Catalyze a Just and Sustainable World on October 10-12, in Denver, CO

Teaching Green Resources

Online Degree Programs has a great blog post called: Teaching Green: 100 Tips, Tools & Resources for Every Kind of Classroom. They offer lists of online resources by category and here are some examples:

ACUPCC

The American College & University President’s Climate Commitment has over 600 signatures now. Is your institution one of them?  By joining the ACUPCC institutions commit to work toward climate neutrality through education, leadership and modeling of sustainable behavior. They agree to:

  • Complete an emissions inventory.
  • Within two years, set a target date and interim milestones for becoming climate neutral.
  • Take immediate steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by choosing from a list of short-term actions.
  • Integrate sustainability into the curriculum and make it part of the educational experience.
  • Make the action plan, inventory and progress reports publicly available.

The site offers some resources that can assist in planning and action options for faculty/staff, students, presidents, and  alumni.   You can also follow them on twitter.

FREE online webinar on Green IT

Green IT: Saving Money, Saving the Environment (in higher education)
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 2pm, ET

“Technology drives higher education, but unfortunately, it’s also a tremendous drain on the environment. It doesn’t have to be that way. Innovative programs from Alcatel Lucent and Bell Labs are at the forefront of eco-sustainability efforts, providing ways to save money while saving the environment”

Green Directory for Colleges

From AASHE bulletin:

Duke University (NC) has launched a free directory of environmental information at nearly 2,000 U.S. colleges and universities. The directory provides listings of environmental degree programs as well as environmental opportunities and organizations at campuses around the country. The directory was created by student volunteers at 40 campuses nationwide, including undergraduate and graduate students at Duke. It offers information on undergraduate, masters and PhD degree programs and includes links to campus carbon inventories and recycling opportunities, environmentally focused student clubs and organizations, and environmental opportunities in the local community. Duke U Press Release