Tuesday, March 20, 2012

April 2012: Classes, Trainings & Community

Priority Housing sign up is from April 16 to April 20! Sign up to live at the coolest themed housing option on campus, the Program in Community and Agroecology (PICA), at the Village. If you like living more sustainably, gardening, sharing home-cooked meals, and living in a friendly educational community, PICA might be just the place for you! Detailed instructions for how to sign up for PICA's themed housing in the Village are here. For questions or more info, contact Bethany Hecht.

LEED Certification Training: April 13 - Sign Up Now!
Are you interested in a career with green building and design? Become trained in LEED certification at a training workshop this April 13. Cost is $25. Sign up here. For more information, please contact David.
Supported by AASHE, this Academic Impressions webinar will look at the importance of engaging students in the residence halls in a campus-wide sustainability strategy. Representatives at the University of British Columbia will give an overview of the university's "Green Stars Unit" initiative, as well as share program ideas and tips for implementing similar programs at higher education institutions. It will take place at 4 PM online. Click here for more information and to register.

Best for those institutions that are still in the foundational stages of developing a campus-wide alternative transportation strategy, this Academic Impressions webinar will take a step-by-step approach to creating a bike-friendly culture on any campus using Duke University (NC) as an example. Supported by AASHE, this event will start with basic initiatives including bike racks, bike storage rooms and bike maps, and move into deeper investments like developing effective town/gown relationships. It will take place at 4 PM online. Click here for more information and to register.

The University of Vermont Continuing Education is offering a 5-day Campus Sustainability Leadership Program this summer. This program will focus on the institution's role in the transformation to a sustainable future with opportunities to expand the professional network of participants and learn from leaders in the field. The program can be taken as a professional certificate program or for three college credits.

Summer Writing Workshops
This summer, UCSC Environmental Studies lecturer and research associate Sarah Rabkin will be offering a five-day writing retreat in the northern Sierra Nevada and two workshops at Sitka Center for Art & Ecology, on the Oregon coast. For more information, please click here.

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