I am Vinodh Valluri, a recent graduate from the Environmental & Earth Sciences (M.S.) program at UT Arlington. AASHE, Association for Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education has recently hired me as an Intern at their Interactive Resource Center in Lexington, KY.
UT Arlington is one of several institutions across U.S.A. that form the core membership of AASHE, which includes colleges and universities throughout the U.S. and Canada, as well as a growing number of international institutions. In addition, businesses, nonprofit organizations, K-12 schools, higher education associations, system offices, and government agencies partner with AASHE to help advance sustainability in higher education.
As an Intern, I actively conduct sustainability research at AASHE, developing resources that members would use to build their sustainability programs. I compile a variety of resources, such as a list of campus solar-electric installations, and a list of worldwide sustainability-centric study abroad programs, upload the information on the website www.aashe.org, and regularly update the database. Please note that these resources are free for ALL faculty, students and staff of member institutions.
I will also assist with the affairs of the AASHE Awards 2010 Conference which is set to take place in Denver, CO this October. The call for presentations at this conference provides an ideal arena to showcase the sustainability efforts at UT Arlington. Deadline to submit presentations for the conference is 15th June 2010. As a member, UT Arlington is also eligible to submit nominations for the awards: Campus Sustainability Case Study, The Oops! Award, Student Sustainability Leadership, and Student Research on Campus Sustainability. Deadline for submitting nominations for the awards is 1st July 2010. For more information on the awards, please visit the AASHE Awards website.
Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 682.234.8388 with questions or comments, or for more information about the services provided by AASHE.