Session 1: June 10 – June 29, 2012
Session 2: July 9 – July 27, 2012
The Center for Sustainability in Shanghai is inviting university students and industry professionals to take part in a comprehensive summer course designed to provide an in depth introduction to today’s sustainability trends in China. Complementary to this 3 week study course, students will be offered a chance to participate in a 6 week internship at a leading Chinese or international company, focusing on sustainable development.
The program will provide students with valuable insight into sustainable and environmental trends in China and will highlight what the current opportunities within the country are. Lecturers from leading universities and enterprises will present seminars covering a range of topics, and participants will be given the opportunity to visit several of these institutions covering a variety of industries.
As well as participating in lectures, exercises and company visits, students will also have the chance to attend several networking events that will take place in various locations, and include people from different industries where sustainability is a main theme. The workload of this course alone will account for 3 US credit hours; with the 6-week internship accounting for a further 3 US credit hours (depending on home institution).
1.Sustainability in China: This course gives an introduction into various aspects of sustainability in China from an international point of view, taking into consideration several aspects of sustainability, including areas such as Clean Tech, Policy Making, Urban Development, transportations systems and how they comply with China’s 12th 5 year plan.
2.Sustainable Buildings: Energy usage in buildings accounts for 40% of all energy consumption, so how we design buildings, manage energy and resources, has an enormous effect on our environment. This course will show how technology can be used to simulate environmental conditions therefore optimizing architectural design and detailing to promote a more energy efficient and environmentally sensitive design.
3.Sustainability as a tool for development: This lecture will explain how we can use the creation of sustainable cities to promote industries that will serve as a tool for the economic development to local communities in developing countries.
4.Environmental Policy: This course exposes how any deliberate action taken in order to manage human activity for the purpose of protecting the environment and natural resources can be considered environmental policy. This course will also study the challenges of implementing policy at the local, national and international levels.
5.Fundraising for Sustainable Projects: This lecture presents the various aspects of raising funds for sustainability related projects, including the challenges and opportunities that we face in China.
6.Certifications: This lecture is designed to draw a one-to-one comparison between western design certifications, such as LEED, BREAM and HQE and Chinese design certifications such as Green star and China Star and to discuss how they differ in concept and enforcement.
7.Environmental Economics: In this course, students will have the opportunity to look at economics from a different point of view in which we recognize that the markets are not the only mechanism of allocation but rather that sustainable allocation is the result of the combined efforts of Markets, Scale and Distribution.
8.Environmental Ethics: This course is designed with the goal of bringing a new perspective to the boundaries of human ethics, and extending them to the natural world and its protection. Through this course students will exercise their critical thinking skills and engage in discussions involving current issues
9.Social Entrepreneurship: This course focuses on engaging critical thinking for the creation of socially responsible enterprises. It teaches students how to engage in an entrepreneurial venture that takes into consideration multiple aspects of sustainability.
Throughout the 3-week program, students will engage in a practical multidisciplinary exercise where they will take the different educational backgrounds and apply them to a current global issue. Through this exercise we aim to promote the debate from the different fields in order to achieving the common goal.
Trip to Tianjin and Beijing
Participants will have the opportunity to visit Tianjin and Beijing, in order to experience first hand how the planning and implementation of sustainable practices has influenced these cities, while taking the time to enjoy the typical Chinese sightseeing Lectures and company visits will form an integral part of these visits.
Throughout the program participants will visit several Chinese and International businesses that are current leaders in their specific industries for the development and implementation of sustainable practices.
Networking events will be arranged offering students a platform to meet and discuss with both local and international industry professionals currently working in or China or closely involved with the Chinese market.
Pius Leuba (雷朴实)
Architect HTL (Switzerland), MDesS (Harvard)
Pius Leuba is Associate Professor at TongJi University, School of Design and Innovation, Division of Environmental Design in Shanghai. He has extensively researched, designed, taught, published, lectured and built in the realm of sustainable human environment in China. In addition, Professor Leuba is a lecturer at the Shanghai Study Center of Hong Kong University as well as a practicing architect and sustainability consultant. He is advancing green materials in China with GIGA (Green Ideas, Green Action, an online material database), where he sits on the board of directors. He is also a member of X6 Architecture, an international exchange platform for sustainable development in architecture and design.
Pablo Carvallo has a Bachelor in Arts in Economics from the University of Oklahoma and is currently a Master Student of Environmental Management and Sustainable Development at the UNEP – Tongji University in Shanghai. He was the Business Development Manager for CBL International, a company focused on providing international education, working closely with Tongji University in China, University of Oxford in the UK and Higher Colleges in Dubai. Pablo is the program director for the Shanghai Center for Sustainability
Richard Lee M.Sc., Ph.D,
Executive Director, Energy and Sustainability, Asia at CB Richard Ellis
Dr. Richie Lee is the Executive Director with responsibility for the Energy and Sustainability business line in Asia and is based in Shanghai. He oversees and works in collaboration with other business lines within CB Richard Ellis the strategic development, business operations and execution of Energy and Sustainability services and projects across Asia in sustainability consulting, eco master-planning, energy efficiency, renewable energy, green building design and retrofitting and certification, valuation of green buildings and green corporate marketing etc.
AIEMA, LEED AP BD+C
Alessandro is the Founder and Managing Director of BEE inc. – a company based out
of Shanghai that specializes in the procurement of sustainable materials and
consultancy services for LEED certification, with a specialization in building
simulations. He is a LEED AP® and holds formal qualifications in Environmental
Economics and Urban Planning from McGill University. His company has worked on
innovative LEED projects throughout Asia and North America, such as Shangri-La
Hotels and the Shanghai International Financial Center.
With a Bachelor in Architecture from Cornell University and a Master of Science in Architecture with focus on Sustainability from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Thomas Austerveil has worked for the last 10 years for architects such as Norman Foster and Paul Andreu, as well as for the past 4 years in close association with SORANE SA (Switzerland) specializing in energetic rationalization in various building sectors including office, commercial, large and small scale residential, airports and hospitals. Thomas is now the managing director of a_a&d architecture as well as guest lecturer at Tongji and guest critic at Hong Kong University.
Irving Steel LEED AP is determined to make a positive difference for our environment.
He is currently the International Sales Manager at energy efficient LED lighting
company Etrilum, and is also is the Founder and Organizer of Green Drinks China, an environmental awareness and action event in cities across China. Irving was previously on the Board of the nonprofit Eco Design Fair in Shanghai. He is American
and speaks English, French, and Chinese.
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As part of the campus-wide effort to reduce environmental impact (you’ve probably noticed the overhaul of motion-sensor lighting and drought-tolerant plants used in landscapes), a brand new student-staff organization, The Biological Orchard and Garden (or The BOG), is joining the effort! We are a team of environmentalists, botanists, gardeners, and all-around do-gooders that are converting an empty plot of land (located west of Hoagland hall, and east of the notoriously rocky bike path bordering the soccer field) into a verdant space equipped with drought-tolerant landscaping and an orchard of dwarf fruit trees. We are using concepts derived from urban gardening, small-scale ecosystem restoration, and low-impact landscaping techniques.
We need your help to turn this dirt patch into a beautiful orchard garden. We are holding a Day of Service to prepare the site for irrigation installation in Fall 2012.
Here are the details:
- When-Sunday, April 15th starting at 10 AM sharp (lasting until about 3 PM). We appreciate any time you can give us!
- Where-Find table near Hoagland hall (Plot of land between the Eucalyptus grove—across from the campus tri Co-ops, Hoagland Hall, and Mann Lab
- What-Tearing out shrubs and existing lawn, installing plastic solarization and sheet mulching experiments, general site preparation
- Who-Strong and spirited volunteers! Please wear proper gardening attire (sturdy, comfortable shoes and clothes that don’t mind a little dirt)
- Why-To increase public gardens and give all UCD students and staff a more enjoyable place to spend their time on campus.
Please contact Kelly Torres at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. Light snacks will be provided. Please RSVP so we have enough garden gloves and snacks for everyone. Event happens in the event of light rain or shine!
The Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG), Sacramento Municipal Utilities District (SMUD), Valley Vision, and the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District (SMAQMD) are working together to prepare the Capital Area Region for widespread adoption of electric vehicles.
SACOG and regional partners are in the process of developing a name for the efforts to expand the reach of electric vehicles and could use your help in evaluating our top choices. Please take this survey to provide feedback on four proposed names which aim to encompass our efforts promoting electric vehicle integration and adoption. Your participation in this survey is greatly appreciated and should only take a minute or two.
The survey can be found here. Please respond to the survey by Wednesday, April 11th.
2 UNIT SEMINAR series with weekly lectures by renowned educators, authors, and forward thinkers
· ENCOURAGES REFLECTION upon and analysis of the principles of sustainability
· PROMOTES DIALOUGE between students, faculty, staff administration, and the local community
· Participate in ACTION RESEARCH TEAMS (ART’S) for 2 additional units, focusing on sustainable transportation, food systems, energy, green building, etc. If interested in leading an ART, please email gmlipari [at] ucdavs [dot] edu
PLS 198: CRN 87711
ESP 198: CRN 73785
ESP 298: CRN 73841
Check out our Davis Wiki Page for more information! http://daviswiki.org/Education_For_Sustainable_Living_Program
Department: Economic Research Service
Company/Organization: United States Department of Agriculture
Location: Wahington, DC
Deadline for Application: March 2, 2012
Spend the summer at the Economic Research Service (ERS) 355 E Street, SW, Washington, DC as an Economist, Economics Assistant, and Information Technology (IT) Specialist.
There are currently multiple summer internship positions available. Please see the website for more details on each internship individually.
Qualifications For All Applicants
Candidates must meet the following criteria:
- Applicants must be currently enrolled in an accredited college or university.
- Applicants must be planning to continue their education in the fall semester.
- Because an internship is an “excepted service appointment,” candidates must be a citizen of the United States or meet the criteria in the current appropriations law. For information see: http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index//Interactive/NonCitizensEmployment#icc
Your application must include:
- Announcement number(s)
o ERS-0100 for Economist and Economics Assistant
o ERS-0101 for Information Technology Specialist (Web Design)
o ERS-0102 for Information Technology Specialist (Customer Support)
- Resume cover sheet form (fillable form)*
- Resume/Curriculum Vitae
- A copy of your unofficial college transcript with your application, and if selected, your official college transcripts will be required to verify education prior to employment (courses to be completed by spring 2012, and you may fax your transcripts (202-245-5604) if you are emailing your resume).
- OF-306 Declaration for Federal Employment http://www.opm.gov/forms/html/of.asp
- Veteran’s Preference- submit your DD-214
What To Expect Next:
- You will receive a confirmation email acknowledging the receipt of your application. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their applications once a final decision is made. This could be approximately 30-45 days after the closing date of the announcement. If your email address changes, make certain you update it by emailing email@example.com. All documents must be received by 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) on March 02, 2012.
Submit your application by the close of business on March 02, 2012 via e-mail or fax. You may also submit your application by Fedex or UPS to:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Economic Research Service
355 E Street, SW
Washington, D.C. 20024
Fax: (202) 245-5604
If your application is submitted by email, make sure all documents are submitted. You may fax your unofficial transcripts if needed. For more information on ERS, its programs, and products, visit ERS website at: http://www.ers.usda.gov
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