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Strengths, Accomplishments & Recognition Education for Sustainability | Green Buildings | Civil Engineering Education | Communication | Research | Social networking Layout design | Branding | Marketing | CSR One-stop Shop development | Website development Stakeholder engagement Writing | Blogging | Editing | Proof-reading | Touch-typing Higher Education | Business | Media | Not-for-profit Newsletters | Booklets | Fliers | Press articles | Column Poetry | Photography | Painting Local (London) | National | Global

Asitha Jayawardena MSc (Sustainability), MSc (Education for Sustainability), MPhil (Green buildings), BSc Eng (Hons) (Civil Engineering)

Founder, The Sustainable University One-stop Shop (http://www.sustainableuni.kk5.org) & The Planetshire University model (http://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/proposal/) Communications (voluntary), London RCE on Education for SD (http://www.londonrce.kk5.org) LinkedIn http://uk.linkedin.com/in/asithaj/ LinkedIn posts | http://www.linkedin.com/today/author/101066234-Asitha-Jayawardena LinkedIn Group | Sustainability, Education & Engagement | ESD at Planetshire University http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Sustainability-Education-Engagement-ESD-Planetshire-8102240 Twitter https://twitter.com/sustainableuni1 @sustainableuni1 | Portfolio http://issuu.com/aij3

asitha_jayawardena@yahoo.com SUMMARY Educated in Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), Green Buildings and Civil Engineering, Skilled and Experienced in stakeholder engagement, research, innovation, social networking and marketing, journalism, communication (science, sustainability and corporate), the arts (poetry, painting and photography), layout design, web development, entrepreneurship Passionate about Sustainable University, ESD, writing and innovation Connected from London to global

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Strengths Accomplishments o Online o PDFs & Printed work o National Press (in Sri Lanka) o Branding o Research Recognition Global | National (UK) | Local (London) | Sri Lanka

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Strengths ___________________________________________

Asitha’s strengths include:  Multidisciplinary education (from Civil Engineering through Green Buildings to Education for Sustainable Development ESD)  Diversity in strengths, both ‘hard’ (e.g. research/ analysis) and ‘soft’ (e.g. poetry/ painting) versions  Writing, blogging, editing, touch-typing and proofreading  Ability to develop cost-effective integrated solutions, developing synergies (e.g. onestop shops)  Ability to think strategically, analytically and holistically  Flair for communicating scientific/ technical content in simple language without losing the substance and message  Ability to produce professional quality PDFs by doing lay-outs on MS Word  Ability to make good use of free resources (e.g. website builders, software, social networking)  Ability to create engaging stories out of dull information  Ability to comply with specific branding guidelines when developing resources and tools  Capacity for both innovation and repetitive tasks  IT literacy  Social network and recognition, ranging from local (i.e. London) through national to global  Communications and branding experience at the London RCE on ESD and Holcim (Lanka) Ltd

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Education for Sustainability | Green Buildings | Civil Engineering Education | Communication | Research | Social networking Layout design | Branding | Marketing | CSR One-stop Shop development | Website development Stakeholder engagement Writing | Blogging | Editing | Proof-reading | Touch-typing Higher Education | Business | Media | Not-for-profit Newsletters | Booklets | Fliers | Press articles | Column Poetry | Photography | Painting Local (London) | National | Global


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Accomplishments  Online  PDFs & Printed work  National Press (in Sri Lanka)  Branding  Research ___________________________________________

ONLINE One-stop Shop development The Sustainable University One-stop Shop (http://www.sustainableuni.kk5.org/):  A self-driven unsupervised and unfunded experiment launched in January 2011  Recently recognised by the UN Environment Programme UNEP in its Greening Universities Toolkit (see Recognition below)  Comprises: o Seven satellite websites: News & Info http://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/ Research http://suresearch1.wordpress.com/ Good Practice http://sugoodpractice.wordpress.com/

Quotes http://suquotesfacts.wordpress.com/ Blog http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/ Diary http://esddiary.wordpress.com/ Micro-blog (Twitter) http://twitter.com/#!/sustainableuni1

An updates sharing scheme #SSW (see Social Networking below) Entirely developed using free web resources 31,200 hits (as on 21 April 2014) o

 

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Profile-Asitha.doc Websites (Other than those of the SU One-stop Shop above) London RCE (Regional Centre of Expertise) on ESD (Education for SD):  Main website (http://www.londonrce.kk5.org)  News website (http://londonrcenews.wordpress.com/)

London South Bank University (LSBU), Education for Sustainability (EfS) Programme:  EfS Learning Community, http://www.efscommunity.t83.net/

Social networking Social updates sharing scheme of the SU One-stop Shop:  Sharing for a Sustainable World #SSW (http://tinyurl.com/cbpakhx) | #SDupdate #CCupdate #SUnews #SUresearch #SUgoodpractice #SUquotes #SUblog #SUdiary  LinkedIn Group ‘Sustainability, Education and Engagement | ESD at Planetshire University’ http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Sustainability-EducationEngagement-ESD-Planetshire-8102240



LinkedIn posts | #asiLI http://www.linkedin.com/today/author/101066234-AsithaJayawardena



Klout score 50 as on 16 April 2014 (http://klout.com/sustainableuni1)

Micro-blogging (Twitter):  SU One-stop Shop: Twitter @sustainableuni1 http://twitter.com/#!/sustainableuni1 (Part of SU Onestop Shop) o 20,300 tweets; 1150 followers (on 21 April 2014)  London RCE on ESD: Twitter @rcelondon http://twitter.com/rcelondon

Blogging Sustainable University Notes Blog http://su-



notes.blogspot.co.uk/

  

ESD Diary (Reflections on Education for SD) http://esddiary.wordpress.com/ Sustainability Notes (http://asitha-j.livejournal.com)

Sustainable Business blog http://www.sustainablebusinessbuilder.blogspot.com

Photo-sharing Nature & Structures photostream on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/aij3/

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PDFS & PRINTED WORK Newsletters London RCE on ESD: Sustainable London Learning SLL, http://issuu.com/aij3/docs/lrce-nl

London Environmental Education Forum (LEEF): LEEFlet (http://issuu.com/aij3/docs/leef-nl)

Holcim (Lanka) Ltd, Sri Lanka: Holcim Voice (e.g. http://issuu.com/aij3/docs/hll-voice-nl) (an example of 38 issues of four corporate publications) Note: This is a printed newsletter.

Booklets London RCE on ESD: Sustainable Business guide (http://issuu.com/aij3/docs/lrce-sb-bklt) University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka:  Buildings for Sustainable Development (http://issuu.com/aij3/docs/uom-bsd-bklt) (developed for engineering students)  Structures Exposed, No Maths Of Course! (a booklet published internally as an extension to the Final Year Undergraduate Project ‘Understanding of Structural Behaviour’) Fliers London RCE on ESD: Flier (sample), http://www.slideshare.net/sustainableuni/lrceflierlaidout110126

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NATIONAL PRESS (in Sri Lanka) Articles 141 articles (www.asitha-published-writing.moonfruit.com):  Sustainability articles | http://www.asitha-publishedwriting.moonfruit.com/#/sustainability/4544219436 

Science & Technology articles | http://www.asithapublished-writing.moonfruit.com/#/sciencetechnology/4544218151



General articles | http://www.asitha-published-



writing.moonfruit.com/#/general-articles/4544221427 Humorous articles | http://www.asitha-publishedwriting.moonfruit.com/#/humorous-articles/4544221780

Five articles available from two newspaper websites:  Buildings for sustainability: An overview http://www.island.lk/2007/07/03/L2.pdf  

WTC (World Trade Centre) disaster: Lessons of safety http://www.dailynews.lk/2001/09/21/fea02.html Understanding waste – the first step in solving Waste Crisis (Part 1 of 3) http://www.island.lk/2007/06/12/L2.pdf



Read both books and life http://www.island.lk/2005/09/14/features5.html



Chocolate: For gods and lovers http://www.sundayobserver.lk/2007/10/21/plus12.asp

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Profile-Asitha.doc Column ‘Mind Mirror’ column (39 parts): entirely based on quotations and sayings (e.g. http://www.asitha-publishedwriting.moonfruit.com/#/mind-mirror-column/4544221795)

An original example: Music: Pleasure without vice http://issuu.com/aij3/docs/art-mindmirror-music

Poetry 105 poems, e.g. http://www.asitha-publishedwriting.moonfruit.com/#/poetry/4544221428

BRANDING Branding framework development London RCE on ESD: Development of branding framework, including logo http://issuu.com/aij3/docs/lrce-logo

Sustainable University One-stop Shop Compliance with branding guidelines Holcim (Lanka) Ltd: When producing newsletters, successfully complied with the stringent branding guidelines of the global Holcim Group, based in Switzerland

RESEARCH Seven peer-reviewed research publications Including two in Energy for Sustainable Development, The Journal of the International Energy Initiative: 2002 | Thermal comfort in proposed three-storey passive houses for warm humid climates http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0973082608603 002

2003 | Roof orientation, roofing materials and roof surface colour: their influence on indoor thermal comfort in warm humid climates http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0973082608603 452

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Recognition  Global  National (UK)  Local (London)  Sri Lanka ___________________________________________

GLOBAL UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme): The SU One-stop Shop is recognised in the UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme) Greening Universities Toolkit (http://www.unep.org/Training/docs/Greening_University_Toolkit.pdf, page 61)

NATIONAL (UK) The Sustainable University: Progress and prospects The SU One-stop Shop appears under ‘Selected websites’ in the 2013 book The Sustainable University: Progress and prospects http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415627740/#description

(page 318)

Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE): The SU One-stop Shop appears on the HEFCE website under SD Resources http://www.hefce.ac.uk/whatwedo/lgm/susdevresources/strategy/

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LOCAL (London) WestFocus University Collaboration: The SU One-stop Shop won a First Prize in the Bright Ideas contest 2012:  On WestFocus website, http://www.westfocus.org.uk/news.php?article_id=32



On Kingston University website: http://www.kingston.ac.uk/postgraduatecourse/sustainability-environmental-change-msc/studentachievements.html

SRI LANKA The Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka (IESL): Professor EOE Pereira Memorial Award for the Best Paper presented at Annual Sessions 2001 (as a co-author) (2002) The Society of Structural Engineers Sri Lanka (SSE-SL): Two special awards for promoting Structural Engineering in the national press (1997, 2000) Royal College, Colombo: th  First Place at the 150 Anniversary Art Exhibition (Middle School)  Art Prizes of Year 9 and Year 7

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