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Not Just Another Student Project

  • Babson College (MA)

Sustainability project management is never easy, especially as a student Eco Rep coordinator. As a student coordinator, you quickly discover that you cannot be successful if you try to operate ...

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Enhancing Social Sustainability on Campus: Starting a Happiness Initiative in Your Community

  • University of Michigan (MI)

In 2011, a nonprofit called The Happiness Initiative (Seattle, WA), launched a survey measuring well-being of residents of Seattle. To their surprise, they found that the college-aged responders were the ...

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Iterative Adaptation: Dining and Residence Complex Renovations

  • Missouri State University (MO)

Renovation on a college campus presents the opportunity for designers and clients to refresh facilities and revitalize human interactions to maximize vitality on campus. Often the renovation process evolves into ...

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Knowing the Full Story: Creating a Blueprint for Effective Program Evaluation

  • Brown University (RI)
  • GreenerU (MA)

There is so much talk about the value of sustainability outreach programs, yet there is little data which proves their value. In order to make sure the hard work many ...

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Does experiential student learning lead to more sustainable lifestyles outside the classroom?

  • St. Edward's University (TX)

Experiential learning is increasingly promoted as a means of enhancing student learning, especially for Millennial students (Brown, Hansen-Brown and Conte, 2011). Although the applied focus of sustainability courses seems ideal ...

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Environmental Literacy: A Lifelong Learning Approach

  • University of Cincinnati (OH)

As higher education institutions endeavor to prepare students for the future, environmental literacy is increasingly important. In addition to educating students, universities play a significant role in engaging the broader ...

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The Sustainable City Year Program: An Adaptable Model for Large Scale, University Engagement and Impact

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

In 2012, AASHE recognized the University of Oregon’s Sustainable Cities Initiative (SCI) leaders with the Faculty Innovation Award. The award recognized the Sustainable City Year Program (SCYP), which the ...

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Rehearsing Change: Using Creative Means to Empower the Sustainability Dialogue

  • Universidad San Francisco de Quito (Pichincha)

This workshop shares methodologies that can be used to addresses several obstacles to engagement and understanding: 1) we work in a multi-faceted field in which the many actors (students, faculty ...

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Residential Energy Competitions: Adapting for Success

  • Elon University (NC)

Residential energy competitions are a common student engagement strategy to educate, motivate and empower students to conserve energy and become more environmentally aware. They also provide unique professional development opportunities ...

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ASU Carbon Neutrality: Go BIG or Watch Everyone Else Pass You By - Campus Energy Efficiency at Scale

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Rocky Mountain Institute (CO)

Universities and Colleges are leading the way toward a carbon neutral future for all of us. Arizona State University is an inspirational example of a campus on the frontlines of ...

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Student and Community Outreach on Rental Energy

  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (WI)

The $CORE (Student and Community Outreach on Rental Efficiency) Program was created by the Energy Program at the University of Colorado- Boulder Environmental Center and was adapted by the Student ...

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Planning for the Future: Climate and Energy Action at Stanford

  • Stanford University (CA)

Stanford Energy System Innovations (SESI) is a first-of-its-kind energy facility and distribution system that will reduce the campus' carbon emissions by 50%, cutting water use by 18% and saving an ...

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Blackout (A Night Out With the Lights Out): University Sustainability as a Social, Carbon-Saving Activity for Students and Staff

  • University of Southampton

On one evening in April 2012, 255 students and staff at the University of Southampton completed the first campus-wide equipment energy audit and switch-off event. The aims were to deliver ...

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STARS 101 (2013)

  • AASHE (PA)

Since 2006, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), a membership organization of colleges and universities committed to building a sustainable world, has engaged in a ...

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Sustainability by the Numbers

  • Babson College (MA)

Sustainability professionals are consistently challenged to prove the success and impact of sustainability programs – especially ones that target behavior change. This is not always easy, as many of the benefits ...

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Establishing and Managing Successful Sustainability Internship Programs

  • Connecticut College (CT)
  • Indiana University Bloomington (IN)

Sustainability Internship Programs (SIPs) foster unique opportunities to integrate rigorous academic experiences in campus operations, engage operational staff in the academic mission, enhance the capacity of campus sustainability staff, and ...

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Sustainable Communications: Tools for Your Outreach Toolbox

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)
  • University of Georgia (GA)

You have the content knowledge…do you know how to make that knowledge accessible to your audiences? What is your brand and how do you manage it? Communication strategies are ...

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The Social Life of Smartphones

  • Texas A&M University (TX)

Our institution has taken a unique approach to education and outreach initiatives by deliberately highlighting the social aspects of sustainability, fostering the power of storytelling to elicit emotional responses in ...

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Transparency and Efficiency in Sustainability Implementation

  • Ohio University (OH)

Since your institution has adopted a sustainability and/or climate action plan, have you felt you spend more time on data collection and reporting than on actual implementation and outreach ...

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Transdisciplinary Collaborations for Sustainability Education: Institutional and Intragroup Challenges and Opportunities

  • Colorado Mountain College (CO)

In order to most effectively contribute to creating adaptive and resilient socio-ecological systems appropriate for an uncertain future, educators must develop transdisciplinary sustainability education praxis. This presentation is about collectively ...

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Sustainable Planning, Development and Implementation at a Multi-Campus Community College

  • Cuyahoga Community College (OH)

This presentation will cover a case study about planning, implementing and operating a LEED Gold Academic Facility. The presentation will follow how from the initial concept of the development of ...

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UAF Firefighters Help Install Solar Panels

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (AK)

The students involved in the fire science program here at UAF are not here to simply be fire fighters. You do not need a college education to do that, they ...

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Benchmark-based Whole-Building Energy Performance Targets for UC Buildings

  • University of California, Office of the President (CA)

Most efforts to improve energy performance in campus buildings use efficiency standards as a reference point. Programs often specify energy efficiency at ten to thirty percent beyond ASHRAE 90.1 ...

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Shooting for the STARS and Beyond: Green Mountain College's Attempt to Measure Authentic Sustainability

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

At Green Mountain College we have developed a suite of metrics for measuring authentic sustainability in higher education that reaches beyond STARS, AASHE’s Sustainability Tracking and Assessment Rating System ...

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Designing for Sustainability: Project-based Seminar Series

  • Daemen College (NY)

As we encourage students to address sustainability-related issues, we need to have an effective strategy for empowering them to be creative and successful. We have structured our curriculum to include ...

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Fossil Fuel Divestment: A Growing Student-led Movement for Climate Justice

  • Brandeis University (MA)
  • Unity College (ME)
  • Responsible Endowments Coalition (PA)
  • Green Century Capital Management (WI)

Launched on just a handful of campuses in 2011, the Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign has expanded exponentially in just a few short months - escalating the demand for bold climate action ...

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Create Leadership for Sustainability In Student Affairs

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)
  • Florida State University (FL)
  • Portland State University (OR)
  • University of Arizona (AZ)
  • Willamette University (OR)

Student Affairs divisions can play a critical role in the higher education sustainability movement through their efforts to recruit students, cultivate significant learning experiences outside the classroom, shape campus culture ...

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Promoting Sustainable Agriculture and Access to Local Food in the Carolinas Program: Campuses to Communities

  • Davidson College (NC)
  • Duke University (NC)
  • Furman University (SC)
  • Johnson C. Smith University (NC)

The Duke Endowment (TDE) schools, Davidson College, Duke University, Furman University, and Johnson C. Smith University, all have significant interest in promoting sustainable farm and food systems in the Carolinas ...

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Cross-Institution Collaboration: Composting Pre-and-Post Consumer Food Scraps In An Urban Environment

  • Dominican University (IL)
  • Loyola University Chicago (IL)
  • Northwestern University (IL)
  • National Wildlife Federation (VA)

According to a 2011 report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Global Food Losses and Food Waste, the average American wastes over 200 pounds of food ...

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Plenary: Investing in Energy Efficiency through Green Revolving Funds

  • Agnes Scott College (GA)
  • Catawba College (NC)
  • Harvard University (MA)
  • Sustainable Endowments Institute (MA)

An increasing number of colleges are establishing green revolving funds to tap into new sources of capital and scale up their institution's commitment to investing in reducing carbon emissions ...

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STARS Advanced Workshop: A Conversation on STARS 2.0 and Continuous Improvement

  • American University (DC)
  • Moraine Valley Community College (IL)
  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
  • AASHE (PA)

This workshop is geared towards conference participants that would like to engage in a high-level discussion about STARS 2.0. AASHE staff will share a detailed overview of major changes ...

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Playing Like A Team: Advancing Campus Sustainability By Greening Sports

  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
  • Green Sports Alliance (OR)
  • Natural Resources Defense Council (DC)

With help from organizations such as AASHE and the U.S. EPA, colleges and universities across the nation are implementing campus-wide sustainability programs to enhance their environmental performance. Many of ...

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Climate Adaptation – The Role of Higher Education Institutions

  • Florida International University (FL)
  • Stanford University (CA)
  • University of San Francisco (CA)
  • Arup (NY)

As global action languishes, institutions of higher education are beginning to ask questions. If the global community is successful in greenhouse gas mitigation, there will still be changes in climate ...

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On-site Power Purchase Agreements 101: What you really need to know

  • Yale University (CT)
  • Community Energy, Inc. (PA)
  • Second Nature (MA)
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (DC)

In an effort to address climate change universities across the nation have made formal commitments and set targets to reduce campus greenhouse gas emissions. They are now grappling with how ...

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Stronger Together: Collaboration Opportunities for Campus Diversity Officers and Campus Sustainability Officers

  • Cornell University (NY)
  • University of California, Office of the President (CA)
  • Yale University (CT)
  • McGill University (QC)

Campus diversity and inclusion departments educate and engage students, staff and faculty to promote inclusion, diversity and equity. Campus sustainability departments educate and engage students, staff and faculty about how ...

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What to Know When Building Bridges With Evangelical Christians on Sustainability and Climate Change

  • Carroll University (WI)
  • Houghton College (NY)
  • Center for Environmental Leadership (CA)

Both what American evangelicals believe about the nexus of faith, science and culture, and the fabric of the social institutions they inhabit, influence their responses to environmental sustainability and climate ...

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Experiential Learning Lab: LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance

  • Indiana University Bloomington (IN)
  • Heapy Engineering (OH)
  • Purdue University (IN)

In order to achieve the short-term goal of piloting a LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance (LEED-EB:O+M) project on campus, an office of sustainability initiated such a ...

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The Next Wave - Faculty Development for Sustainability Across the Curriculum

  • Dickinson College (PA)
  • Emory University (GA)
  • San Diego State University (CA)

The Ponderosa Project of Northern Arizona University and Piedmont Project of Emory University provide a model of faculty development that has been widely emulated. The model has been effective at ...

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A Framework for Climate Adaptation and Resiliency Leadership

  • Second Nature (MA)
  • U.S. Green Building Council (DC)
  • AASHE (PA)

With an eye to the future, AASHE, the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council and Second Nature will share their vision for resilient and sustainable ...

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Divestment: Successful Case Studies

  • College of the Atlantic (ME)
  • Unity College (ME)
  • Responsible Endowments Coalition (PA)

With active campaigns on over 250 college campuses, divestment from fossil fuels has shifted the sustainability conversation significantly over the past year, pushing the “operational boundary” for campus sustainability, and ...

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Transforming Enemies Into Allies: How to Have Difficult—But Necessary—Conversations in Our Roles as Sustainability Change Agents

  • University of California, Office of the President (CA)
  • University of Hawaii - West Oahu (HI)
  • GreenerU (MA)

This workshop will give us the space to learn and practice some tactics for having those difficult conversations that are unavoidably part of the work of making change happen within ...

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Plenary: Sustainability and Sound

  • Brown University (RI)
  • Florida State University (FL)
  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro (NC)

This plenary will provide a brief introduction to the emerging field of ecomusicology followed by a discussion of some key issues as they relate to higher education. The three expert ...

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Starting Over: Strategies for Building a New Sustainability Program

  • Alfred State College (NY)
  • University of Hawaii - West Oahu (HI)
  • Wake Forest University (NC)

In this session, three professionals with long experience in the campus sustainability movement who in the past several years started jobs at institutions that were just beginning the journey to ...

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Show Me the Money! The Benefits of Investing in Energy Efficiency through Green Revolving Funds

  • Agnes Scott College (GA)
  • Western Michigan University (MI)
  • Sustainable Endowments Institute (MA)

Whether your college is striving to reach its carbon-reduction goals or is considering divesting from fossil fuel companies, green revolving funds (GRFs) offer a compelling investment opportunity. With a median ...

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Beyond Sustainability: Challenges and Opportunities at the Growing Edge of Campus Sustainability

  • Appalachian State University (NC)
  • Warren Wilson College (NC)
  • Western Michigan University (MI)

Over the past 15 years, sustainability has grown from obscurity to a mainstream higher education phenomenon. The field’s maturity was evident in three questions raised during informal conversations at ...

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Sustainable Purchasing: Developing a "LEED for Purchasing"

  • American University (DC)
  • AASHE (PA)

The potential for purchasing to positively influence supply chains has yet to be realized at scale, due largely to the lack of an overall sustainable purchasing framework. Lacking a coherent ...

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Living Buildings that Engage Students (and their Institution) in Sustainability

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)
  • Hellmuth + Bicknese Architects (MO)

There is a growing trend in education and architecture to create green ‘buildings that teach’, facilities that further occupant’s understanding and engagement in sustainability. Currently, the most progressive green ...

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Implementing Behavior Change and Energy Efficiency Programs

  • College of Lake County (IL)
  • Heartland Community College (IL)

Learn how the Illinois Green Economy Network (IGEN) offered three distinct initiatives designed to promote behavior change and measurable energy reduction within the business and higher education sectors in Illinois ...

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The Intersection of Sustainability Education and the Job Market

  • Lipscomb University (TN)
  • Footprint Talent (GA)

The Intersection of Sustainability Education and the Job Market session will educate university staff and students on what employers are looking for from recent sustainability graduates.

Eryn Emerich of Footprint ...

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Passive Strategies: The Common Sense Approach to Energy Reduction

  • Lipscomb University (TN)
  • Lake Flato Architects (TX)

The path to Carbon Neutrality or Net Zero starts with intelligent passive strategies that reduce loads and minimize a building’s reliance on carbon based energy before active strategies and ...

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