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Implementing Campus Sustainability in an Age of Transparency

  • University of Kansas (KS)
  • Staples Business Advantage (MA)
  • Prairie Paper Ventures Inc. (BC)

We’re in the age of information and accessibility, making it easy for the education community to find information quickly and easily. This has led to increased awareness regarding university ...

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Build Your Own Shareable Campus

  • University of North Carolina, Asheville (NC)
  • CoFED (NM)
  • Shareable (CA)

In this half-day workshop, participants will dive head first into the sharing economy: Part campus sustainability, part new economics, part DIY, and part open education. With support from key leaders ...

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Small is Beautiful: Sustainability on a Small Campus in a Small City

  • Agnes Scott College (GA)
  • City of Decatur (GA)

From the beginning of the City of Decatur (Georgia) and Agnes Scott College’s sustainability programs, through success and challenges, these two entities have been in a solid partnership. The ...

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Bike2Campus Week: How the third largest city in the United States organized a multi-campus biking challenge.

  • Dominican University (IL)
  • Northwestern University (IL)

How many institutions does it take to create a week long competition and celebration around biking? In the Chicago land area, the answer was ten. The 2014 Bike2Campus Week involved ...

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The Sustainability Semester: From Individual to Community Action

  • Goshen College (IN)
  • Michigan State University (MI)

Each fall, students from various colleges and universities move to the Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College to participate in a Sustainability Semester. For the duration of the ...

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Networking Session for Sustainability Communications Professionals

  • American University (DC)
  • Northwestern University (IL)

Several Sustainability Offices have communications professionals to assist in creating a culture of sustainability by marketing behavior change, empowering action, and sharing the hard work institutions have done to lower ...

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Seeing the Carbon for the Trees: Offsetting Air Travel Through Avoided Deforestation in Costa Rica

  • American University (DC)
  • Pax Natura Foundation (UT)

Achieving carbon neutrality requires reducing emissions at the source through efficiency and reduced consumption, while switching to clean, renewable sources of energy. Not only are these reductions technically feasible within ...

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Doing Our Part: Innovative Work by Networks of Higher Ed Associations

  • Oakland Community College (MI)
  • Portland State University (OR)

This briefing describes some innovative efforts by consortiums of higher education associations to accelerate the transition to sustainable communities and campuses. Collaborations such as the Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium ...

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It’s hard to play the game, if you don’t know the score

  • Purdue University (IN)
  • Re-TRAC Connect (MB)

Quality data is critical to measuring performance – after all, how do you know how well you’re performing if you don’t know where you started? Universities and colleges across ...

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Carbon-Reduction Efficacy Analysis of Transportation Alternatives: How to Prioritize Initiatives and Influence the Administration

  • California State University, East Bay (CA)
  • Salt Lake Community College (UT)

California climate change legislation has increased the urgency for the state’s educational institutions to identify the most effective carbon-reduction strategies from their largest source of indirect carbon emissions – student ...

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Off-site Power Purchase Agreements for Renewable Electricity

  • The Ohio State University (OH)
  • Edison Energy (CA)

Colleges and universities are committing to aggressive emission reduction goals as part of their efforts to reduce their carbon footprints and meet their commitments under the ACUPCC. Electricity use commonly ...

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Step away from the soap box!!!

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

We all know the world is falling apart around us and we are scrambling just to keep up. We have a sense of urgency that burns within us and drives ...

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Dust the Camera Off

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

Video provides a great medium for the presentation of policies, initiatives, and opportunities. The range of cinematic styles can be explored and used to communicate seemingly mundane messaging in a ...

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Students & Climate Change Intervention: Investment Office Insights

  • University of British Columbia (BC)
  • Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (NY)

Focused on campuses with the intention of mobilizing student activists, late in 2012 a "divest from fossil fuel" campaign was begun. Most faith and values-driven institutional investors were attentive to ...

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Consumer-Free, Zero Waste Year

  • American University (DC)
  • University of Florida (FL)

Joseph Floyd (University of Florida) decided to live one year consumer-free and zero waste. Following the 2013 AASHE Conference, Natalia Posthill (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) and Helen ...

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Building Relationships to Build Change

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)
  • Real Food Challenge (MA)

All social change begins with relationships. Potential student supporters, volunteers and decision-makers alike are more likely to actively support projects led by people that they know and trust. In this ...

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Upper Midwest Association for Campus Sustainability (UMACS) Networking Session

  • University of Minnesota, Morris (MN)
  • National Wildlife Federation (VA)

This is a networking meeting for members of the Upper Midwest Association for Campus Sustainability (UMACS) to meet and discuss related sustainability topics with a regional focus. It is also ...

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How do the arts and culture fit in the undergraduate sustainability curricula?

  • Pacific Lutheran University (WA)
  • University of Puget Sound (WA)

How do the arts and culture fit in to sustainability curricula? This briefing will inform participants about efforts to highlight and increase the role of arts and culture in Xavier ...

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Building an EcoReps Community through a Regional Conference

  • American University (DC)
  • University of South Carolina (SC)

Professional sustainability staff frequently convene at events and conferences such as AASHE to share best practices, network, and elevate the collective knowledge base of sustainability in higher education. On many ...

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Sustainability on a Grand Scale: Large University Networking

  • Texas A&M University (TX)
  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)

Large universities (e.g., 20,000 or more students) face unique challenges when it comes to implementing sustainability. Whether it is making a stadium that seats 100,000 zero waste ...

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Alliance for Resilient Campuses (ARC): Campus, Community, and Corporate Partnership for Climate Adaption and Resilience

  • Second Nature (MA)
  • Van Ness Feldman (DC)

Addressing climate-related risks and the need for corresponding adaptation strategies is both a necessary and strategic priority for institutions of higher education in the 21st century. Colleges and universities face ...

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Broadening the Definition of Campus: Creating a Collaborative Place to Live & Learn to Reinvent a Sustainable Future with Innovation Districts

  • Oklahoma State University (OK)
  • Via Suzuki Architecture (WA)

How can we be relevant? How can a town and gown community create a supportive entrepreneurial ecosystem that fosters genuine green innovation, house & grow students to become game changers ...

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UR vs. VCU: A Campus ConseRVAtion Nationals Cross-Town Competition

  • American University (DC)
  • Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)

In 2013, the University of Richmond and Virginia Commonwealth University partnered in a cross-town energy competition, Campus Conservation Nationals. The schools wanted to capitalize on an existing basketball rivalry and ...

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Steps to Sustainable Procurement: Reducing Our Supply Chain Footprint

  • Portland Community College (OR)
  • Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)

As a leader in higher education sustainability, Portland Community College (PCC) completes an extensive greenhouse gas inventory annually, which includes calculating Scope III supply chain emissions from all purchases district-wide ...

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Post Consumer Composting at the University of Florida: A Partnership Between ARAMARK, WCA and the University of Florida

  • University of Florida (FL)
  • WCA (TX)

Overview: As part of its goal to be zero waste by 2015, the University of Florida developed a comprehensive organics composting solution to address almost 25% of the total campus ...

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Aha- Yes We Can! Engaging Diverse Student Groups at Community Colleges

  • Moraine Valley Community College (IL)

Aha- Yes We Can! Engaging Diverse Student Groups at Community Colleges Practiced and Proven. It is widely understood that engaging students in sustainability within a community college is incredibly and ...

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Breaking Down the Silos – Lessons Learned from a Campus wide Behavior Change Program

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

With a campus of roughly 19,000 students and 2,500 faculty and staff, the Green NAU Energy Initiative (GNEI) has taken on the challenge of augmenting an $18 million ...

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Transformation from the Inside Out: Integrating Sustainability Into Unit Level Planning

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

Penn State’s Sustainability Institute (SI) led an unprecedented effort this academic year to integrate sustainability into every unit. With 24 campuses, 12 academic colleges and 11 major support units ...

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Cultivating community and sustainability at the Learning Gardens Lab

  • Portland State University (OR)

Learning gardens serve as rich sustainability learning sites due to their ecological and sociocultural benefits, and provide a hands-on way for learners of all ages to engage in interconnected issues ...

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Connect curriculum & co-curriculum to assess engagement campus-wide

  • Portland State University (OR)

Student learning occurs in a variety of ways and in a variety of places on campus. However, most measurements of student learning and engagement around sustainability are assessed separately for ...

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The Elephant in the Room: Confronting Your Embodied Emissions

  • Portland State University (OR)

Colleges and universities across the country are measuring their carbon footprint and taking steps to reduce it. Climate action plans call for energy efficiency upgrades, waste reduction, fuel efficient fleets ...

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From Home to Haiti: Hooking Students on the Public Interest

  • Portland State University (OR)

In this Rapid Fire Panel Discussion, Fellows at the new Center for Public Interest Design at Portland State University will discuss innovative methods for student and community engagement through a ...

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Student Innovation and Materials Management in Portland: The CES Model

  • Portland State University (OR)

Many organizations are taking a more strategic approach towards managing the waste they generate. Driven by the opportunity to improve environmental and economic performance, they are prioritizing their waste stream ...

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Mission Sustainable Challenge: A Platform for Collaboration!

  • Santa Clara University (CA)

The Mission Sustainable Challenge was the fruit of collaboration among Santa Clara University staff, faculty and students that culminated in 176 members of the university community taking a daily sustainability ...

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Co-creative Leadership: A Mindset for Change Agents

  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)

Co-creative Leadership is an approach to leadership that values a wholesome balance and produces an expectation of justice. Through the use of contemplative practices (e.g. observation, reflection, storytelling, group ...

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A Student Learning-Centered Launch to a Healthy and Sustainable Campus Initiative at Woodbury University

  • Woodbury University (CA)

In fall of 2013, Woodbury University launched an initiative to make campus practices and culture measurably sustainable by AASHE STAR standards. Sustainability at Woodbury would be built within the university ...

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Canadian On-Campus Sustainability and Social Justice Initiatives

  • York University (ON)

Canadian On-Campus Sustainability and Social Justice Initiatives: Findings from a national research project Students are often the initial driver of new community-benefit initiatives on campuses. Regenesis, a Canadian on-campus sustainability ...

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Creativity, Movement, & New Leadership: A Model for Collaboration

  • Portland State University (OR)

Imagine a campus where leaders felt supported in their leadership, and where new ideas were not challenged but encouraged. By building a coalition of student leaders from across the campus ...

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Liberate your Literacy: How Sustainability & Social Justice Interact

  • Portland State University (OR)

Ecoliteracy pioneers Stone & Barlow (2014) emphasize that creating social change requires resilient relationships within the larger ecological and social community. However, we are born into a society in the ...

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How a Mid-Scale University Can Have a Large-Scale Impact

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

The Renewable Energy Initiative (REI) at Appalachian State University was founded in 2004 by a group of 7 graduate students. At the time, a fee of 5$ per student per ...

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Resolving real world sustainability problems through undergraduate research in chemistry

  • Bellevue College (WA)

Involving two-year college students in sustainability research has several inherent challenges. Students have a short window of opportunity to engage in research, students do not have as much educational background ...

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The Birth of a Bike Share: Channeling Collaboration and Resource Sharing Towards Program Implementation

  • College of Charleston (SC)

Efforts to integrate sustainable initiatives across college campuses have been catalyzed though establishing sustainability offices. However, it often takes a collaboration of multiple campus stakeholders to complete and sustain a ...

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A Methodology for Sustainability in Higher Learning

  • Concordia University (CA)

Our presentation will be an in-depth look at the Sustainable Curriculum Project recently conducted at Concordia University in Montréal. Concordia is a leader in championing innovative initiatives. The University provides ...

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Modeling Equity Through Collaboration: A Co-Directed Office

  • Connecticut College (CT)

The typical hierarchical structure of any office or department at a college or university has one leader with a chain of responsibility and reporting running down from that person. For ...

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Managing Campus Politics to Build a Sustainability Coalition

  • DePauw University (IN)

On many campuses, energy and initiative for sustainability efforts begins with faculty and students. The path forward from that initial enthusiasm inevitably requires collaboration with senior administration and, given the ...

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Teaching and Learning for a Zero Waste Future

  • DePauw University (IN)

The global materials economy is a fundamental driver of all of our most serious and urgent crises: climate change, toxic pollution, biodiversity loss, poverty, and injustice. This economic system rests ...

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Using Attitude & Behavior Surveys to Advance Sustainability on Campus

  • Elon University (NC)

Surveys (or assessments) are often used to assess attitudes and behaviors related to sustainability on campuses. Such surveys are generally different from sustainability literacy assessments, which assess sustainability knowledge. Sustainability ...

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Collaborative Intersections for creating campus change

  • Evergreen State College, The (WA)

The Evergreen State College has a long history of actively pursuing cross-divisional collaborations and integration of student projects with campus operations. Past collaborations resulted in the formation of the campus ...

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Connecting Higher Education and Sustainable Practices in Prisons

  • Evergreen State College, The (WA)

The Sustainability in Prisons Project (SPP) offers students and faculty of The Evergreen State College (Evergreen) opportunities to experience and influence sustainability beyond the college campus; we connect educators, researchers ...

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Sustainability in Prisons Project: Essential Components

  • Evergreen State College, The (WA)

The Sustainability in Prisons Project (SPP) is a partnership founded by The Evergreen State College and Washington State Department of Corrections, and fulfills a mission to bring nature and science ...

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