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Sustainable Design: Student Challenges with the Creative Process

  • Daemen College (NY)

Effective design process requires collaboration, creativity, and problem-solving skills applied to the challenges in our local and global communities. As we seek sustainable solutions, we must consider the long-term impacts ...

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Give & Go Move-Out Donation Program: Multifaceted Student Outreach Campaign

  • Stanford University (CA)

Stanford’s newly revamped and rebranded Give & Go Move Out donation program in R&DE Student Housing has dramatically reduced the waste stream sent to landfills at the end of ...

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Teaching Sustainability: Perspectives from the Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Earlham College (IN)
  • Luther College (IA)
  • Rice University (TX)
  • Stephen F. Austin State University (TX)
  • Wells College (NY)
  • Willamette University (OR)

The purpose of this session is to provide an informal discussion forum for faculty teaching in the humanities and sciences who are engaged in integrating sustainability into their courses. Each ...

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Developing a Campus Living Lab: Community College and University Solutions

  • American Association of Community Colleges (DC)
  • California State University, Chancellor's Office (CA)
  • Central New Mexico Community College (NM)
  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)
  • Portland State University (OR)

As community colleges and universities redesign and retrofit their campuses in more sustainable ways, institutions should use these projects as experiential learning opportunities for students and research opportunities for faculty ...

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Sustainability across the Curriculum: Promising Strategies

  • Evergreen State College, The (WA)
  • Skagit Valley College (WA)
  • University of Puget Sound (WA)
  • Whatcom Community College (WA)
  • Western Washington University (WA)

If sustainability perspectives and practices are to become part of college graduates’ thinking, they must start appearing "across the curriculum" in ways that are not only meaningful for students; sustainability ...

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STARS Introductory Workshop: Learning the Basics of Completing a Comprehensive Campus Sustainability Assessment (2014)

  • Central New Mexico Community College (NM)
  • Florida Gulf Coast University (FL)
  • Loyola University Chicago (IL)
  • AASHE (PA)

This workshop will focus on sharing basic information about the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) Program created by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education ...

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EcoDistricts, Anchor Institutions & Urban Revitalization

  • Clark Atlanta University (GA)
  • Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FL)
  • Spelman College (GA)
  • EcoDistricts (OR)

This session brings together the experience of the Portland based originator of the EcoDistrict and the Atlanta University Center to examine how EcoDistrict the tools, resources and framework are applied ...

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Campus Waste Watching - Examining Metrics and Efficient Material Use

  • American University (DC)
  • Harvard University (MA)
  • University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)
  • University of Florida (FL)

This panel discussion will focus on addressing the importance of metrics as they relate to waste management, with a specific focus on tracking, analyzing, and utilizing waste data to improve ...

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Young Sustainability Professionals in Higher Ed. Networking Lunch

  • Dickinson College (PA)
  • Indiana State University (IN)
  • Indiana University Bloomington (IN)

As you walk the halls of your college or university do other employees sometimes mistake you for a student? Were you hired by your alma mater to continue working on ...

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Buildings that Teach – A Framework for Curiosity and Curriculum

  • Rocky Mountain Institute (CO)
  • Hellmuth + Bicknese Architects (MO)
  • Legat Architects (IL)

There is a growing trend in architecture and education to create ‘buildings that teach’, physical environments that further occupant’s understanding and engagement in sustainability. In fact, education is one ...

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Amplify Your Message: Advice from Communications Professionals

  • Lewis & Clark College (OR)
  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)
  • Santa Clara University (CA)

The basic tenets of marketing communications—defining an audience and explaining how the benefits of a product or service suit that audience’s needs—are important tools for sustainability professionals ...

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The Cornerstone of Sustainability: Implementing an Efficiency Master Plan

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)
  • Smith College (MA)
  • ERS (MA)

Across the nation, campuses striving for leadership on sustainability and climate change need to make energy efficiency the cornerstone of their efforts. The first step to achieving every aspect of ...

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Sustaining and Growing Yourself as a Professional in a Changing Workplace, Building a Community of Change

  • U.S. Green Building Council (DC)
  • Clean Air-Cool Planet (NH)
  • Trust for Sustainable Development (BC)

The workshop is presented in two parts. Part one will briefly review the current research on workplace dynamics and gender roles. Participants will respond to a series of questions which ...

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UA Compost Cats: Creating Community Partnerships to Address Local Food Security and Sustainability

  • University of Arizona (AZ)
  • City of Tucson (AZ)
  • San Xavier Co-op Farm (AZ)

Over 4 years of existence, the student-run, Compost Cats program at the University of Arizona has forged enduring community partnerships with San Xavier Co-op Farm of the Tohono O’odham ...

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On The Team: Millions of Campus Sports Fans Engaged in Sustainability?

  • North Carolina State University (NC)
  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)
  • Natural Resources Defense Council (DC)

In just the last 5 years, over 200 US campuses have kicked off some level of sustainability efforts in their collegiate athletics and recreation programs. Some have achieved high level ...

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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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