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Order Matters: Waste Audits and Bin Configurations

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

Before you can get to zero waste, you need to know what your waste stream is composed of. The best way to do this is through waste audits. This presentation ...

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Green Fund Programs: Implementation and Improvement

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

This will be an interactive networking workshop that will allow various campuses to check in and see how other schools are running their Green Fund Programs. We want this to ...

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Environmental Justice: Bridging the Gap Between Sustainability and Justice

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)

If we as citizens of the world are set on combatting industrial pollution, environmental degradation, and social injustices committed on Earth, we must find ways to collaborate as a collective ...

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Accomplish More, Work Less

  • University of Denver (CO)

The University of Denver Undergraduate Student Government Sustainability Committee (SUSCOM) has evolved into an efficient and well-organized platform for organizing and implementing student-led sustainability initiatives. This, however, was not always ...

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Green Room Certifications

  • University of Denver (CO)

We are spearheading a project called the Green Room Certification program. The Green Room Certification program provides students with the opportunity to be rewarded for implementing sustainable practices in their ...

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A Hut Trend: Student to student engagement enabling sustainability

  • University of Florida (FL)

Are you tired of people walking away at the sound of the word “sustainability”? Sustainability interns at the University of Florida have developed a solution to this problem: The Sustainability ...

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Empowering Students with Knowledge and Knowhow on Sustainability

  • University of Illinois at Chicago (IL)

University is a place where students not only gain knowledge, but also get the opportunity to acquire the vision and leadership insight needed for leading their future communities. Moreover, students ...

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Koch Campus: Compromising Academic Freedom

  • University of Kansas (KS)

Academic freedom in higher education ensures the ability to freely seek and disseminate the truth. Yet, as our universities become increasingly dependent on private funding, "academic freedom" is marginalized and ...

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Leveraging Student Fees to Facilitate Student Led Initiatives

  • University of North Carolina, Asheville (NC)

In 2007, the University of North Carolina at Asheville instituted a $20/semester student green fee to create a sustainability fund, and created the Student Environmental Center (SEC), a student-led ...

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The Nuts & Bolts of Adapting the UO’s Sustainable City Year Program

  • University of Oregon (OR)

In 2010, the New York Times called the University of Oregon’s Sustainable City Year Program (SCYP) “perhaps the most comprehensive effort by a U.S. university to infuse sustainability ...

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Turning Trash into Cash: The USD Electronics Recycling Center

  • University of San Diego (CA)

As technology continues to advance, consumers continue to buy new electronics, but where can they properly dispose older electronics? The University of San Diego Electronics Recycling Center serves as a ...

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Growing Sustainable Student Leaders

  • University of South Carolina (SC)

Employability is becoming the standard by which we measure the value of a college degree. It is up to higher education professionals to incorporate opportunities for professional development into the ...

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Change Management and Implementation

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

Getting buy-in for change means building consensus with stakeholders and finding collaborative ways of mitigating/managing risk. This presentation focuses on strategic change management through collaborations with the university’s ...

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Building Communities and Community Gardens on Campus

  • Western Kentucky University (KY)

Project Grow - Growing Community and a Garden at Western Kentucky University Western Kentucky University (WKU) is building its first Community Garden on campus, a research-based project that includes four components ...

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Green Energy Fee Grant Program: Making campus more sustainable - one project at a time

  • Western Washington University (WA)

The Green Energy Fee Grant Program is a Western Washington University grant program that enables the campus community to apply for funding to implement sustainable initiatives on campus. The Green ...

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Sustainability & the Pacific Rim: Willamette University’s Program

  • Willamette University (OR)

In conjunction with Japan’s Tokyo International University (TIU), Willamette University (WU) has developed a new interdisciplinary program bringing together the natural and social sciences with the humanities called "Sustainability ...

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Sustainability, Diversity, and Identity in First Year Orientation

  • Williams College (MA)

“Root” is a new first year orientation program at Williams College focused on social justice, identity, and sustainability. While many other institutions offer orientation programs related to one of those ...

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Building the Institution through Campus Sustainability Surveys

  • York University (ON)

York University is Canada’s third largest university, with a population of students, faculty and staff numbering approximately 60,000. Many research and teaching programs situated across the university’s ...

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Regenesis: Cultivating Change through the Campus ’Perennials’

  • York University (ON)

As noted by Ackerman et. al. (2011), sustainability initiatives on campus typically either take a "top-down" or "bottom-up" approach. Top-down approaches involve administrators who create plans and policies and then ...

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Reviving the Agora: Exploring Diverse Foodways through a Campus Farmers’ Market

  • York University (ON)

Creating a sustainable food system and increasing healthy food access at York University’s Keele Campus is a campus community priority. In the last two years, Food Services launched a ...

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Solar Procurement Templates & Tools for Higher Education

  • Edison Energy (CA)

Is your institution interested in solar, but unsure how to begin the solar procurement process? Or is your institution inundated with unsolicited solar proposals from vendors, but is unable to ...

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Knowledge matters: Sustainability education trumps narcissism

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

Recent research has indicated troubling trends for sustainability in higher education. Student narcissism and individualism are at record high levels, yet empathy is headed in the opposite direction. Is it ...

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The Social Experiment of Voluntary Carbon Offsets at App State

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

By the time the 2014 AASHE Conference opens in Portland Oregon is fall, Appalachian State will have, for the first time, made the voluntary purchase of carbon offsets a web-click ...

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Know Watts Cooking - The Physics of Energy Efficient Cooking Course

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

In an effort to provide first year freshmen with an innovative, hands-on, conceptual science-based sustainable education experience, a new freshmen seminar class entitled “Know Watts Cooking – The Physics of Energy ...

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The University North Carolina’s System-Wide Energy Initiative

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

The 2014 Appalachian Energy Summit is the third annual gathering for the University of North Carolina Energy Leadership Challenge. Through this ongoing, year-round initiative, campus leaders from across higher education ...

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Solutions Learning at ASU’s School of Sustainability

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

Why Solutions Learning? How we implement SL: Curriculum; Program Learning Objectives; workshops; applied projects. Sustainability Solutions Studios (highlighting Croatia Summer 2014). Sustainability Solutions Service and graduate Solutions Assistants (SAs). Global ...

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Changing the Rules: How to Get Your Green Job

  • Bard College (NY)

The planet needs saving, and you need a job. What is your first step? Eban Goodstein, Director of the Bard Center for Environmental Policy, will discuss getting started in a ...

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MN GreenCorps: Building Sustainable Communities with AmeriCorps

  • Bemidji State University (MN)

Community engagement and public outreach are initiatives with which we are familiar as we work to invoke sustainable changes within our communities. Sustainable action requires that we serve our communities ...

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Improving the Efficiency of Land Management Agencies with the use of Sustainability Assessments

  • Black Hills State University (SD)

The ability to assess the sustainability of an organization is becoming increasingly important for organizations across the globe. The tools developed for this task are as diverse as the organizations ...

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Food Waste Diversion and Evolution on Campus: Preparing for the Upcoming MA Organics Waste Ban

  • Boston University (MA)

Boston University Dining Services began diverting food waste in 2008. This presentation will discuss the evolution of food waste diversion on campus as well as how we are preparing for ...

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What Are We Advancing? Advancing Sustainability in Higher Education: Integration of the University and College Development Office

  • California Polytechnic State University (CA)

The pressing need to develop more financially, environmentally and socially sustainable institutions creates an opportunity to advance the next philanthropic era in higher education – one that promotes a more comprehensive ...

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Energy Efficiency at Carleton University.

  • Carleton University (ON)

The Carleton University Campus, in Ottawa, Canada, consists of 44 main buildings built between 1960 and 2013 that range in type of usage: Housing, Laboratories, an Athletic Centre, Commercial Businesses ...

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Diversity as the Guiding Principle: Sustainable Social Innovations

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

Today institutions are cultivating a diversity of innovations to promote sustainability education, practice and development. Residence life may have a sustainability-themed living-learning community and student activities may have an environmental ...

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Sustainability, Community and Voice: The Power of Student TED Talks

  • Chapman University (CA)

Sustainability as an area of focus for the first-year seminar can seem abstract and distant, with only occasional connections to students’ everyday lives. By asking students to give their own ...

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Critical Perspectives on Sustainability

  • Earlham College (IN)

Sustainability education can take on value stances that are, at times, taken-for-granted and uninterrogated. In an effort to educate students and raise awareness, advocacy can justifiably take the place of ...

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Keynote Address: Rob Bennett

  • EcoDistricts (OR)

Rob is the founder and CEO of EcoDistricts. He is a recognized leader in the sustainable cities movement with 16 years of experience shaping municipal sustainable development projects and policy ...

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Training: EcoDistricts for Practitioners

  • EcoDistricts (OR)

EcoDistricts for Practitioners is a half-day training session that gets you prepped to start remaking cities from the neighborhood up. Ecodistricts comprise the best thinking on urban equity, sustainability and ...

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Understanding Your Campus Solar Energy Potential

  • EcoMotion (CA)

Solar energy is a rapidly developing and changing technology. Costs for solar installations have never been cheaper. Understanding how solar energy can work on your campus, learning how it impacts ...

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Sponsored Theater Presentation: Elkay

  • ELKAY (IL)

Elkay, a name known for pioneering the most innovative clean water delivery methods, will showcase its latest technology in Water Bottle Filling Stations. Looking to offer a more sustainable solution ...

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Bio-Based Desktop Printing, It’s time to educate ourselves.

  • Environment First Printing (NH)

Bio-Based Printing was introduced to the main stream in 2009. Since then, bio-based content has been increased, usage has increased, and companies all over the world have adopted a new ...

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Practice! Applied Yoga for a Just and Sustainable World

  • Evergreen State College, The (WA)

Learning about the dire conditions of the world through sustainability studies can be an overwhelming and painful process for college students. For the past several years, I have been experimenting ...

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Developing Space: Community Areas that Engage

  • Evergreen State College, The (WA)

Over the course of the 2013-2014 school year, my department has taken on the remodel of the courtyard in our Freshman dorm area. As the design evolves, there are an ...

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The Downtown Fitchburg Urban Revitalization Development Plan

  • Fitchburg State University (MA)

This research project is a multi-tier economic development plan to revitalize downtown Fitchburg by establishing affordable student housing for Fitchburg State University (FSU) students in historic mill buildings which utilize ...

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Postcards from Peru: IAU 2014 International Conference Share-Out

  • Franklin Pierce University (NH)

This briefing will highlight the experiences and take-home lessons of an educator/traveler and panelist at the 2014 International Association of Universities (IAU)’s International Conference, "Blending Higher Education and ...

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Incorporating Reuse Water and On-Site Storm Water Management

  • Georgia Southern University (GA)

As a major regional university located in the southeast, this presentation will focus on sustainable techniques used to address both drought and storm water management issues. Be it climate change ...

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A Primer on Campus Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

  • GreenerU (MA)

Though the number of plug-in car drivers is quickly increasing, institutions may be wary of installing electric vehicles charging stations. Mass-market electric vehicles are a new technology that can open ...

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Keynote Address: Annie Leonard

  • Greenpeace USA (CA)

Annie Leonard is a tireless fighter for the environment and a longtime leader in the movement to change the way we make, use, and throw away Stuff. She has over ...

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Disruptive Sustainability: Core Business Integration of Sustainability

  • Harvard University (MA)

’Disruptive sustainability’ is this potential for unleashing incredible new human potential for transforming everything we create. In the business space it gets framed in terms of a technological or business ...

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Executive Education for Disruptive Sustainability

  • Harvard University (MA)

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability of Higher Education (AASHE) presents Leith Sharp from Harvard’s Center for Health and the Global Environment, in collaboration with the Center for ...

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Infiltrating Sustainability Into City Government

  • Indiana State University (IN)

The Indiana State University Institute for Community Sustainability partnered with Mayor Duke Bennett of the City of Terre Haute to add sustainability to the city’s vocabulary by placing a ...

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