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Getting to the Point: Teaching STEM Content Through Societal Challenges

  • Oakland Community College (MI)
  • Association of American Colleges and Universities (DC)
  • U.S. Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development

Our planet and its inhabitants are under unprecedented stress. More than ever before, we need people - citizens, scientists, engineers, and teachers - who not only understand the scientific and societal dimensions ...

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Green Building LEEDers in Higher Education: A Review of the Current Use of the LEED Rating System in the Green Building Policies of U.S. Universities

  • U.S. Green Building Council (DC)

This study serves as an update to the report entitled "The Role of the LEED Green Building Rating System in Higher Education: Recent Trends and Status," published in Fall 2010 ...

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Hope and Sustainability Education: Initiating a Research Collaborative

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

Generating and maintaining hope among students is recognized as a challenge for sustainability educators, but what do we really know about course content and experiences that generate hope rather than ...

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Sustainability: Perspectives of Students as Stakeholders in the Curriculum

  • University of Hawaii Kapiolani Community College (HI)

Using a single case study approach, this doctoral dissertation explores sustainability curricula in a community college setting. Forty students were interviewed using a focus group methodology to discern group norms ...

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Assessing Sustainability Learning Outcomes at Two Community Colleges

  • Delta College (MI)

Assessing sustainability and general education outcomes is a tough nut to crack. Follow two community college academic professionals along their journey to discover an efficient and effective assessment tool. Both ...

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Feed The Beast: Organic Waste Collection in a Campus Food Court

  • University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (WI)

To gauge the feasibility of organic waste separation in a public setting, we studied the effect of introducing new waste receptacles into a student union food court. The public education ...

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Community and Sustainability - Tour and Discussion at an Urban Ecovillage

  • Fellowship for Intentional Community (MO)

Learn the history, context, accomplishments, pitfalls, transitions, plans and visions for this 13-year old two block central city eco-village and sister communities around the world. On-site tour showcases systems for ...

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Creating EcoHouse: A Student Driven Approach to Sustainability and Social Justice

  • State University of New York at Geneseo (NY)

This poster discusses residential living as a venue for learning and community engagement in sustainability and social justice. At our small, rural, public liberal arts college, education extends beyond the ...

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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 Kapiolani Community College (HI)
  • 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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Guts, Focus and Endurance: When the Energy Future Calls, What Role Will You Play and How Will You Avoid Burnout?

  • Focus the Nation (OR)

Changing our country's energy story is hard work. How we extract and use energy is extraordinarily complex, interwoven into every person's life, and embedded in every aspect of ...

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Evaluating an On-Campus Farmers Market

  • Berklee College of Music (MA)

You can change all the light bulbs that you want, but no one will notice except to complain about the fluorescents. On the other hand, a farmers market is a ...

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Interpreting Sustainability Initiatives: The "Greened" Aiken Center at the University of Vermont

  • University of Vermont (VT)

The George D. Aiken Center, at the University of Vermont, houses the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources. The Aiken Center reopened for the 2012 spring semester after undergoing ...

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The Eco-Reps' Sister Organization: Including Social Justice Peer Educators on Your Campus

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

Research shows peer education is one of the most effective ways to reach students today. Many campuses host an Eco-Rep program, often as paid positions. These programs tend to focus ...

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A Guide to Getting Your Hands Dirty: How Campus Green Spaces Promote Real World Problem Solving

  • Western Michigan University (MI)

Green spaces on campus create opportunities for direct, participatory, interdisciplinary learning. They can include student gardens, campus garden-boxes, native landscape installations, greenhouses and even indoor displays. A number of student-led ...

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Curriculum Convocation

  • Middlebury College (VT)
  • University of New Hampshire (NH)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • EcoChallenge.org (OR)

What will 21st century colleges and universities look like when sustainability is the curriculum? When students leave institutions of higher learning with the knowledge, skills and dispositions to meet challenges ...

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The Pedagogy of Sustainability: Applying Transformative Learning Theory

  • EcoChallenge.org (OR)

Most faculty members are not taught to be teachers. While much of sustainability education research focuses on appropriate teaching methods, faculty looking to integrate sustainability into their classrooms tend to ...

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Student Led Weatherizations at Harvard: Delivering Exponential Impact from Small Energy Retrofits

  • Harvard University (MA)

Finding a way to give a broad number of students hands on experience in facility operations while making a significant impact on energy consumption is a complex process. After four ...

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Changing the Default: Using Social Marketing Research to Promote Behavior Change Campaigns

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

Tackling sustainability issues usually means change at every level of an organization. Even within large powerful organizations change has to begin with someone acting differently. Sometimes highlighting financial benefits can ...

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Honing Student Involvement: Structuring Programs for Success

  • Johns Hopkins University (MD)
  • University of Florida (FL)

Could your student programs or internships be refined to maximize effectiveness and impact? University of Florida staff will present an overview of student programs with innovative incentive structures and systems ...

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STARS Advanced Workshop: Strategies for Continuous Improvement

  • California State University, Monterey Bay (CA)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • GreenerU (MA)

This workshop will take an in-depth look at what AASHE is learning from the data shared through institutional STARS Reports submitted to-date. The focus will be on lessons learned as ...

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Helping Others Understand Sustainability: Tools for Curriculum Development and Instructional Design

  • Manhattanville College (NY)
  • Webster University (MO)

All too often, efforts to advocate for the integration of sustainability into curriculum development and instructional design in higher education are thwarted by general confusion about just what sustainability is ...

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Mining Our Collective Experience: A New Tool for Illuminating and Prioritizing High-Impact, Cost-Effective Carbon Reduction Strategies

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)
  • Clean Air-Cool Planet (NH)

With significant and growing collective institutional experience in "greening" our campuses, it seems it should be relatively simple to determine where to start in our climate action plans-the "likely suspects ...

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Stakeholder Connectedness on the Susquehanna River: An Ecosystem Approach to Fracking

  • Susquehanna University (PA)

This paper proposes an inventory of the Susquehanna River Basin stakeholders as an initial step toward conceptualizing a self-sustaining, resilient ecosystem comprised of the natural environment and humans. The urgency ...

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Changing the Campus Culture through Engagement

  • Boston University (MA)

Many sustainability programs can only be successful with the participation of our entire campus community. Sustainability outreach and awareness projects have increased exponentially since the beginning of our program in ...

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Third-party Certification: Overcoming Barriers and Unexpected Benefits

  • Boston University (MA)

A third-party certification lends validity and accountability to an institution's efforts and initiatives implemented with the goal of making their operations more sustainable. Third-party certification also benefits an institution ...

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A Collaborative Approach: Community Waste Management at Carleton College

  • Carleton College (MN)

Successful waste management should engage and involve the entire campus community. Through the Community Waste Program, we collaboratively sought to provide composting in academic and administrative campus buildings, reduce the ...

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Accelerating Campus Sustainability in Kyoto University

  • Kyoto University

After the Great East-Japan Earthquake and the followed reactor's accident in Fukushima Prefecture which occurred on May 2011, fostering a culture of sustainability, saving electricity and installing energy efficient ...

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Regionally Organizing for Sustainability: South Metropolitan Higher Education Consortium (SMHEC)

  • Kankakee Community College (IL)
  • Moraine Valley Community College (IL)
  • Prairie State College (IL)
  • South Metropolitan Higher Education Consortium (IL)

South Metropolitan Higher Education Consortium (SMHEC) is a regional consortium of 12 higher education institutions, representing non-profit, private, for-profit and four- and two-year universities and colleges. This consortium is led ...

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Determining the GHG Emissions from Composting at The University of Arizona

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

This study uses leading industry standards to quantify the net greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) associated with Compost Cats, a student-run composting program at The University of Arizona. The Climate Action ...

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University of Virginia Collaboration with Private Sector Generates Funding and Research

  • University of Virginia (VA)
  • Trane (TX)

Buildings account for 40 percent of the United States' energy consumption. The University of Virginia Engineering School's Rice Hall Information Technology Engineering Building is facilitating research that can help ...

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Students Making a Difference at a Community College: One year after our first AASHE Conference

  • College of Lake County (IL)

In 2011, four community college student leaders were sponsored to attend their first AASHE conference. For many of them, this was their first exposure to their college's sustainability efforts ...

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7 Step Toolkit for Effective Change Leadership

  • University of Calgary (AB)

This session is inspired by the many stories of frustration I have heard in which passionate individuals with great ideas are realizing limited success. Embedding sustainability into the cultural value ...

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Nurturing Sustainability Leaders: Pedagogical Practices and Guiding Stories

  • Portland State University (OR)

The Leadership for Sustainability Education (LSE) graduate program at Portland State University focuses on preparing sustainability leaders by developing: 1) a reflective understanding of self 2) an understanding the world ...

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ASHRAE Level II Energy Audit Program for Higher Education Facilities

  • Guilford College (NC)

This presentation will explain to the audience the value of conducting ASHRAE Level II energy audits for campus facilities in an effort to identify energy conservation measures and reduce future ...

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Creating a Learning Environment With Storm Water Management

  • Delta College (MI)

Utilizing the physical campus environment can create an engaging experience for teaching and learning and can serve as an invitation for community partnership and participation. With Federal government placing more ...

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Permaculture Gardens at UMass Amherst: A Case Study of Sustainable Edible Landscaping

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

Over 1000 different individuals have been involved in planting over 1500 fruit trees, nut trees, berry bushes, flowers, culinary and medicinal herbs and perennial vegetables on the UMass Amherst campus ...

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Student Involvement in Revolving Loan Funds: A Case Study

  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)

The University of Illinois Champaign Urbana has the largest student-funded green fee pool in the nation. The funds from this fee are allocated by an appointed committee of ten students ...

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Fostering University-Wide Sustainable Behaviors Through Service Learning: A Classroom Transition From Theory To Real World Application.

  • Utah State University (UT)

This presentation will introduce 1) a redesigned Sustainable Living mixed undergraduate/graduate service learning course offered at a major Land-Grant university, 2) key service learning strategies that have and have ...

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Understanding Our Stakeholders' Realities - Best Practices for Managing Change

  • Emory University (GA)
  • Babson College (MA)

For many of us involved in sustainability in higher education, the hardest part of our job is collaborating with different stakeholders to create change on our campus. This collaboration can ...

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Climate Change, Agriculture, and Rural Communities: The Central Great Plains Climate Education Partnership

  • Kansas State University (KS)

The Central Great Plains Climate Education Partnership is a National Science Foundation funded collaboration between Kansas State University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to develop climate change education programs for ...

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Equity, Well-Being, and the Environment: Building New Programmatic Bridges

  • Cornell University (NY)
  • Washington State University, Pullman (WA)

Healthy people working together across differences are critical to building a sustainable campus and community. Today there are new approaches on our campuses that simultaneously enhance the well-being and equity ...

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Setting Stretch Goals: Sustainability As the Organizing Principle For a Strategic Plan

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

Higher education is under siege. As the public demands better outcomes for the price of education, the story of advancing sustainability provides a promising response. Green Mountain College (GMC) has ...

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Georgia Tech's Innovative Landscape Master Plan...Is A Living Learning Laboratory

  • Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)

While most universities have a Campus Master Plan, very few have a Landscape Master Plan. Fewer have a Cistern Master Plan. Learn how to think beyond a traditional Campus Master ...

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Investigating Sustainability-Focused Courses and their Impact on Student Learning

  • H&A Columbus-UBC

With the growing need for sustainability education, universities are looked upon for leadership to provide and integrate sustainability teaching and learning opportunities. The University of British Columbia's (UBC) vision ...

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Low Income Weatherization: At the Intersection of Environmental Engagement and Community Service

  • Williams College (MA)

One of the ongoing challenges in campus sustainability is the need to engage students who may not primarily identify with environmental issues. For the past four years, students at our ...

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Capturing Canadian University Presidents' Conceptualizations of Sustainability and the University's Role in Sustainable Development

  • Dalhousie University (NS)

University presidents are important stakeholders within the university system whose leadership extends beyond the academy into local and global communities. Yet little is known about how Canadian university presidents conceptualize ...

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The Yale Community Carbon Fund; Reducing Emissions and Increasing Economic Security in Local Communities

  • Yale University (CT)

The Yale Community Carbon Fund seeks both to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to increase economic security for low-income people living in New Haven. Funds are raised through a combination ...

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Managing a Global Resource: Campus Water Management Practices

  • University of Illinois at Chicago (IL)

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is located approximately 2 miles from Lake Michigan, one of the six Great Lakes. The Great Lakes are the largest surface freshwater system ...

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Preparing Tomorrow's Leaders with Improved Climate Literacy through AMS Climate Studies

  • American Meteorological Society (DC)

It is of utmost importance that tomorrow's leaders are climate literate. That responsibility falls on institutions training today's students. But many colleges and universities still do not offer ...

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The Sustainable City Year Program: A Radically Simple Way to Change Campus and Community

  • University of Oregon (OR)

The Sustainable Cities Initiative (SCI) at the University of Oregon (USA) is a multi-disciplinary, collaborative effort to radically alter the function of a University to meet the sustainability challenges of ...

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