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Navigating the STARS 2.0 Experience: From Data Collection to Strategic Planning

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)
  • Emory University (GA)
  • University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)
  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)
  • Stanford University (CA)

One of the most important attributes of AASHE's STARS 2.0 framework is to allow institutions to understand all aspects of their sustainability performance, benchmark their sustainability performance against ...

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Top Three Benefits of Rainwater Harvesting Systems

  • Kirksey Architecture (TX)

This presentation will focus on the benefits of large-scale rainwater collection on campuses. Our presentation and charrette will be organized around the top three direct benefits of rainwater collection: Resiliency ...

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Applying geographic information systems (GIS) and survey data to transportation demand management

  • Skyline College (CA)
  • University of San Francisco (CA)

In 2013, Skyline College launched a transportation initiative to improve access for students and employees and make travel to campus more efficient and equitable while reducing reliance on single-occupancy vehicles ...

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Building a Sustainable Future at the University of Alberta

  • University of Alberta (AB)

The University of Alberta's first institution-wide sustainability plan is due to expire in January 2016. To prepare for a new plan, the Office of Sustainability coordinated and facilitated a ...

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Pioneering a Process for Conducting a Greenhouse Gas Inventory

  • Saint Louis University (MO)

It is becoming best interest for institutions of higher education to quantify their carbon footprint. Many colleges and universities have started measuring this by conducting a Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventory ...

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Creating a Health Culture at NAU: How Partnership Between Campus Dining and Health Promotion Leads to Interdepartmental Success

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

Northern Arizona University, located in Flagstaff, Arizona, is host to 20,000 students, with over 8,900 who live on campus. To keep students involved and engaged in campus activities ...

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Student sustainability grants for research, scholarship, projects and travel at Ohio State

  • The Ohio State University (OH)

For the first time, Ohio State's sustainability offices are jointly managing a grants program for student projects in the areas of energy, environment and sustainability. The program helps to ...

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A World Café: Transforming University of Washington Sustainability Education

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

Have you ever been inspired by new ideas while sharing a cup of coffee with a friend or colleague? The World Café methodology creates opportunities for the generation of inspirational ...

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Successes & challenges of a Community-University experiment in local food system development in Southeast Minnesota

  • Hamline University (MN)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

Highlighting cohort experiences & research outcomes of the Southeast MN Foodshed Planning Initiative (SEFPI), our panel will engage participants in a broader discussion about effective practices for community-university partnerships that ...

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Four years on Green Bikes in Alaska

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (AK)

Biking may not be an obvious choice for green transportation in the far north, but a student funded bike-loaner program at University of Alaska has demonstrated biking year round is ...

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How an ESCO Brought a 'Just in Time' Sustainability Teaching Opportunity to NMSU's 'Conservation and Modernization' project

  • New Mexico State University (NM)
  • Ameresco, Inc. (MA)

The 'Conservation and Modernization' project at New Mexico State University is about sustainability education on all levels for campus occupants while doing the tough work of mechanical upgrades and lighting ...

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Attract a Bigger Audience by Saying Goodbye to Green

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

This session is PART 2 of the ways in which Penn State is attracting a bigger audience to sustainability by saying 'goodbye to green.' What we identify as 'sustainability' has ...

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Sustainability and Faith: The Language of Transcendence as Common Ground

  • Lane Community College (OR)
  • Alliance to Save Energy (CA)

Moving toward a more sustainable world requires consensus from people with diverse backgrounds and beliefs. Environmentalists tend to focus on the connectedness of creation, while people of faith more often ...

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Greening the Game at Collegiate Sports

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

Like many universities, the University of Arizona has a strong tradition of athletics at the collegiate level. While sporting events are a key component to any university and it's ...

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Building Capacity Through Regional Climate Action: A case study of cross-sectorial partnerships

  • Wilfrid Laurier University (ON)

Laurier has a unique relationship with local nonprofit Sustainable Waterloo Region (SWR), a group that works to further environmental and economic resiliency in local organizations. SWR was initiated through a ...

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Educating About Feeding the World Sustainably: Agroecosystems of the World

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

This panel discussion will (virtually) bring together instructors collaborating on a course offered at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities titled 'Agroecosystems of the World.' The course evaluates agroecosystems in ...

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Sustainability as a Framework for Addressing Executive Leadership Priorities

  • Indiana University Bloomington (IN)
  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)
  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)
  • Purdue University (IN)

Faced with ongoing budget cuts, cost reduction campaigns, and top to bottom reviews of programs and policies, public research universities have approached a critical juncture. As sustainability professionals embedded in ...

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Activating Change Agents Across Campus

  • Elon University (NC)
  • North Carolina State University (NC)
  • Wake Forest University (NC)
  • Ohio University (OH)
  • Santa Clara University (CA)

Peer education has proven effective at amplifying messages of sustainability issues and practices across a larger breadth of audience than individual staff members can reach on their own. Such programs ...

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Net Zero Energy: The Growing National Landscape + Profiles from Three Institutions

  • Cornell University (NY)
  • Washington University in St. Louis (MO)
  • Sasaki Associates, Inc. (MA)

Net zero energy (NZE) buildings are becoming more prevalent through advancements in design, construction, technology, and building operations. The last five years have been a significant period of growth, with ...

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Horizontally and Vertically Integrated Campus Engagement Strategies

  • Fanshawe College (ON)
  • Fleming College (ON)
  • Niagara College Canada (ON)
  • Laurentian University (ON)

The panel discussion will provide an open dialogue and best practice sharing on how to engage any campus community to create a horizontally and vertically integrated culture of sustainability that ...

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Living Buildings as Inspirational Catalysts

  • University of British Columbia (BC)
  • Simon Fraser University (BC)
  • Hellmuth + Bicknese Architects (MO)
  • International Living Future Institute (WA)

Living Buildings must not only meet rigorous performance standards for net-positive energy & water, healthy environments and elimination of toxic materials, they also provide feedback to their community to teach ...

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Bike sharing service at Kyoto University

  • Kyoto University

Bicycles are a laudable and sustainable form of transportation for universities in Japan but they also create some problems. An estimated 16,500 bicycles are currently used on campus at ...

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Undergraduate Community Engagement in the Service of Sustainability: Connecting the ACTC Consortium with the City of St. Paul

  • University of St. Thomas (MN)

In this session we will describe our experience leveraging the strengths of multiple institutions and engaging undergraduate students in project-based learning to improve the environmental sustainability of our city. The ...

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Wandering Out of the [Food] Desert: a Campus/Community Farmers Market Collaboration

  • Wells College (NY)

One of the surprising things discovered by the new Center for Sustainability and the Environment at Wells College was that – despite the college's location within an upstate New York ...

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New Research About Bin Set-Up to Increase Recycling In Offices

  • Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) (IN)
  • Keep America Beautiful (CT)

This presentation will review a new study commissioned by Keep America Beautiful that shows how the arrangement recycling and trash bins in office settings can lead to a 20% increase ...

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Launching a Student Sustainable Investing Advisory Committee: Successes and Challenges

  • Ohio University (OH)

In 2014, Ohio University established a new student group, the Sustainable Investing Advisory Committee (SIAC), with the financial backing of The Ohio University Foundation. The mission of SIAC is 'to ...

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NYU's Bike Share Program: From Student Grant to Reality

  • New York University (NY)

A case study on the implementation and operation of NYU's Bike Share program. How it became a University wide initiative from a Green Grant awarded to NYU students, which ...

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Taking it to the Streets: Butler University's Sunset Avenue Complete Street Reconstruction Project Case Study

  • Butler University (IN)
  • Williams Creek Consulting (IN)

Butler University's campus in Indianapolis, Indiana is located adjacent to the Indiana Central Canal and White River. The majority of Butler's stormwater discharges directly to these waterways and ...

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Integration and Application of Sustainability Projects within Health Sciences: Facilitating Sustainability and Systems Education

  • University of Utah (UT)

Engaging underserved populations in sustainability issues is a challenge that cuts across disciplines. For Health Sciences it is particularly challenging, as it is a matter often seen as outside the ...

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Operation Sheep-Mow: Applying Real-World Project Management Skills to Student-led Sustainability Initiatives

  • Carleton College (MN)

Students often lead well-intentioned campus sustainability initiatives that are rich with enthusiasm but lack key project management essentials. The result is often a failed project, disappointed (or resentful) stakeholders and ...

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Renewable and Carbon Free: Aiming for net zero energy and net zero greenhouse gas

  • University of California, Merced (CA)

Since Campus opened in 2005, UC Merced has demonstrated success in everything from green building to energy efficiency to waste diversion. These successes combined with what we have learned has ...

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CLICS: Using Cyber-infrastructure to Bring Data from Campus Sustainability Efforts into the Classroom

  • Clarkson University (NY)

CLICS (Cyber-Learning Infrastructure for Campus Sustainability) is a cyber-learning tool developed to transform data from campus sustainability projects in a way that can be used in a wide variety of ...

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Minting Gold; Creating a Gold-level Bicycle-Friendly University at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

Nearly a third of greenhouse emissions are generated by the transportation sector. Oftentimes universities and colleges are one of the largest traffic generators in their communities. The cost of maintaining ...

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The Evolution of a Campus as a Living Lab Grant Program

  • California State University, Chancellor's Office (CA)

This session will introduce the California State University Campus as a Living Lab Initiative, the grant program designed to support sustainability in the curriculum. With two years of experience running ...

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UCLA Action Research Teams: student-staff-faculty collaborative research on campus sustainability

  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

The UCLA Action Research Team (ART) program is part of the student-led Education for Sustainable Living Program offered for credit through the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability. The ...

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Tools for Sustainability Master Plans: Key Performance Indicators & Campus Investments

  • Kirksey Architecture (TX)

A rapid growth of STARS in last decade has established Sustainability Master Plans (SMPs) at over 300 universities nationwide. SMPs are using metrics like 'Energy Use Intensity', '% total expenditures' and ...

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Encouraging social norms when there are none: promoting unpopular sustainable behaviors

  • Michigan State University (MI)

Research has shown the importance that social norms hold in influencing a person's behavior. Our own research has found this positive influence specifically in regards to undergraduate students and ...

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Women in Sustainability Network (2015)

  • Prescott College (AZ)

Who this session is for: Administrators, faculty, and program leaders concerned with innovation, gender equity, and social justice, including women in the field of sustainability who want to share our ...

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American Jesuit College and University Networking Session

  • Loyola University Chicago (IL)

Please join us for a networking session for the 28 American Jesuit Colleges and Universities. Any faith-based institution that is advancing sustainability connected to the faith tradition of your school ...

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Identity Caucus: The Intersection of Sustainability and Identity

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

During this section attendees will split into different groups depending on the identity that most resonate with them. The discussion will focus on how the intersection of these identities correlates ...

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Environmental Leaders Program (ELP) Networking and Professional Meeting

  • University of Richmond (VA)

The mission of the Environmental Leadership Program (ELP) is to support visionary, action-oriented, and diverse leadership for a just and sustainable future. ELP aims to catalyze change by providing emerging ...

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International Networking Meeting

  • Portland Community College (OR)
  • AASHE (PA)

Members of the international community who are attending the AASHE conference are invited to join in a networking luncheon to share ideas and successes in our countries. Let's discuss ...

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Engaging Your Campus Community in Sustainability Planning

  • University of Alberta (AB)

The University of Alberta's first institution-wide sustainability plan is due to expire in January 2016. To prepare for a new plan, the Office of Sustainability coordinated and facilitated a ...

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Sustainable and Ethical Purchasing: Fair Trade Procurement Policies and Practices

  • Fair Trade Colleges & Universities (CA)

Over the last two years Fair Trade Colleges & Universities has developed and piloted policies to help institutions purchase sustainable and responsible goods. Leveraging the purchasing power of higher education ...

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Facilitation In Action: How to cultivate group consensus that matters - Advanced Level

  • GreenerU (MA)

Do you understand the basics of group facilitation but still feel stuck when it comes to creating group consensus with tricky stakeholders? Are you looking for a space to discuss ...

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Including Mental and Physical Wellness in the Sustainability Model

  • Bemidji State University (MN)

It is unique to include 'wellness' as a component of sustainability. This presentation will describe the visual model we have been using at Bemidji State University since 2009. In this ...

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Designing A Systems Based Curriculum to Develop 21st Century Sustainability Literacy and Communication

  • Prescott College (AZ)

This interactive and innovative dissertation case study challenges the status-quo of modern education by offering a new model based off of living systems design. By identifying linear and industrial design ...

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Art as Vital Agent in the Spiral of Sustainable Change

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

What is the role of art in the process of sustainable transformation and education? Recognizing that environmental issues, historically, have shaped the arts, we examine how the arts have shaped ...

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Best Practices for Collaborating with Student Affairs

  • Boston University (MA)
  • Colorado State University (CO)

NASPA, Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, is 'the leading voice for the student affairs profession worldwide.' One critical way for NASPA members to get involved with various interest areas ...

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UBC Sustainability Scholars Program: Sustainability Internships as Drivers of Change

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

Offered in collaboration with both on- and off-campus sustainability partners, the UBC Sustainability Scholars Program is designed to provide UBC graduate level students - regardless of their academic discipline - practical sustainability ...

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