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Beyond Boundaries in Oberlin, Ohio: College and Community Collaboration for Developing Sustainable and Resilient Energy Systems

  • Oberlin College (OH)

What does it mean to be a leader and create transformational change in a community and beyond? This is the profound experiment happening in Oberlin, Ohio. Here, we are daring ...

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Integrating community-based learning into the sustainability classroom: A practical, collaborative approach

  • University of South Dakota (SD)

Experiential learning is critical in sustainability because these hands-on, interactive experiences are often the most transformative of a student's formal education. Engaging students outside of the classroom can foster ...

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Designing for Scalability: How to take campus solutions to scale for maximum impact around the globe

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)
  • Portland State University (OR)
  • Stanford University (CA)
  • University of Connecticut (CT)

Campus sustainability has the unique potential to bring new knowledge and innovative solutions to bear on the world's greatest climate challenges. Campuses serve as ideal incubators – test beds – for ...

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Including spirituality in the curriculum without conflicting with established beliefs systems

  • University of Northern Colorado (CO)

Industrially developed nations, especially the USA, are showing a renewed search for spirituality, which seems to be a reaction to a materialistic consumer lifestyle, characterized by high levels of individualism ...

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Measuring and Reducing Campus Nitrogen Footprints

  • University of Virginia (VA)
  • Brown University (RI)
  • Colorado State University (CO)
  • Eastern Mennonite University (VA)
  • University of New Hampshire (NH)
  • Dickinson College (PA)

Humans have substantially altered the nitrogen cycle, releasing reactive nitrogen to the environment at an annual rate twice that of natural fluxes. Increased releases of reactive nitrogen have cascading adverse ...

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Transforming Waste Management through Upstream Strategies

  • American University (DC)
  • Appalachian State University (NC)
  • Harvard University (MA)
  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

Addressing upstream waste is critical to achieving zero waste, yet upstream strategies often prove most challenging or receive the least dedicated resources. This session will explore upstream strategies for dealing ...

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Collective Impact: Results from a Multi-Campus Farm to College Pilot Program

  • University at Albany (NY)
  • State University of New York at New Paltz (NY)
  • State University of New York at Oswego (NY)

This initiative involved four state colleges working with a statewide partnership of agricultural, public health and economic development interests who are working with food service providers on these campuses. The ...

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Redefining Campus Mobility

  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale (IL)
  • University of Utah (UT)
  • West Virginia University (WV)

One common issue: How can a campus and its local community redefine mobility to be less reliant on automobile infrastructure such as parking and the single occupancy vehicle in a ...

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Scaling applied learning across campus and into the community

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Portland State University (OR)

This workshop will start by outlining the national context of applied and experiential learning sustainability programs – identifying where universities and colleges are expanding the offerings provided to students and accelerating ...

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Galvanizing Gaia: A Social Incubator for Women Leaders and Innovators (2015)

  • Prescott College (AZ)

Join in the creation of a supportive context for women sustainability entrepreneurs and campus program innovators to move from idea to action with their regenerative project ideas. This dynamic half-day ...

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Driving Energy Efficiency through Higher Education Collaboration

  • Heartland Community College (IL)
  • Loyola University Chicago (IL)
  • Rocky Mountain Institute (CO)
  • APTIM (IL)

Alliance to Retrofit Chicago Higher Ed (ARCH) brings together higher education institutions in the Chicago area to share best practices and lessons learned around expanding efficiency in existing buildings and ...

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Urban Farming: A Community Engaged Program

  • Delta College (MI)

As we sought a source for our campus food waste, we realized the impetus for a new learning series. Delta College was a natural fit for a start-up food hub ...

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When School and Community Dance Together: Lessons learned from University and Government collaboration

  • Florida International University (FL)
  • Nova Southeastern University (FL)

Inspired by a 2014 AASHE presentation, the W. Huizenga Business School of Entrepreneurship at Nova Southeastern University contacted 4-STAR rated Broward County to explore ways to connect the sustainability goals ...

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Integrating Sustainability into Social Media Opportunities

  • Coastal Carolina University (SC)

Sustainability must maintain engagement among a diverse audience in order to successfully evolve. One method that will be explored in this presentation will be through social media. While social media ...

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Zero Net Energy Tiny Houses: A Campus Sustainable Housing Solution

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

The THIMBY (Tiny House in My Backyard) Student Group from UC Berkeley will be presenting on the design process of building a pilot, zero net energy tiny house on a ...

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Murie Zero Waste Pilot Project

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (AK)

Despite challenges presented by its remote location in the circumpolar north - distance from disposal networks, a harsh climate and lack of municipal infrastructure - the University of Alaska Fairbanks set a ...

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Positive Sustainable Change: The Crossroads of Sustainability & Civic Engagement

  • Florida State University (FL)
  • North Carolina State University (NC)
  • University of Arizona (AZ)

Many common elements exist between the realms of sustainability education and civic engagement. Both movements are meant to foster an ethic of responsibility and justice, leadership development, and address community ...

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Implementing the LEED Lab Program on Your Campus: Exploring Different Contexts

  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (WI)
  • U.S. Green Building Council (DC)

This session will address planning, implementing, and executing a LEED Lab program on campus while engaging as many stakeholders as possible. LEED Lab is a multidisciplinary immersion course utilizing the ...

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Data Integration to Advance Operational Sustainability

  • Saint Louis University (MO)

The development, use and integration of sustainability-related indicators into existing performance programs increases the potential management of indicators to promote sustainable decision-making. Participation in programs like STARS has provided the ...

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Student Sustainability Centers and Offices' 3 R’s: Resources, Roles, and Revenue

  • University of Missouri (MO)

This round table session seeks to share the successes, challenges, and lessons learned related to founding and managing student focused sustainability resource centers. Discussion topics will include: Topic 1: Revenue ...

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Sustainability in the Workplace: Integrating Sustainability into the Curriculum of Human Resources and Industrial Relations

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

Organizations throughout the world are shifting to sustainable practices. They recognize that their long-term success depends not only on their economic performance, but also on their social and environmental performance ...

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Experiential Learning: A Win-Win-Win for Higher Education, Communities, and Sustainability

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
  • City of Saint Anthony Village (MN)

This panel discussion provides an inspiring and informative overview of how the University of Minnesota's capstone course in its sustainability minor program has successfully built an ongoing and collaborative ...

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Coming to a Screen Near You: Creating Original Videos to Engage your Audience

  • University of Michigan (MI)

(LED) lights, (solar-powered) camera, (sustainability) action! Film is a powerful medium for communicating your message, and in today's media landscape, no campaign is complete without it. In this session ...

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Social Justice in Sustainability Education

  • Texas A&M University (TX)

While current concepts of sustainability include environmental, economic, and social justice dimensions, it is clear, in practice, that social justice is often neglected. We see this trend within sustainability initiatives ...

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Sustainability Blueprint: A Residence Life Perspective on Sustainability Education

  • Texas A&M University (TX)

The purpose of this presentation is to highlight practices and programs that residence life departments can introduce on their respective campuses to create a foundation for sustainability education. Utilizing several ...

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Food Reliability + Urban Resilience = Innovative Living Lab at Mountain View College

  • Mountain View College - DCCCD (TX)

The Living Labs at Mountain View College is an innovative model for conservation, sustainability and nutrition education where both students and the community engage in hands-on practices and field research ...

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HydroCats: Water Harvesting and Community Connections in Tucson

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

Like an infant born from Tucson's sustainable communities, the University of Arizona's HydroCats project has developed in less than a year from the glimmer of an idea to ...

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Sustainability Success is Written in the STARS

  • Texas A&M University (TX)

AASHE's Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) has been an invaluable tool in benchmarking sustainability measures, integrating sustainability into the assessment process, and creating high-level buy-in at Texas ...

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The Outdoor Education Space Design Challenge: A Collaborative Approach to Sustainable Design on Campus

  • Western Michigan University (MI)

In 2014, the Office for Sustainability at Western Michigan University conducted a multidisciplinary design competition for the design of an Outdoor Education Space at the Gibbs House. The Design Challenge ...

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Campus Sustainability in Christian Higher Education: Symbolic Value Claims or Substantive Organizational Change?

  • Carroll University (WI)

Environmental activism about climate change and sustainability-related issues is increasing on conservative Protestant campuses in the U.S. Highly religious Christian students are engaging their peers to increase sustainability awareness ...

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7 years & 1,854,472 tonnes: A collaborative journey toward climate stabilization

  • LHB, Inc. (MN)

Moving beyond good intentions, Rosemount, a rapidly growing Minneapolis exurb, is taking a leadership role in planning for significant city-wide greenhouse gas reductions. As a participant in Minnesota's GreenStep ...

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Teaching and Learning Sustainable Chemistry K-16: From Classroom Application and Analysis to Assessment and Refinement

  • Colorado State University (CO)

This presentation explores aspects of 'sustainable chemistry.' The research assesses the challenges of 'teaching sustainable chemistry' in K-16 classrooms through an experimental course, CHEM/EDUC580 at Colorado State University with ...

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The Value of Flexibility: A Case Study of Stanford's Cardinal Green Office Program

  • Stanford University (CA)

Stanford's Cardinal Green Office Program harnesses the actions of individual building occupants to achieve resource savings. Over the past five years, the program has become an effective communication, education ...

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Spearfish Local: Improving Community Health Through Collaboration

  • Black Hills State University (SD)

Black Hills State University (BHSU) and community partners are seeking to create a culture that supports and values our local food economy and other aspects of healthy communities. Located in ...

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Using Super Decisions Software for Sustainability Decision-Making

  • Ohio University (OH)

Multiple criteria decision making (MCDM) encompasses many techniques which utilize objective, numerically-based algorithms to choose between alternatives. The complexity of the multiple sustainability criteria of the people, planet, profit triple ...

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Integrating Chemistry and Sustainability Using Guided Inquiry Learning and Project Based Labs

  • Stony Brook University (NY)

With support from a National Science Foundation (NSF) Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (TUES) grant and working with three colleagues from Stony Brook University's Sustainability ...

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Solid Oxide Fuel Cells: Green and Sustainable Energy Systems

  • Kent State University (OH)

A solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) power system technology is one of the greenest and sustainable energy technologies that tackle the global energy-environmental challenges. In the U.S., approximately 70 ...

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A Campus Tree Inventory: An Interdisciplinary, Multi-Class, Mega-Lab Project

  • Furman University (SC)

Trees provide a number of valuable ecosystem services, including reducing stormwater runoff, increasing air and water quality, storing and sequestering atmospheric carbon, and reducing energy consumption due to direct shading ...

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Developing a Successful Student Sustainability Internship Program on a Liberal Arts Campus

  • Colgate University (NY)

In this case study, we will walk attendees through the development process of Colgate's Sustainability Internship program that I have worked with from its creation through its current iteration ...

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Fostering Sustainability in Residence Life Programming: Creating Sustainable Campus Communities

  • College of Charleston (SC)

The Office of Sustainability at the College of Charleston has worked on Residence Life Programming since 2012 and is now in its third phase of interns. In those years we ...

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The Institute for Green and Sustainable Science: An EPA model program in cross-disciplinary sustainability education

  • Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) (IN)
  • Marian University (IN)

The Institute for Green and Sustainable Science (IGSS) is a research, education, and outreach center engaging in the study of sustainability issues, particularly in ecology, green chemistry, and energy science ...

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Transforming Sustainability Education through Public Art

  • University of Virginia (VA)

Public art can powerfully transform sustainability education, though it is typically excluded from comprehensive discussions that include science, technology, or economics. Public art projects are an excellent way for students ...

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Stories of Ivy Road: Roles for Public Art in Sustainability Planning & Community Engagement

  • University of Virginia (VA)

As student enrollment increases and campuses expand, it is crucial to plan in a truly sustainable way within local communities. This case study examines a recent public art project that ...

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EcoLeaders Community Supports Student Sustainability Efforts and Helps Build Career and Leadership Skills

  • National Wildlife Federation (VA)

National Wildlife Federation's EcoLeaders Initiative is a sustainability leadership certification program for college students and recent graduates. EcoLeaders features first web-based community to provide students with the virtual space ...

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Do you want your receipt? How simple changes to bookstore operations reduce use of BPA and related chemicals.

  • Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MN)

What if even the simplest transaction at your campus bookstore could be better for employees and our environment? If your campus uses thermal paper receipts in its bookstore, library or ...

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Building Better Homes: University of Arizona’s Residential Sustainability Program

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

This presentation is focused on residential education. Components of the University of Arizona's (UA) on-campus sustainability program will be briefly discussed. The presenters will specifically discuss replicable and successful ...

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Story, Psychology and Incentives: Sustainability Behavior Change Case Studies

  • Alliance to Save Energy (CA)

This case study session uses identity and sustainability as an underlying theme to explore behavior change strategies and successes on college campuses through a variety of projects and curriculum. Nate ...

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Sustainability Studies: Not Your Traditional Major or Minor

  • Frostburg State University (MD)

Sustainability Studies does not fit well as a traditional academic major. While sustainability studies requires a unique set of skills, experiences, values and perspectives, it will not have the desired ...

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Living with Our Changing Climate

  • American Meteorological Society (DC)

Earth's climate is inherently variable, but is currently changing at rates unprecedented in recent Earth history. Human activity plays a major role in this change and is projected to ...

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Greening the Greeks: Lessons learned from working with Greek Village at the University of South Carolina

  • University of South Carolina (SC)

Fraternity and sorority members have long been a challenging population for offices of sustainability to reach because they tend to be insular, have their own traditions and priorities, and often ...

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