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Discovery and Development of a Long Range Compost Plan to Support Zero Waste

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

Appalachian State University began an in-house composting program on campus in 1999, and built a state-of-the-art aerated facility to expand composting opportunities, which opened in October 2011. At AASHE 2014 ...

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Aramark Supporting Arizona State University's Commitment to Zero Waste through Operations and Educational Outreach

  • Aramark (PA)

Monitoring the waste stream by minimizing our environmental footprint by reducing, reusing, and recycling waste. Supporting closed loop waste management processes and committing to innovative practices to reach an absolute ...

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Engaging Students in Food Waste Reduction - Aramark, UNC-Chapel Hill & Feeding The 5,000

  • Aramark (PA)

A review & discussion of the genesis, planning & execution of an innovative food waste reduction event conducted by Aramark at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. In partnership with ...

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Engaging K-12 educators in Sustainability Science: Case study on urban sustainability systems at Arizona State University

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

Universities often include education & outreach as part of their broader impacts. However, research endeavors of faculty are typically presented through one-way forms of dissemination (i.e., presentations, articles, and ...

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Professional Skills in Sustainability

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The practice of professional sustainability requires critical competencies that focus on teamwork, communication, project management and stakeholder engagement. A one-credit hour course which highlights these critical professional competencies in sustainability ...

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Teaching Sustainability as a Philosophical Concept

  • Bemidji State University (MN)

We address teaching sustainability primarily as a philosophical rather than scientific idea. We propose to relate our experience as part of an interdisciplinary team of faculty leading a course titled ...

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Fossil Fuel Free Fish House

  • Bemidji State University (MN)

For the past year, the Bemidji State University Sustainability Office has been working with several partners to create a fossil fuel-free fish house. The house will eventually be placed on ...

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Cashing in Carbon: Selling Carbon Reductions to Leverage Campus Sustainability

  • Boston University (MA)

This year, with momentum from the Chevy Campus Clean Energy Challenge, Boston University reached its 2020 goal to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent. Through the robust Verified ...

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The Renewable Power of a Simple #Hashtag - Using Social Media to Build Global, Cross-Sector Relationships

  • Boston University (MA)

How do you share your message in 140 characters or less? Engaging a diverse, inclusive and wide-ranging set of stakeholders across the globe on Twitter requires social media strategy and ...

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Monday Keynote: From Fear to Discovery: Harnessing the Power of Your Mindset to Fuel Transformation, Mid-Keynote Workshop

The Minneapolis-based Brave New Workshop has been performing original satirical sketch comedy and improvisation since 1958, longer than any other theatre in the United States. In this laughter-filled, interactive keynote ...

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Greening Your Theater Program with the Broadway Green Alliance

  • Broadway Green Alliance (NY)

Our session will focus on the sustainable design and operation practices that can be incorporated into college arts and theater programs to show that these two subjects can be merged ...

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Bridging the Gap: Building High Performing K-12 Schools That Ready Students for Sustainability in Higher Education

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

Healthy school environments are an important part of maintaining the safety, health and well-being of students in their everyday lives in both K-12 and higher education. Higher education institutions have ...

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Assessing Sustainability Attitudes: A New Multi-Dimensional Measure

  • Central College (IA)

The rise of sustainability curricula in higher education has coincided with increasing calls for academic assessment, and a variety of tools have been developed to measure sustainability literacy and attitudes ...

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Getting in Touch with the Pachamama: An Interdisciplinary course with emphasis on Global Sustainability and Study Abroad

  • Central College (IA)

Pachamama Never Left: Nature and Culture of Peru is a liberal arts course at Central College. The course has a study abroad component with an emphasis on global sustainability. The ...

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Using Technology for Live Intercampus Conversations and Student Engagement Across a Region

  • Central Community College (NE)

Central Community College (CCC) is a college system with multiple campuses and centers in rural Nebraska. As a way to increase student engagement in sustainability, CCC created a monthly (facilitated ...

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Integrating Environmental Sustainability Across the Community College Curriculum: Courses, Co-Curricular Learning and Badges

  • Central Community College (NE)

An environmentally sustainable future requires more than sustainability professionals working in sustainability-focused positions. Needed are employees across businesses and organizations capable of implementing, communicating, applying and maintaining sustainable practices within ...

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Sustainable Learning Initiative at Franklin Falls: Developing Transdisciplinary, Community-Based Living Laboratory Partnerships

  • Colby-Sawyer College (NH)

The Sustainable Learning Initiative at Franklin Falls is a partnership between Colby-Sawyer College and the city of Franklin, NH, which has plans for a comprehensive revitalization of their downtown that ...

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Sustainable Greek Initiative: Enhancing the Campus Community through Sustainability Initiatives within Greek Life

  • College of Charleston (SC)

Greek Life consists of individuals sharing leadership values and campus involvement, making it a great candidate for enacting sustainable practices. The Office of Sustainability created a program encouraging Greek involvement ...

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Greening the Sciences at Colorado College

  • Colorado College (CO)

As members of the Sustainability Council at Colorado College, we learned that science buildings use far more energy for their size than other buildings on a college campus. So we ...

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Establishing Pipelines for Sustainability Students, Two-year to Graduate Level: A Working Session

  • Colorado Mountain College (CO)

In recognition of the importance of integrated approaches to address the pressing challenges of sustainability, sustainability-focused academic programs are growing rapidly among higher education institutions. This growth necessitates increased coordination ...

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The effect of Infiltration basins and raingardens to clean snowmelt: An integrative learning project in sustainability

  • Concordia College (NY)

Infiltration basins and raingardens have growing popularity for their effectiveness as well as being aesthetically pleasing. In 2012, Concordia College in Moorhead, MN put in an infiltration basin in an ...

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Assessing Sustainability Efforts: Examples and Opportunities

  • Concordia College (NY)

Assessment is necessary to determine impact on students, but finding effective instruments to accurately measure change can be difficult. Our college has been actively involved in assessing student perception and ...

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Emory University's WaterHub: Using Water Reclamation to Shrink an Institution's Water Footprint

  • Emory University (GA)

Emory University is proud to house on its campus the first WaterHub in the country, a unique, ecologically based water reclamation system. Over three years in the making, the facility ...

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Mapping A University's Sustainability Network: Visualization for Inspiration, Participation and Impact at Emory

  • Emory University (GA)

Over the last decade, sustainability has gained an impressive foothold in higher education institutions around the world. There are many examples of campus infrastructure improvement projects, faculty sustainability education efforts ...

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The Wicked Problems in Sustainability Initiative: Creating and Supporting a Multi-Institution Course Community

  • Engineers for a Sustainable World (CO)

Creation or replication of multidisciplinary courses with real-world context is limited by technical and economic constraints at many institutions. Efforts that connect multiple institutions to multidisciplinary resources can enable success ...

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Digital & Interactive Short Courses in Technical Sustainability & Design: Pilot Results and Lessons Learned

  • Engineers for a Sustainable World (CO)

In an effort to improve access to education on both skills and multidisciplinary topics within sustainability Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW) has been piloting a series of digital short ...

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Engineering Meetup & Mixer

  • Engineers for a Sustainable World (CO)

In our past attendance at AASHE, we have found that there was no nexus for technical faculty and students to gravitate towards. While we are strong supporters of interdisciplinary collaboration ...

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Growing With Faith: Community Gardening in a Jesuit Context

  • Gonzaga University (WA)

Under the umbrella of our Jesuit university's mission, which encourages a faith that does justice and service, we have engaged in new sustainability initiatives. One of these is the ...

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Sustainability Officers: The Dream, The Sometimes Harsh Reality, The Reasons You Want Us on Your Leadership Team (Video Shoot!)

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

Vanishing budgets, departmental silos, outdated policies, lack of training, lack of access to decision-makers, skewed perceptions of what our jobs entail sustainability officers face serious challenges in the highly dynamic ...

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Using Student Research to Motivate Institutional Change

  • Grinnell College (IA)

We recently took six students on a research trip to Germany to investigate sustainability practices there, with the aim of understanding why Germany is so far ahead of the U ...

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Lessons from Germany to the US 3: Power

  • Grinnell College (IA)

Solar is much more extensively used in Germany than in the U. S., in part because of feed-in tariffs that encourage both homeowners and larger institutions to install solar panels ...

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Progressing Toward Sustainability Literacy: Assessing Curricular and Co-Curricular Learning Outcomes for First-Year Students

  • Hobart and William Smith Colleges (NY)

The Sustainable Living and Learning Community (SLLC) Program is a newly launched pilot program for first-year students, bringing together a group of faculty, staff, and students into a unique partnership ...

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Intentionally Designed Endowments

  • Intentional Endowments Network (MA)

For decades the socially responsible investment community has puzzled over the fact that colleges and universities have not been more intentional in aligning their investment practices with their mission and ...

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Post Occupancy Evaluation: A Classic Detective Game

  • Kirksey Architecture (TX)

Buildings everywhere are underperforming relative to the goals they were designed to meet. Post-occupancy evaluations (POEs) are an effective method to uncover performance problems through assessments of energy use, indoor ...

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Building School-to-Farm Traffic: Small-farm Infrastructure as Sustainable Technology Design

  • Lafayette College (PA)

Farm-to-school projects have flourished in recent years. By aggregating and delivering food from local sources to regional institutions (like schools), they help rebuild the missing middle between producers and consumers ...

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How Connected Buildings Close The Gap Between People and Technology and Enable Opportunities for Energy Efficiency

  • Lucid (CA)

People spend 90% of their lives in buildings, which are responsible for the consumption of two-thirds of the world's electricity. Yet the technologies we use to manage buildings today ...

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Educating Sustainability Ambassadors: Insights from a campus-wide sustainability initiative

  • Macalester College (MN)

Achieving sustainability is one of the grand challenges confronting society. To answer this challenge, in 2014 Macalester embarked on a campus-wide initiative to infuse sustainability throughout the college curriculum and ...

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Formalizing a Sustainability Engagement Strategy at Niagara College of Applied Arts and Technology

  • Niagara College Canada (ON)

The journey of sustainability engagement at Niagara College has come a long way, with origins in an informal outreach strategy that tracked participants through excel, to utilizing a more formally ...

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EcoVillage at North Carolina State University: A Living-Learning Introduction to Sustainability

  • North Carolina State University (NC)

This case study presents the successes and challenges of a sustainability-themed living-learning community (LLC) in its third year of student enrollment, presented by the two University staff members primarily responsible ...

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Defining Polytechnic Sustainability: NAIT Case Study

  • Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (AB)

In 2012 the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) was the first Canadian polytechnic institute to achieve a STARS rating. Through the rating renewal process, NAIT set out to not ...

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Waste Reduction Strategies and Building Community Through Food Donations

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

NAU Campus Dining uses several strategies to reduce food waste; tracking with LeanPath, composting, staff training and cooking techniques. The University received an Award of Recognition from the EPA's ...

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Growing Food Security in Higher Education Institutions

  • Oregon State University (OR)

Food insecurity is the incapacity to access a variety of different and preferred foods due to a lack of resources, according to the Household Food Insecurity Access Scale. The Growing ...

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PepsiCo Recycling: Shaping The Next Generation of Recyclers

  • PepsiCo (IL)

The PepsiCo Recycling program has introduced thousands of new recycling solutions to events, K-12 schools, colleges and universities, gas stations, convenience stores and numerous venues across North America. Since the ...

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Cooperative Education: Promoting Sustainability in Procurement & Education

  • Portland Community College (OR)

This presentation will share highlights from projects which seek to support instructors in the development and implementation of sustainability curriculum thereby increasing student engagement and improving their knowledge, skills and ...

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Campus Accessibility: Physical, Mental and Emotional Accessibility as a Feature of Social Sustainability ('El Mapa')

  • Portland State University (OR)

Sostenibilidad Cultural Gira Mapa One of the surest ways to transform sustainability education is to make it more inclusive and incorporate multiple perspectives. To do this, the dominant sustainability education ...

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Management of an Urban White Oak Savanna: Blending Indigenous Permaculture with City Life

  • Portland State University (OR)

White Oak Savannas are among the most endangered ecological communities in the Pacific Northwest. Historically, annual burnings of these sprawling grasslands inhibited encroaching forests to allow for plentiful hunting, gathering ...

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Bridging the Academic and Operational Divide with WALLE: The Waste Audit Living Lab Experience

  • Portland State University (OR)

Like many universities, Portland State University (PSU) is operationally challenged to collect concrete and robust data about the quantity and types of materials that are going through its waste stream ...

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Pursuing impact: Facilitating and assessing curricular partnerships that advance neighborhood sustainability

  • Portland State University (OR)

Neighborhoods are advancing urban sustainability in powerful ways. In cities like Portland, Oregon, non-profits, businesses, government, and residents are learning that by working together they can effect more sustainable change ...

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Give them hope: How PSU's partnership with the Port of Portland is preparing students to be agents of change in their community

  • Portland State University (OR)

Portland State University's motto, 'Let Knowledge Serve the City' is strongly embodied in the 12 year community partnership between PSU's Community Environmental Services and The Port of Portland ...

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A Zero-Waste Campus is Possible

  • Post-Landfill Action Network (NH)

In this workshop, students are asked to envision what a zero waste campus would look like. We break the room into groups and give them time to draw or map ...

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