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Student Workers Building Sustainable Communities

  • Evergreen State College, The (WA)

The Evergreen State College has a unique student worker program in its residence halls since its founding in 1971. Students work with professional staff to perform the custodial and maintenance ...

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Sowing Seeds: An academic-corporate collaboration to bring ‘real food’ to campus.

  • Gonzaga University (WA)

Sowing Seeds: An academic-corporate collaboration to bring ‘real food’ to campus. Integrating sustainability into the academic curriculum can often present challenges to classroom instructors immersed in a traditional academic setting ...

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Strengthening Rural Community Health through Collaboration

  • Black Hills State University (SD)

Nestled in the northern Black Hills of South Dakota, Spearfish is a small town of about 10,000 and home to Black Hills State University (BHSU). BHSU is spearheading a ...

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Georgia Tech: Leading the Way to Sustainability Through Comprehensive Water Management (2014)

  • Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)

Universities regularly implement advanced strategies to decrease and optimize energy and water usage. In a region riddled with issues, such as drought, legal disputes over water supply, and EPA consent ...

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Georgia Tech’s Stormwater Master Plan - Educational Overlay

  • Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)
  • Sustainable Water, LLC (VA)

In an effort to use the campus as a living learning laboratory, Georgia Tech is now developing an Educational overlay to the Stormwater Master Plan. This overlay intends to supplement ...

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Waste management and recycling at the National University of Mexico

  • Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (DF)

The National Autonomous University of México (UNAM) as part of one of the world’s largest cities faces a number of problems related to the generation, management and the physical ...

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Lessons and Outcomes from a Campus-Wide Plug Load Equipment Inventory

  • Stanford University (CA)

In order to better quantify electricity consumption and prioritize savings opportunities, Stanford has developed and launched a room-by-room physical inventory to collect data on approximately 30 types of electricity-consuming equipment ...

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Stanford’s Building Level Sustainability Program: A Retrospective

  • Stanford University (CA)

Formally launched in 2009, Stanford’s Building-Level Sustainability Program harnesses the actions of individual building occupants to achieve resource savings. Over the past five years the program has matured to ...

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Creating a Green Economy in a Red County in a Blue State

  • McHenry County College (IL)
  • Southwestern Illinois College (IL)

Growing Partnerships The Illinois Green Economy Network (IGEN) is a consortium of Illinois community colleges working to grow the green economy of Illinois. IGEN’s unique statewide cooperative approach leverages ...

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What’s Hope Got to Do With It? A Research Collaborative

  • Appalachian State University (NC)
  • Colorado Mountain College (CO)
  • Prescott College (AZ)

Sustainability educators often hear they must be careful not to share too much distressing information with their students and colleagues because they risk sending them into a passive, shut-down mode ...

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A Tale Of Two Campuses - Cycling At Small Colleges And Universities

  • Dickinson College (PA)
  • League of American Bicyclists (DC)

Efforts to promote campus cycling have historically focused on large universities (greater than 5,000 students). However, the landscape of small campus cycling is distinctly different from that found at ...

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Fostering Sustainable Behavior: Energy and Water Reduction Competitions

  • U.S. Green Building Council (DC)
  • Lucid (CA)

Excited about the idea of running an energy and/or water reduction competition on your campus, but not sure where to start? If so, this interactive workshop is for you ...

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The Campus Farm Movement: A Survey of Campus Agriculture in N. American

  • Ursinus College (PA)

David Orr wrote in 1991, "It might have been different had agriculture evolved instead within the liberal arts colleges.” Orr was lamenting the specialization of agricultural education within land grant ...

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Partnerships for Developing Community Sustainability Indicators

  • Emory University (GA)
  • Florida International University (FL)
  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)
  • Wake Forest University (NC)

Developing Community Sustainability Indicators through Campus-Community Partnerships In the words of social ecologist Peter Drucker, “What gets measured, gets managed.” Whether with the STAR Community Index or AASHE’s STARS ...

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Is Your Institution Ready for the Future of Sustainable Procurement?

  • Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (DC)

Leading organizations in government, industry, academia and the non-profit sector came together in 2013 to launch the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC) in an effort to solve the biggest obstacle ...

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ECOPUMA, the strategy for Sustainable University of UNAM

  • Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (DF)

The National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) is the main cultural project of Mexico and the most important university in Latin-America. Attends 330,382 students and produce 35.2% of ...

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Education for Sustainability at UNAM

  • Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (DF)
  • Environmental Leadership Program (MD)

The National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) contributes to the formation of new generations, providing a vision that allows them to build multidisciplinary solutions for increasingly large and complex problems ...

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Food Systems Northwest: A collaborative traveling summer course

  • University of Puget Sound (WA)
  • Willamette University (OR)

Around the country, scholars are beginning to recognize the centrality of food and agriculture in questions of sustainability, social justice, economic development, and international affairs (Poppendleck, 2000; Hinrichs 2003; Werkerle ...

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Using campus farms to engage students in experiential learning

  • Linfield College (OR)
  • Linn-Benton Community College (OR)
  • Pacific University (OR)
  • Portland State University (OR)
  • Willamette University (OR)

Growing food on college campuses is deeply rooted in many institutions of higher learning. There are many reasons for engaging in food production at these institutions and these reasons change ...

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Innovation & Partnership for Landfill Waste Diversion

  • Emory University (GA)

Creativity, innovation, and partnership are essential for successful campus waste minimization and landfill diversion efforts. A series of collaborative efforts have recently emerged in order to work towards meeting Emory ...

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University Research in Support of Local Sustainable Food Systems

  • Portland State University (OR)

In this poster presentation, faculty researchers from Portland State University will share examples of meaningful partnerships with the local community and demonstrate the reciprocal relationship between research and practice. During ...

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Institutionalizing Sustainability Bringing Academics & Operations

  • Lane Community College (OR)

At Lane Community College, Sustainability is one of six Strategic Directions. Lane has embarked on a process to develop policies and procedures that support and encourage students and staff to ...

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The Art of Hearing: the journey of AASHE’s Listening Project

  • Ball State University (IN)
  • Princeton University (NJ)

The Listening Project, launched in 2013, was the first collaborative organizational and member-driven effort of its kind for AASHE and has since been the subject of keen interest by other ...

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Food Composting in the Real World

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

Since 2007, incremental successes have taken our campus food composting weights from 0 to 419 tons, increasing every year! The Pittsburgh region food composting initiative started with stakeholder food audits ...

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Sustaining Self: Prioritizing Personal Well-Being

  • U.S. Green Building Council (DC)

Sustainability professionals need to do a better job of taking care of themselves. Far too many in our field routinely push themselves to an emotional and physical limit, due largely ...

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Beyond Eco-Reps: Deepening Engagement through an Effective Residential Life Partnership

  • University at Albany (NY)

UAlbany’s Office of Environmental Sustainability has partnered with Residential Life to provide a communication and training channel to students as well as robust peer-to-peer education program in resident housing ...

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Co-Creating Education for the Future: Constructing Highly Effective Programs in Sustainability Studies

  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro (NC)
  • Littleglobe (NM)

Institutions of higher education are transforming their curriculum to better equip students for the complex challenges of the 21st Century and beyond. In this concurrent session workshop, faculty, students, and ...

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Studying Sustainability Studies: A Comparative Analysis of 42 U.S. Degree Programs

  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)

What does a degree in Sustainability Studies look like? Institutions of higher education are in the process of transforming their academic offerings to better equip students for the complex challenges ...

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Sustainable Buildings and Infrastructure: The Campus as a Living Lab

  • California State University, East Bay (CA)

In 2012-13, the Provost of the California State University, East Bay (CSUEB) funded an innovative program to engage campus faculty, staff, and students in Programmatic Excellence and Innovation in Learning ...

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Learning for Sustainability Scotland

  • Environmental Association for Universities & Colleges (EAUC) (Gloucestershire)

There is an undeniable need for a world that is sustainable: where people and communities value and are engaged with the natural environment; societies are inclusive and equitable; and a ...

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Energy Hog in the House: Bringing Energy Efficiency to Life

  • Alliance to Save Energy (CA)

The Energy Hog program is an entertaining and extremely effective outreach tool for college students to engage interested audiences from their community on topics related to energy. For many people ...

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Sustainability Committee Structures

  • University of North Carolina, Charlotte (NC)

Committees are a common organizational tool for sustainability on campuses and in our communities and businesses. Leaders and sustainability staff have needs that can be met by committees, including expertise ...

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Bioregional Urbanism on Campus: Building Regional Leadership Models

  • EcoMotion (CA)
  • Earthos Institute (MA)

Bioregional Urbanism is a practice methodology that helps cities and regions become more resilient and self-sustaining in ways that measurably contribute to global sustainability. Campus communities are influential centers for ...

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Curricular Engagement in Building Sustainable Communities

  • Dickinson College (PA)

Dickinson College is leading the way in integrating sustainability across the curriculum. As an innovative liberal arts college, over 90% of our graduating students are taking sustainability-focused and related courses ...

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Liberal Arts Institutions Networking Meeting (2014)

  • Dickinson College (PA)
  • Sewanee - The University of the South (TN)
  • Linfield College (OR)
  • Lewis & Clark College (OR)
  • Willamette University (OR)

A lunch meeting for representatives of liberal arts colleges and universities. A similar lunchtime networking event was hosted by others in Nashville with approximately 100 attendees.

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A trans-disciplinary strategy to energy efficiency at a university

  • University of Johannesburg (Gauteng)

In recent years, the costs of electricity in South Africa have increased significantly (cumulative 230% increase between 2008 and 2014), thus many institutions of higher education are seeking ways to ...

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Health Promotion: a vehicle for partnerships

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

Public Health and Health Promotion on campus is uniquely positioned to partner and provide leadership on sustainability goals for higher education. Through a public health lens, we can offer support ...

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How to Justify the Cost of a Compost Facility for your Campus and/or Community

  • Xavier University (OH)

Appalachian State University began an in-house composting program on campus in 1999, and built a state-of-the-art positive forced aeration facility to expand composting opportunities, which opened in October 2011. This ...

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Local APPetite: Partnering with Rural Farms to Grow Our Economy

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

During the fall of 2013, Appalachian State University Food Services launched Local Appetite, a partnership that brought together farmers, community organizations and the university to grow our economy. Being self-operated ...

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Navigating the Renewable Road at Appalachian State University

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

With seventeen standalone systems built on campus over the past seven years, Appalachian State University has the most diverse portfolio of renewable energy systems in the University of North Carolina ...

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Modernizing your Microscopes: Light Source Retrofits

  • Alliance to Save Energy (CA)

Research laboratories are a universal fixture on higher education campuses, and as a result of outdated technology, present a prime opportunity for energy efficiency upgrades. Many of these labs rely ...

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Minding the Gap: Connecting Academic and Operational Sustainability

  • Appalachian State University (NC)
  • North Carolina State University (NC)
  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro (NC)

This workshop considers three different models currently in practice to bridge operational and academic sustainability in the University of North Carolina (UNC) system. An interactive beginning will lay the groundwork ...

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Advancing Student-Led Community-Based Health Equity Research: CPHE

  • Portland State University (OR)

Since 2009, the Community Partnership for Health and Equity (CPHE), an interdisciplinary group of students, faculty, and community leaders, has focused on promoting social sustainability in the Portland, OR metropolitan ...

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Redefining the Norms of Waste Management Through Behavioral Changes

  • University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)

The UC-wide goal of Zero Waste by 2020 continues to encourage campuses to increase their waste diversion practices. At UCSB, we believe that we need to gain a better understanding ...

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Integrating Sustainability- the Land Grant University Lesson

  • College of Charleston (SC)

Programs in sustainable agriculture do more than teach how to farm sustainably. They actually expand and deepen the understanding of many dimensions of sustainability. When a sustainable agriculture curriculum is ...

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Evolution of Zero Waste in a Retail Food Court

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)
  • Aramark (PA)

The objective of UC Irvine’s Zero Waste Food Court Pilot Program is to expand practices from campus residential dining locations to Phoenix Food Court as a model for additional ...

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Blending Sociology and Environmental Science at a Community College

  • Highline Community College (WA)

We developed and co-taught a coordinated study class combining Sociology 101 and Environmental Science 101 at Highline Community College. In this class, we explored the foundations and intricacies of the ...

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Campus Models for Sustainability from Audubon International

  • University of Florida (FL)
  • Audubon International (NY)

During this presentation, AI staff will describe how two of its programs, the Signature Program and the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program, have promoted sustainable practices at educational institutions. The presentation ...

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Permaculture pedagogy: Critically engaging students through place

  • Portland State University (OR)

The Learning Gardens Laboratory (LGL) is a 4-acre garden-education site in southeast Portland that facilitates hands-on and place-based education in sustainable gardening, healthy nutrition, and permaculture design for k-12, college ...

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Say Goodbye to Green: How to Mainstream Sustainability Messaging

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

Over the 50 years since the publication of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, sustainability has been linked primarily with environmentalism—and guilt. The earth has been hurt, and we are ...

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