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Hair dryers, gaming systems, and fans: Engaging an online Social Psychology Class in an Energy Competition for Residence Halls

  • University of Minnesota, Duluth (MN)

This presentation describes the development, implementation, and outcomes of an online Social Psychology class project designed to reduce energy consumption among students living in a campus residence hall. The co-curricular ...

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Project-based courses provide practical educational experience for students and advance sustainability within local community

  • University of Minnesota, Duluth (MN)

Collaboration between the University of Minnesota, Duluth (UMD), a local non-profit that promotes sustainable energy and six area businesss has resulted in a series of class projects implemented into two ...

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Developing Sustainability Leaders - Skills and Experiences from a Leadership Development Program for Graduate Students

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

In this workshop participants will both experience and learn about a cutting-edge leadership development program for graduate students. The Boreas Leadership Program, at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities's ...

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Engaging Beyond the Sustainability Circle

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

Our universities have the potential to create diverse ways of producing sustainable change both on and off campus. This student summit presentation would be a collaborative brainstorm cafe of ways ...

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MinuteEarth: Sustainability Science Education through Online Videos

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

We propose to discuss the diversity of approaches to sustainability science education. As one example, we will share some of our MinuteEarth videos (https://www.youtube.com/minuteearth) with the ...

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Toy Totem

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

Toy Totem is constructed small plastic toys of the McDonald's Happy Meal variety. The toys are cheap and cute or fun. However, their use is limited and often discarded ...

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University of Missouri Energy Strategies Student Advisory Group: What's Our Potential?

  • University of Missouri (MO)

Students and staff at the University of Missouri (MU) created the Energy Strategies Student Advisory Group (ESSAG) in 2012 to explore coal-free technologies for our on-site energy management facility. Through ...

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Earthstock: Four Weeks to Learn and Grow

  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln (NE)

Earthstock is a campus-wide celebration of Earth Day throughout the month of April inspired by the iconic Woodstock music festival. Spearheaded by the student government's Environmental Sustainability Committee (ESC ...

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A Conversation About Meaningful Metrics and Developing Credibility Within the University

  • University of San Diego (CA)

The intention of this session is to have a discussion about how to develop metrics for sustainability that a variety of campus constituents will understand and value within your institution ...

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A New Way to Turn Trash Into Cash - The University of San Diego Electronics Recycling Center

  • University of San Diego (CA)

Winner of the 2014 Best Case Study from a Four-Year or Graduate Institution with 10,000 or Fewer Full-Time Students, the University of San Diego Electronics Recycling Center (USD ERC ...

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An Innovative Approach to Training the Next Generation of Interdisciplinary Professionals in Environment and Sustainability

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)

Field Skills in Environment and Sustainability is a mandatory course in the Master of Sustainable Environmental Management program at the University of Saskatchewan. The main goals for this interdisciplinary field ...

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Sustainability meets employability: developing career readiness skills in our students

  • University of South Carolina (SC)

At the University of South Carolina we've developed a high impact coaching program for students to develop skills employers seek, while working on projects to further the impact of ...

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Seed Diversity and Locality: Using seed libraries to explore the importance of regional crop diversity in the past and future

  • University of South Dakota (SD)

Since the Green Revolution, modern agriculture has shifted from a local to a more global industry. In order to provide food for the growing population, monocultures, or large swaths of ...

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Using Social Media to Promote Sustainable Efforts

  • University of South Dakota (SD)

Because of the general lack of awareness, implementing a Sustainability Program or new sustainability courses is a daunting task. I have been working with Dr. Meghann Jarchow and USD's ...

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Stewardship Science: Connecting undergraduate-led sustainability research with community service

  • University of St. Thomas (MN)

Growing environmental challenges make sustainability science training a pressing educational goal. Given the complexity and interdisciplinary nature of environmental problems, strategies are needed to recruit students with diverse skills to ...

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A Systems Approach to Supporting Curricular Innovations

  • University of St. Thomas (MN)

UST faculty, through grass-roots efforts, have transformed piecemeal efforts to integrate sustainability into their courses into a system that encourages the integration of sustainability throughout the curriculum. Our system consists ...

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Implementing a Sustainable Food Recycling/Repurposing Program on a Large Campus in the Southeast (SEC)

  • University of Tennessee at Knoxville (TN)

At most universities food service operations abide by rules relating to shelf life. At the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK), the Food Recovery Network, and the Dining Service Company, Aramark ...

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Earth Week 2015 at the University of Virginia: A Story of Collaboration and Sustaina-fication

  • University of Virginia (VA)

Earth Week is a week-long celebration of the progress and passion for sustainability, the environment, and our community. It is an educational, fun, and upbeat way to bring environmental consciousness ...

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Revitalizing Student Outreach

  • University of Virginia (VA)

Student outreach bridges the gap between sustainability administration and the larger student body, but sometimes communication between the two sides is ineffective or unclear. At the University of Virginia, the ...

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Transforming the University through Strategic Sustainability Initiatives

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

Change and transformation at an institutional level cannot happen overnight and requires active management. Universities are increasingly responding to pressures for efficiency, increasing enrollment, recruiting the best faculty and students ...

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GIS Field Collection to Support a Tree Inventory for Campus Sustainability

  • University of West Georgia (GA)

To promote sustainability on the University of West Georgia campus a GIS-based field collection application was developed. It is being utilized to collect and maintain characteristics of trees on campus ...

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Advancing Mutual FM/Academic Goals through Strategic Partnerships

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

Universities have long been places for intense dialogue about sustainability issues. However, the emerging paradigm is that dialogue alone is insufficient for addressing the challenges of environmental, economic, and social ...

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Innovations in building renewable biomass energy infrastructure for effective operational and academic performance

  • University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (WI)

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh has been increasingly expanding its renewable energy infrastructure on campus during the past decade. The university's renewable energy portfolio now includes geothermal, solar thermal ...

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The Secret Garden: Cultivating Sustainability Curriculum in Confined Spaces

  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls (WI)

In teacher education, curriculum has become prescriptive and confining due to a political shift, which has affected how schools of education prepare teacher candidates. There is now a focus on ...

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Measuring Attitudes of and Engagement with Sustainability on a Conservative Campus

  • Utah State University (UT)

Having worked within sustainability offices at Utah State University (USU), we have learned the necessity of a knowledge-based approach to encouraging a new environmental ethic. We plan to bring such ...

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Virginia Commonwealth University High-Output Learning Garden: Coordinating Resources and Partnerships to Relieve Food Insecurity

  • Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)

Food deserts are areas with limited access to healthy food options and are a major contributor to health issues and inequality in the United States. The Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU ...

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Multiplying Impact: Shifting Culture and Driving Outcomes through Network Management

  • Washington University in St. Louis (MO)

Human capital is our greatest asset and an integral part of the change process, with individuals ready to serve as catalysts in departments, offices, labs, and peer groups throughout any ...

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Lights Out!

  • Wells College (NY)

I was part of a small group of students assigned the topic of 'Energy Usage' as a project in our Psychology of Environmental Sustainability Class. We wanted to measure the ...

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A Survey of Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices on Sustainability Topics among College Students

  • West Chester University of Pennsylvania (PA)

Over the last decade, colleges and universities have increased their focus on sustainability education to improve students' understanding of and engagement with sustainability issues. Establishing a baseline of students' knowledge ...

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STARS Town Hall (2015)

  • AASHE (PA)

This interactive session will feature a small panel of STARS Steering Committee members, Technical Advisors, and AASHE staff who will facilitate a high-level discussion about potential improvements to the STARS ...

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ENOS, is an energy Operating System, that integrates Big Data, Open Source Software and Hardware and the Internet of Things.

  • Amzur Technologies (FL)

Historically utility billing, campus infrastructure, Building Management Systems and Sustainability Reporting have consisted of siloed data and information systems and distinct stakeholders that rarely share a common understanding of organizational ...

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Transforming Consciousness: A Follow Up to Ilarion Merculieff's Plenary

  • Antioch University, Seattle (WA)

Ilarion Merculieff embodies Indigenous wisdom that we believe will deeply affect most, if not all, of his audience. After a short introduction, we will split up into the three groups ...

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NEXUS: Demonstration site for biomass greenhouse-heating systems to extend growing seasons for resource-limited farmers.

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

Appalachian farmers struggle to maintain profitability with limited acreage, low profit margins, small markets and short growing seasons. To extend growing seasons, farmers dedicate some of their acreage to greenhouse ...

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Transforming Campus Sustainability & Education: The Student-Led Appalachian State University Renewable Energy Initiative

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

The student initiated, funded, & led Renewable Energy Initiative transformed higher education at Appalachian State University. The ASUREI strives to reduce the environmental impact of ASU through the implementation of ...

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The Greening of an Appalachian College of Business

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

The Greening of an Appalachian College of Business Training future business people on the tools and skills needed to run sustainable businesses is a key challenge for our society, but ...

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Developing a Campus Sustainability Literacy Survey as a Metric for a Sustainability Themed Strategic Plan

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

This talk will describe of creation a sustainability metric for one of the only college and university campuses in the country that uses sustainability as the primary guiding principal for ...

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Integrating Biophillic Design in the Classroom: Connecting Students with Nature

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

This presentation will describe the process of transforming typical university classrooms into biophilia inspired living laboratories. Biophilic Design is an innovative way of designing the places where we live, work ...

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The Proactive Sustainability Council

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

How do you engage faculty, staff, and students in a Sustainability Council? What initiatives take place in a successful Council? How do you keep the momentum? These questions and more ...

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Preaching to the Choir: Why Faith Based Institutions Must Use Their Unique Positioning to Change the Game

  • Baylor University (TX)

Faith based institutions are uniquely positioned to reach an audience of people that secular institutions are not as well equipped to address. Failing to integrate a faith based institution's ...

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New Documentary Film 'The Power of One Voice- A 50 Year Perspective on the Life of Rachel Carson' (52 min) + Q/A

  • Blue Lens, LLC (PA)

Rachel Carson remains a heroic role model for living in harmony with nature. This new documentary film offers perspectives on the impact of her message and her life from her ...

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Preparing for Climate Change

  • Boston University (MA)

While sustainability officers have appropriately been focused on reducing their campus' impacts on climate change, few have had the opportunity to begin preparing their campuses for the impacts of climate ...

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Guide on the Side' instead of a 'Sage on the Stage': Facilitating Innovative Student-Led Sustainability Discussions

  • Bowling Green State University (OH)

In this Round Table presentation I will highlight an approach that I utilize to facilitate discussions associated with assigned sustainability-related reading material in university-level sustainability courses. The approaches that I ...

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Weaving Sustainability into Curriculum at California State University, Northridge

  • California State University, Northridge (CA)

Colleges and universities across the globe are increasingly focusing their efforts on campus sustainability and related curricula. California State University, Northridge has made steps in recent years to improve the ...

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Balanced Rock Sculptures

  • Canukshuk Artworks (MN)

On site designed balanced stone/rock sculpture - constructed on site to fit the space uniquely for design and creative perspective. Material would be inclusive of native Minnesotan components - rocks/stones ...

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Estimating carbon sequestration potential of college campus soils: An example from Carleton College

  • Carleton College (MN)

We developed a method to determine how much carbon could be sequestered by soils on a college campus. In Fall 2014, the Geology of Soils class at Carleton College wrote ...

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Heating Up Sustainable Design on a Small College Campus: Designing an Educational and Functional Net-Zero Warming Hut

  • Carleton College (MN)

In the winter term of 2014, Carleton College developed a class entitled 'Systems Approaches to Sustainability' to merge a variety of perspectives in sustainability and teach interdisciplinary, systems thinking when ...

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Closing Keynote - Shalini Gupta

  • Center for Earth, Energy and Democracy (MN)

Shalini Gupta has worked at numerous local, regional and national organizations on state/regional regulatory and legislative policy analysis and advocacy related to renewable energy and climate change issues. Her ...

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Open Education Model of Environmental Sustainability Course Creation

  • Central Community College (NE)

The traditional textbook publishing model is not sustainable. The average yearly textbook expense of $1200 can impact student retention. Studies show that students saving on text expense sign up for ...

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Public/Private Partnerships Utilizing Service and Experiential Learning to Facilitate Student Engagement

  • Clark Atlanta University (GA)

There are a number of local municipalities in the Metropolitan Atlanta area that are in need of developmental plans to transition their communities into sustainable, self-sufficient enterprises. The most obvious ...

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Developing a Model for a Residential Curbside Organics Collection System in Charleston, SC using the Business Model Canvas

  • College of Charleston (SC)

The Business Model Canvas (BMC) is a brainstorming and innovation tool used by businesses to map and design many different business models and ideas. While initially developed as a tool ...

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