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What should a Specialty Certification for Higher Educational Sustainability Practitioners look like?

  • Oakland Community College (MI)
  • International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) (OR)

This highly interactive session is focused on collecting input from participants on a specialty certification for a sustainability practitioner in higher education. The session will begin with an overview of ...

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A Better Business Building' - Penn State and Leonardo Academy Connect Students, Faculty, and Facilities through LEED for Existing Buildings and LEED Campus

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)
  • Leonardo Academy (WI)

Learn how students, faculty, and facility management staff worked together to transform the sustainability of the Smeal Business Building at Penn State through LEED-EBOM. The project served as a model ...

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The competition landscape: 5 years of data from Campus Conservation Nationals

  • Alliance to Save Energy (CA)
  • Lucid (CA)

Campus Conservation Nationals (CCN) is the nation's largest electricity and water reduction competition for college campuses. It aims to engage, educate, motivate and empower students and staff to reduce ...

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Hastily Formed and Sufficiently Executed Support for a Thesis That Changed Student Energy Use

  • Middlebury College (VT)
  • Lucid (CA)

Using the campus as a learning laboratory is a great concept. Doing it well often means busy people from different quarters of the campus community coming together to plan and ...

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Undergraduates in a Sustainability Semester: Agency and Structural Change for Sustainability

  • Goshen College (IN)
  • Michigan State University (MI)

Many Sustainability Education (SE) researchers are interested in understanding how our students envision the mechanisms of social change, and how to help them develop capacity to make the change they ...

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Making Green Cleaning Stick: The Journey to Green Seal Standards

  • Muskegon Community College (MI)
  • Western Michigan University (MI)

LEED V4 now recognizes custodial programs certified under one of the following: Green Seal's Environmental Standard for Commercial Cleaning Services (GS-42); or International Sanitary Supply Association (ISSA) Cleaning Industry ...

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Why students should shower with their phones: The call for shorter showers

  • University of Rhode Island (RI)
  • NORESCO (NC)

Do students know how long they are in the shower? Are students able to mentally time their shower? How can we encourage students to decrease their time in the shower ...

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360 Degrees of Recognition: How and Why It Matters

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)
  • University of Arizona (AZ)

Recognition is about noticing and honoring. It may encourage and support an action' (Hansen, Smith, & Hansen, 2002). Recognition can be a powerful and transformative tool for sustainability education by ...

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The Real Food Challenge: Empowering Students, Creating Just, Local Food Systems

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
  • Real Food Challenge (MA)

Campus food service is a $18 billion dollar industry that spends $5 billion on food annually. This food is largely sourced from unsustainable sources due to the complex supplies chains ...

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Co-creating sustainable futures: American and Middle Eastern visual design students explore behavior change

  • Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)
  • Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)

Global sustainability requires global collaboration. Understanding how local and distant communities deal with various issues and complexities of sustainability and cooperating internationally to share effective ideas are paramount to our ...

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Rice University Integrated Climate and Energy Master Plan (RICEMaP)

  • Rice University (TX)
  • Sebesta (MN)

Beginning in 2012, Rice University - a signatory of the American College and University President's Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) - partnered with Sebesta to develop the Rice Integrated Climate and Energy Master ...

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Developing a Network for Campus Carbon Offset Projects

  • Clarkson University (NY)
  • Second Nature (MA)

This networking meeting will focus on the development of carbon offset projects for colleges and universities. Offsetting carbon associated with campus-financed airfare was the tangible action least committed to within ...

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The Healthy Green Campus: Using Evidence Based Approaches to Integrate Health and Well-being into Campus Sustainability

  • Harvard University (MA)
  • Silent Spring Institute (MA)

The latest research in sustainable development is focused on human health and well-being as a driving force of holistic sustainability efforts, and Harvard University sees this as a critical topic ...

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Art of Conversation: Overcome Obstacles by Making Connections

  • Smith College (MA)
  • GreenerU (MA)

As a sustainability professional good relationships are essential. You are responsible for making sure your institution sets and meets ambitious goals; however, you will not be the person who does ...

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Achieving and Promoting a Lower Carbon Footprint on Campus - Energy Efficiency and Solar Arrays

  • Spelman College (GA)
  • Sterling Planet, Inc. (GA)

Visible marketing is the path to community engagement and public outreach initiatives to grow development of sustainable changes on campus and within our communities. Whether completing energy efficiency project or ...

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Developing a Strategic Sustainability Plan based on the Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System (STARS) framework

  • Thompson Rivers University (BC)
  • Stantec Consulting, Ltd. (WA)

Through an extensive consultation process in 2014, Thompson Rivers University (TRU) identified 'advancing Sustainability' as 1 of 5 strategic priorities. TRU developed a Strategic Sustainability Plan (SSP) using AASHE's ...

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STARS 101: The Basics of Conducting a Campus Sustainability Assessment

  • State University of New York at New Paltz (NY)
  • AASHE (PA)

AASHE's Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance. With more than 700 registered institutions on ...

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Georgia Tech: Leading the Way to Sustainability Through Comprehensive Water Management (2015)

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

Georgia Tech has taken strides to understand and improve its water footprint. From its Stormwater Master Plan to wastewater reclamation/reuse, Georgia Tech is implementing a water management system to ...

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Fostering Behavior Change: hosted by the organizers of RecycleMania and Campus Conservation Nationals

  • U.S. Green Building Council (DC)
  • Keep America Beautiful (CT)

The coordinators of RecycleMania and Campus Conservation Nationals (CCN), two of the largest behavior change competitions in higher education, are inviting campus stakeholders to a networking session designed to share ...

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The Global Campus: Linking Student Educational Experiences to Global Realities

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)
  • SERES (Sacatepequez)

Presentation highlights the collaboration between the University of California, Irvine and SERES, a Central American NGO working on youth sustainability leadership. Their joint effort - manifested through the Global Sustainability Resource ...

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From Atrophy to Agility: Disruptive Organizational Design To Accelerate Change

  • Harvard University (MA)
  • University of Hawaii System Office (HI)

This program introduces sustainability practitioners to a new conceptual framework designed to enable organizations to undertake deep transformation by positioning sustainability as the problem that can solve their organization's ...

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Texas Regional Alliance for Campus Sustainability (TRACS) Networking Session

  • Rice University (TX)
  • University of Houston (TX)

This is a networking meeting for Texans and other parties interested in the Texas Regional Alliance for Campus Sustainability to connect and discuss campus sustainability topics unique to the Lone ...

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The Real Food Calculator: Real Metrics, Transparency, & Accountability for Tracking Sustainable Food Procurement

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)
  • Real Food Challenge (MA)

What is just or sustainable food? How do we thoroughly and appropriately assess it in our cafeterias? Dig into the complexities of labels, certifications, and standards for 'real food' as ...

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Teaching Sustainability In Place: A Workshop and Field Experience at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities's Cedar Creek Ecosystem Reserve

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
  • Will Steger Foundation (MN)

Since an understanding of ecology underlies any notion of sustainability, teaching about sustainability means teaching fundamental ecology. Sustainability envisions a system in which humanity and nature are inextricably and forever ...

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Food Tracking: Identifying Problems and Solutions to Reach the Most Accurate Report for Your Campus

  • University of North Carolina, Asheville (NC)
  • Chartwells Higher Education (NY)

This session will assist university students and staff working on tracking sustainability progress in dining. Many universities currently use multiple tracking tools and processes to synthesize data for STARS, and ...

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Sustainability Professionals in Student Affairs Networking Session

  • The Ohio State University (OH)
  • University of Oregon (OR)

This networking session is designed to give sustainability professionals that work in student affairs departments an opportunity to interact in a structured environment. The session will begin with introductions and ...

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College & University Recycling Coalition Zero Waste Workshop

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
  • University of Oregon (OR)

Recycling, zero waste, sustainability coordinators and campus student leaders are welcome to attend the Fall regional workshop presented by the College & University Coalition in partnership with the University of ...

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A new classroom environment: Extending sustainability education into living & learning residential communities

  • University of Rhode Island (RI)
  • NORESCO (NC)

Over the past 8 years, the University of Rhode Island (URI) has been working with the Energy Service Company, NORESCO, to increase energy efficiency for campus buildings. Multiple phases of ...

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Embedding undergraduate-led ecology experiments into temporary public art to transition vacant urban spaces

  • University of St. Thomas (MN)
  • Public Art Saint Paul (MN)

Over 50% of the global population currently lives in urban areas, and 3.2 billion more urban residents are predicted by 2050. Urbanized areas already produce most human-associated carbon emissions ...

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Campus Agriculture Networking Meeting: Identifying the Future of Campus Grown Food

  • University of Michigan (MI)
  • Ursinus College (PA)

Campus agriculture initiatives are rapidly becoming a ubiquitous part of campus life around the country. In the last fifteen years agricultural education, in the form of campus gardens and farms ...

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OZZI & Reusable To-Go Containers: Reducing Waste & Saving Money

  • Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)
  • Virginia Tech (VA)

This interactive and engaging session will highlight a new system of collecting reusable to- go containers via a machine called, OZZI. Panelists from diverse higher education institutions, student populations and ...

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Sustainability, the Musical: A Case-based Exchange of Ideas for Integrating the Arts, Popular Culture, and Creative Expression into Environmental Pedagogy, Research, and Service on Campus.

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

The goal of this session is for all participants to exchange ideas about integrating the arts into campus sustainability initiatives. In other words, it is a GIFTS session (Great Ideas ...

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Zanmi Kafe: Using on-farm research to facilitate the adoption and management of more sustainable coffee-based agroecosystems in Haiti's Central Plateau

  • Sewanee - The University of the South (TN)

Zanmi Kafe is a collaboration between Sewanee: The University of the South, and Zanmi Agrikol, a Haitian non-profit agricultural organization that aims to promote the adoption of more sustainable agroecosystems ...

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A Paradigm Shift in College and University Master Planning

  • AKF Group (NY)

Massachusetts Maritime Academy (MMA) recently completed a Campus Master Plan (2014) which shows a modest growth in expanded space for academic, housing and support services. The real focus of the ...

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Moving Beyond the Generic at Community Colleges: 100 and 200-Level Sustainability Education Courses, e-Badges and Co-Curricular Learning

  • 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 environmentally sustainable practices ...

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The Sustainability Seminar: A model for sustainability curriculum connected to the local community

  • Macalester College (MN)

In 2014, Macalester College began a new initiative called Educating Sustainability Ambassadors (ESA) with the purpose of infusing sustainability across all the units of campus. The flagship program of ESA ...

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Assessing the Feasibility of a Microgrid to Reinforce Campus Climate Resiliency

  • Middlebury College (VT)

Catastrophic weather events like Katrina, Irene, Sandy and others have raised concern about being prepared for the uncertainties of climate change. Students participating in the summer Middlebury School of the ...

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EcoLeaders Community Supports Student Sustainability Projects & Helps Build Career Skills to be Competitive in the Workforce

  • National Wildlife Federation (VA)

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

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Self care for sustainability leaders: Insightful perspectives and innovative practices

  • Portland State University (OR)

A shift toward a more connected, collaborative, and relational way of leading for sustainability requires leaders who can sustain themselves in the midst of challenging work. Self care involves slowing ...

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Overcoming Barriers to Sustainability Education for International and Culturally Diverse Students

  • Portland State University (OR)

A sure way to transform sustainability education is to make it more inclusive and incorporate multiple perspectives. To do this, the dominant sustainability education culture must engage in a paradigm ...

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Second Nature Climate Leadership Commitments Session

  • Second Nature (MA)

An overview session for Implementation Liaisons (ILs) and representatives from Climate Leadership Commitment signatories (formerly know as the the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) and schools interested ...

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Zanmi Kafe: Using payments for carbon sequestration to promote climate action on Sewanee's campus, and more sustainable agroecosystems on Haiti's Central Plateau

  • Sewanee - The University of the South (TN)

Zanmi Kafe is a collaboration between Sewanee: The University of the South, and Zanmi Agrikol, a Haitian non-profit agricultural organization that promotes the adoption of more sustainable agroecosystems in the ...

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Successful Campus Move Out Drives

  • Southwestern College (OH)

The Southwestern Green Team has held numerous successful move-out collection drives over the years. We hold one at the end of every semester, collecting clothes, food, appliances, furniture, etc. We ...

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Community Electronic Recycling Drives

  • Southwestern College (OH)

The Southwestern College Green Team has partnered with the City of Winfield and a local church to host three very successful electronic recycling drives in the Winfield community. We have ...

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Sustainable Systems: Coming in at the ground floor

  • The New School (NY)

Our case study presents the development of a required course for all first year students, a cohort of approximately 900 students. Students learn about the challenges and opportunities presented by ...

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Growing Up Green

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

Three interns from the University of Arizona's Students for Sustainability (SfS) program will present the necessity for linking environmental education programs from universities to K-12 classrooms. The SfS program ...

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Cooperative Curriculum for a Resilient Future: How to Integrate Education on Cooperatives in U.S Undergraduate Programs.

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

The co-operative business model and co-operative economics are not taught as subjects in most U.S. undergraduate programs. To address this systemic lack of awareness, our workshop will explore how ...

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The Sustainable Agriculture Project at Univ of MN Duluth: A Site-Based Land Lab for Sustainability

  • University of Minnesota, Duluth (MN)

This proposal presents multiple perspectives on the creation and use of the Sustainable Agriculture Project (SAP). Founded in 2009, the SAP Farm is a site based laboratory for sustainability with ...

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Building Self-Care, Resiliency and Emotional Intelligence Into Your Sustainability Career and Advocacy

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

Sustainability issues have reached a critical peak of importance. We need all hands on deck to address the urgent goals of environmental justice by utilizing the best political and personal ...

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A Sip of Science

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

Participants will pick-up bus/rail passes at the registration desk upon checking-in for the convention. Names will be checked off tour registrant list before departing MCC. A Sip of Science ...

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