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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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Striking a Balance Between Growth and Engagement: A Case Study of the Student Internship Program at the College of Charleston

  • College of Charleston (SC)

As sustainability continues to be one of the fastest growing fields in the country, institutions across the US are working to develop internship programs to meet the needs of both ...

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Oskēh-Mamāceqtāwak Kēketōwak: Youth Speak

  • College of Menominee Nation (WI)

High school students who are participating in College of Menominee Nation's Sustainability Leadership Cohort Program (SLC) will present two videos. The first video, Nama'o The Ancient Story Teller ...

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Sense of Place Programming for Incoming Students

  • Colorado College (CO)

Incoming students at Colorado College arrive a week before regular classes start in order to participate in three days of New Student Orientation (NSO) and four days of field-based service ...

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George Washington Carver, A Role Model for Sustainability

  • Colorado Mountain College (CO)

Through a brief presentation and a clip from a recent documentary, learn about George Washington Carver, arguably one of the premier forefathers of the sustainability movement in the United States ...

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Quality & Spirituality in the New Economy

  • Colorado Mountain College (CO)

The common definition of Economics is, 'The study of the allocation of limited resources given our unlimited wants.' If we don't address unlimited wants all other efforts are in ...

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Cross-Cultural Collaboration and Life Long Learning inspired by a Sustainable Building Course in Costa Rica

  • Colorado State University (CO)

This case study introduces a study-abroad program in Costa Rica, which focuses on Sustainable Building Practices. During the past two years, Colorado State University (CSU) and EARTH University formed a ...

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Making Carbon Neutrality a Reality at Cornell

  • Cornell University (NY)

Cornell's 2035 neutrality goal is motivated by the belief that we have a responsibility to generate global solutions while addressing our own emissions by developing and demonstrating scalable solutions ...

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Integrating Sustainability Across Disciplines: A Step-wise process for instructional design

  • Creative Change Educational Solutions (MI)

College courses often are based on disciplinary knowledge, but teaching sustainability requires an interdisciplinary perspective. How can professors integrate key sustainability concepts without radically changing course requirements or abandoning disciplinary ...

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Using Whole Systems Design to Teach Sustainability Leadership

  • Creighton University (NE)

For the last three years, I have successfully taught a course that I designed entitled 'Sustainability Leadership: An Interdisciplinary Approach' to doctoral students in a leadership program. This presentation will ...

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EcoVate: Design Thinking for Sustainability Challenges

  • Dartmouth College (NH)

According to Forbes '...design thinking is a proven and repeatable problem-solving protocol that any business or profession can employ to achieve extraordinary results.' Design thinking is used in the field ...

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Beyond the Dining Hall: furthering sustainability initiatives in dining services by involving student groups and classes

  • Denison University (OH)

There are wonderful things happening with sustainability in the world of food and campus dining, but too often these initiatives stay within operations, never leaving the dining halls or involving ...

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Local Purchasing 101: we'll debunk the price myth, talk through other obstacles to local purchasing and how to overcome them

  • Denison University (OH)

With every college trying to buy more and more local food these days, many are struggling with how to do this but still meet their budget. I'll explain how ...

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Energy Strategies for Climate Adaptation

  • Ever-Green Energy (MN)

Communities have a growing demand for environmental solutions and partnerships with campuses can help all stakeholders realize sustainability goals that are more cost-competitive, reliable, and resilient. Essentially, merging assets and ...

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HBCU Meet up

  • Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FL)

The HBCU meet up is a networking session for sustainability professionals working at historically black colleges and universities as well as others interested in collaborating with HBCUs to advance sustainability ...

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The GW Eco-Equity Challenge: student innovators and community partners address environmental and climate justice

  • George Washington University (DC)

Universities as anchor institutions have an important role to play in their communities. Students often bring their innovative ideas to solve social problems to university leaders for support. This case ...

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Data Visualization and Benchmarking Tools for Predictive Sustainable Decision-Making at Georgia Tech

  • Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)

Like many universities, we have a lot of data, but decision-makers do not always know how to interpret it or how to use it to set campus priorities. We also ...

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Plenary: Incorporating Indigenous Wisdom into Sustainability Education

  • Global Center for Indigenous Leadership and Lifeway (AK)

Ilarion Larry Merculieff has over 40 years experience serving the Aleuts of the Pribilof Islands and other indigenous peoples and in this time has played leadership roles in a wide ...

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A Delicate Balance: Requiring Capstone Sustainability Projects of all Students

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

How can we effectively engage all students in applying their disciplinary strengths and their passions in projects that increase the sustainability of a community? For five years, Green Mountain College ...

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Tiny House College Life: No Dorm, No Debt, No Environmental Degradation

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

Why wait to be sustainable? Why pay excessive room and board while having a stagnant, unyielding carbon footprint? The tiny house movement is growing in strength as this life style ...

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Lessons from Germany to the US 4: Building Standards

  • Grinnell College (IA)

What is a 'green' building exactly, and why is it important to build in this way? Colleges and universities possess limited funds, and must consider many issues and interest groups ...

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Lessons from Germany to the US 2: Water

  • Grinnell College (IA)

Despite the economic and social costs of frequent flooding in Iowa, stormwater handling and agricultural runoff are perennial problems, while in Germany, rainwater infiltration systems are required in most cities ...

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Lessons from Germany to the US 1: Change

  • Grinnell College (IA)

To think about how we can institute sustainability efforts at Grinnell College, we visited Germany to ask how institutions there have achieved such great success, hoping to bring successful ideas ...

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Energy Metering for Energy Management; If You Can't Measure It...

  • Honeywell (NH)

Energy management requires energy information, and energy meters are a key source of energy information. Metering answers these questions: which buildings are 'energy hogs'? Where and when are utility services ...

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Cultivating Underrepresented Students' Success through Sustainability

  • Indiana State University (IN)

As sustainability practitioners, we know the 'why' of diversity and inclusion, but sometimes the 'how' can be daunting, particularly if we are not experienced in working with underrepresented groups. This ...

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Putting Classroom Skills into Practice: From Curriculum to Community Sustainability Planning

  • Indiana University South Bend (IN)

This session will share a case study about how faculty can engage in sustainability in the community, and in the process provide pathways for positive change, increased awareness of sustainability ...

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Getting the Most Out of Your Practicum

  • Indiana University South Bend (IN)

In this session we will explore how we have used integrated design and a holistic approach to leverage our capstone sustainability practicum to not only offer our students practical experience ...

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Connecting Students and Community to Sustainability with Short Videos

  • Indiana University South Bend (IN)

In this session we will explore how to incorporate students and alumni in the teaching and learning process in sustainability studies through the use of short videos. We will discuss ...

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Internet2 pilot program case study: Innova EV Car Share

  • Innova EV (IL)

In this session, Innova UEV Founder, CEO and Chief Sustainability Officer Roman Kuropas will chronicle the Internet2 competition that led to a pilot EV Car Share program at four leading ...

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