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Fostering sustainability leadership

  • Portland State University (OR)

Complex sustainability challenges require new values, skills, structures, and ultimately, a new leadership paradigm. Since higher education currently plays an important role in leadership development (Eich, 2008), it thus has ...

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Understanding the Community Rights Framework

  • Portland State University (OR)

Ecuador’s 2008 Constitution gives nature the right to “respect for its existence and for the maintenance and regeneration of its life cycles.” Many sustainability scholars are well aware of ...

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What Do the New Energy Codes and LEED V4 Mean for Campus Planning?

  • University of Colorado Colorado Springs (CO)

The 2012 International Building Codes (IBC) and LEED v4 are upping the ante for new construction campus projects. In Colorado, state building projects, including University of Colorado buildings, are designed ...

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Design Thinking & Sustainability Problem Solving: Reconceptualizing the First Year Curriculum

  • Wesleyan College (GA)
  • EcoEthos Solutions (GA)

Key behavioral outcomes for Education for Sustainability are: an ability use a sustainability lens to identify and solve complex human-centered problems and empowering students to thrive in a rapidly changing ...

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Student Sustainability Survey : From Data, Dialogue, and Action

  • Western Michigan University (MI)

A redesigned 2014 Western Michigan University Student Sustainability Survey asked students to rank their campus sustainability priorities (e.g., renewable energy infrastructure, sustainable food systems, curriculum/program development, green buildings ...

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A Model for Integrating Sustainability within Global Studies

  • University of Virginia (VA)

Integrating sustainability across the curriculum is an important goal for AASHE members engaged in teaching and academic administration. While many disciplines and departments have been receptive to this change, others ...

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Constructed Places, Contemplation and Wellness

  • University of Virginia (VA)

Mindfulness and other contemplative practices are beginning to thrive in college classrooms and campuses across the country. The quest for health and wellness is a priority for students living in ...

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Working Together To Fight Hunger and Waste

  • Bon Appétit Management Company
  • Food Recovery Network (MD)

Every day students are asking more of the university around them and it can be difficult for dining service providers to know how to address requests. Whether it be for ...

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Lessons from Fossil Fuel Divestment at SF State and De Anza College

  • De Anza College (CA)
  • San Francisco State University (CA)

San Francisco State University, Foothill-De Anza Community College District in the Silicon Valley, recently became the first U.S. public colleges or universities to divest from fossil fuels. Students are ...

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Next Steps to Becoming a Certified Sustainable Resource Management Professional

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)

This meeting is designed as a follow-up to AASHE Professional Development webinar, "Becoming a Certified Sustainable Resource Management Professional, “scheduled for Wed., Oct. 22. It will welcome individuals attending the ...

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Content & pedagogy framework: To embed sustainability in curriculum

  • Macquarie University (NSW)

As the sustainability movement gains greater momentum within the tertiary education space, institutions are increasingly asking the question of how sustainability goes beyond campus operations to be embedded more holistically ...

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Green Space Certifications as Tools for a Sustainable Community

  • Emory University (GA)
  • University of Alberta (AB)

Separated by approximately 3800 kms--Emory University and University of Alberta have closed the north/south gap between their two large research-intensive institutions by working together to share lessons learned regarding ...

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STARS Strategies for Large/Public Universities

  • Colorado State University (CO)

Since Colorado State first submitted a full report under STARS in 2011, the question has been continually raised about how the reporting framework might favor small private schools. After all ...

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Putting the U in Community Solar: Creating a local, meaningful offset program

  • University of Utah (UT)

U Community Solar is an innovative program to give the University of Utah a local, tangible way to offset its carbon footprint over the next 20 years. The one-time program ...

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Campus resilience - Climate-ready landscape evaluation

  • Loyola University Chicago (IL)

In the summer of 2013, four interns piloted a new tool to evaluate campus landscapes for their sensitivity to climate change and provided recommendations to the land owners. Led by ...

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Loyola’s Institute of Environmental Sustainability

  • Loyola University Chicago (IL)

Opened in September 2013, the Institute of Environmental Sustainability is a high-performing facility housing a 400 bed residence hall, academic offices for 80 staff and faculty and 10 collaborative research ...

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University Dining Services: Leaders in Sustainability

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

Using the University of Massachusetts as a case study, this presentation: • Discusses the unique and important role campus foodservice providers have in creating healthy and resilient regional food systems • Provides ...

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Captain of the Canoe: Leading a 1 Man Office with FREE Digital Resources

  • St. Thomas Aquinas College (NY)

You’re either at a very small school with one person departments or at a lean institution where it’s hard to get additional help to run your unit. Either ...

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Innovative Water Collection and Filtration of Garage Contaminants

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

Students for Sustainability’s (SfS) Water Committee, a program of Associated Students of the University of Arizona, focuses on water conservation and education on water related issues at the University ...

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Large Scale Solar ’Near the Fence’

  • American University (DC)
  • George Washington University (DC)
  • CustomerFirst Renewables (MD)

George Washington University (GW) and American University (AU) are collaborating on a major Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) called the Capital Partners Solar Project, along with George Washington University Hospital. The ...

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Bleed Orange, Act Green: Developing Student Leaders with Athletics

  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)

Students are an essential component of sustainability initiatives within the University of Texas at Austin’s Athletics department. This team of students, the Sustainability Squad, work to create a culture ...

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Sustainability in Gen Ed After 1 Year: Assessment and Challenges

  • University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (WI)

In Fall 2013, the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh initiated a new general education program called the University Studies Program (USP) that incorporated sustainability as one of its three “signature questions ...

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Symbiotic Sustainability: Oberlin Town and Gown Collaboration

  • Oberlin College (OH)

College towns across the country are facing growing economic, social, and environmental challenges. A shared vision to build a more sustainable community between city and college leaders can be a ...

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Should Higher Education Go Carbon Neutral?: A Look at Forest Carbon

  • Clarkson University (NY)

Nearly 700 signatories to the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) have voluntarily committed to taking measurable steps towards climate neutrality. For a college or university to achieve ...

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Building a Living Learning Community: Big Problems and Big Success

  • University of Minnesota, Duluth (MN)

’A sustainability-themed living/learning community is a bad idea. This sort of thing has been tried before. It was a failure then, and this will be no different.’ This was ...

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Creating Student Urban Housing District- West Campus University of Washington

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

Case study will present the strategies and outcomes of West Campus Housing includes four residence halls and seven apartment buildings all completed within last five years and two residence halls ...

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Engage. Inspire. Act.- Pioneering Mid-Course

  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (WI)

Sustainability at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee grew from the middle, up and out across campus over the years. Beyond the Office of Sustainability there are champions in facilities, student life ...

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Fostering Social Change through Action and Recognition Programs

  • Western Washington University (WA)

Sustainability is often approached from economic and environmental viewpoints which, while exceptionally valid, can be restrictive when approaching a project with limited quantitative data. Through the Residents’ Resource Awareness Program ...

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Food Systems Education: New Approaches for a Global Scope

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

The University of Minnesota-- Twin Cities is home to several innovative courses in food systems. Despite differences in mode and focus of instruction, a key commonality among these courses is ...

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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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