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Is My Recycling Bin Full? Yep, there’s an App for that.

  • University of Puget Sound (WA)

While technology is allowing for greater expediency and efficiency of recycling operations; one area that is in most need of a technological upgrade is our ability to know when a ...

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Make a Difference that Lasts: End Campus Food Waste & Community Hunger

  • Food Recovery Network (MD)

Looking for a way to make a long-term, big-picture impact on campus and in your community? Thinking ahead to graduation and worrying that the work you’re putting into sustainability ...

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Tips on Improving Student Engagement from Food Recovery Network

  • Food Recovery Network (MD)

Food Recovery Network (FRN) unites students at colleges and universities to fight food waste and hunger by recovering surplus food from their campuses that would otherwise go to waste and ...

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Sustainability as Appalachian State University’s Strategic Plan

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

Sustainability has been a long time core value for the institution. We have made great strides in a number of areas; these are reflected in our STARS scores. This poster ...

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Sustainability Journey: from the Classroom to the Living Room

  • Elmhurst College (IL)

The concept of social responsibility and sustainable use of resources is getting widespread acceptance in industry. Consequently schools are experimenting with various ways of incorporating sustainability into their programs. Starting ...

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Beyond Carbon Offsetting: Making PLU Study Abroad Carbon Conscious

  • Pacific Lutheran University (WA)
  • Living Routes, Inc. (MA)

Universities are key leverage points in developing and implementing positive responses to climate change. Students must understand the basic science and need practical ways to implement changes in their own ...

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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 is electric power ...

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Partnerships Open New Capital Market to Spur Campus Energy Innovation

  • Ball State University (IN)
  • Chevrolet (OR)
  • Southern Oregon University (OR)
  • Spelman College (GA)
  • U.S. Green Building Council (DC)

Six partners come together to share their unique perspectives on what it takes to drive systemic change across US higher education – using a ground-breaking series of public/private partnerships to ...

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Integrating FSC into Your University: A Case Study of Berea College

  • Berea College (KY)
  • Hellmuth + Bicknese Architects (MO)
  • Forest Stewardship Council (MN)

How we source and use forest products like wood and paper can have a significant impact on the environment. At academic institutions, where people use such significant quantities of wood ...

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Growing Skills for Ecological Engagement

  • Lane Community College (OR)

The Learning Garden at Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon serves as a living laboratory for students, staff, and the greater community in the fields of sustainable agriculture, experiential education ...

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Cultivating Community-based Food Systems via Community Connections

  • University of Vermont (VT)

I focus on campus-community partnerships via service-learning courses I teach at UVM (based on the PARE model and using Clayton’s DEAL approach to foster deep reflection) that relate to ...

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Videos Tell Sustainability Stories, Work toward Sustainable Futures

  • University of Vermont (VT)

As an effective pedagogical approach for addressing planetary-scale Anthropocene challenges at the local level, I consider storytelling—enhanced by videos-- as a social transformation tool to work toward sustainable futures ...

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Operational Effectiveness and Efficiency through Sustainability

  • North Carolina A&T State University (NC)

The challenges that the North Carolina A&T state University is facing is not unique to it as an HBCU but is also being faced by other peer institutions ( competitive educational ...

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The first assessment system for campus sustainability in Japan

  • Hokkaido University (Hokkaido)

The first campus sustainability assessment system in Japan was created at Hokkaido University in 2013, which covered 4 categories of management, education and research, environment, and local community. STARS by ...

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Developing a sustainability curriculum: What are the core concepts?

  • University of South Dakota (SD)

Sustainability is increasingly becoming an academic area of study. As we begin to develop academic programs focused on sustainability, a key question is “what concepts constitute the foundation of a ...

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Using co-instruction to enhance information literacy in sustainability education

  • University of South Dakota (SD)

All college graduates should have strong oral and written communication skills, but these skills are especially important for students studying sustainability because sustainability is a new concept for many people ...

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Using Earth Day as a catalyst: Creating a link between the university and community

  • University of South Dakota (SD)

As universities begin to embrace sustainability efforts, it is essential that those efforts extend beyond the universities and into their broader communities. The University of South Dakota (USD) is the ...

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Innovative Pedagogies: Linking Learning to Communities

  • Bucknell University (PA)
  • Rice University (TX)
  • Utah Valley University (UT)
  • Wells College (NY)
  • Willamette University (OR)

This discussion will involve participants in thinking critically about how infusing sustainability into humanities and social science curricula can create innovative pedagogical strategies that connect students with their campus and ...

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Sustainable Universities Growing 21st Century Cities

  • University of Missouri, Kansas City (MO)

Universities and cities exist so that people of diverse backgrounds can come together to live, work and play in a vibrant environment where new ideas and opportunities are boundless. When ...

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Pathways to Success: Opening Lines of Communication that Lead to Bigger Conversations

  • Texas A&M University (TX)

The noise vying for student’s attention on campus is steadily increasing. This communication traffic jam makes it more challenging to reach your campus community with your sustainability message. To ...

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Catchment systems through collaboration: A strategic framework

  • Oregon State University (OR)

In Corvallis, Oregon, home of Oregon State University (OSU), the majority of rain falls between November and April, with significantly less falling in the summer months. Thousands of gallons of ...

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Utilizing campus partnerships to enhance sustainability campaigns

  • Stanford University (CA)

For the past 30 years, Stanford has designed and implemented innovative, campus-wide infrastructural programs to address environmental sustainability in energy, water, waste and building efficiency. Stanford’s Office of Sustainability ...

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From the experience of the STARS International Pilot

  • Kyoto University

Kyoto University established Office for a Sustainable Campus in April 2013 to transform our campus from “Eco-campus” to “Sustainable campus”. Since then, in addition to our conventional efforts such as ...

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GreenTown: Creating Cross-Sector Sustainability Collaboration

  • Indiana University South Bend (IN)

Most of the time, most of us attend professional conferences intended only for inhabitants of the Ivory Tower. The same is true of other professions. Rarely do we come togehter ...

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Bridging the Gap Between Students and Administration

  • Colorado State University (CO)

There is a disconnect between students and the administration. The disconnect plays out in student and admin vision, in project proposals, and strategies for change and growth. It plays out ...

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Building a Strong Core: Sustainability in a University Sports Complex

  • University of Denver (CO)

The Daniel L. Ritchie Center for Sports and Wellness at the University of Denver opened in 1999 and is a 440,000 square foot athletics, recreation and entertainment complex. Directly ...

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Getting Rolling: Launching Comprehensive Bike Programming

  • University of Denver (CO)

Bike culture is rapidly growing in across the country. Denver, Colorado epitomizes this movement. Set in the second most friendly state for biking, in a bike friendly city, with streets ...

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Getting Trashy: Measurable Pilot Projects to Identify Best Practices

  • University of Denver (CO)

Pilot projects targeting increased diversion rates are a direct means of engaging the community, determining best practices, and driving change through measurable results. At the University of Denver, we launched ...

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Sustainability Planning on a Decentralized Campus

  • University of Denver (CO)

Taking an organized approach to sustainability planning on a university campus can be a challenging and daunting task; however, if managed well, it can also be a fulfilling and unifying ...

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Promoting Conservation on Conservative Campuses

  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock (AR)
  • Utah State University (UT)

Both Utah State University (USU) and University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) are home to motivated faculty, staff, and students with polarized views of sustainability. Both universities are located ...

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Sustainability Across the Nutrition & Food Science Curriculum

  • Georgia Southern University (GA)

In 2012, the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics revised accreditation standards to require that concepts of sustainability be taught in all nutrition and dietetic education programs. However ...

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Moving beyond carbon: A nitrogen footprint model for universities

  • University of Virginia (VA)

Nitrogen footprints connect entities, such as individuals or universities, with the reactive nitrogen (all species of nitrogen except N2) lost to the environment as a result of their activities. While ...

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Toward Carbon Neutrality: Université Laval’s voluntary GHG offset program

  • Universite Laval (QC)

Université Laval in Québec City is the oldest French-language university in North America. UL has some 45,000 students and 10,000 employees, offers over 400 programs, and is one ...

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Analysis of Canadian STARS-rated Campus Sustainability Plans and Policies

  • Dalhousie University (NS)

Sustainability governance, including the creation of campus sustainability policies and plans, can help institutionalize sustainability on campus. This study aims to deepen our understanding of Canadian higher education institutions (HEIs ...

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Pledge to Travel Green and Student Travel

  • East Carolina University (NC)

This session will introduce the nation’s “Pledge to Travel Green” initiative and its applicability to student travel, whether for club sports, study abroad or for general student leisure or ...

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Building Connections Between Students, Faculty and Staff

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

Creating successful campus sustainability projects can be extremely difficult for university students. Frequently universities have rules, marketing standards, politics, and departments that seem siloed and disconnected. It is important for ...

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Green Guides- Guiding Students Through Green Opportunities

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

The University of Arizona is the top ranked university in the United States for environmental research, and as a part of that leadership, the UA offers its students a plethora ...

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Scaling Up Local Food Sourcing: a Multi-Campus Farm to College Pilot

  • University at Albany (NY)
  • State University of New York at Oneonta (NY)
  • State University of New York at Oswego (NY)

Starting with the commitments from 12 State University of New York (SUNY) campuses to purchase tomato sauce ahead of the growing season, “SUNY Commits to Agriculture” launched a pilot to ...

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Attitudes On and Modeling Of Energy Usage Practices on College Campuses

  • Manhattan College (NY)

Last year survey findings related to user behavior from the Information Sciences Institute’s flagship smart grid project (a University of Southern California (USC) research institution) captured attitudes toward energy ...

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Transformative Learning Through Small Group Discussion: Course Book Resources to Accelerate Change

  • EcoChallenge.org (OR)

At the 2013 AASHE conference, Stephen Mulkey, President of Unity College, offered a plenary session on Organizational Change for Sustainability Education, which highlighted the need for increased initiatives working to ...

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Our Story of Stuff: Sharing “waste” with a campus Free Store

  • University of Louisville (KY)

Like many large, urban universities with a residential population, the University of Louisville (UofL) has faced two major challenges at the heart of sustainability: an over-abundance of discarded, useful items ...

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The Kentucky College & University Carbon Consortium

  • University of Louisville (KY)
  • Western Kentucky University (KY)

Beginning in 2009, in celebration of the annual America Recycles Day event, college campuses across the nation began informally competing on the self-reporting website Recordsetter for “largest cardboard box fort ...

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Assessing the impact of sustainability faculty learning communities

  • University of Vermont (VT)

What are the necessary elements to create institutional change through infusing sustainability into the curriculum at a university of wide scope and scale? The University of Vermont (UVM) Sustainability Faculty ...

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Trash Talks: revealing the potential of a building’s waste stream

  • Portland State University (OR)

My case study will examine how a day’s waste from a single dumpster can be used to provoke art and design students into discussion and multilateral thinking about how ...

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A Geodesign Approach to GIS for Sustainability Management

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

Geodesign is an emerging approach to using geographic information systems (GIS) for addressing complex sustainable systems problems, e.g., improving land use, transportation, and water resources that have impacts on ...

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AUN Sustainable Waste Management with Municipal Waste Reuse

  • American University of Nigeria (Adamawa,)

The American University of Nigeria drives sustainable waste management with participatory municipal waste reuse program The Office of Sustainability at the American University of Nigeria (AUN) drives sustainable waste management ...

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Zero Client System: Computing to reduce energy consumption

  • University of Arkansas (AR)

This case study demonstrates how a Zero Client System, a type of cloud based computing, reduces energy consumption by at least 88%. The system reduces user and administrative power loads ...

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Non-Profit Non-Starters? Using Creative Economic Levers on Campus

  • Colby College (ME)
  • Harvard University (MA)
  • University of Virginia (VA)

Financial limitations are often a primary barrier to sustainability implementation at colleges and universities. Often, universities share best practices, and occasionally lessons learned, but less frequently do they describe the ...

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Mind Mapping: A Systems Thinking Application for Change Management

  • University of Vermont (VT)
  • Environmental Leadership Program (MD)

A growing number of students, faculty, and staff are increasingly concerned about their environmental impacts and demand immediate action to be taken. Despite good intentions, these same people can act ...

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The Role of Sustainability Offices in Career & Workforce Development

  • College of Charleston (SC)
  • Connecticut College (CT)
  • University of Georgia (GA)
  • University of Vermont (VT)
  • Wake Forest University (NC)

Sustainability offices are in a unique position on campus. With the ability to work across departmental boundaries of campus on sustainability initiatives, our offices can provide professional development opportunities for ...

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