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How a Mid-Scale University Can Have a Large-Scale Impact

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

The Renewable Energy Initiative (REI) at Appalachian State University was founded in 2004 by a group of 7 graduate students. At the time, a fee of 5$ per student per ...

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Resolving real world sustainability problems through undergraduate research in chemistry

  • Bellevue College (WA)

Involving two-year college students in sustainability research has several inherent challenges. Students have a short window of opportunity to engage in research, students do not have as much educational background ...

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The Birth of a Bike Share: Channeling Collaboration and Resource Sharing Towards Program Implementation

  • College of Charleston (SC)

Efforts to integrate sustainable initiatives across college campuses have been catalyzed though establishing sustainability offices. However, it often takes a collaboration of multiple campus stakeholders to complete and sustain a ...

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A Methodology for Sustainability in Higher Learning

  • Concordia University (CA)

Our presentation will be an in-depth look at the Sustainable Curriculum Project recently conducted at Concordia University in Montréal. Concordia is a leader in championing innovative initiatives. The University provides ...

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Modeling Equity Through Collaboration: A Co-Directed Office

  • Connecticut College (CT)

The typical hierarchical structure of any office or department at a college or university has one leader with a chain of responsibility and reporting running down from that person. For ...

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Managing Campus Politics to Build a Sustainability Coalition

  • DePauw University (IN)

On many campuses, energy and initiative for sustainability efforts begins with faculty and students. The path forward from that initial enthusiasm inevitably requires collaboration with senior administration and, given the ...

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Teaching and Learning for a Zero Waste Future

  • DePauw University (IN)

The global materials economy is a fundamental driver of all of our most serious and urgent crises: climate change, toxic pollution, biodiversity loss, poverty, and injustice. This economic system rests ...

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Using Attitude & Behavior Surveys to Advance Sustainability on Campus

  • Elon University (NC)

Surveys (or assessments) are often used to assess attitudes and behaviors related to sustainability on campuses. Such surveys are generally different from sustainability literacy assessments, which assess sustainability knowledge. Sustainability ...

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Collaborative Intersections for creating campus change

  • Evergreen State College, The (WA)

The Evergreen State College has a long history of actively pursuing cross-divisional collaborations and integration of student projects with campus operations. Past collaborations resulted in the formation of the campus ...

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Connecting Higher Education and Sustainable Practices in Prisons

  • Evergreen State College, The (WA)

The Sustainability in Prisons Project (SPP) offers students and faculty of The Evergreen State College (Evergreen) opportunities to experience and influence sustainability beyond the college campus; we connect educators, researchers ...

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Sustainability in Prisons Project: Essential Components

  • Evergreen State College, The (WA)

The Sustainability in Prisons Project (SPP) is a partnership founded by The Evergreen State College and Washington State Department of Corrections, and fulfills a mission to bring nature and science ...

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We Got Our Campus Green Fund! But How Do We Actually Spend It?

  • George Mason University (VA)

In 2011, George Mason University launched the Patriot Green Fund (PGF). With an annual budget of $100,000 to support student-driven, sustainability-related research and infrastructure improvement projects at Mason, the ...

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Facilitation In Action: How to cultivate group consensus that matters

  • GreenerU (MA)

One of the most important, yet often understated skills of any profession is the ability to be a strong group facilitator. Whether it is a small internal meeting with staff ...

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Transdisciplinary Model for Sustainable Placemaking and Engagement

  • James Madison University (VA)

This case study discusses an innovative faculty-led approach to investigating sustainable placemaking and community engagement for the planning, design and management of public spaces around James Madison University. The Applied ...

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Capturing and Managing data with shoestring staffing and funding

  • Macalester College (MN)

In today’s age, data surrounds us. Sustainability offices are increasingly expected to collect and manage data in order to inform students, staff and faculty about progress towards sustainability goals ...

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Changing how Macalester writes: implementing reusable dry erase

  • Macalester College (MN)

Traditional dry erase markers contradict numerous of the Macalester College’s sustainability goals, including zero waste by 2020. Disposable markers are designed to be single-use and, consequently, wasteful. In 2013 ...

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Utilization of Experiential Learning: An interdisciplinary Approach to Teaching Sustainability Concepts

  • Morehouse College (GA)

The intersection of humanities, business, and science cultivates the area of the triple bottom line of sustainability. The purpose of this session is to demonstrate the application of pedagogy in ...

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Students Learning Sustainable Practices in Organizations

  • Morehouse College (GA)

The purpose of this poster session is to display how the utilization of an impactful pedagogy, case study method can bring interesting, real world situations in the classroom. A case ...

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LEED vs. Green Globes: An engaged scholarship approach to advancing campus green building policy

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

This study examines the value of student engagement in the advancement of green building policies by colleges and universities. The integration of sustainability practices into the design and construction of ...

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Cross-Disciplinary, Student-led Sustainability Projects that Build Engagement and Realize Core Learning Outcomes

  • Portland Community College (OR)

This presentation will share highlights from projects which seek to support instructors in the development and implementation of sustainability curriculum thereby increasing student engagement and improving their knowledge, skills and ...

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Reclaiming the Urban Forest for Food, Medicine and Ceremony: A Collaborative Process

  • Portland State University (OR)

American Indian and Alaska Native communities suffer from the highest rates of Type 2 diabetes and heart disease in the country. This project seeks to address the impact of colonization ...

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Portland State University - Cultural Sustainability Walking Tour Map

  • Portland State University (OR)

Portland State University is situated on a large urban campus in downtown Portland, Oregon. Disseminating information about cultural and resource centers as well as other services on campus to the ...

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The Playbook: Systems Thinking for Sustainability Initiatives

  • Portland State University (OR)

Ideally, sustainability is infused throughout an university—from operations to curriculum. Different people hold different pieces of the puzzle that, when put together, create a whole picture that is greater ...

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Speed dating for scientists: Converting research to action

  • Portland State University (OR)

University research is fostering innovation that can fuel the emerging sustainable economy and inform progress on thorny community problems, but the world of academia is too often disconnected from community ...

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Collaboration & Compromise: Alternatives to a Bottled Water Ban

  • Portland State University (OR)

The call to ban bottled water sales on college and university campuses is growing stronger across the country, with 24 institutions listed by AASHE as having a ban in place ...

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Pursuing Impact: PSU’s Sustainable Neighborhood Initiative

  • Portland State University (OR)

Portland State University (PSU) takes its role as an urban-serving university seriously. For decades, PSU has been nationally recognized for our commitment to “Let Knowledge Serve the City” by engaging ...

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10 Years of Talking - and Doing: PSU Social Sustainability Colloquium

  • Portland State University (OR)

The Social Sustainability Colloquium at Portland State University is a weekly speaker series that gathers students, faculty, and staff from PSU and other universities, community members, community organizations, and government ...

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Harnessing student enthusiasm through a Waste Reduction Task Force

  • Portland State University (OR)

Portland State University’s Waste Reduction Task Force is a student-led initiative that seeks to redefine the way PSU’s campus community looks at trash. Through partnering with strategic departments ...

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Galvanizing Gaia: A Social Incubator for Women Leaders and Innovators (2014)

  • Prescott College (AZ)

Two ecopreneurship professors create a supportive context for women sustainability entrepreneurs and campus program innovators to move from idea to action with their regenerative project ideas. This dynamic half-day workshop ...

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Women in Sustainability Network (2014)

  • Prescott College (AZ)

Who this session is for: Administrators, faculty, and program leaders concerned with innovation, gender equity, and social justice, including women in the field of sustainability who want to share our ...

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Scan, Link, Learn: Campus Arboretum as Living Lab

  • Purdue University (IN)

The Purdue Arboretum is a campus landscape arboretum that began as an idea in late 2008 to recreate the Purdue campus as a living laboratory. The mission of the Purdue ...

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The Cost of a Healthy Meal

  • Santa Clara University (CA)

In our society, a lot has been said about the connection between the cost of food and the nutrition that it provides. This has been a topic for discussion in ...

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Global Sustainability for Social Justice

  • Santa Clara University (CA)

Santa Clara University’s Food & Agribusiness Institute (FAI) offers a unique approach to immersion trips; they are designed differently than other trips sponsored by universities, and even from other ...

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SCU CLASP-Hero Projects: A Collaborative Immersion Production

  • Santa Clara University (CA)

In 2012, the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University and "voluntourism" company Hero Projects partnered to create the CLASP (Co-creative Leadership and Sustainability Program) Alaska Immersion trip. The ...

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Intentional Endowments Network (IEN) Lunch Table Dialogue Session

  • Second Nature (MA)

Beyond Divestment: Investing in a Sustainable Future The Intentional Endowments Network (IEN) supports colleges, universities, and other mission-driven tax-exempt organizations in aligning endowment investment practices with their mission, values, and ...

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Educating for Sustainability: A Solution to Student Retention?

  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (IL)

In the current climate of increased governmental oversight of higher education and fiscal downturns, increased scrutiny is being paid to retention and graduation rates as markers of an institution’s ...

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Engaging Faculty in Sustainability

  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (IL)

To achieve a truly sustainable campus, expertise from all corners of campus needs to be brought together, while providing learning opportunities for students. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) and the ...

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Campus Composting

  • Southwestern University (TX)

Southwestern University students led a composting initiative in Fall 2011 which has evolved into a campus wide program which has made a significant impact on the community and University. The ...

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Solar Potential: GIS Assessment using LiDAR Data

  • Southwestern University (TX)

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) has become one of the most widely used tools across various fields of study, with applications for natural disaster preparation, conservation, transportation, education and real estate ...

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EcoHouse at SUNY Geneseo: Creating Connections and Opportunities

  • State University of New York at Geneseo (NY)

The purpose of this poster is to share with conference participants the history of SUNY Geneseo’s EcoHouse, and how this residential community has been able to engage students in ...

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Developing Green Revolving Funds to Reduce Environmental Footprint

  • Sustainable Endowments Institute (MA)

This discussion will explore how students have created green revolving funds on their campuses and the tips and tricks they suggest to other students that are interesting in creating such ...

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Tying Together Tradition and Core Values to Share Your Message and Foster Connections

  • Texas A&M University (TX)

Your institution has unique attributes that help define your organizational culture. Understanding this culture can be a critical key ingredient to help spread your sustainability message. This session will demonstrate ...

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Community Engagement Through the Arts

  • Transylvania University (KY)

This presentation will focus on “Community Engagement Through the Arts” (CETA), a course we teach at Transylvania University in Lexington, KY with the stated goal of creating and maintaining sustainable ...

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UAF Sustainability App Challenge

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (AK)

In the Fall of 2013 the UAF Office of Sustainability received a grant from Verizon to develop a mobile phone app that encourages sustainability among its users. We chose to ...

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AASHE 2nd Annual Workshop on Research Methods in Sustainability

  • University of Arkansas (AR)

Sustainability is emerging as a legitimate field of scholarship within Academia. Higher education researchers and practitioners are engaged in active efforts to expand research methodologies in sustainability theory and practice ...

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Embedding Sustainability Curriculum Pathways across the University

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

Sustainability and student learning are key commitments of the University of British Columbia’s (UBC) Place and Promise plan. UBC’s long-term vision is to embed sustainability in all teaching ...

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Order Matters: Waste Audits and Bin Configurations

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

Before you can get to zero waste, you need to know what your waste stream is composed of. The best way to do this is through waste audits. This presentation ...

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Green Fund Programs: Implementation and Improvement

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

This will be an interactive networking workshop that will allow various campuses to check in and see how other schools are running their Green Fund Programs. We want this to ...

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Environmental Justice: Bridging the Gap Between Sustainability and Justice

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)

If we as citizens of the world are set on combatting industrial pollution, environmental degradation, and social injustices committed on Earth, we must find ways to collaborate as a collective ...

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Accomplish More, Work Less

  • University of Denver (CO)

The University of Denver Undergraduate Student Government Sustainability Committee (SUSCOM) has evolved into an efficient and well-organized platform for organizing and implementing student-led sustainability initiatives. This, however, was not always ...

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