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The Sustainable Village at UAF: A Student Driven and Focused Program

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (AK)

What happens when building industry research leaders partner with college students to design and build a sustainable community on a college campus? A dynamic, first of its kind, evolving community- ...

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Banning Bottled Water on the College Campus; Beyond Excuses

  • Pacific Lutheran University (WA)

This paper examines case studies of three very different universities across the US and Canada, all of whom have enacted a policy of responsible water management in their purchasing. They ...

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Breaking into the Sustainability and Higher Education Profession

  • Northwestern University (IL)

After speaking with numerous sustainability coordinators and directors, it has become clear that this emerging field brings in creative, hardworking, and versatile professionals from varying backgrounds. This is both exciting ...

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Bridging the Gaps Between Student Affairs and Sustainability Professionals

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)
  • Ohio University (OH)

Many sustainability professionals are asked to expertly navigate student engagement despite a lack of formal training in student affairs. Management of such efforts can become frustrating; leading to poorly attended ...

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Educating Sustainability Change Agents By Design

  • Dalhousie University (NS)

While a variety of sustainability programs have been launched internationally over the past few years, a collective discussion focused on defining the design-guidelines for sustainability programs has only recently been ...

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Students Leading the Campus Climate Movement: Tackling Challenges and Engaging Possibilities

  • Second Nature (MA)

Students aren't just organizing events or acting as sustainability interns in the campus sustainability movement - they are leading the climate leadership revolution through regional organizing, collaboration with faculty, staff ...

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Building a World-Class Bicycle Commuter Program in an Age of Austerity

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
  • Dero Bike Rack Co. (MN)

Imagine a $4 electronic bicycle tag that automatically and reliably verifies and logs bike trips in real time. And then imagine: Health insurance companies that give payments to bicyclists; Retailers ...

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Students and Food Security in the North: UNBC's Dome Greenhouse

  • University of Northern British Columbia (BC)

Northern climates present major food security challenges, but students at the University of Northern British Columbia are eager to overcome these barriers in creative and effective ways. UNBC, "Canada's ...

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Measuring and Reducing the Carbon Footprint of Campus Dining Using the CHEFS Tool

  • Delta College (MI)
  • Clean Air-Cool Planet (NH)

The movement and level of sophistication surrounding sustainable dining is growing, yet few institutions have as yet been able to measure their total "baseline" climate change impacts from dining services ...

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Creating an Interactive Campus Sustainability Map

  • University of California, Davis (CA)

Most campuses look for ways to communicate what they are doing to make their campuses more sustainable. This abstract argues that a key piece of a sustainability communications strategy is ...

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Case Study of Greenhouse Gas Reporting Requirements for Higher Education Institutions

  • University of California, Davis (CA)

Greenhouse gas (GHG) registries have been established in a number of states and several countries to provide organizations with a way to track their GHG emissions and develop long-term measures ...

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Combining Sustainability and Environmental Health and Safety Offices

  • New Mexico State University, Grants (NM)

Environmental Health and Safety Office is the perfect department for Office of Sustainability to partner with. Cross campus collaboration in Facilities and Services is a natural fit for these two ...

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Utilizing Student Engagement for a Startup Composting Program

  • University of South Carolina (SC)

Over the course of the 2011-2012 academic year, the University of South Carolina has engaged its students in a campus-wide composting project which has become a proven example of student ...

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Development of a GIS to Manage Campus Resources Efficiently

  • California State University, Northridge (CA)

California State University, Northridge enrolls 30,000 students each year. Efficient scheduling and use of resources is paramount to successful operations. To help facilitate this, a web application, "CSUN Facilities ...

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Developing an Authentic Undergraduate Sustainability Experience: Connecting Curriculum and Campus

  • Portland State University (OR)

While initiatives to "green" campuses have increased within campus operations, curricular innovations for sustainability have lagged behind. [University] has made integration of sustainability across its academic programs an institutional priority ...

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CSI: Greensboro - Engaging Arts Students in the Sustainability Conversation

  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro (NC)

The fine arts are often an overlooked area to promote and engage university sustainability. However, for institutions that embrace the arts throughout their curricula, ways to engage this community are ...

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Catering services sustainable standards

  • Campus Responsables

The focus will be on the new sustainable catering assessment framework developed by Campus Responsables and implemented in several pilot schools and universities. The objective of this food management tool ...

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New Construction as Inspiration for Energy Efficiency Retrofits: Loyola's Dumbach and Cuneo Hall

  • Loyola University Chicago (IL)

This presentation will share Loyola's experience in constructing a new building (Cuneo) and retrofitting a 104 year-old building (Dumbach) to achieve over 50% energy efficiency reductions in each. Working ...

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The Advantages and Challenges of Incorporating Greek Life into an Eco-Rep Program

  • Lehigh University (PA)

Lehigh University's Greek Eco-Rep Program was established in Fall 2011, after the incorporation of sustainability into Greek accreditation requirements, and alongside an expanded Residential Eco-Rep Program which began Fall ...

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Empowering Ecoliteracy: A Transformative Art & Design Education Bridges Academics, Operations, and Facilities

  • The New School (NY)

Parsons The New School for Design in New York City has approached sustainability holistically to engage students - shaping how they work, study, and participate in the material world - while also ...

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Chandler Gilbert Community College Environmental Technology Center: An Authentic Model for Sustainability Education

  • Chandler-Gilbert Community College (AZ)

This paper will reflect on a transformational vision of sustainability that was implemented at community college in the Southwest. The transformational process involved the development of an interdisciplinary academic certificate ...

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Investing in the Future: Extending Enterprise Innovation through Biomimicry, Living Systems Design, and Systems Ecology in a Graduate Ecopreneurship Course

  • Prescott College (AZ)

Two graduate faculty share their success strategies for cultivating student leadership in ecopreneurship to take sustainability deeper designing regenerative enterprises. Businesses using green practices and operations are a positive step ...

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Facilitating Sustainability Conversations on Campus: Challenges and Successes of a Sustainability and Civic Engagement Book Group

  • University of Minnesota, Duluth (MN)

During the fall 2011 semester, thirty university faculty, staff and students gathered to share ideas about sustainability on campus. Discussions were structured by the book The Sustainable Learning Community: One ...

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Bringing Farmworker Awareness to the Sustainable Food Table at PSU

  • Portland State University (OR)

This presentation will highlight the work of three students who brought the national Farmworker Awareness Week campaign to Portland State University. The groups' primary goal was to educate students on ...

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Foam-Free Dining at the University of Florida

  • Aramark Higher Education (PA)

Gator Dining Services/ARAMARK removed all foam food packaging from all dining location, including the dining halls, Classic Fare Catering, and the national brands on University of Florida's campus ...

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Sustainable Site Initiatives: Incorporating Reuse Water and On-Site Storm Water Management Techniques

  • Georgia Southern University (GA)

As a major regional university located in the southeast, this presentation will focus on sustainable techniques used to address both drought and storm water management issues. Be it climate change ...

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Give Us Your Scraps! How You Can Make a Significant Sustainable Impact Through Campus Composting

  • University at Buffalo (NY)

Two years ago our institution, preceded by innovation in trayless dining practices and reverse vending machines-initiated an aggressive composting strategy designed to greatly reduce food waste from our dining halls ...

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Free Bikes For Students: UAF Green Bikes

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (AK)

Ever biked at -40ºF? Students in Alaska do! UAF Green Bikes program strives to make UAF a more enjoyable place to study, work and live by increasing sustainable transportation, student ...

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Green League: An Innovative Tool for Employee Learning & Engagement

  • Michigan State University (MI)

This presentation will discuss the criteria and outcomes of a web-based game designed to engage foster a deeper understanding of sustainability for non-credit faculty and staff who are volunteer "environmental ...

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Green Funds 2.0: The Nitty-Gritty of Campus Sustainability Fund Management from the Ground Up

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)
  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)
  • University of Vermont (VT)

A campus sustainability fund (also called green fund) is money available to campus community members for sustainability projects. Money for the fund may be from student fees, administrative budgets, or ...

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Comparative Analysis of University Bike Sharing Programs and Strategies for Success

  • New York University (NY)

This presentation will share the findings of an operational analysis evaluating a spectrum of bicycle-sharing programs implemented at universities around the US. Programs have exhibited a wide range of sources ...

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First-Year Students as Agents of Campus Change

  • Hartwick College (NY)

In academia, sustainability offers structured and spontaneous opportunities for the curriculum to infiltrate campus operations, student life, and the regional community. Since 2008, I have been teaching a first-year seminar ...

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Designing for the Future: Building a Passive House Residence Hall at Emory & Henry College

  • Emory & Henry College (VA)

Nestled in the coalfields of Southwestern Virginia, Emory & Henry College is a small liberal arts college with big plans for energy-efficient buildings. In January 2013, E&H will open its ...

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The Honors Society for Sustainability: Student Initiative Catalyzing Sustainable Change

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

A group of high-achieving sustainability students at ASU recognized the need for an outlet to discuss their ideas and connect with other like-minded individuals in order to achieve sustainable change ...

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Humanure: A Topic to Challenge Existing Paradigms and Garner Fresh Interest in Sustainability in the Classroom

  • California State University, Monterey Bay (CA)

Humanure refers to the process of composting human excretion so as to produce fertile soil. More than just an eye-opening topic, it speaks to a different paradigm to looking at ...

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IGEN Career Pathways: Building Partnerships to Prepare Learners for High-Skill and High-Demand Green Jobs

  • College of Lake County (IL)
  • Heartland Community College (IL)

Discover how the Illinois Green Economy Network (IGEN) Career Pathways Initiative, a collaboration of 17 Illinois community colleges, will develop, share and implement more than 30 online-hybrid associate degrees and ...

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Imagining a Sustainable World: Duquesne University's Multi-Disciplinary Course on Sustainability

  • Duquesne University (PA)

In mid-2012 the University Academic Sustainability committee at Duquesne University began

development of a three-credit undergraduate course on sustainability to be taught by a multi-

disciplinary team of faculty from ...

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Integrated Planning: A Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) Imperative

  • Society for College and University Planning (MI)

Join SCUP leaders and staff in a short presentation on integrated planning processes and a facilitated discussion, over lunch, of what it takes to create an effective planning process on ...

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Workshop: Measuring Campus Sustainability Around the World

  • AASHE (PA)
  • Environmental Association for Universities & Colleges (Gloucestershire)
  • Euromed Management (Marseille)
  • Avans University of Applied Sciences
  • Hokkaido University (Hokkaido)

During the past few years, several robust assessments of campus sustainability have emerged around the globe. Among these assessments are Sustainability Tracking, Assesment & Rating System - STARS (US/Canada), Learning ...

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Coca-Cola and Colorado State University: Model of a Sustainable Partnership

  • Colorado State University (CO)
  • Coca-Cola (GA)

This session's objective is to describe and inspire opportunities for corporate-academic partnerships in environmental sustainability. The session is motivated with specific examples of partners leveraging their abilities in collaborative ...

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A Student-Governed Sustainability Project Fund at The University of British Columbia: Increasing Engagement on Sustainability

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

In September 2011 a team of students and university administration members at a large institution began allocating over $100,000 annually to student sustainability projects. This fund was founded and ...

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Keeping the Drive Alive: Avoiding Early Burnout and Navigating Roadblocks

  • Babson College (MA)

College students are filled with boundless ideas and more than willing to coalesce around a cause they care for. Why is it then, that so many of these student-driven initiatives ...

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Lights Off. Game On. Experience with the Kukui Cup: A Next Generation Residence Hall Energy Competition

  • Hawaii Pacific University (HI)
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa (HI)

The Kukui Cup Project explores novel ways to utilize concepts from information technology, community-based social marketing, serious games, and educational pedagogy to support positive change in sustainability-related behaviors. In 2012 ...

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Building Automation and Student Engagement

  • Eastern Connecticut State University (CT)

Building Automation and dashboard displays are becoming increasingly popular within educational institutions. Not only do they provide a visual window into the energy use of a building, but they can ...

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Presidents' Sustainability Roundtable

  • Environmental Association for Universities & Colleges (Gloucestershire)

The Presidents' Sustainability Roundtable will be an outstanding venue to discuss how we advance the sustainability agenda in higher education and best maximize the impact of our leadership.

We are ...

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Lights Out!: Training Building Occupants to Change Energy-Consuming Behaviors

  • University of Kansas (KS)
  • Energy Solutions Professionals, LLC (KS)

Lights Out! was a 3-month friendly competition at the University of Kansas that pitted faculty and staff in three buildings against one another in an effort to see who could ...

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Transformative Undergraduate Sustainability Education: Dalhousie's Major in Environment, Sustainability & Society

  • Dalhousie University (NS)

Dalhousie University's Major in Environment, Sustainability and Society offers a unique approach to undergraduate education in sustainability, combining the rigor and depth of traditional disciplinary study with a rich ...

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Mapping Renewable Energy Potential on Campus: A Case Study of a Strategic Green Fund Project

  • University of Vermont (VT)

Wonder where the best solar, wind, geothermal opportunities are on your campus? In this session, we will present one institution's year long process to answer this question through the ...

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Creating a Successful Reusable Mug Incentive Program for a Large Campus Community

  • University of Tennessee at Knoxville (TN)
  • Aramark Higher Education (PA)

Food service operations generate a substantial portion of the waste stream at most universities. The University Recycling Department and Dining Service Company have partnered over the years to combat waste ...

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Sustainability Science as Business Restart

  • Unity College (ME)

This paper and presentation explore President Stephen Mulkey's vision for organizational resilience under the banner of sustainability science. Unity College in Maine is engaged in a "business restart" that ...

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