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Under the Truffula Trees: Creating Institutional Change Beginning with Students

  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (IL)

In Spring 2008, I taught an Introduction to Sociology class that took me down a path I had not anticipated taking. I required students in the class to submit a ...

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Student-Faculty Synergy & Institutional Transformation: A Story of Sustainability

  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (IL)

This presentation will discuss the evolving, ongoing professional relationship between a student and a sociology professor that has led to both personal transformation and action, and which, over the course ...

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Water, Waste and Landscaping:How Old Dominion University Facilities Management Manages and Practices Sustainability

  • Old Dominion University (VA)

The main goal for my presentation is to share information with attendees on how Old Dominion University Facilities Management manages water, waste and landscaping into our sustainability efforts. ODU made ...

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Achieving Sustainability Through Happiness

  • University of Michigan (MI)

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said that, "We need a new economic paradigm that recognizes the parity between the three pillars of sustainable development. Social, economic and environmental well-being are ...

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Sustainability Education Combines with Place-based Education in UVM Graduate-level Team-taught Service-learning Integrative Course

  • University of Vermont (VT)

PLACE (Place-based Landscape Analysis & Community Engagement) Program applies landscape analysis and whole systems thinking to fostering a sense of place and a sustainable future in local communities. It seeks ...

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Community Gardens Engage Students to Serve as a Bridge between University and Community

  • Antioch University Midwest (OH)

Food security has been identified by the city of Keene, NH as an area of critical importance for community resiliency. Our city's efforts have been supported by a growing ...

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Improving Collections Efficiencies through Departmental Collaboration

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

During these challenging economic times, it is important that colleges and universities find ways in which they can operate more efficiency, often with less resource availability. Appalachian State University has ...

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Achieving Energy Reductions Through Behavior: Competition Best Practices and Case Study

  • University of Pennsylvania (PA)

This presentation would present an overview of 1) the potential for competitions and behavior change to help achieve significant energy reductions on college campuses; 2) an overview of best practices ...

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Education for Sustainable Development: Comparing Institutional Initiatives

  • Simon Fraser University (BC)

The integration of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) into the curriculum is a goal of many universities. This session will explore initiatives at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada, and ...

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The Role of Food Service Workers in Campus Sustainability Programs

  • Occidental College (CA)
  • UNITE HERE (DC)

Higher education institutions are at the forefront of a movement to reform the food system by promoting sustainable practices at campus cafeterias and dining services.

Yet the central role of ...

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Driving Sustainability at Luther: A Rideshare Website Demonstration

  • Luther College (IA)

The Luther College Rideshare website is an open source project undertaken to streamline student engagement in sustainable activities, specifically carpooling. The concept of a rideshare board has been in existence ...

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Envisioning and Planning a Multi-Year System-Wide Sustainable Energy Initiative

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

Appalachian State University, in conjunction with system-wide resources from the 17-institution University of North Carolina system, is hosting the Appalachian Energy Summit on July 9-11, 2012 in Boone, North Carolina ...

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Magnetic Bearing Chillers: Reducing Costs, Electricity, Emissions, and Noises

  • Radford University (VA)

Radford University (RU) is working towards a goal of climate neutrality. When it came time to replace the chiller that was located in Preston Hall, Radford University, consistent with its ...

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STARS Data Sharing: Introduction to the STARS API

  • AASHE (PA)

Since 2006, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), a membership organization of colleges and universities committed to building a sustainable world, has engaged in a ...

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Southern Illinois University Sustainability Action Plan

  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale (IL)

Southern Illinois University Sustainability Action Plan (SIUSAP)

The main objective of this research is a comprehensive Southern Illinois University Sustainability Action Plan to advance the institution to become an innovative ...

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STARS at CSUMB - The Ins and Outs of Institutional Self Assessment and the Aftermath

  • California State University, Monterey Bay (CA)

Our University President, Dr. Dianne Harrison, was among the earliest of the signatories of the President's Climate Commitment, back in 2007. Since then, the newly-formed sustainability committee has had ...

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Storytelling and Storymaking: A New Paradigm for Sustainability Management

  • University of the District of Columbia (DC)
  • West Chester University of Pennsylvania (PA)
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (DC)

Complying with commitments (climate and otherwise) is necessary but not sufficient for realizing a vision of a sustainable society. Moving colleagues, senior leaders, and students to creative action requires something ...

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Visioning Sustainability: a powerful student-led initiative at UVA

  • University of Virginia (VA)

When students step back from initial impulses for traditional initiatives and develop a long-term vision of sustainability, powerful and lasting movements arise. The student-led vision casting can transform into a ...

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Building A Sustainability Pathway In Biology

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

The University of British Columbia is committed to providing all students the opportunity to study sustainability during their undergraduate education. Implementation requires initiative from within departments and programs as well ...

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Sustainability Integrated Into the Mission and Across the Curriculum at Soka University of America

  • Soka University of America (CA)

Soka University of America (SUA) is a small, private university located in the suburban community of Aliso Viejo, southern California. SUA offers a four-year B.A. in the Liberal Arts ...

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Sustainability Officers 1.0 to 2.0 Toolkit: Strategic and Sane Workload Management of People, Projects, and Programs on Your Campus

  • Baylor University (TX)
  • Duke University (NC)
  • Santa Clara University (CA)
  • University of Vermont (VT)

Sustainability staff are involved in many initiatives at a time, and often these are run in collaboration with multiple stakeholders. The Sustainability Office version 1.0 consisted of one staffer--it ...

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Sustainable Purchasing Beyond STARS

  • University of Calgary (AB)

The product categories applicable for STARS sustainable purchasing credits (computers, cleaning products and office paper) account for less than 1% of total expenditures on materials, supplies and services at the ...

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Sustainable Water Consumption in Two Kentucky Higher Education Communities

  • Hopkinsville Community College (KY)
  • Western Kentucky University (KY)

Concern about the environmental and economic implications of bottled water motivated a multi-method study on two college campuses in Kentucky: Western Kentucky University and Hopkinsville Community College. Survey and interview ...

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Student Engagement Ladder

  • University of Virginia (VA)

Do you know when and where your students receive their sustainability education? Where engagement is the strongest and where it is lacking? Students mapped out a ladder of engagement starting ...

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THIS SUCKS! Addressing Vampire Energy on College and University Campuses

  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro (NC)

Vampire Energy Slayers was developed to raise awareness of vampire energy consumption at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). Vampire energy accounts for over 10% of the electrical ...

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Making Every Drop Count - Impact of Irrigation Retrofit at the U of Minnesota

  • University of Minnesota, Morris (MN)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

In the spring and summer of 2012 our university is conducting a joint applied research project with The Toro Company to evaluate the impact of optimizing irrigation control systems and ...

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USU Bicycle Master Plan: Developing Unique Plan Components Specific to Campuses

  • Utah State University (UT)

The purpose of the USU Bicycle Master Plan is to promote safety for pedestrians, bicyclists, and other non-motorized modes of transportation on the Utah State University Campus. USU seeks to ...

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Trends in Interdisciplinary Environmental and Sustainability Education

  • National Council for Science & the Environment (DC)

This paper presentation will discuss the findings of a 2012 census of interdisciplinary environmental (IE) and sustainability degree programs, other degree programs with formal concentrations or emphases in environment or ...

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UCSB Water Action Plan

  • University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)

Water use and water shortages have the ability to create economic, social, and political conflicts. Over much of California, water management issues are magnified by the state's growing population ...

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Weaving Green Threads: Sustainability Students as Connectors and Creators

  • Franklin Pierce University (NH)

This presentation shows how students in a sustainability certificate program model self-organization, emergent properties and resilience, and develop leadership to leverage change. FPU's Sustainability Certificate students exemplify complex systems ...

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What Information and Communication Technology Can Do To Green Your Campus: A Dutch Perspective

  • Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Maastricht University
  • University of Twente
  • Utrecht University
  • Wageningen University

With each passing year, sustainability becomes a more relevant topic for higher education institutions in the Netherlands. Similar to many countries, our institutions agreed to a collective ambition: to reduce ...

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What if People Really Mattered? Designing a Socially Sustainable Workplace

  • Case Western Reserve University (OH)
  • Kent State University (OH)
  • Maharishi University of Management (IA)
  • The Social Design Group (OH)

Workers and workplace systems have been viewed and treated as having instrumental value for organizations to date, rather than given recognition of the full measure of their intrinsic value. Most ...

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Sustainability Curriculum: Place-based Understanding Through Campus and Community Projects

  • Daemen College (NY)

As proposed by Burns (2011), sustainability education should include opportunities for students to actively participate in improving sustainability through projects that connect them with the geographic region where they live ...

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Green Mapping of College Campuses

  • Lewis & Clark College (OR)

Lewis & Clark College has recently made significant improvements in green infrastructure and sustainability services, and has seen improvements in the capacity to support student endeavors of sustainability. However, there ...

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Bleeding Beyond the Campus Boundaries: How Colleges and Universities are Collaborating with their Local Communities to Realize Restorative Cities Now

  • Emory University (GA)
  • Portland State University (OR)
  • U.S. Green Building Council (DC)

This session will explore how colleges and universities are serving as living laboratories of sustainability and how these schools are engaging their local communities to re-imagine a restorative civilization now ...

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Green Funds at Community Colleges: Unique Approaches to Engaging Students

  • College of Lake County (IL)
  • Johnson County Community College (KS)

Connecting students to a community college's sustainability efforts presents distinct challenges. Community colleges strive for a standard of quality education that is affordable and accessible to all types of ...

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Navigating Bureaucracy to Teach for a Better World: Sustainability and Ethics

  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)

Integrating sustainability-content throughout the curriculum remains perhaps the key challenge of higher education going forward, as our ability to balance the needs of society with the available resources of the ...

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Parkaholics Anonymous: A 12 Step Intervention

  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro (NC)

Looking for ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and commuter impacts while increasing operational efficiencies and effectiveness? Discover how a land-locked university with 18,000+ students, growing enrollments, and shrinking ...

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Challenges to Greening Your Campus Facilities Discussion

  • U.S. Green Building Council (DC)

Are you a champion for greening facilities on your campus? More energy efficient buildings? Better access to alternate transportation? More green space around and in between your buildings? Greener purchasing ...

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The Four Truths - A Discussion on Industry Misalignments in Achieving High-Performance

  • Harvard University (MA)
  • Lynn University (FL)
  • The New School (NY)
  • Yale University (CT)

The presenter, through the lens of four very diverse case-study examples, will de-bug myths surrounding the design and operational of the high-performance, often high-intensive building industry. The four-truths: (1) Design ...

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Can Collaboration Between Competitors Work?

  • Columbus College of Art & Design (OH)
  • Pacific Northwest College of Art (OR)
  • Pratt Institute (NY)

In September 2010, Pratt Institute hosted a summit for thirty academic leaders from 30 colleges of Art and Design. The PALS (Partnership for Academic Leadership in Sustainability) cohort is creating ...

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Community College Reception

  • American Association of Community Colleges (DC)
  • U.S. Green Building Council (DC)
  • AASHE (PA)

Celebrate the work that community colleges have done to transform their campuses and communities, and enjoy a drink with your colleagues during this community college networking reception. The Center for ...

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Preparing Students for the 21st century Green Workforce

  • American Association of Community Colleges (DC)
  • National Wildlife Federation (VA)
  • AASHE (PA)

Hosted by American Association of Community Colleges and AASHE, this workshop will highlight best practices, innovative partnerships and collaborative successes preparing community college students to build a green and sustainable ...

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Developing Large Scale Solar on Campus: Lessons Learned

  • University of San Diego (CA)
  • AMSOLAR International (CA)

The University of San Diego entered into a 25-year Power Purchase Agreement in 2010 with AMSOLAR, a solar development company focused on the education sector. The project was completed in ...

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Visualizing and Modeling the Drivers in a Holistic Built Environment: Social Justice through Spatial Tools

  • Los Angeles Community College District (CA)
  • Los Angeles Trade Technical College (CA)

Through years of teaching real projects in architecture and environmental design to a diverse mix of urban Los Angeles students, a new innovative model was born. The model drives change ...

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Sustainability Officers Workshop: Leveraging Leadership for Campus Sustainability - Breakout Session 1

  • Unity College (ME)
  • Environmental Leadership Program

This workshop will focus on strengths-based leadership and systems thinking for the sustainability professional. Participants will map your own personal and professional strengths while considering how those strengths can move ...

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How a Sustainability Office Can Transform Town/Gown Relationships

  • Ball State University (IN)
  • University of Chicago (IL)

Universities have long struggled with town/gown relationships, typically employing a community relations office to be its face and defender in the community. However, sustainability offices have a unique role ...

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Creating Hubs of Indigenous Innovation through Public/Private Partnerships: the Collaboration between MA`O Organic Farms and University of Hawai`i West O`ahu

  • University of Hawaii Kapiolani Community College (HI)
  • University of Hawaii - West Oahu (HI)

This panel will present an innovative partnership between Ma'o Organic Farms, Leeward Community College (LCC), and the University of Hawaii West O'ahu (UHWO). MAO is a non-profit youth ...

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Mentoring Student Workers to Increase the Potential for Advancing Sustainability

  • University of Minnesota, Morris (MN)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

Traditional mentorship models, similar to traditional internship models, often feature a top-down relationship with knowledge flowing in one direction. In this model a power structure is established that can make ...

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Supporting and Strengthening Student Work Through Statewide Networks

  • University of Minnesota, Morris (MN)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

Statewide networks for young people working on sustainability are sprouting up across the country. They are connecting, supporting, and amplifying the work of young people who are advancing sustainability on ...

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