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Measuring Engagement of Student Population Through Assessment of Sustainability Knowledge: Behavior, Perceptions, and Attitudes

  • Michigan State University (MI)

Michigan State University Campus Sustainability commissioned a Sustainability Knowledge Assessment. This assessment represents an initial effort to quantify knowledge of the broad and abstract concept of sustainability. By identifying factors ...

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Solar Thermal Systems on Campus, Seven years of hard knock lessons learned.

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

Appalachian State University has been installing renewable energy systems on campus since 2006. This has been largely due to the student led REI (Renewable Energy Initiative) that adds a $5 ...

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Integrating Sustainability into All Study Abroad Programming

  • Concordia College (NY)

Two current priorities in higher education are global learning/study abroad and sustainability. These fit together uneasily; in fact they seem often to be in tension with one another. Students ...

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Sustainability Across the Curriculum: Fostering Enthusiasm by Making it Real for Faculty and Students!

  • Fleming College (ON)

Is adding sustainability to the curriculum new work for faculty? This case study will demonstrate how we discovered that many sustainability elements are already being brought into the classroom – sometimes ...

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Using Case Studies and Case-based Instruction to Teach Sustainability

  • Colorado State University (CO)

Complexity is reality-in the world, in our communities, relationships, and our classrooms-and even more so when emotions run high. Mention climate change or use the adjective 'green' to describe a ...

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Bottleneck and breakthrough toward a sustainable campus – 4 years of challenges by Hokkaido University, Japan

  • Hokkaido University (Hokkaido)

Hokkaido University (HU) is a pioneer institute, which have developed a campus master plan (CMP) in 2006. Then, there was a big movement in higher education for a sustainable campus ...

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Recycling at a Higher Education Institution: Case Study of a Successful Program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City

  • University of Missouri, Kansas City (MO)

The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) has been offering educational programs in waste management and environmental science for about 25 years and has recently added a sustainability minor to its ...

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Sustainability Course Designation: Values and Best Practices

  • Dickinson College (PA)

Dickinson is leading the way in integrating sustainability across the curriculum. As an innovative liberal arts college, over 96% of our Class of '15 students have taken sustainability-focused and related ...

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Mobility and Climate Action: A Review of the Divestment Movement in Canadian Higher Education Institutions

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)

Climate change demands a fundamental reorientation of higher education, yet the majority of Canadian campuses do not have a climate policy. In response, students, faculty, and activists are fighting to ...

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A New Model for Collaborative and Effective Campus Sustainability Decisions

  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)

An AASHE member and ACUPCC signatory, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2050. In 2014, we developed a new model to engage both ...

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Generating Hope and Agency in Education for Sustainability Through Communities of Praxis

  • Manhattanville College (NY)

Recently, the Journal for Sustainability Education has called for research on education practices that generate hope and agency in our students and work against hopelessness. Dr. Tina Evans reminds us ...

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Sustainability Tours: Using Campus as a Teaching Tool

  • University of Louisville (KY)

With sustainability initiatives reshaping campuses in myriad ways from buildings to grounds to dining to energy, water, waste, & transportation systems, it is vital that we develop effective means for ...

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Building Political Effectiveness and Accountability at a Student-Led Sustainability Office

  • University of North Carolina, Asheville (NC)

The University of North Carolina Asheville is among a small group of colleges that chose to establish an entirely student-run, student fee-funded department to house sustainability efforts on campus. In ...

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Solve, Educate, Engage: The Role of the University in Sustainability Solutions

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

Using case histories from the Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives at ASU, we'll explore how universities can engage government entities, business and academic communities, non profit organizations and the public ...

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University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 17th Avenue Residence Hall and Dining Center Gray Water System

  • TKDA (MN)

The Architect-of Record and Lead Mechanical Engineer will present an overview of the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities's 17th Avenue Residence Hall and Dining Center's gray water system ...

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Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Building Renewable Energy Infrastructure On a Growing Campus

  • Skidmore College (NY)

This case study will show attendees how one institution was able to dramatically reduce its GHG emissions while simultaneously growing in both institutional square footage and enrollment. From the year ...

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Campus-wide plug load inventory and resulting energy reduction programs

  • Stanford University (CA)
  • My Green Lab (CA)

Stanford University completed a comprehensive equipment inventory in 2014, collecting detailed plug load data to inform targeted energy reduction strategies. Twelve student interns inventoried 55 types of electronic equipment in ...

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Transformative Partnerships: Replacing Consumerism with Community

  • California Lutheran University (CA)
  • City of Thousand Oaks (CA)

Can disciplines traditionally anchored in consumerist perspectives–like marketing and advertising–help students engage with sustainability and provide opportunities to make positive change in their communities? This case study demonstrates ...

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Transformational Leadership Summit for College & University Executives & Senior Leaders

  • Harvard University (MA)

Driving sustainability into an institution's core mission, positioning the institution to 'do well by doing good' is the complex leadership challenge of the 21st century. It requires the transformation ...

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The United Nations' New Global Action Programme, Sustainable Development Goals, and You

  • Portland Community College (OR)
  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)
  • York University (ON)
  • China Green University Network
  • University of North Texas (TX)

The Decade on Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014) highlighted how education institutions have contributed to innovative pedagogy and partnerships, enhanced training, and galvanized whole-institution approaches, thus helping foster a more ...

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Designing and Assessing Sustainability Learning Outcomes

  • Portland State University (OR)

How can we ensure that our educational offerings lead to sustainability competencies? This workshop will support participants in designing learning outcomes (LOs) and assessment plans. The presenters' diverse perspectives make ...

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Conducting a Transportation Study at a Commuter School - Kwantlen Student Association

  • Kwantlen Polytechnic University (BC)

The Kwantlen Student Association (KSA) is a not for profit organization that operates independently of Kwantlen Polytechnic University's (KPU) administration. The KSA focuses on providing support for its members ...

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Five-Year Evolution of Campus Sustainability Programs

  • Bentley University (MA)
  • Boston University (MA)

Many campus sustainability programs around the country are coming of age. Those programs which started between the years of 2008-2011 are reaching a critical turning point where their ability to ...

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Building Sustainability: A Holistic Approach to Evaluations and Retrofits

  • University of Virginia (VA)

This case study will focus on a replicable model of how a technically-focused retro-commissioning and energy/water reduction program for individual existing buildings can be expanded into a holistic and ...

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Teaching Systemic Sustainability through a Local Lens: A Minnesota Experience in Engaging Students with the Greater Community

  • Prescott College (AZ)

One critical component of sustainability education is to help students understand the interconnectedness of environmental and social justice issues. The intersection of sustainability education, service learning, and social justice offers ...

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Stressed Out? Sustainability and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (IL)

We will examine how Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) training can be a powerful tool for enhancing both the well-being of everyone on campus and sustainability education. Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn ...

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Using Retro-Commissioning to Increase Climate Action Plan Resiliency

  • Seattle Pacific University (WA)
  • Paladino and Company (WA)

Seattle Pacific University created a climate action plan in June 2010. The goal of the plan is to reduce natural gas consumption 20% by 2015 and be a carbon neutral ...

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Banning Bottled Water on Campus; Beyond Excuses

  • Pacific Lutheran University (WA)

Over 100 colleges and universities across the US and Canada have enacted a policy of responsible water sales in their purchasing. Such a drastic change for an institution is made ...

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Least Car-Friendly - Commuter options for an urban campus

  • Loyola University Chicago (IL)

In 2011, US News and World Report published a story on the top 10 'Least Car Friendly' Universities in the nation. Loyola University Chicago has taken this as a badge ...

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Transforming Student Leadership in Sustainability through Integrative Learning

  • University of South Carolina (SC)

Pressure is mounting for institutions to graduate students in four years with jobs. As professionals in higher education, how do we help students turn their academic content into currency? The ...

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Spartan Treasure Hunt: Direct Engagement of Building Occupants in Energy Saving Opportunities

  • Michigan State University (MI)

The Spartan Treasure Hunt is an early step in the building commissioning process. It engages building occupants to help identify opportunities for energy savings and system improvements during a building ...

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Retention, Graduate Rates, and Sustainability Literacy

  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (IL)

In the current climate of increased governmental oversight of higher education and fiscal downturns, retention and graduation rates are being emphasized as key markers of an institution's success. Meanwhile ...

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Assessing the Kinnickinnick Project at River Falls: Sustainability Curriculum Transformation at Five Years

  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls (WI)

After five years of Sustainability Fellows Workshops, the sustainability curriculum at UWRF has grown to prominence with its own identity as The Kinnickinnick Project (named after the River Falls' local ...

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The Road to Zero: A Tale of a Stadium Compost Pilot

  • Purdue University (IN)
  • NatureWorks (GA)

Purdue opened the South End Zone Patio area of Ross-Ade Stadium (capacity 57,236) at the beginning of the 2014 season. The Office of University Sustainability initiated a zero waste ...

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Professor Sustainability Coordinator': Maximizing the Potential of the Multiple Roles of the Sustainability Professional

  • Bowling Green State University (OH)

Question: Where does the line between full-time Sustainability Professional and Faculty Member teaching about sustainability begin? Answer: There is no line! This case study presents a successful model for strengthening ...

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STARS Express: How WPI Completed STARS in under 2.5 Months

  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute (MA)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • GreenerU (MA)

This session will describe how Worcester Polytechnic Institute was able to complete a high quality STARS 2.0 submission in just two and a half months. With support from GreenerU ...

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Sustainability Internship Programs at the University of Illinois at Chicago: Diversity Strengthens Leadership On and Off Campus

  • University of Illinois Chicago (IL)

This case study will describe two internship programs that operate at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). The goal of the Heritage Garden and Office of Sustainability (OS) internship ...

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Nurturing the Sharing Economy on Campus

  • University of Louisville (KY)

One of the most exciting developments of recent decades is the growth of the sharing economy. Simply put, the generation of students entering college today are far less interested in ...

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From the Porcupine Caribou to the San Francisco Peaks: Applied Holistic Sustainability in North America

  • Sierra Nevada College (NV)

A framework of Holistic Sustainability sheds light on understanding past failures and informing present realities that pave the way for future opportunities. The current state of sustainable development is flawed ...

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Ten Years and Counting: Navigating the First Decade of Utility-Scale Campus Wind Turbine Operation

  • Carleton College (MN)
  • St. Olaf College (MN)

For a town of just over 20,000 people, it's thrilling to see three utility-scale wind turbines on the Northfield, MN horizon. Carleton College installed its first wind turbine ...

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Building a Statewide Sustainability Strategy in Higher Education (2015)

  • University of Hawaii System Office (HI)

This case study will describe the first two years of developing the system-wide University of Hawaii (UH) Sustainability Strategy. In January 2014 the Board of Regents of the University of ...

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Sustainability Education: A Pedagogy of Complexity

  • Ohio University (OH)

College graduates entering the work force increasingly are confronted with 'wicked' sustainability issues regardless of profession. In response, models of instruction that transcend disciplinary boundaries are emerging in higher education ...

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Reimagining the 21st Century Research Library

  • BNIM Architects (MO)
  • Integral Group (CA)

The university is transforming; the ivory tower is shifting towards a porous campus. How do you transform a library of books into a trans-disciplinary hub for collaboration and innovation? As ...

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Smart Print: Using the Cloud to Identify Waste & Excess Energy Consumption

  • University of Illinois Chicago (IL)
  • Pharos Systems International (NY)

The University of Illinois at Chicago has deployed a new, cloud-based tool to deliver a campus-wide view of their printer fleet, their users who print and the documents they print ...

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Marketing-Minded Videos to Improve Waste Diversion and Sustainability

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

The 'Video as Marketing for Waste Diversion' (VaMWD) project at UC Berkeley leverages marketing techniques known and familiar in corporate film-making and brand awareness to approach waste diversion as a ...

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Sustainability Blitz for a Rapid Diffusion Across the Curriculum

  • Skyline College (CA)
  • Strategic Energy Innovations (CA)

The time is now for addressing sustainability education across the curriculum. While there remain plenty of barriers to doing so – overburdened faculty, lack of interdisciplinary coordination, misaligned incentive structures – there ...

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Stopping Food Waste at the Source: Source Reduction Strategies for Dining Services

  • Aramark (PA)

UC Irvine aims not only to divert waste from landfill through recycling and composting but to minimize waste generated. This objective supports an overall goal of Zero Waste campus-wide by ...

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Impact Advocacy - Fair Trade in Your Life and on Campus

  • Fair Trade Colleges & Universities (CA)

Fair Trade empowers farmers and workers and promotes economic development, social justice, and environmental stewardship. The world of Fair Trade includes a wide range of groups and interests; businesses, non-profits ...

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Engaging Students in Energy Reduction - on and off campus

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)

At CU boulder, Residence Life and the Environmental Center are working together to provide all our students with what that they need to practice energy efficiency at home – whether on ...

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Environmental Dashboard: Using real-time display of resource use & community voices to foster connections & empower stewardship

  • Oberlin College (OH)

Many schools now use real-time 'dashboards' that provide feedback on electricity use in campus buildings to encourage conservation behavior. This presentation will engage audience members in an exploration of 'Environmental ...

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