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7 years & 1,854,472 tonnes: A collaborative journey toward climate stabilization

  • LHB, Inc. (MN)

Moving beyond good intentions, Rosemount, a rapidly growing Minneapolis exurb, is taking a leadership role in planning for significant city-wide greenhouse gas reductions. As a participant in Minnesota's GreenStep ...

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Teaching and Learning Sustainable Chemistry K-16: From Classroom Application and Analysis to Assessment and Refinement

  • Colorado State University (CO)

This presentation explores aspects of 'sustainable chemistry.' The research assesses the challenges of 'teaching sustainable chemistry' in K-16 classrooms through an experimental course, CHEM/EDUC580 at Colorado State University with ...

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The Value of Flexibility: A Case Study of Stanford's Cardinal Green Office Program

  • Stanford University (CA)

Stanford's Cardinal Green Office Program harnesses the actions of individual building occupants to achieve resource savings. Over the past five years, the program has become an effective communication, education ...

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Spearfish Local: Improving Community Health Through Collaboration

  • Black Hills State University (SD)

Black Hills State University (BHSU) and community partners are seeking to create a culture that supports and values our local food economy and other aspects of healthy communities. Located in ...

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Using Super Decisions Software for Sustainability Decision-Making

  • Ohio University (OH)

Multiple criteria decision making (MCDM) encompasses many techniques which utilize objective, numerically-based algorithms to choose between alternatives. The complexity of the multiple sustainability criteria of the people, planet, profit triple ...

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Integrating Chemistry and Sustainability Using Guided Inquiry Learning and Project Based Labs

  • Stony Brook University (NY)

With support from a National Science Foundation (NSF) Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (TUES) grant and working with three colleagues from Stony Brook University's Sustainability ...

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Solid Oxide Fuel Cells: Green and Sustainable Energy Systems

  • Kent State University (OH)

A solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) power system technology is one of the greenest and sustainable energy technologies that tackle the global energy-environmental challenges. In the U.S., approximately 70 ...

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A Campus Tree Inventory: An Interdisciplinary, Multi-Class, Mega-Lab Project

  • Furman University (SC)

Trees provide a number of valuable ecosystem services, including reducing stormwater runoff, increasing air and water quality, storing and sequestering atmospheric carbon, and reducing energy consumption due to direct shading ...

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Developing a Successful Student Sustainability Internship Program on a Liberal Arts Campus

  • Colgate University (NY)

In this case study, we will walk attendees through the development process of Colgate's Sustainability Internship program that I have worked with from its creation through its current iteration ...

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Fostering Sustainability in Residence Life Programming: Creating Sustainable Campus Communities

  • College of Charleston (SC)

The Office of Sustainability at the College of Charleston has worked on Residence Life Programming since 2012 and is now in its third phase of interns. In those years we ...

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The Institute for Green and Sustainable Science: An EPA model program in cross-disciplinary sustainability education

  • Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) (IN)
  • Marian University (IN)

The Institute for Green and Sustainable Science (IGSS) is a research, education, and outreach center engaging in the study of sustainability issues, particularly in ecology, green chemistry, and energy science ...

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Transforming Sustainability Education through Public Art

  • University of Virginia (VA)

Public art can powerfully transform sustainability education, though it is typically excluded from comprehensive discussions that include science, technology, or economics. Public art projects are an excellent way for students ...

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Stories of Ivy Road: Roles for Public Art in Sustainability Planning & Community Engagement

  • University of Virginia (VA)

As student enrollment increases and campuses expand, it is crucial to plan in a truly sustainable way within local communities. This case study examines a recent public art project that ...

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EcoLeaders Community Supports Student Sustainability Efforts and Helps Build Career and Leadership Skills

  • National Wildlife Federation (VA)

National Wildlife Federation's EcoLeaders Initiative is a sustainability leadership certification program for college students and recent graduates. EcoLeaders features first web-based community to provide students with the virtual space ...

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Do you want your receipt? How simple changes to bookstore operations reduce use of BPA and related chemicals.

  • Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MN)

What if even the simplest transaction at your campus bookstore could be better for employees and our environment? If your campus uses thermal paper receipts in its bookstore, library or ...

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Building Better Homes: University of Arizona’s Residential Sustainability Program

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

This presentation is focused on residential education. Components of the University of Arizona's (UA) on-campus sustainability program will be briefly discussed. The presenters will specifically discuss replicable and successful ...

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Story, Psychology and Incentives: Sustainability Behavior Change Case Studies

  • Alliance to Save Energy (CA)

This case study session uses identity and sustainability as an underlying theme to explore behavior change strategies and successes on college campuses through a variety of projects and curriculum. Nate ...

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Sustainability Studies: Not Your Traditional Major or Minor

  • Frostburg State University (MD)

Sustainability Studies does not fit well as a traditional academic major. While sustainability studies requires a unique set of skills, experiences, values and perspectives, it will not have the desired ...

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Living with Our Changing Climate

  • American Meteorological Society (DC)

Earth's climate is inherently variable, but is currently changing at rates unprecedented in recent Earth history. Human activity plays a major role in this change and is projected to ...

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Greening the Greeks: Lessons learned from working with Greek Village at the University of South Carolina

  • University of South Carolina (SC)

Fraternity and sorority members have long been a challenging population for offices of sustainability to reach because they tend to be insular, have their own traditions and priorities, and often ...

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Go Greek, Go Green: Integrating Sustainability into Daily Life for Members of the Greek Community

  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln (NE)

The Greek community at UNL, consisting of fraternities, sororities, multicultural, and professional groups, comprises nearly 20 percent of the student body, with nearly 30 housed chapters on campus. Greek organizations ...

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Growing Community: University of Louisville Eco-Reps and Blackacre Nature Preserve

  • University of Louisville (KY)

The University of Louisville's Eco-Reps is a sustainability training and networking group offering certifications, hosting monthly lunches, local speakers, and field trips, and organizing volunteer projects. Blackacre State Nature ...

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Bottled Water Policy: The six-year journey

  • Bemidji State University (MN)
  • College of Saint Benedict (MN)

Years of thoughtful research, consideration, and communication with other universities went into the creation of the Bottled Water Policy created by the Bemidji State University Student Senate in 2015. The ...

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Using LEED-EBOM 4 for Smeal Business Building and LEED Campus to Launch LEED for the Pennsylvania State University Park Campus

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)
  • Leonardo Academy (WI)

This presentation addresses how a campus can use the implementation of LEED-EBOM version 4 for one building and LEED Campus to launch LEED campus wide. The project shows how undergraduate ...

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Embracing the Silos: The Benefits of Disciplinary Purity in Achieving Campus Sustainability in Waste Reduction

  • University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)

Since the Great Recession, UCSC has not employed a Recycling Coordinator with the interdepartmental authority to administer the campus vision of waste reduction as planned for the campus Zero Waste ...

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LED-ing the way to greenhouse gas reduction goals

  • New York University (NY)

Are you 'in the dark' about LED lighting? It's the next best thing in energy efficient lighting that can achieve energy savings of 80-90%. The switch to LEDs as ...

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Integrating Environmental Issues Into Social Sciences, Business, And Humanities Courses Using Ecological Worldview Principles

  • University of St. Thomas (MN)

Environmental problems are actually human behavior problems. Social sciences and humanities are important contributors for addressing environmental sustainability as they investigate and explain human behavior. Yet for faculty, integrating sustainability ...

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Incorporating Life Cycle Analysis into Campus Dining

  • University of Missouri (MO)

The environmental impacts associated with food production have been well-documented through Life cycle analyses (LCA). LCA of food products have focused largely on individual food items. However, very little work ...

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Seeing STARS: Sustainability and Strategic Planning

  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (IL)

This case study will outline how Southern Illinois University Edwardsville came to be one of the first schools to include sustainability as a goal in its new strategic plan, using ...

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Transforming the WKU Office of Sustainability's Front Yard into an Edible Landscape

  • Western Kentucky University (KY)

The Western Kentucky University (WKU) Office of Sustainability, located in a University-owned residential property, seeks to demonstrate sustainability best practices for current and future homeowners. Since May 2014, the office ...

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Eco-Representatives: Peer to Peer Education on Sustainable Living Practices

  • Concordia College (NY)

Student outreach programs are an integral part of sustainability efforts in higher education. Eco-Rep programs use peer-to-peer education to promote student behavioral changes and increase awareness about sustainability initiatives and ...

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Concordia College EcoHouse

  • Concordia College (NY)

The Concordia College EcoHouse is a student-initiated project that was launched in 2012. The EcoHouse is a 1950s-era house that provides an ideal living-learning environment in which to explore sustainable ...

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COBBikes: Concordia College’s Bike Share Program

  • Concordia College (NY)

This poster will provide information and data analysis about a bike share program recently launched at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. In the fall of 2014, 12 bikes were purchased ...

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Assessing student learning outcomes for sustainability

  • University of South Dakota (SD)

Colleges and universities are increasingly developing sustainability majors, minors, certificates, and specializations. Because sustainability is an interdisciplinary area of study and coursework for sustainability programs often draws from multiple disciplines ...

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Creating and maintaining a Student Managed Action Fund

  • University of Northern Colorado (CO)

A growing way to create and build sustainability projects on campus is to create a student fund. These are often managed by students themselves, yet despite the enthusiasm and innovative ...

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Making meaningful curricular connections to campus operations and community initiatives

  • Carleton College (MN)

Using the campus or the local community as a living lab is a powerful approach to teaching sustainability, providing students the opportunity to better understand environmental issues in their real-world ...

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The UAlbany Heritage Garden: An Educational Tool for the Whole Campus

  • University at Albany (NY)

In fall 2013, a task force of students, staff and faculty began developing a plan to institute a campus heritage garden. With the understanding that many student garden projects fall ...

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Organizing an E-Waste Festival on Campus

  • Indiana University South Bend (IN)

E-Waste can be a serious problem for businesses and residents in a community. At Indiana University South Bend, we hold an annual E-Waste Festival that has collected over 1.25 ...

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Tested Techniques - Increase membership, organize engaging events & raise funds for your student group

  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)

The workshop will focus on tested techniques used by student group leaders at the University of Illinois Urbana - Champaign to engage the student body in the sustainability movement. Even though ...

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The Systems Toolbox for Sustainability

  • Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MN)

All of life and design consists of system. We are composed of systems and contained in systems. Creating meaningful change requires that we know how to find, describe, design, fix ...

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Reclaiming Urbanity with Permaculture: The First Years of a Food Forest

  • Portland State University (OR)

Food forests use sustainable methods to garden within a closed-loop system. PSU students started a community orchard in 2011 with a plot of vacant land, 21 fruit tree varieties and ...

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Taking sustainability to next level – The UAF Sustainability Plan

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (AK)

UAF is already a high performing institution with respect to sustainability. In 2009 a student sustainability fee of $20 per semester was implemented after a vote by the student body ...

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What role can moral agency & collective efficacy play in college-level science education? Defining new territory

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

This proposal will look at the role of moral agency and collective efficacy when thinking about environmental sustainability issues, within college-level science education. We will look at reports from scientists ...

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A Multiple Methods Approach to Exploring Conservation Decision Making on the Farm: From Theory to Application

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
  • University of Minnesota System Office (MN)

Balancing agricultural production and water resource protection is a major challenge across the U.S. In Minnesota, where both water and agriculture are fundamental to the state's heritage, modern ...

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Football Fans and Waste: Can Their Behavior Be Changed?

  • University of Missouri (MO)

Waste separation and diversion at sporting events is gaining more popularity because of the large amount of waste generated, the visibility of athletic events, and the goal of reaching Zero ...

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Stormwater Management Approaches on Campus Connect Community to Local Waterways Through Water Innovations Walking Tour

  • Wilfrid Laurier University (ON)

Our proposed poster will showcase a novel approach to community partnerships and out-of-classroom learning experiences. As an official event of Canada Water Week 2015, Laurier partnered with REEP Green Solutions ...

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Open-Ended Cases for Improving Farm Sustainability

  • Dordt College (IA)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

The method of open-ended cases is an ideal format for students when they are analyzing the sustainability of a farm. Students learn about several of methods used for analyzing an ...

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835 People - 1 Day - 1 Community - A Service Learning Story

  • Moraine Valley Community College (IL)

All faculty, staff and administrators at Moraine Valley Community College stood behind the 'community' in the college's name to set an example in the MVUnity day by joining forces ...

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Greeks Think Green: 'Go Greek, Go Green'

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

At the University of Arizona (UA), Greek Life is the largest organization on campus, making up 15% of the student population. To include this large segment of the student population ...

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Geodesign as a collaborative framework for campus-centered sustainability modeling, education and community engagement

  • Colorado College (CO)

Geodesign, a Geographic Information Systems (GIS)-based framework, offers the means to assemble multiple place-based perspectives that are foundational to sustainability across the curriculum. We offer the example of an ...

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