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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 (EAUC) (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 (EAUC) (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 (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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Occupy Education: Learning and Living Sustainability

  • Colorado Mountain College (CO)

The presenter offers a visual summary of her book by the same title. Her work is motivated by the sustainability crisis and energized by the drive for social justice that ...

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Billion Dollar Green Challenge: How Campus Green Revolving Funds are Saving Energy and Money (2012)

  • University of Southern California (CA)
  • Sustainable Endowments Institute (MA)

Facing burdensome budget cuts and unstable energy costs, many colleges are grappling with how to finance urgently needed, but capital-intensive, energy efficiency retrofits. In response to this need, this workshop ...

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Educating Citizens as Change Agents

  • Portland State University (OR)

Portland State University is beginning implementation of a program to empower students and alumni to become lifelong participants in community-based, sustainability-oriented social change efforts beyond their time at PSU. The ...

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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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