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The Seed of a Great Idea: Wells College Seed Exchange Program

  • Wells College (NY)

The Wells College Center for Sustainability and the Environment fielded an intriguing inquiry from a campus librarian who wondered what the Center thought of the idea for the college Library ...

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Meeting Climate Action Plan goals through the introduction of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) at West Chester University

  • West Chester University of Pennsylvania (PA)

West Chester University's President signed the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment in October, 2010 and a Climate Action Plan (CAP) was written. One objective of CAP was ...

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The Gibbs Farm: A Permaculture Learning Lab

  • Western Michigan University (MI)

The Gibbs Farm is a 2-acre historic homestead currently undergoing a landscape reimagining to create an engaging environment for students, staff, and the greater community. Students with diverse backgrounds and ...

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Short-Term Internships In Higher Education: Creating Ambassadors for Sustainability Through Leadership and Experiential Learning

  • Western Michigan University (MI)

The Wesustain Internship Program is a semester-long, paid, and highly competitive opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students at Western Michigan University to gain leadership experience and explore global sustainability challenges ...

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Bridging the Gap- Creating a culture of engagement between undergraduate and graduate students in sustainability efforts.

  • Western Colorado University (CO)

Come learn how Western State Colorado University (WSCU) involved a new Environmental Management graduate program in boosting campus sustainability efforts. Graduate and undergraduate students were integrated through two main strategies ...

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Liberal Arts Institutions Networking Meeting (2015)

  • Willamette University (OR)

A lunch meeting for representatives of liberal arts colleges and universities. A similar lunchtime networking event was hosted by others in Nashville in 2013 with approximately 100 attendees, and in ...

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Working Differently Together

  • University of Wisconsin-Stout (WI)

"Working Differently Together" will examine the differences, similarities, and advantages found in proven as well as up-and-coming Systems Thinking Methodologies as tools for creative thinking and problem solving. Too many ...

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Reimagining Parking - Parking Lots & Garages As Power Plant Plants

  • Solaire Generation

Onsite renewable energy projects have typically focused on available roof and ground space for installation. A significant opportunity exists to enhance the use of surface and structured parking for onsite ...

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Canadian University and Colleges Sustainability Meet Up

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)
  • Vancouver Community College (BC)

Campus sustainability is a strategic priority focus for many Canadian universities and colleges. As universities and colleges across Canada ramp up efforts in campus sustainability the need for mechanisms to ...

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Including Wellness in the Sustainability Model: A five-year case study

  • Bemidji State University (MN)

It is unique to include “wellness” as a component of sustainability. This presentation will describe the visual model we have been using at Bemidji State University since 2009. My introduction ...

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Learning Gardens: A Platform for Sustainability Education

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

How can learning gardens be used as a platform to teach sustainability principles? This session will introduce an adaptable framework that uses a three-dimensional living model to clearly communicate the ...

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Assessing a Sustainability Themed Strategic Plan Using STARS Data

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

Appalachian State University’s new strategic plan integrates sustainability as its core theme. Setting sustainability targets and identifying metrics used to track the effectiveness of a sustainability-themed strategic plan is ...

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Town Gown Sustainability: How to Develop a Vibrant Partnership

  • DePauw University (IN)

DePauw University and Greencastle, Indiana have historically not had a great "town-gown" relationship. That’s changing, and one of the reasons is because of their sustainability partnerships. After beginning to ...

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Taxing Campus Air Travel to Create a Climate Action Fund

  • Southern Oregon University (OR)

As carbon neutrality deadlines loom on the horizon, many universities are scrambling to find ways to reduce emissions to meet our goals. Reducing our carbon footprint can be difficult as ...

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In-Room Composting at Seattle University

  • Seattle University (WA)

Presentation will cover the the process of implementing an in-room composting system that includes all student residence rooms. It will start with the collecting pre-consumer food waste in the University ...

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Central New Mexico Community College: Journey to sustainability

  • Central New Mexico Community College (NM)

This project outlines the evolution of sustainability initiatives at Central New Mexico Community College and explains how our experience can serve as a guide for facilities personnel and faculty at ...

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Green Certifications: Tailor to Your College

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)
  • Western Washington University (WA)

Changing behavior and engaging diverse audiences are important and challenging aspects of implementing successful sustainability programs in higher education. These programs are easily tailored to engage multiple and varied campus ...

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Low-cost, High Impact Engagement & Energy Conservation Campaigns

  • Western Washington University (WA)

Every campus has diverse, overlapping populations, with vastly different habits and backgrounds. Sustainability professionals and student coordinators are challenged to engage, educate and support behavior change, often with a limited ...

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Accepting the Challenge: Living Building Challenge in Higher Education

  • Hampshire College (MA)
  • Smith College (MA)
  • Williams College (MA)

Living Building Challenge is a relatively new sustainable building standard launched in 2006 with the purpose of raising the bar in green building. In the words of LBC, it challenges ...

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On-Campus Food Rescue: A Campus Kitchen Project at IUPUI

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

The Campus Kitchens Project (CKP) is a national leader in community engagement and service through student-led initiatives to decrease waste in campus cafeterias. This is accomplished through food rescue and ...

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Finding Carrots - engaging others in sustainability

  • National Union of Students

Sustainability is engaging, empowering & enabling, but sometimes getting other people on board is a bit like herding cats – frustrating, resource intensive, and with no one correct way of ensuring ...

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International Partnerships for Behaviour Change

  • MacEwan University (AB)
  • National Union of Students

Having previously worked in the United Kingdom, the Head of Sustainability at MacEwan University, Chantal Beaudoin, was aware of successful student-led behaviour change and engagement models that were being implemented ...

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SOS - a global student voice on sustainability

  • National Union of Students

There are 17,000 HEIs in the world and students need to leave tertiary education equipped to be part of the solution to sustainability issues, rather than part of the ...

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Recruiting students for sustainability: Start with the ’Why?’

  • Oregon State University (OR)
  • EcoChallenge.org (OR)

Recruiting students for sustainability: Start with the “Why?” In this interactive world café-style session, participants will explore ways to inspire, motivate, and recruit students for sustainability initiatives on their campuses ...

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It Takes a Campus to Raise a Living Learning Laboratory

  • Colorado State University (CO)

Laurel Village at Colorado State University is a state-of-the-art living learning laboratory that integrates student housing, academics, active research, summer conferences, and a sustainability peer education program. This session will ...

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Diverse Perspectives: The University of Utah’s Innovative Law School

  • University of Utah (UT)
  • SmithGroup (MI)

On completion in March 2015, the University of Utah SJ Quinney College of Law’s 156,000 SF new building will represent an entirely new development in legal education that ...

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Plenary Session 1: Promising Practices for Transformative Sustainability Education

  • Evergreen State College, The (WA)
  • EcoChallenge.org (OR)

Promising Practices for Transformative Sustainability Education If you ever find yourself asking what a student’s experience of sustainability on campus is or how, through the curriculum offered, can a ...

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Assessing the Culture of Sustainability

  • University of Michigan (MI)

This session will provide an overview of efforts at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (U-M) to develop a framework for assessing and advancing a culture of sustainability on campus. Culture ...

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Strengthening Sustainability through External Partnerships

  • Boston University (MA)
  • Harvard University (MA)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)

Through participation in the Boston Green Ribbon Commission and Cambridge Community Compact for a Sustainable Future, Boston University, Harvard University, and MIT are partnering with peers in higher education, health ...

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Engaging in Efficiency: Models for Campus – Led Energy Partnerships

  • Allegheny College (PA)
  • Kentucky Community and Technical College System Office (KY)
  • Michigan State University (MI)
  • United States Department of Energy (DC)

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Challenge (BBC) is a partnership program engaging colleges, universities, and the commercial buildings sector to improve the efficiency of the nation ...

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Knight Law Center: A Case for LEED EBOM on Campus

  • University of Oregon (OR)

In 2011, the University of Oregon began the process of certifying an existing facility using LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance (EBOM). Many campuses across the United States have ...

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Beyond Excuses: Banning Bottled Water on Your Campus (2014)

  • Pacific Lutheran University (WA)

Over 90 universities across the US and Canada have enacted a policy of responsible water sales in their purchasing. They have each banned the sale of bottled water at their ...

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Sustainability Knowledge Assessment at California State University, Northridge

  • California State University, Northridge (CA)

Colleges and universities across the globe are increasingly focusing their efforts on campus sustainability and related educational curricula. In conjunction with the Institute for Sustainability and the university sustainability curriculum ...

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The Development of a Campus Sustainability Plan

  • California State University, Northridge (CA)

In 2008, initiated by a faculty-driven effort, the Provost and the deans of the colleges formed a new university-wide Institute for Sustainability at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) whose mission ...

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Tracking Sustainable Food Purchasing: Challenges and Opportunities

  • Emory University (GA)
  • Sodexo USA (MD)
  • ENGIE (CA)

In 2007, Emory University set an aggressive goal to procure 75% of food products from locally or sustainability grown sources by 2015. As most institutions have found, tracking sustainable food ...

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Embedding sustainability within formation at Université Laval

  • Universite Laval (QC)

At Université Laval, sustainable development is certainly more than a trend, as it is reflected in president’s speeches, action plan and long-term objectives. But how does it percolate through ...

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Partnerships to Develop More Sustainable Student Tenants

  • Ithaca College (NY)

A landlord for off-campus student housing for Ithaca College students approached us with an interesting question: how could we work together to better prepare our students for the experience of ...

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Story of Self: Defining Your Story to Advance your Movement

  • U.S. Green Building Council (DC)

Every person has taken their own path to develop passion and drive in the sustainability field or chosen career. In “Story of Self,” we will define and leverage each journey ...

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Teach by Example with Environmentally Preferable Electronics

  • American University (DC)
  • EPEAT/Green Electronics Council (OR)

Electronic products are everywhere on university campuses – from computers and monitors in labs and libraries, to copiers and printers in every academic office, to TVs in student dorms. IT equipment ...

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Lessons Learned from Eco Move Out – Discover what works and what doesn’t

  • University of Alberta (AB)

Five thousand students’ cycle in and out of the University of Alberta’s (UAlberta) residences every year, and the material waste created and costs associated with this cycle are large ...

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Sustainability Awareness Week – An incredible engagement opportunity

  • University of Alberta (AB)

Originating in 2008, Sustainability Awareness Week (SAW) is an annual celebration of all things sustainable at the University of Alberta - it educates and motivates our campus community to live a ...

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Community Building Through Permaculture: Engaging Stakeholders for Effective Programming

  • Lehigh University (PA)

The Community Leaders’ Initiative for Permaculture is a student group at Lehigh University that utilizes the principles of earth care, people care and fair share in culturally approximate ways to ...

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Sustainability Film and Discussion Series: 8 Years of Films & Exchange

  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro (NC)

From the beginning the UNCG Sustainability Film and Discussion Series was not just about the films, but about encouraging discussion that included the campus and the surrounding community about issues ...

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Sustainable Change through Systemic Thinking & Resilient Practices

  • Co3 Consulting (WA)

The juxtaposition of the Iceberg Method by Peter Senge and the Domains of Resilience created by the Institute of HeartMath is a great way to introduce systemic thinking and resilient ...

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Reclaiming the Commons to Foster Sustainability

  • Portland State University (OR)

A growing number of scholars and change agents have embraced a commons framework for raising consciousness and action related to sustainability. The national “On the Commons” movement describes the commons ...

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How to Effectively Use Cross Town Rivalry for More Than Just Competition

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

While cross town rivalries can be fun, perhaps they are not the best environment to promote programming; which is inherently community centered in nature. Collegiate sustainability managers are tasked with ...

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Is My Recycling Bin Full? Yep, there’s an App for that.

  • University of Puget Sound (WA)

While technology is allowing for greater expediency and efficiency of recycling operations; one area that is in most need of a technological upgrade is our ability to know when a ...

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Make a Difference that Lasts: End Campus Food Waste & Community Hunger

  • Food Recovery Network (MD)

Looking for a way to make a long-term, big-picture impact on campus and in your community? Thinking ahead to graduation and worrying that the work you’re putting into sustainability ...

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Tips on Improving Student Engagement from Food Recovery Network

  • Food Recovery Network (MD)

Food Recovery Network (FRN) unites students at colleges and universities to fight food waste and hunger by recovering surplus food from their campuses that would otherwise go to waste and ...

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Sustainability as Appalachian State University’s Strategic Plan

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

Sustainability has been a long time core value for the institution. We have made great strides in a number of areas; these are reflected in our STARS scores. This poster ...

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