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Using the Real Food Database in Food Procurement

  • Real Food Challenge (MA)

What food products are Real? Which vendors are verified as fair, ecological, and/or humane? Now, institutions can find out through the Real Food Database! Compiled from years of research ...

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Accessibility in Campus Green Spaces

  • University of North Carolina, Asheville (NC)

This presentation will discuss the beneficial role UNC Asheville's urban green spaces play on campus, with a special focus on accessibility. When considering college enrollment, I was worried by ...

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Preventing Bird Window Collisions by Creating a Bird-Safe Campus with American Bird Conservancy

  • American Bird Conservancy (VA)

Collisions with glass kill up to 1 billion birds each year in the United States. The good news is that a) collision mortality is preventable and b) campuses can save ...

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Hungry Minds: Fighting Food Insecurity on College Campuses

  • Compass Group (NC)

Food insecurity, a condition of limited or uncertain access to nutritional foods, is a growing problem on college campuses across the nation. While a 2017 study showed nearly 12% of ...

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We Need To Teach Bicycle Riding

  • University of North Carolina, Charlotte (NC)

Universities are investing significant resources to improve bicycle infrastructure and even provide bicycles via sharing, renting, and even giveaways. Recent surveys in the USA suggest that younger Americans are twice ...

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Jungle Navigation: Leadership Engagement Without Process or Procedure

  • University of Delaware (DE)

One of the most common challenges for Sustainability Professionals is opening lines of communication and engagement with campus leadership in institutions where such processes and procedures do not exist. How ...

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Leveraging Different Constituencies to Extend the Campus as a Living Lab Concept

  • Connecticut College (CT)

Involving students in hands on sustainability projects on campus can drive both student learning and increased campus sustainability. However, limitations in student's schedules, availability of staff to work with ...

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Findensers and Floods: A Pilot Study on Reducing Campus Laboratory Water Use

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

Hey, there's water all over!' a department director recalled exclaiming when he discovered the chemistry building's most-recent flood. Floods occur periodically in buildings at the University of Wisconsin ...

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Food Waste Reduction Initiatives at the University of North Carolina Asheville

  • University of North Carolina, Asheville (NC)

Minimizing food waste is an integral part of the dining experience at the University of North Carolina Asheville. Campus programs include eco-clamshell 'takeout' containers, waste diversion campaigns, partnerships with local ...

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Examining the Transition to a More Regenerative Growing System

  • Knox College (IL)

The Knox campus farm, established in 2014, has historically focused on vegetable production for our campus dining services. In the past year, our focus has shifted to more regenerative practices ...

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Skill Development Workshops for Impact at UC Berkeley‚ Green Initiative Fund

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

Established in 2007, The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) at UC Berkeley provides funding, via grants, for projects that improve and support UC Berkeley's campus sustainability efforts. TGIF allocates funds ...

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Skill Development Workshops for Impact at UC Berkeley‚ Green Initiative Fund

Established in 2007, The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) at UC Berkeley provides funding, via grants, for projects that improve and support UC Berkeley's campus sustainability efforts. TGIF allocates funds ...

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Skill Development Workshops for Impact at UC Berkeley‚ Green Initiative Fund

Established in 2007, The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) at UC Berkeley provides funding, via grants, for projects that improve and support UC Berkeley's campus sustainability efforts. TGIF allocates funds ...

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Empowering and Transforming Universities through Sustainable Grant Projects

  • University of Northern Colorado (CO)

This session is for university affiliates looking for ways to create a more sustainable campus through capital projects. For the past three years, I have served on my university's ...

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Up to Date and Engaged: Creating a Great Newsletter

  • University of Richmond (VA)

Sustainability staff are usually pretty busy, to put it mildly. In the midst of many different projects and tasks, it is important to let your campus know what is going ...

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Creating a Sustainability Professional Learning Network

  • Colorado State University (CO)

Professional Learning Networks are commonly used by educators to share innovative and unique teaching and learning ideas. In this presentation I will build from the idea of a professional learning ...

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Making Room for Millennials: Strategies for creating an office culture that we want to work in

  • University of Florida (FL)

Standard values for workplaces are shifting and members of the emerging workforce are expecting more from their office culture. At the University of Florida (UF) Office of Sustainability, our team ...

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Research, Innovation and Student Engagement: University Field Stations as Sustainability Praxis

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

Field stations are rich venues for engagement and investigations of natural science and social science connections to the environment. Universities of all types have a history of using field stations ...

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Who Made Your T-Shirt & Why Should You Care? What You Need to Know About University Ethical Sourcing

  • Sumerra (OR)

You wear the same mascot-clad t-shirt to every home football game. It's a valuable good luck charm, but what value did the factory worker who made your t-shirt get ...

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Demystifying that Six Syllable Word: Designing an Effective Intro to Sustainability

  • University of Richmond (VA)

With so many different definitions of sustainability on a university campus, it can be difficult to find people who share a common understanding of that tricky six syllable word. For ...

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Food Waste Warriors: Combating Food Waste with Strong Relationships and Education

  • University of North Carolina, Asheville (NC)

Through strong partnerships with community members both on and off campus, UNC Asheville Dining Services continues to reduce waste, while increasing educational opportunities around food waste. UNC Asheville Dining Services ...

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Land Acknowledgements

  • Bemidji State University (MN)

A Land Acknowledgement is a statement that 'recognizes the Indigenous peoples who have been dispossessed from the homelands and territories upon which an institution was built and currently occupies and ...

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St. Scholastica's Free Store Creation

  • The College of Saint Scholastica (MN)

During this presentation we will discuss the processes that enabled St. Scholastica to establish a free store within the sustainability office. The initial inspiration for creating a free store on ...

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Looking ahead to 2030: Updating the University of California Sustainable Food Policy

  • University of California, Office of the President (CA)
  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

In 2009, the University of California (UC) developed a goal to meet 20% sustainable food by 2020, asking each UC campus to integrate sustainable food into their menus while remaining ...

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Catalyzing a Culture of Sustainability at McGill University with the Sustainability Projects Fund

  • McGill University (QC)

The Sustainability Projects Fund (SPF) is a crown jewel of McGill's sustainability efforts and a best-practice model for universities. The SPF's main goal is to build a culture ...

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From Baby Steps to the High Dive: Bringing Circular Principles Into 2020 Action Plans

  • Rheaply, Inc (IL)

What will it take to scale circular efforts in higher education? In this presentation, we will discuss an ingredient of a circular economy that's missing in higher education: using ...

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Climate Action Planning: How to build momentum for a new plan despite missing the deadline

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

Northern Arizona University (NAU) launched an ambition Climate Action Plan in 2010 with the target date of Carbon Neutrality of 2020. This set in motion a series of efficiency upgrades ...

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Sustainability Professionals: Helping Students Prepare for Sustainability Related Careers

  • Denison University (OH)

In 2019, Denison's Office of Sustainability launched a new program called the Sustainability Professionals Initiative. Today's organizations, big and small, public and private, are being required to take ...

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Living up to the UN SDG's with the Living Building Challenge

  • International Living Future Institute (WA)

Many colleges and universities have aligned their sustainability plans with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDG's). These 17 global goals aim to end extreme poverty, fight inequality ...

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How to create a culture of empowerment around your campus zero waste program

  • CleanRiver Recycling Solutions (ON)

This presentation is a critical must-see for anyone seeking tangible strategies to drive engagement in their campus zero waste program. Slides and visual aids will be used to present a ...

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Food Sustainability Beyond the Dining Halls

  • College of William & Mary (VA)

In recent years, William & Mary has made some great advances in sustainability throughout the dining halls. However, there are also a lot of functions involving food that happen away ...

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2 Universities, 1 Climate Goal

  • College of William & Mary (VA)
  • University of Virginia (VA)

William & Mary and the University of Virginia jointly announced a carbon neutrality date of 2030 along with a climate action partnership between the two. Choosing to collaborate, each university ...

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Leveraging Town Gown Relationships to Promote Community Sustainable Development Initiatives

  • Denison University (OH)

Colleges and Universities are uniquely positioned to leverage resources to drive sustainable development initiatives in their respective communities. These efforts can and should be mutually beneficial to the school and ...

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Implementing the Renewable Energy Rider Program

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

In 2020, the University of Wisconsin-Madison partnered with its electric utility, Madison Gas and Electric (MGE), to invest in a 10 megawatt (MW) solar development through the Renewable Energy Rider ...

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Just Transition in Action: Lessons from Freiburg, Germany and New York

  • Elected Officials to Protect America (SC)

This dynamic workshop inspires participants with detailed case studies of just transition in action. It challenges participants to engage in practical solutions in ways that build economic and community solidarity ...

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Climatepedia.org: A Nationwide Student Effort to Spread Climate Change Information

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)
  • Climatepedia (CA)

Over 97% of publishing climate scientists agree that climate change is a real, anthropogenic threat to all life on earth. However, various polls show that amongst the American public, there ...

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Sustainability Literacy in an Undergraduate Class About Disabilities - What Are You Thinking?

  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (WI)

In order to mobilize for a just transition, undergraduate education majors must understand how sustainability practices can be embedded in their teaching practices. Doing so has the ability empower today ...

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New Ways to Love a Tree

  • Hope College (MI)

The tree outside your window is providing ecological, economic, and health benefits that most folks take for granted. As urban development continues to replace natural forests at a rapid pace ...

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EchoWorks: a Cooperative e-Recycling Program

  • Western Dakota Technical College (SD)

Globally, electronic waste is the fastest growing segment of municipal waste. Unfortunately, there is a widespread lack of availability of safe disposal options for the often-toxic e-materials. To provide this ...

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We Are All Educators: Preparing Staff to Act as Effective Educators in Sustainability Projects

  • Harvard University (MA)

Increasingly, staff members are encouraged to engage with students on co-curricular sustainability projects that enhance their learning. However, too often, these staff members are not trained properly to create learning ...

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A Communiversity Resiliency Mobilization

  • Indiana University South Bend (IN)
  • University of Notre Dame (IN)

In response to partisan and divisive politics and relationships in our nation and our communities, the University of Notre Dame, in partnership with Indiana University South Bend and the city ...

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Educating Students in the Business Schools through Project-Based Courses to Advance Sustainability

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)

Recently, Business Schools have been focusing on educating student with social responsibility and sustainable practices by offering sustainability programs and sustainability project-based courses. However, there is little research about the ...

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When the Silos Break: Creating Connections and Coalescing Sustainability Efforts

  • University of Oregon (OR)

Through research, and teaching, and by serving as a testing ground or model for sustainable physical spaces, colleges and universities have the potential to help solve the most complex environmental ...

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Creating Organizational Culture Change to Advance Sustainability in Higher Education

  • University of St. Thomas (MN)

Culture is a shared set of assumptions that guides people's thoughts and behaviors. Within organizations, aligning structures and process with organizational culture is crucial for maintaining successful organizational functioning ...

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Campus as a Living lab: Building Resilient Teams Across Operations, Academics, and Administration

  • California State University, East Bay (CA)
  • San Mateo County Community College District Office (CA)
  • Strategic Energy Innovations (CA)

Building resilient systems is now more critical than ever, particularly in realizing the promise of preparing a climate ready workforce for a just and equitable transition. California institutions of higher ...

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Teaching the UN SDGs: Developing local goals in the classroom

  • Central Community College (NE)

In 2015, Central Community College (CCC) developed a faculty-driven program to incorporate sustainability issues across the curriculum. The presenter is co-chair of the Environmental Sustainability Across the Curriculum (ESATC) committee ...

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Feeding the Campus Community & Beyond Through On-Site Agriculture

  • Green Building Initiative (OR)

On campus agriculture presents students, faculty and staff the opportunity to provide for their community as well as contribute to transitioning from an extractive economy to a regenerative economy. As ...

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From Dissonance to Harmony: Transforming Campus Events to Align with Institutional Priorities

  • Colgate University (NY)

Campus events bring together students, faculty, staff, and community members together; while they often build community and enhance academics, they also frequently diverge from institutional wellness and sustainability goals. Hundreds ...

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Traveling Through STARS to Foster Sustainability on Commuter Campuses

  • Indiana University South Bend (IN)

Commuter campuses face unique challenges building a strong sustainable campus culture. Traditional colleges tend to have strong campus cultures that have been cultivated over time and may even be the ...

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From Zero to Mass-timber in 20 Months.

  • University of Denver (CO)
  • Lake Flato Architects (TX)
  • PCL Construction (CO)

How the University of Denver went from having no experience with mass-timber buildings to topping out the first entirely mass-timber structure in Denver in 20 months. We know many institutions ...

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