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Personal Choices- Minimizing Food Waste in Cornell Dining Halls

  • Cornell University (NY)

Although Cornell University composts leftover food, the Cornell Dining Sustainability Coordinators (SSCs) wanted students and staff to realized to problems with wasting food. Through an online survey, the SSCs found ...

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Finding Solutions through Cycles of Hope

  • Portland Community College (OR)

Knowledge is a powerful thing but it also can be debilitating, leading to cynicism and apathy. This is especially the case when we teach about topics like environmental crises and ...

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The Wisdom Project: The Native American Youth Leadership Initiative

  • Portland Community College (OR)
  • Wisdom of the Elders, Inc. (OR)

America needs the talents and perspectives of Native Americans, America’s first scientists, to enhance innovation and diversity across disciplines. However, the lack of Native representation in programs, particularly STEM ...

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Campus as a Living Lab

  • California State University, Chancellor's Office (CA)
  • Central New Mexico Community College (NM)
  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)
  • Portland State University (OR)

Current research demonstrates that when real world problems are infused into education, students become more engaged in learning. Students in all disciplines can benefit from courses that introduce elements of ...

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Saving Lives: Using Art Curriculum To Reduce Bird Collisions On Campus and in Philadelphia

  • Temple University (PA)

This session will provide a case study of how graphic design faculty used an experiential learning project to engage art students on sustainability while also aiding the university in addressing ...

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The Impact of Education for Sustainability

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

To justify the integration of sustainability education (EfS) across the curriculum and co-curriculum, we need better information about its impact on student engagement and on graduates’ life choices. In fall ...

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Effects of Behavioral Signage on Dormitory Recycling Rates

  • Boston University (MA)

Data shows that pairing recycling and trash containers leads to higher recycling rates. However, many older buildings do not have space for more than a trash container, especially in residential ...

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Engaging Residential Students in Energy Saving via Behavior Change

  • University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (MA)
  • NORESCO (NC)

This case study will feature results at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, which began its partnership with the Energy Service Company NORESCO in 2011. While many Energy Service Contracts only ...

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Creating Vibrant Campus Communities through Biophilic Design

  • NAC Architecture (WA)

Biophilia is a Greek term meaning, "love of life or living systems." Biophilic Design is a way of creating places and communities that connect us both literally and emotionally to ...

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Applying Innovative Web-based Tools to Enhance Behavior Change Programs

  • American University (DC)
  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)
  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)

Three leading Universities have piloted and implemented the innovative web-based tools, Practically Green and One Million Acts of Green, building upon their experience with simple checklists to broaden the community ...

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The Big Bouncy Castle: Community Partnerships & Involvement

  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (IL)

In the communities surrounding many colleges and universities the schools are often viewed as exclusive “Ivory Towers” of education that, while being physically located within a community, are not a ...

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Regional Alliances for Sustainability: Strength in Numbers and Networking

  • Texas A&M University (TX)
  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)

The Texas Regional Alliance for Campus Sustainability (TRACS) is an emerging regional collaborative designed to serve as a community of practice for institutions of higher education across the state. Originally ...

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Training Students for Sustainability Practice – Curriculum v2.0

  • Philadelphia University (PA)

Six years ago we launched a professionally-oriented undergraduate curriculum that confers a bachelors degree in Environmental Sustainability. Over the last year we have undertaken a critical review of this curriculum ...

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Voluntary Sustainability Agreements as a Transition Niche

  • Chatham University (PA)

The lack of climate change leadership across many government levels in the United States has left a gap in the work of low-carbon transition for sustainability. Recognizing the importance and ...

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Leadership for a Sustainable Community

  • Lane Community College (OR)
  • SRG Partnership, Inc (WA)
  • Solarc Architecture & Engineering Inc. (OR)

Lane Community College, SRG Partnership and SOLARC combined leadership to provide a prototype for sustainable neighborhood development. Transforming a vacant site adjacent to Eugene, Oregon’s main library and public ...

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A Zero-waste Community: Bridging the Gap Between Goals and Behaviors

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

One of the main goals of Green Mountain College’s Sustainability 2020 Strategic Plan is to have a net positive impact on the surrounding community. Vermont’s new universal waste ...

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Strength Training the Social and Human Capital Muscle

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

A sustainability movement is only as strong as the community muscle behind it, including a community’s ability to work together to solve problems and be resilient in the face ...

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Creating partnerships between companies and design/build programs

  • Big Ass Solutions (KY)

Collaboration between manufacturers and academic design/build programs is one of the most effective ways of introducing advanced products to the evolving sustainable technology field while providing valuable hands-on experience ...

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Social Marketing: A Sustainable Trend

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

We live in a digital age when social structure and norms are being altered rapidly by new communication platforms. Information is no longer dispersed via newspaper, telegraph, a phone call ...

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Sustainable Design: Student Challenges with the Creative Process

  • Daemen College (NY)

Effective design process requires collaboration, creativity, and problem-solving skills applied to the challenges in our local and global communities. As we seek sustainable solutions, we must consider the long-term impacts ...

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Give & Go Move-Out Donation Program: Multifaceted Student Outreach Campaign

  • Stanford University (CA)

Stanford’s newly revamped and rebranded Give & Go Move Out donation program in R&DE Student Housing has dramatically reduced the waste stream sent to landfills at the end of ...

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Teaching Sustainability: Perspectives from the Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Earlham College (IN)
  • Luther College (IA)
  • Rice University (TX)
  • Stephen F. Austin State University (TX)
  • Wells College (NY)
  • Willamette University (OR)

The purpose of this session is to provide an informal discussion forum for faculty teaching in the humanities and sciences who are engaged in integrating sustainability into their courses. Each ...

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Developing a Campus Living Lab: Community College and University Solutions

  • American Association of Community Colleges (DC)
  • California State University, Chancellor's Office (CA)
  • Central New Mexico Community College (NM)
  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)
  • Portland State University (OR)

As community colleges and universities redesign and retrofit their campuses in more sustainable ways, institutions should use these projects as experiential learning opportunities for students and research opportunities for faculty ...

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Sustainability across the Curriculum: Promising Strategies

  • Evergreen State College, The (WA)
  • Skagit Valley College (WA)
  • University of Puget Sound (WA)
  • Whatcom Community College (WA)
  • Western Washington University (WA)

If sustainability perspectives and practices are to become part of college graduates’ thinking, they must start appearing "across the curriculum" in ways that are not only meaningful for students; sustainability ...

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STARS Introductory Workshop: Learning the Basics of Completing a Comprehensive Campus Sustainability Assessment (2014)

  • Central New Mexico Community College (NM)
  • Florida Gulf Coast University (FL)
  • Loyola University Chicago (IL)
  • AASHE (PA)

This workshop will focus on sharing basic information about the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) Program created by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education ...

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EcoDistricts, Anchor Institutions & Urban Revitalization

  • Clark Atlanta University (GA)
  • Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FL)
  • Spelman College (GA)
  • EcoDistricts (OR)

This session brings together the experience of the Portland based originator of the EcoDistrict and the Atlanta University Center to examine how EcoDistrict the tools, resources and framework are applied ...

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Campus Waste Watching - Examining Metrics and Efficient Material Use

  • American University (DC)
  • Harvard University (MA)
  • University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)
  • University of Florida (FL)

This panel discussion will focus on addressing the importance of metrics as they relate to waste management, with a specific focus on tracking, analyzing, and utilizing waste data to improve ...

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Young Sustainability Professionals in Higher Ed. Networking Lunch

  • Dickinson College (PA)
  • Indiana State University (NE)
  • Indiana University Bloomington (IN)

As you walk the halls of your college or university do other employees sometimes mistake you for a student? Were you hired by your alma mater to continue working on ...

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Buildings that Teach – A Framework for Curiosity and Curriculum

  • Rocky Mountain Institute (CO)
  • Hellmuth + Bicknese Architects (MO)
  • Legat Architects (IL)

There is a growing trend in architecture and education to create ‘buildings that teach’, physical environments that further occupant’s understanding and engagement in sustainability. In fact, education is one ...

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Amplify Your Message: Advice from Communications Professionals

  • Lewis & Clark College (OR)
  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)
  • Santa Clara University (CA)

The basic tenets of marketing communications—defining an audience and explaining how the benefits of a product or service suit that audience’s needs—are important tools for sustainability professionals ...

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The Cornerstone of Sustainability: Implementing an Efficiency Master Plan

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)
  • Smith College (MA)
  • ERS (MA)

Across the nation, campuses striving for leadership on sustainability and climate change need to make energy efficiency the cornerstone of their efforts. The first step to achieving every aspect of ...

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Sustaining and Growing Yourself as a Professional in a Changing Workplace, Building a Community of Change

  • U.S. Green Building Council (DC)
  • Clean Air-Cool Planet (NH)
  • Trust for Sustainable Development (BC)

The workshop is presented in two parts. Part one will briefly review the current research on workplace dynamics and gender roles. Participants will respond to a series of questions which ...

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UA Compost Cats: Creating Community Partnerships to Address Local Food Security and Sustainability

  • University of Arizona (AZ)
  • City of Tucson (AZ)
  • San Xavier Co-op Farm (AZ)

Over 4 years of existence, the student-run, Compost Cats program at the University of Arizona has forged enduring community partnerships with San Xavier Co-op Farm of the Tohono O’odham ...

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On The Team: Millions of Campus Sports Fans Engaged in Sustainability?

  • North Carolina State University (NC)
  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)
  • Natural Resources Defense Council (DC)

In just the last 5 years, over 200 US campuses have kicked off some level of sustainability efforts in their collegiate athletics and recreation programs. Some have achieved high level ...

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Implementing Campus Sustainability in an Age of Transparency

  • University of Kansas (KS)
  • Staples Business Advantage (MA)
  • Prairie Paper Ventures Inc. (BC)

We’re in the age of information and accessibility, making it easy for the education community to find information quickly and easily. This has led to increased awareness regarding university ...

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Build Your Own Shareable Campus

  • University of North Carolina, Asheville (NC)
  • CoFED (NM)
  • Shareable (CA)

In this half-day workshop, participants will dive head first into the sharing economy: Part campus sustainability, part new economics, part DIY, and part open education. With support from key leaders ...

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Small is Beautiful: Sustainability on a Small Campus in a Small City

  • Agnes Scott College (GA)
  • City of Decatur (GA)

From the beginning of the City of Decatur (Georgia) and Agnes Scott College’s sustainability programs, through success and challenges, these two entities have been in a solid partnership. The ...

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Bike2Campus Week: How the third largest city in the United States organized a multi-campus biking challenge.

  • Dominican University (IL)
  • Northwestern University (IL)

How many institutions does it take to create a week long competition and celebration around biking? In the Chicago land area, the answer was ten. The 2014 Bike2Campus Week involved ...

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The Sustainability Semester: From Individual to Community Action

  • Goshen College (IN)
  • Michigan State University (MI)

Each fall, students from various colleges and universities move to the Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College to participate in a Sustainability Semester. For the duration of the ...

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Networking Session for Sustainability Communications Professionals

  • American University (DC)
  • Northwestern University (IL)

Several Sustainability Offices have communications professionals to assist in creating a culture of sustainability by marketing behavior change, empowering action, and sharing the hard work institutions have done to lower ...

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Seeing the Carbon for the Trees: Offsetting Air Travel Through Avoided Deforestation in Costa Rica

  • American University (DC)
  • Pax Natura Foundation (UT)

Achieving carbon neutrality requires reducing emissions at the source through efficiency and reduced consumption, while switching to clean, renewable sources of energy. Not only are these reductions technically feasible within ...

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Doing Our Part: Innovative Work by Networks of Higher Ed Associations

  • Oakland Community College (MI)
  • Portland State University (OR)

This briefing describes some innovative efforts by consortiums of higher education associations to accelerate the transition to sustainable communities and campuses. Collaborations such as the Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium ...

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It’s hard to play the game, if you don’t know the score

  • Purdue University (IN)
  • Re-TRAC Connect (MB)

Quality data is critical to measuring performance – after all, how do you know how well you’re performing if you don’t know where you started? Universities and colleges across ...

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Carbon-Reduction Efficacy Analysis of Transportation Alternatives: How to Prioritize Initiatives and Influence the Administration

  • California State University, East Bay (CA)
  • Salt Lake Community College (UT)

California climate change legislation has increased the urgency for the state’s educational institutions to identify the most effective carbon-reduction strategies from their largest source of indirect carbon emissions – student ...

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Off-site Power Purchase Agreements for Renewable Electricity

  • The Ohio State University (OH)
  • Edison Energy (CA)

Colleges and universities are committing to aggressive emission reduction goals as part of their efforts to reduce their carbon footprints and meet their commitments under the ACUPCC. Electricity use commonly ...

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Step away from the soap box!!!

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)
  • University of Georgia (GA)

We all know the world is falling apart around us and we are scrambling just to keep up. We have a sense of urgency that burns within us and drives ...

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Dust the Camera Off

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)
  • University of Georgia (GA)

Video provides a great medium for the presentation of policies, initiatives, and opportunities. The range of cinematic styles can be explored and used to communicate seemingly mundane messaging in a ...

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Students & Climate Change Intervention: Investment Office Insights

  • University of British Columbia (BC)
  • Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (NY)

Focused on campuses with the intention of mobilizing student activists, late in 2012 a "divest from fossil fuel" campaign was begun. Most faith and values-driven institutional investors were attentive to ...

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Consumer-Free, Zero Waste Year

  • American University (DC)
  • University of Florida (FL)

Joseph Floyd (University of Florida) decided to live one year consumer-free and zero waste. Following the 2013 AASHE Conference, Natalia Posthill (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) and Helen ...

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Building Relationships to Build Change

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)
  • Real Food Challenge (MA)

All social change begins with relationships. Potential student supporters, volunteers and decision-makers alike are more likely to actively support projects led by people that they know and trust. In this ...

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