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No Campus Is An Island: College Sustainability As Interdependence vs. Self-Sufficiency

  • Lewis & Clark College (OR)

Definitions of sustainability at institutions of higher education often hearken back to the 1987 Brundtland Commission report, Our Common Future, yet many fail to capture its global scope, resulting in ...

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LEED Education Credit; Bridging the Gap between Design and Performance

  • Lewis & Clark College (OR)

In Fall 2011 Lewis & Clark began building a new residence hall that would continue its commitment to green living. The project's goal is to ultimately increase student awareness ...

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Flying our Talk: Sustainability Standards for Education Abroad

  • Living Routes, Inc. (MA)

International Education exposes students to the world. It also exposes the world to the environmental, economic, and social impacts of travel and program activities. With over a quarter-million U.S ...

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Recycling can be the Most Cost-Effective Method of Solid Waste Management for Colleges and Universities

  • Loyola Marymount University (CA)

Collegiate recycling programs have proliferated to almost all higher educational campuses, yet many administrators from continue to believe that recycling services can add tens or hundreds of thousand dollars to ...

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Researching Two On-site Food Waste Reduction Technologies at an Urban University

  • Loyola Marymount University (CA)

This presentation will discuss two research projects conducted at Loyola Marymount University on the effectiveness of on-site food waste reduction technologies. The first study analyzed a food waste dehydration system ...

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Transitioning to Green: Implementing a Comprehensive Environmental Sustainability Initiative on a University Campus

  • Loyola Marymount University (CA)

Environmental sustainability has become increasingly relevant to institutions of higher education. However, change in higher education is described by scholars as slow and difficult. This makes it complicated to effectively ...

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Developing Food Purchasing Guidelines

  • Luther College (IA)

This poster will outline the process and outcome of developing food purchasing guidelines for Luther's goal to source more food from sustainable sources. In 2008 Luther College made the ...

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Learning Outcomes for Teaching Sustainability in the Humanities

  • Luther College (IA)

This paper explores the question of what we expect students to know and be able to do as the result of successful education for sustainability. I start by defending the ...

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Creating and Maintaining a Sustainability Student Worker Network

  • Macalester College (MN)

The initiative for sustainability at Macalester College took an unusual institutional turn in 2008, with the formation of the original Sustainability Student Worker Network. The Network is a working group ...

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Intellectual Property and Sustainability

  • Marymount Manhattan College (NY)

This presentation is a briefing on Intellectual Property and how it may be a factor in promoting and managing sustainability effort. Intellectual Property has many aspects. It is understood as ...

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Building with Consciousness

  • Maryville College (TN)

Seeking a form of shelter that can protect us from the elements of nature is a primal instinct we all share. The architecture of mankind not only provides us with ...

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Universal Design and Sustainability: an Appealing Synchronicity of Concepts for the 21st Century Campus Accessibility Audit.

  • McGill University (QC)

Triggering organic change in Higher Education institutions towards widened access and the implementation of Universal, on the one hand, or sustainable development, on the other, is an arduous task which ...

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Software Solutions for Campus Sustainability: Going Beyond Excel Spreadsheets for Easier and More Effective GHG and Sustainability Tracking and Assessment

  • McGill University (QC)

Part 1: Best practices for selecting sustainability management software for your institution.

For the majority of post-secondary institutions working toward sustainability, the measurement, management, analysis and reporting of greenhouse gas ...

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Communicating Successes

  • Media Institute for Social Change (OR)

This session provides ideas and strategies for communicating successful sustainability programs, and features winning short films produced by college students about what their communities or campuses are doing for sustainability ...

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Student Sustainability Film Festival: Winning Entries

  • Media Institute for Social Change (OR)

This session features winning short films produced by college students about what their communities or campuses are doing for sustainability-and also provides guidelines and sample curriculum to help students, instructors ...

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Innovative Tool for Integrated Energy Planning

  • Michigan State University (MI)

One of the greatest challenges for universities is how to reliably meet the university's growing energy needs while reducing negative impacts of power generation. The presenting institution has its ...

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I Am Here Now Because of...And This is Where I Want to Be Next...

  • Middlebury College (VT)

Sustainability is a profession and a passion for most of the people who come to an AASHE conference. We are, on balance, despairing optimists, utopian idealists, cold-eyed realists, manic-depressive mover ...

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Lost in Translation: The transfer of Climate Change knowledge into sustainable behaviour among the students at the University of Auckland

  • Monash University (VIC)

Behaviour change has been identified broadly as a function of how people perceive particular issues based on their interests, values and norms. As such, the notion of framing issues has ...

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Sustainability Questions? Network With Your Peers to Find Solutions to Your Biggest Challenges at Your Institution

  • National Wildlife Federation (VA)

Are there topics you want to dive a little deeper into? This session will harness the collective knowledge of the participants to help solve some pressing campus sustainability student initiatives ...

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Shattered Sky Screening and Panel with Filmmakers and NWF

  • National Wildlife Federation (VA)

The new groundbreaking documentary, "Shattered Sky" digs deep into the ozone crisis to explore how bipartisan perseverance enabled America to lead the world to a solution in the 1980s. Tapping ...

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Transforming Connectivity: Fusing Gaming and Social Networks to Forge Deeper Connections

  • New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJ)

Our society's obsession with screens, games, and online social networks is a powerful tool for change that is currently misdirected and underutilized. Without a radically transformative approach in improving ...

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Activism that Pays: How Student Social Entrepreneurship Can Revitalize Your Campus

  • New York University (NY)

Student clubs and organizations can be a useful platform for getting students involved, but is this traditional model of engagement limiting student capacity? This workshop, aimed at students and sustainability ...

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Lighting the Way to Energy Savings

  • New York University (NY)

Are you bewildered by the lighting options available? As LED's start to enter the mainstream many institutions are contemplating whether to make the switch from traditional fluorescent and incandescent ...

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SustaiNAITability

  • Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (AB)

As members of a Bachelor of Technology in Technology Management capstone applied research team, we were able to establish NAIT as the first member of Polytechnics Canada to receive a ...

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Creating a Culture of Sustainable Living in Our Residence Halls

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

This poster describes two pilot programs that were implemented during the 2011-2012 academic year. The programs were funded through a university program that provides grants to graduate and undergraduate students ...

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Campus Environmental Caucus: Connecting Students, Faculty and Staff Across Disciplines and Departments

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

The mission of the Environmental Caucus is to facilitate creative and strategic communication across campus to advance the institutional commitment to sustainability and to promote education, research, and collaboration on ...

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Campus to Community Engagement through Action Research Teams

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

How do university students engage with local communities to actually create meaningful action that brings everyone together toward common sustainability goals? The Weatherization & Community Building Action Team, which is ...

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Student Sustainability at Northern Arizona University: Creating Relationships Between Grassroots and Institutional Leadership

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

Many environmental student groups in higher education have to work within the parameters of any other student group on campus. This can often be difficult when advocating for a full ...

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3rd Annual Community College Meet-Up: The Green Genome Project

  • Oakland Community College (MI)

Join us for a lively discussion of the challenges and success of the 2-year college within the higher education sustainability movement. AACC's SEED Center will highlight its Green Genome ...

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Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium (HEASC): Lunch Discussion & Meeting

  • Oakland Community College (MI)

Join us to discuss how higher education associations are collaborating to advance sustainability on campuses and in each professional sector. Learn about the current HEASC associationsand their resources for administrative ...

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An Exploratory Qualitative Study of Green Student Centers' Influence on the Campus Environment

  • Old Dominion University (VA)

Green building and design is an emerging trend in institutions of higher education. It is important to consider the practices and expectations of the users of green buildings. The attitudes ...

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Oil Literacy

  • Pacific Lutheran University (WA)

Oil drives the global economy and supports the lifestyles to which the industrialized world has become accustomed. But fossil fuels are precious and finite, and their consumption continues unabated. Oil ...

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A Case Study on a Residential Energy Efficiency Service Learning Education Program

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

The mission of the National Energy Leadership Corps (NELC) education program is to train (STEM discipline) students in partner universities to complete energy assessments and to perform home energy assessments ...

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Free Sustainability! From Theory to Action in the Poverty Class

  • Portland Community College (OR)

Sustainability has become one of our cultures most popular virtues. Often sustainability is seen as something to be purchased whether it's higher priced organic vegetables or a carbon offset ...

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Teach the Tap

  • Portland State University (OR)

Safe drinking water is the core resource for all civilizations -- without it cities cannot thrive. We take this for granted when talking about sustainability and it is rarely discussed. Sustainable ...

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Eco Reps and Leadership Development

  • Portland State University (OR)

Leadership development is taken to new depths when participants have an active and inclusive relationship with their program and its purpose. At [University], the Eco Rep program strives to go ...

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Partnering Social Justice with Sustainability: A Challenge to Expand Our Understanding of Inclusivity

  • Prescott College (AZ)

As humans are the one animal responsible for (and capable of mitigating) the conditions, which make the work of sustainability a pressing necessity, we have a tremendous responsibility to embrace ...

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Bolster Your Ongoing Efforts with ENERGY STAR

  • Radford University (VA)

Radford University (RU) is working towards a goal of climate neutrality. To conserve resources, reduce costs and GHG emissions, and educate campus stakeholders, Radford University participates in US EPA's ...

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Sustainable University IdeaLab: Engaging Students Through Innovation and Entrepreneurship

  • Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)

Universities have big budgets, big energy bills, and large carbon and waste footprints. They also waste a major resource: large numbers of students with great entrepreneurial, technological, and innovative potential ...

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Strategic Planning for Sustainability and Energy Conservation at a University

  • Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Central Office (NJ)

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, has been recognized by the EPA as the top institution in Higher Education, for reducing Green House Gases under their MOU Program. This ...

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Improving Residence Hall Waste Disposal

  • Santa Clara University (CA)

Waste diversion can be difficult to undergo on college campuses since it not only requires students, faculty, and staff to collectively work towards a zero-waste goal, but also extensive education ...

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Sizing Your School's Solar Potential

  • Santa Monica College (CA)

Tomorrow's brave new sustainable world will undoubtedly find environmentally progressive campuses on the forefront of renewable energy development, specifically in the saturation of solar photovoltaics on rooftops. Facilities and ...

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ACUPCC Implementation Liaison Networking Meeting

  • Second Nature (MA)

The ACUPCC Implementation Liaison Networking Meeting provides an opportunity to get to know your colleagues, share stories, and learn from your peers. Engage in lively small group discussions to identify ...

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Partnerships with Campus Administration: Initiating Collaborative Change

  • Second Nature (MA)

Discussion of successful partnerships students have made with administration to achieve sustainability and climate neutrality goals, ensuring long-term carry through of student projects and initiatives, and challenges to creating mutually ...

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Institutionalizing student involvement: how one not-profit focuses and develops the leadership capacity of students in the campus sustainability movement.

  • Simon Fraser University (BC)

One of the most important factors in achieving campus sustainability is the engagement of the student population. For many staff and faculty, and even students, this can be a challenging ...

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Learning Within the Student Recreation Center: A USGBC Research to Practice Project

  • Sonoma State University (CA)

A small group of undergraduate students came together to participate in the US Green Building Council's Research to Practice pilot program. They chose to engage in a study of ...

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Envisioning the Resilient Campus: Planning for Reduced Campus Energy Consumption through Data Analysis and Visualization at St. Olaf College

  • St. Olaf College (MN)

Campuses are making great strides to integrate sustainability into their operations and planning through initiatives such as STARS and the ACUPCC. However, while campus master plans may include a section ...

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Partnering to Increase Community Access to Solar Energy

  • Strategic Energy Innovations (CA)

The Southwest is blessed with the highest abundance of solar resource in the country, yet institutional barriers persist that keep solar costly and prevent local governments, homeowners and businesses from ...

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Bridging the Digital Divide Through E-Waste Diversion And Electronic Resources Management

  • Temple University (PA)

This session will provide a case study of how a university can implement a life-cycle management approach to electronic waste that is financially sustainable and that works to bridge the ...

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A Socially Just Sustainable Office Certification Program

  • Texas A&M University (TX)

Planning an office certification that encompasses all aspects of sustainability can be achieved with careful planning. It can actively engage faculty and staff to be more aware of sustainable practices ...

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