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Happiness: A Vital Part of Sustainability

  • 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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Designing an Energy-Saving Campaign

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

Our myPower campaign envisions a future where all campus stakeholders take action to save energy. The initiative combines campus commitment, coordination with a larger energy effort, communications strategies based on ...

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Campus Sustainability Assessment System at a Japanese University through STARS International Pilot

  • Hokkaido University (Hokkaido)

Campus Sustainability Assessment System 2013 for Hokkaido University was formulated not only to assess the outcome obtained by activities which we intended to carry out according to Action Plan 2012 ...

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Sustainability Officer and Faculty Members Collaborations on Advancing Sustainability Across the Curriculum

  • Empire State College (NY)

“Sustainability officer” is a fairly recent position at campuses across the nation. Although this position has a variety of titles and is housed in different departments at different campuses, it ...

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Reinventing Community: Oberlin College's Green Arts District

  • Oberlin College (OH)
  • BNIM Architects (MO)

The Green Arts District (GAD) is the heart of a regional plan launched in 2009 to transform the progressive college campus and city into a sustainable model of a post ...

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Theoretical Underpinning For Campus Sustainability Initiatives

  • University of Vermont (VT)

Behavior and environment applies insights of behavioral sciences to problems at the interface between people and environment. Many sustainability initiatives on college campuses do not seem to be grounded in ...

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Next Wave Workshop: UVM Sustainability Faculty Fellows

  • University of Vermont (VT)

Many sustainability initiatives on college campuses do not seem to be grounded in theory, but rather appear to be practices drawn from a toolkit or grab bag—in effect, practices ...

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What is Old is New Again: Readapt Strategies to Engage Students in Leadership, Social Justice, and Sustainability

  • Clemson University (SC)

In our work with students, it is important to be able to articulate what we value on a daily basis. Within University Housing and Dining Services at Clemson University, Residential ...

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The Library and You: Sharing Our Vision

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

Are you a faculty member frustrated with the lack of reliable information in your students’ papers and projects? Are you a librarian seeking ideas for integrating your expertise into the ...

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Learning Adaptation through Real-Life Examples in AMS Climate Studies

  • American Meteorological Society (DC)

Climate science literacy is not just about how people affect the climate, but how climate affects people; namely how people adapt to become more resilient. These are key ideas embedded ...

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Lessons from Lama: The Importance of Community in Sustainability

  • Virginia Tech (VA)

Sustainability creates communities. Or perhaps it is that communities create sustainability. We in the sustainability field have known for a long time that to get the job done, we need ...

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STARS Intro. Pre-Conference Workshop: Edmonds Community College: Our Journey to (the) STARS

  • Edmonds Community College (WA)

Community colleges are a little different. We have less money per student and ever-shrinking budgets to work with. We have a revolving door of students. A successful student is usually ...

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Adaptable model to assess sustainability in higher education: Application to five Chilean institutions

  • Pontifical Catholic University of Chile

The present study has two main objectives. In first place, the development of a model, the Adaptable model for Assessing Sustainability (AMAS), to assess the degree of implementation of sustainability ...

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Adapting Eco-Rep Training to Optimize Student Experience

  • Elon University (NC)
  • University of South Carolina (SC)

Eco-Rep training materials and training sessions are vital to laying the ground work for a fun and beneficial student experience, establishing accountability and ultimately contributing to Eco-Rep retention. With time ...

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An Assets-based Approach for Sustainability Strategic Planning and Engagement

  • University of Illinois at Chicago (IL)

We will conduct a workshop to introduce an innovative approach to sustainability strategic thinking and planning. This process was used at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) to broadly ...

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Sustainability in the Boardroom: Perspectives from a Provost & CFO

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

Appalachian State University has long embraced sustainability in the campus culture. Early operational initiatives were conceived and implemented within the Business Affairs area and sustainable principles were included in focused ...

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Riding the Line Between Risk and Reward with Two Wheels: Sharing Bicycles at UB

  • University at Buffalo (NY)

When our community bicycle sharing program closed, we began searching for alternatives that would meet the needs of our campus in light of our goal of becoming climate neutral by ...

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Beyond Excuses: Banning Bottled Water on Your Campus (2013)

  • Pacific Lutheran University (WA)

This paper examines case studies of over 40 universities across the US and Canada, all of whom have enacted a policy of responsible water management in their purchasing. They have ...

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Building Resilient Communities through Community-University Partnerships

  • Saint Mary's University of Minnesota (MN)
  • University of Minnesota, Duluth (MN)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
  • University of Minnesota System Office (MN)

The University of Minnesota builds resilient communities throughout the state: At scales from neighborhood to community to regional to statewide; In duration, from months to semesters to year-long to multi-year ...

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Can we Feed the World Without Destroying It?

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

The University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment (IonE) offered an innovative new course on the global challenges of agriculture, taught by Director Jon Foley and IonE colleague, Barrett ...

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Preparing for the Impacts of Climate Change

  • Harvard University (MA)

Preparedness framing aligns public action on climate change with core community values (protecting our families, protecting our homes, protecting our communities. Robustness protects from damage. Resilience is recovering from damage.

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Developing Resilient Communities through Community-University Partnerships

  • Luther College (IA)

One of the key strategies for dealing with global climate change is campus–community collaboration (M’Gonigle & Starke) to develop resilient, sustainable communities (Ausubel); as demonstrated at two small ...

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Commercial Kitchens Case Study Dalhousie

  • Dalhousie University (NS)

It all started in class. The Office of Sustainability provided a project for the 3rd year Campus as a Living Laboratory Class in 2011. How much water and energy is ...

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Food Waste Composting at the University of Virginia

  • University of Virginia (VA)

The University of Virginia and University of Virginia Dining (ARAMARK) actively collaborate on organic waste reduction strategies and methods. In 2008, U.Va. and University Dining Services instituted a partnership ...

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Connections for Sustainability: Creating a Sustainability Affiliate Faculty Program at Furman University

  • Furman University (SC)

Questions of sustainability are inherently interdisciplinary and must be examined from a variety of perspectives to ensure a comprehensive solution or answer. At the faculty level, however, devoting time to ...

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Conversations on Equity & Resilience

  • Cornell University (NY)
  • University of Vermont (VT)

The ongoing national dialogue about "Just Sustainability" on our campuses is a critical component of social resiliency and adaptability. Without thoughtful attention to the inequities and social divisions in our ...

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Using Developmental Evaluation to Advance Innovation in Sustainability Programs

  • Dalhousie University (NS)

Sustainability in Higher Education is an exciting emergent field filled with energetic and good-intentioned efforts to innovate teaching methods, curriculum, learning outcomes, and programs. As new sustainability programs emerge in ...

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Developing and Fostering Community Specific Sustainability Campaigns

  • Cornell University (NY)

Cornell University is tackling the behavior change issue with a new approach. Instead of creating a campus-wide behavior change campaign for a very de-centralized university, the Energy and Sustainability department ...

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Digging In: A First-Year Food and Sustainability Experience

  • Franklin Pierce University (NH)

"Digging In" is the theme of a semester-long project that immerses first-year students in the practice of community engagement around food and sustainability. Beginning with storytelling about the place of ...

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Disciplinary Trends in Sustainability Education: Preliminary Results

  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale (IL)

This study examines disciplinary impacts and trends of sustainability education in the United States using data from AASHE STARS and the National Council for Science and the Environment. Current community ...

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Don't Go it Alone: Collaborations for Community Resiliency

  • Cornell University (NY)
  • Ithaca College (NY)

This session will discuss four important mutually beneficial collaborations that Ithaca College and Cornell University have undertaken together or in which they are major participants, along with other sectors of ...

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Closing the Loop on Waste: How Student Waste Becomes a Community Resource

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

At the end of every school year, students leave unwanted goods behind…literally tons of it. Faced with the question of how to handle this wanton waste, Appalachian State University ...

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Documenting the Evolution of a Student Garden: How LOGIC Grows Campus Sustainability

  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale (IL)

This poster examines the evolution of a student organic garden at a large public university, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, as an example of student initiatives that focus on sustainability education ...

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Dutch National Pilot with STARS

  • Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Maastricht University
  • University of Twente
  • Utrecht University
  • Wageningen University

In 2013 six Dutch universities started participating in the STARS International Pilot. From January until June they are doing a pilot on their own to find out if STARS is ...

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Establishing a Campus Energy Use Policy for UC Berkeley

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

UC Berkeley is adopting a campus energy policy this spring after almost 2 years of process. The policy is part of the campus’ groundbreaking UC Berkeley Energy Management Initiative and ...

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Engaged learning and sustainability leadership: A case study approach

  • Dalhousie University (NS)

The Sustainability Leadership Certificate (SLC) program is a new and innovative program developed and implemented by a North American university. This case study presentation focuses on the program components implemented ...

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Engaging Students in an Integrated Solid Waste Management Program at a Higher Education Institution

  • Universidad Iberoamericana, A.C. (DF)

An approach to engage engineering students in environmental activities dealing with Solid Waste Management is presented. A series of activities have been developed, including students from different courses and engineering ...

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Appalachian State University Renewable Energy Initiative

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

Appalachian State University Renewable Energy Initiative (REI) is motivated to reduce ASU’s carbon footprint. Using a budget of about $170,000 in student fees each year, we consider renewable ...

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Establishment of a Campus Sustainability Network in Japan

  • Kyoto University

After the Great East-Japan Earthquake and the followed nuclear reactor’s accident in Fukushima which occurred on March 2011, fostering a culture of sustainability, reducing energy consumption, installing energy more ...

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From the Bayou to our Campus: Immersive Experience as an Opportunity for Student Leadership

  • University at Buffalo (NY)

Over the last two years, our students have travelled to southern Louisiana as part of our Alternative Winter Break program to help transform and adapt the landscape into one that ...

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From the Ground Up: Promoting Sustainable Campus Landscapes

  • Denison University (OH)
  • Moraine Valley Community College (IL)
  • University of Louisville (KY)
  • Arbor Day Foundation (NE)

This panel explores the benefits of sustainable campus landscapes and how to build long-lasting support for them by publicizing your initiatives, educating and engaging others, and earning recognition locally and ...

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The Frozen Faithful: Understanding and Responding to Evangelical Climate Denial

  • Houghton College (NY)

Climate change represents a contentious issue within religious circles today, with advocates and antagonists pleading their cases before the believing masses. Nowhere is this more evident than within evangelical circles ...

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Give and Go: Best Practice Lessons for Move Out Collections

  • Keep America Beautiful (CT)

This presentation will brief conference attendees on the results of the “Give and Go: Move Out 2013” collection program taking place on five college campuses in May 2013. Produced through ...

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Institutional Change for Sustainability in Higher Education: United Kingdom University Experiences of the Green Academy Program

  • University of Southampton

The United Kingdom (UK) Higher Education Academy (HEA) leads a university change management programme in sustainability in partnership with UK Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) entitled ‘Green Academy: curricula for tomorrow ...

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Green Book: A Written and Visual Arts Publication Celebrating Sustainability Through Creative Action

  • Delta College (MI)

Utilizing the campus and the community environment can create an engaging experience for teaching and learning and can serve as an invitation for partnership and participation. A unique, grant-funded venture ...

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Green Captains - Student Leadership in Dining Services

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)
  • Aramark Higher Education (PA)

The Green Captain Program promotes student education and development and food waste reduction in Higher Education dining locations. The program empowers student employees and managers from each of the campus ...

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Beyond Carbon Offsetting: Making a Sustainable Living Class Carbon Conscious

  • Living Routes, Inc. (MA)

This Case Study will report on how a university class measured and managed its carbon footprint in a way that directly supported campus sustainability projects. It’s clear that climate ...

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Green Fund Implementation Guide- Campus Green Fund Collaborative

  • Butler University (IN)
  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)
  • McGill University (QC)
  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)
  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)
  • University of Vermont (VT)

The Campus Green Fund Collaborative (CGFC) is a non-registered group of campus sustainability staff involved with coordinating and managing green funds on their respective campuses. In partnership with the Association ...

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Greening the Athletic Enterprise: A Journey

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

Intercollegiate athletics are a large part of many institutions’ physical footprints, a core part of institutional identity, and among the most prominent interactions higher education institutions have with the general ...

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A Distributed Reporting Model for Implementing STARS

  • Humboldt State University (CA)

Attendees will gain knowledge of STARS based on Humboldt State University's experience with STARS. The university earned STARS Silver on May 8, 2013.

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