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Rethinking Your Campus: Creative Curriculum, Programs, and Policies that Address a Just Transition

  • California State University, Chico (CA)
  • Skyline College (CA)
  • Strategic Energy Innovations (CA)
  • University of California, Merced (CA)

Adapting to climate change and interrelated social crises is no easy feat, especially for campus systems with longstanding institutional frameworks. Key to this shift is to encourage broad student, campus ...

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UW-Stevens Point Organics Diversion Program

  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (WI)

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UWSP) has been actively managing its organics for decades. Over the past 10 years, UWSP has managed upwards of 140,000 pounds of organics per ...

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Lessons From the Field of Education: Bridging Social Justice and Environmental Sustainability

  • Chatham University (PA)
  • University of Michigan (MI)

Social justice (i.e. equity) is one of sustainability's '3Es,' alongside the economy and environment. Yet too often, these 'Es' are framed with shaky connections or as separate spheres ...

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Building Your Campus Energy Workforce: Opportunities for Students, Faculty and Staff

  • Washington University in St. Louis (MO)
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (DC)
  • United States Department of Energy (DC)

Energy efficiency and renewable energy are exploding with interest from students while colleges and universities across the country are working to rapidly deploy both solutions. How can these interests be ...

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Go DefaultVeg: Using Behavioral Nudges to Reduce Food-Related GHG Emissions at Your Institution

  • Harvard University (MA)
  • Better Food Foundation (DC)

Colleges and universities are increasingly attempting to measure and reduce their Scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions. Among the largest contributors of Scope 3 emissions are transportation and food. In 2019 ...

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Partnering the university with correctional facilities for equitable education

  • Butler University (IN)

College is a privilege not accessible to everyone. The structure of higher education is elitist and promotes a specific ideology in even the most liberal of schools. How can we ...

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Transforming Your Supply Chain for a Sustainable Future

  • Aramark (PA)
  • Better Food Foundation (DC)
  • Harvest Table Culinary Group (PA)

Developing a resilient food system is a crucial task for de-escalating and reversing the interrelated social and ecological crises unfolding as a result of industrial scale animal agriculture. Universities and ...

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Beyond Likes and Followers: How to Create Meaningful Real-Life Engagement via Instagram

  • Elon University (NC)
  • University of Virginia (VA)

How do sustainability offices engage students beyond social media metrics to create real-life engagement? In this session, three institutions-one small private liberal arts college, one medium-sized private university and one ...

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Don't Be a Maverick: Opportunities for Cost-Sharing Air Travel Offsets

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Second Nature (MA)

In 2019, Arizona State University, Carbonfund.org and Second Nature began a partnership with the goal of convening and organizing institutions interested in: -Cost-sharing carbon offset purchases with airlines -Developing ...

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Interdisciplinary Approach to Environmental Education Through Service-Learning

  • Husson University (ME)
  • Saint Joseph's College - ME (ME)
  • Maine Campus Compact (ME)

In 2017, in partnership with Campus Compact offices throughout Southern New England, Maine Campus Compact (MCC) awarded subgrants to 14 interdisciplinary faculty teams across four states (CT, MA, ME, NH ...

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Renewable Energy Procurement: Strategy Development and Stakeholder Engagement

  • University of Dayton (OH)
  • Edison Energy (CA)
  • Stillwater Creek Solutions (OH)

The purpose of this session is to help institutions of higher education develop and execute on renewable energy strategies through offsite and onsite renewable energy procurement. Hear how the University ...

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Beyond the Ivory Walls: Community Based Sustainable Solutions for Building Local Resilience

  • University of Dayton (OH)

In an era of climate change, a just transition requires solutions that marry sustainability and resilience. Commonly, resilience is perceived as an adaptation strategy that builds capacity to withstand disturbances ...

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Staying Green While Staying Woke: Creating Inclusive Sustainability Communities in Higher Education

  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

Equity is one of the pillars of sustainability. While there is more attention to climate and environmental justice in our field today, much of the work in sustainability spaces tends ...

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Piloting, Scaling and Committing to Healthier Materials

  • Colby College (ME)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)
  • Thornton Tomasetti (ME)

When it comes to the processes and chemicals used to make building materials, there is an urgent need for market transformation. It takes institutions, like the ones in this panel ...

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The Challenge and Promise of a Living Building Project in a Dynamic Urban Ecosystem

  • Unity College (ME)
  • Thornton Tomasetti (ME)
  • Simons Architects (ME)

Where many people see an unassuming drab brick building in a corner of Portland, Maine's, historic waterfront, Unity College sees an unprecedented opportunity for a physical manifestation our sustainability ...

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Incorporating Social Equity Considerations into Sustainability & Climate Action Planning

  • Portland Community College (OR)

Equity is playing an increasing role in the process of sustainability and climate action planning. Asking 'Who benefits?' and 'Who gets to decide?' from the outcomes is a critical component ...

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Organics for Everyone: Lessons Learned from a Large-Scale Campus-wide Organics Rollout

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
  • University of Minnesota System Office (MN)

Implementing post-consumer organics collection on campus is a big step. But it can be done! The University of Minnesota has confronted the challenges associated with front-of-house organics collection head-on with ...

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Engage Your Climate Action Toolbox: Renewable Energy, Carbon Offsets and Renewable Natural Gas

  • University of California, Office of the President (CA)
  • Center for Resource Solutions | Green-e (CA)

The clock is ticking to greatly reduce carbon emissions to avoid the worst of a climate catastrophe. These negative impacts will affect everyone, not just those who are emitting the ...

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Michigan State University Brody Neighborhood Re-design and Innovative Future

  • Michigan State University (MI)

The Michigan State University (MSU) Division of Residential and Hospitality Services (RHS) is committed to ensuring long-term sustainability by recognizing and reducing our impacts on the planet. Through our programs ...

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Podcasts and Podcasting for Sustainability in Higher Education

  • Bard College (NY)
  • Central College (IA)
  • Brailsford & Dunlavey (DC)

This session explores podcasting as a tool for sustainability in higher education. A panel of three podcast producers will share examples of how they have used podcasts to support sustainability ...

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Navigating Options for Scaling-Up Campus Renewables: PPAs, Onsite, Offsite, Leases, & More

  • Loyola University Chicago (IL)
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (WI)
  • University of Wisconsin-Parkside (WI)
  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville (WI)
  • CustomerFirst Renewables (MD)

The renewable energy marketplace is opaque and complex. Onsite solar, community solar, offsite wind and solar, direct ownership, lease, utility partnerships, third party PPAs? What's legal? What's prohibited ...

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Collaborating for Resilience: The Power of Campus-Community Conversations

  • Agnes Scott College (GA)
  • University of Florida (FL)

We are already beginning to feel the impacts of climate change on our campuses and within our communities. It is increasingly important that universities and colleges anticipate these impacts by ...

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Creating Intersectionality with Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Sustainability with UC Berkeley

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

In the realm of establishing a sustainable campus, a clear understanding and commitment from leaders (staff and students) are necessary to execute those goals. Often times, communities who are underrepresented ...

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Middlebury College Shifts Toward all Renewable Energy with Innovative farm to fuel Partnership

  • Middlebury College (VT)
  • Vanguard Renewables (MA)
  • Vermont Gas Systems (VT)

Middlebury College will significantly reduce its carbon footprint and move toward meeting its Energy2028 goal of 100% renewable energy, thanks to an innovative partnership with Goodrich Family Farm in Salisbury ...

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Student Support 101: A Guide for Sustainability Professionals

  • Florida State University (FL)

Across the country, universities are solidifying their commitment to a more sustainable future through the creation of sustainability offices. Often times, these offices are located within facilities departments with professionals ...

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Are Campuses Making Progress on Their Climate Goals?

  • University of New Hampshire (NH)
  • Second Nature (MA)
  • CustomerFirst Renewables (MD)
  • Brailsford & Dunlavey (DC)

The University of New Hampshire Sustainability Institute's 'Sustainability Indicator Management & Analysis Platform' (SIMAP) has greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory data from nearly 500 campuses. Working with Brailsford & Dulnavey ...

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Issues Don't Move People; Stories do - Using Films to Catalyze Student and Community Engagement

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)
  • University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)

When it comes to films, too often our focus is on what appears on the screen when the projector turns on. But our focus really needs to be on action--what ...

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Innovative Pedagogies for Climate Change Education across the University of Michigan

  • University of Michigan (MI)

A growing body of research is examining climate change education, in part due to the urgent need for educational programs to prepare the next generation of students to help lead ...

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A Bibliometric Review of Higher Education Sustainability Competency Literature

  • University of Michigan (MI)

Amidst unprecedented climate changes that threaten human existence, higher education has a responsibility to educate our students, the future leaders at the helm of this crisis. Reacting to impending climate ...

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Connecting University Sustainability Efforts to Your Health System

  • Duke University (NC)
  • Emory University (GA)
  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

Sustainability is defined as the nexus between society, the environment and the economy. Hundreds of universities are making significant progress toward incorporating sustainability across their campus operations, educational efforts and ...

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Sustainability Action Funds - Starting, Maintaining, Evolving student-led support for sustainability

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Southwestern University (TX)
  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
  • University of Illinois Chicago (IL)
  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)

Green Funds have been historically used by many universities to advance student sustainability initiatives and empower student leadership. This workshop will explore Green Funds at four (4) different universities, expand ...

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Sustainable Behavior Lab - An interdisciplinary approach for Student Affairs

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

Discovering ways to generate sustainable behaviors on campus can be a daunting challenge for students, faculty, and staff. Efforts to promote activities that foster individual actions for collective sustainability impact ...

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Building Energy Quotient, A Fresh Perspective on Sustainability and Engagement in Universities

  • ASHRAE (OR)
  • Hanson Professional Services (FL)

The ASHRAE Building Energy Quotient (Building EQ) program empowers facility owners to understand their building's energy performance in comparison to facilities of the same type in the same climate ...

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Integrating the UN SDGs into Study Abroad Programs

  • Susquehanna University (PA)

This session will discuss how the UN SDGs can provide for an enriching and transformative study abroad program. Susquehanna University's study abroad program is a graduation requirement for all ...

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Strategies, Priorities and Movement Building Tactics of the Environmental Justice Movement

  • The New School (NY)

Climate change is one of the most significant threats to humanity. Frontline, environmental justice (EJ) communities will be the most impacted by these threats and are already facing the devastating ...

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Undermined Every Day: The Impact of Recycling Staff Marginalization and Mattering on Waste Diversion

  • University of Virginia (VA)

When I worked in university recycling, our efforts were often undermined by other members of the campus community and our colleagues within facilities management. In conversations with recycling staff at ...

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Engaging Employees on Sustainability at Small Institutions

  • Southwestern University (TX)

From Green Office Certifications to Green Teams, from EcoAmbassadors to Green Lunch & Learns, the possibilities for engaging faculty and staff on sustainability topics are endless! But which one is ...

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Using Equitable & Accessible Teaching Practices to Support Students With Disabilities in Your Course

  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (WI)

Are you truly utilizing inclusive pedagogy in your instruction to ensure that your content is accessible for all students? Do you plan lessons, assignments, and assessments with your students' learning ...

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Going Zero Waste: It's not Just Business, it's Personal

  • California State University, Northridge (CA)

There are many long-established zero waste best practices addressing bins, signage, reusables and more. Unlike LED retrofits, low-flow faucets or other infrastructure projects, a zero waste initiative requires the participation ...

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Good Food, Good Data, Big Impact: Innovative Approaches to Capturing Farm to Institution Impact

  • Michigan State University (MI)
  • Real Food Challenge (MA)

Interest in purchasing and serving local foods in campus dining continues to grow, but documenting and quantifying the benefits and impacts of these purchases, including for local producers, is challenging ...

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Developing a culture of trust, feedback, and growth in the workplace

  • Duke University (NC)
  • Trust (MA)

Change moves at the speed of trust.' -Stephen Covey To be intentional in creating change, we need to have enough data points. One essential data point for our own personal ...

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Adaptive Mindsets for Transformative Action

  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (WI)

Expertise and good intentions are only part of the equation. To achieve what Stephen Sterling calls 'a transformative response,' we also need adaptive mindsets. In this interactive session, we'll ...

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Just Transition: To a Circular Economy

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)
  • Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Moving from our current extractive economy to a regenerative economy is no longer a question of how but a question of how quickly'. Learn ways to help your institution transition ...

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How Do OTHER Associations Assist Your Campus Sustainability?

  • Yale University (CT)
  • Society for College and University Planning (MI)

AASHE's prime mission is sustainability, yet many other campus organizations have a portion of their mission devoted to advancing sustainability. Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium (HEASC) has fourteen major ...

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Archiving the campus as a living laboratory: preserving a long memory for transformative change

  • University of Utah (UT)

Sustainable change on campus is often driven by student-led projects, project-oriented courses and co-curricular activities associated with the Sustainability Office. However, aside from dissertations and theses, student work is seldom ...

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Sustaining the Mainstreaming of Climate Change Frameworks/Knowledge as University Core Curriculum

  • University of Buea

Education and learning have powerful potential in fostering knowledge, skills and competences for action towards climate change mitigation. This study focuses on examining the role of mainstreaming and sustaining climate ...

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Menstruation Conversation : The intersection of sustainability, inclusivity, and empowerment

  • Dot Cup (IL)

Menstruation is having a moment. 2019 brought us the first ever Menstruation-Focused Oscar Winner - Period End of Sentence, as well as the first annual National Period Day. At Dot Cup ...

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Boxes to Farm to Compost'- A Paradigm Shift from an Extractive Culture to Regenerative Culture

  • Iowa State University (IA)

As a land grant university with a student population of over 30,000 students and about 6000 faculty and staff, there is a multitude of packaged items delivered to the ...

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Not preaching to the choir? Negotiated curriculum to overcome barriers to sustainability education

  • Florida Gulf Coast University (FL)

Much of the literature regarding sustainability education focuses on appropriate competencies for students graduating from sustainability programs majors, minors, concentrations, certificates, and so on. Such programs include students who intend ...

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A Dynamic (Electrification) Partnership

  • Wells College (NY)

In partnership with Medley Thermal, Wells College provides a testbed for dynamically electrifying the College's boiler system. Dynamically electrifying our thermal load will significantly reduce Scope 1 emissions in ...

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