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GreenTown: Creating Cross-Sector Sustainability Collaboration

  • Indiana University South Bend (IN)

Most of the time, most of us attend professional conferences intended only for inhabitants of the Ivory Tower. The same is true of other professions. Rarely do we come togehter ...

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Bridging the Gap Between Students and Administration

  • Colorado State University (CO)

There is a disconnect between students and the administration. The disconnect plays out in student and admin vision, in project proposals, and strategies for change and growth. It plays out ...

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Building a Strong Core: Sustainability in a University Sports Complex

  • University of Denver (CO)

The Daniel L. Ritchie Center for Sports and Wellness at the University of Denver opened in 1999 and is a 440,000 square foot athletics, recreation and entertainment complex. Directly ...

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Getting Rolling: Launching Comprehensive Bike Programming

  • University of Denver (CO)

Bike culture is rapidly growing in across the country. Denver, Colorado epitomizes this movement. Set in the second most friendly state for biking, in a bike friendly city, with streets ...

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Getting Trashy: Measurable Pilot Projects to Identify Best Practices

  • University of Denver (CO)

Pilot projects targeting increased diversion rates are a direct means of engaging the community, determining best practices, and driving change through measurable results. At the University of Denver, we launched ...

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Sustainability Planning on a Decentralized Campus

  • University of Denver (CO)

Taking an organized approach to sustainability planning on a university campus can be a challenging and daunting task; however, if managed well, it can also be a fulfilling and unifying ...

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Promoting Conservation on Conservative Campuses

  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock (AR)
  • Utah State University (UT)

Both Utah State University (USU) and University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) are home to motivated faculty, staff, and students with polarized views of sustainability. Both universities are located ...

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Sustainability Across the Nutrition & Food Science Curriculum

  • Georgia Southern University (GA)

In 2012, the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics revised accreditation standards to require that concepts of sustainability be taught in all nutrition and dietetic education programs. However ...

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Moving beyond carbon: A nitrogen footprint model for universities

  • University of Virginia (VA)

Nitrogen footprints connect entities, such as individuals or universities, with the reactive nitrogen (all species of nitrogen except N2) lost to the environment as a result of their activities. While ...

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Toward Carbon Neutrality: Université Laval’s voluntary GHG offset program

  • Universite Laval (QC)

Université Laval in Québec City is the oldest French-language university in North America. UL has some 45,000 students and 10,000 employees, offers over 400 programs, and is one ...

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Analysis of Canadian STARS-rated Campus Sustainability Plans and Policies

  • Dalhousie University (NS)

Sustainability governance, including the creation of campus sustainability policies and plans, can help institutionalize sustainability on campus. This study aims to deepen our understanding of Canadian higher education institutions (HEIs ...

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Pledge to Travel Green and Student Travel

  • East Carolina University (NC)

This session will introduce the nation’s “Pledge to Travel Green” initiative and its applicability to student travel, whether for club sports, study abroad or for general student leisure or ...

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Building Connections Between Students, Faculty and Staff

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

Creating successful campus sustainability projects can be extremely difficult for university students. Frequently universities have rules, marketing standards, politics, and departments that seem siloed and disconnected. It is important for ...

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Green Guides- Guiding Students Through Green Opportunities

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

The University of Arizona is the top ranked university in the United States for environmental research, and as a part of that leadership, the UA offers its students a plethora ...

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Scaling Up Local Food Sourcing: a Multi-Campus Farm to College Pilot

  • University at Albany (NY)
  • State University of New York at Oneonta (NY)
  • State University of New York at Oswego (NY)

Starting with the commitments from 12 State University of New York (SUNY) campuses to purchase tomato sauce ahead of the growing season, “SUNY Commits to Agriculture” launched a pilot to ...

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Attitudes On and Modeling Of Energy Usage Practices on College Campuses

  • Manhattan College (NY)

Last year survey findings related to user behavior from the Information Sciences Institute’s flagship smart grid project (a University of Southern California (USC) research institution) captured attitudes toward energy ...

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Transformative Learning Through Small Group Discussion: Course Book Resources to Accelerate Change

  • EcoChallenge.org (OR)

At the 2013 AASHE conference, Stephen Mulkey, President of Unity College, offered a plenary session on Organizational Change for Sustainability Education, which highlighted the need for increased initiatives working to ...

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Our Story of Stuff: Sharing “waste” with a campus Free Store

  • University of Louisville (KY)

Like many large, urban universities with a residential population, the University of Louisville (UofL) has faced two major challenges at the heart of sustainability: an over-abundance of discarded, useful items ...

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The Kentucky College & University Carbon Consortium

  • University of Louisville (KY)
  • Western Kentucky University (KY)

Beginning in 2009, in celebration of the annual America Recycles Day event, college campuses across the nation began informally competing on the self-reporting website Recordsetter for “largest cardboard box fort ...

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Assessing the impact of sustainability faculty learning communities

  • University of Vermont (VT)

What are the necessary elements to create institutional change through infusing sustainability into the curriculum at a university of wide scope and scale? The University of Vermont (UVM) Sustainability Faculty ...

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Trash Talks: revealing the potential of a building’s waste stream

  • Portland State University (OR)

My case study will examine how a day’s waste from a single dumpster can be used to provoke art and design students into discussion and multilateral thinking about how ...

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A Geodesign Approach to GIS for Sustainability Management

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

Geodesign is an emerging approach to using geographic information systems (GIS) for addressing complex sustainable systems problems, e.g., improving land use, transportation, and water resources that have impacts on ...

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AUN Sustainable Waste Management with Municipal Waste Reuse

  • American University of Nigeria (Adamawa,)

The American University of Nigeria drives sustainable waste management with participatory municipal waste reuse program The Office of Sustainability at the American University of Nigeria (AUN) drives sustainable waste management ...

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Zero Client System: Computing to reduce energy consumption

  • University of Arkansas (AR)

This case study demonstrates how a Zero Client System, a type of cloud based computing, reduces energy consumption by at least 88%. The system reduces user and administrative power loads ...

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Non-Profit Non-Starters? Using Creative Economic Levers on Campus

  • Colby College (ME)
  • Harvard University (MA)
  • University of Virginia (VA)

Financial limitations are often a primary barrier to sustainability implementation at colleges and universities. Often, universities share best practices, and occasionally lessons learned, but less frequently do they describe the ...

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Mind Mapping: A Systems Thinking Application for Change Management

  • University of Vermont (VT)
  • Environmental Leadership Program (MD)

A growing number of students, faculty, and staff are increasingly concerned about their environmental impacts and demand immediate action to be taken. Despite good intentions, these same people can act ...

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The Role of Sustainability Offices in Career & Workforce Development

  • College of Charleston (SC)
  • Connecticut College (CT)
  • University of Georgia (GA)
  • Wake Forest University (NC)
  • University of Vermont (VT)

Sustainability offices are in a unique position on campus. With the ability to work across departmental boundaries of campus on sustainability initiatives, our offices can provide professional development opportunities for ...

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Standardizing Sustainability for Dining Services

  • Green Seal (DC)

Dining Services have been included in STARS from the beginning, with a heavy focus on food in the current version 2.0. Life-cycle research conducted by Green Seal has determined ...

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Community Partnerships: Celebrating Poets, Painters, and Projects

  • 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. Off The Page: A ...

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Regional Centers for ESD: Increasing Impact Through Collaboration

  • Portland Community College (OR)
  • Portland State University (OR)
  • York University (ON)
  • University of Regina (SK)
  • Aquinas College (MI)

Can you envision healthy, just, and thriving communities where sustainability education is prioritized and everyone has opportunities to shape a more sustainable future? The United Nations University has fostered an ...

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Green Cleaning in the Real World: What Works and How Much Does it Cost?

  • Lane Community College (OR)

Somewhere between cleaning products and equipment that simply don’t work and the greenwashed products that merely re-label toxic options lies the real world of green cleaning undertaken by a ...

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LCC’s Downtown Campus: Adventures in Housing, Collaboration and LEED

  • Lane Community College (OR)

Profile: The Lane Community College Downtown Campus in Eugene, Oregon is a landmark project for education, business and the community. The innovative design and features of the campus allow Lane ...

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Smart Housing Project: Measuring Use and Motivating Change

  • Clarkson University (NY)

Thirteen million college students live in on-campus housing in the United States. Since these students typically do not pay their utility bills directly, efforts to motivate efficiency and conservation changes ...

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Taking Stock/Getting Started: Finding Opportunities to Take Action

  • Texas A&M University-Kingsville (TX)

Taking Stock/Getting Started: Finding Opportunities to Take Action Are you an individual on your campus who knows how important sustainability is, but doesn’t know what it takes to ...

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Mass College Green: Alternative Financing for Energy Efficiency Upgrades

  • Dean College (MA)
  • GreenerU (MA)
  • Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts (MA)

With tighter budgets, leaner staff, and many competing priorities, colleges and universities are finding it increasingly difficult to commit the funds necessary to support energy efficiency and deferred maintenance initiatives ...

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Social Media Engagement: How #HigherEd should #Talk2Targets

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

Social media outreach goes far beyond a traditional campaign approach. While successful marketing efforts can ignite interest and raise awareness of a program, initiative or an institution itself, the true ...

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Building Sustainability into an Operations Management Curriculum

  • Portland State University (OR)
  • Presidio Graduate School (CA)

Paralleling the business community, business schools increasingly face pressure from their various stakeholders to address sustainability issues. Several schools (e.g., Presidio Graduate School, Bainbridge Graduate Institute, and Portland State ...

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Climate Adaptation & Resiliency in Colgate’s 2013 Campus Master Plan

  • Colgate University (NY)

Changing weather patterns due to climate change are beginning to have profound impacts on campus operations and budgets while also disrupting the academic mission, study behaviors, and overall quality of ...

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Philosophy, Blisters, Sustainability: Deep Thinking and Dirty Hands

  • Wright State University (OH)

The typical recruiter doesn’t use a line like, roll up your sleeves, come work on our campus to entice students to select their school but with an increased emphasis ...

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Buy Less, Buy Better: Defining Success in Green Purchasing

  • University of Arizona (AZ)
  • Office Depot, Inc. (TX)

In 2012, the University of Arizona enacted a Green Purchasing Policy directing that equal consideration be given to environmental and social factors as is given to typical purchasing considerations such ...

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Promoting Campus Sustainability in Developing Countries

  • Universidad de Monterrey (NL)
  • American University in Cairo (Cairo)
  • American University of Nigeria (Adamawa,)

Four speakers from developing countries will briefly present and then discuss the challenges of implementing a university sustainability program in an environment where long-term sustainability seems eclipsed by poverty, political ...

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Building Community Partnerships to Promote Sustainable Waste Practices

  • Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (DF)
  • Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey Campus Leon

As part of a research project run by the Sustainability department at the Escuela Nacional de Estudios Superiores Unidad León (ENES), Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) in Mexico, professors ...

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Integrating sustainability education into universities

  • Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (DF)
  • Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey Campus Leon

During this workshop we will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of different strategies for integrating sustainability education into universities as well as the real-world, experiential pedagogy used to target sustainability ...

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Green Renovations Checklist: Developing Institution-Specific Green Guidelines

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

The University of California system requires building projects (renovations and new construction) valued at or above $5 million to achieve at least a LEED certification level of Silver. While this ...

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Envisioning Sustainable Futures with Scenario Planning

  • Lane Community College (OR)

Predicting the future is not easy. We live on a rapidly changing planet that is fundamentally different than it was when any of us were children. Technology is changing fast ...

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Sustainability in Career-Technical Education: A Multiple Case Study

  • University of Idaho (ID)

This session will provide multiple case study of how three community colleges in the Pacific Northwest introduced Career and Technical Education energy programs on their campuses. Consideration was given to ...

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Developing an Effective Peer Education Program

  • Indiana University Bloomington (IN)

The Sustainability Peer Educator Program (SPEP) at Indiana University has recently begun training undergraduate student leaders to deliver sustainability lessons and workshops to their peers. This type of peer-to-peer learning ...

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How can an Academic Library support a University’s Sustainability Plan?

  • Dominican University (IL)

The discussion will be facilitated by a Public Services Librarian and a Sustainability Coordinator who will outline how they are collaborating to meet the sustainability goals of the University. The ...

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GIS for Sustainability Management in Higher Education

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

Geographic information systems (GIS) are commonly formed from a combination of data, software, hardware, people, institutional arrangements and motivations for collecting, analyzing and displaying spatial and temporal referenced data that ...

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MomentUs: Building a Movement on Campus for Climate Solutions

  • Millersville University (PA)
  • ecoAmerica (DC)

Empowered by collective action on our campuses and throughout our communities, we can build momentum to align the myriad of climate change solutions and exponentially increase our effectiveness. Together, we ...

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