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Boldly Sustainable: Developing a Town-Gown Climate Action Plan in Ithaca, NY

  • Second Nature (MA)
  • Ithaca College (NY)
  • Performance Systems Development (NY)
  • Cornell University (NY)
  • Affiliated Engineers, Inc. (WI)

The success of the ACUPCC depends to a large extent on whether higher education institutions can not only move forward on their own campuses, but also build support for greenhouse ...

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Planning to Move Beyond Climate-neutral: Supporting Students in Catalyzing Change.

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

The need for comprehensive, integrated climate action is offering new avenues for collaboration and the formation of new partnerships. Nowhere is this more visible than on campuses, where collaboration among ...

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Working Beyond the Campus with Government to Promote Sustainability

  • Eastern Connecticut State University (CT)

Eastern Connecticut State University's Institute for Sustainable Energy (ISE) exemplifies the expanding role of Sustainability Research Centers as it leverages the impartial academic discipline of the University to promote ...

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One Size Does Not Fit All: How Every School's Character can Define a Distinctive Curriculum for Sustainability

  • Cadmus Group, Inc. (FL)

This paper will examine some of the paths to and virtues of diversity and difference in environmental education, and how this diversity enhances our common knowledge. In the quest for ...

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Talking Trash: Getting the Best Data Out of Your Waste and Recycling

  • Meredith College (NC)
  • Pacific University (OR)

Join this presentation to learn about three different efforts to collect baseline data on recycling and waste on campus. An overview of a community-based social marketing campaign (CBSM) to "green ...

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Sustainability In Action

  • University of Missouri, Kansas City (MO)

A case-study of the University Of Missouri, Kansas City (UMKC) Sustainability Initiatives. Included are areas of Waste Reduction Strategies, Energy Management,Green Purchasing,Transportation,Grounds Management,Green Buildings, Funding, Education ...

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A Field Report for the Nelson Insitute for Environmental Studies Carbon Footprint Project

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)
  • Affiliated Engineers, Inc. (WI)

This project examines the carbon footprint of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies (NI) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The goal of the NI Carbon Footprint Project is to provide ...

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Leverage Your Greenhouse Gas Inventory

  • Fitchburg State University (MA)
  • Sightlines (SC)
  • Clean Air-Cool Planet (NH)

Campuses across the country are completing GHG inventories, many for the first time. Though the effort can be daunting and complicated, the inventory is an important strategic tool that institutions ...

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Overcoming the Challenges of Calculating your Carbon Footprint: An American University Case Study

  • American University (DC)
  • Facility Engineering Associates (VA)

As institutions that mold our future leaders and professionals, colleges and universities have a duty to set an example in promoting sustainability. Today, American colleges and universities are calling for ...

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Peer to Peer Sustainability Outreach Programs: From A to Z

  • Barnard College (NY)
  • Bowdoin College (ME)
  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)
  • University of Vermont (VT)

Student outreach is a goal of many sustainability programs. One model, using the peer to peer education approach, attempts to broaden the reach to all residential students. Often known as ...

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Running the Numbers: Enhancing Calculus through Education about Sustainability

  • Ithaca College (NY)

We will give a brief overview along with specific examples on how to incorporate sustainability themes into a calculus class. With the widespread availability of data and the commonality of ...

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Breaking Sustainability Ground in Art and Design

  • Savannah College of Art & Design (GA)

What has an Art and Design College to do with sustainability? The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) currently offers 32 Majors ranging from Advertising Design, Architecture, Fibers, Historic ...

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Sustainable Laboratory Design Case Study

  • BNIM Architects (MO)

Laboratory buildings are usually thought of as being the inevitable energy hogs on campus. The Fayez S. Sarofim Research Building, home of the Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine at ...

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Assessing Solid Waste Management at the University of Northern British Columbia: A Major Step in Becoming Canada's Green University

  • University of Northern British Columbia (BC)

In the summer of 2007 the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) trademarked itself as 'Canada's Green University,' launching a sustainability initiative encompassing all aspects of its teaching, research ...

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Energy Master Plans - From Here to a Zero Carbon Footprint

  • Building Services Consultants, Inc (PA)

The ACUPCC has generated a keen interest in colleges and universities to move toward a zero carbon footprint. An Energy Master Plan (EMP) is essential to facilitate a successful carbon ...

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Tree Campus USA: Supporting Sustainability Efforts with Community Forestry

  • Indiana University Bloomington (IN)

In 2008, The Arbor Day Foundation is launching the Tree Campus USA program aimed at recognizing those colleges and universities who meet core standards of forestry management, planning, student involvement ...

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The Price of Reduction: A Comparative Analysis of the Cost-Benefit Perceptions of Reduction Initiatives

  • Chatham University (PA)

This research contrasts the perceived benefits and costs of implementing two reduction initiatives (plastic bottle ban, pesticide ban) as perceived by key constituencies (students, faculty, administration). The two initiatives provide ...

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Current State of Sustainability in Business Education

  • California State University, Sacramento (CA)

While evaluating our current undergraduate Marketing curriculum and considering the addition of courses or modules on sustainability, it was important to determine what other business schools were offering in their ...

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The 4.0 Initiative: An Action Plan for Sustainable Living on College Campuses

  • Daemen College (NY)

College students have the power to change the way people think about the environment and sustainability, but many students do not yet realize this or aren't sure where to ...

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LEED Certification Assessment Project: Dr. Kiran C. Patel Center for Global Solutions, University of South Florida

  • University of South Florida (FL)

This project was conducted as part of the Green Infrastructure for Sustainable Communities class in the spring 2008. The objective of this class was to understand infrastructure management, green design ...

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Conserving Potable Water through Stormwater Irrigation

  • Elon University (NC)

As the demand for potable water increases and supply remains constant or diminishes, the need to conserve water is more evident than ever. Elon University is responding to this need ...

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Carbon Footprint and Campus Context: The Ramapo College Experience

  • Ramapo College of New Jersey (NJ)

At the fall 2007 conference and expo "Green Meets Green: The Climate for Change," Ramapo President Peter Mercer underscored his seriousness about the topic by signing the College Presidents' Climate ...

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A Model Transportation Behavior Program

  • University of Virginia (VA)

The crucial issue in TDM programs is marketing. Most American faculty, staff and students have come of age in an era where "getting a driver's license" and "first car ...

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Creating a Research Agenda in Sustainability for Emerging Research Institutions

  • Ball State University (IN)

Many colleges and universities find creating on-campus sustainable initiatives, such as recycling and reducing energy usage, to be a good starting contribution to change how these institutions effect the environment ...

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Sustainable Campus Certification

  • Sierra Youth Coalition (QC)

The Sustainable Campuses is a Sierra Youth Coalition (SYC) initiative that works to assist, empower and network college and university students working to make their schools more sustainable. Sustainable Campuses ...

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Furman University's Environmental Community of Students (ECOS)

  • Furman University (SC)

In 2006 Furman University began its Environmental Community of Students (ECOS) Engaged Living program in which incoming, environmentally minded, first year students choose to live together and take two introductory ...

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Campus Sustainability Films in a General Education Science Course

  • Furman University (SC)

Making students aware of and peaking their interests in campus environmental and sustainability initiatives can be difficult, given students wide range of interests and competing demands for their time. I ...

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The Furman University Green Guide to Sustainable Living

  • Furman University (SC)

Furman University has committed to establishing itself as a national environmental sustainability leader among college and university campuses. The university has been very proactive in supporting sustainability efforts on campus ...

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Greening a College Vehicle Fleet

  • Luther College (IA)

While wind turbines and co-generation heating plants easily capture the attention of college and university sustainability coordinators and facilities managers, often college vehicle fleets aren't sufficiently considered as candidates ...

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Crystallized Pedagogy: Designing Green Buildings to Teach

  • Lord, Aeck & Sargent (GA)

Education is a key component in the success of the green building movement, and what better teaching tool than green buildings themselves? This poster presentation highlights the executive director of ...

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The Role of IT in Sustainability: A Green IT Campus Model

  • Monroe Community College (NY)

Information Technology's (IT's) role in sustainability efforts can be more than just powering down equipment and utilizing server virtualization. IT can play a substantive role in campus sustainability ...

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Creating a Green Purchasing Policy Roadmap

  • National Association of Educational Procurement (MD)

The National Association of Educational Procurement (NAEP) fashioned a process to harvest the knowledge and expertise of its members to create a green purchasing policy roadmap. The process has concluded ...

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Ithaca College's New Commit-to-Change Initiative

  • Ithaca College (NY)

Ithaca College's leadership in environmental and sustainability education and operations just got a significant boost with the assistance of a three-year, $500,000 grant from the HSBC in the ...

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Inclusion from Conception - A Presidential Perspective

  • Hadassah Academic College

Embracing sustainability in every facet of higher education is to crystallize and practice it in every decision and motion made. At Hadassah College Jerusalem we conducted thorough research based on ...

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UW Tower: Live Green-Work Green-Go Green

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

The University of Washington recently purchased Safeco Tower, an imposing landmark located in Seattle's university district. With all eyes on the tower, Transportation Services decided the timing was right ...

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Growing Relationships Through Composting: A University Case Study

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

The University of Washington is a public, four-year institution with a 40,000 student enrollment. The campus population also includes more than 30,000 staff. In an effort to reduce ...

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Making it Personal: Targeted Outreach Climate Change and Energy Conservation

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)

It's no surprise that students are more likely to take action on climate change if they understand it in the context of issues that affect and interest them personally ...

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Launching SAC: A Colloquia Model

  • Central Washington University (WA)
  • Duke University (NC)

In a recent article, Daniel Sherman asserted that for campus sustainability to really take hold, it must become a "pedagogical big idea" and not just a focus of campus operations ...

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Experiential Learning: UNC's Business Accelerator for Sustainable Entrepreneurship (BASE)

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC)

The new Business Accelerator for Sustainable Entrepreneurship (BASE) at the University of North Carolina provides an innovative experiential learning opportunity for students to work directly with sustainably-oriented businesses. BASE is ...

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Sustainability Across the Curriculum: Strategies for Change

  • San Diego State University (CA)
  • Auburn University (AL)
  • Emory University (GA)
  • Santa Clara University (CA)
  • St. Olaf College (MN)

Curriculum change is one of the key components for helping colleges and universities create a more sustainable future. And yet, curriculum change remains challenging precisely because the curriculum is not ...

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From Creating a Carbon Footprint Baseline to Achieving Climate Neutrality: A Structured Approach to Meeting your ACUPCC Goals

  • Johnson Controls, Inc (WI)
  • City of Saint Anthony Village (MN)
  • Seattle University (WA)
  • University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (WI)
  • University of Central Oklahoma (OK)

Panelists will discuss how their ACUPCC activities have been couched within a broader master planning context, an energy management program context, and a dedicated process focused on meeting the terms ...

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Integrating Farm to College Efforts: Education, Policy, & Research

  • Brown University (RI)
  • University of California, Davis (CA)
  • University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)
  • University of New Hampshire (NH)

At present, we stand at a critical moment as sustainable food system initiatives spread on colleges and universities across the country. From farm to college programs, fair trade & farm ...

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Conceptualizing a Cutting Edge Sustainability Program

  • Harvard University (MA)
  • Johns Hopkins University (MD)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)
  • Yale University (CT)

Since sustainability programs are still relatively new, there is considerable debate on what are the most salient factors that contribute to an effective campus sustainability program. It is clear that ...

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Sustainable Investment Opportunities

  • College of William & Mary (VA)
  • Responsible Endowments Coalition (PA)
  • RiskMetrics Group (NY)
  • Mercer Investment Consulting (MD)

In the two decades since the South Africa divestment movement engulfed campuses in a debate over what constituted defensible engagement under apartheid, responsible investing has come of age. Mainstream Wall ...

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Perspectives on Sustainability Curricula

  • Oklahoma State University (OK)
  • Unity College (ME)
  • National Council for Science & the Environment (DC)

Interdisciplinary environmental programs have proliferated and flourished in higher educational institutions across the United States for four decades. Despite this long history and the large and growing number of programs ...

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Developing a Climate Action Plan with the Campus Carbon Calculator

  • Middlebury College (VT)
  • University of New Hampshire (NH)
  • Clean Air-Cool Planet (NH)
  • Brighter Planet (IL)

Hundreds of schools across the US and Canada have relied upon the Clean Air-Cool Planet Campus Carbon Calculator to measure their baseline GHG emissions and to track their progress in ...

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The LED University Program: Stories from Three Member Institutions

  • Madison Area Technical College (WI)
  • North Carolina State University (NC)
  • University of Arkansas (AR)
  • University of Notre Dame (IN)

The LED University program launched in April, 2008, showcases member universities' LED lighting installations around the world. Three member universities will describe their efforts to deploy LED lighting including the ...

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Big Ideas and Faculty Learning Communities: A Strategy for Integrating Sustainability across the Curriculum

  • Peninsula College (WA)
  • Seattle University (WA)
  • Evergreen State College, The (WA)
  • University of Puget Sound (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 meaningful for students. In the Puget ...

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Sustainability in Education Abroad

  • Keene State College (NH)
  • Living Routes, Inc. (MA)
  • CIEE (ME)

International Education exposes students to the world. It also exposes the world to the environmental, economic, and social impacts of travel and program activities. Program decisions about transportation, accommodations, food ...

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Building Sustainable Local and World Community: Vision for the 21st Century Community College

  • Eastern Iowa Community College District (IA)
  • Grand Rapids Community College (MI)
  • Richland College - DCCCD (TX)

Recognizing the evolution of the junior college in the latter half of the 20th Century, the Commission on the Future of Community Colleges proposed in their 1988 publication, Building Communities ...

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