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Engaging Staff in Campus Sustainability

  • George Mason University (VA)
  • University of Utah (UT)
  • Yale University (CT)

Traditionally, students have been the advocates for and initiators of environmental actions on college and university campuses. Increasingly however, staff members are engaging in the challenge of reducing the environmental ...

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When Sustainable Building Practices Meet Reality: The Design and Construction of a Deep Green, Southern Living Magazine, Showcase Home at Furman University.

  • Furman University (SC)
  • Innocenti & Webel Landscape Architects (SC)
  • Johnston Design Group Architects (SC)

When the promise of millions of dollars in marketing and advertising opportunity from Southern living Magazine (7th largest circulation in USA) is merged with Furman University's desire for a ...

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Together, We Can Do More: Examples of Campus-Community Sustainability Partnership in NH's Monadnock Region

  • Antioch University, New England (NH)
  • Keene State College (NH)
  • City of Keene (NH)

Achieving community sustainability requires striking a balance between social, environmental, and economic costs and benefits. Because no one entity or sector can achieve solutions on its own, sustainability requires collaboration ...

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Why Being Green Isn't Enough: Using Technology as a Catalyst for Sustainability in Transportation

  • Emory University (GA)
  • Linn-Benton Community College (OR)
  • The New School (NY)

With increasing fuel prices and concerns about greenhouse gases, transportation plays an important role in the sustainability conversation on college campuses. Indeed, transportation and its byproducts affect each of us ...

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Sustainability Education in the Developing World

  • Oakland Community College (MI)
  • University of Vermont (VT)
  • SolarQuest (VT)

Of the more than 3 billion people currently living in the world's urban areas, over 2 billion are in less-developed regions. By 2015, these regions will include an estimated ...

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Embracing Sustainability in the Campus Planning Process

  • Emory University (GA)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC)
  • Clark Patterson Lee (NY)

American colleges and universities have grown significantly over the past 50 years and analysis of current data and trends suggests this pattern will continue for some time in the future ...

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Enacting Sustainable Initiatives on Campus

  • Appalachian State University (NC)
  • Perkins+Will (NY)

Environmental responsibility is embedded in our way of life and work - come find out how! Join us for an in depth look at sustainability through the lens of four issues ...

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Sustainability Education at the Edge: A Cohort Model for Doctoral Study

  • Appalachian State University (NC)
  • Prescott College (AZ)

The challenge for the field of Sustainability Education is how to develop and support "agents of change" who can profoundly impact and transform our educational systems to produce a more ...

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Chico and Butte: Working Together for Sustainability On Campus and Beyond

  • Butte College (CA)
  • California State University, Chico (CA)

Butte Community College and California State University, Chico have embraced the concept of sustainable development as part of their individual strategic plans, and as a way of connecting to and ...

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Partnering for Sustainable Transportation in Greensboro, NC

  • Martin-Alexiou-Bryson PLLC (NC)
  • City of Greensboro (NC)

Fall 2006 marked the beginning of Higher Education Area Transit (HEAT) service in Greensboro, NC. Initiated by the Greensboro Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (GUAMPO) and the Greensboro Transit Authority ...

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Navigating GHG Inventory Methodologies: Comparing Experiences at Harvard and Clark University

  • Clark University (MA)
  • Environmental Health & Engineering, Inc. (MA)

This presentation explores the inventory tools and methods institutions of higher education might consider when approaching a greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory of their campus. To elucidate the different calculation and ...

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Lighten Up Caroline - A Community Project For Energy Efficiency

  • Cornell University (NY)
  • Town of Caroline (NY)

On Saturday, April 19th, 2008, approximately 90 volunteers distributed one compact fluorescent lightbulb (CFL) in a reusable bag containing information about household energy conservation and CFL use and recycling to ...

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Can Higher Education Change Regional Culture? How Pittsburgh's Universities are Leading a Transition Toward Sustainability

  • Duquesne University (PA)
  • EvolveEA (PA)

This presentation looks to (1) juxtapose potential approaches to engaging in university sustainability planning and implementation in two local urban case studies, (2) describe emerging opportunities for increased inter-university best ...

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Doing Local Environmental History: Developing a Sense of Place and Ecological Citizenship

  • Fashion Institute of Technology (NY)
  • Ithaca College (NY)

Since the fall of 2005 a special partnership has been nurtured between the History of American Environmental Thought course and The History Center in Tompkins County (NY). Working in teams ...

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Envisioning Ecologically Sustainable Universities: A Holistic View

  • George Washington University (DC)
  • Western Illinois University (IL)

The campus sustainability movement has made remarkable progress in bringing sustainability to the forefront of university agendas, with respect to both campus operations and curricula. These efforts are now extending ...

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The PCC, STARS and the 2030 Challenge: Going from the Conceptual to the Concrete

  • Ball State University (IN)
  • Ice Miller LLP (IN)

This presentation will review the interrelation of obligations that institutions undertake when signing the Presidents Climate Commitment, implementing the Sustainable Tracking and Rating System (STARS), and adopting the 2030 Challenge ...

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Can Real-Time Dashboard Displays of Resource Use in Buildings and across campus facilities be used to build a community and a culture of stewardship?

  • Oberlin College (OH)
  • Lucid (CA)

In recent years many colleges and universities have undertaken comprehensive technological and management initiatives to improve campus energy and material use efficiency. Many schools have also undertaken educational programs designed ...

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Sustainable Facilities Management - GS-42

  • PortionPac Chemical Corporation (IL)
  • Green Seal (DC)

This presentation is designed to introduce you to the background, development and requirements of Green Seal's GS 42 standard, it's implementation on the Cornell University Campus, and to ...

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Greening the Supply and Purchasing Chain

  • Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick Campus (NJ)
  • Chlorine Free Products Association (IL)

This presentation will address the need for third party accountability in the process of greening the supply chain. It will describe reliable information sources that are used in setting standards ...

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The Presidents Climate Commitment and the University of Maine Master Plan

  • University of Maine (ME)
  • Sasaki Associates, Inc. (MA)

The American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) is guiding over 500 institutions toward the ultimate goal of climate neutrality. As a charter signatory of the ACUPCC, the University ...

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Global Perspectives for a Sustainable Campus Master Plan

  • Seattle University (WA)
  • Mithun (WA)

The growth in sustainable initiatives on campuses has focused on the physical environment with an emphasis on green buildings. As the President's Climate Commitment collects a growing list of ...

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A Case Study in Partnership and Collaboration: The Home Depot Smart Home at Duke University

  • Duke University (NC)
  • SmithGroup (MI)

The presentation will focus on the Home Depot Smart Home as a case study of the integration and collaboration of an Institution's administration, faculty, students, and the design team ...

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The Sustainable Agriculture Education Association: Facilitating the Teaching and Learning of Sustainable Food and Farming Systems in Higher Education

  • North Carolina State University (NC)
  • University of California, Davis (CA)

Sustainable agriculture as an academic discipline is an emerging field. In the past five to ten years, numerous U.S. colleges and universities have formed courses and programs dedicated to ...

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Greening Operations & Maintenance: Implementing LEED for Existing Buildings in a Campus Setting

  • University of California, Office of the President (CA)
  • University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)

While many campuses cite new LEED certified buildings as evidence of their commitment to sustainability, the higher education sector has been slow to adopt the US Green Building Council's ...

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Blueprint for University Campuses as Living Learning Laboratories of Sustainability

  • Oberlin College (OH)
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)

What role should higher education institutions play in implementing campus sustainability? Is it transforming campus facilities to become more sustainable or is it transforming the curriculum to incorporate sustainability principles ...

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Campus Planning for Sustainability and Education

  • Evergreen State College, The (WA)
  • ZGF Architects (OR)

The Evergreen State College, located on 1,000 forested acres in Olympia, Washington, is a unique, small, public, Liberal Arts College with the aggressive strategic objective of pursuing a 'net-zero ...

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Everyone Eats at This Table: Explorations of Ecoliteracy and Environmental Justice at the University of North Carolina, Pembroke

  • University of North Carolina, Pembroke (NC)

Taking the necessity of developing sustainability curriculum at North American educational institutions as a given, how do faculty who have never taught this curriculum go about creating meaningful courses? How ...

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Sustainability Across the Curriculum at Antioch University New England: Lessons & Questions from the Field

  • Antioch University, New England (NH)

Antioch University New England's stated purpose is to provide transformative education through scholarship, innovation, and community action for a just and sustainable society. This panel will explore how one ...

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Comparison of How Colleges Promote Greenhouse Gas Inventory Strategies

  • Bridgewater State University (MA)

Ideally, everyone should care the environment because a clean planet is a necessity for the survival of the human race. The problem is however, not all students or college campuses ...

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Sustainability across the Curriculum - Elon University Faculty Scholars Program

  • Elon University (NC)

The Sustainability Faculty Scholars program was developed to assist faculty in the incorporation of sustainability themes across the University curriculum. Faculty members apply for the program by proposing the incorporation ...

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Greening the University in the Heartland

  • Oklahoma City University (OK)

Oklahoma City University has undergone systematic organizational change to move the campus in a more sustainable direction. Students, staff, and faculty have been involved with several projects to change the ...

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Appalachian State University Renewable Energy Initiative (ASU REI)

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

Appalachian State University's Renewable Energy Initiative is an organization funded by student fees that seeks to reduce the environmental impact of Appalachian State University by replacing the University's ...

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Appalachian State University- Working Toward a Zero Waste Event

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

The purpose of this presentation is to outline the zero waste event for home town football games. ASU Brewer Kidd stadium will often have overcapacity at home games. This presentation ...

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Innovative Methods in Renewable Energy Education and Training and the Integration of Campus Sustainability at Cape Cod Community College

  • Cape Cod Community College (MA)

Cape Cod Community College (CCCC) has a dynamic and vibrant environmental program that includes two degree and multiple certificate options, including three certificates in Clean Energy Technologies: Photovoltaic, Solar Thermal ...

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Warm Data, Cool Earth or Unplug to Keep the Polar Bear Happy

  • Dartmouth College (NH)

Faculty and students at Dartmouth College have created an animated real-time energy display system to encourage students to reduce electric use through behavior changes. What is unique about this system ...

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Assessing the Eco-Cottage Legacy at Furman University

  • Furman University (SC)

Since 2001, Furman University's 8-person Eco-Cottage has provided students the opportunity to measure their environmental impact and learn ways to minimize it. Started experimentally, the cottage has become a ...

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Using Tire Pressure Checks to Educate Students about Fuel Efficiency, Car Maintenance and Safety

  • Furman University (SC)

Like most colleges, Furman University experiences a mass exodus of students during breaks such as Thanksgiving and at the end of the Academic year. One of the easiest ways to ...

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Sustainability Attitudes and Behaviors of Incoming Freshmen at Juniata College

  • Juniata College (PA)

Juniata College has been administering an environmental attitudes survey to incoming freshmen since 2005. The objective of the survey is to document students' attitudes and behaviors towards environmental issues. The ...

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Sustainability at Missouri State University: A Public Affair

  • Missouri State University (MO)

Missouri State University has a State wide Mission of "Public Affairs". Over the past several years, that mission has been explored through a Public Affairs Conference and various themes. In ...

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Compact Fluorescent Light Bulb Exchange Programs as a Potentially Cost Effective and Socially Beneficial Approach to Offsetting Carbon Emissions Locally

  • Oberlin College (OH)

To achieve carbon neutrality, organizations can balance unavoidable emissions by purchasing "carbon offsets" that provide credit for emissions captured or reduced elsewhere. Locally managed and implemented offset programs can provide ...

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Walking the Talk Together: Queen's University's Sustainability Collaboration Model

  • Queen's University (ON)

Sustainability and collaboration are among today's popular buzz words. However, rigid organizational lines, resource challenges, and a fast-paced environment severely constrain well-intended efforts. There is no shortage of great ...

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GreenRichland: Building Sustainable Local and World Community

  • Richland College - DCCCD (TX)

As the threat of global warming and natural resource shortages becomes more of a reality, Richland College is among the first community colleges in the U.S. to participate in ...

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Activating Student Involvement: One Student's Journey from Bystander to Sustainability Leader

  • University of Utah (UT)

As a student, finding a niche on a commuter campus with an enrollment of over 27,000 is no easy task. It is easier to simply blend in and follow ...

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Use of a Wiki Site to Promote Sustainable Actions Among Students

  • Utah State University (UT)

Utah State University's new Sustainability Council created an educational website. Wanting to engage students rather than simply educate them, we added a wiki component to the website using freely ...

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Building A Campus Sustainability Effort at a Regional Public University: A Five Year Retrospective

  • Western Illinois University (IL)

While student leadership on campus sustainability issues is the norm on many campuses, attention to sustainability at Western Illinois University has been driven by faculty and staff. Until recently, student ...

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Chandler Gilbert Community College - Sustainability as a Campus Wide Strategy

  • Chandler-Gilbert Community College (AZ)

This presentation will demonstrate how to integrate sustainability into institutional effectiveness. Chandler Gilbert Community College has embedded a commitment to sustainability into its strategic plan for 2007-2012. The strategic plan ...

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Making Your Campus a Laboratory for Sustainability: Linking Operations and Curriculum

  • Evergreen State College, The (WA)

How can you incorporate daily operations of your campus into a laboratory for learning opportunities for students? This presentation will emphasize easily transferable strategies, regardless of campus size and orientation ...

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Promoting Recycling at a Big Ten University: Garnering and Understanding Stakeholder Input for a Communication Strategy at Michigan State University

  • Michigan State University (MI)

In 2006, Michigan State University (MSU) began systematically studying methods to improve campus sustainability efforts. The MSU Vice President for Finance and Operations launched the Boldness by Design Environmental Stewardship ...

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Corporate Sustainability Reports: How to Perform a Basic Analysis to Understand a Company's Sustainability Efforts

  • University of Idaho (ID)

Corporate Sustainability Reports are heavily criticized for portraying more marketing and public relations material than quantitative accounts of the company's commitment to sustainability. Corporate Sustainability Reports can contain mountains ...

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Education for Ecocultural Sustainability: ENVS 410 The Campus as a Living, Learning Laboratory

  • Western Michigan University (MI)

This paper reports on the details of a remarkable, seven-year curriculum experiment directed at learning how to see and understand our campus as an ecocultural system. Taking a systems-oriented, action ...

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