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Building sustainability communities through service learning at University of Denver

  • University of Denver (CO)

The mission of the University of Denver includes a commitment to build active partnerships with local and global communities in an effort to contribute to "a sustainable common good." One ...

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Student Sustainability Fees: What Do We Do When They Pass?

  • Western Michigan University (MI)

In our March 2010 student government elections, after a wide-reaching and creative campaign, Western Michigan University (WMU) students voted to support a fee to finance campus sustainability initiatives. In April ...

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Pipelining Talent for Sustainable Careers: Role of Curriculum

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

Business schools play a key role in producing leaders for tomorrow's global market today. As sustainability emerges as a distinct market force across industries and functions, schools are experiencing ...

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Effective Strategies for Implementing Sustainability Across a Large Catholic University

  • DePaul University (IL)

Sustainability in a Catholic institution starts with mission and values. Implementing a comprehensive sustainability plans requires integrating curricula, operations, research and engagement with the institutional mission. In a Vincentian institution ...

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Adopting and Adapting Suitable Program Level Sustainability Competencies

  • Michigan State University (MI)

Despite the proliferation of sustainability programs in higher education, consensus is lacking about the key competencies required for sustainability literacy. Sustainability competency expectations should differ depending on the level of ...

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Teaching Sustainability at the Graduate Level

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

The M.A. in Sustainable Communities program at Northern Arizona University, one of the earliest graduate programs in the country organized around the theme of sustainability, is an interdisciplinary, issue-focused ...

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Carbon Offsets in a Local Setting: Final Results from the Green House Project

  • Ohio University (OH)

The Green House Project was a split-incentive and education program which targeted both student renters and their landlords (hence the "split") in the Athens OH area in order to improve ...

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Promoting and Practicing Sustainability

  • Red Rocks Community College (CO)

The panel will present short papers on how we promoted sustainability across the curriculum, set up faculty workshops, but also trained students and faculty to go and participate in helping ...

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Financing Sustainability Audits, Outreach, and Education: The Greening Operations (GO!) Team

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

The Building Sustainability @ Cal Program (BS@C) works to reduce the environmental impact of campus buildings by educating students in green building topics, project implementation, and professionalism with the ultimate ...

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4 Rs: Residents Reduce, Re-use, & Recycle

  • University of Wyoming (WY)

The main goal for our presentation is to educate and inform attendees that young adults are leading the way on the UW campus in recycling, reducing and re-using. This discussion ...

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How Passion Inspired the Evolution of Energy Reduction to Sustainability

  • Washington University in St. Louis (MO)

The business case for Sustainability is more compelling than ever in tough economic times. Energy costs serve as one of the largest budget items and represent enormous potential savings for ...

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Improved Methods for Measuring the Efficacy of Waste Diversion Programs

  • Western Colorado University (CO)

Campus recycling and other waste diversion programs have been growing rapidly over the past several decades. However, surprisingly little empirical evidence exists for assessing the efficacy of these programs in ...

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Campus Success through Collaboration and Student Engagement

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

Building student support for university sustainability programs is the fundamental element that will catalyze the necessary culture change to create an aware and engaged society and the resulting long-term programmatic ...

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Sustainable Engineering and Community Development

  • Colorado School of Mines (CO)

Sustainability is clearly coming to the fore of undergraduate education in the United States and abroad. In higher education and in the broader discourse, however, engineers and engineering often seem ...

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Educating for Sustainability, Peace and Reconciliation

  • Colorado State University (CO)

Case studies can engage students in real, difficult, and complex issues (Timpson & Doe, 2008). Funded with a small grant from the School of Global Environmental Sustainability (SoGES) at Colorado ...

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It Won't Decay, Don't Throw It Away!

  • Indiana University Bloomington (IN)

Building on the success of an electronic waste collection campaign the previous year, Indiana University organizers expanded the planning, promotion and implementation of the 2010 Electronic Waste Collection Days to ...

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goCARTS: Driving Learning Through Climate Action Plan Implementation

  • Ithaca College (NY)

Ithaca College has pledged to achieve climate neutrality by the year 2050. Climate neutrality means zero NET emissions. Interim goals include a 25% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2015 ...

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Aligning Sustainability Commitments with Actions at A Wild West University

  • New Mexico State University (NM)

This is a panel on how to encourage a university to align stated sustainability commitments with actions. Four faculty at a Wild West University (hereafter WWU, not its real name ...

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Measuring Change in Pro-environmental Behavior: SJSU's Ecological Footprint Challenge

  • San Jose State University (CA)

In 2009, the Sustainability Initiative at San Jose State University created two unique programs to engage its 25,000 students, faculty, and staff in understanding and taking action on the ...

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A Multidisciplinary Model for an Undergraduate Minor in Sustainability

  • University of Arkansas (AR)

This article provides the theoretical rationale of the multidisciplinary framework for curricula in a new sustainability minor at the University of Arkansas. Sustainability is by its very nature multidisciplinary, and ...

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University of Minnesota System-Wide Sustainability

  • University of Minnesota, Duluth (MN)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

Put a cougar, a bulldog, a gopher, and an eagle in one room - do you find sustainability? You betcha!

The University of Minnesota community has created new, regional models of ...

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How We Live and How We Learn: Sustainability at U.Va.

  • University of Virginia (VA)

U.Va.'s Presidential Committee on Sustainability, Office of the Architect and Utilities staff focus on achieving university-wide curricular and operations goals. Simultaneously, individual Schools have set sustainability goals, such ...

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Recreation as a viable Partner in Sustainability Efforts

  • Washington State University, Pullman (WA)

Over the last 10 years the Student Recreation Center at Washington State University (WSU) has been utilized over 6 million times by students, staff, and faculty. 89% of the freshman ...

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Local Organic on Campus: Commitment, Education, Outreach

  • Western Colorado University (CO)

The Sustainability Coalition, a student group at Western State College of Colorado (WSC), is committed to promoting local organic agriculture both on campus and in the greater community of Gunnison ...

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AMS Climate Studies: Dynamic Climate Science Exploration for College Students

  • American Meteorological Society (DC)

The American Meteorological Society has a long history of developing introductory college-level courses and has found them to be important avenues for advancing scientific literacy among the public. As a ...

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Watershed Awakening: Connecting College and Community to a Shared Place

  • Calvin University (MI)

Frustrated by the local faith community's lack of concern for watershed issues , the Department of Environmental Quality approached Calvin College, a faith-based college, to assist them in their efforts ...

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Addressing Sustainability, Diversity, Peace and Justice

  • Colorado State University (CO)

Case study research and development can be effective for addressing aspects of sustainability but learning does not just happen (Timpson & Doe, 2008). To serve as effective guides, instructors must ...

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Educating for Sustainability through Campus and Community Service

  • Daemen College (NY)

In an interdisciplinary collaboration between a biologist and artist/designer at Daemen College, our service learning course engages students in environmental science through the creation of a campus outdoor education ...

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The Goggles Project - Promoting Sustainability in Higher Education through Guerrilla Theatre

  • Dalhousie University (NS)

In 2005, Dr. Tarah Wright commissioned a two year study investigating Canadian universities' stances on sustainability. The findings were so provoking and the topic so timely, that we could not ...

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Going Global: Green Guide for Sustainability at Dalhousie, Africa, and beyond!

  • Dalhousie University (NS)

The College of Sustainability at Dalhousie University is a new interfaculty unit responding to global concern regarding environmental, economic, and social issues and the achievement of sustainable prosperity. The first ...

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EDF's University Sustainability Initiative: Campus, Classroom & Community

  • Environmental Defense Fund (NC)

Dedicated to protecting the health and environmental rights of all people, including future generations, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is working with universities to (1) help increase their energy efficiency and ...

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Assessing the Sustainability of Carbon Sequestration through Reforestation

  • George Mason University (VA)

Ashley Mott, M.S.

George Mason University, 2010

Project Director:

Dr. Sharon DeMonsabert

George Mason University began to address its greenhouse gas emissions with its Climate Action Plan commitment to ...

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Experiential Learning and Sustainability Education: Hands-on and How-To

  • International Sustainable Development Studies Institute (Chiang Mai)

Universities and colleges have the potential to address sustainability and social justice in unique and powerful ways. However, effective teaching about sustainability and the links between culture (how we live ...

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Building a International Sustainability Education Helpdesk

  • Ithaca College (NY)

Sustainability as a distinct discipline and as an approach to undergraduate and graduate education is largely at North American and European practice. Incorporating sustainability into the curriculum in other countries ...

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Feeding Innovation in Sustainability: Ithaca's Comprehensive Dining Energy Plan

  • Ithaca College (NY)

Sodexo's Facility Management team approached Ithaca College with a proposal to conduct a comprehensive energy audit of all food service facilities on campus (3 board dining halls, 1 food ...

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Assessing Systems Thinking Skills of Apparel and Textiles Undergraduate Students

  • Kansas State University (KS)

The UN has challenged higher education to reorient education and integrate sustainability across all disciplines. This reorientation has pedagogical implications for advancing skills and attitudes supporting sustainable development. One skill ...

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Creating a B.S. in Sustainability Science: Lessons Learned

  • Kean University (NJ)

In less than 12 months, a B.S. in Sustainability Science degree proposal moved from conception to state approval at Kean University (NJ). It is the only degree of its ...

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Building a catalyzing collaborative funding process: McGill's transferable lessons

  • McGill University (QC)

Funding is a consistent limit to action toward sustainability in higher education. Last year, students at McGill University took the lead on actualizing the latent potential on campus by establishing ...

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Gusts and Breezes of Change: Outcomes of a Faculty Curricular Workshop

  • Missouri State University (MO)

We will describe the process and outcomes of a full-day workshop for eleven Missouri State University faculty that was modeled after AASHE's "Sustainability Across the Curriculum" leadership workshops. The ...

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From Red To Green: Sustainability Planning In A Shifting Environment

  • North Carolina State University (NC)

Many colleges and universities are beginning the task of creating formal plans for how they will reach their sustainability, energy and climate neutrality goals. Many campuses are also still creating ...

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Eating Our Way to Green

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

While students are generally recognized as critical to the success of campus sustainability endeavors - many student groups are prime movers, in fact - their rapid turnover and apparent distractability can be ...

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Canadian Universities and Colleges Advance Tomorrow's Low Carbon Economy

  • Okanagan College (BC)
  • EY (VA)

Canadian universities and colleges, from St. John to Victoria are playing an instrumental role in not only demonstrating steps towards a low carbon economy, but also helping communities to adapt ...

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Catalyzing Student Sustainability Engagement and Leadership with Campus Living Laboratorites

  • Portland State University (OR)

Two new Student Affairs programs at Portland State University are creating systems that allow students to engage in campus sustainability through hands-on education. The Sustainability Leadership Center is a new ...

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Building Capacity for Sustainability Through Faculty and Curricular Development

  • Portland State University (OR)

Portland State University has made integration of sustainability across its academic programs an institutional priority, including adopting sustainability as one of eight campus-wide undergraduate learning goals in 2009. This workshop ...

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Quickfire Challenges for Classroom Sparks: One-Day Experiences for Sustainability Skills

  • Presidio Graduate School (CA)

It's an ongoing academic tension: How do we reconcile passions for sustainability with sometimes-sleazy capitalism? This presentation illustrates how combining seminal texts with service learning adds a richer level ...

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Change Starts at “Home:” Promoting Sustainable Living in Residence Halls

  • Southern Methodist University (TX)

The Beatles once sang, "You say you want a revolution. Well you know, we all want to change the world." SMU's Residence Life program wanted to help change the ...

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Student Driven Campus Biodiesel

  • State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (NY)

The State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY ESF) started producing biodiesel for its fleet four years ago. The project was initiated by an undergraduate ...

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Pulling it all together: a comprehensive approach to climate neutrality

  • University at Buffalo (NY)

Reaching the goal of climate neutrality requires universities to do many things at once. As such, the University at Buffalo has chosen an explicitly comprehensive and integrated approach to climate ...

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Student Engagement: Supporting and inspiring sustainability leadership on campus

  • University of Alberta (AB)

Involving students in Campus Sustainability provides a wonderful opportunity to increase project reach, raise awareness and support the development of sustainability leaders. As Universities continue to grow efforts to create ...

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Catalyzing Just and Sustainable Food Systems in Complex Institutions

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

In this interactive session we will describe how our program, UBC SEEDS, acts as a catalyst to move UBC towards a just and sustainable food system. This community-based action-research project ...

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