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Regional Sustainability as Social Innovation

  • Luther College (IA)

This case study will present research on the connections between sustainability and the growing fields of social innovation and collective impact. How do organizations and communities best address complex social ...

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Spreading the Word: Effective Communication on Campus

  • Luther College (IA)

Effective communication is essential in promoting and running any sustainability initiative. Every day, institutions are coming up with projects that further our energy efficiency, connect us to local food systems ...

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Saving energy at Macalester: Research on dormitory energy consumption displays

  • Macalester College (MN)

Macalester College is committed to reducing its energy consumption and reaching carbon neutrality by 2025. With this goal in mind, the Macalester College Sustainability Office has established a partnership with ...

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Solar Energy at Macalester College

  • Macalester College (MN)

This poster will describe the research process and deliberations at Macalester College in an effort to reduce the college's GHG emissions via renewable energy. An student initiative of the ...

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Life After College: Speed Networking with Peers and Graduates

  • Macalester College (MN)

This networking event will allow students to build relationships with peers and small groups of recent graduates. Participants will first ask predetermined conversation starters regarding their own work or interests ...

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Connecting Health and Sustainability at Macalester College

  • Macalester College (MN)

Typically health and sustainability are considered separate topics at colleges with separate missions and staff. This presentation will highlight how the Sustainability Office and wellness staff have collaborated at Macalester ...

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Macalester College Tour

  • Macalester College (MN)

Macalester College has been a leader in sustainability since the 1960s when students started a recycling program and Facilities Services started working on energy conservation. The school also hosts the ...

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Big Potato, Hot Potato, Little potato: Start Sub-Metering Utilities with Limited Resources

  • Macalester College (MN)

The 'big-potato' task of sub-metering your entire campus can be daunting just thinking about it, let-alone getting it going. Where do you start? Which 'hot-potato' do you meter first? Electrical ...

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Plug It In, Plug It In! Driving Electric Vehicle Charging on a College Campus

  • Macalester College (MN)

Electric vehicles, along with other alternative vehicles, are becoming increasingly common. Macalester College has Level 2 and Level 3 electric vehicle charging stations on its Saint Paul campus. Getting these ...

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E-Waste and a Smart(er) Triple Bottom Line: Campus Electronic Waste Management, Natural Security User Challenges & Social Media Opportunities

  • Maryville College (TN)

Mobile 'smart' phone electronic (E) waste remains among the fastest growing waste streams in the United States and the world. North American Colleges and Universities need to refocus their campus-wide ...

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Look Here exhibition - at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design

  • Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MN)

This exhibition spotlights seven Minnesota artists and designers working to change people's perception and understanding of our impact on the natural world. A focal point of this show is ...

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Putting Biomimicry Thinking into Practice: Lessons learned through an online sustainable design thesis project

  • Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MN)

Biomimicry, the practice of emulating models and strategies in nature, enables designers to see and learn from nature in new ways (Biomimicry Institute). This paper describes the primary learning outcomes ...

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The Evolution of Sustainability Education: triumphs and tribulations of creating a sustainable online sustainability program

  • Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MN)

Online learning is an untapped resource to transform sustainability education. The Babson Survey Research Group (2015) reports that over 70% of academic institutions consider online learning a critical component of ...

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The Living Principles: A catalyst for driving positive change

  • Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MN)

The Living Principles' (LP) is a systems thinking framework, created by sustainability practitioners, as a catalyst for driving positive change both institutionally and culturally. LP distills the four streams of ...

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Gamifying getting around

  • My Open Road (CA)

How to encourage the use of alternative transportation both on and off campus through social competition and reward incentives.

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PROCUREMENT GONE GREEN!

  • National Joint Powers Alliance

The ability to procure the specific Green products you desire, to meet your agencies unique Green initiatives, and without wasting time, money or unnecessary effort is at the core of ...

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The Trans-formative Power of the Living Building Challenge

  • Natural Sustainability (MA)

Presented by a certified ambassador of the ILFI, this session will introduce the Living Building Challenge and provide for questions & discussion. The Living Building Challenge is the built environment ...

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NYU Microgrid: Resiliency During Super Storm Sandy

  • New York University (NY)

A case study of the design, construction, operation and benefits of the NYU cogeneration plant and the NYU microgrid which supplies electricity to 26 buildings and heating and cooling to ...

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Transforming Sustainability Education: Curricular and Co-Curricular Tools for Engaging the Social Dimensions of Change

  • EcoChallenge.org (OR)

This interactive, participatory round table workshop will provide context around why transformative learning and deeper engagement in sustainability issues is important, drawing from the work of the Northwest Earth Institute ...

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Higher Education Networking Event for Florida Student Leaders and Organizations

  • Nova Southeastern University (FL)

My name is Sanne Siska, and I am president of Green Sharks, The NSU Student Sustainability Club. Parting from this year's theme 'Transforming Sustainability Education', at Nova Southeastern University ...

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Opening Keynote - David Orr

  • Oberlin College (OH)

A long time leader in the sustainability field, Mr. Orr is the author of seven books, including Down to the Wire: Confronting Climate Collapse and Earth in Mind: On Education ...

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Transforming Despair

  • Oberlin College (OH)

Understanding the implications of climate change can leave people at a loss, pushing them into a state of despair. Lertzman (2012) argues that emotions associated with negativity and despair can ...

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More Than Fair: Developing Ethical & Sustainable Guidelines for Purchasing

  • Oregon State University (OR)

Over the past two years, multiple organizations within Oregon State University have collaborated to develop a set of priorities and guidelines aimed at increasing ethical purchasing practices on campus. This ...

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Washington State Higher Education Sustainability Coalition Meeting (2015)

  • Pacific Lutheran University (WA)

Individuals from Washington state higher education institutions attended this business lunch held by the Washington State Higher Education Sustainability Coalition (WAHESC). During this session, WAHESC advisory committee members discussed the ...

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Feeding Two Birds with One Scone: Building Sustainable Communities and Student Leaders through Place-based Projects

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

Colleges and universities have a unique opportunity to assist local communities to address climate mitigation and adaption by translating research into practice. Colleges and universities also have a moral obligation ...

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Overcoming the Hostile Environment: Steps to Incorporating Sustainability at a Reluctant Institution and in a Divided Community

  • Prescott College (AZ)

At first glance, the small liberal arts college where I teach and the St. Louis Metro region do not seem to have much in common: one is a predominately white ...

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Lessons for building a Resilient Sustainable Management MBA/MPA Program from 10 years Navigating a Changing Education Landscape

  • Presidio Graduate School (CA)

The Presidio Graduate School is a highly resilient MBA/MPA program integrating environmental sustainability and social justice in all its MBA and MPA courses. Recently accredited by the Western Association ...

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Rice University's Farmer's Market: a case study of a Farmer's Market at a private University

  • Rice University (TX)

The Rice Farmer's Market was established in 2010 with the primary goal of making locally grown food available to as many consumers as possible, providing a growing marketplace for ...

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Designing collaborations: proposing a campus sustainability pedagogy network

  • Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)

Although Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) houses organizations like the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute's (NYSP2I) as well as a college devoted to sustainability, most RIT undergraduates seem ...

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The Chocolate-Chip Cookie: a module to introduce college students to true-cost accounting, energy flow, and life-cycle analysis

  • Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (IN)

This presentation shares a scalable module that helps students in introductory courses understand essential concepts in sustainability and helps them appreciate the complexities of measuring true cost and life cycle ...

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A New Approach to Sustainability Across the Curriculum

  • Santa Clara University (CA)

Santa Clara University has participated in AASHE's Sustainability Across the Curriculum approach since 2007. Over 100 faculty members have participated in peer-led workshops over the years, known as the ...

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Closed-Loop 3D Printing

  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago (IL)

For my AASHE art installation I will screen an instructional video which describes the process of creating a sculpture using recycled 3D printing filament. The film will demonstrate preparing, shredding ...

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Finance 101: How can Campus Sustainability Officers and Business Officers Speak the Same Language?

  • Second Nature (MA)

Campus sustainability professionals must frequently build the business case for campus sustainability projects. While they are well versed in environmental issues, communication strategy, and other planning skills, greater knowledge of ...

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Transforming Self and Society Through Story: Why Sustainability Curriculum Needs Narrative Inquiry, Self-Study

  • Seneca College (ON)

At AASHE's 2010 conference in Denver, a pilot project was presented which engaged post-secondary students in ecological identity research through a process known as the Earth & I workshop ...

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Researching Water Issues in First Year Composition: A Multi-Perspectives Approach

  • Sinclair Community College (OH)

According to the United Nations, 'every year millions of people are severely affected by poor water quality, scarcity and floods. Several billion lack access to safe drinking water and improved ...

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Skidmore College - Campus and community transformation through sustainable transportation

  • Skidmore College (NY)

Our college's students, staff, faculty and the members of the greater community have worked together to establish sustainable transportation opportunities. Furthermore, these opportunities play an integral role in our ...

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Northeast Campus Sustainability Consortium

  • Smith College (MA)

This is a networking meeting for participants in the Northeast Campus Sustainability Consortium (NECSC). All are welcome.

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New Play Development Utilizing Digital Paper

  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (IL)

In professional MFA Playwriting programs across the country, tens of thousands of pages of paper are printed and discarded each week. Developing writers need to hear their scripts read aloud ...

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Weaving Sustainability Education throughout the Curriculum

  • St. Catherine University (MN)

Poster will focus on strategies to weave sustainability education within an academic program. Poster will use Apparel, Merchandising and Design department at St. Catherine University as a successful model.

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Sustainability and Theater at St. Olaf College

  • St. Olaf College (MN)

Five senior Environmental Studies students asked: what is the environmental impact of theater at St. Olaf College? Inspired by experiences in theater and by an alumna's work on energy ...

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Pre conference Officer's Workshop - Leadership Essentials - Strategic Planning

  • Stanford University (CA)

This workshop will focus on one of the key leadership and professional development skills - strategic planning. 'Strategic direction' is referred to as directions to position an organization to be successful ...

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Stanford reduces emissions by 68% in 2015

  • Stanford University (CA)

In late 2011, Stanford's Board of Trustees approved the investment in SESI, of which a key component is a replacement Central Energy Facility for heat recovery, to meet the ...

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All About No Waste: Using Pop Culture to Engage Students in Sustainability

  • Stanford University (CA)

Each year, Stanford University competes against hundreds of universities in RecycleMania, a national competition to increase recycling and composting and reduce waste on campus. Headed into the ninth year of ...

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Fostering Sustainability Engagement: My Cardinal Green

  • Stanford University (CA)

Founded in 2008, Stanford's Office of Sustainability aims to expand upon the success of infrastructure innovation to educate and engage the campus community through seasonal, targeted conservation efforts: Cardinal ...

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Use This, Not That: Best Practices in Green Event Consulting

  • Stanford University (CA)

For the past 30 years, Stanford has designed and implemented innovative, campus-wide infrastructural programs to address sustainability in energy, water, waste and building efficiency. Stanford's Office of Sustainability, founded ...

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Art and Sustainability: Creative Problem Solving, Visual Communication, Active Learning and Sustainability Awareness

  • State University of New York at Geneseo (NY)

I am a practicing artist and a former tenured faculty member that recently switched paths to the administrative side of the college, to more directly address sustainability on our campus ...

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Building a Campus-Wide Sustainability Network from the Ground Up, a Case Study

  • State University of New York at Geneseo (NY)

In this presentation I will detail the work and progress made in developing our campus sustainability structure. At SUNY Geneseo, sustainability has been part of the conversation on campus for ...

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Campus Carbon Offset Initiatives in Action

  • Sterling Planet, Inc. (GA)

Colleges and Universities can reduce the impact of direct greenhouse gas emissions and achieve marketing value through study abroad and campus parking carbon offset programs. These innovative programs allow students ...

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The Hive Project: Three Short Plays with Music

  • The Hive Project (MN)

The Hive Project is a triptych of short plays with music exploring the relationship between humans and bees. Inspired by the techniques Bertolt Brecht developed in the Lehrstuck (or 'learning ...

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Creative Assessment Strategies for Learning Outcomes

  • The Ohio State University (OH)

Setting learning outcomes for student programs is easy, but figuring out how to measure what they learn has been a challenge for us at Ohio State. Come hear how we ...

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