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Getting Help for Large Energy Efficiency Improvements at a Small College

  • Wartburg College (IA)
  • Schneider Electric (TX)

In 2009 our small liberal arts college partnered with an international firm to review and analyze our energy use. Since then improvements have been installed saving us over $270,000 ...

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Green Cleaning: Your Janitorial Service as a Recruiter

  • Green Seal (DC)
  • ServiceMaster Building Maintenance

Using a certified green cleaning service, whether an outside contractor or in-house staff, has many benefits for a college or university. Protecting the health of students, faculty and staff, as ...

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Achieving Long-Term Energy Conservation Through Partnerships and Collaborations.

  • Evergreen State College, The (WA)

The Evergreen State College has achieved and maintained an 18% reduction in total campus energy consumption since 2009. This presentation will describe the partnerships, projects, and internal behavioral changes that ...

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Partnering With Utilities for Energy Efficient Dorms - Water Heating Project Study and Other Ways to Reduce Energy

  • Pepperdine University (CA)
  • Enovative Group Inc

Higher Education Institutions are continually striving to reduce energy consumption for both environmental and cost reasons. As concerns rise with the cost of tuition, the institutions need to look at ...

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Assessing Sustainability Literacy: An Instrument to Measure Knowledge of Environmental, Economic, and Social Sustainability

  • The Ohio State University (OH)

Properly assessing the sustainability literacy of an institution's student body is an important means of understanding the current level of student knowledge, gauging the effectiveness of sustainability focused courses ...

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Students Collaborating and Organizing Opportunities and Projects for Sustainability (SCOOPS): Supporting student leaders, fostering collaboration, enhancing events, preventing burn-out

  • Santa Clara University (CA)

Oftentimes student leaders have a lot of great ideas and want to do them all, but can't do it alone! Sustainability also is personal sustainability: people over-commit and get ...

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Sustainability Leadership Programs: An Assessment of Paradigms and Methods

  • University of Michigan (MI)

Academic programs purporting to create "sustainability leaders" are emerging at institutions of higher education across the U.S. and world. Designed to capitalize on student interest and professional development needs ...

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The Campus Sustainability Cultural Indicators Project: Focus Groups Results

  • University of Michigan (MI)

The University of Michigan is undertaking an ambitious project to identify, track and improve cultural indicators of sustainability on campus. The goal is to assess and find leverage points to ...

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Social Sustainability Month: Creating Campus-wide Networks to Build a More Holistic Sustainability Movement

  • Portland State University (OR)

By institutionalizing an annual designated time for dialogue between students, staff, faculty, and community, projects like Social Sustainability Month (SSM) can increase capacity for university collaboration and partnerships. This session ...

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STARS Introductory Workshop: Learning the Basics of Completing a Comprehensive Campus Sustainability Assessment (2012)

  • Denison University (OH)
  • AASHE (PA)

This workshop will focus on sharing basic information about the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) Program created by the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education's (AASHE). Join ...

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Turn Your Dorm into a 'Super Dorm'!

  • New York University (NY)

Student residence halls have a unique ecological and cost footprint within most Universities. As a result, taking advantage of the many options to improve environmental performance in dorms can save ...

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USGBC Students: An Untapped Resource

  • University of California, San Diego (CA)

USGBC Center of Green Schools Mission: Green Schools for everyone within this generation. Students and staff at UC San Diego have proven that engaging the emerging generation in this mission ...

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Deconstructing a Deconstruction: Is a Ton of Recycled Material Worth a Ton of Work?

  • Williams College (MA)
  • Integrated Eco Strategy

During the summer of 2011, Seeley House, a small faculty office building and portions of Kellogg House, the one time home of the Center for Environmental Studies, were deconstructed under ...

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Making an Orderly Transition to Safer Chemicals, Materials and Products

  • Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)
  • Staples Business Advantage (MA)

Emerging market opportunities driven by consumer demand and changing regulations in the U.S. and abroad are compelling businesses and organizations up and down the supply chain to ask their ...

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UCLA Action Research Teams: A Model for Collaborative Student-Staff-Faculty Research to Improve Campus Sustainability

  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

The UCLA Action Research Team (ART) program is part of the student-led Education for Sustainable Living Program (ESLP) offered for credit through the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability. The ...

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Design and Implementation of Outdoor Learning Environments

  • Judson University (IL)

Investing in our future, we will teach environmental advocacy through immersion in our campus outdoor learning environments. When present in nature all senses are stimulated, which is the optimum state ...

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Leonardo da Vinci to Higher Education: Lead us on a Healthy, Just and Sustainable Path Now

  • Portland State University (OR)

Humanity is at crossroads without historical precedent. Because of the extraordinary and exponential growth of population and the expansive dynamic of industrial capitalism, humans have become pervasive and dominant forces ...

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From Faculty Colleges to General Education: Sustainability in the Curriculum at UW Oshkosh

  • University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (WI)

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is a comprehensive, master's-level public university that has made great strides in infusing sustainability into the curriculum over the past 5 years. Our campus ...

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Academic Libraries and Sustainable Scholarly Content

  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

This presentation discusses the role of libraries in promoting sustainable practices by creating and utilizing a scholarly model of highlighting intellectual content and communication in academia. University community members aspire ...

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Strategies and Collective Opportunities for Procuring Renewable Electricity for Higher Education Institutions

  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (DC)

Colleges and universities are committing to aggressive carbon reduction goals as part of their efforts to become more sustainable and meet their commitments under the ACUPCC. The purchase of renewable ...

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Connecting Visual Art/Design and Environmental Studies Courses to Develop Integrated Solutions to Sustainability-Focused Campus Projects: A Service-Learning Model

  • Maryville College (TN)

As many sustainability-focused campus projects require a strong component of visual 'marketing, propaganda, or promotion' to make them successful, it's critical that students engaged in environmental issues should learn ...

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Our Campus as a Living Lab Program: Moving towards a Utopian Sustainable Food System

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

In this interactive session we will describe how our 11 year old Campus as a Living Lab program has contributed to food system transformation on campus. This community-based action-research project ...

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Adopting STARS as a Campus Sustainability Measuring System at a Japanese University: A Case of Hokkaido University

  • Hokkaido University (Hokkaido)

STARS has various kinds of metrics which indicate campus sustainability from environmental, economic, and social point of views. This advantage of STARS consequently includes some metrics which cannot be directly ...

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Effectively Interpreting and Communicating about Campus Sustainability Initiatives

  • University of Vermont (VT)

Successful efforts to increase sustainability at colleges and universities can have a large impact in conserving natural resources, saving money for the institutions of higher education, providing a role model ...

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Building Alumni Engagement in Campus Sustainability Initiatives

  • Yale University (CT)

As stated on the front cover of its Sustainability Strategic Plan, "Success depends on the active contribution of every member of the Yale community." The Yale Office of Sustainability prioritizes ...

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The Inside View on Factors That Affect Progress Towards Sustainability in Higher Education

  • Antioch University Midwest (OH)

The magnitude of change required for most campuses to make significant progress towards sustainability is profound. In spite of the ever-increasing number of campuses hiring sustainability officers, directors, coordinators and ...

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Developing Active and Engaged Student-Citizens Through Residential Learning Communities

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

The goals of our university's strategic plan include preparing students to contribute to the environmental, economic, social, and cultural vitality of our communities and for global citizenship through both ...

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Using Pilot Programs to Maximize Effectiveness and to Increase Student Participation and Buy-In

  • University of Denver (CO)

"Ready, Fire, Aim!" Come to this session to learn ideas for developing pilot programs that will help you quickly, easily, and efficiently make the best programming, purchasing, and facilities-improvement decisions ...

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Ball State Energy Action Team: The Initiatives of a Sustainable Group and its Future Endeavors

  • Ball State University (IN)

The Ball State Energy Action Team is a student-led group aimed at increasing awareness of Energy use, Sustainability Practices, and Living Practices at Ball State University. We aim to create ...

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Adaptive Change Management for Sustainability at Loyola University Chicago

  • Loyola University Chicago (IL)

Loyola University Chicago is the nation's largest Jesuit, Catholic university, with more than 16,000 students. Up until recently, sustainability has been lead from one strong department and basic ...

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The Right Question: A Key Change Management Skill

  • Society for College and University Planning (MI)

Sustainability professionals are asked to guide groups to decisions and to offer advice on a variety of issues. The starting question can make all the difference to a successful outcome ...

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Be Socially Sustainable: Bringing the Social into Sustainability Planning & Outreach

  • Texas A&M University (TX)

Sustainability is out of balance, the environmental and economic aspects are tipping the scales at institutions of higher education and leaving the social aspects behind. As discussed in a recent ...

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The Bike as a Didactic Tool

  • The New School (NY)

At The New School the bicycle does more than bring people to campus; it is a pedagogic device to both the benefit of the student and the institution. Parsons The ...

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Connecticut's Lead-by-Example Green Campus Initiative

  • Eastern Connecticut State University (CT)

It 's unusual when the planets align, and even more unusual when state policies, government reorganization, integrated resource planning and new leadership align to create a dramatic shift of focus ...

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The Sustainable Village at UAF: A Student Driven and Focused Program

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (AK)

What happens when building industry research leaders partner with college students to design and build a sustainable community on a college campus? A dynamic, first of its kind, evolving community- ...

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Banning Bottled Water on the College Campus; Beyond Excuses

  • Pacific Lutheran University (WA)

This paper examines case studies of three very different universities across the US and Canada, all of whom have enacted a policy of responsible water management in their purchasing. They ...

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Breaking into the Sustainability and Higher Education Profession

  • Northwestern University (IL)

After speaking with numerous sustainability coordinators and directors, it has become clear that this emerging field brings in creative, hardworking, and versatile professionals from varying backgrounds. This is both exciting ...

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Bridging the Gaps Between Student Affairs and Sustainability Professionals

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)
  • Ohio University (OH)

Many sustainability professionals are asked to expertly navigate student engagement despite a lack of formal training in student affairs. Management of such efforts can become frustrating; leading to poorly attended ...

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Educating Sustainability Change Agents By Design

  • Dalhousie University (NS)

While a variety of sustainability programs have been launched internationally over the past few years, a collective discussion focused on defining the design-guidelines for sustainability programs has only recently been ...

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Students Leading the Campus Climate Movement: Tackling Challenges and Engaging Possibilities

  • Second Nature (MA)

Students aren't just organizing events or acting as sustainability interns in the campus sustainability movement - they are leading the climate leadership revolution through regional organizing, collaboration with faculty, staff ...

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Building a World-Class Bicycle Commuter Program in an Age of Austerity

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
  • Dero Bike Rack Co. (MN)

Imagine a $4 electronic bicycle tag that automatically and reliably verifies and logs bike trips in real time. And then imagine: Health insurance companies that give payments to bicyclists; Retailers ...

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Students and Food Security in the North: UNBC's Dome Greenhouse

  • University of Northern British Columbia (BC)

Northern climates present major food security challenges, but students at the University of Northern British Columbia are eager to overcome these barriers in creative and effective ways. UNBC, "Canada's ...

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Measuring and Reducing the Carbon Footprint of Campus Dining Using the CHEFS Tool

  • Delta College (MI)
  • Clean Air-Cool Planet (NH)

The movement and level of sophistication surrounding sustainable dining is growing, yet few institutions have as yet been able to measure their total "baseline" climate change impacts from dining services ...

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Creating an Interactive Campus Sustainability Map

  • University of California, Davis (CA)

Most campuses look for ways to communicate what they are doing to make their campuses more sustainable. This abstract argues that a key piece of a sustainability communications strategy is ...

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Case Study of Greenhouse Gas Reporting Requirements for Higher Education Institutions

  • University of California, Davis (CA)

Greenhouse gas (GHG) registries have been established in a number of states and several countries to provide organizations with a way to track their GHG emissions and develop long-term measures ...

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Combining Sustainability and Environmental Health and Safety Offices

  • New Mexico State University, Grants (NM)

Environmental Health and Safety Office is the perfect department for Office of Sustainability to partner with. Cross campus collaboration in Facilities and Services is a natural fit for these two ...

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Utilizing Student Engagement for a Startup Composting Program

  • University of South Carolina (SC)

Over the course of the 2011-2012 academic year, the University of South Carolina has engaged its students in a campus-wide composting project which has become a proven example of student ...

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Development of a GIS to Manage Campus Resources Efficiently

  • California State University, Northridge (CA)

California State University, Northridge enrolls 30,000 students each year. Efficient scheduling and use of resources is paramount to successful operations. To help facilitate this, a web application, "CSUN Facilities ...

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Developing an Authentic Undergraduate Sustainability Experience: Connecting Curriculum and Campus

  • Portland State University (OR)

While initiatives to "green" campuses have increased within campus operations, curricular innovations for sustainability have lagged behind. [University] has made integration of sustainability across its academic programs an institutional priority ...

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CSI: Greensboro - Engaging Arts Students in the Sustainability Conversation

  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro (NC)

The fine arts are often an overlooked area to promote and engage university sustainability. However, for institutions that embrace the arts throughout their curricula, ways to engage this community are ...

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