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UA Campus Garage Rain Water Harvesting Project

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

The University of Arizona Community Garden was started by a group of students in 2011. As of today, the community garden is being used to its full potential. Every plot ...

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Data Driven Decision Making and Design: A Case Study

  • New York University (NY)

The new reality is academic institutions must do more with less, whether that be decreased funding or lack of physical space. The transformation of 370 Jay Street located in Downtown ...

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Campus and Community Partnerships: Celebrating Earth Day

  • University of Massachusetts Lowell (MA)

The project created an annual Earth Day event for a joint celebration between the campus and the community of Lowell, Massachusetts. Faculty, staff and the Office of Sustainability have partnered ...

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It's all Greek to me: leaning into bias against sustainability initiatives in higher education

  • GreeniPhi (VA)

Join us for a discussion that will help sustainability staff, administrators and students develop an understanding of Greek values of citizenship and philanthropy and learn new strategies for engaging your ...

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Supporting community engagement in clean energy by making the purchase of electric vehicles and solar simple and affordable

  • University of Utah (UT)

U Drive Electric and U Community Solar are the University of Utah's community-based programs that brought together local partners and companies to offer discounts and a streamed-lined process for ...

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Beyond Captain Planet: Curriculum Design for EcoReps & Peer Educators

  • Texas A&M University (TX)

Captain Planet inspired millennials to embrace sustainability through the avenue of television. Utilizing Captain Planet's inspiration and efforts within the Department of Residence Life at Texas A&M as the ...

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Sustainability Plan - Embedding Sustainability into the DNA of the Campus

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC)
  • Buro Happold (NY)

UNC is a recognized leader in sustainability (AASHE STARS - Gold campus), leading in the tangible aspects of water and energy conservation with a mature recycling and composting program, sustainable buildings ...

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Never too many C O O K S in the Campus Kitchen IUPUI : Collaboration On Our Campus Kitchen Services - a Hunger Relief Initiative

  • Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) (IN)

This presentation will address how it has taken collaboration and support from many 'COOKS' in the development, operation, and ongoing program expansion to fulfill all of the opportunities the Campus ...

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Prioritizing Infrastructure Upgrades: Highlighting Shippensburg University's Success

  • Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania (PA)
  • Gordian (SC)

Nationwide trends indicate that capital funding at public institutions has stagnated for the past 7 years, at rates significantly below private institutions' funding levels. In response to shortfalls, public institutions ...

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Planning for interdisciplinary, community-oriented, and networked sustainability programs

  • University of North Carolina, Charlotte (NC)

Sustainability education requires approaches that reach across disciplines, universities, and national boundaries, preparing students for issues without clear boundaries. Creating partnerships among faculty, students, communities, and industries is a promising ...

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Promoting College-Community Collaboration

  • Concordia College (NY)

Several years ago, as Concordia College was increasing its efforts to embrace sustainability as a priority, it was recognized that engagement with the surrounding community should be a core part ...

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How Signage Increases Recycling Rates

  • University of Illinois Chicago (IL)

It is well known that recycling can be confusing, especially when deciding which materials are accepted into a recycling program at point of disposal (aka the bin). This can lead ...

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GreenCampusPoints Shop to Save the Planet

  • Boston University (MA)

There are 20.2 million college students in the US, which together account for over 150 billion dollars in discretionary spending each year. Imagine if for every one of those ...

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Energy Education that Makes K-12 'Energy Wise'

  • North Carolina A&T State University (NC)

Educating our youngest generation about energy efficiency is more important than ever. This session will introduce a successful approach to a university energy education outreach program targeting the local K-12 ...

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An Eco-Rep Program at a Liberal Arts College: Challenges Faced and Lessons Learned

  • Concordia College (NY)

In 2013, the Sustainability Coordinator at Concordia College created an Eco-Reps Program, with the intention of having two students serve as an Eco-Rep in each residence hall. The program is ...

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Partnerships: The Key Accelerant to Fire up Sustainability on and off Campus

  • Pittsburg State University (KS)

Since the institutionalization of a campus-wide recycling program in 2012, Pittsburg State University (PSU) has had substantial success in not only becoming a more sustainability-oriented campus, but in developing of ...

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Institutional Nitrogen Footprint: A Case Study at Oregon State University

  • Oregon State University (OR)

Many insitutions of higher education are measuring and consciously managing their impact on the environment, using metrics of energy use, recycling, alternative transporation or local foods. While the carbon footprint ...

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UC Berkeley's The Green Initiative Fund: Strategies and lessons learned from renewing a green fund

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

Campus green funds have become symbols of empowerment for the student body. By providing funding towards sustainability projects and initiatives, green funds promote innovation, student leadership, and help bridge the ...

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Creating Conscious Cultures through Mindfulness

  • Princeton University (NJ)

Better known for its ability to benefit people personally, mindfulness is increasingly being linked to encouraging sustainable behaviors that could lead to more conscious, compassionate cultures. Participants will learn why ...

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Students For Sustainability: A Transformative Workshop Approach to Student Engagement in Sustainability

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

The Students for Sustainability workshop at the University of Arizona (UA) provides a model for how institutions of higher education can guide students in engaging with their communities on environmental ...

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SustainaMondays at the University of Virginia: A Personal Approach to Promoting Sustainability

  • University of Virginia (VA)

The promotions team of U.Va's Office for Sustainability student employees started an initiative called SustainaMondays. It promotes environmentally conscious eating, sustainable lifestyle choices, and U.Va Sustainability events ...

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Beyond the Campus: Community Engagement in Sustainability and Resilience

  • California State University, Northridge (CA)

In this session we will show how we engaged community partners in climate change resilience efforts and promoted energy and water conservation in the community. In 2015-16 the Institute for ...

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Sustainability Management from Zero to Sixty: Green Competitions for Offices, Buildings, Campuses, and Cities

  • Dallas College (TX)

Colleges and universities like to compete by nature. Recycle Mania and Campus Conservation Nationals are competitions on a national scale, with hundreds and thousands of students competing to win. At ...

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Four Success Stories and One Big Challenge on the Frontline of Zero Waste Implementation

  • Sheridan College (Ontario) (ON)

Since our college rolled out the Zero Waste program across all four campuses two years ago, we have made significant progress in our waste diversion and reduction. In this session ...

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Designing and Conducting a Public Engagement Project Through an Intensive-Semester Course

  • Furman University (SC)

During a May semester course, faculty and students at a liberal arts college conducted a participatory planning process with a local community and county government. Students facilitated a public participation ...

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Advancing Sustainability - Green Grants Program

  • New York University (NY)

Since 2007 New York University's Green Grants program has awarded funding to students, faculty and staff with ideas or projects that advance sustainability. Improving the university's environmental performance ...

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Student Internships Mobilizing From Coal to Carbon Neutrality Efforts

  • Oberlin College (OH)

Carbon neutrality efforts require high level planning and coordination; meanwhile, sustainability offices often have few staff and full plates. This case study highlights efforts of two Oberlin College students who ...

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Creating a living system for treatment of greywater in a local business

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

In many areas of the world clean water is in limited supply. Most water from a home or business results in waste water known as greywater which contains no sewage ...

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Campus-Scale Water Reuse Solutions to Enhance Water Sustainability in Higher Ed

  • NextEra Distributed Water, Inc. (VA)

Water reclamation and reuse is vital for bulk-water consumers, like college campuses, to meet water supply challenges. Campus-scale reclaimed water projects, like the WaterHub® at Emory University, are becoming increasingly ...

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Hitting the Reset Button: UT Austin's Process to Implement New Goals Within Existing Diversion Operations

  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)

As a state entity many of UT Austin's waste diversion programs and successes stemmed from state mandates. Due to changing priorities at the university level including the adoption of ...

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Verdant, Active, Elder-Centered Climate Resilience: Climate-Hardy Community Building For All, Via Senior Centered Programming

  • Maryville College (TN)

American communities lag in efforts to respond to climate change stressors, with large gaps found in programs targeting a growing, vulnerable population - the elderly. Expected to nearly double in their ...

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Making it fun: Orienting new students to the college's sustainability goals with a graphic novel.

  • Middlebury College (VT)

The first few days in a new environment are key for establishing the environmental norms and expectations of a new community. At Middlebury, we took this opportunity to use a ...

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Campus sustainability programs: the role of credibility and motivation

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

Most universities now have some kind of sustainability program, but little work has been done to understand what leads to these programs' success or failure. We investigated stakeholder perceptions of ...

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Using a High Tunnel to Extend the Growing Season and Engage the Whole Campus With the Campus Garden

  • Concordia College (NY)

Six years ago, students championed the creation of a small organic garden on Concordia College's urban campus in northern Minnesota. Although the garden was successful in attracting student interest ...

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A Public Engagement Process to Create a Community-Based Vision and Open Space Plan

  • Furman University (SC)

During a three-week public engagement process, a team of faculty and students facilitated community-based public participation to create a vision and open space plan for a 27-acre vacant lot in ...

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Leveraging Campus Natural Areas for Urban Ecology Research, Education, and Management

  • University of Central Florida (FL)

The University of Central Florida (UCF) is a 1,415-acre urban campus, of which 876 acres (62%) is undeveloped green space that includes 337-acres (24%) of upland and wetland conservation ...

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Sticky Sustainability: Tapping Untapped Resources on Campus #ULMapleMadness

  • University of Louisville (KY)

In spring 2016, a maple sugaring community partner collaborated with faculty, staff & students at the University of Louisville to launch a new Sustainable Community Engagement section of the Intro ...

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Student Environmental Resource Center at UC Berkeley

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

The Student Environmental Resource Center (SERC) at UC Berkeley advises 50 environmental registered student organizations and student campaigns and 45 The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) projects, directs the Zero Waste ...

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Sustainability in Higher Education: A Model for Nonprofit Organizations?

  • North Cascades Institute (WA)

How can the work toward sustainability in higher education inform the sustainability work of educational nonprofits? This session will explore how one education-oriented nonprofit, North Cascades Institute, has utilized STARS ...

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It's Everyone's Job! Sustainability Leadership at SUNY Cortland

  • State University of New York at Cortland (NY)

This poster session will share the model of diffused sustainability used at SUNY Cortland. It will share how multiple areas of the campus community including the President and grounds crew ...

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STAR Certified Communities: A Case Study of Reading, PA

  • Albright College (PA)

The STAR Community Rating System was released in October 2012 to address the needs of U.S. cities, towns and counties seeking a common framework for sustainability.The rating system ...

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Football Fans and Waste: Influencing Behavior

  • University of Missouri (MO)

One of the main factors in waste separation at sporting events is gaining the cooperation of fans to dispose of their waste in the appropriate receptacle (compost, recycling or landfill ...

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Best Practices for Growing Your Green Events Program

  • Stanford University (CA)

From small departmental meetings to large-scale campus gatherings, Stanford hosts thousands of events each year. In 2015, Stanford's Office of Sustainability launched the Cardinal Green Event and has since ...

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Assessment of Community-Engaged Learning

  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (WI)

To ensure that community engagement maximizes its impact on both student understanding of sustainability concepts and the community's adoption of sustainability principles, assessment strategies are needed to evaluate outcomes ...

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UMN Energy Club: Preparing Leaders in Energy and Climate through Connecting and Empowering Students

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

Because energy underpins every aspect of society, it requires a diverse range of perspectives to truly understand its comprehensive role in the world. Energy influences many fields, including technology, policy ...

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Post-Paris: Climate Commitments in Action Across Higher Ed, Business, and Cities

  • George Washington University (DC)
  • Second Nature (MA)
  • Urban Sustainability Directors Network (IL)
  • Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (VA)

The Paris climate agreement heralded a new form of international governance combining commitments by countries to reduce greenhouse gas emissions with commitments from many other sectors-including universities, local governments, and ...

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How to Move Sustainability into the B-School

  • Wake Forest University (NC)

Business schools can provide students with a high caliber education and prepare them to enter the workforce or create new ventures to address the social, economic, and environmental demands in ...

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Curriculum Development, Cross-campus Collaboration, and Industry Engagement in Partnership with the B Corporation Community

  • North Carolina State University (NC)

Presenters: - Jessica Thomas, Director, Business Sustainability Collaborative, Poole College of Management, NC State University - Craig Dalen, Senior Fellow, Director of B Corps on Campus, B Lab This session explores: - An ...

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An Exploration of Sustainable Business Measurement and Performance Criteria

  • Duke University (NC)

A great deal of current effort is focused on developing and aligning sustainability performance criteria. We will explore together what is happening with GRI, SASB, etc. in institutionalizing clear metrics ...

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Business Sustainability 2.0: Moving from Enterprise Integration to Market Transformation and the Necessary Changes in the Business System

  • University of Michigan (MI)

Enterprise Integration has been with us since the mid 1990s. It involves integrating sustainability into existing business logics (such as operational efficiency, cost of capital, consumer demand, etc.) and the ...

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