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Embedding Higher Education into a Real-World Lab: A Process-Oriented Analysis of Six Transdisciplinary Project Courses

  • Leuphana University of Lüneburg
  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Since the early days of the emerging research format of Real-world Labs (RwLs), higher education plays a vital role in them. Examples have been presented on teaching activities in RwLs ...

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‘Whole Earth?’ Using an Exhibition to Raise Sustainability Awareness at a UK University

  • Canterbury Christ Church University

Despite mounting evidence of global environmental stress, many educationalists appear to be discounting warnings of ecological collapse from scientists, futurists and community leaders. One way of promoting sustainability awareness may ...

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Assessing Graduate Sustainability Attributes Using a Vignette/Scenario Approach

  • RMIT University

Equipping professionals with skills to make decisions in line with sustainability principles is essential for transitioning our societies towards sustainable development. Higher education is at the forefront of generating professionals ...

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Canadian Student Leaders’ Conceptualizations of Sustainability and Sustainable Universities

  • Dalhousie University (NS)

There are a growing number of university sustainability efforts, but the literature provides limited information to help universities decide if they are focused on sustainability aspects important to their stakeholders ...

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Holistic Approaches to Develop Sustainability and Research Competencies in Pre-Service Teacher Training

  • Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya

Since the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) came into effect, both UNESCO and other international organisations recommend empowering youth to implement the SDGs in universities. Getting started with the SDGs at ...

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Integrating environmental sustainability in undergraduate mechanical engineering courses using guided discovery instruction

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)
  • Purdue University (IN)
  • Aarhus University

In this paper we discuss a guided discovery instruction approach for integrating environmental sustainability in undergraduate mechanical engineering courses. To validate the proposed approach, we conducted two studies with students ...

  • Posted Jan. 11, 2019
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University of Vermont Dining Services Vendor RFP

  • University of Vermont (VT)
  • Real Food Challenge (MA)

Request for Proposals for the University of Vermont's dining services provider, specifying ways that the Real Food Challenge and other sustainability measures are to be incorporated into the vendor ...


The Road to Gold: Sustainability Success Really is Written in the STARS

  • Texas A&M University (TX)

STARS, or Sustainability, Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System, is a self-reporting system which scores itself on various categories, including academics, engagement, operations, planning & administration, and innovation & leadership. The ...

  • Posted Dec. 21, 2018
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Service Learning Catalyst

  • University of Texas at El Paso (TX)

Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW) is a non-profit network that creates solutions to local and global sustainability challenges through service learning projects. Current and past projects have centered around ...

  • Posted Dec. 21, 2018
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Most Likely to Succeed: Tips for Students when Developing Sustainability Initiative Proposals

  • Trinity University (TX)

The presentation offers 8 tips for constructing comprehensive plans to build a foundation for success, the key elements of a proposal, and campus stakeholders to consider when developing a proposal.

  • Posted Dec. 21, 2018
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Network Analysis of Goal 14 Within the PD4SDG Database

  • Tarleton State University (TX)

Research is being done to analyze how networks promote regime formation. The goal of the project is to understand if an increase in cooperation will lead to sustainable development transforming ...

  • Posted Dec. 21, 2018
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Reduce Peak Demand and Increase Grid Stability with On-Site Energy Storage

  • Austin Community College (TX)

SHINES, or Sustainable and Holistic Integration of Energy Storage and Solar, is a three-year project focused on making solar energy cost-competitive with traditional energy sources. The goals of this project ...

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Making the World Safe for Pollinators, One Campus at a Time

  • Abilene Christian University (TX)

Bee City USA is an organization that is dedicated to protecting declining pollinator populations. These organisms are keystone species in the environment and one third of human food production depends ...

  • Posted Dec. 21, 2018
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Transitioning to Renewables

  • Dallas County Community College District System Office (TX)

Each year, a transition to all-renewable sources of energy seems more feasible for colleges and universities. The Texas Higher Education Renewable Energy Consortium is a coalition of colleges committed to ...

  • Posted Dec. 21, 2018
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Healthy Communities

  • North Lake College - DCCCD (TX)

Student activists at North Lake College researched tobacco usage on campus and how it affected students and faculty. Through activism the students were able to have their district pass a ...

  • Posted Dec. 21, 2018
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Dollars are Flying Out of Your Green Fund! Does that Equal Success?

  • Texas A&M University (TX)

The Aggie Green Fund was established at Texas A&M University in 2011 and remains a resource for students to lead green initiatives. Areas of success and improvement in the utilization ...

  • Posted Dec. 21, 2018
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UT Austin Green Labs and Green Offices

  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)

The Green Offices and Green Labs initiative at University of Texas at Austin aims to transform campus workspaces into more eco-friendly environments. Improvements include reducing overall waste, implementation of collection ...

  • Posted Dec. 21, 2018
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Four Steps for Leading Impactful Environmental Change On-Campus

  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)

The Campus Environmental Center at University of Texas at Austin explains their strategy for encouraging student-led activism. They describe their steps as: build a motivated community, create a strategic plan ...

  • Posted Dec. 21, 2018
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Aggie Eco-Reps: Engaging students in sustainability initiatives

  • Texas A&M University (TX)

The Aggie Eco-Reps at Texas A&M University began as a recycling initiative in 2010; today the program has grown to 80 members. The goal of the Aggie Eco-Reps is to ...

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Providing immediate feedback improves recycling and composting accuracy

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

The volume of solid waste has increased significantly in the past century, directly contributing to global environmental problems. Public engagement with waste sorting is crucial to the diversion of solid ...

  • Posted Dec. 21, 2018
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Education for Sustainability Policies: Ramifications for Practice

  • Monash University (VIC)
  • Deakin University

While it is well understood there is an urgent need to address global environmental problems, there is less understanding around how these problems can be addressed. At each level of ...

  • Posted Dec. 21, 2018
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A Case Study: Focusing on Sustainability Themes and Ecocomposition through Student Blogs in a Professional and Technical Writing Course

  • Southeastern Oklahoma State University (OK)

Tackling environmental and sustainability issues has grown in popularity in writing courses. Yet, for teachers designing professional and technical writing classes, what are the benefits and drawbacks in asking students ...

  • Posted Dec. 21, 2018
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Characteristics of UK higher education institutions that disclose sustainability reports

  • University of Hamburg

This study aims to focus on the following research question: Which institutional characteristics are associated with sustainability reporting by UK higher education institutions?

To answer the aforementioned research question, this ...

  • Posted Dec. 21, 2018
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It’s a Hit! Mapping Austrian Research Contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals

  • University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
  • University of Graz
  • University of Innsbruck
  • University of Leoben

The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) present a global agenda addressing social, economic, and environmental challenges in a holistic approach. Universities can contribute to the implementation of the SDGs by ...

  • Posted Dec. 21, 2018
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Strengthening sustainability leadership competencies through university internships

  • University of Calgary (AB)
  • Beyond Chacay Foundation
  • Asociacion Humboldt

This paper aims to determine whether high school students can become agents of change in their local communities by participating in a formal internship program implemented through a partnership between ...

  • Posted Dec. 21, 2018
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Transitioning “Upward” When “Downstream” Efforts Are Insufficient

  • Western Colorado University (CO)

This article presents the results of a social marketing campaign to encourage individuals to compost at a university dining facility. Downstream efforts were less effective than desired in changing behavior ...

  • Posted Dec. 21, 2018
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The Real Impact of Real Food: 8 Ways Institutional Procurement is Building Real Food Economy

  • Real Food Challenge (MA)

This report pulls from interviews of 50 Real Food vendors across the US detailing how commitments to purchasing Real Food has improved their livelihoods and the overall infrastructure for a ...

  • Posted Dec. 21, 2018
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Reactions from AASHE 2018

  • Rheaply, Inc (IL)

How do you confidently answer the question: "Do we have this already"?

Rheaply dives into the ways in which institutions can boost communication and save on procurement costs by connecting ...

  • Posted Dec. 21, 2018
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Sustainable Business Certificate

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (NY)

Isenberg’s Sustainable Business Practice Certificate will give students the knowledge to be able to help companies implement socially, environmentally and economically responsible business practices that are also strategic, savvy ...

  • Posted Dec. 21, 2018
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Natural Resources Conservation Minor

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (NY)

Conserving Earth’s biological diversity and safeguarding the benefits or “ecosystem services” that functioning ecosystems provide to humans are two major objectives of natural resources conservation. In this minor, students ...

  • Posted Dec. 21, 2018
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Environmental Science Minor

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (NY)

Environmental Science employs an interdisciplinary approach, teaching students how to meet the challenges of creating a safe and healthy environment and how to recognize and control the effects of pollution ...

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Environmental and Natural Resource Economics (BA)

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (NY)

The Environmental and Natural Resource Economics option prepares students to assist in public and private decisions about environmental and natural resource issues. Population and income growth are increasing the pressure ...

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Landscape Architecture (BS)

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (NY)

The Bachelor of Science Program in Landscape Architecture at the University of Massachusetts is strongly influenced by its unique New England setting. Massachusetts is now the fifth fastest growing state ...

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Environmental Science (BS)

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (NY)

The Environmental Science Program is the only academic unit in the UMass system providing a B.S. degree in Environmental Science. Affiliated faculty teach a series of courses with the ...

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Earth Systems (BS)

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (NY)

Global environmental changes require a comprehensive understanding of the earth’s major systems, and of the important ways in which these systems are linked. The major systems are the geosphere ...

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Natural Resources Conservation (BS)

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (NY)

In the Natural Resources Conservation major students learn about the ecology of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, and how these systems can be managed to conserve biodiversity and protect ecosystem functions ...

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Sustainable Community Development (BS)

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (NY)

In the Sustainable Community Development major, students can explore a variety of perspectives on creating a more sustainable world through planning and design. The planning and design of a sustainable ...

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Sustainable Business Certificate

  • Seattle University (WA)

The Sustainable Business Certificate will prepare you to lead firms to achieve acceptable profitability, while reducing their environmental footprints and assuring ongoing contributions to their communities. There are options to ...

  • Posted Dec. 21, 2018
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Marine and Conservation Biology (BS)

  • Seattle University (WA)

The bachelor of science (BS) major in marine and conservation biology allows students to develop an appreciation for the marine environments and ecology and conservation efforts. The curriculum includes several ...

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Environmental Studies Minor

  • Seattle University (WA)

Environmental Studies coursework in the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to critically assess and address complex environmental challenges.

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Environmental Engineering Minor

  • Seattle University (WA)

The Minor in Environmental Engineering provides a strong foundation in the areas of mathematics, basic and engineering sciences, and the humanities and social sciences.

It encourages further self development and ...

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Environmental Science Minor

  • Seattle University (WA)

The Environmental Studies minor has coursework in the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities, plus Geographic Information Systems.

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Civil Engineering with a Specialization in Environmental Engineering (BS)

  • Seattle University (WA)

The civil engineering program provides a strong foundation in mathematics, basic and engineering sciences, the humanities and social sciences. The environmental specialization gives prepares students for a career in developing ...

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St. John's University Academic Center for Equity and Inclusion

  • St. John's University, New York (NY)

The Academic Center for Equity and Inclusion (or “Academic Center”) organizes scholarly and pedagogical activities that advance St. John's University's commitment to an inclusive and equitable University community ...

  • Posted Dec. 21, 2018
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Sustainable Urbanism (DrSU)

  • Washington University in St. Louis (MO)

The Doctor of Sustainable Urbanism (DrSU) is a post-professional applied research degree intended to prepare professionals and advanced urban design students for careers in multidisciplinary, evidence-based sustainable urban design and ...

  • Posted Dec. 13, 2018
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Sustainability Certificate

  • Washington University in St. Louis (MO)

The Certificate in Sustainability provides an interdisciplinary foundation to understanding and addressing today’s most pressing and complex social, environmental and economic challenges.

This certificate covers the broad sustainability knowledge ...

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Interdisciplinary Environmental Analysis Minor

  • Washington University in St. Louis (MO)

This minor was developed to prepare students to tackle real-world environmental challenges by providing more robust opportunities for interdisciplinary knowledge and skill development. The minor is structured to provide students ...

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Environmental Studies Minor

  • Washington University in St. Louis (MO)

Includes introductory-level courses and a wide degree of choice in elective categories. Pairs easily with many majors to provide interdisciplinary exposure.

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Environmental Policy (BA)

  • Washington University in St. Louis (MO)

Students who major in Environmental Policy will be required to complete 40 graded units (13 classes) distributed as follows. Sixteen units come from required foundation courses. Nine units come from ...

  • Posted Dec. 13, 2018
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Environmental Biology (BS)

  • Washington University in St. Louis (MO)

The Environmental biology major will provide students with courses and research experiences that will poise them to become scientific leaders that address our most pressing environmental problems, such as: how ...

  • Posted Dec. 13, 2018
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