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Student Designed Sustainability Curriculum Intended to Create Shift in Campus Culture

  • Babson College (MA)

Creating a culture of sustainability is a challenge for all colleges. The Eco Reps here recognized this problem and strived to create a solution to generate a positive culture of ...

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Campus Sustainability XLR8R: Zero to Sixty in Twelve Months

  • George Washington University (DC)

"Campus Sustainability XLR8R: Zero to Sixty in Twelve Months" will be a combined field report and a series of take-away recommendations for attendees to put toward practical use. The session ...

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Continuous and Retro Commissioning in High Performance Buildings

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

In the summer of 2010, our university contracted with a third party to perform a continuous commissioning and retro-commissioning pilot project for two LEED Silver Certified buildings. These buildings were ...

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Hoosier to Hoosier: Reducing Student Move-out Waste with the City

  • Indiana University Bloomington (IN)

Student move-out is one of the busiest times of year, and students at Indiana University find themselves pressed for time with an apartment full of items they no longer need ...

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Creating a Water Action Plan: Water Footprinting at Higher Education Institutions

  • George Washington University (DC)

Universities are increasingly well versed in the measurement and tracking of their carbon emissions. While it is important for institutions to continue to tackle global climate change, water scarcity is ...

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From Acid Rain to Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Drilling: Student Benefits of Community-based Learning

  • Dickinson College (PA)

A co-curricular, service learning program (CCSLP), housed in the Environmental Studies Department at a small liberal arts college, promotes a national model for college-community partnerships by 1) building and enhancing ...

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Destination Green: Its Within Reach

  • University at Albany (NY)

Transportation choices will continue to play an important role in the development of a carbon neutral society. Like many other institutions, single occupancy vehicles account for the third largest piece ...

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The Cost of Printing vs. iPads: A Paperless Student Union at University of British Columbia

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

As touchscreen technologies continue to advance in functionality and decrease in cost, more organizations will need to carefully examine their ability to replace paper use with such devices. A group ...

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Internships to Implement Institutional Change: Sustainability on a Shoestring

  • Ohio Dominican University (OH)

While many institutions are developing sustainability offices or hiring sustainability coordinators, economic constraints may play a role in limiting this option for all universities. In order to begin institutional reporting ...

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Program Recognizing Offices Practicing Sustainability: A New Approach to Green Office Certification

  • University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)

By applying research of community based social marketing techniques and utilizing funds from grants produced through student fees, students and staff housed under the campus sustainability office have developed Program ...

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Weaving Sustainability Education through the Undergraduate Curriculum

  • Ohio Dominican University (OH)

As centers of education, research, and outreach, universities have the potential to become the catalyst in a change to more sustainable societies. The university provides a learning laboratory for combining ...

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Sustainable Cities Network: Bridging the University with Arizona Communities

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The Sustainable Cities Network was created to be a bridge between Arizona State University's (ASU) research and technical capabilities in sustainability and the front-line challenges facing Arizona communities. Convened ...

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Lights Off Cornell: Students Use Mobile Apps for Energy Conservation

  • Cornell University (NY)

Launched in Spring 2010, Lights Off Cornell (LOC) is a student-led energy conservation program that organizes Cornell students, faculty, and staff to turn off lights after hours Monday through Friday ...

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Coming Together to Create an Alternative Transportation Program: The Stone Soup Approach

  • California State University, Chico (CA)

There are many challenges for Universities when they work to address alternative transportation. Located in a small city, the local transportation infrastructure is limited. The Vice President for Business and ...

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Adopting and Promoting a Campus Bike Share Program Through Social Media

  • North Georgia College & State University (GA)

One project recently undertaken by the North Georgia College & State University (NGCSU) sustainability task force is a bicycle share program in which safe and durable bicycles are readily available ...

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An Interdisciplinary Sustainability Coordinator Associate of Applied Science at Lane Community College

  • Lane Community College (OR)

The Sustainability Coordinator Associate of Applied Science is an interdisciplinary degree developed through a collaborative process. It is the first program of its kind in the nation. Unlike other, discipline-specific ...

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Using STARS to transform sustainability pedagogy

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

STARS is being adopted across the country by institutions wishing to assess sustainability initiatives in education, operations, and research. A key attribute of STARS educational assessment is the classification of ...

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Towards Green Campuses In Egypt: Using Simulation Tools for Optimization of Drawing Halls in Egypt

  • Mansoura University

The paper describes the use of simulation tools for optimizing the energy demands of drawing halls in Mansoura University, as a part of the strategy "Towards green campuses in Egypt"".

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Realizing sustainability across curricula and campuses, lessons from George Mason University in Northern Virginia

  • George Mason University (VA)

In 2007, the university leaped into sustainability initiatives with a commitment to climate neutrality, hiring of full-time energy and sustainability managers, and creation of "sustainability across the curriculum" faculty workshops ...

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Collaborative Sustainable Building Practice: Innovative Curriculum Design

  • Cornell University (NY)

There is no doubt that the unprecedented challenge of sustainable development calls for cross-disciplinary collaboration. For the building sector, recognizing the fact that technological solutions for low-energy high-performance buildings have ...

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Changing Travel Behavior One Trip at a Time: Meeting the Challenge of the Large Suburban Campus

  • University of South Florida (FL)

In the late 1950s, a small suburban university was built on old farmland. It was envisioned that this school would primarily serve students in the region and would operate as ...

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Barriers and Opportunities for Communicating Sustainability on Campus

  • University of Nevada Las Vegas (NV)

Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) have progressively committed to become more sustainable in recent years. Despite this commitment, academic publications in the sustainability field describe that most IHEs have found ...

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Understanding, teaching, and influencing campus sustainability from a systems perspective

  • University of Vermont (VT)

One of the first steps in developing a campus sustainability program is to assess the degree to which sustainability currently exists on campus and trends toward or away from this ...

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A New Approach to Offsetting: The College of William and Mary Carbon Offset Program

  • College of William & Mary (VA)

Carbon offsets are a means by which individuals or groups (i.e. corporations) compensate for their carbon footprint. These parties donate a calculated proportion to a project that reduces carbon ...

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Campus Greenhouse Provides Local Food and Research on Vegetable Production in Cold Climates

  • Clarkson University (NY)

A student team designed and built a 450 sq. ft. pilot greenhouse to test the feasibility of maximizing produce yields while minimizing energy requirements for local food production in cold ...

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Exploiting In-State Rivalries for Energy Conservation - the Take Charge! Challenge in Kansas

  • Kansas State University (KS)

Energy conservation competitions are increasingly common at colleges and universities, but few move beyond the boundaries of individual institutions. This presentation will report on the results of the Take Charge ...

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Sustainability in Campus Operations at Three Higher Education Institutions in Tompkins County, New York.

  • New York Institute of Technology - Manhattan Campus (NY)

This paper demonstrates how the three higher education institutions in Tompkins County, New York are making good progress in the planning and implementation of actions to make campus operations more ...

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Fostering a Culture of Sustainability in a Japanese University

  • Hokkaido University (Hokkaido)

Hokkaido University is committed to the creation of an environmentally friendly campus. Its 65,000 hectares of campus resources, which include experimental forests and a variety of other facilities, are ...

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Reenergizing America: Bridging Generation And Culture Gaps & A Plan For A New Environmental Decade

  • Clark Atlanta University (GA)

There is a fierce urgency to engage, educate, and embrace the next generation of environmental leaders throughout America, particularly on the campuses of our colleges and universities; but who is ...

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The Values-Based Revolution

  • University of Pittsburgh (PA)

The Values-Based Revolution

This presentation could have been titled From Green to Gold to Platinum, as the 2008 book written by David C. Etsy and Andrew S. Winston titled Green ...

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Natures Coordinate System: Vertexia, Vector Equilibrium, C60 carbon molecule, explained using hands on modeling techniques.

  • Buckminster Fuller Institute (NY)

The basis of Natures Coordinate System comes from understanding the topological reasoning of R. Buckminster Fuller. He used the terminology "Explorations in the Geometry of Thinking" as the subtitle to ...

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Engaged Scholarship for Sustainability: University of New Hampshire's Initiative to Facilitate Regional Food System Collaboration

  • University of New Hampshire (NH)

Food Solutions New England (FSNE) is an example of a university-based effort to advance regional food system sustainability through collaboration using an engaged scholarship model. Engaged scholarship promotes mutually beneficial ...

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Strengthening student grassroots networks

  • University of Virginia (VA)

This big-picture survey of different initiative types examines student engagement. Presenters will use two detailed diagrams to explain how they worked to strengthen all areas of student engagement. The first ...

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CoFed: Student-Run Sustainable Food Centers

  • CoFED (NM)

Everyday, every student has three opportunities to create an identity as a passive consumer or as a participant in a sustainable alternatives. Creating a student-managed food business focused on sustainability ...

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Learning Outside the Classroom: An Intentional, Integrated, Co-Curriculum

  • Northland College (WI)

Programs, speakers, and workshops add value to the undergraduate experience, that's why many higher education organizations dedicate resources to bring them to campus. What value do they add? How ...

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The Campus Re-use store: What's Old is New Again!

  • Bowling Green State University (OH)

The campus re-use store opened in spring, 2011 to huge popular acclaim and participation by the student body. Conceived, organized and implemented by students with the support, guidance and advice ...

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Town-Gown Sustainability Partnerships: How to leverage efforts for mutual support & improved relations.

  • Northwestern University (IL)

How can institutions of higher education partner with host cities to further sustainability efforts? From a landfill gas-to-energy project to a community reuse sale to a Green Ribbon Committee campuses ...

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Sustainable Investment Engagement on Campus

  • Responsible Endowments Coalition (PA)

The panel will examine: 1) the case for encouraging schools to take action on issues affecting companies in which their endowments own stock, 2) the range of additional options schools ...

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Communicate To Persuade

  • National Association of College & University Business Officers (NACUBO) (DC)

Most students, faculty and administrators wrestle daily with the need to persuade bosses, peers and subordinates to adopt their viewpoint on an immediate issue while simultaneously improving the long-term relationships ...

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WKU-Habitat for Humanity Integrated Green Infrastructure Statewide Demonstration Project

  • Western Kentucky University (KY)

This session will demonstrate a grant-funded University partnership statewide demonstration project that will use low impact development (LID) and Light Imprint techniques as part of a planned medium density green ...

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Bridging Operations and Academics: Princeton University Sustainability Working Group Initiatives and Collaborations

  • Princeton University (NJ)

Are sustainability endeavors with inclusive and comprehensive scope - bridging across operations, administration, academics and student life - more effective at accelerating culture change than those that are focused on single facets ...

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Campus Conservation Nationals 2012: Building a collaborative strategy for expanding conservation events in residential housing

  • Lucid (CA)

For a growing number of schools, resource use reduction competitions within and between campuses have proven to be useful mechanisms to engage, educate, motivate and empower individual and community stewardship ...

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Straight to the Top: Why Sustainability Officers Should Report to the President

  • Unity College (ME)

According to AASHE's 2010 Higher Education Sustainability Staffing Survey, 28 of the 433 respondents report directly to the president at their colleges and universities. We maintain that successful sustainability ...

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Studying Sustainability Abroad with a European Perspective - Case Stories and Best Practices

  • Danish Institute for Study Abroad (Hovestaden)

Students and faculty often look to Europe for best practices when working with sustainability issues such as renewable energy, public policy, food systems, corporate social responsibility, climate change and overall ...

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Using the 'Faculty Sustainability Ambassador' Model to Catalyze Sustainability Curriculum Initiatives

  • West Chester University of Pennsylvania (PA)

This panel discussion will introduce the 'Faculty Sustainability Ambassador' model as an effective strategy for catalyzing campus-wide sustainability curriculum initiatives. In this case, a small internal grant provided stipends to ...

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Leading by Example: Advancing Sustainability at the Institutional Level Through Performance Contracting

  • Siemens Industry, Inc. (IL)

This school has embarked on a campus-wide, state-wide, 5-phase holistic energy project over 8 years that is estimated at a staggering $60 million in energy efficiency retrofits. A project of ...

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Habits of Mind for Resilient Communities

  • Northland College (WI)

If habits of mind are the characteristics of what intelligent people do when faced with problems whose solutions are not immediately apparent, then what are the habits of mind of ...

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Illinois Green Economy Network- Building Successful Partnerships in the Green Economy

  • Green Economy (MA)

This panel presentation will address building successful partnerships across broad sectors including higher education, government, business, non-profits and communities. The Illinois Green Economy Network (IGEN) is an innovative partnership between ...

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Implementing Clean and Green Campus Action

  • Cramer-Krasselt (IL)

The higher education sector has always taken the lead on social change. And just as campuses and students are often society's most outspoken critics, fighting for campus settings that ...

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Sustainability Course Inventory as a Foundation for Sustainability and Environmental Program Development using STARS

  • Simon Fraser University (BC)

Simon Fraser University, in Vancouver, Canada, recently conducted an inventory of sustainability-related, sustainability-focused and environment courses as part of the requirements of the STARS accreditation process. The results of the ...

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