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Getting The Entire Campus Involved In A Campus Garden Project

  • Bemidji State University (MN)

Examines the design and planning features encountered when building the Gitigaan Campus Garden at Bemidji State University (BSU), Bemidji, MN. This presentation addresses specific goals and outcomes such as local ...

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From Coal to Clean Energy: Divest for A Clean Energy Future

  • Responsible Endowments Coalition (PA)

The urgency and intensity of the climate crisis is escalating, and policy mechanisms are failing. Young people across the nation will be facing the consequences of environmental crises that they ...

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GUPES: The Global Universities Partnership on Environment for Sustainability

  • United Nations Environment Programme

On June 5, 2012 UNEP launched the Global Universities Partnership on Environment for Sustainability at Tongji University in Shanghai, China. Hosted at the UNEP-Tongji Institute for Environment and Sustainability, GUPES ...

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A New Sustainable Method for Filtering Storm Water Runoff

  • University of California, Riverside (CA)

Storm water runoff is a major source of surface water contamination that contains oil and sediment. Conventional filters create waste because they cannot be recycled and have to be thrown ...

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University of Northern BC Renewable Energy Feasibility Study, with Primary Consideration to Wind Energy

  • University of Northern British Columbia (BC)

This project performed through the University of Northern BC and funded by the UNBC Green Fund. The primary objective of the study was to examine the wind energy potential for ...

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The Partnership for a Green City - public partners promoting sustainability

  • University of Louisville (KY)

The Partnership for a Green City is an innovative sustainabiity collaboration of a metropolitan research university, a large metropolitan school district and the merged municipal government, three of the largest ...

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Towards a Zero Plus Campus

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

The Zero Plus Campus Project (Z+ Project) is developing an innovative interdisciplinary curriculum focused on modeling the performance of the buildings integrated in the landscape to regenerate the campus environment ...

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An Evaluation of Effective Structures for Campus Sustainability Programs at Institutions of Higher Education

  • College of William & Mary (VA)

The need for sustainability in both the education and operations of colleges and universities has inspired many to launch sustainability programs on their campuses. As institutions of higher education invest ...

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Solar Photovoltaic Installations On Campus: A Comparative Overview With Case Studies

  • AASHE (PA)

A representative series of comprehensive case studies for solar photovoltaic installations at institutions of higher education in the United States.

This presentation will highlight a range of solar installations on ...

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Universities Adopting Cities to Address the Climate Challenge

  • Strategic Energy Innovations (CA)

Local governments are increasingly compelled to take action on climate and energy issues, but are challenged to respond as a result of limited capacity. At the same time, universities are ...

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Appalachian State University Sustainability and the Arts

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

Psychotherapist James Hillman questioned, "Could the causes of major social, political, and economic issues of our time also be found in the repression of beauty?"* Appalachian State University believes sustainability ...

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Campus Citizenship Behavior: A Motivational Analysis for Change

  • Chatham University (PA)

All intentional behavior is a function of motivational forces within the individual to engage in certain actions while forgoing other actions. Classic theories of motivation such as expectancy theory, equity ...

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Creating a culture of firestarters: How to cultivate highly effective students

  • University of Missouri (MO)

Students are an essential part of a robust campus sustainability movement. Their involvement is not only educationally valuable for them, it can also expedite your projects and allow you to ...

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Engaging Communities in Planning for Sustainability: Lessons from Community-University Partnerships in the Twin Cities

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

The Community Growth Planning Assistance Center (CGPAC), housed at a university in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan region, provides land-use planning assistance to local communities on the developing edge of the ...

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Toward Zero Waste: An Initiative for the Student Union

  • Boston University (MA)

Campus dining is an intimate part of student life at any university, with the potential to have a major impact on culture. Learn how Dining Services can align with the ...

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Moving to the Next Level: Are we are preaching to the choir?

  • Wright State University (OH)

As professionals committed to sustainability, we read the books and reports, we study the literature on how to implement programs to get our campus educated about sustainability in their daily ...

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Introduction to Sustainable Development: Creative Teaching Techniques to Connect, Engage, and Enlighten

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

How do you introduce and explicate the complicated and interdisciplinary concept of Sustainable Development? This interactive presentation will explore a variety of ways to creatively and effectively teach the Gordian ...

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Striving and Planning for Zero Waste

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

Many universities are now striving to become 'Zero Waste' campuses, where all materials are diverted away from a landfill or incinerator through recycling and composting efforts. This lofty, but important ...

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A Student-Led Sustainability Fund at The University of British Columbia

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

Through holding a referendum in March 2011, students have established a fund for the selection of sustainability projects. A sustainability fund marketing launch plan has been developed by partnering with ...

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A Sustainable Course on Sustainability

  • Dickinson College (PA)

My college recently offered me the opportunity to teach a new kind of course with a new set of technological teaching tools. This class, "Thoreau, Wilderness, and American Nature Writing ...

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Institutionalized post-consumer composting

  • Harvard University (MA)

This session briefing will present a case study on the development of post-consumer composting initiatives at one of our Graduate Schools. The project involved two key areas 1) Development and ...

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Community Garden Connections: strengthening resilience through university-community partnerships

  • Antioch University, New England (NH)

Our city identified food security as a priority issue given likely disruptions in the commercial food supply due to climate change and peak oil, in addition to food insecurity (hunger ...

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Fostering a Local Food Procurement System: UVa Dining's Relationship with the Local Food Hub

  • University of Virginia (VA)

Interest in local and sustainably produced food is at an all-time high on college campuses, as illustrated by the rising number of campus gardens and courses on local foodsheds. The ...

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The Imperative of a Sustainable Human Resource Management Course in MBA Programs

  • Kent State University (OH)

The MBA Human Resource Management core course covers all functional areas of HRM, with an emphasis on the manager's perspective and responsibilities. This session makes a case for the ...

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The Place of Sustainability in the University Strategic Plan

  • DePaul University (IL)

Sustainability plans can often inform broader university strategic plans. At DePaul University in Chicago, we draft a new university strategic plan (USP) every six years. Our USP usually contains six ...

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Energy auditing by summer undergraduate interns

  • Sewanee - The University of the South (TN)

With tight budgets, many small colleges have a hard time finding the funds to hire a consulting engineering firm to conduct energy audits and develop retrofit strategies. A way to ...

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Estimating the energy and greenhouse gas emissions embedded in metered water at the University of Arizona

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

Located in the center of the Tucson metropolitan area, the University of Arizona obtains its water from a system of on-site wells and a municipal water system that includes significant ...

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Accelerating Participation in Sustainability through Strategic Communications and Engagement Programs

  • University of Calgary (AB)

Effectively communicating sustainability to a diverse campus community exceeding 35,000 individuals is challenging. This challenge is amplified when the goal of those communications is to instigate positive behavioral changes ...

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The Strategic Mobility Plan for Campus Sustainability in Transportation

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)

To encourage the campus commuting population, a three-pronged Strategic Mobility Plan was created to increase ridesharing and on-campus walking and biking through education, facility improvements, and program development. The plan ...

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Institutionalizing Innovation: Student Government "sustainability"" bodies and roles"

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

Once students (via student clubs or individually) begin experimenting with efforts to make their programs/campuses/communities more sustainable, additional leaders pick them up and want to incorporate such experiences ...

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Institutionalizing Zero Waste

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

Once organizations (student clubs, departments/schools, campuses, etc.) begin experimenting with Zero Waste ("ZW"") efforts, additional leaders pick them up and want to incorporate such experiences and benefits into their ...

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Student Eco-Rep Programs: Meeting the evolving needs of an existing program

  • Champlain College (VT)

With now over 60 student sustainability education Eco-Rep Programs across the US and Canada, several of which are 5-10 years old, it is time to step back, reflect on where ...

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Connecting Campus and Community on Earth Day

  • Indiana University South Bend (IN)

The Center for a Sustainable Future celebrates Earth Day as an international day of awareness of environmental policy, education, and public engagement. It is also celebrated as an anniversary for ...

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Putting the Sustainability into Existing Courses

  • Frostburg State University (MD)

While many courses have a potential connection to sustainability studies, developing that linkage requires additional work. For existing courses to maximize their contribution to the sustainability studies program, course revision ...

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Billion Dollar Green Challenge: How Campus Green Revolving Funds are Saving Energy and Money (2011)

  • Sustainable Endowments Institute (MA)

Facing burdensome budget cuts and unstable energy costs, many colleges are grappling with how to finance urgently needed, but capital-intensive, energy efficiency retrofits. In response to this need, the panel ...

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Beyond the Worshops: Examples of sustainability integration across the curriculum

  • University of Mount Union (OH)

The Headwaters Project is our institution's program to infuse concepts of sustainability across the curriculum. Motivated by the AASHE-supported curriculum development workshop at Emory University in January 2010, we ...

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Campus Sustainability Programs as a Tool for Building Student Leadership

  • University of South Carolina (SC)

Campus sustainability organization can be an important avenue for student leadership development. At the University of South Carolina, applying green values across the campus has gone beyond transforming the curriculum ...

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Measure, Message, Motivate: building an inclusive and empowered campus sustainability culture

  • Yale University (CT)

Campuses around the world are tracing sustainability metrics, but how do we communicate those measurements in a way that engages and empowers students, staff, and faculty?

Our university has developed ...

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High Efficiency Run-Around Energy Recovery in Large Buildings

  • Konvekta USA Inc. (NJ)

Air-conditioning systems are among the greatest energy consumers in large buildings such as schools, laboratories and hospitals. European high performance 'run around energy recovery systems' (RAERS), guaranteeing strict separation of ...

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Design Education in the Age of Ecology

  • Philadelphia University (PA)

Since the year 2000, our society has faced an attack on our soil (911), a devastating hurricane (Katrina), Fossil fuel price escalation ($4/gallon), an unprecedented oil spill in the ...

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Sustainable Design Seminar: Using Lessons Learned from Graphic Design Studios and Think Tank

  • Daemen College (NY)

A four-year seminar series in a Global and Local Sustainability program has been designed to build a diverse skill set in its graduates. Students in the program have concentrations in ...

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Addressing Behavior

  • Boston University (MA)

To bring about campus sustainability we must provide an infrastructure, modify operations and change the expectations and behavior of our campus communities. To raise awareness, education our faculty and staff ...

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AMS Climate Studies: A Great Primer for Green College Programs

  • American Meteorological Society (DC)

As a greater number of educational institutions unveil green degree programs and reduce their environmental footprint, basic climate literacy is of utmost importance. To meet that growing demand, the American ...

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Developing partnerships to reach campus sustainability goals: ASU's Collaboration with UPS

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • UPS (GA)

Leading universities are looking closely at their campuses environmental impact, and finding novel ways to reduce carbon emissions and waste. ASU has four specific sustainability goals including Carbon Neutrality, Zero ...

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Setting better environmental goals: baselines are just the beginning!

  • New York University (NY)

Setting goals and targets based upon future outcomes, rather than past performance, is the next step for institutions aiming to achieve high levels of environmental performance. Most AASHE member institutions ...

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Developing an effective sustainability communications program without breaking your budget.

  • University of Minnesota, Duluth (MN)

Communication is a critical tool for a campus sustainability program, especially when newly established. This session will cover lessons learned and tips that we've found valuable in making the ...

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Grounding Sustainability in Faith-Based Mission and Identity

  • CHA (NY)

There is much to celebrate on faith-based college and university campuses as environmental sustainability is increasingly seen as a core value. Yet while many faith-based schools have successfully taken steps ...

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Building Multidisciplinary Sustainability Programs in the Comprehensive Universities

  • Frostburg State University (MD)

Developing a new program frequently requires the cooperation of faculty from many different departments who face heavy demands on their time and expertise. Gaining the cooperation and commitment of faculty ...

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USGBC's Roadmap to a Green Campus: Lessons Learned on the Path to Campus Sustainability

  • Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. (MA)

Colleges and universities are making great strides on the journey to a sustainable future. In response to the growing momentum, the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green ...

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Developing Sustainability Leaders: Applying a Transformative Leadership Framework at the University of Michigan

  • University of Michigan (MI)

Leading institutions of higher education are increasingly utilizing the campus as a laboratory not only for implementing "green projects" but also for developing the skill set in students to lead ...

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