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Sub-institutional Planning for Sustainability: developing community-scale concepts and actions

  • Yale University (CT)

Universities around the world are developing and implementing institutional-scale sustainability strategic plans. Most of these strategies emphasize the three-way balance of sustainability and include concepts and tactics for communications. At ...

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Mastering the Climate Action Plan: Managing Implementation Strategies from Diverse Campus Perspectives

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

In the last two years, over one-third of those institutions that signed the American Colleges and University Presidents Climate Commitment have submitted their Climate Action Plan (CAP). These plans range ...

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Hands-on undergraduate instruction in renewable energy; Linking student research and community partners

  • Allegheny College (PA)

Students in an introductory research methods class have engaged in research projects that enable them to help evaluate various local renewable energy options. All are hands-on projects that require students ...

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Enabling faculty to choose to integrate environmental stewardship across the curriculum: A faculty development case study

  • James Madison University (VA)

Effective faculty development programs are essential to advancing education for sustainability (EfS) initiatives, "Any efforts to increase the scale of sustainability education will rest in the hands of the faculty ...

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Sustainability Education: Opportunities to Embrace Leadership Development and Cross Cultural Team Building

  • Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FL)

While higher education has played an influential role in various issues within American society, the depth of its persuasion must permeate the nation's path to sustainability. Incorporating sustainability into ...

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Creating an Energy Management Program from Limited Resources, Expertise and Funding

  • Meredith College (NC)

This session will examine methods to establish an energy management program at a small college. Using a women's college in Raleigh, North Carolina as a case study, the presentation ...

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Designing Sustainability Into Products: The Effectiveness of Eco-messages integrated into user interfaces

  • New York University (NY)

Sustainability messages were added to the control panels of washing machines in university laundry facilities, and data was gathered to compare users' cycle choices (hot, warm, or cold) with cycle ...

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Incorporating Sustainability into the Phonetics Classroom

  • San Diego State University (CA)

This presentation illustrates how concepts of sustainability were introduced into a course on phonetics for students pursuing degrees in speech-language pathology and audiology. This course, which is required by our ...

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Community Partnerships for a University-based Renewable Energy Biodigester

  • University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (WI)

The university is operating the first commercial-scale dry anaerobic biodigester in the western hemisphere. The facility will provide the equivalent of up to 10% of campus electricity and heat, and ...

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Innovative Investment Models for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability

  • Drexel University (PA)
  • Blue Hill Partners (PA)

Innovative business models and financing solutions are required to drive the next level of efficiency and sustainability on campus. Blue Hill Partners, a Philadelphia based firm, has teamed with the ...

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Designing and implementing a robust and sustainable student green fund: Recommendations from Sustainability Officers

  • University of Vermont (VT)

College campuses across the U.S. and abroad have seen a growth of student campaigns to take institutional action on climate change. One of the barriers to implementing sustainability initiatives ...

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Opportunities for Achieving Significant Energy Reduction in Existing University Buildings: developing efficient HVAC operations

  • Boston University (MA)

This paper presents the results of 4 years of a course-based energy audit for a variety of mid to large size office, classroom and laboratory buildings with forced air HVAC ...

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University Energy Conservation Measures: It Takes a Community

  • Bowling Green State University (OH)

Energy Conservation Measures ("ECM") is an immense undertaking by the university to retrofit 45 buildings on campus with an end goal of increasing energy efficiency. A multimillion dollar project begun ...

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Improving Recycling with an Existing 83% Diversion Rate: Solving Iowa State University's Recycling Enigma

  • Iowa State University (IA)

Recycling opportunities are a challenge for a university that collectively diverts 83% of its campus waste by partnering with a city refuse-derived fuel system. As a result, current campus wide ...

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When Do Variable Flow Fume Hoods Save Energy? implications for lab design and behavior modification

  • Boston University (MA)

Many university sustainability websites indicate the importance of using variable flow fume hoods and devising programs to ensure they are closed when not in use in order to reduce energy ...

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Implementing a Systems Approach to Sustainability versus Behavior Modification

  • Florida Gulf Coast University (FL)

Consider the difficulties a rider faces in trying to get an elephant to take a new path as opposed to a well-worn and less rigorous path. Promoting increased levels of ...

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Sustainability Walking Tour

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

A major research university has established a sustainability walking tour. Tour participants can choose to go on a guided tour led by a volunteer group of students and staff or ...

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Living and Learning in a Passive House Residence Hall

  • Unity College (ME)

In the fall of 2011, ten students will move into a unique campus residence, TerraHaus, the first American college residence designed to meet the Passive House standard, the highest international ...

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Creating Partnerships for More Effective Energy-Saving Competitions

  • New York University (NY)

Campus residential energy saving competitions have become critical elements of many universities' sustainability engagement and environmental performance efforts. One such method for reductions is campus competitions. Residents are encouraged to ...

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Optimism and Inspiration in Sustainability Education

  • Empire State College (NY)

With all the depressing news on various local, national, and global problems how can we connect with students, as well as others on campus, around these issues without turning them ...

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The Sustainability Officers Communications and Project Management Toolkit- Organizational Tips for Long-Term Sanity

  • University of Vermont (VT)

Do you feel like you have a million projects going on at your campus? Are you having a difficult time keeping track of and managing these projects? This briefing will ...

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Owning Your Recycling Infrastructure: How to Understand It, Manage It, & Improve It

  • The Ohio State University (OH)

At many institutions large and small it is difficult to understand, manage, and improve your recycling infrastructure. It is especially difficult, if you entered the picture after it already started ...

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Energy Management in the Curriculum: The ENERGY STAR Course for Colleges and Universities

  • American University (DC)
  • Cadmus Group, Inc. (FL)

Understanding the fundamentals of energy management is a marketable skill in any economic climate. Further, understanding the means to and metrics of energy efficiency, and how policy decisions intertwine with ...

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Bridging the Information Gap in Campus Energy Management: Submetering Buildings for Energy Use Reduction

  • American University (DC)
  • Cadmus Group, Inc. (FL)

Colleges and universities often prefer the simplicity of measuring the energy use of many buildings, or even an entire campus, with a single meter installed at minimal expense. However, as ...

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Where do I start? Resources available for the academic study of sustainablity in higher education

  • Ball State University (IN)

For the student of higher education, entering the world of sustainability can be quite overwhelming. This presentation provides a review of academic resources available for the student of sustainability in ...

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Finding Funding Resources in Sustainability

  • Ball State University (IN)

Many colleges and universities find creating a strong research agenda utilizing external funding in areas of sustainability a difficult challenge. This briefing will review trends in sustainability funding at the ...

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How Green is Your Move-In? Maximizing Your Opportunities During Student Move-In Operations

  • Baylor University (TX)

Move-In operations for colleges and universities offer a unique opportunity to immediately engage the student, faculty, and staff communities in sustainable practices. Uniting a diverse set of on-campus groups with ...

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Communicating Sustainability: Princeton University Programmatic and Academic Initiatives

  • Princeton University (NJ)

Both programmatic and academic initiatives in communicating sustainability are becoming part of the landscape of sustainability programs at many institutions of higher education. In this session we will explore an ...

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Using Free Google Tools to Manage Sustainability Projects

  • Luther College (IA)

Google has many free, user-friendly tools that can easily be used to turn your sustainability department into a well-oiled, student driven machine. In addition to an overview of Google Docs ...

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Master Planning: Aligning Strategy with Sustainability

  • Delta College (MI)

For institutions who may be hesitant about adopting benchmarking programs that have defined standards and requirements, this presentation will illustrate how voluntary reporting mechanisms can be a toolkit for systematically ...

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Connecting the Community College to the Community: Collaboratives for Green Transportation

  • Delta College (MI)

For most commuter campuses, the carbon emitted via transportation translates into significant emissions. Commuter campuses whose faculty, staff, and students overwhelmingly rely on the automobile for their primary means of ...

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Getting Closer: The Librarian, the Curriculum and the Office of Sustainability

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

As teachers of critical thinking and sound reasoning, academic librarians play a vital role in supporting sustainability across the curriculum. Seasoned consolidators and distributors of information, librarians also bring a ...

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Ecochallenge: Tips for creating and implementing cost effective behavior change programs for your campus

  • University of Oregon (OR)

Ecochallenges encourage people to experiment with simple environmentally friendly changes in their daily routines. These highly participatory events help build an environmentally and socially responsible campus culture, an important pre-condition ...

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The Bearathon: Striving to be America's greenest student-run half marathon

  • Baylor University (TX)

The Bearathon is a student-led half-marathon and 5k held every spring semester and serves as the Student Foundation's main fund raising event. Over the course of the last two ...

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Climate Neutral Research Campuses: Center of Excellence Provides Resources to Achieve Climate Neutrality

  • Cornell University (NY)

A new climate action resource center illustrates the full range of campus climate action options with technical resource links and leading examples of implementation. Climate Neutral: Research Campuses has been ...

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Low-Carbon Study Abroad: A Greenhouse Gas Inventory of an International Education Office

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

This poster will present the findings of a greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory of an international education office at a US university. The assessment will measure GHG emissions related to office ...

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A Business Case for Behavior-Based Conservation Programs at Stanford

  • Stanford University (CA)

Behavior-based conservation programs yield lower energy and cost savings than those achieved via major building system retrofits, but such programs engage individuals and make sustainability more tangible. When purposefully constructed ...

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A Service Learning Course that Engages a Student Workforce to Help Implement Stanford's Sustainability Programs

  • Stanford University (CA)

As a leader in resource management, demonstrated through infrastructural improvements and efficiency programs, Stanford has great potential to couple operational achievements with program-based local actions that promote both resource conservation ...

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A Model for Implementing a Successful Sustainability Strategy

  • University of Pittsburgh (PA)

Sun Tzu said, "Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat." This is true today. Implementation of a successful sustainability program ...

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A Course on Consumption and the Environment as an Entry Point to Practicing Sustainability

  • University of Oklahoma (OK)

Two colleagues have taught an introductory freshman level course titled Consumption and the Environment for the last 7 years. This freshman level course is a requirement for the environmental studies ...

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Building an Electric Car in the Classroom - An Experiment in Project Based Learning

  • Alfred State College (NY)

In the fall semester of 2010 a class of seventh semester seniors in the Alfred State College Mechanical Engineering Technology program successfully produced a road legal, all-electric vehicle from a ...

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On-Campus Food Scraps Composting: Sustainability in Practice

  • Kean University (NJ)

It has been suggested that "harvesting food waste as a reusable resource is the next frontier in recycling."" This presentation will highlight the steps involved in creating a highly successful ...

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STARS and GRI: Finding the Common Ground

  • Ball State University (IN)

This paper describes a comparative examination of these respective Sustainability Reporting Guidelines and makes clear the value in using both reporting tools as universities seek to position their sustainability efforts ...

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Creating a B.S. in Sustainability Science Program

  • Kean University (NJ)

NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, the New York Times, USA Today, and The Chronicle of Higher Education have all suggested that sustainability is a major of increasing interest among ...

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A Business Case for Sustainable Procurement of Office Supply Commodities at West Virginia University

  • West Virginia University (WV)

Today, sustainability in higher education is permeating beyond conventional green practices into purchasing, spending, and investment decisions. It is seen as an opportunity to minimize costs, reduce negative impacts, and ...

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Learning from the Solar Decathlon: abrasion, collaboration, and transformation

  • University of Florida (FL)

The Solar Decathlon, a biannual international collegiate competition sponsored by the US Department of Energy (DOE), challenges 20 interdisciplinary student teams from around the world to design, build and operate ...

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Natural Environment Planning for the Urban Campus

  • Dalhousie University (NS)

Dalhousie University is located in the heart of the urban core. The Office of Sustainability, with committee guidance, has developed a natural environment plan for the University. The plan considers ...

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Maximizing Dorm Energy Savings with Intelligent HVAC Controls

  • New York University (NY)

Universities can reduce their HVAC energy use in Residence Halls by 25-32% by installing occupancy based thermostat controls. Traditionally when occupants are allowed to heat and cool as much as ...

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An Overview of Biomass Energy Technologies for Campuses

  • Biomass Energy Resource Center (VT)

Biomass is a renewable energy option that can be used for heating, cooling, power, and combined heat and power for college and university campuses. There are many biomass technology options ...

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Meatless Monday at Johns Hopkins University

  • Aramark Higher Education (PA)

Meatless Monday is a program that JHU Dining launched in November 2010. The national Meatless Monday campaign was launched in association with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health ...

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