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Analysis of Successes, Failures, and Characteristics of an Established Campus Sustainability Granting Program

  • New York University (NY)

In 2011, our university conducted the first full operational analysis of its campus sustainability granting program, one of the most established such programs in the nation. Our program offers grants ...

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Creating a Sustainable University and Community through a Common Experience

  • Texas State University, San Marcos (TX)

In a large university, it would seem impossible to engage thousands of people on a single theme for an entire academic year-but one institution in central Texas is doing so ...

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Establishing a Service Bus Route to Meet Student and Community Needs

  • Elon University (NC)

Over 80% of students participate in service, some as a course requirement, while attending Elon University. Many of the community partners at which students do service are within 15 minutes ...

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Science at the Service of Society

  • Duquesne University (PA)

Science continues to evolve and expand. As it does, some major areas of Service Learning turn out to be multi-disciplinary in nature. This seminar is designed to help university students ...

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From Vision to Implementation: Developing an Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Urban Sustainability

  • Antioch University, New England (NH)

How does a university contribute to the development of a sustainable and livable urban community? In 2006, members of the Antioch University Los Angeles faculty envisioned a program that would ...

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Energy Isn't "Free"

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

Our university recently undertook a campuswide program designed to ensure that the excellence of our administrative environment matches its research and teaching, and to direct the maximum level of resources ...

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Annual Sustainability Reporting: Outputs versus Outcomes

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

Many universities report on their progress toward sustainability goals. The reports detail a range of sustainability metrics and information, from those contained in greenhouse gas inventories to waste, water, purchasing ...

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Identifying Energy Conservation Measures. Tailoring Retro-commissioning to meet your needs.

  • New York University (NY)

Retro-commissioning (RCx) has been identified as a definitive way to determine Energy Conservation Measures at an often less than one year payback. This briefing will discuss lessons learned and best ...

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Beyond Paper and Plastic: A New National Trend in Textile Recycling on College Campuses

  • West Virginia University (WV)

On average, Americans dispose about 68 pounds of clothing per person per year. Annually, this represents 4% of solid waste generated in the United States and trending upward. Today, new ...

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Paper Steps on Campus - 9 Steps to Protecting the Climate and Reducing Waste through Campus Paper Policies

  • Environmental Paper Network (ID)

Paper is changing the climate. Paper's impact is one of our planet's most significant environmental challenges. The industry uses vast amounts of fossil fuels and chemicals, prevents forests ...

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Net-Zero Study on a Community College

  • University of Dayton (OH)

During the 1960's and early 1970's, on average, of one community colleges was opened every week (Breneman & Nelson). Therefore, colleges in the same regions are likely to ...

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How can a college or university integrate sustainable and environmental friendly practices into their dining service program?

  • Marist College (NY)

As the movement for sustainable and healthy foods spreads across the United States and throughout the world, our campus food service operations are directly impacted. This program provides inspiration and ...

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Water Management Planning at Universities

  • Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)

As bulk consumers of water, universities can have a significant impact on their community's water resources. One particular public university in Virginia consumes over one million gallons of potable ...

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Enforced Dependency in Globalized Political Economy

  • Prescott College (AZ)

This presentation examines mutually- and self-reinforcing systems of concentrated political and economic power of neoliberal globalization. The presenter defines the concept of enforced dependency and then analyzes the structural and ...

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Living and Learning Sustainability: Pedagogy and Praxis in Sustainability Education

  • Prescott College (AZ)

The presenter offers a summary of her recent dissertation in Sustainability Education within which she develops a critical pedagogy of sustainability and promotes its application in higher education. This pedagogy ...

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Student Engagement around Sustainability through Visual Art

  • Columbia College Chicago (IL)

Students play an important roll in how the message of sustainability will addressed in the near future. As a way to engage fellow students in conversation, we want to display ...

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Graduate student workshop on sustainability across the curriculum

  • University of Florida (FL)

Based on the Ponderosa and Piedmont Projects the first Prairie Project workshop was held in the summer of 2010. This two-day workshop drew together thirty faculty members from diverse fields ...

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SOVs Are So Over: Creating a Community-Wide Rideshare Program

  • Cornell University (NY)
  • Ithaca College (NY)

Three higher education institutions led a coalition of a wide range of organizations to create a community-wide rideshare service that is intended to meet the needs of the community as ...

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Climate Action Research Teams: An Academic and Operational Partnership to Enhance Institutional Climate Action

  • Ithaca College (NY)

This presentation details an ongoing academic and operational partnership in which a select research group of students partner with an interdisciplinary and cross-functional team of faculty and operational leaders to ...

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Developing a Service Learning Course on Sustainability Focused Nonprofit Organizations

  • Dickinson College (PA)

The objective of this service learning course offered during the fall 2010 term was to generally provide students with a clearer understanding of the ways nonprofit organizations individually and collectively ...

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Engaging Students to Generate 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 integrated performance of buildings in the landscape to regenerate the campus environment with ...

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Advancing Sustainability in Student Activities

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

The National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) advances campus activities in higher education through a business and learning partnership, creating educational and business opportunities for its school and professional members ...

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Top Down, Bottom Up, Institution Wide: Coordinating & Growing Education for Sustainability Across a University

  • Victoria University (Victoria)

How does Education for Sustainability (EfS) become embedded in the courses and programs of a University? Victoria University is a multi-campus, dual sector tertiary institution based in the West of ...

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Integrating Education for Sustainability into Sport and Recreation Management

  • Victoria University (Victoria)

The baseline of successful Education for Sustainability (EfS) in Higher Education is the integration into subjects and courses learning and teaching that will provide students with the knowledge, skills and ...

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Generating Success in Conservative Environments

  • Texas A&M University (TX)

Sustainability can often be politicized along party lines; however, sustainability in its ultimate form cuts across all political spectrums. Many campuses openly embrace sustainable ideas and readily advance sustainability programs ...

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Competitive Campus Greening Funds: An evaluation of successes and challenges for an emerging sustainability strategy

  • New York University (NY)

This briefing will share the major findings of a nation-wide survey of campus greening grant programs in the United States. A selection of thirteen established university programs that provide grants ...

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Research on Energy Savings Opportunities in University Libraries

  • Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)

While HVAC equipment shutdowns have long been recognized as a strategic option for achieving energy savings, the particular requirements of preservation environments for university library collections make such strategies difficult ...

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Mapping Sustainability: Visual Representation of Campus Sustainable Features

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

Initiatives to improve the sustainability of campus operations can vary widely in type, scope, and level of recognition among users. This diversity of sustainable features makes it difficult to access ...

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Sustainability Challenges and Solutions at CU-Boulder: Inception to Implementation

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)

Implementing sustainability initiatives in large universities is a challenge. Taking an idea from the brainstorming period, through the many different departments, to implementing the projects, to finally measuring the effectiveness ...

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Teaching Ecological Citizenship within the Sustainability Curriculum

  • Ohio University (OH)

Implicit in the discourse on sustainability is the need for ecological citizenship. Universities engaged in broad sustainability initiatives are well positioned to foster ecological citizenship norms through example and experiential ...

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Place-Based Sustainability Literacy: Using the Kanawha Model to Advance a University-wide Dialogue

  • Ohio University (OH)

As universities implement comprehensive sustainability plans and work to build institutional cultures of sustainability a major challenge is developing a collective understanding of sustainability throughout the university community. Sustainability literacy ...

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Planning Campus Climate Action in a Service Learning Course

  • Dickinson College (PA)

In spring semester 2011, students in the Sustainability Practicum course offered at our college were charged by our President's Commission on Environmental Sustainability with reviewing the college's climate ...

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Semester Immersion in Climate Change Science, Ecological History and Human Dimensions

  • Dickinson College (PA)

We are team teaching an interdisciplinary program in fall 2011 in which a dozen students and three faculty members will immerse themselves in explorations of the science, human and ecological ...

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Using community-based social marketing to increase the visibility and usage of new ridesharing program

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

Our campus climate action plan identifies reducing single-occupancy vehicle (SOV) commuting as the largest opportunity for decreasing GHG emissions through behavior change. A team of graduate students designed, implemented, and ...

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Three bicycle programs that meet transportation, financial and Climate Action Plan goals.

  • Portland State University (OR)

University support for bicycle riding can come in many forms, all of which can decrease demand for car parking facilities, offer an inexpensive and healthy transportation alternative for students and ...

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Development and Implementation of the Calvin Energy Recovery Fund

  • Calvin University (MI)

Typically, the first and least expensive recommended step in addressing climate change and peak energy concerns at an institutional level is improved energy efficiency. Yet, few organizations move forward with ...

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The Library as a Partner in Creating Curriculum for Sustainability

  • University of Florida (FL)

Libraries play a central role in institutions of higher education and are dependent upon the educational objectives of these institutions. With the increasing focus on teaching sustainability across the curriculum ...

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Degrees Cooler - a behaviour change programme that resulted in institution-wide sustainability

  • National Union of Students

The National Union of Students UK (NUS) was selected as part of the UK Government's Third Sector Strategy to promote greener living across England. Our two-year flagship programme, called ...

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Partnership and Collaboration: Establishing a farmers market program on a university campus

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The campus farmers market is in its second year. Success has been largely due to cross-departmental cooperation as well as partnerships with third-party market association vendors and University dining services ...

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Current Drivers and Barriers for the Implementation of Sustainability in Germanys Higher Education System

  • University of Vechta

Sustainability was meant to be implemented into all levels of the educational system in Germany within the UN-Decade 'Education for Sustainable Development', driven by the governmental level with research programs ...

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Laboratory for a Sustainable Energy Course

  • Eastern Connecticut State University (CT)

At our university all students are required to complete a general education science lecture course, a science and society lecture course, and a laboratory course that accompanies one of these ...

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UCSB's Student Services Renewable Energy Initiative and the Net Zero Project

  • University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)

The Student Services Renewable Energy Initiative is a major component of our University's Division of Student Affairs' goal to achieve Zero Net Energy and LEED EB Gold Status for ...

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Group Projects for a Sustainability Symposium

  • Eastern Connecticut State University (CT)

Since we have 240 students enrolled in sections of the introductory sustainable energy course and 40 sustainable energy studies majors in upper division courses, we put on a Sustainability Symposium ...

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Assessment of Competency-based Sustainability Learning to Foster Systems Thinking and Critical Thinking

  • Michigan State University (MI)

A land-grant university launched a competency-based undergraduate sustainability program in fall 2010. The approach reflects an emphasis on fostering the learning paradigm that links the domains of learner, assessment, knowledge ...

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A Focus on the Near-term: Analysis and Prioritization of Actionable Carbon Reduction Strategies

  • Carleton College (MN)

XYZ College's Climate Action Plan was the product of an enthusiastic committee effort involving students, faculty and staff. The CAP goal was to prioritize actions for the near-term that ...

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STARS: Challenges and Opportunities for Implementation

  • American University (DC)

The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System (STARS) is rapidly becoming the leading sustainability reporting tool for higher education. This research presents an analysis of STARS' strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities ...

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The Power and the Art of Weaving Sustainability into New Employee Orientation

  • University of Louisville (KY)

Many of us are passionate about campus sustainability because we understand that important lessons are learned not only in classrooms, but in everyday surroundings and the broader campus culture. Students ...

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Sustainability beyond the campus with service-learning: Case study with village street trees

  • Colgate University (NY)

The Environmental Studies Program at our university is emphasizing community-based service and research in a recently-revised curriculum. A required service-learning course connects students with the sustainability mission of our institution ...

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Think Outside The Car! - Surveying Commuter Choices

  • University of Louisville (KY)

As a large urban institution with three distinct campuses, the University of Louisville has historically been a commuter school in a city built almost exclusively for cars. With about 9 ...

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A Framework for Integrating Sustainability Education, Research, Engagement, and Operations through Experiential Learning

  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)
  • CHA (NY)

This paper summarizes the University of Illinois' four-step strategy for experiential learning, integrating research, education, engagement, and operations. As a first step in this strategy, a task force created a ...

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