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Tracking Campus Energy Use: Building a Database from the Ground Up

  • Skidmore College (NY)

Some college campuses use networked electricity meters, so that power consumption data can be read online. However, at the presenters' institution, the system was fraught with multiple problems: memory space ...

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Examining the 'Mental Models' of Business Undergraduates on Sustainability Issues

  • Slippery Rock University (PA)

In his now classic book The Fifth Discipline, Peter Senge describes the attributes of learning organizations and the role of dynamism and change in individual, and corresponding organizational, 'mental models ...

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Opportunities for Engagement While Conducting a GHG Inventory: Learning More Than Just Carbon Calculations

  • Slippery Rock University (PA)

In this paper we will discuss some of the unexpected lessons learned and opportunities leveraged during the GHG data gathering and analysis process. The processes of performing GHG inventories and ...

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Implementing a Sustainable Campus Master Plan

  • SmithGroup (MI)

A major state university's 2010 Campus Master Plan establishes an innovative approach to environmental stewardship that minimize the effects on natural resources by mandating sustainable design strategies for all ...

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Honey Bees: Pollinators as a Case Study in Sustainability-An Undergraduate Course

  • Southern Connecticut State University (CT)

Over 70% of the worlds flowering plants require a living organism for pollination. Many of these plants include the fruits, vegetables and grains humans consume, as well as feed for ...

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Developing a Framework for Sustainability Literacy Assessments in Higher Education

  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale (IL)

Higher educational institutions continue to expand the scope at which sustainability is addressed within the campus community. Interdisciplinary programs developed within academic institutions to address complex systematic socio-ecological problems have ...

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Connecting Campus and Community: The Nature Preserve at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (IL)

In the Fall of 2009, the new Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUe) launched a new initiative to create a space where ...

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Save the Date: A Guide to Planning Green Awareness Events

  • Southern Methodist University (TX)

Planning an event is little bit like getting a new puppy: you get really attached to it, you lose sleep at night, and sometimes, you have clean up messes. There ...

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Saving Paper with LEAF: Creating and Implementing a Green Education Program

  • Southern Methodist University (TX)

What do a cardstock placard, a one-hour discussion, and a "green certification" all have in common? They are all simple ways to transform your campus into a sustainable community. An ...

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E-Rep Program: Building a More Sustainable Campus, One Residence Hall at a Time

  • Southern Methodist University (TX)

Are you having trouble educating your students on sustainability? Studies have shown the best way to engage a student is peer to peer education. At Southern Methodist University, we use ...

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The Economic and Environmental Benefits of Campus Scale Biodiesel Production

  • Springboard Biodiesel (CA)

As the leading manufacturer of small scale biodiesel processors in a growing industry, Springboard Biodiesel has helped to install more than 6 mm gallons of annual biodiesel production capacity spread ...

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Getting to 30% Greenhouse Gas Reduction from Energy Consumed in Buildings

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

St. John's University - New York (STJ), a leader in PLaNYC 2030's "University Challenge", first private university to sign a MOU with EPA, and charter participant in AASHE STARS ...

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Campus Ecology and The Nature of College

  • St. Olaf College (MN)

To prepare for the ecological revolution of the 21st century, American college students need to know more than the traditional disciplines can teach them. They need to understand the moral ...

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Electronics, Emerging Adulthood and the Environment

  • St. Olaf College (MN)

Following up on The Nature of College, this presentation explores the connections between college students' electronic "connectedness" and their commitment to sustainability. In recent years, there's an increasingly interesting ...

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Leasing Land to Farmers to Support Sustainability

  • St. Paul's School (NH)

For land-rich institutions, leasing parcels of land to local farmers can support all facets of sustainability. Small farms gain acreage, enhancing the local food system; dining halls get direct access ...

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Cardinal Green Campaigns: Tackling Environment, Economy and Social Engagement at Stanford

  • Stanford University (CA)

Behavior-based conservation programs with attractive incentives and attainable goals yield impressive results. Stanford's Office of Sustainability has formulated an annual series of goal driven campus campaigns in a 6-pack ...

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Are Green Campuses Walking the Talk? Providing Underrepresented Students with Access to Sustainability

  • State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (NY)

Have you had a difficult time articulating why sustainability assessments such as STARS include diversity as an indicator? This presentation will offer a few explanations through a brief review of ...

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Reaccreditation at its Best - Completing a Special Focus on Sustainability in Tandem with STARS

  • State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (NY)

The State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY ESF) is currently undergoing a reaccreditation effort through the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. As part ...

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Using Planning to Integrate Sustainability across the Campus

  • Stockton University (NJ)

The submitting College, located in the Pinelands of southern New Jersey near the Atlantic shore, has had a distinct sustainability orientation since its founding in 1969. For example, the College ...

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Solar Tax Shelters: Roofs for Not For Profits

  • Stone House Group (PA)

In Summer 2011, a Central Pennsylvania College will begin construction on a roof replacement for their Sports and Recreation Center. Having reached the end of its life, the existing EPDM ...

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Overcoming Challenges in Capturing & Collecting GHG Data and Streamlining the ACUPCC Reporting Process

  • Stony Brook University (NY)

At Stony Brook University, responsible environmental stewardship is in its DNA. As an early reporting member of the ACUPCC, Stony Brook University has completed comprehensive inventories of all greenhouse gas ...

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Expanding the STARS 1.1 Technical Manual - Re-evaluating "Design" in Category 2: Operations (OP)

  • Technische Universiteit Delft

Category 2 of the STARS 1.1 Technical Manual provides a total of 100 points towards a Universities Operations (OP) and a total of 13 credits towards buildings. In general ...

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Turnkey: Creating a Green Fund

  • Texas A&M University (TX)

Student-led green funds are on the rise at institutions across the nation. There are many green fund models to study and select a best fit for creating your campus green ...

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Student Center Features New High Efficiency Central Geothermal Technology

  • Trane (TX)

In July 2010 the school broke ground on a three-story, 70,000-square-foot student center scheduled for November 2011 completion. The new building is slated to achieve Leadership in Energy and ...

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Case Study: Achieving LEED Gold with a Fully Integral Building Envelope

  • Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance

SUSTAINABLE DESIGN AND INNOVATION

Sustainable design is an inherent aspect of design excellence. Projects should express sustainable design concepts and intentions, and take advantage of innovative programming opportunities.

ENERGY FLOWS ...

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EPA Expands its Sustainable Food Management Initiatives with Higher Education Institutions

  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (DC)

The United States Environmental Protection Agency through its national sustainable food management initiative, is expanding their outreach and support programs to colleges and universities throughout the country. The Agency is ...

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Students Take the Lead for Innovative Sustainability Programs at America's most Northern University

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (AK)

The students of University of Alaska Fairbanks, in 2009 voted a $20 dollar sustainability fee, which is matched by the Chancellor and anticipated to raise $5,000,000 over its ...

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Going carbon neutral: What an experience!

  • University of Alberta (AB)

Becoming a carbon neutral campus not only demonstrates excellent progress towards sustainability but is also a phenomenal learning tool for students, faculty, staff and the greater University community. Energy management ...

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Public Empowerment & Campus Sustainability - Meaningfully engaging your campus community

  • University of Alberta (AB)

Creating space for students, staff and faculty to collaborate is a powerful means of building a sustainable campus. The Deliberation on Campus Sustainability (DoCS) was a multi-phased, 5-month project that ...

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Making the Campus Part of the Community: Sustainable Student Involvement

  • University of Arkansas (AR)

Universities provide many opportunities for students to get involved in research, clubs, and social events on campus. Administrators spend hours on end developing ways to attract students to events in ...

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Demographics and Outcomes of the Interdisciplinary Foundations of Sustainability Minor at the University of Arkansas

  • University of Arkansas (AR)

In March 2011, the University of Arkansas implemented an interdisciplinary undergraduate minor in 'Foundations of Sustainability' administered under the Provost's office. The minor requires 18 hours coursework: 2 gateway ...

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Embedding Sustainability into Institutional Governance

  • University of Calgary (AB)

In four short years the University of Calgary has evolved from implementing ad-hoc green initiatives to embedding sustainability into institutional governance and emerging as one of Canada's leaders in ...

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Making Short Work of a Tall Order: Maximizing Resources with STARS

  • University of Calgary (AB)

How nice would it be to deliver STARS with no deadlines and unlimited resources? We all know, however, each institution is faced with its own unique constraints when implementing STARS ...

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The Role of the LEED Rating System in Higher Education: Recent Trends and Status

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

This study is an update to the report, "To LEED or Not To LEED," published in August 2009, and examines the degree to which various top universities in the United ...

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Student Involvement in Campus LEED Certification Projects

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

Successfully engaging students in campus-wide LEED efforts is a challenge that many universities face. While enthusiasm is overwhelming, the inexperience,high turnover rates, and difficulties organizing students (from a staff ...

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Student-Fee Supported Campus Green Funds

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

This session will provide a background on student-fee supported campus green funds, then dive into methods for running a campus campaign, followed by examples for how to run a campus ...

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UCLA Action Research Teams: Model for Collaborative Campus Sustainability Research

  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

The UCLA Action Research Team (ART) program is part of the student-led Education for Sustainable Living Program, run on several UC campuses across California under the umbrella group the California ...

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Crisis Into Opportunity: Can sustainability programs and budget cuts be mutually supportive?

  • University of California, Office of the President (CA)

When budget cuts are a university's priority in a time of fiscal crisis, how can sustainability programs turn that crisis into an opportunity? Doing so not only is necessary ...

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UC, Santa Cruz: Sustainabilty Project Clearinghouse 1.0

  • University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)

The web-based Sustainability Project Clearinghouse 1.0 was created to track completed, ongoing, and proposed high quality sustainability projects that have been vetted by UCSC faculty and staff. The creation ...

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Building Capacity: Attracting and Retaining a Network of Sustainability Project Mentors

  • University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)

IDEASS (Impact Designs: Engineering and Sustainability through Student Service) is an upper-division university program that supports collaborative service-learning projects. IDEASS students learn not only about the technical, humanistic and societal ...

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Curriculum Design: Balancing Academic Rigor with Successful Student Project Implementation

  • University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)

Educational initiatives in sustainability often promote student activism through service-learning projects or internships. The educational merit of practical opportunities for students to apply their academic learning to contemporary challenges concerning ...

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From Presidents' Climate Commitment to the Real Food Challenge: Bringing Sustainable Food to Your Campus

  • University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)

Struggling to develop a sustainable food procurement policy at your school? Looking to engage students in sustainability measures on campus?

By uniting students across the country, the Real Food Challenge ...

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Students Recognizing Excellence in Campus Food Service: the Real Food Calculator and Awards

  • University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)

College food gets a bad rap. But there's also a lot to celebrate.

The Real Food Awards honor the people who produce, prepare, organize around, and coordinate campus food ...

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Creating and Sustaining a Campus Bike Share Program

  • University of Chicago (IL)

Bicycle share programs are an emerging trend on campuses nationwide. They have multiple benefits including building community, decreasing waste and pollution, improving landscapes, encouraging healthy living, and reducing greenhouse gas ...

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Envisioning a Sustainable Future for the Cincinnati Museum Center and its District

  • University of Cincinnati (OH)

During the Fall Quarter of 2010 fifty-five students of architecture, planning, and engineering participated in an effort led by the Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) to address sustainability issues within the ...

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Roche Health Center: The Role of Partnerships in Humanitarian Design Projects

  • University of Cincinnati (OH)

Since 2004, our local non-profit has had a mission to unite communities to promote Life, Health and Education. Most of the organization's work focuses on three remote and impoverished ...

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Partnerships for Food Systems Change

  • University of Florida (FL)

This presentation would include several examples of what we have accomplished at UF regarding food systems change at various scales and with varoious partners, and engage the audience in a ...

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Adopting the "Swamp": Creating a Sense of Ownership through a Litter Prevention and Maintenance Program

  • University of Florida (FL)

The University of Florida campus provides a beautiful collegiate atmosphere for students, staff and faculty to study and learn. Amidst the over 900 buildings housed on campus are numerous ecologically ...

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Crafting a 4-legged Stool: The Role of Adaptive Learning in Sustainability Programs

  • University of Florida (FL)

Most programs of sustainability education ground themselves upon the well-known three-legged stool, focusing on the interrelated issues of environment health, economic welfare, and social equity. We argue that this structure ...

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Evaluating the Role of a Baccalaureate Degree in Sustainability and the Built Environment

  • University of Florida (FL)

Our institution has created a new degree program entitled the Bachelor of Science in Sustainability and the Built Environment (BSSBE) first offered to students in Fall 2008. The degree was ...

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