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Advancing the Sustainability of Complex Institutions: The University of British Columbia Food System Project

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

This presentation describes a multi-stakeholder, community based action research project - the University of British Columbia Food System Project (UBCFSP). This project was initiated by the UBC's Faculty of Land ...

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Learning to Lean: How Lean Can Improve the Way You Address Sustainability Challenges on Campus

  • Cape Cod Community College (MA)
  • Haley & Aldrich, Inc. (MA)

Planning for sustainability in the face of campus complexity is a daunting challenge. How can we approach that challenge in a way that supports (and is supported by) the diverse ...

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The Institutional Demotechnic Index - A Comparison of Technological Energy Consumption at U.S. Colleges and Universities

  • University of Arkansas (AR)

The Campus Demotechnic Index (CDI) is a metric being developed to serve as a sustainability indicator for U.S. colleges and universities. The CDI is modified after the Demotechnic Index ...

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Sustainable Agriculture on a Community College Campus

  • College of DuPage (IL)

This presentation discusses work at a community college in Chicago's western suburbs, where we combine the interdisciplinary (English and Biology) academic study of food and agriculture with hands-on experience ...

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A Tale of Two Sustainability Coordinators: Two Models at One College

  • Berea College (KY)
  • Sodexo USA (MD)

Berea College hired a campus-wide Sustainability Coordinator in 2005. In response to its ongoing work with the Berea College Local Food Initiative, Sodexo hired a Sustainability Coordinator for Berea Dining ...

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LEED-EB Case Studies Implementing Sustainable Practices through Project Documentation and Certification

  • California Polytechnic State University (CA)

Documenting sustainable operations for LEED-EB Certification elicits the expertise and involvement from numerous campus departments, off-campus professional organizations and building occupants. In this presentation will share how project teams were ...

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Using GIS to Promote Sustainability

  • University of Oklahoma (OK)

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) have widespread applicability to many facets of the Sustainability world. In fact, GIS has its mid-1960's roots in the sustainability subfield of natural resources management ...

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Sustainability in the Business Curriculum

  • Goshen College (IN)

What happens when business majors complete a hands-on course helping local business become more sustainable? This year students in the Management Policy and Social Responsibility course analyzed renewable energy options ...

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Sustainability Framework at Dalhousie University

  • Dalhousie University (NS)

Dalhousie University has been involved in sustainability activities for over 20 years. Presently a comprehensive university-wide sustainability policy, framework, and/or system hasn't been adopted. Common decision-making tools such ...

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Sustainability in Higher Education: the Strategies and Implications of Campus Planning Decisions and Change Efforts

  • Antioch University, New England (NH)
  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Northwestern University (IL)

In the past year, members of AASHE have been asked to participate in a number of surveys. This presentation will offer summaries of three perspectives being studied, providing participants with ...

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A Case Study: Engaging Pomona College Students in an ACUPCC Climate Action Plan

  • Pomona College (CA)
  • Sasaki Associates, Inc. (MA)
  • CTG Energetics, Inc. (CA)

As colleges and universities embark on a comprehensive inventory of greenhouse gas emissions for the ACUPCC, they are faced with creating a process that will accurately assess the campus' energy ...

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Field Documentation and Survey of Bamboo Structures

  • University of Pittsburgh (PA)

Development of sustainable construction materials is growing, with research and construction being initiated worldwide. Structural applications of indigenous material resources such as bamboo are an integral part of sustainable development ...

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NWF's Campus Environment 2008 National Survey Findings

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)
  • National Wildlife Federation (VA)

It has been seven years since NWF Campus Ecology's last national survey, and much has changed in the landscape of campus environmental programs and practices. In early 2008, the ...

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Education for Sustainability and Designing for Significant Learning

  • Ithaca College (NY)

Sustainability education and the design of significant learning experiences share fundamental principles of course design. Our presentation describes an integrated faculty workshop that is part of the Finger Lakes Project ...

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Sustainability and Furman's New Curriculum

  • Furman University (SC)

Furman's Director of Sustainability and Environmental Education and its Provost will discuss various curricular initiatives developed by Furman University that make sustainability more integral to our learning environment. Furman ...

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Clean & Green - Green Cleaning Custodial Program

  • Delta College (MI)

Early in 2007, Delta College Facilities Management embraced the transition toward greater environmental awareness by launching EverGreen. The goal of the program is to systematically incorporate sustainable practices and decision ...

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Framing Sustainability using a Range of "Traditionally Conservative" approaches

  • Auburn University (AL)

Given the relatively short time frame needed to gather support for sustainability and pressing concerns such as climate change, rapid buy-in from many sectors of society is needed, not just ...

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Sustainable Societies

  • Environic Foundation International, Inc. (MD)

Developing Education for Sustainable Development that includes a balanced examination of social, economic and environmental issues is a challenge. The Environic Foundation International (EFI), in partnership with the United Nations ...

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Comparison of Third Party Forest Certification Systems for their Impact on University Environmental Footprints

  • University of Alberta (AB)

Forest certification systems are meant to guarantee responsible harvesting and manufacturing practices of forest products. Certified products are now common in the market place and may represent an opportunity for ...

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Identifying Barriers to Reaching Sustainability Goals: a Case Study of "Green" Paper Purchasing and Commercial Printing

  • University of Alberta (AB)

Combing conservation with the use of 'green' products reduces the environmental impact of any institutional administrative unit or department more than one or the other. To prevent greenwashing, thus providing ...

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Evaluation of Campus Commitments in DOE Humid Zones

  • University of Houston (TX)
  • National Association of Educational Procurement (MD)

Rising energy prices emphasize the need for campuses to address sustainable practices. This study evaluated colleges and universities with over 10,000 students in the Department of Energy (DOE) "Hot ...

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Carbon-Free and Nuclear-Free by 2050

  • Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (MD)

Sustainability can only come if we can bring the CO2 content of our atmosphere back within safe limits. This will require large reduction in CO2 emissions from the industrialized nations ...

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Energy Independence/ Carbon Neutral

  • Los Angeles Community College District (CA)

The Los Angeles Community College District's $2.2 billion program for new construction and modernization incorporates a plan to enhance existing non-fossil fuel self-generation resources and building new green ...

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Impacting Campus & Community Sustainablility Initiatives Through the Scholarship of Engagement

  • Florida State University (FL)

Higher education plays a pivotal role to ensure the world in which we exist is sustainable. We nurture individuals who will live their personal and professional lives based, largely, on ...

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Environmental Sustainability Cluster Course: Initiating Multidisciplinary Perspectives, Engaging Community, and Supporting Facilities Management

  • University of Missouri, Kansas City (MO)

In the spring of 2008, the first environmental sustainability course offered at the University of Missouri Kansas City was a cluster course. Cluster courses are upper level, interdisciplinary, general education ...

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Sustainable Stormwater Management at Old Dominion University: A Low Impact Approach to a Greener Campus Community

  • Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. (MA)

Located in an urban setting in Norfolk, Virginia, the 188 acre campus of Old Dominion University is nestled between the Elizabeth and Lafayette Rivers in the sensitive Chesapeake Bay watershed ...

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Restoring the Wellesley Campus Community: Landscape as Infrastructure and Learning Resource

  • Wellesley College (MA)
  • Haley & Aldrich, Inc. (MA)
  • Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. (MA)

Over the past decade, Wellesley College has executed two major projects that have addressed campus needs while providing substantial environmental benefit and educational opportunities through the living classroom of the ...

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From Here to There: Transportation Demand Strategies to support The Grounds Plan at the University of Virginia

  • Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. (MA)

The University of Virginia recently completed an update of its Grounds Plan, a plan that establishes a framework for future growth of the campus. As part of the Grounds Plan ...

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Mandating GREEN-a Regulatory Scheme for Realizing Institutional Sustainability

  • Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. (MA)

The Boston region has long been recognized as a center for higher education, a dense urban environment which is host to over 30 colleges and universities and a student population ...

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Multidisciplinary Education and Outreach: Partnerships in Sustainability

  • Kansas State University (KS)

The Urban Operations Laboratory (UOL), comprised of Kansas State University, M2 Technologies, and CABEM Technologies, performs environmental research, training, assessment, and product development. One of UOL's tasks is to ...

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Measuring Institutional Carbon "Foodprints"

  • Johns Hopkins University (MD)
  • Clean Air-Cool Planet (NH)

Amid growing concerns about climate change, colleges and universities across the country are conducting greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories in order to begin taking steps toward reducing their carbon footprint. Many ...

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Food Waste Tracking: The First Step Toward Food Waste Minimization

  • LeanPath, Inc. (OR)

Food waste minimization is a key element of any portfolio of campus dining sustainability strategies. Food waste tracking is the first step toward minimization. This presentation will feature college and ...

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Using a Class to Conduct a Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory: Lessons from Macalester College

  • Macalester College (MN)

During spring 2008, students in Macalester College's environmental studies senior seminar conducted a greenhouse gas emissions inventory of Macalester College as their class project. This project is the campus ...

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Keeping Track of Progress Towards Sustainability at UC Irvine

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)

Involving students and faculty in the process of campus greening is essential. At UC Irvine, the sustainability report written last year is being updated to reflect new developments. The UCI ...

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Campus Transportation Plans: Sustainable, Smart and Strategic

  • Martin-Alexiou-Bryson PLLC (NC)

Making campus transportation more sustainable will not only gain points on sustainability checklists, but will also contribute to an institution's other strategic goals: accommodating growth, maintaining competitiveness, saving money ...

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Piloting STARS at a Small Baccalaureate Institution

  • University of Mount Union (OH)

Mount Union College (MUC) is a private, undergraduate, church-related institution in northeastern Ohio with about 2100 students and a staff of about 400 FTE. MUC is piloting the AASHE STARS ...

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Sustainability Planning at a Public University

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

This presentation will explore some of the different challenges and opportunities for sustainability planning in large, public universitites (versus smaller, private institutions). Sustainability planning is always a very localized endeavor ...

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Higher Education Partnerships for Sustainability: Building Collaborative Networks

  • National Wildlife Federation (VA)
  • Oakland Community College (MI)
  • Michigan State University (MI)
  • Yale University (CT)
  • University of California, Office of the President (CA)

Many of the challenges campuses face in becoming more sustainable are systemic - the ability to purchase renewable energy, opportunities to finance major infrastructure upgrades, and mandatory construction and purchasing policies ...

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Teaching Sustainability Using an On-Farm Community Supported Agriculture framework

  • New Mexico State University (NM)

An organic garden operated as a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) venture at New Mexico State University (NMSU) was used as the framework for teaching sustainability concepts. The CSA model of ...

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Launching Web-Enabled, Real-Time, Energy Management Software in Campus Buildings at 4 Canadian Universities

  • University of British Columbia (BC)
  • Sustainable Campus (ON)
  • University of Toronto (ON)

As universities and colleges across Canada ramp up efforts in campus sustainability the need for mechanisms to exchange information and best practice, and build networks for dialogue specific to the ...

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Pacific University's B Street Permaculture Project

  • Pacific University (OR)

There are pressing concerns related to the global dependence on fossil fuels due to limited supplies and the expanding production of greenhouse gases. As leaders in the global community, institutions ...

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Function, Damn It! A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Teaching Sustainability

  • University of Nebraska at Omaha (NE)

In 2007, several faculty and staff members from UNO and the University of Nebraska Medical Center created and team-taught a class called "Sustainable Omaha?" The special offerings graduate and undergraduate ...

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Integrating Sustainability and Science in an Urban Infrastructure Course - Experience and Learning Outcomes

  • Tulane University (LA)

In the fall of 2007, a course was developed on sustainable infrastructure in urban environments, and the course was taught in the following spring semester. Aimed mainly at undergraduate students ...

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Campus-wide Sustainability Principles for Planning, Design, and Operations

  • East Carolina University (NC)

This presentation is a collaborative effort between Mansoura University in Egypt and East Carolina University. A post doctoral study on ECU campus sustainability principles was implemented. It has brought together ...

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Poster I - Sustainability on Campus: Higher Education and Leadership Role

  • East Carolina University (NC)

This poster is a collaborative effort between Mansoura University in Egypt and East Carolina University. It was developed as part of a post doctoral study, focused on fostering campus-wide sustainability ...

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Poster II - Sustainability on Campus: What Others Do - Short, Medium, and Long Term Plans for Green Campus Initiatives

  • East Carolina University (NC)

This poster is a collaborative effort between Mansoura University in Egypt and East Carolina University. It was developed as part of a post doctoral study, focused on fostering campus-wide sustainability ...

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Appropedia and Sustainable Development for Improved Service Learning

  • Queen's University (ON)

By labeling this the "Decade of Education for Sustainable Development" (2005-2014), the United Nations, representing the global community, has emphasized both the urgent need to promote sustainable development and the ...

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The Little Things that Administrators can do

  • University of Idaho (ID)

Greening a campus is often viewed as accomplished through high profile intitatives that are based on campus-wide changes. As a dean at two different institutions I've found that the ...

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Institutionalizing Sustainability Across Your Campus

  • Williams College (MA)

Across the nation, in many institutions, sustainability directorships are being created but the path to developing a truly sustainable campus is unclear. Without direct reporting lines to many of the ...

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Boldly Sustainable: Developing a Town-Gown Climate Action Plan in Ithaca, NY

  • Second Nature (MA)
  • Ithaca College (NY)
  • Performance Systems Development (NY)
  • Cornell University (NY)
  • Affiliated Engineers, Inc. (WI)

The success of the ACUPCC depends to a large extent on whether higher education institutions can not only move forward on their own campuses, but also build support for greenhouse ...

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