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goBEYOND: Student-led Initiatives to Bring Campuses Beyond Climate Neutral

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

How can we do more to solve the problems of climate change than we do to cause them? This is the question that inspired a small group of students to ...

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Student Sustainability Education Programs - Where do we go from here?

  • Barnard College (NY)
  • Brandeis University (MA)
  • Elon University (NC)
  • Ithaca College (NY)
  • University of Vermont (VT)

With now over 50 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 Students and Communities through Climate Change Support Internships

  • Strategic Energy Innovations (CA)

Local governments are increasingly compelled to take action on climate change, but are extremely challenged to respond as a result of limited resources, staff capacity and technical knowledge. In the ...

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Engaging Students: Creating a Sustainability Internship Program

  • Oregon Institute of Technology (OR)

Most campuses engaged in sustainability efforts have ambitious goals yet lack the resources and personnel to reach these goals. Students can help with sustainability activities by participating in a carefully ...

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Global Green in the 21st Century: Macalester College, Student Networks, and LEED Platinum

  • Macalester College (MN)
  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)
  • Bruner/Cott Architects (MA)

This panel presents different sustainability initiatives that build on the institution's academic mission with a special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society. The College's Sustainability Manager ...

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Engaging Students in Measuring Sustainability: Aligning STARS with People, Planet, Purpose

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)
  • University of Colorado Colorado Springs (CO)

The role of higher education is to provide education and research as well as leadership by example. With regard to such an important issue as sustainability, it is vital that ...

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Sustainability, Actions & Economics: Student Engagement-Green Roof Project

  • Cleveland State University (OH)
  • FirstMetrix Corporation (OH)

The University combined design standards with its commitment to sustainability at Cleveland State University's LEED certified Recreation Center. The Center was initially designed with a rooftop garden; however, the ...

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Best Practices for Green Student Organizations

  • Presidio Graduate School (CA)
  • Princeton Energy Systems (PA)

This lecture will promote best practices for environmental student organizations. It will highlight how students can market themselves sustainably, convince decision makers, effectively network, and cultivate their own leadership to ...

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Lunch Ladies and LEED: Dining Facilities in Sustainable Design - A Case Study of Fort Lewis College's Student Union Center

  • Fort Lewis College (CO)
  • Ricca Newmark Design

Dining facilities demand excessive energy, are water intensive and produce much waste, complicating design, construction and operational program requirements when creating a sustainable building. At Fort Lewis College in Durango ...

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Climate Action Planning and Student Engagement

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

Sustainability and Climate Action efforts SUNY ESF first engaged students in a formal way in 2000. Students developed ESF's first assessment of the energy required to educate and undergraduate ...

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Student Sustainability Fees: What Do We Do When They Pass?

  • Western Michigan University (MI)

In our March 2010 student government elections, after a wide-reaching and creative campaign, Western Michigan University (WMU) students voted to support a fee to finance campus sustainability initiatives. In April ...

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Campus Success through Collaboration and Student Engagement

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

Building student support for university sustainability programs is the fundamental element that will catalyze the necessary culture change to create an aware and engaged society and the resulting long-term programmatic ...

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AMS Climate Studies: Dynamic Climate Science Exploration for College Students

  • American Meteorological Society (DC)

The American Meteorological Society has a long history of developing introductory college-level courses and has found them to be important avenues for advancing scientific literacy among the public. As a ...

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Assessing Systems Thinking Skills of Apparel and Textiles Undergraduate Students

  • Kansas State University (KS)

The UN has challenged higher education to reorient education and integrate sustainability across all disciplines. This reorientation has pedagogical implications for advancing skills and attitudes supporting sustainable development. One skill ...

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Building a catalyzing collaborative funding process: McGill's transferable lessons

  • McGill University (QC)

Funding is a consistent limit to action toward sustainability in higher education. Last year, students at McGill University took the lead on actualizing the latent potential on campus by establishing ...

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Catalyzing Student Sustainability Engagement and Leadership with Campus Living Laboratorites

  • Portland State University (OR)

Two new Student Affairs programs at Portland State University are creating systems that allow students to engage in campus sustainability through hands-on education. The Sustainability Leadership Center is a new ...

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Student Driven Campus Biodiesel

  • 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) started producing biodiesel for its fleet four years ago. The project was initiated by an undergraduate ...

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Student Engagement: Supporting and inspiring sustainability leadership on campus

  • University of Alberta (AB)

Involving students in Campus Sustainability provides a wonderful opportunity to increase project reach, raise awareness and support the development of sustainability leaders. As Universities continue to grow efforts to create ...

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Ideas to Implementation-Catalizing Student, Staff and Faculty Sustainability Efforts

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

This session will describe a decade-long award-winning initiative that partners students, faculty and students to catalyze sustainability efforts on our 60,000 person campus. Using the campus as a living ...

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Empowering students for sustainability

  • Utah State University (UT)

Three Utah State University students will be presenting on empowering students to become involved in sustainability activities both on and off campus. Special emphasis will be given to a) student ...

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Baking Sustainability Into Co-Curricular Programs

  • Warren Wilson College (NC)

Experiential, co-curricular programs can galvanize campus sustainability action and empower students to make sustainable decisions in a way classroom experiences cannot. Every campus has the opportunity to develop co-curricular programs ...

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The Student Green Fee: Lessons Learned from the First Year

  • Bowling Green State University (OH)

The number of universities with some form of "Student Green Fee" are increasing each year. Bowling Green State University joined the ranks of these institutions and just completed its first ...

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Got stuff? Chuck it for Charity: A student move out collection initiative

  • Florida State University (FL)

Each spring over 6,000 Florida State University on-campus residents move out of the residence halls, leaving behind tons of unwanted "stuff" that is usually sent directly to the landfill ...

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The Role of Organizational Structure in Sustainable Student Collaborations

  • Indiana University Bloomington (IN)

Student organizations from across Indiana University's Bloomington campus have banded together as the Student Sustainability Council to jointly represent IUB students on sustainability-related matters. Council member organizations vary widely ...

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Engaging in reuse: Design & implementation of a student swap shop

  • Meredith College (NC)

Meredith College, a small women's institution in Raleigh, North Carolina called for a campus swap shop as one of its long-term waste reduction strategies. This presentation details the planning ...

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Kick-Start Your Sustainability Program Using Student Funding and Energy!

  • North Seattle College (WA)

North Seattle Community College (NSCC) has burst on to the college sustainability scene over the last year by establishing a model for a vigorous Sustainability Program. While other programs boast ...

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Using STARS as a Co-Curricular Opportunity for Students

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

The STARS system offers an excellent opportunity to engage students in campus sustainability. By using student teams to collect, verify, and submit STARS data, higher education institutions may not only ...

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Developing student led initiatives to supplement existing University action

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

The presenters will include members of the NAU Green Fund, Campus Climate Challenge, and other environmental themed student groups, as well as student leaders from the University of Arizona. The ...

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Supporting University Sustainability through Student Fellowships

  • Pacific Lutheran University (WA)

Pacific Lutheran University supports student sustainability fellowships to promote not only specialized education, but cross campus collaboration. Student Sustainability Fellowships are intended to provide opportunities for students of any discipline ...

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"What the H*ll is Sustainability?" Introducing Sustainability to Students.

  • Portland State University (OR)

This paper discusses findings from five years of teaching an introductory class on Sustainability as a Freshman Interest Seminar. Consistently 95% of students enrolled in this class report that they ...

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Sustainability, Facebook, and Free Food: The Importance of Student-led Initiatives

  • Southern Methodist University (TX)

The first time my residents met me, I was elbow-deep in a recycling bin. Their recycling bin. It was an experience I'll never forget as an SMU E-rep. The ...

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Wear the Sun! Sixteen Texas State University Students Change Campus

  • Texas State University, San Marcos (TX)

"Wear the Sun!" Yes, wear the sun. Reduce the amount of your use of electricity, hence coal. Save the fibers in your clothes by choosing to line dry your wet ...

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Students teaching students to save energy in their homes

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)

Many students living on their own for the first time are on financial aid or work to cover living expenses; making ends meet can be tough. Yet most are not ...

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Standards of Sustainability Practice for Student Affairs Administrators

  • University of Denver (CO)

This concurrent workshop session introduces the Standards of Sustainability Practice for Student Affairs Administrators. The workshop begins with an introduction to the key concepts and definitions of sustainability and how ...

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Spotlight on Sustainability: A Student Lab Theatre

  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)

Hundreds of small theatres and classrooms across the United States, and hundreds more around the globe, rely heavily on high-wattage incandescent theatrical lighting equipment to illuminate the platform or stage ...

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Harvesting the Wind: Productive Student Engagement in Campus Sustainability

  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)

While students are generally recognized as critical to the success of campus sustainability endeavors - many student groups are prime movers, in fact - their rapid turnover and apparent distractability can be ...

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Student Agriculture at Whitman - A New Approach to Student Initiatives

  • Whitman College (WA)

A group of Whitman students with a lofty goal, a student-run organic farm to provide produce for campus dining halls, developed a novel approach to generate student and faculty support ...

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Bottom-Up Facilitation Needed For Student Sustainability Initiatives

  • California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (CA)

Student-led environmental coalition creates an ambitious agenda for 2009-10 school year complete with sustainability forums, films, Earth Week events, and local food fairs. Student clubs generally run a slate of ...

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Sustainability courses for students with busy schedules: "The Environment Today"

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

Carnegie Mellon University has instituted environmental education across its curriculum over the past five years. The latest course addition, "The Environment Today," was spearheaded by student organizations at Carnegie Mellon ...

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North American Sustainability Issues: Educating Students through Exchanges and Research

  • Daemen College (NY)

The Consortium for North American Sustainability (CNAS), a partnership among six institutions from the US, Canada and Mexico, aims to provide students with a deep understanding of how local and ...

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Geospatial sustainability: what is geospatial about sustainability, and what does it mean to students' learning of sustainability?

  • DePaul University (IL)

In this presentation I will promote the concept of geospatial sustainability with respect to sustainability curriculum. Geospatial sustainability highlights the geographic nature of sustainability with the help of digital and ...

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Food Systems Carbon Footprint Analyzed by Students and University Stakeholders

  • Elon University (NC)

The University's Sustainability Master Plan has targeted carbon neutrality across the institution by 2037. To help meet this goal, students in the Environmental Studies Senior capstone course worked with ...

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Fostering Student Leadership of Campus Sustainability Work

  • Fleming College (ON)

Our presentation will focus on our efforts to work collaboratively with our students on campus sustainability. Active student engagement in campus sustainability initiatives has been the cornerstone of our Frost ...

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Chuck it for Charity: FSU's student move out collection initiative

  • Florida State University (FL)

Each spring over 6,000 Florida State University on-campus residents move out of the residence halls, leaving behind tons of unwanted "stuff" that is usually sent directly to the landfill ...

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Advocating Sustainability: Learning from Campus, Teaching the Community

  • Furman University (SC)

The dissemination of campus-based sustainability efforts provides both general knowledge and specific updates to several audiences, on campus and beyond. This communicated information is critical for evaluating and assessing sustainability ...

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Service-Learning and Sustainability: Engaging Students in Sustainability Action

  • Georgia Southern University (GA)

Service-learning engages students in service in order to improve understanding of course concepts with hands-on learning. Campus sustainability programs often seek to engage students in sustainability action projects in order ...

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How much have students learned?: Outcomes Assessments for Sustainability Education

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

With the increasing attention on sustainability curricula, more emphasis should be placed on the assessment of what students actually learn from such curricula. AASHE's STARS has helped to focus ...

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Idea and Practice of Sustainability: A First-Year Student Experience

  • Hartwick College (NY)

Sustainability provides an interdisciplinary framework for studying the most compelling struggles of our time. In academia, sustainability offers structured and spontaneous opportunities for the curriculum to infiltrate campus operations and ...

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Sand, Clay, and Straw: Green Housing by Students for Students

  • Hartwick College (NY)

Hartwick College, a small liberal arts institution, has shown leadership in engaging students in the design and construction of natural buildings for student residences. Ten years ago, students in a ...

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Student Internships as the Driver for Campus Sustainability

  • Indiana University Bloomington (IN)

In its first six months of existence, the Indiana University Task Force on Sustainability established the Internship Program in Sustainability. Utilizing campus as a living laboratory, the program enlists undergraduate ...

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