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Charting the Path to Zero Waste at a Liberal Arts University: A Student Led Model

  • Furman University (SC)

The generation and management of waste on college campuses have presented challenges to pursuing institutional sustainability. This case study looks at the use of undergraduate students in the visioning, data ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Assessing Effectiveness of Sending Students to AASHE Conference

  • The Ohio State University (OH)

Having brought several students to AASHE over the years, Ohio State's Office of Student Life was challenged to determine if spending 'all that money' has been 'worth it.' How ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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From "me" to "we" in the Academic World Towards Sustainability: Path and Purpose

  • Stevens Institute of Technology (NJ)

My passion to create a shift in society will hopefully show you how to switch from "me" to "we" and build a Sustainable World. Two years ago, I discovered my ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Helping Students Lead on Solar: Collaborations to Advance Renewable Energy on Campus

  • University of Minnesota, Duluth (MN)

Despite having some of the lowest-priced electricity in the nation, our students forged ahead to identify opportunities for solar energy and the ways it will fit into the energy future ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Importance of Student-led Efforts in Initiating Sustainability Programs in a Location With Predominantly Conservative Values

  • Tarleton State University (TX)

Tarleton State University provides an interesting dichotomy It is located in a small town in rural Texas where sustainability has neither been promoted nor required. For years, faculty were stymied ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Cultural Competencies: Developing a sustainable professional development model for a student services office

  • Kent State University (OH)

This poster session describes the development of a multi-year professional development plan focused on increasing the cultural competencies of staff members in the Vacca Office of Student Services (VOSS), in ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Student wellbeing : handbook and practical tools to help French campuses

  • Graines de Changement

In 2012, the network Campus Responsables concluded a partnership to display interactive plays within campuses regarding studend alcohol consumption. In 2013, the network published a practical guide about stutent wellbeing ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Do You See Our STARS Now? Making an Institution's STARS Report More Visible and Relevant To Community Via Student Infographics

  • Maryville College (TN)

One of the most transparent ways an institution can share their holistic sustainability story is through STARS. However, outside the sustainability community, STARS is one of the least commonly reviewed ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Exploring Student Leaders for Sustainable Development: Components and Personal Practices

  • Baylor University (TX)

Presentation that shares research study structure, methodology, findings, and recommendations for future research regarding the cultivating of student leadership capabilities through personal practices focused on sustainability education. The purpose of ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Capitalizing on Faculty-Administration Collaborations to Build Sustainable Campus Communities

  • Hobart and William Smith Colleges (NY)

This session will provide insight into the collaboration between administration and faculty on the creation and assessment of a sustainability-themed learning community for first-year students at a liberal arts college ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Student Internships Mobilizing From Coal to Carbon Neutrality Efforts

  • Oberlin College (OH)

Carbon neutrality efforts require high level planning and coordination; meanwhile, sustainability offices often have few staff and full plates. This case study highlights efforts of two Oberlin College students who ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Virginia Power Dialog: Lessons Learned and What's Next in the Commonwealth

  • University of Richmond (VA)
  • Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)

Motivated by the historic international climate agreement reached in Paris in December 2015 and by the adoption of the Clean Power Plan, The Virginia Power Dialog engaged college and university ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Quadrupling Student Employment Without Increased Supervision--Too Good to be True?

  • Beloit College (WI)

As the Sustainability Coordinator at Beloit College, a liberal arts college of 1300 undergraduates, I have historically hired 2-3 students each year due to limited supervision bandwidth, despite greater student ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Student Leadership & Sustainability Results

  • Agnes Scott College (GA)

At Agnes Scott College, students are at the heart of all sustainability initiatives, whether it is waste diversion or the installation of solar arrays. The Center for Sustainability has a ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Funding Campus Sustainability with Student Green Fee Grants: Campus Collaborations are Greater than the Sum of their Parts

  • Georgia Southern University (GA)

Georgia Southern University's Center for Sustainability is partly funded by a $10 student fee, proposed by students. The fees finance a grant program that has funded >$650,000 ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Achieving the Impossible: How the Millennial Generation is Winning a Just & Sustainable Future in the Age of Climate Change

  • Elected Officials to Protect America (SC)

Outspoken advocate and internationally-recognized former elected official Dominic Frongillo will share his perspective as the youngest-ever councilmember in Caroline, NY, and delegate to UN climate talks on how young people ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Sustainability Internships Webinar

  • Connecticut College (CT)
  • Edmonds Community College (WA)
  • Texas A&M University (TX)
  • Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium (HEASC) (PA)

Want to learn about best practices in sustainability internships? Need resources and guidelines for managing internship programs? Interested in finding out what others are doing delivering internship experiences? This webinar ...

  • Posted Nov. 7, 2016
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Assessment matters: What are students learning about sustainability?

  • Columbia University (NY)
  • New York University (NY)

This article provides a model to integrate sustainability efforts, student learning, and assessment into one coherent process.


Potential of Carpooling among Unfamiliar Users: Case of Undergraduate Students at Istanbul Technical University

This paper analyzes the passenger-carpooling potential among undergraduate students using a model for estimating choice based on combined revealed and stated preference data. The data are obtained from a survey ...

  • Posted Oct. 26, 2016
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Well-Being and Higher Education: A Strategy for Change and the Realization of Education's Greater Purposes

  • Association of American Colleges and Universities (DC)

The newest release from Bringing Theory to Practice, Well-Being and Higher Education, explores the multiple connections of well-being to higher education and why those connections matter—for the individual lives ...


College Students’ Perceptions of Sustainability: A Regional Survey

  • Georgia Southern University (GA)
  • Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) (IN)
  • Old Dominion University (VA)

Understanding college students’ perception of sustainability is paramount as today’s students will soon be driving our economy and taking on the responsibility of maintaining a sustainable society. This study ...


VA-NC Alliance Summer Research Program

  • University of Virginia (VA)

The VA-NC Alliance summer research program's goal is to increase the quantity and quality of underrepresented minority students who pursue degrees and careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics ...

  • Posted Sept. 14, 2016
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Boreas Leadership Program - University of Minnesota

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

Boreas offers University of Minnesota graduate and professional students and post-doctoral fellows free co-curricular leadership development opportunities that build on the strengths of graduate education to create effective change agents ...

  • Posted Sept. 13, 2016
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Green Buildings at CSU, Sacramento

  • California State University, Sacramento (CA)

Students walking in front of the campus Academic Information Resource building.

The American River Courtyard Student Housing building at Sacramento State is a LEED Gold certified building, featuring an automatic ...

  • Posted Sept. 12, 2016
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Sustainability 2020

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

Ten years ago, students in an honors seminar investigated ways to reduce Green Mountain College’s ecological footprint. The class identified the biggest source of carbon emissions–the college’s ...

  • Posted Sept. 12, 2016
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Integrating sustainability across the university curriculum

  • University of Pennsylvania (PA)

Purpose

Colleges and universities increasingly have the mandate and motivation to integrate sustainability into their curricula. The purpose of this paper is to share the strategy used at the University ...

  • Posted Sept. 12, 2016
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Student at event recycling station

  • Babson College (MA)

Student at zero waste station at Babson College's From Day One Fest event


Nursing students’ attitudes towards sustainability and health care

  • University of Plymouth (Devon)

Aim

To evaluate attitudes towards embedding sustainability and climate change in nursing curricula among nursing students, some of whom had participated in a sustainability and health skills session, and determine ...

  • Posted Aug. 24, 2016
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Making Sustainable Behaviors the Norm at the University of Minnesota Duluth

  • University of Minnesota, Duluth (MN)

Interviews with undergraduate students were conducted as part of a follow-up to a survey soliciting information about student engagement in sustainability at a small upper Great Lakes public university. The ...

  • Posted Aug. 24, 2016
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Commitment to the environment and student support for “green” campus initiatives

  • Haverford College (PA)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
  • Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)

Past research has demonstrated that commitment to the environment strongly predicts global pro-environmental intentions. This research is the first to examine whether the commitment to the environment model predicts college ...

  • Posted Aug. 19, 2016
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Raising Student Voices: Student Action for University Community Investment

  • University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (TX)
  • University of San Francisco (CA)
  • Wesleyan University (CT)
  • Case Western Reserve University (OH)
  • Loyola University New Orleans (LA)
  • Fordham University (NY)
  • Duke University (NC)
  • American University (DC)
  • University of Chicago (IL)
  • University of Pennsylvania (PA)
  • Responsible Endowments Coalition (PA)

This report from The Democracy Collaborative and the Responsible Endowments Coalition seeks to connect struggling communities to local institutional wealth through engaging student activism. The report profiles three administration-led initiatives ...


Message in a bottle: what shapes university students’ understanding of sustainability?

Our research question concerned how life stories shape university students’ understanding of the sustainable use of natural resources. We searched for an answer for this question by listening to the ...

  • Posted July 25, 2016
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An integrated leadership model for leading education for sustainability in higher education and the vital role of students as change agents

  • University of Plymouth (Devon)

This paper explores the leadership of education for sustainability (EfS) in higher education, focusing specifically on the key role students can play as internal catalysts for change. It presents a ...

  • Posted July 21, 2016
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Environmental Navigation Network: Developing a Peer Mentor Program in the Environmental Program at the University of Vermont

  • University of Vermont (VT)

The acknowledgement of complex environmental problems and society’s work to address them during the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, inspired higher education to respond by developing a ...


University Students as Change agents? A Comparative Study of the Role of Students in Higher Education for Sustainable Development in Germany and Sweden

  • Uppsala University

To readjust the direction of social development and to enable sustainable learning for students at all levels, international policy emphasises the necessity to transform education systems based on a whole ...

  • Posted June 23, 2016
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Atlanta People's Climate March and Climate Summits

  • Georgia State University (GA)

Sustainable Energy Tribe (SET), the largest student environmental group on Georgia State University's campus, worked to make climate change and environmental justice major themes for the year. These efforts ...

  • Posted June 16, 2016
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Students and Sustainability: Mechanism for making Green Leaders

  • Ball State University (IN)

Introduction: Lead primarily by student initiative, a sustainability program has evolved into a new program whose mechanics are meant to make action, foster sustainable leaders, and educate a sustainable culture ...

  • Posted June 11, 2016
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Students for Sustainability

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

The University of Arizona’s Students for Sustainability program empowers students, builds leaders, and pursues institutionalized sustainability. The program embodies the University’s 100% student engagement model through its organizational ...

  • Posted June 11, 2016
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Eagles, Education, and Engagement through Green Technology

  • Alfred State College (NY)

Alfred State College (ASC) School of Applied Technology and the United States National Arboretum (USNA) have collaborated for over eight years in an innovative partnership that has generated significant measurable ...

  • Posted June 10, 2016
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Empowering Students, Sustaining the University: The Southwestern Environmental Studies Capstone Experience

  • Southwestern University (TX)

Southwestern University’s Environmental Studies department has created a unique curricular program for their capstone students that allows them to identify aspects of the university where the social, economic, and ...

  • Posted June 10, 2016
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First Student Sustainability Symposium

  • Stevens Institute of Technology (NJ)
  • New Jersey Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability (NJ)

Innovation of Sustainable Communities was a unique symposium organized by students who are passionate about sustainability. Anyone who shares the same passion with them, was welcome to attend! The symposium ...

  • Posted June 10, 2016
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Composting for a Greener Campus: the Texas State University Bobcat Blend program

  • Texas State University, San Marcos (TX)

Bobcat Blend is a faculty managed, student-run and grant-supported research and teaching-oriented waste management campus composting program at Texas State University. The goals of the organization are to teach students ...

  • Posted June 10, 2016
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Carbon footprint analysis of student behavior for a sustainable university campus in China

  • Drexel University (PA)

Sustainable urban design, systems-level organizational planning, and human behavior have all been recognized for their potentially important roles in helping to reduce energy costs and associated environmental impacts, including greenhouse ...

  • Posted June 10, 2016
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Institutional Framework for Student-Led Sustainability Initiatives

  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln (NE)

The Environmental Sustainability Committee (ESC) is a self-sustaining committee within the Association for Students of the University of Nebraska (ASUN), otherwise known as UNL’s Student Government. The framework of ...

  • Posted June 10, 2016
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The Virginia Tech Green RFP Program

  • Virginia Tech (VA)

Student engagement is an important factor in advancing sustainability at Virginia Tech. The University created the “Request for Proposal for Sustainability Initiatives from Student Organizations Program (Green RFP Program)” to ...


CPS Café – Sustainable Food Service Operation

  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (WI)

The CPS Café is an eatery operated mainly by students across campus and is a unique food service business open to the public. It is a program within the College ...


Worcester Polytechnic Institute Bike Share Program

  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute (MA)

In 2014 a student group researched transportation alternatives on campus and recommended a community bike share program. In 2015, another student group further developed the bike share option by conducting ...


Social Impact Solar

  • California State University, East Bay (CA)

Poverty, inequality, and environmental sustainability are the biggest issues facing humanity today. Located in the richest state in the nation, with the nation’s most aggressive renewable energy programs, Cal ...


Student participation in the co-creation of knowledge and social experiments for advancing sustainability: experiences from the University of Tokyo

  • Clark University (MA)
  • University of Tokyo
  • University College London (London)

Universities around the world are increasingly engaging in multi-stakeholder collaborations for the co-creation of knowledge, tools and experiments with social and technical systems for advancing societal sustainability. With much of ...


University of Minnesota, Morris student leads implementation of the Student Engagement Leadership Forum on Sustainability (SELFsustain) across the University of Minnesota-system

  • University of Minnesota, Crookston (MN)
  • University of Minnesota, Duluth (MN)
  • University of Minnesota, Morris (MN)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
  • University of Minnesota, Rochester (MN)

The University of Minnesota (U of M) is leading the way in cultivating student-driven sustainability leadership across Minnesota -- from the prairies to Lake Superior. For five years, U of M ...